How to get LMO Approval in Canada – Job Requirements for Filipinos

LMO (Labour Market Opinion) is one of the requirements before working in Canada and getting a working visa. How to get LMO and how long should you wait for the approval? How much is the processing fee in getting LMO? Those are just some of the questions you have in mind as a Filipino and as a foreign worker dreaming to work and live in Canada.

The good news is, your employer will be the one who will process this important document for you and you won’t need to pay any fee. If it’s approved, then you can process your visa at the Canadian embassy in the Philippines. Continue reading to know more about the process.

In this post, I’m gonna share some of the frequently asked questions about LMO and job requirements for OFW a.k.a. Overseas Filipino Workers who want to work in Canada.

What is LMO and why should you need it?

Labour Market Opinion is required for foreign workers to support a working permit in Canada. Some jobs don’t require an LMO but some jobs other than professional jobs like skilled usually require one. According to Citizenship Immigration Canada,

LMO is the opinion provided by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)/Service Canada to the officer that enables the officer to determine whether the employment of the foreign worker is likely to have a positive or negative impact on the labour market in Canada.”

In other words, hiring of foreign workers must not have a negative impact on Canadian labour market. LMO can be approved only if HRSDC finds no Canadian or citizen of Canada to fill the job or position or when there is skills shortage. It may not be easy to have LMO approved because like any other country, they prioritize their citizens first. But Canada is a very wealthy and generous country so employment opportunities will always come. Don’t lose hopes. There are millions of Filipinos working and living in Canada now. We love Canada as much as they love us.

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Requirements in getting LMO in Canada – Labour Market Opinion

The employer must apply for the LMO by filing an LMO application form at his/her Service Canada Region (ie: Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec etc.) the employer then will receive confirmation and result of the application. If it’s a positive or neutral LMO result, then the employer must send a copy of the positive/neutral LMO to the foreign worker because it is needed in his/her application of working visa. On the other hand, if the LMO is negative, the employer can’t hire the foreign worker for that position anymore.

How long should you wait for your LMO application result?

It takes about a month or two. It could be faster or longer. It depends upon the amount of applicants and the processing circumstances.

What if your LMO was disapproved (negative)? Can you apply again?

The employer may request a review of the application and decision on a later date but it doesn’t guarantee approval. Result will always be assessed by the HRSDC.

What’s the next step after LMO approval?

If your LMO is positive or neutral, the employer needs to send you a copy of it together with your employment contract and job offer (signed by you and your employer). These documents are required for your application of visa at the Canadian Embassy in the Philippines. It’s your (OFW) turn then to do the processing of visa. If your visa was approved, you can proceed to register yourself as an official OFW at the POEA to have your PDOS and exit clearance.

To know more about applying a job in Canada, I recommend you read:

Direct Hiring in Canada for Filipinos

How to get LMIA in Canada – Requirements and Procedure

Share your LMO experiences or share your dreams of working in Canada by commenting below. Mabuhay!

About Fehl Dungo

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165 thoughts on “How to get LMO Approval in Canada – Job Requirements for Filipinos”

  1. Hi ma’am and sir or what ever. I’m Jojo abay abellana and I want to work in abroad like international it beacuase I want to prove how I am hard working thats all thank you hehe.. I’m here to work you bleh.. ????

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  2. I am a graduate of BS accountancy here at the Philippines, have a 6 years of relevant experience in accounting, soon i am going to take the board exam, maybe on oct 2020 or may 2021 and hoping to pass it, can somebody help me to find accounting related work at the canada

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    • Hi Jinky, you seems to have a long experience in Accounting, and best of luck in your CPA board exam soon. Here is the story, with regards to your intention of finding or getting an accounting job in Canada, you definitely be looking forward to a reality that it will be a failure. Accounting job in Canada is for someone who is already in Canada and attended colleges in Canada not in other countries, there are even so many good candidates inside Canada that are not even employed to the accounting jobs, because of difficult competition.

      Whatever professions you have (even you are a license CPA, a Doctor, a Lawyer, a RNurse, a Teacher or whatever professional licenses someone has in other country) is not recognizable in Canada. All those professions mentioned is a zero credit in Canada, I mean (back to zero experiences, and back to zero education or degree), even you have an extensive experiences in your field. Here are the real facts of comparisons:

      4-Year Bachelors in Philippines = 2 Year Post Secondary Diploma in Canada
      Any experiences in Philippines = Zero (0) experience recognized in Canada

      Here is what I suggest:
      1. Apply to Canada as a Student (you must have 1.5Million Peso to show funds
      2. Be a Caregiver (Get a caregiver course – Fulltime not a part time-meaning 6months straight full time course and no- night time classes)
      3. When you finish your Caregiver course- get a 1 year experience to show that you are a qualified to handle kids
      4. Be a Teacher in Kindergarten or Nursery – this reciprocates being a Caregiver, but before you can teach you must have a professional license like LET to prove your being a KG teacher.
      5. Apply in Express Entry program of Canadian government, this one is very complicated as it requires Doctoral or masteral degree and wide experiences, Age, and family background, etc.
      6. I hope this helps.

      God bless!

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  3. Hi ma’am good day. I’m geralyn ramales a graduate of bachelor of science in computer engineering and currently working as an administrative staff. I am planning to work in Canada. But this is my first time to apply. Ma’am Could you please give me some suggestions to apply or how could i find a employer in Canada. Looking forward to your response ma’am.
    Thanks ma’am.
    best regards,
    Geralyn

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  4. Mabuhay! Hi! I want to work in Canada because I’m a single mom with 2 children. I need help, can you help me please? Thank you. God bless 🙂

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    • Take the Caregiver Course, then get 1 year experience in caregiving, apply online to job bank canada, then if the employer like to sponsor you, then that will change your future and become a canadian resident later on. Good luck.

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  5. Hello! I just want to ask questions. I have sister in canada and she is already a permanent residency there. And she talk to her employer to help me work there to her company. And her employer is willing to send me lmia. My question is, how long is the process time to have lmia for me? And what are the processing procedures after having lmia and apply my visa here in philippines? Coz im in philippines now. Kindly response.

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  6. Hello! I just want to ask questions. I have sister in canada and she is already a permanent residency there. And she talk to her employer to help me work there to her company. And her employer is willing to send me lmia. My question is, how long is the process time to havr lmia for me? And what are the processing procedures after having lmia and apply my visa here in philippines? Coz im in philippines now. Kindly response.

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  7. Hi Ms.fhel.
    kung n recieved mo n ba LMO s employer mo s Canada pwde kna po bang mag apply ng work permit visa kahit wala k png work experience?
    possible po ba n ma iissuehan ako ng work permit visa?
    hintay ko po sagot nyo.tnx..

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    • Yes, pwede ka na mag apply ng working visa sa embassy however, kasama sa requirements ang work experience so risky if wala ka pa non

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    • @ Judiel, hindi ka po makakaresiv ng LMO, pero meron kang mareresiv na LMIA kung na aprub na (:)….LMIA na po kasi ang twag sa dating LMO po.. Kapag may VIsa ka na maissuehan ka syempre ng Work Permit depende pa rin sa airport immigration sa Canada. Okay po ganito po kasi. Tama po sabi ni Fehl, Visa officers ngayun ay very strict sa aprubal ng visa pag di sila satisfied sa kakayanan mo na mag alaga sa Canada, so meaning maghhanap sila ng experience mo sa pag aalaga sa Pinas po. Meron pa rin namang nakakalusot minsan nga callcenter trabaho nila nagkakavisa nman po. so depende pa rin sa visa officer na hahawak ng application mo.
      Isama mo sa application mo later on ang lahat ng work experiences mo or current job mo kahit di man ito related sa caregiving, in God’s will (or not or not yet), maaprub visa mo. Goodluck.

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  8. Good day! May I ask what will be the process here in the Philippines once you get an approved LMO? They said there’s no need for speak test in Canadian Embassy… So what will be the next steps to do….Thank you!

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    • It’s an LMIA not LMO, once u have that gather all the documents you have and print all the application forms found in the CIC website for Philippine applicants and when completed, submit it personally to VFS global Makati.

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      • Hello!

        I would like to share my application case. I already have my LMIA and process my papers. Immigration requested me to undergo medical exams and i passed it. Within a week they require my employer to submit reasons why they need to hire a nanny and some proof of my employers income for the past 4or 5 years..
        In connection wth this, why they have to require my employer to submit these requirements since they already have the LAMIA? Yet my employer complied their request but a week from now, im still waiting for the decision of the embassy. Hop they will approve my application these days for they have given me 28 days to wait for their reply and i am worried since my LMIA will expire July 6..
        Thanks and God bless us.

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        • Hi, first of all it is LMIA not LAMIA. Sometime a visa officer may ask or validate the LMIA entry to the system, this is not new to them, if they suspect anything (hope there is nothing wrong with the LMIA application of your employer), they would be able to gather documents for verification. Since they decide the visa issuance, there is no chance the applicant can complain, the best thing you do is wait for your Visa results. Since your employer has gone submitting the required docs, then next steps are easier. If you receive a refusal of visa on 30th of June, you may apply first day of July, so you would be able to avoid the expiry of your LMIA.

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          • Yeah,thats it, LMIA..
            Anyway, is that a renewal of LMIA? After then, do i need to submit another application as in same process of what i did before?
            Thank u so much.

          • Hi riczel, on your last reply, I can’t understand what you mean, there is no LMIA renewal, once it expires, your employer should apply a new LMIA for you. However, do not lose hope, keep praying that your application will be approved in God’s will. If this first application is not meant for you, pray and know why it was denied or refused, then ask wisdom from God for your next visa application.. God bless.

    • There is no registration in surfing job in Job Bank Canada, all u have to do is apply the position you wanted to work with your skills.

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  9. Hello po!! Can you advise me po, my LMIA was denied bec meron pong Canadian na willing to take my job in Canada. Ano papo ibang paraan to get the LMIA?

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    • If your LMIA is denied and your employer has detected by ESDC that there is a Canadian who is willing to get your job, then your employer will be less likely be approved of another and new LMIA. Anyway even that he/she has to hire locally, she needs an LMIA to be able for her worker to apply for a working permit. So what you will do is find another employer who can hire you and willing to apply and pay a LMIA for you. LMIA application is very strict now a days due to the overhauling of TFWs in Canada, but there are instances where LMIA is easier to get, as long as they prove that the employer weren’t able to get a local candidates in Canada. Did your employer paid the 1000 CAD and has been charged with his/her credit, but still received a Negative result?

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      • Yeah, he mentioned me that he paid for a $1000.00 for advertising. Does mean that I should need to find a new employer po? May I ask what are tje other ways to have a positive LMIA? THANKS

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    • Job that are in-demand in Canada are : IT, Professors, Engineers, Doctors, and those whose professions are in High Skilled category, however, low-skills like carpenter, welder, electrician, auto mechanics, technicians, caregivers, farmers, fisherman, etc. are also have high rates of being hired in Canada.

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    • there are two categories in saying a “fee” in applying to Canada:
      1) Applying through Immigration Consultancy/Agent Representative
      2) Applying as a self-individual

      When you say placement fee, this is applicable I believe only in other countries, as Canada has a signed MOU in the Philippines with no Placement Fee, (same case with NZ, AUS and SZ). So placement fee is not applicable when you found a job in Canada. It is better to apply directly in http://www.jobbank.gc.ca and from there you can possibly get an employer direct from Canada with no fee to expense from your side. However, once you get an LMIA, you have to shoulder only the application of your Visa and also you will shoulder of course all your requirements/papers to apply for the Visa. Hope this helps.

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  10. hi hello ma’am ill just asking, i recieved confirmation letter from canada, but im Doubt because they mention my salary is 30$ its so big. is it true on not? this is may confirmation letter. my current location right now im in doha qatar im working in qatar airways hamad international airport as surveilance officer,

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  11. I actually did not confirm with the other one. my application was on going and out of nowhere the other employer sent us an email asking us to sign a contract (we have not signed any agreement eith them btw) .. how long could a LMIA process be?

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    • As early as possible choose the employer whom you know can wait you patiently and have a patience in applying for unfortunate LMIA paperworks, and will not cancel or withdraw the offer to you later on because of the hardships in obtaining the positive LMIA for Caregivers overseas. Out of 100% lmia applications only 10% can be approved and those 10% approved are caregivers inside the Canada already who are changing their employers. Meaning your employer and you are lucky if you will have the positive LMIA which applications lasts for less than 6 Months. If your employer will.apply for her Lmia be.sure to follow every details of instructions in the application, otherwise chances of being approved is lesser. Anyway, Goodluck to you and your employer. Many employers now have cancelled their Lmia application and withdraw the sponsorship overseas, hoping it will not happen to you and your employer. GODBLESS.

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  12. hi my employer said she received a letter from esdc askingaski me to sign a contract…does that mean na possitive na ang lmia?

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    • No we cant say yet that it is positive now, it is still has to begin. Contract is needed in LMIA application, so it is normal that EsDc will ask for this. An approved LMIA can be received in a separate email.

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        • Meaning u have 2 employers? Why you dont have to.stick with one and inform the other employer that you have another offer so they can find another nanny out there, it is a bad idea that you are maintaining 2 employers, and what is your intention of doing that So selfishly, u have to give up one now, otherwise if both employers would ever find that you have two employers, positively, you may lose both of them, and both will cancel their offers to you. I advise you to cancel the other one now as soon as possible.

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  13. Hi Good day! i would like to ask if it is ok to work in other country like qatar while waiting for my LMIA? Can I apply in qatar Canadian Embassy if ever my third party received my LMIA? its been a while and almost 5 months of waiting and still nothing happens, the third party told me that my employer in alberta says the LMIA processes were still onhold. I dont know if it is negative or positive opinion, other LMIA already released after a month of contract signing with the employer, Im losing my income and i need to go back to work abroad because i cant find a good job here in my country. please advice me what to do. thank you

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    • It is okay to work in Qatar while u wait, however be informed that Lmia is only valid for 6 months, while it is hard to resign in gulf region.

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      • Hi there, thanks for the reply. My LMIA and other pertinent docs has been submitted already to the canadian embassy manila though its been a long time of waiting and finally positive opinion has arrived. I am waiting for my working visa approval and hoping that it will be granted in good side. Thanks

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  14. Hi madam,

    Good day!!!!

    I am a graduate of Nursing and not yet a licensed one. Also, i had graduate a of short term course in TESDA (HRM). I was working as a Customer Service Representative for almost 4 years now and hotel for 2 years. I would really love to work in canada. Where can we usually find and employer there? Is there a site wherein we can visit and apply?

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    • Hi Ian, you can find a direct employer from National Job of Canada – http://www.jobbank.gc.ca. Also if you would want to consider working as Live-In caregiver under Elderly Care since you were graduated in Nursing field. You can use your RLE hours as one of your requirements to apply. If this is not enough, I recommend that you should also get a TESDA Certificate for Caregiving ( NCII-Caregiving) from TESDA, I think these certificates (NCII + your RLE) are good enough to qualify you for Elderly Caregiving in Canada.

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  15. Hi,

    Thanks for your help ! I have already paid 50000 rupess (indian rupees) and 3 lacs more will need to be paid later but as per them this will directly deduct from my salary in term of EMI for 6 months (i.e. 50000 rupees for 6 months).

    Is that ok ! or shall i take my money back before any incident took place.
    Please advice!

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    • HI Rizwan, why did you pay the agent with that huge amount of money, without searching first if they are legitimate? The order in the above steps mentioned are so really strange. The sequences have to be this way:

      1. Have an employer first.
      2. If you and your employer agreed, then maybe contract will be created.
      3. The employer or the agents (if the employer is using/authorizing an agent) must post the job position in Job Bank Canada, and 2 or 3 more sites to be sure.
      4. The ads must be posted in 4-wk time.
      5. If 4-wk time is over, then the employer/agent has to apply for LMIA in ESDC.
      6. While LMIA is on process, the ads should still be there in the sites, to get more secure positive approval.
      7. If LMIA has been approved (positive), then it should be sent to the caregiver/candidate, along with the Contracts signed by you and your employer.
      8. Once the LMIA and the contract received, apply with your supporting documents together with the LMIA and contracts to VFS Global India, do not apply in the Embassy office, as all Canadian Embassies have authorized/assigned VFS to accept applications from the candidates to secure proper process of applications.
      9. You may wait for the notifications of Medical for a month or two from the embassy by email.
      10. The final is Visa Approval, or Refusal or Pending – awaiting for some documents still required by the embassy.

      Pray and pray and pray.

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  16. Hi,

    I required an urgent help from you for the below points. As my agency whom where I have apply for Canada. They have mark an email to me and mentioned the below points. Please let us know, is that true.

    01: LMO will receive first.
    02: After LMO is issued there will be process for ESDC in Canada (it will take 10-15 days)
    03: Post that, visa signing take place.
    04: Apply for Visa take place
    05: Medical will take place
    06: Post Medical, visa stamping take place.

    Note: Job Profile and salary will informed soon.

    Please reply me as soon as possible.

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    • hi! The salary and job description will be discussed first because they will be in your job contract which will be used in the application of your LMIA (LMO) too. It’s strange why they would just inform you about it soon while it is important. If they don’t ask you money, then apply and see for yourself if it’s legit

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    • I agree with Ms. Fehl, job description with details of salary and all information mentioned in the posted jobs are needed before a LMIA can be processed. Take note that LMIA process in the new policy, the job ads must to be advertised on National Job Bank, and 3 more job sites in 4-weeks time, (the old one was 14 days only), before an employer can file the LMIA in ESDC, but since In-Home Caregiver (the new name of formerly Live-In Caregiver Program) is a new rule, they are somewhat meticulous and strict in the LMIA approval.

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  17. ma’am na receive q na po ung LMIA from Canada and live caregiver form w/ signature of my employer. what next process should i do???

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    • Apply for a working visa at the Canadian embassy in Makati. Visit their website to know the complete requirements and procedures. You need your work permit, contract, LMIA, your job credentials in the Philippines (usually red ribbon). The requirements are posted in their website

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        • If you’re RN, you don’t need the TESDA training anymore. You need to comply with all the requirements. If you lack anything, your visa might not be approved

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  18. Good day madam. I just want to ask if there is additional fee when applying to canada? Im residing here in the philippines and this is the first time for me to apply abroad. Do I need to have a pocket money? Or I mean do the immigration will ask me for any fee? And if we estimate it madam how much is it? Im planning to apply as a cashier there madam with my 1 year and a half experience. Im looking forward on your reply madam. TY a lot.

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  19. Hi ma’am feh
    im jomar.!
    Paano po ba mag apply sa canada . Actualy po kasi may trabaho po ako dito sa Pilippines as a houseboy possible po ba ako makahanap ng work sa canada kahit hindi po ako tapos ng high school . I hope na may mag reply thank and godbless

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  20. Hi mam im Rexy nakatanggap ako nang letter if refusal sa embassy of canada. Ang sabi I do not have a valid LMO sa Quebec po ang destination ko. Ano po ba ang maari kung gawin. Pls. Help mam. Thanks and God Bless.

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  21. Hi,

    I am from India and apply for LMO through one of the consultancy in India and waiting for postive feedback.
    Please let us know, after receiving a TFW visa than is any some procedure or step need to be follow post arrival in Canada? Whether any question will be asked by an officer?

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    • They will check your visa, passport, IDs at the port of entry. If you’re good to go, you’ll then meet your employer and stay at the place they provided for you and you can start working

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  22. I would like to work in canada or australia i know work will look and classified of different shapes and quality brilliant…. and i also know how to sort all kinds of gold and silver. Would you please help me. Thanks.

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  23. Hi po, this is Zophie P.. Gusto ko po magwork s Canada. Ang kaso call center/ customer service po ang work experience ko fo 5 years. May experience ako sa manufacturing as operator for six months at another six months as office staff. Pwede b ako mkhanap ng employer under po sa experience ko or kahit hindi po dun related. Nagaapply po kc ko crew s food chain or factory worker through web, may chance kya n iwork nila ung LMO. thanks pon

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  24. Maam ,good morning, how can submit my requirements? Do you have agency in manila .please suggest to me the trusted agency.. Thank you maam.

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  25. Hi Mam,

    When my employer have received the positive LMO does it mean he is capable of paying my salary, my working condition is met by Canadian Government. ? Can the Visa officer can still refused my work visa because of not being satisfied that my Employer can pay my wages.

    Thanks a lot .

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    • Positive LMO means the job given to you won’t have a negative effect on Canadian Labor force. Your next step is to apply for a working visa at the embassy of Canada where you live. LMO is one of the requirements you need to pass. It doesn’t mean that you have LMO you would have visa approval. The final decision will be from the consul

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      • Is there anyway my employer could ask the CIC, why the Philippine Embassy did not ask for more documents if they need more evidence that my Employer could pay my salary than closing the case. I applied through VFS , is there still direct application to Philippine Embassy online?

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  26. Hi sir/madam,
    ako po c mellany ,pangarap ko po talgang makapagabroad.para po matulungan ko pamilya at ung kapwa ko.hardworking po ako at mapapagktiwalaan .lalo npo maglinis ng haus at magalga ng bata.sana po mahanpan nyo po aku ng employer at matulungan makapagwork sa canada.
    maraming salmat po.

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  27. Hi, im ronalyn ramos,, im working here in Taiwan, , but I want to tray to work in canada,, I have 3 years, experiences as a caregiver, acctualy not yet because this coming October, 22 2015 finish my contract, ,Thankyou and give me a chances to work in canada,,, im little spoken English,

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  28. Hi Ms. Fehl,
    I just want to know if what kinds of supporting documents that will be needed in the process of my visa or working permit because i have already received my positive lmo.
    also is it necessary to have at least more than 2 years remaining in my passport in processing visa?
    thanks a lot. 🙂

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    • You’ll need a copy of your LMO, work contract signed by you and your employer in Canada, application form of visa and some supporting docs like SSS Employee Static Info, Employment Certificate from your current employer in the Philippines and Medical exam. The medical exam however is done once the Canadian Embassy sent you a letter or request. Yes, it is advisable to have around 2 years validity in your passport although immigration requires at least 6 months at the time of your travel. Because you have to consider the time in your visa and POEA stuff processing

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  29. Ms. Fehl,

    Hi ! Ask ko lang if may mga Employer ba na nagha hire kahit wala experience for the Job na kailangan nila…and kung may pa training sila sa work na yun? Since na iba yung work experience ko sa work na kailangan nila. Thanks!

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  30. Hi ma’am magandang umaga po

    Ofw po ako sa saudi arabia riyadh for almost five years sa american compound dn as housekeeping…..ang tanung ko po panu ako magka employer wala akong kakilala sa canada….pero ma’am 2 years n akong andto sa pinas at my age 44 years old qualified pa ba akong mag apply in canada thanks god bless u

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    • Go to the approved websites of the Canadian Immigration. They are mentioned in the “Direct Hiring” related article mentioned above.

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  31. my mom have a experience of 7 years as a beautician she knows facial waxing hai styles cutting bleachin clolouring manicure pedicure . she also gone through many seminars and she have many certificates also certificate of IIT beautician so tell me that is there any lmo job for her in canada tell me by messaging me on my email

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  32. GOod morning maam/sir, im a graduate of hotel and restaurant management,and have an experience of 2years as room attendant in 5star hotel in saudi arabia,and 2years in luxury passenger ship,as utility hand general,,and almost 2years housekeeping in the phils.,,,,,,,,all in all 6 years experience,,,,,,maam can u help me to find an employer in canada please,,,thank you maam/sir,,,,,just email me in my email

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  33. Hello po maam fehl! Have a Bless day po sa inyu.

    Ask lang po ako. I have sister in Canada living for almost two years now. She married to a Canadian citizen. Ngayon gusto po nila akong papuntahen doon to work. Nandito po ako ngayon sa Japan and will end my contract next year as a laundry worker.

    Saan po ang mas madali ang process? To apply there as a working visa? (Granting as my brother in law as my Employer. Or relative visa? Petion fronfrom my sister?

    Thanks po and God Bless!

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  34. Hi Ma’am Fehl, is job experience here in PH a requirement to go apply work in Canada.? What if I have an employer who is applying now for LMO to get me and work for him there. He said he wants me to be there as soon as possible. I am working for him for over a year now but through an online job. Would the embassy here in the Phils disapproved me when I am going to go apply for a visa?

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    • Yes job experience is a major requirement in applying for a job abroad not only here. Your employer in Canada must first process the permit to hire you before you can apply in the embassy. Your employer must know first if you need LMO and other requirements

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  35. Hi po Ms fel, .. mga magkano po ba ‘yung total expenses para mapunta ng canada, kasi I applied for direct hiring, mga estimated budget po? like placement fee. thanks

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  36. Good Day!
    ma’am can i ask if it is really important to have work experienced before we apply in Canada? thank you! i’ll wait for your reply.

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  37. have a gd day,im marlyn pachoco baron working in Saudi Arabia as a house keeping since 2008 to precent,i want to work in Canada like my work her if god willing…thank you

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  38. good day Mam Fhel…tanong ko lang po sana kung pwede nyo po email sa akin kung may kakilala rin po kayo na pwee aplayan ng direct hire..pls help po…thanks

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  39. Helow po!mam, tan0ng k0 lang po kc may employer ak0 sa canada at my LMO na ako. Binayaran ko ay 250 thousand philippine peso para sa processing, at hinihintay ko na lang yung visa ko. Mam,talaga po bang mahal ang babayaran para sa processing fee, o baka na isahan po kmi?

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    • hello pwede ko po malaman kung san k nag apply kce i have also that kind of problem but unfortunately kailangan makapagbigay agad ng pera at lis half of 230..

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    • You must pay after your working visa and tickets are there to be safe and sure. All I know is the amount you will pay will be equal to the amount of your 1 month salary abroad.
      Medyo mahal talaga maningil pag Canada and other big countries ang mga agents pero you must have assurance kahit mahal sila maningil. It is your right to ask for assurance – what if your visa was denied, and you paid that big money, what will happen? Questions like that must be asked and settled between you and the recruiter

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  40. Good day! Mam, i am currently waiting for my working visa. I have a positive LMO from my employer and it will be valid until May 2014. I already submitted all the documents needed to the Embassy of Canada in Manila. I am aware of the processing time of 3-6months, but my concern is, what if visa is not yet approved and my LMO already expires, will the embassy consider it? Since I submitted my documents before my LMO expires?
    Hoping for your response. Thank you and God Bless

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    • The embassy understands the time frame so they are aware of that. All you need to do is pray and wait for any feedback from them. If they are quiet, then it’s possible your visa is on the way now.. 🙂 In case you need to get new LMO, they will gladly tell you. Just relax and wait 🙂 God bless!

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  41. Hello po. May tanong po ako. Sa direct hire po, Totoo po bayun na kailangan mo nang mag pa advertise ng employer n nag need sya ng caregiver or nanny at mag interview ng employer ng 15 ka tao? Pero ikaw tlga kukunin, kasi daw isa daw yun s requirement ng mga employer. Tapos after nun dun na sya kukuha ng LMO? Or mauuna yung LMO bago pa advertise? Tnx

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    • Una muna advertise bago lmo…ganun talaga…as long cnbihan k n na ikaw kukunin no worries..wala k nmn palalabasin n pera dun kc employer naman bayad…

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  42. Hi mam fhel. Last december 12 2013 I got my positive lmo from my employer.in canada. He said na 6 months ito bago ma expire. By this day , feb 18 diko padin po nkukumpleto papers ko for a canadian visa. Does it mean na sa loob ng 6 months kailngan ko mapasa papers ko for a canadian visa? Thank you

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      • Ma’am fhel I passed my papers last week of January sa Canadian embassy dito s hk papers ko for live in caregiver..gaano ok b katagal bago po cla mgbgay instruction for medical and police clearance?

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  43. good day! mam it is possible for the applicants who can wait a long period of time? like my case I was applied since 2010 till now im still waiting my visa but the agency says that i need to pay the said PR (permanent Reisdent) coz it is one of the requirement but that checks addreess to the canadian embassy..Do i need to worry about it? Please reply my question. thnk and God Bless

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  44. Hi,maam gosto po akong mag work in canada andito po ako ngayn sa riyad saudi arabia ngayn nagwosk ako ngayn as a beuatician .tanong ko lng po. Pwde kaya ako mag aply tnx po god bless

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  45. Good morning ma’am…I’m Marjorie..got an employer in Canada…she’s going to sponsor me..she got a call yesterday na they can hire me..ask ko Lang po how many days bago lumabas lmo if my employer got positive response.?

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  46. Hello!
    In a case where by some one has LMO and a working visa stamp on his/her passport and at the end was disappointed by the Employer by saying he is no taking he/she in for work for that he will not by the flight ticket for the foreign worker to come over to Canada. In this case what can you say?
    THANKS!

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  47. hi poh,
    aq po c danica kailangan ko po ng work.para sa pamilya ko poh,isa po aqng head sa department store.sana po matulungan nio po ako ma am….naging crew na din poh aq sa mga fast food madam…….maghihintay poh ako salamat po

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  48. Hi… My name is Eliza Palaganas is it possible even I’m here in Singapore to apply I’m going to finished my work this April as d.h..I want to try my luck to work with…I try my best… Thank you and god blessed

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  49. Hello!
    what are the requirements in getting for a working visa in canadian embassy? where can I find the site or link for the requirements?

    Is it possible to get a working visa if you dont have employer yet?

    If you have friend there in canada and he/she want to get you there for a tourist visa, is it possible?

    thank you and waiting for your reply soon, maam.

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  50. Hi, i’m michael lopez, graduate of electrical engineer and kapapasa ko palang ng board exam. Saang website po kaya makakakita ng direct hiring or puede pong mamkita ng job hiring sa canada. Kasi po my tita po ako sa ontario sabi niya po maghanap daw ako sa internet ng job hiring para mapuntahan daw niya mismo.

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  51. Hi Miss Fehl, your site is very useful information on how we can apply to Canada. I would like to ask some question too. Me and my husband is currently working in Qatar. I very much interested to work and leave in Canada. My question is if I have the LMO now and I want to apply to Canada Embassy in Philippines is it possible to process by online or do I need to go back in Philippines to process my application in Canada Embassy? As there is no Canada Embassy here in Qatar. Thank you. Please if you can send to my email at jozieojaldonsablada@yahoo.com. Thank you for the help!

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  52. good day po! Graduated po ako ng healthtechnician..at presently working here in kuwait as ofw,i would like to to in canada as care giver,how can i apply thats available…please let me know

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  53. h1;
    i would like to apply in canada thru direct hire.I’m here in singapore as a site engineer in a local company.i’m working for almost 20 yrs in construction and infrastructure project.I hope na sana matulungan nyo ako maka pag direct hire.Salamat po

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  54. Good evening po Ms Fhel. May tanong lang po ako regarding open work permit in Canada. April po ako nag medical then nareceive ng embassy by June. So ngayon po naghihintay pa rin ako ng visa. Nag follow up nmn po kmi on process pa dw. Hanggang kailan po kya ako nyan maghihintay? Sigurado po kyang may visa na darating? Worry lng po kasi. Thank you so much

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    • Just pray. If you read the letter from the embassy, applicants don’t need to make follow ups. Just wait for their mail. Pray and pray. 🙂

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  55. Good day Ms.Fhel..Tanong ko lang po ulit kase po dun sa kakilala ng kasamahan ng nanay ko po ang total ng gastos e 260K lahat lahat pero totoo naman po sya..pwede ko po bang gawing employer ang sister ko at un canadian fiance nya po maging house cleaner s bahay nila..pwede po ba un..pkisagot po ulit ang tanong ms.fhel..thank you po kce naguguluhan po ako..

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  56. Hi mam im here at taiwan as factory worker for 10yrs Asking if you have a direct hire i want to have a job in canada.. Thankyou

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  57. ask me po ulit mam kung noh po ba ung pinaka first step ko po na gagawin para po makapaglakad na ng mga requirements?tulungan nyo po ako tnx po

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  58. hi mam ask ko lang po may freind po ako sa canada pwede ko po bang gawin silang employer ko??and may mga experience po ako pero dati pa po un….pwede po ba me makaalis papuntang canada?

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  59. Hi Ms.fhel..Inquire ko lang po sana kung gaano po ba kamahal ang pagpaprocess ng LMO at visa..kcepo may kakilala po kami na nagpapaalis pa canada..and yet no idea of the amount to spent with the processing..tsaka po okay lang po ba un walang present work experience pero nagwork po ako before ..nagfollow din po ako sa philpad facebook kso wala p po kyo dun mga nakapost regarding canada..pls. po ms.fhel pasagot po ng tanong ko at kung may alam po kyo n pwede applayan ng dirct hire..thanks po and godbless.. 🙂

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    • Your employer will be the one who will process the LMO in Canada so you don’t need to pay for that. If they’re asking money for processing, it might not be legit job offer so beware. If you have LMO already and you’re sure your requirements are complete, you can apply for working visa at the embassy of Canada in the Philippines via online or call center. Work permit application is around P6,100 and Biometrics (if required) is around P3,450

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  60. hi, maam I am nurse in Saudi before now im her in the phillipines. Im applying as a caregiver in Canada how to submit my application? thank and godbless….

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  61. Im here at saudi arabia, riyadh.. Kung sino man po naka experience na.. Madali lang ba mag process dito ng requirements papuntang canda? Or sa pinas n lng? Coz 8 months from now ptpos na contract ko dto sa saudi.. Thanks and more power po.. 🙂

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    • I think it’s the same as long as you pass the complete requirements at the embassy and that you are currently employed at the time of application.

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  62. Hi Ms Fehl. I just want to ask about the open work permit in Canada. My medical results has already received by the embassy last june 11, 2013. Until now im waiting for my visa. Do you have any idea why it takes too long. Thank you so much.

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  63. hi Mam good day! i have been work fast few years ago im working as factory factory im posible to get a work in canada? how can i apply on my interest job that i saw in this page thats available please let me know…

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  64. Good day po! Graduate po ako ng Midwifery pero nagwork ako caregiver po dito sa pinas. ask ko lng po yong pagkuha po ng LMO ay kailangan mayron ng employer sa Canada? Sana po bigyan nyo ako more info. Thank you!

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      • Maam fehl, can u pls give me an exact duration on how long will it take for the processing of getting a visa from the Canadian Embassy in Makati. I have a prospective employer in Canada and have already a approved LMO for me. He is asking me how long will it take me to go to Canada.I cannot give him the exact time because I have a limited idea about it. Tnx and more power

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        • It depends upon the papers you have submitted. Assuming they are complete and there are no additional requests for additional supporting documents, interview etc, it would take 2-3 months. If there are additional requirements, it would take 3-6 months.

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          • mam fhel how can i apply work in canada..Im 7 years in Israel as a caregiver.i want to know how can i submit my resume?can you give me any idea what im going to do first?

          • Yes since you have worked as a caregiver, you can use your experience in applying for a caregiver job in Canada. The first step is find an employer. If you’re hired, your employer will process your LMO then you will have to apply for a working visa at the embassy of Canada in the country where you are currently residing

  65. hi maam good morning,i am jhordan mateo presently working here in the philippines as a barista i would like to work in canada… plz help me and give me a good employer pwede din po ako sa service crew,housekeeping sana po matulungan nyo ako ..tnx and god bless!.

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  66. hi maam good day, i amHAZYLE TORREJAS presently working in abu dhabi UAE as a service crew of AL AHLIA COMPANY my work is related po sa F&B gusto ko po talaga na mg work po sa canada bka po my agency or may hiring po kayu na alam finished contract ko po nxt year..email bhazyle@yahoo.com

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    • We are sharing hiring announcement at our Facebook page once there is. Follow us on FB. In the mean time, submit your application at the job bank and data centers for Canada. Good luck!

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      • Hello, po gusto ko po sana mag apply jn sa canada.kasalukuyan po nandito po ako ngaun sa bansang kuwait isa po akong saleslady dito.pano po ba ang pag apply jn sa inyo.salamat po,sana po matulungan po ninyo ako.

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  67. hi ma’am!

    I’m a licensed teacher in the phillipines and have a teaching experience for three consecutive years. also i have experience working in hotel/resort as front desk staff.. i rreally want to work in canada for i know it is a good country to work in with good compensation…is there a big chance for applicants like me?

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    • hi ma’am

      I’am LORLYN PINEDA PARDUCHO.working now here in riyadh as a beautician,before im working in al habib hospital as a material handler.ask ko lang mam kung okey po ba yung visa assesment na sila yung nag process ng visa for canada at nag hhanp ng work kasi tinawagan po nila ako at nag interview to complete may application and then payment para sa processing,,,,or baka po pwde nyu ako matulungan o mabigyan ng agency na mapagkatiwalaang aplayan sa panahon po kasi ngayon mahirap mag tiwala basta basta sa mga agency,,,,,gusto ko po mag work ng canda i hope na matulungan nyu po ako tnx and godbless

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      • The foreign worker (OFW) will be the one who will process and apply for visa. The working visa will be issued at the country where you currently reside/live. Example if you’re living in Riyadh now, you need to apply for the visa at the Canadian embassy there in Saudi. The Canadian employer is responsible for LMO processing. Online visa assessment are risky. We all must be careful in submitting our personal information unless we really know and trust the company.

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        • Hello madam Fehl, can i apply visa through online? how?
          About LMO what should i say to the employer about that if the employer knows nothing about LMO? how can i convince?
          Please give me some info.
          Thank you.

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          • Yes, you may apply for visa via online or via phone (call center). before you apply, make sure you have all the necessary requirements coz you will send them via courier (eg: Air 21) to the embassy of Canada in Makati. If the Canadian employer doesn’t know about LMO, they can call or contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada Temporary Foreign Worker Unit to ask about hiring. Will make a post about it more soon 🙂

        • Hi ma’am this is Ricky Florida im here in Dubai my work is as a butchery my contract finished this coming 2014 I want to apply in canada..pls can you help me how to apply..thanks ant more power God bless u all

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        • With regards to LMO,does the employer requires the applicant to takes ielts exam bfore she can apply him/her as a LPN?kc my employer na gusto kumuha sakin sa direct hring, e tnatanung kng panu nya ko mkukuha ng mabilisan at kng kakailanganin ko pa din daw ang ielts….tnx po

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    • If there is shortage for teachers in Canada who specialize in your background and have enough experience as yours, then you have a chance. Professional jobs like teaching are minimal unlike skilled and jobs like F&B, hotel staff are usually hiring. Please read our Direct Hiring in Canada article to learn more where you can apply to job bank in Canada.

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      • Hello mam/sir:

        I am interested to work in Canada with good compensation..I had experienced 8 yrs.in Dubai in royal family,presently work here in Kuwait in private family.i am bachelor of secondary in education major in technology livelihood eduction,I had experienced 1 yr.in teaching,in the Philippines,undergone Trainings & seminars in Tesda.worked as housekeeping & foods & beverage last 2013 of July to November.under Tesda department . Hoping for you reply.thanks.my mobile no.+96560651394

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  68. Hi Maam , how are you doing today? I am Mr. Madison Elacion register caregiver at TESDA certeficate . I am a hardworking person. I worked as an ICU nursing attendant and caregiver at tertiary hospital from december 16 2007 to present.
    Maam wala po ako kilala na employer sa canada. Pwede nyo po ako hanapan na employer sa canada?
    here is my cell number +639076663360 or email me at abson84@yahoo.com..Thank you and God Bless

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    • hi ma’am marifel, same with miss madison can u please give me suggestion on how to get employer in canada and how top get a job there. i a’m a first timer. I’m a graduate of computer engineering and currently working as an office staff and computer service technician as well.I have also a certificate from tesda which is a Computer hardware and servicing II. hope u will give us an attention regarding this matter…Thank you very much madam and may God blesses you..Thank you ma’am…

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