THE Philippine Embassy in Ottawa warned Filipinos seeking jobs in Canada against questionable online
“Would like to inform all Filipinos of the increasing incidence of questionable online
recruitment for Filipinos to work in Canada,” the Embassy said.
The Embassy gave some tips to consider and red flags to watch out for to avoid falling prey to
bogus online job offers: 1.) Unsolicited email from someone or some company who claims to have found
your email online and it matcher their job recruitment; 2.) High-paying jobs that require little or no
experience; 3.) Check for poorly-constructed acceptance letter/job offer from the employer. Grammatical
and spelling errors are often a sign that the job is not legitimate; 4.) Check if address of the
recruiting company matches the given postal code (i.e. a Canadian company based in Alberta, Canada with
postal code somewhere else); 4.) Check if the area code of the telephone number provided matches the
address (i.e. a Canadian company based in Toronto but with a telephone assigned to New York or India or
Nigeria); 5.) The alleged company has no “online footprint.” They cannot be searched on the internet;
6.) Payment of work visa fees by the job offer recipient to be coursed through the recruiting
company;7.) The alleged company asking for administrative fees and direct deposit requirements; and 8.)
Failure to mention anything about the processing of Labor Market Impact (LMIA) by the employer or
failure to inform about the prescribed procedures for the processing of temporary work visa.