Canada’s western province of Alberta needs at least 10,000 Filipino workers as they are experiencing a shortage in doctors, nurses, dentists, engineers, machine operators and mechanics.
Alberta’s Ministry of Employment and Immigration headed by Hector Goudreau has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) represented by Labor Secretary Marianito Roque concerning recruitment and deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
OFWs in Canada earn much higher than those in the Middle East. As an example, welders earn 6,000 Canadian dollars (US$5,700) a month compared to only 400-500 dollars in Saudi Arabia. Pipe fitters earn 3,800 Canadian dollars while Nurses earn 4,500 Canadian dollars.
Take note that those who want to apply to Alberta are required to have experience. You can contact (02) 523-3633 or visit poea.gov.ph for more information.