Canadian officials announced the launch of CAN Work Philippines, a pilot program for eligible Canadian employers recruiting in the Philippines.

‌Key Points:

• Eligible Canadian employers can schedule group appointments for medical examinations and biometrics for potential employees as part of the new streamlined process.

• The pilot is open to Canadian employers hiring approximately 50 or more workers, or for critical occupations in sectors such as healthcare, construction and agri-food.

BAL Analysis: Canadian officials called the Philippines an important partner in their Indo-Pacific strategy, and programs such as CAN Work Philippines will further strengthen the close ties between the two nations while addressing critical labor shortages in the Canadian economy.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice Group.

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