Direct Hiring Jobs in Canada 2021 – how to apply for work in Canada

COVID-19 travel restrictions are currently in place for foreign nationals travelling to Canada. Only Canadian citizens and permanent residents can enter Canada at this time (with some exceptions made for certain OFWs and international students).

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Would you like to know how to get a job in Canada? It’s not as easy as some people would like you to believe. Understanding the complexities of the Government of Canada‘s immigration system is important to a successful application. Read on to find out how to successfully apply for jobs in Canada.

IMPORTANT NOTE: COVID-19 related travel restrictions remain in place for Canada. Check the latest updates on the official Government of Canada websites (ending with .gc.ca) for the latest, up-to-date announcements. For more information, click here.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Recruitment agencies for Canada in the Philippines only conduct manpower pooling on behalf of Canadian employers. They are NOT responsible for issuing Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs), Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs) or Work Permits.

WHICH RECRUITMENT AGENCIES HAVE JOBS IN CANADA FOR FILIPINOS?

This is the complete list of POEA-licensed Recruitment Agencies with valid Job Orders for Canada:

1st Dynamic Personnel Resources, Inc.

CAREGIVER
CARPENTER
COLORIST
DENTER AUTO
DENTER AUTO
DENTER AUTO
DRAFTSMAN
DRAFTSMAN
DRAFTSPERSON
ELECTROMECHANIC
HANDLER
HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC
INSTALLER FLOORING
MACHINIST
MACHINIST CONVENTIONAL
MANAGER PROGRAM
MECHANIC
MECHANIC
MECHANIC BUS AND TRUCK
MECHANIC CAR
MECHANIC EARTHMOVING EQUIPMENT
MECHANIC EARTHMOVING EQUIPMENT
MECHANIC HEAVY DUTY
MECHANIC HEAVY DUTY EQUIPMENT
MECHANIC HEAVY DUTY TRUCK
MECHANIC INDUSTRIAL
OPERATOR FOOD PROCESSING
OPERATOR PRESS BREAK MACHINE
PAINTER AUTO
PAINTER AUTO
TECHNICIAN QUALITY CONTROL
WELDER
WELDER
WELDER
WELDER FITTER
WELDER FITTER
WELDER FITTER
WORKER BODY
WORKER BODY
WORKER BODY

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

Anifel Management and General Services Corp.

CAREGIVER

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

Charteuse Prime Recruitment Specialists, Inc.

CLEANER 
WELDER/ASSEMBLER

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

Cierto Agencia Profesionale, Inc.

OPERATOR PRESS BRAKE 

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

EDI Staffbuilders International, Inc.

ASSISTANT OPERATOR EXTRUSION
CLERK SHIPPING/RECEIVING
ELECTROMECHANIC APPRENTICE
ELECTROMECHANIC LEVEL 2
ELECTROMECHANIC LEVEL 2
ENGINEER MECHANICAL DESIGN
LABORER LANDSCAPING & GROUND
LABOURER FOOD PROCESSING
LABOURER FOOD PROCESSING
LAMINATOR FIBERGLASS
LAMINATOR FIBERGLASS
LAMINATOR FIBERGLASS
MACHINIST
MACHINIST
MACHINIST
MACHINIST
MACHINIST CNC
MACHINIST CNC
MACHINIST CNC
MECHANIC HEAVY DUTY
MECHANIC HEAVY EQUIPMENT (H.E.)
MECHANIC HEAVY TRUCK
MECHANIC INDUSTRIAL
MECHANIC INDUSTRIAL
MECHANIC INDUSTRIAL
MECHANIC INDUSTRIAL
MECHANIC INDUSTRIAL
MECHANIC INDUSTRIAL
MECHANIC TRAILER
MECHANIC TRAILER
MECHANIC TRAILER
MECHANIC TRUCK TRAILER
MECHANIC TRUCK TRAILER
MECHANIC TRUCK TRAILER
MECHANIC TRUCK TRAILER
OPERATOR EXTRUSION
PIPEFITTER
TECHNICIAN AUTOMATION
TECHNICIAN QUALITY ASSURANCE
TOOLMAKER
TOOLMAKER
TOOLMAKER
WAREHOUSEMAN
WELDER
WELDER
WELDER
WELDER
WORKER SANITARY

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

EMR Construction and Manpower Services, Inc.

PROCESSOR MEAT

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

FIL-HR Manpower Development & Services Specialist Corp.

BARBER
BARBER
COOK

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

Finest Asia Resources, Inc.

ATTENDANT COUNTER
CLEANER LIGHT DUTY
SUPERVISOR FARM
WORKER GREENHOUSE
WORKER GREENHOUSE
WORKER GREENHOUSE

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

Golden Horizon Placement Agency

HERDSPERSON SWINE

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

Industrial Personnel & Management Services, Inc. (IPAMS)

AESTHETICS AUTOMOBILE SPECIALIZED CLEANER
APIARY WORKER
APIARY WORKER
APIARY WORKER
ATTENDANT HOUSEKEEPING ROOM 
ATTENDANT HOUSEKEEPING ROOM 
ATTENDANT HOUSEKEEPING ROOM 
CLEANER SPECIALIZED
CLEANER SPECIALIZED
CLEANER SPECIALIZED
CUTTER STONE
DENTER PAINTER
DRAFTSMAN
DRIVER TRUCK
DRIVER TRUCK
DRIVER TRUCK
DRIVER TRUCK
DRIVER TRUCK
DRIVER TRUCK
DRIVER TRUCK
DRIVER TRUCK
DRIVER TRUCK
ELECTROMECHANIC
ELECTROMECHANIC
ELECTROMECHANIC
ELECTROMECHANIC
ELECTROMECHANIC
FARMERS GENERAL
HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC
HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC
HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
HELPER MAINTENANCE MECHANICAL
HERDSPERSON SWINE
HERDSPERSON SWINE
LABORER (GENERAL FARM WORKER) 
LABORER FARM
LABORER FOOD
LABORER FOOD
LABORER FOOD
LABORER FOOD
LABORER FOOD
LABORER FOOD
LABORER WOOD PULP PROCESSING
MACHINIST
MACHINIST
MACHINIST
MACHINIST CNC
MACHINIST CNC
MECHANIC AUTOMOBILE
MECHANIC BUS
MECHANIC BUS
MECHANIC ELECTRO
MECHANIC HEAVY DUTY EQUIPMENT
MECHANIC HEAVY EQUIPMENT (H.E.)
MECHANIC HEAVY VEHICLE
MECHANIC INDUSTRIAL
MECHANIC INDUSTRIAL
MECHANIC INDUSTRIAL
MECHANIC LIGHT VEHICLE
MECHANIC SMALL ENGINE AND EQUIPMENT
MECHANIC TRUCK
MECHANIC TRUCK
MECHANIC TRUCK
MECHANIC TRUCK
MECHANIC TRUCK
MECHANIC TRUCK
MECHANIC TRUCK
MECHANIC TRUCK
MECHANIC TRUCK
MECHANIC TRUCK
MECHANIC TRUCK
MILLWRIGHT
OPERATOR CNC MACHINE
OPERATOR CNC MACHINE
OPERATOR CRUSHER
OPERATOR MACHINE BENDING
OPERATOR MACHINE BENDING
OPERATOR MACHINE BENDING
OPERATOR MACHINE TOOL
OPERATOR PULP MILL MACHINE
OPERATOR PULP MILL MACHINE
OPERATOR PULP MILL MACHINE
OPERATOR PULP MILL MACHINE
OPERATOR PULP MILL MACHINE
OPERATOR PULP MILL MACHINE
OPERATOR WEB PRESS ASSISTANT
PAINTER TRUCK 
SIGNALMAN
SIGNALMAN
SPLICER BELT
SPLICER BELT
SPLICER BELT
SPLICER BELT
SPLICER BELT
SPLICER BELT
SPLICER BELT
SPLICER BELT
SPLICER BELT
SPLICER BELT
SUPERVISOR FAST FOOD
SUPERVISOR FAST FOOD
SUPERVISOR FAST FOOD
SUPERVISOR FAST FOOD
SUPERVISOR FAST FOOD
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
TECHNICIAN PORK PRODUCTION
TECHNICIAN PORK PRODUCTION
TECHNICIAN PORK PRODUCTION
TECHNICIAN PORK PRODUCTION
TECHNICIAN PORK PRODUCTION
WELDER
WELDER
WELDER
WELDER
WELDER
WELDER
WELDER
WELDER
WELDER
WELDER FABRICATOR
WELDER PRODUCTION
WELDER PRODUCTION
WORKER FARM GENERAL
WORKER FARM HOG
WORKER GREENHOUSE

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

Insana International Placement Agency, Inc.

CAREGIVER

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

International Skill Development, Inc.

CAREGIVER
SUPERVISOR SECURITY GUARD

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

International Staffing Organization, Inc.

CUTTER INDUSTRIAL MEAT
CUTTER INDUSTRIAL MEAT
CUTTER INDUSTRIAL MEAT

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

JB International Manpower Services Corp.

WORKER FISH PLANT

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

JobsGlobal.com Employment Services, Inc.

COOK

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

Lees United International Corp.

CAREGIVER

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

Magsaysay Global Services, Inc.

CUTTER INDUSTRIAL MEAT
CUTTER INDUSTRIAL MEAT
CUTTER INDUSTRIAL MEAT
CUTTER INDUSTRIAL MEAT
OPERATOR BINDERY
TECHNICIAN SWINE

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

Mercan Canada Employment Phils., Inc.

ATTENDANT FOOD COUNTER
CAREGIVER
CUTTER INDUSTRIAL MEAT
CUTTER INDUSTRIAL MEAT
DRIVER TRUCK LONG HAUL
DRIVER TRUCK LONG HAUL
DRIVER TRUCK LONG HAUL
MANAGER
MANAGER FOOD SERVICES
PROVIDER HOME CHILD CARE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR SHIFT
WORKER GREENHOUSE
WORKER GREENHOUSE GENERAL

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

New Life Opportunities Placement Agency, Inc.

CUTTER MEAT
FARMER HOG
TECHNICIAN PORK PRODUCTION
TECHNICIAN PORK PRODUCTION
TECHNICIAN PORK PRODUCTION
TECHNICIAN PORK PRODUCTION
TECHNICIAN PORK PRODUCTION
TECHNICIAN PORK PRODUCTION
TECHNICIAN PORK PRODUCTION
TECHNICIAN PORK PRODUCTION
TECHNICIAN PORK PRODUCTION
WELDER
WELDER

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

Omanfil International Manpower Development Corp.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
ADVISOR CUSTOMER SERVICE/TECHNICAL SUPPORT ADVISOR
ADVISOR CUSTOMER SERVICE/TECHNICAL SUPPORT ADVISOR
ADVISOR CUSTOMER SERVICE/TECHNICAL SUPPORT ADVISOR
ADVISOR CUSTOMER SERVICE/TECHNICAL SUPPORT ADVISOR
ADVISOR CUSTOMER SERVICE/TECHNICAL SUPPORT ADVISOR
ADVISOR CUSTOMER SERVICE/TECHNICAL SUPPORT ADVISOR
CAREGIVER

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

Peridot International Resources, Inc.

CARPENTER

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

Philstar International Services Corp.

SUPERVISOR CLEANING
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
WORKER FARM

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

PSC Primary Skills, Inc.

RIGGER

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

Reliable Recruitment Corp.

COOK LINE
FARMER POULTRY

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

Service Online Corp.

CAREGIVER

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

Star Express Placement, Inc.

CAREGIVER

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

Staffhouse International Resources Corp.

LABOR GENERAL
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR FOOD SERVICE

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

Uniplan Overseas Employment, Inc.

TECHNICIAN PORK PRODUCTION

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

VFG International Placement, Inc.

CAREGIVER

For more information about these jobs, contact the recruitment agency directly. For the recruitment agency’s contact information including address, telephone numbers, email addresses and website, click HERE.

Canada remains a very popular destination for Filipinos to visit, study, work and immigrate. Most people think that it’s easier to apply for Canada than other countries like the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan and many other countries.

How can this be? The Government of Canada has adopted a very aggressive immigration strategy, which is focused on having the best and brightest people in the world apply to come to Canada. Canada is quite dependent on immigration to fuel its economic growth.

For most Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) this involves applying for jobs under the Government of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

FIRST STEPS IN APPLYING FOR JOBS IN CANADA FROM THE PHILIPPINES

You might have heard that it’s easy to find a job in Canada, but that might not be entirely true.

In order to find a job in Canada, you must first make contact with a Canadian employer who has been authorized by the Government of Canada to hire foreign workers.

Unlike many other countries, jobs aren’t for sale in Canada. In fact, it’s a No Placement Fee Country. Canadian employers are supposed to shoulder the costs associated with hiring foreign workers, including airfare to and from Canada.

Canadian employers must go through a lengthy process of applying for approval for hiring foreign workers, which is part of the application for a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). They can only hire foreign workers in approved industries for positions that they cannot find Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Once an LMIA is approved, Canadian employers must then reach out and find prospective foreign workers.

In the Philippines, that means partnering with recruitment agencies that are licensed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Only POEA-licensed recruitment agencies are allowed to conduct manpower pooling and recruitment activities on behalf of Canadian employers.

Only Canadian employers with positive LMIAs can hire foreign workers for jobs in Canada.

Most jobs in Canada are available for foreign workers under the TFWP. In most cases, foreign workers must return to their home countries at the end of their contracts.

In some cases, foreign workers may be able to transition to another immigration program that will allow them to apply for permanent residency.

If you are a high-skilled OFW, you may want to consider a more direct path towards permanent residency by applying as an immigrant directly under the Express Entry System. That way, you can bring your family with you from the very beginning.

Don’t forget, if you are a foreign trained professional (such as a doctor, engineer, teacher or nurse), you will need to have your credentials assessed and more than likely take bridging programs before you can practice in Canada.

The minimum requirements for applying to Canada vary from each immigration program, but will definitely take under consideration:

  • education,
  • work experience,
  • medical examinations, and
  • language proficiency

FINDING CANADIAN EMPLOYERS ONLINE

There are many online resources if you are looking for jobs in Canada. You should get started by looking at the Government of Canada’s official Job Bank, which you can visit right here.

If you are in the Philippines, the only place you should be looking at is at the official POEA website. POEA publishes their list of licensed recruitment agencies with valid job orders for Canada online.

EXPLORING YOUR PERSONAL NETWORKS TO FIND CANADIAN EMPLOYERS

It’s always a great idea to start your job search by reaching out to people in your own personal network.

You may be surprised to find out that you already know someone who has gone to Canada, and that they can provide you with some useful information to help you on your own journey.

People in your personal network may be able to answer questions you may have about working in Canada, and may even be able to connect you with prospective Canadian employers.

In most cases, Canadian employers who have questions about hiring foreign workers from the Philippines can make inquiries to the Philippine Overseas Labour Offices (POLOs) that have jurisdiction over the province or territory of employment.

CANADIAN EMPLOYER REQUIREMENTS FOR HIRING FOREIGN WORKERS

In most cases, Canadian employers hiring foreign workers must submit an application for an LMIA with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

For more information about ESDC, click here.

Once a positive LMIA has been issued, Canadian employers can begin to look for foreign workers.

Once a Canadian employer has found a suitable foreign worker from the Philippines, they must submit the appropriate documents to the respective Philippine Government offices.

In most cases, Canadian employers must submit requirements for the Verification and Authentication of Employment Documents to the POLO which has jurisdiction over the province of employment. This includes committing to shouldering the foreign worker’s travel expenses (details are available in the Addendum to the Employment Contract.

In most cases, Canadian employers who hire multiple foreign workers must also partner with POEA-licensed recruitment agencies.

OFW REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLYING FOR A WORK PERMIT

Once an agreement has been made between the Canadian employer and the foreign worker, the foreign worker must then apply for the appropriate visa to travel to Canada.

OFWs in the Philippines must submit requirements in order to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). These applications are not submitted directly to the Embassy of Canada, but rather through the Visa Application Centre (VAC).

The VAC responsible for applications made in the Philippines is VFS Global. You can find more information about VFS Global here.

Requirements for a typical visa application will include filling up the appropriate application package, and attaching the necessary documents including a copy of the LMIA from the Canadian employer, medical examination reports and police clearances.

After submitting the appropriate visa application, foreign workers may be called in for an interview.

Once the TRV has been issued, the OFW may now proceed to apply for an Exit clearance with the POEA.

OFWs must apply for an Exit Clearance from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), which includes attending the mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS).

For more information about the POEA, click here.

It is strongly recommended that OFWs make sure that their Canadian employers have already submitted the requirements for the Verification and Authentication of Employment Documents to the appropriate POLO before making travel arrangements.

POEA will not expedite processing of Exit Clearances based on travel arrangements already made.

Upon arrival to Canada, OFWs will be issued a Work Permit by Canada Border Services Agents (CBSA).

For more information about the CBSA, click here.

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS CURRENTLY IN PLACE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Government of Canada currently has COVID-19 travel restrictions in place.

Only Canadian citizens and permanent residents are allowed entry to Canada at this time. Exceptions are being made for foreign workers and international students with valid work permits.

Foreign workers are advised have their Canadian employers contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) before making any travel arrangements.

For more information about the Government of Canada’s travel restrictions, click here.


RELATED POSTS

CANADA JOBS FOR FILIPINOS AT POEA
RED RIBBON – VERIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION OF EMPLOYMENT DOCUMENTS
PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION SEMINAR

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GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

EMBASSY OF CANADA IN THE PHILIPPINES
VISA APPLICATION CENTRE (VAC)
IMMIGRATION, REFUGEES AND CITIZENSHIP CANADA (IRCC)
CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY (CBSA)

PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (DFA)
DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT (DOLE)
PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT ADMINISTRATION (POEA)
OVERSEAS WORKERS WELFARE ADMINISTRATION (OWWA)
PHILIPPINE EMBASSY IN CANADA
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERALS IN CANADA
PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS LABOUR OFFICES (POLO) IN CANADA

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