Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz over the weekend warned the public against Internet websites claiming to be affiliated with the official website of the Canadian government and offering jobs.
Citing a Department of Foreign Affairs report, Baldoz said there were unscrupulous individuals and groups who, on Internet websites, were charging fees in exchange for high paying yet nonexistent jobs and immigration papers for those wanting to work in Canada.
“We want our OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) to be vigilant against illegal and predatory overseas employment operations. They themselves should become their own lookout during their job hunting to avoid falling victim,” Baldoz said.
The labor chief noted that the fraudulent website operators used the Canada woodmark or Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) logo without legal permission to target individuals hoping to move to Canada.
She said that only immigration consultants, lawyers, Quebec notaries and paralegals regulated by a law society were authorized to charge fees from job seekers.
She urged OFWs intending to go to Canada for employment to go through the proper processes. Philip C. Tubeza