Ciara Kenny

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Moving2Canada to offer recruitment service

The hugely successful website for Irish people Moving2Canada has set up a new recruitment agency to help Irish workers connect with Canadian employers

Mon, Feb 25, 2013, 21:25


Ruairi Spillane, the man behind the hugely successful website for Irish people, has set up a new recruitment agency to help Irish workers connect with Canadian employers.

Spillane says the service will be especially useful for families and those over the age of 35 who are ineligible for working holiday visas and need to secure employment before travelling to Canada, particularly those with a background in construction or engineering. encompasses Vancouver, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal (due in mid-March).

“These cities have a high concentration of newcomers who need assistance, as well as employers who need foreign workers to help address the acute labour shortage, particularly in western Canada,” Spillane says.

“Driven by strong market conditions for the Oil & Gas and Mining sectors, Canada needs skilled tradespeople and construction professionals to solve a labor shortage that is expected to peak in 2015. An aging population and lack of appropriate training programs has driven many Canadian companies to look to Ireland to solve their staffing shortfall. This construction-led boom is fuelling all other employment sectors, with great demand for all professionals and trades across Canada.”

Moving2Canada will have a stand at the Working Abroad Expo in Dublin this weekend (March 2nd and 3rd) offering advice on visas, accommodation and employment opportunities in Canada. From April 2nd to 6th, Spillane will accompany Cathy Murphy of the Irish Canadian Immigration Centre (ICAN), based in Toronto, on an immigration roadshow, visiting Saskatoon, Fort McMurray, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

For more information about their work, see Building an Irish community in Canada.