5 February 2019
Canada’s Labour Mobility Scheme extended to every province in the Solomon Islands
The Island Sun newspaper featured an article today, Tuesday, which gave encouraging news of the Canadian CITREC programme being made available in every province in the Solomon Islands.
Currently it is understood that Guadalcanal province is currently the only province participating in the programme.
The Island Sun article went on to claim (quote)
“Canada has announced that it has opened its Canadian International Training & Education Corp (CITREC) programme to every province in the Solomon Islands.
“This programme provides opportunity for people in participating countries to get employment in Canada both on short term and long-term employment from four up to 24 months as seasonal workers in the agriculture, tourism and hospitality sector.
“Those who successfully nominated under the immigration nomination programme are granted permanent residency in Canada.
“Canada offers two visa types; a two-year work visa which is renewable and a residency visa which valid for over two years.
“While the CITREC programme is fairly expensive, everyone that succeeds in the CITREC training is guaranteed employment opportunity in Canada.
“To date, there are more than 50 locals in the Canadian market with about 150 opportunities available for locals.
“CITREC has launched the ‘Skills Passport initiative for Solomon Islanders’ to Canada.
“Local Rural Training Centres (RTC) graduates in trade sectors including plumbers, electrician, welders and even hair stylists, will soon be able to submit their trades credentials and trade work experiences for evaluation against Canadian standards.
“Once RTC certificate holders meet trades experience assessment requirements, they will be part of a data bank of workers that employers will have access to and hire for trades related opportunities in Canada.”