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The Consulate General of the Philippines in Toronto wishes to inform the public of a possible scam targeting nurses and others in health-oriented professions in the Philippines by offering them non-existent jobs in Canada, particularly as caregivers at Ian Anderson House, an in-resident cancer hospice located in Oakville, Ontario.

The PCG has received report that an invitation is being circulated through e-mail for a 2-day seminar (currently scheduled for March 7-8 2015) in the Philippines where invited participants are asked to pay a Php 3,800.00 seminar fee in exchange for guaranteed employment at the aforementioned facility. The invitation allegedly comes from Primera Human Resource Services.

Upon consultation with a representative of Ian Anderson House, the Consulate has verified that they are not seeking employees or offering employment opportunities at this time, and that they are not in any way connected with the purported seminar. Likewise, verification from the POEA’s website reveals that while Primera Human Resource Services is a licensed agency, they do not have approved job orders for Canada.

In view of the above, the public is strongly urged to exercise caution when responding to the abovementioned or similar offers of employment, and to verify the same with the POEA to avoid being victimized by unscrupulous individuals.

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