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  • More Job Opportunities in Canada

    Canada is one of the front running countries in terms of economic stability. Their status remains stable these past years and was predict to continue its position in the coming years despite of the global crisis. However, Canada is lacking in skilled workers because of the slow birthrates and rapid aging of its people. These problem faced by Canadians was seen as a solution by the Philippine government to the rapid unemployment record in the country.

    The Philippine government had a good relationship with Canada in terms of immigration. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) with Canadian prime provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Manitoba. These provinces will be needing thousands of skilled workers to sustain the rapid growth of their industries. The agreement also includes the terms and conditions of both countries regarding immigration.

    More job opportunities for our medical practitioners emerges as number of healthcare units demands more nurses, caregivers and doctors to sustain the rapid growth of ill people in Canada.

    The province of Alberta is known for its success in Oil and Mining Industry despite of the crisis in crude oil in the Middle East. They will be providing:
    • 400,000 jobs for the next two years will be given to industrial workers. They are calling out the attention of Engineers, drillers and other laborers who has knowledge in oil industry.
    • 4,000 licensed medical practitioners (nurses, caregivers, practical nurses) are also needed due to the increase of healthcare demand.

    The province of Saskatchewan demands foreign skilled workers for their on going projects in modernizing their industry. The province are expanding their medical care unit for the past years, they’ll require more registered nurses and caregivers.

    The province of Manitoba accepts thousands of skilled workers this year. The demand for more experienced medical practitioners are still increasing that is why the province of Manitoba is still open for applications. There are various company aside from the Medical Care Unit that need the expertise of Filipinos. The construction industries also need foreign workers.

    Same with other provinces of Canada, British Columbia open doors for Filipino medical workers who want to earn more. Aside from medical practitioner they also provide 30,000 jobs for Engineers, Mason, and construction workers.

    The DOLE is still under negotiations with other Canadian provinces and expects to increase job opportunities for our OFWs. And lastly, Canada had agreed that there’s NO PLACEMENT FEE required for those who want to work in their country. Both governments (CANADA and Philippines) are looking forward to see good number of OFWs in the next coming years that will surely give high benefits on the two counties.

    What you should know about:

    Last edited by dreamwalker; 02-21-2010, 10:00 AM.

  • #2
    1) Alberta needs people to fill in job vacancies. Large retail stores ( Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Staples, Best Buy, etc,), hotels ( Westin, Ramada, Quality Inn, etc), grocery stores ( Superstore, Safeway), construction companies or contractors,beverage companies like Tim Hortons and food chain outlets - Mcdonald’s, A&W,EDO( Japanese food),Subway, KFC, they are all hiring.

    2) The placement should be paid by the employer NOT by the employee. POEA has issued an advisory memo to local Philippine recruiting agencies to abide by this rule of they can lose their license. Alberta, along with Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Manitoba have a legislation prohibiting recruiters from charging placement fee to employees.

    3) The application to hire foreign workers which is submitted by the employer to Service Canada to obtain a positive Labour Market Opinion (LMO), on average takes 6 to 8 months, UNLESS the occupation falls under the ELMO (expedited labour market opinion) category. Those occupations that fall under the ELMO should only take 5 days to process.

    4) In Manila, processing work permit applications may take 6 to 8 months, due to backlog. So many applicants, not enough immigration officers. In other countries, work permit applications on average take 3 to 4 months.

    5) For trades skills, such as, welders, carpenters, pipe fitters, mechanics, that have licensing requirements, foreign workers who hold work permit need to pass the certification examination within 6 months from arrival, or their work permit will not be renewed.They are issued a one year work permit, which is renewable if they pass the qualifying exam. Within six months, they can write the exam 2 times, in some special cases they are allowed 3 times.

    6) Foreign workers who work in food chain outlets as food servers can only work for 2 years, then they must exit Canada. After four months, they may re-enter Canada again on work permit if they are either re-hired by their present employer or if they find another employer.

    7) Foreign workers who work in semi-skilled occupations in the hospitality industry, such as front desk clerks and room attendants ; food processing and beverage, such as Tim Hortons, or Maple Leafs farm; manufacturing such as assembly line workers; have a chance of applying for Permanent Resident status through Alberta’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). However, there is a limit on how many an employer can appoint for PNP. A large company who employs 451 and more employees can only appoint 18 foreign workers maximum a year.

    Clearly, most of these foreign workers will have to leave Canada after two years. Only a few fortunate ones, those who are appointed by their employers for PNP application can remain and eventually become Permanent residents,as long as they meet all the requirements for Permanent Resident application.

    When I went to West Edmonton Mall, considered the biggest in the world, I walked around the food court area and most of the food servers are Filipino foreign workers. Hotels’ room attendants are also mostly Filipino foreign workers. I spoke to someone who is working at KFC and she said she’s been working in Alberta for one year but worries that she will go back to the Philippines after her second year. The majority of food chain workers have the same fear. Fast food outlets do not qualify to appoint foreign workers for PNP. One fortunate man.also a Filipino foreign worker I met who works as an assistant manager in one of Tim Horton’s outlets has already been appointed, meaning he was nominated by his employer for PNP and is eligible to apply for Permanent Resident status.

    There are plenty of jobs but the majority of Albertan employers prefer to fill the job vacancies either locally or inter-provincially. They think hiring foreign workers is costly. They have to pay the placement fee, they may have to pay the airfare and relocation costs. Also, it is a longer process to bring in foreign workers. Certainly, for Canadian residents,citizens and permanent residents, Alberta offers better and more employment opportunities.

    If you know anyone who is interested in working in Canada, whether they are in the Philippines or in other countries, tell them to email their resumes to :

    Important sites/contacts: or
    website address:

    They're looking for medical staff workers - nurses, health care aides, doctors preferably who work in hospitals or nursing homes outside of the Philippines ( Saudi, UK, Singapore,Dubai,Israel) and skilled workers - civil engineers, mechanical engineers,electrical engineers, welders,iron workers, pipe fitters, construction work helpers, carpenters, cabitnet makers, framers, heavy equipment mechanics, machinist, etc.


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      • #4
        Originally posted by thadzonline View Post
        the website link is broken bro
        Try this POEA link to check if the job order is still active from thereon inquire from that office and good luck. <>

        Last edited by dreamwalker; 02-22-2010, 05:33 PM.


        • #5
          RP Embassy in London Issues Warning on Dubious Online Job Offers
          Friday, 05 February 2010 11:29 Media Information - Press Releases . 5 February 2010 - The Philippine Embassy in London issued an advisory for Filipino online jobseekers looking for employment in the United Kingdom, advising them to be more cautious in view of the rampant cases of bogus internet job offers.

          They should be wary of attractive jobs offered by the employers or their agents who would ask applicants to remit a certain amount of money purportedly to pay for the processing of their visas or work permits and other travel-related expenses.

          The Embassy, through the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), urges all Filipino jobseekers to be more discerning as these internet job offers come in various schemes to defraud them of their hard-earned money.

          Among the UK jobs which have been offered to Filipino applicants lately include positions like nannies, au pair, hotel staff, store managers, salespersons and engineers.

          The following information/advisory should serve as a guide to UK-bound Filipino jobseekers:

          o To ascertain the authenticity of job orders, employment contracts as well as the legitimacy of UK employers, Filipino jobseekers are advised to check with the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA). They may also send their email-request for verification by POLO London at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . It is not enough to know if the employers really exist or that the jobs are available. Filipino jobseekers should also verify for themselves by using internet search engines like Google or contacting the UK employers directly through their official websites;

          o Filipino jobseekers who have been 'offered' positions through the Internet should advise their prospective UK employers to submit the original copies of their employment documents to the POLO Office, Philippine Embassy in London for verification and authentication. For their part, they should not rely on scanned documents sent to them by emails such as employment contract, appointment letters and the like, as most of these are found to be forged or fabricated;

          o Job offers requiring applicants to pay or remit money are highly suspicious. Charging of fees, including payment for visa and 'work permit' expenses are generally prohibited under the UK employment regulations;

          o The new UK Points-Based Immigration System has done away with the work permit requirement, and is now replaced by the certificate of sponsorship. To be able to issue a certificate of sponsorship in favor of a candidate or applicant, the prospective UK employer should be duly licensed as a sponsor by the UK Border Agency (UKBA). Filipino jobseekers should verify the status of their prospective employers in the list of sponsors which can be found at the UKBA website: Payment for the certificate of sponsorship is also shouldered by the UK employer;

          o Application for UK visa is done in the country of origin (i.e., at the British Embassy in Manila), and not in the UK. Visas are issued based on the points criteria for qualifications, prospective earnings, maintenance funds and English language proficiency. Since the visas are applied at and issued by the British Embassy in Manila, applicants should not give credence to the scanned copies of visas purportedly applied in their behalf by their employer's agents, including immigration consultants, solicitors or travel agents;

          o As to the hiring of nannies or domestic workers, it is an important requirement for purposes of domestic worker visa application that the candidate must have worked with the sponsoring employer for at least one year prior to the date of application. Hence, to qualify to come to the UK to work as a nanny or domestic worker, the Filipino applicant must be an established member of the employer's household. The visa is also applied at the British Embassy in Manila;

          o On hiring of au pair, it is advised that no au pair visas will be issued by the British Embassy to Filipino nationals, since the Philippines had never been included in the UK's list of au pair countries. In addition, the au pair visa scheme was abolished effective on November 26, 2008 and has been replaced by the Youth Mobility Scheme under the new UK Points-Based System.

          For further clarifications or inquiries, prospective jobseekers can contact POLO London at the Philippine Embassy, at telephone 0044 (0)20-7451-1833 (32) or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


          • #6
            Keep safe fellow Pinoy. Verify everything before yourself on it.
            Take care.
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