To: Our fellow OFWs bound for Canada who wrote to OFWempowerment blog about “Name Hire System of Employment in Canada”, please read below important Instructions from Philippine Consular (Labor) Office in Canada. OFW bound for Canada under name hire system should inform their employers regarding the below procedure for proper guidance.
From: OFWEmpowerment Blog
INSTRUCTIONS TO WORKERS BOUND FOR CANADA
1. Caregivers and other Filipino workers hired under the name hire system bound for B.C., Alberta, Yukon and Northwest Territories, Canada without verified employment contracts are required to ask their employers to have their employment contracts verified by the Philippine Consulate General (Labour Office) and authenticated by the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver,
Canada at the following address/contact numbers:
ATTY. BERNARDINO B. JULVE
Consular Officer-in-Charge of Labour
Philippine Consulate General
(Labour Office) Vancouver
410 – 675 W. Hastings Street
Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6B 1N2
Tel. No.: 604-682 5770
Fax.: No.: 604-692-0887
E-mail address: email@example.com
Those bound for the Central and Eastern Provinces should contact the PCG (Labour Office) in Toronto.
2. The employer has to conform by his/her signature to the attached addendum to the employment contract which shall be an additional page to the employment contract.
3. The employer shall send to the PCG (Labour Office), (3) copies of the signed addendum, (3) copies of the contract and (3) copies of the Labour Market Opinion (LMO) for each worker for verification and authentication by the Philippine Consulate General enclosing a pre-paid return Xpresspost envelope. The PCG (Labour Office) requires the original signature of the employer on the
documents for verification.
If this is your first time as an employer, you will need to also have your corporate identity verified and authenticated, whereby the employer shall send in (3) photo copies of his/hers I.D. (i.e. driver’s license, citizenship card, passport etc.) and (3) copies of the business/commercial registration (i.e. business license, certificate of incorporation, etc.).
4. Payments in money order or bank certified cheque (demand draft) per contract are as follows:
a. Verification fee of US $10.00 or equivalent in local currency payable to the Philippine Overseas Labour Office.
b. Authentication fee of CAN $28.75 payable to the Philippine Consulate General.
If this is your first time as an employer, payments in money order of bank certified cheque (demand draft) per corporate entity are as follows:
- Verification fee of US $10.00 or equivalent in local currency payable to the Philippine Overseas Labour Office.
- Authentication fee of CAN $28.75 payable to the Philippine Consulate General.
5. The Philippine Consulate General sends back the verified and authenticated documents to the employer in the return envelope provided, who shall in turn send the documents over to the prospective worker for submission to the Canadian Embassy (if no visa issued yet) or the POEA (if visa has been issued) for processing and participation in the mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation
Seminar (PDOS) and issuance of the overseas employment certificate (OEC) or exit clearance.
6. The PCG (Labour Office) has requested that all employers provide notification of their workers arrival in Canada. Please fax the PCG (Labour Office) at 1-604-692-0887 with your company name, the worker’s names and their date of arrival in Canada.
** Note – Non-compliance of the above-mentioned requirements and/or non-payment of the correct fees will result in the return of the documents without action. **
Info taken from: http://www.albertabeekeepers.org/