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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Canadians here to find workers for 335,000 jobs

IRISH workers are being sought to fill some of the 335,000 job openings in western Canada in the next couple of years.

A delegation from British Columbia and Alberta is visiting Dublin this week in the hope of attracting skilled Irish labour at a Working Abroad Expo.

British Columbia has up to 80,000 jobs in construction alone in the next year.

Manley MacLachlan, the president of the British Columbia Construction Association, said there was "a world of opportunities" for Irish workers.

While the biggest demand is for carpenters, electricians, welders, plumbers, heavy equipment operators and millwrights, other types of posts will also be open.

She said that the reason the Canadian delegation had travelled to Ireland was because Irish "craft-workers were second to none". She added that the province would help Irish people seeking to work there with the emigration procedure.

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