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Overseas Filipino Workers guidelines for deployment to British Columbia-Canada to be finalized today

>> Saturday, October 4, 2008


More and more initiatives from the Canadian Government are being finalized to help Filipino workers go to Canada.

Just last week, the Department of Labor and Employment Overseas Filipino finalized an agreement with the province of Alberta Canada to aid Filipino workers who wants to work in that province.

Today, Sunday October 5, 2008, the Overseas Filipino Workers guidelines for deployment to British Columbia-Canada will be finalized today. Officials from the province of British Columbia are in the Philippines to work on this mater.

RP, British Columbia to finalize guidelines on OFW employment, deployment, Saturday, October 04, 2008

Assistant Deputy Minister Mike Carter of the Ministry of Technology, Trade, and Economic Development, Executive Director of Canada's Labor Market Development Mark Gillis, and other officials of the Canadian Province of British Columbia will arrive in Manila Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, to help Canadian employers find needed skills and finalize the proposed guidelines on the employment and deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to British Columbia.

Minister Carter will subsequently meet with Labor and Employment Secretary Marianito D. Roque at the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Intramuros, Manila.

Roque said the Canadian team would collaborate with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in the conduct of a pilot recruitment project wherein three Canadian companies are set to interview applicants already pre-screened by Philippine licensed recruitment agencies based on the qualification criteria for the required positions provided by the employers.

The employers participating in this recruitment mission need hotel workers, food counter attendants, and long haul drivers. Other types of skilled workers will be needed for the succeeding recruitment by British Columbia companies and establishments.

The DOLE Chief said the outcome of the project would serve as inputs to the discussion of the proposed guidelines on the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the DOLE and the Province of British Columbia concerning human resource development (HRD) and deployment of OFWs to British Columbia. Read from source [DOLE NEWS]

Early this year, the province of British Columbia proposed this initiative with the Philippine government in an attempt to cope with their dire Labor Shortage.

This two agreements are only two of the four that has already transpired between the Philippine and Canadian Government, among others an Memorandum of Understanding was already implemented with the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Canadian employers values the skills and education of Filipino workers. If you are looking for an employment opportunity to live and work in Canada, you should notice that because of the many positive developments for Canadian Job and immigration regulations, now is the best time to either apply for a Job or Immigrate in Canada.

As an Immigration adviser in the Canadian Immigration Consultancy, I suggest to at least learn your options, what do you have to loose?

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