In this blog, we share an exciting story of Ferdinand Fernandes, a 53-year-old professional from the Philippines, who, with the help of Admission Hub, got successfully approved for his spousal work permit.

A Late Start to a New Beginning

Ferdinand, at 53, is close to the age limit for applying for an open spousal work permit in Canada. Despite this, his family’s determination led them to take the plunge. His wife, the primary applicant, spearheaded their journey by applying through Admission Hub. The decision was spontaneous, as Ferdinand recalls, “My wife applied for Canada, and I wasn’t aware until she told me to help pack up.”

Navigating the Application Process

The application process wasn’t without its hurdles. From remote locations making photo requirements difficult to expensive trips for biometrics in Jakarta, the journey was challenging. Ferdinand shared, “The place I am working now is remote. There’s no proper photograph services, and traveling to Jakarta for biometrics was costly.”

Despite these obstacles, Ferdinand’s confidence in Admission Hub’s process never wavered. He expressed gratitude for their consistent support, particularly highlighting the coordinator’s efforts in ensuring all documentation was correctly submitted and followed up on.

Overcoming Age Concerns

Ferdinand was initially concerned about the age restrictions for working in Canada. However, he found reassurance in knowing that many people older than him are successfully working in Canada. He said, “Although I might work in a lower position than I am used to, it’s fine as long as it gets us to Canada.”

The Motivation Behind the Move

Family was a significant motivator for Ferdinand. With his wife and children already in Canada, he felt it was essential to join them. He also believed in the opportunities Canada could offer despite the challenges of transitioning at an older age. “We try our luck in Canada,” he remarked optimistically, underscoring his belief that perseverance would eventually lead to success.

Trusting Admission Hub

Ferdinand’s trust in Admission Hub stemmed from their consistent communication and dedication to ensuring the application’s success. Despite trying other agents, it was Admission Hub’s responsiveness and thoroughness that stood out. “The Admission Hub was very consistent in responding and following up about the documents,” Ferdinand noted.

Looking Forward

Now approved for his work permit, Ferdinand plans to move to Canada at the end of June after completing his current project. He is excited about this new chapter and grateful for Admission Hub’s role in making it possible.


Ferdinand Fernandes’ story is a testament to the power of determination and the support of reliable partners like Admission Hub. If you’re considering applying for an open spousal work permit or a study permit in Canada, reach out to our advisors through the link in the description. We look forward to helping you on your journey to Canada.

How Canada Admission Hub Can Help

Applying for your study permit from within Canada is not just convenient but also comes with benefits that can make your journey smoother and more enjoyable. If you’re in Canada and planning to start or continue your studies, consider this path for a potentially faster and more supported experience.

At Admission Hub, we specialize in assisting international students in transitioning from a visitor visa to a study permit. With a proven track record of helping thousands of students successfully obtain their study permits, we’re well-equipped to guide you through each step of the process. Schedule a consultation with us today and take the first step towards achieving your educational goals.

About Canada Admission Hub

Admission Hub is one of the largest International Student Immigration Firm based in Toronto & Vancouver. Currently, it operates in the following markets: Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Europe, Vietnam, and India. Our parent company CVH Immigration Ltd. Admission Hub is helping and supporting International Students around the world to Study, Work, and Immigrate to Canada. We are proud to partner with over +150 Canadian Institutions. If you want help with your Study Visa application, the first step is to BOOK A CONSULTATION with Admission Hub’s Consultant, share your background and our consultant will reach out to provide you with as much assistance as possible.
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