Meeting with Philippine Offshore Agencies

Our Immigration Manager, Carmi Sanico, travelled to the Philippines in August to meet with reputable Philippine recruitment agencies and discuss the process of bringing Filipino migrant workers to New Zealand. 

In August this year, I took a trip back home - the Philippines - to meet with reputable Philippine recruitment agencies to discuss offshore recruitment and the process of bringing Filipino migrant workers to New Zealand. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the agencies I met with have strict processes in place to ensure that Filipino workers deployed overseas more than meet the minimum requirements that employers look for when hiring staff for their businesses

From the outside, employers might think that it’s a tedious and costly process that Filipinos have to go through just to be able to secure employment outside the country, but it’s a system that’s set up to protect both the employer and the employee. For instance, there are certain provisions in the employment contract that have to be included as mandated by the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency to protect the employee from unsuitable employment conditions or exploitation. 

On the other hand, employers can be sure that the workers they hire are vetted by the agency as it has a reputation and standard to uphold. Qualifications, work experience, and communication skills are checked before each candidate is presented to the employer. The agencies scour the entire country, even going to remote locations, to find the best candidates for each role that they hire for.

You can find a Filipino in every corner of the world, and it’s because Filipinos are known to be good workers. Filipinos in general have a strong work ethic and are easy to get along with as they are empathetic and will go out of their way to make someone feel comfortable. Because English is widely spoken in the Philippines, communication wouldn’t be a concern as they can understand instructions easily. Not only that, employers can rest assured that the work will be done at a high standard and that their Filipino staff will go the extra mile.

So yes, it is quite a process getting an offshore Filipino worker to New Zealand, but the payoff may be well worth it in the long run.

- Carmi Sanico, Trinity's Immigration Manager

If you are interested to hire someone offshore New Zealand, Trinity can help you from finding the right candidate to applying for a visa. Contact us to find out how we can assist you.