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Vacancies arising from recent visit to Canada by Minister Derrick Kellier

Ministry of Labour and Social Security | 2012-07-10 09:11:00

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is urgently seeking trailer drivers and heavy-duty mechanics to fill existing vacancies in several large companies in Canada.
Drivers must have experience in hauling petroleum, LNG or any bulk liquid product.  Mechanics are required to have experience working with Caterpillar engines and auxiliary equipment and the repair/rebuilding of mining equipment.

Interested persons should send applications (and updated resumes) to the Ministry at 1F North Street, Kingston or email to

Information on the specific requirements for these vacancies can be viewed at the Ministry’s Labour Market Information System (LMIS) website at
Meanwhile, persons with qualification and experience in the hospitality industry are also being invited to submit a detailed, updated resume to the Ministry at for work in the following areas:

•    Night Auditors
•    Front-Desk Personnel
•    Short-order Cooks
•    Housekeepers
•    Servers
•    Guest Service Agents

These non-traditional employment opportunities were secured following a recent visit to Canada by the Minister of Labour and Social Security, Honourable Derrick Kellier.

The Minister visited existing and prospective employers in the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia to explore job opportunities for Jamaican workers and the training and certification required for the Canadian labour market.

The Labour Minister held discussions with Canadian Federal and Provincial Government officials on matters relating to immigration, training and enterprise development.  The delegation also met with prospective employers in tourism/hospitality, automotive industry, agriculture and healthcare, as well as key personnel at the provincial trades and licensing authorities and the management of prominent training institutions in Canada.

The Ministry is seeking to forge links with key Canadian training institutions and provincial apprenticeship training authorities to facilitate training and employment in several trades.  The Ministry is also looking to secure significant labour mobility agreements with the authorities in these four Provinces.

Once these partnership agreements are in place, it will pave the way for the country to supply Canadian employers with skilled mechanics, drivers, welders, hospitality workers, healthcare and agricultural workers.  Presently, the Canadian labour market is experiencing a skill deficit in these areas, and the Ministry is positioning itself to fill these gaps and expand the scope of employment for Jamaicans abroad.

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