As you might have seen in the news and on social media, Canada is in need of Filipino workers. There are those who are sceptical about what they have heard and seen. However, you better believe it but still be cautious about those job postings. From the Philippines, hopeful OFWs can apply for a job bound for Canada through several POEA-accredited recruitment agencies.
Since 2004, Canada has become home to thousands of Filipinos. In the year 2013, there was an estimate of 30,000 Filipinos who have acquired a permanent residency status in Canada and 40,000 OFWs who have acquired work permits under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
The number of hopeful OFWs is increasing each year. Are you one of them? As of January 2018, manpower recruitment agencies based in the Philippines are in need of machinists, caregivers, draftsmen, assemblers, industrial meat cutters (butchers), workers farm general, auto denters, pork production technicians, welders, painters, front desk agents, grocery clerks, cooks, and a lot more. Visit the POEA Job Vacancies page for an updated listing. (http://www.poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/JobVacancies/jobsByCty.asp)
You don’t necessarily need to go through an agency to find a job in Canada. The CIC’s Work in Canada page has everything you need to know about the hiring process in the Canadian job market. However, it is definitely not easy. Before you proceed on working with an agency for a job in Canada, you should spend some time doing research about the agencies and reading on the process of hiring a foreign worker in Canada. Visit the CIC Work in Canada site. (https://www.canada.ca/en/work-canada.html)
If you have decided to work with an agency, you’d be glad to know that Canada is a No Placement Fee Country. According to the statement released by the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac, licensed recruitment agencies are not allowed to charge recruitment or placement fees to OFWs bound to countries that prohibit collection of such fees. Agencies that will be found charging placement fees to Filipino workers bound to ‘no placement fee countries’ will experience license cancellation.
POEA Listing as of Apr. 24, 2018
|POEA Listing as of Apr. 24, 2018|
|ACCREDITED AGENCIES||JOB VACANCIES|
|1ST DYNAMIC PERSONNEL RESOURCES INC.||Caregivers|
|ANIFEL MANAGEMENT AND GENERAL SERVICES CORPORATION||Caregivers|
|AUREUS MANPOWER & CONSULTANCY CORP||Caregivers|
|CIERTO AGENCIA PROFESIONALE INC||Machinists, Programmers & Seamstresses|
|CONCORDE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE CORPORATION (FOR CONCORDE INTL SVCS||Caregivers|
|DAHLZHEN INTERNATIONAL SERVICES, INC.||Caregivers|
|GOLDEN HORIZON PLACEMENT AGENCY, INC.||Caregivers & Industrial Meat Cutters|
|ICONIC MANPOWER RESOURCES SOLUTIONS CORP.||Cooks & Assistant Managers|
|INDUSTRIAL PERSONNEL & MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC (IPAMS)||Painters, Apiary Workers, Industrial Mechanics, Welders, Labourers, Cleaners, etc.|
|INTERNATIONAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT INC||Administrative Assistants|
|LUZERN INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER SERVICES CORPORATION||Caregivers|
|MAGSAYSAY GLOBAL SERVICES ,INC.( FORM:MLI RESOURCES INC.)||Cashiers|
|MEC INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER RESOURCES INC||Labourers|
|MEDLINK INTERNATIONAL RESOURCING INCORPORATED (FORM: ORION SITE MEDLINK )||Cleaning Supervisors|
|MERCAN CANADA EMPLOYMENT PHILS INC||Caregivers, Food Service Supervisors& Food Counter Attendants|
|NEW LIFE OPPORTUNITIES PLACEMENT AGENCY INC||Technician Pork Production|
|OMANFIL INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION||Caregivers & Food Service Supervisors|
|PEAK MANPOWER RESOURCES||Cleaners|
|PHILSTAR INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORP (FORMERLY J STAR INTL PROMOTION INC)||Caregivers, Hotel Manager & Carpenters|
|PSC PRIMARY SKILLS INC||Welders & Supervisors|
|RELIABLE RECRUITMENT CORPORATION||Caregivers|
|SACRED HEART INTERNATIONAL SERVICES, INC||Caregivers|
|STAFFHOUSE INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES CORPORATION||Industrial Electrician, Technician, Machine Operator, Assembler, Finisher, Food & Beverage Server, etc.|
RESEARCH. Make sure to do your due diligence in finding an accredited recruitment agency. At the very least, make sure that the agencies you are looking into are listed on the POEA website.
ASK AROUND. Get advices and recommendations from friends and online forums. Try to join groups of the same interest and ask people.
DO THE LEGWORK. Once you have selected one, the best and safest way to go about it is to visit the agency office yourself to confirm the status of the job posting. It is highly advisable to bring your complete documents so you can pass your documents as soon as you get the confirmation.
SET YOUR EXPECTATIONS AND PRIORITIES. See if the job vacancy truly fit to your work experience and qualification. Inquire about the job from the agency including the description, requirements, salary, location and time frame.
IF IT IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT MIGHT NOT BE LEGIT. Do not make any transactions to individual personnel who appear to be sketchy because they might just be pretending to be an agent of a recruitment agency. Also, never make transactions outside the office of the agencies.
POEA shared on their official facebook page www.facebook.com/poea.gov.ph/ guidelines on how to detect if the job is legit or a scam.
Job Websites for Canadian Jobs
If you decide to try doing it yourself (without the help of an agency), you can try to search for jobs in Canada online. There are three recommended online job websites on which you can start your pursuit for a legitimate job offer in Canada.
JobStreet.com.ph – You can also find POEA-accredited overseas jobs in this website.
JobBank.gc.ca – This is the official job website of the Government of Canada. Explore the site to find out all you need to know about the job you are eyeing including the required education and work experience, the wage, and job market trends.
GreatAuPair.com – This is a job website to check out if you would like to apply as nannies, assistants and senior care personnel.
As soon as you have found an employer, you have basically 60% of way to your dream of working and migrating to Canada!
Never give up and persevere. With enough prayers and hard work, you will get there. The difficulties along the way will just make you stronger and diligent for the challenges that the life in Canada might surprise you with.
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