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Filipina Hailed a Hero in Toronto

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Juana Tejada sought an exemption to taking a second medical test as a pre-requisite to becoming a permanent resident here in Canada and was recently vindicated for her passionate advocacy of the so-called “Juan Tejada” law which the federal government of Canada recently made changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) by removing a second medical test for caregivers to qualify as permanent residents. Another change states that caregivers need 3,900 work hours to qualify as a permanent resident as opposed to the old law of two years of work within the span of 36 months.

Tejada failed the second medical exam for caregivers when she was diagnosed with cancer, a condition she developed while working as a caregiver.

The province of Ontario previously passed a law with some features that favor the Filipino community:

  • Recruiters are prohibited from charging fees to caregivers
  • Prohibiting confiscation of caregiver’s personal documents like work permit and passports
  • Many others…

Read more at Balita-Filipino Canadia Community Newspaper

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

December 18, 2009 at 9:24 am

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