POEA: Hiring of 2,000 Filipino workers for Yukon, Canada has not started yet

A territory in Canada is interested in tapping the services of thousands of skilled Filipino workers but the formal hiring has not started yet.

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned job seekers against illegal recruiters who may take advantage of the reported 2,000 available jobs in Yukon Territory in Canada.

DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Deputy Minister Rani Pillai of Yukon’s Department of Economic Development signed on August 28, 2019 a letter of intent to establish a framework to undertake negotiations on immigration programming and pursue cooperation on human resource development between the Philippines and Yukon.

Bello previously said that nurses, caregivers, engineers, heavy equipment or machine operators, chefs, and teachers are needed in Yukon. The salaries are also said to be competitive, ranging from P80,000 up to P300,000

However, the governments of Yukon and the Philippines have not started formal negotiations on the mechanics of recruitment and deployment of skilled Filipino workers to the Canadian territory.

The planned negotiations are supposed to address a number of areas, including arrangements to match Filipino workers with employment opportunities in Yukon’s labor market under the Yukon Nominee Program;
enhancing the system for the recruitment, protection, and placement of Filipino workers to be employed in Yukon; and a public information campaign for the Yukon Nominee Program.

The nominee program allows Yukon employers to seek foreign workers for positions that cannot be filled locally.

The POEA advises the public to verify with the POEA any reported job vacancies and report suspicious recruitment activities whether committed in person or using social media platforms to the POEA Illegal Recruitment Branch at 722-11-92 or at the POEA hotline numbers 722-11-44 and 722-11-55. (via POEA | Image by Nurseupdates.com)

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