Connecting Foreign Workers with Manitoba Firms
As soon as you step inside the lobby of David Davis’s law office, you get a good idea of what the man and his business are all about. What the name Corporate Migration Ventures doesn’t say, the photos on the walls vividly illustrate: people from places all over the world, their faces smiling, hopeful and eager to start their new jobs, lives and futures here in the heart of the Prairies.
A long-time member who left the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce a few years ago, David is now fully back in the fold; clearly pleased and proud to rejoin an organization that he calls, “useful, influential, resourceful and essential to the success of Manitoba’s business community.”
An immigration lawyer, David specializes in bringing skilled English-speaking workers from countries as far away as the Philippines to come and work for companies throughout Manitoba and across Canada. As licensed by the Manitoba Labour and Immigration Department, David and his team work side-by-side with his partners Aqina International in Manila and recruiting agencies in a range of countries. As David puts it, “We help guide individuals and firms through the many rules and regulations in Canada and other nations from which these skilled workers originate, as smoothly and swiftly as possible.”
In essence, the experts at Corporate Migration Ventures Inc. match corporate needs with appropriately skilled foreign workers, listing job opportunities for foreign recruiters and also serve as a notary public by witnessing the many vital documents foreign workers require when moving from one country to another. On average, the process may take from three to six months—depending on the country, type of job, company and number of vacancies involved. Today, some of the most locally sought-after employees include truck drivers, restaurant and hospitality staff, custodial and janitorial staff.
“Thanks to the current shortage of skilled labour in Canada reinforced by our aging workforce, the need for the kind of services we provide is growing greater all the time,” David continues. “On the one hand, we help local Manitoba firms hire the workers they need. On the other, we help honest, hard-working immigrant men and women fulfill their dreams by often escaping poverty and political corruption so they can earn decent wages and start a new chapter in their lives. In other words, everybody wins.”
No stranger to Winnipeg’s sizable Filipino community, David Davis has hosted the popular Immigration Forum segment on CKJS-Radio’s Good Morning, Philippines program on the last Friday of every month for the past seven years. Here, David answers questions about immigration law, what jobs are currently available in the Manitoba marketplace and what’s involved in relocating to Winnipeg.
So if your firm is recruiting new staff and interested in hiring skilled workers from outside Canada, check out David Davis and his team at Corporate Migration Ventures Inc. … they may be exactly what you’re after.