Kenilorea says People to People Relations between Canada and Solomon Islands will grow


The Member of Parliament for the East Are’are  constituency Hon. Peter Kenilorea Jnr has welcomed the news of his constituents extension of work permit by the Canadian Government’s department of Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada.

The extension of the permit received last week  allows the four constituents to continue to work in Canada for additional 24 months. 

Hon Peter Kenilorea Jnr visiting a food processing distribution centre during his visit to Canada as part of boosting labour mobility and people to people relations between Solomon Islands and Canada.

“ As MP for East Are Are, I am extremely pleased to be able to partner with the Canadian Employers and the Government of Canada that have paved the way for my constituents to be able to work in Canada,” MP Kenilorea said.

“The extension of work permits is a credit to my fellow East Are Are people working there. Their work ethic and relationship with their Canadian employers has led to this positive outcome for them. 

They are great Ambassadors for Solomon Islands. The people to people relations between Canada and Solomon Islands will grow from strength to strength,” Kenilorea said.

Workers who have received extensions to their work permits say that the extension is a God given opportunity to them that will help continue supporting their families in the Solomon Islands.

“ This is truly a God sent opportunity and we thank God for his vision and support,” the recipients said in a handover ceremony. 

The Canadian employer in a statement said that the business  can’t thank God enough for this timely extension of permit that will see the 4 workers remain to support her business for additional 24 months. 

“ I would like to express our gratitude to the Solomon Islanders who are working here with our family and business in Canada for the last six months. 

Not only are they putting food on tables of Canadians but they are also helping and supporting their families back home in helping them meet various needs they have back at home in the Solomon Islands. 

We thank the lord for his provision for each worker that he has brought to us. We pray for God’s blessing over each family and each Solomon Islander and our hearts are very grateful. 

Samson Waruoa, one of the four workers, could not hold his joy.

“I am one of the workers who arrived in Canada under the support and vision of the East Are’Are constituency and I am so thankful for the opportunity Hon. Peter Kenilorea Jnr provided and we are truly being helped,” Mr Waruoa said.

Sam Wauki from the East Are’Are’ constituency is another of the recipients of the extension to his work permit.

“ At this moment I would like to thank the MP for East Are’ Are’ Hon. Kenilorea Jnr for his support towards the partnership of the program that has seen us being here today and receiving another two-years of addition to our work permit.  At this point of time I am very happy because with this extension I will continue to help support my family back home and my country Solomon Islands as well” Mr. Wauki said.

Nickson Maesia said that although his initial work permit was for 6 months he was very thankful to his employer and the Canadian government, for granting the extension which means more support to his family back home.

Walton Harry took the opportunity to thank  East Are Are MP Peter Kenilorea Jr and his constituency office for its support, vision and dedication towards the Canadian partnership program.

  “I would like to thank the MP Kenilorea and the Canadian government for this great opportunity.  I am also so grateful to the Canadian Government that has extended the work permit for another two-years. I also like to thank the family and the employer here for their kindness and their help. We are learning and earning and the Canadian experience is very different from other experiences,” Mr. Harry said.


Media Release By: East Are Are Constituency

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