Greetings from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration!
For OFWs considering employment in Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (including the Live In Caregiver Program), please note that you and your prospective Canadian Employer must comply with both Philippine and Canadian Government requirements prior to the commencement of your employment in Canada.
For OFWs who are coming to Canada from the Philippines, your prospective Canadian Employer must submit Employment Documents for Verification to the Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO) which has jurisdiction over their province. Upon completion of the process, POLO sends notice to the POEA allowing you to apply for your Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC). For more information on the Verification of Employment Documents, please instruct your prospective Canadian Employer to contact POLO Toronto at 416.975.8252 Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 5pm EST. OECs will NOT be issued to OFWs whose prospective Canadian Employers have not completed the process.
While we encourage discussion, specific cases will be addressed individually for reasons of privacy. You may email us your concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org
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