A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the province of Alberta and the Philippines in an effort to ease labour shortages and improve the flow of Filipino workers into the province. The agreement will explore shared priorities, such as meeting occupational standards, improving recruitment and employment practices, and promoting employment opportunities in Alberta.
The agreement contains information on:
- fees charged by employment agencies;
- the sharing of labour market information;
- exploring potential partnerships to deliver Alberta-recognized nursing and related education programs in the Philippines;
- how Alberta and the Philippines will approach the comparability of credentials and qualifications in the skilled trades; and
- ongoing cooperation.
Last year, nearly 6,000 temporary foreign workers from the Philippines entered Alberta.