BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
UNDER the Guadalcanal provincial government and Canadian International Training and Education Corporation (CITREC) partnership, the largest pool of workers from the province so far are set to leave for Canada this year.
This is according to Deputy Premier, Peter Aoraunisaka who was amongst guest speakers on Tuesday at a brief occasion organised by the provincial government at the Maranatha hall to mark the academic success of their recent SINU graduates.
He said that under the programme, more students in the agriculture field have already signed their contracts and eight people are now working in Canada.
Mr Aoraunisaka said that their Chief Education officer has learned that four large corporations in Canada have through the CITREC chairman submitted applications to the government to hire Guadalcanal province CITREC graduates.
“This will propel Guadalcanal province graduates of CITREC programme to be employed in Canada under the labour mobility partnership. This creates the largest pool of workers that will be sent to Canada as part of our partnership. We are expecting around 50 workers by 2018,” he said.
Aoraunisaka furthered that two more student graduates are confirmed to leave for Canada as permanent resident nominees in June.