The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto said a scam is offering non-existent jobs as caregivers at Ian Anderson House, an in-resident cancer hospice centre in Oakville, Ontario.
“The Consulate General received a report that an invitation is being circulated through e-mail for a two-day seminar, currently scheduled for March 7 to 8, in the Philippines where invited participants are asked to pay a 3,800 peso seminar fee in exchange for guaranteed employment at the aforementioned facility,” the consulate said.
The consulate also added that the invitations came from a company called Primera Human Resources Services, a licensed agency that does not have approved job orders in Canada. The Philippines Overseas Employment Administration has confirmed that Primera does not have the right to post such information or offer such services as it is not licensed to do so.
Ian Anderson House has also confirmed it is not employing anyone at this time, not even OFW’s from the Philippines.
“The public is strongly urged to exercise caution when responding to the above mentioned or similar offers of employment, and to verify the same with the POEA to avoid being victimised by unscrupulous individuals,” the consulate said.