July 11, 2011

DOLE Approval for Canada-bound Filipino Caregivers | New OEC Requirements

After the new POLO Requirements for Filipino Caregivers bound for Canada which disappointed many applicants and employers, here comes another requirement before an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) would be issued- Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) approval.

According to some members of this online forum, a new rule, requiring DOLE Approval, was suddenly implemented that caused delay in issuance of their OEC. In some cases, some applicants had to rebook their flight as a result.

To be honest, I'm not sure if it's official. I can't see the circular from DOLE and POEA websites. But if some applicants actually experienced this, then it must be official. And this could mean additional fees to be paid by the applicants. Amazing, really. If this is the daang matuwid that PNoy promised, good luck to us!

Will post more details once I got the official reference.