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RECRUITMENT GUIDE

Jurisdiction of Philippine Overseas Labor Office - TORONTO

Covers Ontario, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Manitoba, and New Brunswick.

Employers looking to hire Filipino workers must get verified by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) and then register with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Metro, Manila. This is in order for the Philippine Government to ascertain:

• the existence of the company or project

• the operations of the company or project is legal

• the need for Filipino manpower

• the employer’s capability to hire workers at acceptable rates

• the terms and conditions of work are in conformity with the minimum standards set by the POEA and compliant with the labour laws and regulations of the Canadian government.

Check out the guidelines for Toronto, Canada employers hiring Filipino workers with POLO Toronto:
http://philcongen-toronto.com/docs/POLO/Skilled-PRA-Oct.2019.pdf

Verification Process

Verification for DIRECT EMPLOYERS
1

Employer needs to complete the requirements for POLO-TORONTO verification.

Note: This is for employers coordinating with a Philippine Recruitment Agency (PRA) without engaging a third party Foreign Recruitment Agency (FRA).

• Employment Contract

• Addendum to the Employment Contract

• Passport (information page of the worker's passport)

• Copy of the Visa issued to the worker

• Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

• Confirmation of Nomination/Acceptance(for workers hired under the Provincial/Territorial Nominee Program)

• Quebec Certificate of Acceptance (CAQ), Confirmation de offer de employ temporaire (for workers hired from the Province of Quebec)

• Employer’s Profile

• Company/Business Profile

• ID (with photo) of the Employer/s

• Affidavit of Undertaking

• Manpower Request or Job Order

• Business License and Commercial Registration (Principal/Employer)

• License of the PRA

• IDs of the Principal/Employer and PRA

• Board or Company Resolution

• Recruitment Agreement or Service Agreement

2

Employer must pay the corresponding fees and submit the documents by walk-in at POLO-Toronto or via mail. If the latter, provide a Canada pre-paid express post envelope.

Address: 160 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario M4P 3B5.

Note: Please provide two copies for each document.

Recruitment Process

Recruitment Proccess for DIRECT EMPLOYERS
1

UNO will match the best candidates based on your company's requirements. Once your company's POEA Registration is released, UNO can commence with the employer-candidate interview.

2

Employer shall select the workers through an interview and trade test, one-on-one or via Skype, depending on their preference.

3

Employer must apply for the work permit of the selected workers with the appropriate Canadian Ministry.

4

Once the work permit is approved, the selected workers' visa application with the Canadian Embassy in Manila, Philippines will commence. UNO shall assist the workers who need to personally appear in order to secure their visa.

5

UNO shall secure the workers' Overseas Exit Clearance (OEC), overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Insurance, and other necessary requirements for their deployment to Canada.

Until the OEC is released, the workers shall undergo pre-entry lectures.

6

UNO will provide seminars and orientations to equip and prepare the workers for living and working abroad.

7

Employer shall arrange the workers' transportation from the Philippines to the job site.

8

Employer will cover all recruitment costs such as documents processing, visa and work permit application, as well as airfare for the workers, among others.

For further inquiries, contact POLO-Toronto through the ff.:

Tel. No. (416) 9758252
Fax No. (416) 9758277
Hotline 647 9927656
E-mail: polotrt@bellnet.ca
Address: 160 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario M4P 3B5

Verification Process

Verification for Foreign Recruitment Agencies (FRA)
1

Employer needs to complete the requirements for POLO-TORONTO verification.

Note: This is for FRAs that are looking to avail the services of a Philippine Recruitment Agency for sourcing manpower.

• Employment Contract

• Addendum to the Employment Contract

• Passport (information page of the worker's passport)

• Copy of the Visa issued to the worker

• Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

• Confirmation of Nomination/Acceptance(for workers hired under the Provincial/Territorial Nominee Program)

• Quebec Certificate of Acceptance (CAQ), Confirmation de offer de employ temporaire (for workers hired from the Province of Quebec)

• Employer’s Profile

• Company/Business Profile

• ID (with photo) of the Employer/s

• Affidavit of Undertaking

• Manpower Request or Job Order

• Business License and Commercial Registration (Principal/Employer)

• License of the PRA

• IDs of the Principal/Employer and PRA

• Board or Company Resolution

• Recruitment Agreement or Service Agreement

2

Employer must pay the corresponding fees and submit the documents by walk-in at POLO-Toronto or via mail. If the latter, provide a Canada pre-paid express post envelope.

Address: 160 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario M4P 3B5.

3

After POLO verification, employer needs to send the verified and authenticated documents to UNO in the Philippines for POEA registration.

Note: Please provide two copies for each document.

Recruitment Process

Recruitment Proccess for Foreign Recruitment Agencies (FRA)
1

UNO will match the best candidates based on your company's requirements. Once your company's POEA Registration is released, UNO can commence with the employer-candidate interview.

2

Employer shall select the workers through an interview and trade test, one-on-one or via Skype, depending on their preference.

3

Employer must apply for the work permit of the selected workers with the appropriate Canadian Ministry.

4

Once the work permit is approved, the selected workers' visa application with the Canadian Embassy in Manila, Philippines will commence. UNO shall assist the workers who need to personally appear in order to secure their visa.

5

UNO shall secure the workers' Overseas Exit Clearance (OEC), overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Insurance, and other necessary requirements for their deployment to Canada.
Until the OEC is released, the workers shall undergo pre-entry lectures.

6

UNO will provide seminars and orientations to equip and prepare the workers for living and working abroad.

7

Employer shall arrange the workers' transportation from the Philippines to the job site.

8

Employer will cover all recruitment costs such as documents processing, visa and work permit application, as well as airfare for the workers, among others.

For further inquiries, contact POLO-Toronto through the ff.:

Tel. No. (416) 9758252
Fax No. (416) 9758277
Hotline 647 9927656
E-mail: polotrt@bellnet.ca
Address: 160 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario M4P 3B5

Frequently Asked Questions

Philippine laws prohibit the direct hiring of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW). Any employer intending to hire OFWs is required to course employment through recruitment agencies accredited by the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA).

Any employer intending to hire OFWs for the first time must undergo accreditation under their corresponding Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO). You may contact the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate to know which POLO your company falls under.

After verifying the employment contract, terms and conditions with the POLO, UNO will submit the documents to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for accreditation.

The costs of recruitment and placement shall be the responsibility of the principal/employer, which covers payment for the following:

• Visa, including the stamping fee
• Work permit and residence permit, as your government requires
• Round trip airfare
• Transportation from the airport to the jobsite
• POEA processing fee
• OWWA membership fee
• Mandatory Insurance as required by the Philippine Government
• Medical testing as may be required by your government
• Skills or language training as may be required by your government
• Additional trade test/assessment, if required by the employer

You may check the complete list of our Fields of Expertise here.
UNO boasts of 26 years’ experience as a POEA-accredited agency. All UNO workers have working experience in their respective fields and they are
Moreover, we are experienced in sending workers in the following industries:

• Agriculture
• Food Processing and Manufacturing
• Construction and Industrial Works
• Shipbuilding
• Automotive Repair and Maintenance
• Aviation Engineering and Maintenance
• Building Cleaning Management
• Industrial Machinery
• Machine Parts and Tooling Industries

We also have partnerships with TESDA-accredited training schools, as well as schools specializing in Language Training. We ensure the quality of work of our applicants.

• Our 27 years of solid reputation and experience as a foundation and then as a recruitment agency recognized by POEA and the Japanese government.
• Our stance with ethical recruitment, especially the no placement fee rule.
• Strict legal compliance for both our client and workers’ protection
• Our constant monitoring of our workers, and mediation whenever necessary.

Please email us at marketing@unoph.com.
You may also contact Ms. Jane Okumura at +63 917 833 2785 or via Line QR code:



Or Mr. Yoshihisa Yamamoto at +8190-8523-0799.