October 2, 2008

10,000 to 30,000 Filipino Workers Needed in Alberta

With the newly signed agreement between the Philippine Government and the Province of Alberta, some 10,000 to 30,000 jobs in Canada are awaiting Filipino workers.

The said agreement will:

  • help expedite the approval of selected OFWs for employment opportunities in Alberta,

  • ensure that Alberta's occupational standards are met through training and credential recognition activities,

  • provide programs for the well being and protection of OFWs in coordination with employers,

  • promote sound and equitable recruitment and employment practices, and

  • establish other areas for collaboration such as HRD programs.

  • It's on the Philippine Star headlines today-
    Canada has 30,000 jobs for Pinoys
    By Mayen Jaymalin
    Thursday, October 2, 2008

    About 30,000 jobs are awaiting skilled Filipino workers in Canada, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported yesterday.

    Labor Secretary Marianito Roque said most of the workers needed in Alberta, Canada are professionals for the oil and gas industry as well as construction workers for various infrastructure projects.

    Aside from the oil and gas workers, Alberta would also require workers for its food counters such as food attendants, food processors and butchers as well as nurses and care givers.

    “Initially 10,000 Filipinos may immediately qualify for this recruitment program, but Alberta said they have a shortage of 30,000 workers for their oil and gas,” Roque disclosed. [Source: Philstar.com]

    If you are interested to know more information about these opportunities to live and work in Canada, you may attend one of our seminars.Here's our October 2008 Seminar Schecdule.