CITREC expensive but worthwhile: PM Hou
Quoting the Island Sun newspaper – 11 February 2019
“It costs about $1.5 million to send 50 people to Canada under the Canadian International Training & Education Corp of Canada (CITREC) programme.
“Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela told media it is an ‘expensive’ programme but a good investment for provinces wishing to join the programme.
“Three provinces namely Guadalcanal, Makira-Ulawa and Malaita province have engaged in the programme so far.
“Last year, PM Houenipwela signed Skills Passport Solomon Isles with CITREC at the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
“The initiative will introduce eligible Solomon Islands nationals to an expedited stream for Canadian Permanent Residency which comes with permanent jobs into Canada’s Hospitality and Tourism Sector.
“It will also introduce new efforts in empowering women in Solomon Islands with seven out of 15 Permanent Residency nominations under the pilot project.”
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