The need for employers to find a qualified workforce is growing in alongside with the construction industry’s ongoing growth.
According to a report published by BuildForce Canada in 2021, the country’s construction industry is expected to lose 300,000 workers by 2030. The ongoing pandemic’s effects have made it more difficult to recruit skilled workers to fill gaps and meet demand.
Although this issue has had a nationwide impact, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia most acutely felt the shortage of workers. Given the federal government’s $180 billion commitment to infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges, and water treatment facilities, a shortage of labor could affect the availability of contractors and subcontractors to complete the work.
Employers may benefit from making it easier for workers to transmit their skills between provinces, but the use of foreign workers in Canada to supplement their workforces may also be worth exploring.
With this, we have gathered a list of construction job openings that are currently available from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
See the full list below:
How do I apply for a job abroad in POEA?
Getting a job through POEA makes assurance to the applicant that the job offer abroad is legal and the employer is reputable. Here’s a guide for the application procedure:
1. Search for available job openings. Job openings are posted on the bulletin board of the POEA main office and its satellite and regional branches. It is also announced on its official website or its official social media pages.
2. Submit your job application. You can register at POEA’s e-Registration or apply personally to the POEA Building, Manpower Registry Division, Ground Floor, Windows S & T, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City. Applicants can also go to the nearest POEA satellite or regional branches. Applicants should also personally submit the following requirements:
- A detailed resume with one piece 2×2 picture
- College diploma
- Transcript of Records
- Valid PRC ID (if applicable)
- Employment Certificates
- Valid TESDA Certificate (if applicable)
- Copy of valid passport
- Valid NBI Clearance (for travel abroad)
- Other documents that may be required
3. Selected applicants would be asked to attend a pre-documentation briefing at the Recruitment and Documentation Division (RDD), Government Placement Branch (GPB) on the ground floor of the POEA Main Office. During this briefing, they will ask the applicant to read and study the employment contract. Study the contract carefully and decide if you will accept the job offer.
4. Medical Exam and PDOS. If you accept the offer, a medical examination at accredited OFW medical clinics/hospitals is the next step. If no health problem is detected in the medical exam, the individual would then attend the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS).
5. OFW Documentation. You then need to submit the following requirements for documentation at the POEA:
- Duly accomplished OFW Information Sheet
- Duly Executed Employment Contract / Employment Offer
- Passport (Original & Photocopy)
- Medical Certificate (original & photocopy)
- Certificate of Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) (original & photocopy)
- NBI Clearance (original & photocopy)
- Duly Accomplished Visa Application Form
- Copy of visa authorization/visa availability
- 3 pcs. Passport-size pictures (colored with white background)
6. Pay the required fees upon the release of the visa.
7. Exit Clearance. Wait for the release of your travel documents (visa, passport, original employment contract, and plane ticket).
Are you ready for Canada?
- Alani, A., & Yehia, R. (2022, April 11). Navigating workforce shortages. On-Site. Retrieved April 19, 2022, from https://www.on-sitemag.com/features/navigating-workforce-shortages/