By Candice So June 9, 2012 6:02 PM
EDMONTON — When Frances Bustamante applied to immigrate to Canada from the Philippines six years ago, she wanted to live in Edmonton to be near her sister and start a better life.
This April, she was devastated to learn the Canadian government might return her application, leaving her in a no man’s land of paperwork, phone calls and unanswered questions.
“I really got frustrated, I was so excited,” Bustamante says. “I’ve lived here all my life and for the past five years, I’ve been waiting.”
In her bid to move to Canada, Bustamante applied under the federal skilled-worker category because she now works as a repair technician for a conductor company in the Philippines. Bustamante hopes to give her nine-month-old daughter, Anya, a new life.read more