January 10, 2008

No Placement Fee for Canada-bound OFWs

Here's a link to the news release from POEA regarding the policy for Canada-bound OFWs.

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warns recruitment agencies against charging or collecting any recruitment and placement fee from workers to be deployed to Canada and countries, which have laws that prohibit the same.

The prohibition is specifically applicable to agencies that are deploying workers to the Canada provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.

This is good news. However, we still hear from clients about placement agencies charging as much as P250,000.00 for a job in Canada. They also promise a faster processing. Some even boast of contacts inside Canadian Embassy.

To be sure, go only to legitimate placement agencies like I-Jobs.

And if you want to apply for permanent residence in Canada, you may send your resume to aapuntar@go2canada.com for initial assessment.