Yukon is one of three Canadian territories and is located in the northwest of Canada. It has a population of about 40,000, about 3,000 of which are Filipinos.
A total of 2,000 jobs for Filipino skilled workers will be available annually in Yukon, Canada as stated by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.
“The joint communique with Yukon, Canada contains a request for 2,000 skilled workers every year,” Bello stated.
The reason why Canadians prefer hiring Filipino workers because of the quality of their work and efficiency. Added to that, they are more conscious about the family bond that is why they encourage the workers to bring their family with them in Canada and they will facilitate their entry.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary, Silvestre Bello III, went to Yukon, Canada in August to sign a “joint communique” for the deployment of Filipino skilled workers with an opportunity to bring their families there.
“The joint communique contains a request for 2,000 skilled workers every year,” said Bello. He also said, “Canadians prefer Filipino workers because of the impression of our quality of work and efficiency. They are also conscious about the family bond. Hence, they encourage the workers to bring their family with them in Canada and they will facilitate their entry.”
Bello shared his experience during his visit in Yukon. He had a first-hand encounter with the Filipinos there who assured him that they are well protected and respected without any discrimination. In fact, he saw and met Filipinos everywhere he went.
The job opportunities for Filipinos in Yukon, include heavy equipment operators, nurses, cooks, chefs, engineers, caregivers, call center agents, and other local job opportunities, with monthly salaries ranging from CAD2,000 (+/-Php80,000) up to CAD8,000 (+/-Ph300,000).
Part of the requirements are fluent in English, has the related job degree, with appropriate training, and physically and mentally fit.