Being a consultancy firm that handles immigration and work Visa application for Canada, I usually get questions about POEA and Jobs in Canada seeing the various television commercials featuring the Job opportunities for that Country.
Somehow people have the impression that POEA offers jobs, or is the one who is distributing Jobs for Canada.
The confusion is brought about by the series of News about Canadian Jobs offered to Filipinos and the memorandum of agreements signed between DOLE and POEA aimed to protect Filipino Workers.
The television networks highlighted POEA and Jobs in Canada. Some of my clients even went to the POEA bringing with them their resumes, only to find out that there are no Jobs being offered by POEA.
POEA is a government agency that regulates the overseas placement of Filipinos.
The POEA sent out an advisory to explain and it reads:
POEA’s government placement facility has no job openings for Canada. There are about
109 POEA-licensed private recruitment agencies that have approved job orders for
registered employers/principals in Canada for the recruitment of skilled workers and
professionals in the various industries. Interested applicants may apply with
these licensed recruitment agencies or search for job orders at our website
www.poea.gov.ph. read from the source (click here)
If you are looking for Jobs in Canada do not go to the POEA, read this older post explaining Job opportunities in Canada (click here).