Sunday, February 26, 2012

Canada Seeking Irish Men

A delegation from western Canada is visiting Dublin this week in an effort to recruit thousands of workers for the construction and related trades.

The delegation, which includes representatives of the British Columbia Construction Association, Alberta Construction Association and senior officials from the British Columbia Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation hope to identify sources of skilled labour.

It will also be attending the Dublin Working Abroad Expo/Jobs Fair next week.

They are a projected 335,000 job opportunities arising in British Columbia and Alberta between now and 2014, especially in construction. The biggest demand relates to carpenters, electricians, welders, plumbers, heavy equipment operators and millwrights.

Canada differs from many countries seeking workers abroad in that it encourages long term inward migration by specified groups and facilitates family settlement.  

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