Filipinos dreaming of working abroad may finally find their luck in Canada, a country where thousands of job opportunities await them.
The Saskatchewan province, one of the economic powerhouses of Canada, aims to fill out at least 14,000 job vacancies to keep up with the rising labor demands of its growing economy. The Canadian government is looking for prospective employees in the Philippines as well as other Asian countries to fill out these vacancies.
Some of the available jobs are for those working in the field of health, education, natural and applied sciences, social science, government service, transportation, trade, manufacturing, and oil and gas processing.
According to a Canadian official, Canadian employers favor Filipino workers over other nationalities.
“Our employers value the strong work ethic and high literacy skills of Filipino workers, and we will need them to meet the ambitious targets we have outlined in our Growth Plan,” he explained.
Meanwhile, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) warned applicants not to be victimized by illegal recruiters. They encouraged aspiring applicants to contact the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) at telephone numbers 722-1144 and 722-1155.
Interested applicants may visit SaskJobs.ca for available jobs.
To protect Filipino employees and to implement streamlined, efficient and ethical recruitment practices in human resources, the DOLE signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Saskatchewan earlier this month.
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