MANILA - Filipino nurses and other healthcare professionals are urged not to entertain emails allegedly offering employment in big hospitals in Canada and in other countries.
According to Administrator Hans Cacdac of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), one such email received by its office offers jobs in Kingston General Hospital (KGH) in Ontario, Canada.
The applicant was instructed to pay P3,750 as registration fee for a mandatory training session. However upon verification, the said hospital denied involvement in any recruitment campaign in the Philippines.
In its website, the KGH stated "it does not actively recruit nursing staff from abroad, nor does it recruit through e-mail, and will never ask job applicants to send money as part of the job application process."
Cacdac urged applicants to ignore emails informing them that they have been selected for a nursing position in hospitals that they have not even applied for.
"Instead, job seekers may search the POEA website for available job orders or use the POEA application for smartphones and tablets," Cacdac said.
The fake job offer assures the worker of immediate interview by the foreign employer, non-payment of placement and processing fees, free accommodation and food allowance, and other too-good-to-be-true benefits.