Why people immigrate?
Immigration is when an individual or a family move to a foreign country to live permanently.
People immigrate for many different reasons. These reasons can be classified as economic, social, political, and environmental.
Better Career Opportunities
Better opportunities abroad are some one of the main reasons why most immigrants plan to pursue immigration. It inspires career-driven people to step up their game and perform beyond their best.
Due to the worldwide acknowledgment Filipino’s good work ethics, skills, talents, and outstanding capabilities worldwide, most employers in some countries prioritize Filipinos’ application.
Higher Salary and Benefits
Comes with great opportunities abroad are great salary package and benefits which immigrants receive in return for their hard work and contribution to the host country. These are the “Sough-after” and could be some of the main factors on deciding whether the decision to immigrate is worth it or not.
High Unemployment Rate in our own Country
Lack of job vacancies and low salary rates motivates not just Filipinos but most people to work abroad where there are more and better opportunities waiting for them. For countries that have high unemployment rate, working in a foreign country with a lot of job opportunities with better salary and benefits is such a dream.
Opportunity to Travel Abroad
Working abroad presents an opportunity to travel – understand the new culture, learn new languages, and experience new environment the host country offers.
Support Family Needs
People’s inspiration mostly centers heavily on their families. Their sacrifices and staying power to keep on going through difficult times are all motivated to keep their families safe and well-taken care of.
The immigration trend proves that most people who do so, due to better opportunities and benefits offered abroad, succeeds in making a better quality of life for their families. Therefore, it serves as a motivation for other people who wish for a better pay check to pursue working abroad and if possible, immigrating, in order to achieve the level of comfort they dream to live in.
In order to keep the bond close within a family, Filipinos and other nationalities who lived abroad tend to their families who still reside in their home country to immigrate with them. This has been the case for many immigrants who dream to be reunited with their loved ones.
Comparing Overseas Filipino Work with Permanent Residency Status
The Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) is today’s modern hero. Yet, there are some challenges to being an OFW that some might find unacceptable. We would like to show why Permanent Residency is the best alternative.
Overseas Filipino Work
PERIOD OF STAY
No work contract required. Shift from Immigrant to Permanent Resident to Citizen.
Stay is dependent on the period of the work contract.
(for selection of in-demand jobs)
Generally higher than OFW salaries.
Depends on the country of deploymeny.
An immigrant can bring the family through family sponsorship. The whole family lives together.
OFW salaries can hardly support bringing the family at the place of deployment. The family stays apart for extended periods.
Immigrants/ PR enjoy the same social benefits and programs as citizens, who enjoy cradle to senior year benefits.
The Middle East has limited benefits for OFW professionals but not all countries of deployment do.
Australia, Canada no, and USA t have one of the best educational systems in the world but offers free public education for citizens and permanent residents from kindergarten to completion of secondary education, aged 18.
OFWs are forced to leave their children behind as the cost of overseas education will eat into their income.
QUALITY OF LIFE
USA, Canada, and Australia are ranked highly in the global Quality of Life study, which looks at economic stability, good job market, world-class education & healthcare systems.
Most countries of deployment fall far short of other countries’ top-ranking for Quality of Life.
If you would like to know more about how you can be a permanent resident to the USA, Canada, Australia, or other countries, do contact us. We will give you a FREE assessment on how to best meet your dream of a better life abroad.