🍁 Exciting News: Streamlined Work Permits with CAN Work Philippines Pilot Program for Filipinos interested in working in Canada!
In a remarkable move to boost Canada's workforce and strengthen ties with the Philippines, the Government of Canada is launching the CAN Work Philippines pilot program. This innovative initiative, announced by the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, on October 19, 2023, aims to streamline work permit processing for Canadian employers recruiting in the Philippines. 🌏
📅 The pilot program aligns perfectly with the inaugural Philippines–Canada Friendship Week, and it brings excellent news for both employers and skilled workers in the Philippines who aspire to come to Canada.
📌 What's in it for Canadian Employers?
This program is a game-changer for Canadian employers looking to hire approximately 50 or more workers, especially in critical sectors like health care, construction, and agri-food. It's designed to simplify the work permit process and even allows employers to schedule group appointments for medical examinations and biometrics for potential employees. 👥
To participate, Canadian employers must demonstrate their commitment to fair and ethical recruitment guidelines set by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). This ensures that the welfare of temporary foreign workers is a top priority in the program. 💼
💰 Supporting Fair and Ethical Recruitment
In a further display of commitment, IRCC is providing $200,000 to the IOM to promote fair and ethical recruitment standards in the Philippines. This funding will help IOM work closely with the Government of the Philippines, conduct training sessions, and share the IOM’s Fair and Ethical Recruitment Due Diligence Toolkit with relevant organizations. 🌐
🌎 Strengthening Global Ties
The Philippines plays a crucial role in Canada's Indo–Pacific Strategy and is a significant source of newcomers to Canada. These efforts will not only strengthen the social bonds between the two nations but also address critical labor shortages in Canada, solidifying its position as a top destination for global talent. 🌟
🗨️ What They're Saying:
"The CAN Work Philippines pilot will give Canada an important advantage in the global race for talent." – Honourable Marc Miller
"We welcome initiatives that ensure transparency, fairness, and adherence to global standards." – Undersecretary Patricia Yvonne M. Caunan
"Important for safeguarding the welfare and protection of the rights of overseas Filipino workers." – Tristan Burnett, IOM
🌱 Quick Facts:
Immigration is a key driver of Canada's labor force growth.
Canada is investing significantly in its Indo-Pacific Strategy.
The Philippines is a vital source of immigration to Canada.
🌟 Get Involved!
Canadian employers eager to learn more about the CAN Work Philippines pilot program can contact IRCC by email. 📧