20 November 2012
Posted in poea.gov.ph
PH CONSULATE IN TORONTO WARNS AGAINST NURSE RECRUITING SCAM
The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto (Toronto PCG) warned the public against a scam circulating by e-mail which offers Philippine nurses non-existent jobs in Toronto-based hospitals.
A report from Toronto PCG said the email contained offers for work with Shouldice and other hospitals in Toronto. It invites nurses to “coaching interviews” conducted by staff of the said hospitals in Makati in preparation for supposed interviews to be conducted by the Canadian embassy in Manila.
Participants are made to pay a fee of PhP3,888 for the “coaching interview”, which is a prelude to a 2-day seminar at the completion of the initial consultation, the Consulate said .
According to Shouldice Hospital, it has been represented illegitimately and falsely by an “unidentified” agency in the PH as conducting interviews of nurses. These Filipino nurses have been sent emails supposedly from Shouldice Hospital. In the past few days, Shouldice Hospital has been receiving at least 100 emails and telephone inquiries about the coaching interviews by its staff in a Makati location, for potential employment in its hospital in Thornhill, Ontario. These would-be participants are asked to send money via Western Union, specifically to somebody using Shouldice Hospital’s officers including its CEO.
The Consulate General “advises recipients to be wary of such invitations, especially those that demand money from potential applicants.” END