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100 Salvadorans will move to Canada to work temporarily

According to the Ministry of Labour, they will stay in that country for a period of 2 years and will mostly be placed in sectors such as agriculture and livestock.

A total of one hundred Salvadorans will travel to Canada in the coming weeks to join a temporary employment program the country offers to foreign workers.

Starting Monday, January 30, a team with the first Salvadorans will leave for Quebec City and be housed in various areas on Canadian soil, according to Labor Ministry chief Rolando Castro.

The foregoing as this will be a gradual process, due to procedures relating to visas and permits that must be followed with the government of that country.

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Something that sets Canada’s program apart from the United States, a country that has also received thousands of Salvadoran workers over the past two years, is the duration, as this group can spend up to two years working for Canadian companies. Can apply

According to the official, the positions that most require Salvadoran labor are those related to agriculture, livestock or the processing of dairy products such as milk.

Another point to highlight is that, according to the Chief of Labour, 98% of workers who will leave for Canada come from families in rural areas, an area of ​​the country with greater vulnerability and fewer resources. .

Likewise, once they are established in their temporary jobs, they will have higher salaries, assured Castro, who says “they are salaries that are equivalent to what a minister in El Salvador earns.”

Last year, another group of farmers left for Canada, and on that occasion they told that it is a good opportunity as there are no opportunities for development of agriculture sector in the country.

According to Labor Minister Rolando Castro, most of the workers leaving on January 30 will be located in jobs related to agriculture. Photo: File

This means that the contingent going next Monday is not the first because, in fact, last December the first Salvadoran workers who joined the program completed one year of living in Salvadoran territory.

To date, and with this new group of one hundred workers, the Ministry of Labor reports that there are already about 2,500 Salvadorans employed in Canada under this mechanism, while there are already more than 4,000 in the United States.

Selection Process

As stated by the Minister of Labor, Salvadorans interested in applying for this type of temporary visa must login and register on the Temporary Migration Program website, where applicants’ profiles are received.

Subsequently, the institute is in charge of sending a shortlist of candidates to companies requesting labor in Canada, who conduct remote interviews before finally making a selection and, in fact, making some decisions.

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Likewise, the program also includes that if a Salvadoran who is already established in Canadian territory encounters an emergency in the first six months of their stay, they can travel to the country to attend. And then come back and join the company.

In addition, according to Castro, after the first year of stay they have two weeks of vacation in which they are also allowed to tour the country and then return, although he points out that many Salvadorans prefer to stay, and Even continue to work, to save costs and increase their income.

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