Canada seeking employees in Bim

Canada is desperate for employees and they have headed to Barbados to find some.

This from vice-president of the Diamond Global Recruiting agency, Benjamin Guth, who spoke with the media this morning in the office of the Ministry of Labour at the Warrens Office Complex.

DGRA has planned a job recruitment fair to be held tomorrow and Saturday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Two Mile Hill, St Michael, in this effort. “We are desperate, Canada needs people . . . . We are the second largest land mass on the planet, 95 per cent of our population lives within 200 kilometres of the US border.

What that means is there is a massive amount of Canada that is unpopulated and desperate to be populated. Right now as Canada grows north and our cities expand we need people to help settle in these locations. We need people to help build the roads, serve the food, man our hotels, help with mineral extraction, agriculture . . . ,” he said.

“Our ageing population is going to be one of our biggest struggles over the next ten to 20 years. A report released last night . . . outlines Alberta alone, in the next ten years will be short 97,000 people. So we are actively searching for the new face of Canada. We believe, hope, that Barbados is the answer. We have incredible jobs that we are searching for really strong candidates to fill while we are at this show . . . and we are hoping to leave . . . with signed contracts for a few positions.

“Hopefully we will be able to find some really good candidates while we are here and we will be able to let people know that Canada is open, we have incredible jobs, great opportunities, the money is good, the process is seamless and we are here to help.” The VP told the media his company represented some 100 Canadian companies, and the majority of jobs they were recruiting for were for an average of two to four years. They are seeking Barbadians between the ages 18 to 45 with a clean police record.

Director of operations Sean Stewart noted that while there were potential opportunities to recruit professionals, at this time they were actively desirous of filling positions in a wide scope of industries such as hospitality and mechanics. So far, there have been about 40 people recruited through this programme since last November.

“This is a country built by immigration, we need programmes like this to be able to further grow our country so as a result every single employee every individual that comes through this programme will be treated and allowed the same rights and freedoms as all Canadians when it comes to all levels of employment, and that includes protecting their wages . . . . Health care is 100 per cent included from day one,” Guth added as he stress no exploitation will take place,” said Guth.


8 Responses to Canada seeking employees in Bim

  1. media dynamiKs
    media dynamiKs January 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Some civil servants (on the verge of being laid off) should be good enough.

  2. media dynamiKs
    media dynamiKs January 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Some civil servants (on the verge of being laid off) should be good enough.

  3. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner January 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Sounds good and it might be but Bajans do your do dillegence before signiong anything and rushing to Canada,grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

  4. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder January 17, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    This what .I was saying people getting layoff can go live an work overseas nuffin is stopping them,so the government better see that if that start to happen who will stand an work here if u can go some were outside of BIM an live a better life….

  5. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder January 17, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Government need to no people don’t really need them,I think people just love there country an would want the best for our nation,it was allways my dream to buy some land an start my own family here in BIM,but the way things looking I might can’t do that any more,because of the people who’s running the country forget that the older generation that have past life was lil easy when it came to the buying of land for there families to have something for there children,what about does that have nuffin because no one past down nuffin to them or they children,unlike our white bajans here who have benefits of there ancestors,if wanna think I talking foolishness please tell me???

  6. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder January 17, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    My I think government is very unfair with there own kind that or struggling still because it can be very hard on the single mother/father with no real help from an outside person,its just like the government here with out people with $$$$$ outside for Barbados helping this poor lil nation to grow we would be out to sea so its the same in principal,stop suppressing ur people if Barbados is to go forward its that easy…… .

  7. Wrigley Don
    Wrigley Don January 18, 2014 at 12:22 am

    It’s greener, been here for 25 years…. to sich seed just keep your head down and spend the first 2yrs focus on work and stay away from Jamaican people and predominately black areas….. avoid police, and put your self first….. cause people over here have no loyalty….

  8. Carib Ron August 17, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    lol stay away from Jamaican people? might be hard they are already big bosses in big companies, accountants, teachers entreprenuers, police, soldiers doctors lawyers engineers MLS footballers, mechanics the whole works… to avoid Jamaican people you best find a hole in BIm and hid Away from Cavehill and Bridgetown area. gurdsman security, Walton and all dem lecturers nuff Jamaicans…yes de reaal nuff yes… De en lazy nor nervous to move anywhere in the world for work.


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