2,000 Jobs A Year In Canada Open To Pinoy Skilled Workers
Yukon Canada has a total of 2,000 available jobs for Filipino skilled workers in various industries, according to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello in a press release issued last Sunday.
A joint communique that Bello signed during his visit in August with his counterpart in Yukon paved the way for the deployment of Filipino skilled workers who may also bring their families. The joint communique with Yukon contained a request for 2,000 skilled workers every year.
Yukon is a territory of Canada in the northwest and there are only about 20,000 residents in it, 3,000 of which are Filipinos. So, everywhere in the community, you’re bound to meet a Filipino.
Bello also noted that the Filipinos in Yukon are “well protected, and respected without any class distinction. We heard not a single complaint.”
Due to this, Bello instructed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Bernard Olalia to fast-track the deployment of workers to Yukon. He also told Olalia to fast-track the processing of the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) of Filipinos who will work in Vancouver and Toronto.
The available jobs in Yukon are mostly for heavy equipment operators, nurses, cooks, chefs, engineers, caregivers, call center agents, and others. The salaries are competitive which ranges from PHP80,000 to PHP300,000.
To apply for these jobs, interested applicants must meet the following qualifications according to DOLE:
- Fluency in English.
- A degree related to the job.
- Appropriate training.
- Physically and mentally fit.
According to the Labor Secretary, Canadians prefer Filipino workers because of the impression of our quality of work and efficiency. They are also conscious about the family bond, hence, they encourage the workers to bring their family with them in Canada and they will facilitate their entry.