Barbadians invited to apply through the Canadian Hospitality Workers’ Programme
BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS — More job opportunities have opened up for Barbadians working in hospitality, and particularly in custodial and housekeeping, to live and work overseas in Canada.
The government of Barbados has partnered with the Canadian Hospitality Workers’ Programme, through which Barbadians with hospitality experience who are interested in living and working abroad in Canada can do so.
Now, Barbadian jobseekers have about two weeks to put their best foot forward and submit applications for open positions as housekeepers.
A government statement calling for applications read, “The Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Service is requesting persons interested in working as housekeepers in the Canadian Hospitality Workers’ Programme to submit resumes for these positions to email@example.com.”
The statement also specified that, when applying, candidates should include “Housekeepers – Canada” in the subject line of their email.
Additionally, the statement noted, “Candidates must have more than five years’ experience, be 18 years or older and possess a valid Barbados passport.
“They must also be able to obtain a clean Police Certificate of Character, and be free of any infractions outside the jurisdiction of Barbados.”
The deadline for applications is Monday, March 20.
Work abroad opportunities abound for Barbadians
This hospitality job opportunity for Barbadians is just one of the latest in a round of work-abroad openings in the country.
It also comes as Canada has been reportedly struggling to fill hospitality roles since late last year.
In fact, according to Canadian research group Angus Reid, Canada experienced an “18 percent decline in the number of workers in the service sector over the last two and a half years” as of October 2022.
Since November, groups out of Canada have consistently launched recruitment campaigns in Barbados in particular, and that trend is not likely to change in the near future.
Combined with the United States’ struggle with the Great Resignation, and the United Kingdom’s challenges with labour shortages, it’s no surprise that there has been a trend of foreign employers looking to the Caribbean to recruit talent over the past year.
While international labour markets have begun to shift, initiatives like the Canadian Hospitality Workers’ Programme show opportunities still abound for workers from Barbados, and other Caribbean countries as well, who want to live and work overseas.
Caribbean Employment Services Inc., while being operational in the Caribbean, also partners with foreign recruiters seeking the best Caribbean talent, providing exclusive jobs to workers looking to land unique work-abroad opportunities.