Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Employers' Guide: Hiring Filipino Workers



Last month, Apples Jalandoni of ABS-CBN's Bandila visited our office to gather information about application process to live and work in Canada. And few weeks ago, I was contacted by a couple of employers from British Columbia who want to hire Filipino Workers. Why is there a huge demand for Filipino Workers is probably best explained by this: Imagine a world without Filipinos.

If you are an employer from Canada planning to hire temporary foreign workers from the Philippines, the following information may help you.

First, you must apply for a Labor Market Opinion (LMO) from Human Resource Social Development Canada. (We can help you with this if you are not familiar with the process.)

A prospective employer interested to hire Filipino workers must be pre-qualified or verified by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Canada and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), the Philippine government’s arm that manages the deployment of Filipino workers overseas.

Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) verification process is to ascertain the existence of the company or project and that there is indeed a need for Filipino Manpower.

The following documents must be provided by the employer:

  • Special power of attorney issued by the principal or employer to the licensed Philippine agency or recruitment agreement or service agreement;

  • Master employment contract which stipulates among others the minimum provisions of employment contracts of landbased workers;

  • Manpower request indicating the position and salary of the workers to be hired;

  • Valid business license, registration certificate or equivalent document.


  • Upon POLO Validation, employer must be registered by a local recruitment agency to POEA in order for them to conduct recruitment activities. The following document are required for registration

  • Special Power of Attorney or recruitment agreement or service agreement with the Philippine licensed agency;

  • Master employment contract of the direct employer or foreign placement agency containing the minimum requirements for contracts of employment of land based workers;

  • Manpower request indicating the position and salary of the workers to be hired.

  • Valid business license, registration certificate or equivalent document or proof of existence of project validated or certified by the issuing authority in the host country;

  • Visa assurance or any equivalent document validated by the issuing authority. (LMO will do)

  • With the complicated process of hiring Filipino Workers, you need an experienced partner like Internationl Jobs Recruitment Agency.




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