What is POEA?

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) – Is an attached agency of the Philippines’ Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). It connects to the world and in partnership with all stakeholders, facilitates the generation and preservation of decent jobs for overseas Filipino workers, promotes their protection and advocates their smooth reintegration into Philippine society.

POEA is the lead government agency responsible for the regulation of outflow of Filipino workers for temporary employment overseas.

What is Accreditation by POEA?

This refers to the grant of authority by the POEA in favor of a foreign principal/employer to recruit and hire Filipino workers through a licensed Philippine Recruitment Agency (PRA) for overseas employment. The Documentary requirements for Accreditation must be VERIFIED by POLO.

Do all Canadian employers need to be accredited? 

YES. Pursuant to Philippine laws, rules and regulations on Overseas Employment ( all Filipino Workers who will be working abroad and all foreign employers who will hire Filipino Workers are required by the Philippine Government to undergo verification/accreditation process by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).  All Foreign Employer/Company is required to partner with a Philippine Recruitment Agency (PRA), licensed by POEA, in hiring Filipino Workers.

To apply for/renew accreditation, please see the next page

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