February 9, 2008

Canada opens doors for more Pinoys

Canada opens doors for more Pinoys
Saturday, February 9, 2008

Canada has officially opened the door wider for Filipino workers after the Canadian Province of Manitoba yesterday forged an agreement with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for the hiring of more Filipino workers.

Labor Secretary Arturo Brion said the new agreement is expected to result in jobs for at least 10,000 Filipino health care and other highly skilled Filipino workers to the Canadian Province of Manitoba this year alone.

“We don’t have the exact figure yet but I think we can easily put in place 10,000 Filipino workers in Manitoba alone for this year,” Brion disclosed.

According to Brion, the Canadian Embassy has already put in place additional workers in preparation for the expected surge in the number of Filipinos that would seek employment in Canada.

He noted that Filipinos are expected to capture at least half of Manitoba’s 12,000 annual allocations for permanent immigrants. – Mayen Jaymalin