Canadian employers look to Caribbean for skilled labour

Caribbean workers wanted to live and work overseas

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS — Several skilled Caribbean workers have the chance to live and work overseas as a few Canadian employers are actively recruiting within the region.

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Food handlers and other Caribbean skilled workers are wanted to live and work abroad in Canada.

Even better, the employers are offering relocation packages for the right candidates who can fit the role and take on skilled work in Canada.

Technical skills and practical work experience are more favoured than formal education for several of these roles, which could prove promising for Caribbean workers who may have taken advantage of trade skills programmes made available through their respective governments.

Candidates with proven skills in construction, food handling, mechanics, welding and heavy equipment operations, for example, are strongly preferred in these instances.

It’s a promising change of pace as compared to the usual requirements for Caribbean workers to be recruited overseas, and highlights the increasing importance of skilled labour in today’s workforce.

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    Six jobs open for skilled labourers

    For the time being, there are six job openings being made available exclusively through Caribbean Employment Services Inc.

    Job openings include:

    • Amusement Park Operators
    • Construction Workers
    • a Food Service Supervisor
    • Heavy Equipment Mechanics
    • Installers
    • Refrigeration Mechanics

    The positions up for grabs span several provinces and cities in Canada, including Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba.

    Additionally, at least some form of travel within Canada is required for most of the positions.

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    Canada is looking to the Caribbean as it recruits skilled workers.

    In one case, the successful candidate will be expected to travel to different Canadian cities frequently.

    However, the employers have committed to providing relocation packages and covering the cost of transportation.

    One position is also offering accommodations and a complimentary uniform for the successful candidate.

    Advertised salaries range from $15.25 to more than $30 per hour, depending on the position and level of expertise.

    Additionally, there is the possibility to earn more as most of the Canadian employers have also committed to providing overtime opportunities to Caribbean workers who are successfully hired.

    This is in addition to benefits including a “dental plan, disability benefits, healthcare plan, vision care benefits, group insurance benefits, life insurance, a pension plan, paid time off for voluntary or personal days, travel insurance and paid training”.

    Further, several employers boast a wellness programme for workers.

    The majority of the jobs available also include flexible work hours, with shifts that can vary.

    However, several of the employers are looking to fill these positions immediately, with hiring expected to continue up until May and even as late as June.

    Browse the job openings and apply here:

    Amusement Park Operators

    Construction Workers

    Food Service Supervisor

    Heavy Equipment Mechanics


    Refrigeration Mechanics

    Find the latest jobs in the Caribbean via Caribbean Employment Services Inc.

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