The Canadian International Training and Education Corp (CITREC) Executive Council and Board have agreed to extend its Labour Mobility Program with the Canadian Tourism Sector Council to two additional Provinces in Solomon Islands- in addition to Guadalcanal.
The two provinces yet to be announced will then be able to partner in the Labour Mobility Program with Canada by sending trained workers to be employed in Canada.
Under the current arrangement, only Guadalcanal Province is eligible to be part of the labour mobility arrangement with Canada.
But in an emergency Board meeting with Canadian Government officials and CITREC Canada which includes Canada’s Tourism and Hospitality Sector members in Vancouver over the weekend, it was further decided that an “Expression of Interest” will be called from Provinces in Solomon Islands interested in participating in the labour mobility partnership.
CITREC Chairman Ashwant Dwivedi says the decision to include other provinces in the partnership is important following growth in demand in Canada for tourism-seasonal workers.