By Absolutely Filipino Magazine
Last July 5, 2019, ABS-CBN network reported that Canada will hire 2000 Filipino workers to fill the vacant jobs available in the Yukon Territory. This particular territory is in high demand for the following occupations such as nurses, engineers, heavy equipment to machine operators, chefs, and teachers. The good news was confirmed by Silvestre Bello, the Philippines’ Secretary of Labour and Employment. This report was also confirmed by the Whitehorse Daily Star last August 29, 2019, that Bello signed the agreement on the last week of August 2019 at the Yukon Transportation Museum with Ranj Pillai, Minister of Economic Development. The agreement meant to strengthen the relationship of the two countries (the Philippines and Canada), and at the same time, to enhance the Yukon Nominee Program for the Filipino workers. According to Pillai, “the Yukon Government will aim to increase flexibility in immigration programming and maximize the opportunity of increasing Filipino immigration.“
Yukon Nominee Program allows the local employers to hire workers from outside Canada when they cannot find Canadian citizens or permanent residents to fill permanent full-time jobs. Through this, they can select internationally trained individuals and experienced foreign workers who have the skills needed in the labour market, and it will give them the chance to be nominated to become a permanent resident of Canada. To know more about the Yukon Nominee Program, please visit this website.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will be the sole responsible for the processing of the placement and the recruitment of the eligible Filipino applicants who wish to work and reside in Yukon Territory in Canada. It was also mentioned that the minimum salary is Php 80,000.00, here at Absolutely Filipino Magazine, we are not sure if this is a monthly salary, but we are sure that the salary will depend on the nature of the job.
To get to know about it, just continue to check out the POEA’s website regularly as they will post the job orders once it’s ready. You can visit this website for more information. Once again, POEA is the only recruitment representative for this massive Canadian job hiring. Please beware of illegal recruiters. Good luck everyone!