Saturday, October 04, 2008

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) deployment guidelines for British Columbia



Here's another opportunity for Filipino Workers who want to work in Canada. Officials of the Canadian Province of British Columbia will arrive in Manila Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008 to finalize the proposed guidelines on the employment and deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to British Columbia.


RP, British Columbia to finalize guidelines on OFW employment, deployment

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.[Soure:www.dole.gov.ph]

Prior to this, the Philippine government signed an agreement with the Province of Alberta, Canada. About 10,000 to 30,000 Filipino workers are needed in Alberta.

Early this year, the government of British Columbia has signed an agreement with the Philippines to prioritize the employment of Filipino migrant workers in the Canadian province to stem the growing labor shortage in British Columbia.