By PNA and U.S. News Agency / Asian
A member of Parliament for Winnipeg, Canada has said that his country’s doors are open to skilled workers from Pampanga and their families.
Kevin Lamoureux recently met with Pampanga Gov. Lilia Pineda and urged skilled local residents to work and migrate to Canada together with their families .
“Philippines is the number one source of temporary workers in Canada that demonstrated the strength of the two countries’ partnership. There are 250,000 Filipino immigrants yearly,”Lamoureux said.
He disclosed that there are some 750,000 Filipino immigrants in Canada.
He said that Filipinos dominated the hospitality industry in Canada and most of healthcare workers are from the Philippines.
Lamoureux said his country also needs welders, carpenters and other skilled workers.
“Hospitality industry is driven through Filipino community, workers coming from Pampanga and Cebu,”he said.
Furthermore, Lamoureux said Filipino workers are hardworking and articulate in English making them in-demand abroad.
He said,they are conducting immigration workshop to avoid exploitation.
“We want to educate people to avoid exploitation and being robbed with their money. If you’re a worker you should not have to pay to go to Canada. It’s the employer who will pay for you,” reminded Lamoureux.
Meanwhile, Pineda said the provincial government is enthusiastic in forging partnership with Canada in providing employment for the Kapampangans.
“We have lots of skilled worker here in the province because of trainings given by the provincial government, together with TESDA. We are fortunate that Mr. Lamoureux opens doors of opportunities for our Kabalens to work in Canada,” Pineda added.