Saturday, November 1, 2008

Recruitment Guidelines for Canada

Under the recruitment guidelines, DOLE will keep a registry of employers pre-qualified by the Canadian provinces under their immigrant nominee programs to hire Filipino workers. This is apart from its list of employers hiring under Canada’s temporary foreign workers program.

Licensed recruitment agencies in the Philippines are required to provide the employers with the names, educational background and work experience of their worker-applicants. From such lists, the employers will select workers in accordance with the criteria set by Canada’s temporary foreign workers program or the immigrant nominee program.

Selected workers should pass (1) the health examination determined by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration of Canada, (2) have no criminal record, (3) do not have outstanding custody or divorce disputes that may make them ineligible to immigrate to Canada, (4) must meet the English language competency standard as measured by a testing system pre-defined by the program and (5) have the skills and knowledge sought by employers.

Recruitment agencies are required to provide hired workers with a free copy of their employment contract or written offer of employment, specifying the minimum employment standards set by DOLE and the governments of the four Canadian provinces.

An employer, as defined in DOLE’s Memorandum of Understanding with Alberta province, may be one ‘who has been approved an allocation under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program and intends to recruit Filipino nationals for employment in Alberta.”

Alfredo G. Rosario
The Manila Times

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