November 28, 2022 – CBC PEI: With severe labour shortages on Prince Edward Island, more companies are looking to attract international workers and PEI’s Office of Immigration is ramping up recruitment efforts along with them — doing more international recruitment events than ever before, it says.
Last month, immigration officials with the province went to Dubai with a host of companies from PEI, and they’ve also held virtual presentations in Africa and the Philippines.
Jeff Young, director at the Office of Immigration, said several thousand people registered to attend the event in Dubai, and the four companies — centred on transportation, trucking and health care — interviewed about 400 candidates over a four-day period.
“It was great. I believe the initial feedback was that there were approximately 135 job offers given by the employers to individuals at the meetings,” Young told CBC News.
“We’re hopeful most of those will actually transpire into jobs and individuals coming here to fill those positions. From our perspective it was a great success.”
Read the full CBC PEI story by Cody MacKay here