While full-time, traditional jobs are still the norm, that is quickly changing: studies show that contract, part-time and multiple jobs are trending and are expected to be up to 40 percent of the jobs by 2020.
Most Filipino entrepreneurs in Canada did not immigrate specifically to engage in business. In the 2006 survey in connection with our study of Filipinos in Canada, only 2.7 percent of 514 respondents had business experience before arriving in Canada. Many of the early Filipino businessmen then started out as “accidental entrepreneurs”.
Dahong Pilipino is the only Filipino directory of its kind in Canada that has published editions for 25 consecutive years. Its publisher, Leo O. Cunanan Jr., is proud to have brought it up to date by making it digital in line with the trend of today’s publications. With this new technology, advertisers now benefit not only from the colourful display of their ads in the printed directory but also online in the Dahong Pilipino website (www.dahongpilipino.ca).