Philippine Embassy: No mushroom picker jobs in Canada


TLDR There are no mushroom picker jobs in Canada. After news broke out on the internet saying that OFWs could go to Canada to work as mushroom pickers, the Philippine Embassy in Canada issued the following advisory:

“Following news reports that there are job opportunities for Filipinos in Canada as mushroom pickers and that these jobs are a certain way of obtaining permanent residency and eventual Canadian citizenship, the Embassy strongly urges Filipinos to exercise caution in believing reports of ways to work abroad that bypass the Philippine government’s standard procedures for the deployment of Filipino workers overseas.

Filipinos who intend to work abroad should inquire from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) or the Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO) in their respective areas to determine legitimate job opportunities available for Filipinos abroad and ensure that their rights and welfare are protected.


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Like we’ve been telling you the past few days, if you’re thinking that Canada suddenly opened its doors to low-skilled labour, we’re very sorry to tell you that you’re mistaken.

If anything, the Philippine Government has tightened its rules for Filipino workers who want to go to Canada.

Are you an OFW in Canada and you need help? Don’t be afraid to ask. These are the contact numbers and addresses of the POLOs in Canada:

Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO) Toronto
160 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario M4P 3B5

(416) 975-8252

Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO) Vancouver
World Trade Centre Office Complex
999 Canada Place, Suite 611
Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1

(604) 641-1234

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