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Temporary foreign worker couple pleads to remain in Canada

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Published on January 02, 2015 with No Comments

A Filipino couple, in Canada as temporary foreign workers, is pleading with the government to let them stay in the country and the two are blaming their immigration consultant for mistakes which led to their residency applications being rejected.

Vanessa Tamodong and Honorato Peralta have been in B.C. for more than five years as temporary foreign workers, got married in Canada and have a a child, Jordan, who was born in Canada.  

The couple  have worked at several Burger King franchises in the Lower Mainland and Victoria. When they had worked long enough to qualify for permanent residency, they say they paid an immigration consultant around $3,000 to handle the paperwork. 

But they allege that  the consultant listed the wrong Burger King location and their application was denied. “He made the application here in Vancouver even though he saw my husband was working in Victoria,” Tamadong told a leading daily in B.C.

The pair is now out of work and is expected to be sent back to the Philippines as they have no status in Canada. “We’ve been out of work for three months and have been surviving just through the kindness of other people,” Tamodong said.If the couple went back to the Philippines, it would be challenging for them to return to Canada, Peralta said. 



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