Monday, May 11, 2015

Philippines, British Columbia ink labor agreement

The Philippines and the Province of British Columbia (BC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at improving the plight of Filipinos in Vancouver, Canada.

President  Benigno S. Aquino III and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark witnessed the signing of the MOU Concerning Cooperation in Human Resource Deployment and Development.

The cooperation was signed by Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz and British Columbia Minister for International Trade Teresa Wat in a simple ceremony at Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver.

The labor agreement affirms the strong friendship and growing ties between the Philippines and the Province of British Columbia.

The MOU aims to facilitate the employment and deployment of Filipino workers in British Columbia to meet labor needs as identified by BC’s labor market information.

The cooperation also aims to enforce existing regulations to protect the workers and promote sound, ethical, and equitable recruitment and employment practices.

The MOU is also expected to strengthen collaborative effort to eliminate barriers on the certification, recognition, and matching of skills and qualifications of Filipinos in accordance with the requirements set by BC regulations.

Through the Philippine-Province of British Columbia MOU, Filipino workers who wish to permanently work and immigrate to BC will be assisted. (PCOO News Release)

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