Embassy Personnel Attend CELPIP Seminar
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16 June 2021 – Ambassador Rodolfo D. Robles welcomes participants to the two-day virtual seminar on the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) test on 14 and 15 June 2021. The virtual seminar was hosted by the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa, with assistance from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Toronto, and conducted by Paragon Testing Enterprises. The webinar provided attendees with knowledge of the CELPIP tests as well as useful tips/resources for teaching test preparation and insight into the tests that prospective Filipino migrants to Canada need to take.
The virtual seminar forms part of the Embassy’s Plan of Action to implement its Credentials Recognition in Canada Project meant to facilitate the recognition of academic credentials and work experiences of Filipino migrants to Canada.
RFP-2-2021 Purchase or Lease of a new gas boiler
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Philippine Flag Raised in Canada’s Capital
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Ambassador Rodolfo D. Robles led officials from the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa in raising the Philippine national flag at Ottawa City Hall on Monday morning, 14 June. Joining Ambassador Robles were federal Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino and Global Affairs Canada Director General Peter Lundy.
Ambassador Rodolfo D. Robles delivers his remarks after the raising of the Philippine flag at Ottawa City Hall (top photo). Federal Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino (3rd from left) and Global Affairs Canada Director General Peter Lundy (2nd from right) join Ambassador Robles and embassy officials.
In his remarks, Ambassador Robles paid tribute to the sacrifices of Filipinos on the frontline of Canada’s health and service sectors. He welcomed the celebration of Filipino Heritage Month across Canada for the third time since Motion 155 authored by Scarborough Centre Member of Parliament Salma Zahid was unanimously adopted by the federal House of Commons last October, 2018. He then expressed the hope that the flying of the Philippine flag in the capital city of Canada will remind the almost one million Filipinos across the country of the struggle and sacrifices borne by their Filipino forebears in winning independence for the Philippines from colonial rule.
Canadian Parliamentary Friendship Group Celebrates Philippine National Day
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Ambassador Rodolfo D. Robles spoke during the special meeting on 12 June 2012 of the Canada-Philippines Interparliamentary Friendship Group, chaired by MP Kevin Lamoureux, to commemorate the 123rd anniversary of the declaration of Philippine independence.
Ambassador Rodolfo D. Robles joined a special meeting of the Canada-Philippines Interparliamentary Friendship Group convened on 12 June 2021 to commemorate the 123rd anniversary of the declaration of Philippine independence.
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