DOLE: 2,000 nurses, other skilled workers needed in Canada
A territory in Canada is looking for 2,000 Filipino skilled workers, including nurses, every year.
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced that these job opportunities for Filipinos are available in Yukon territory of northwest Canada.
DOLE and Yukon officials recently signed an agreement for the deployment of 2,000 Filipino skilled workers annually.
Aside from nurses, skilled workers that are needed in Yukon are caregivers, engineers, heavy equipment or machine operators, chefs, and teachers, according to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello.
Bello said that Yukon is very underpopulated as they only have 20,000 people. “They are even smaller than other barangays here,” he said.
The minimum wage is about P80,000 and may reach over a few hundred thousand depending on the position.
Bello said he has already ordered Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) administrator Bernard Olalia to quickly facilitate the processing and deployment of workers to Yukon.
“We will not ask for ‘template contract’ anymore as we have seen how well-protected, well-paid and well-respected our Filipino workers are in Canada,” Bello added.
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In a statement, Olalia said that the sending of workers to Yukon will be under the government-to-government arrangement. POEA will handle the application and there will be no placement fee needed.
Interested applicants are advised to follow updates and other announcements on POEA website, as job orders are still being finalized. (With reports from ABS-CBN News | Photo by imoney.ph)