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Canadian recruitment company

Posted by Francis O' Toole on September 27, 2012

By Vincent Ryan

A Canadian recruitment company, Diamond Group of Companies, has set up its Irish and UK headquarters in Dublin as it searches for 1,000 people to work in Canada.
Diamond Global Canada is aiming to recruit 1,000 people from Ireland over the next year and maintain the level of recruitment for five years in order to plug Canada’s labour shortfall.

President of Diamond Group of Companies, Audrey Guth, said: “Ireland will be our headquarters for Europe and the UK because we expect to be able to source a sizeable percentage of our recruitment targets here in Ireland. We are looking to Ireland not only because it is a visa exempt country but because it is an excellent source of skilled, English speaking individuals with an excellent work ethic. We plan to recruit 1,000 workers for our clients within the next 12 months. This demand is projected to continue well into 2016.”

It is predicted that there will be a shortage of workers in Canada for the next five years. The country will need an average of 150,000 temporary foreign workers annually in an effort to address shortages and keep Canadian industry moving.

The jobs on offer through Diamond Global Canada are in construction, food service and skilled trades in the mid-western provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland on the east coast. The jobs carry temporary contracts of up to two years.

Certain temporary skilled workers can now apply for permanent residency after just one year working in Canada following a ruling earlier this month by Canadian immigration minister Jason Kenney to reduce the term to one year from two.

Ms Guth, herself an immigrant, said: “I moved from the United States over 25 years ago. In addition to good careers in a stable economy, this vast country offers a wonderful lifetime opportunity to explore everything from our multi-ethnic cities to the natural wilderness that Canada is so famous for.”

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