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Canadian recruitment firm looking for 1,000 Irish workers

Diamond Global Canada has decided to locate its European HQ hub in Ireland.

People queuing at the weekend's Career Zoo
People queuing at the weekend's Career Zoo
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MECHANICS, PROGRAMMERS, CRANE operators, carpenters, construction site supervisors, plumbers, tilers and au pairs are all job titles being recruited for by a Canadian firm looking for Irish workers.

Diamond Global Canada has opened its European hub in Dublin and hopes to find 1,000 people willing to live and work in Canada over the next 12 months.

Currently in the middle of a labour shortage, the country is looking for Irish workers as they are seen to have the “desired skill sets, work ethic and cultural affinity”.

It is estimated that Canada will open its borders to 150,000 temporary foreign workers every year for the next five years.

The jobs on offer through Diamond are in the mid-western provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland on the east coast. The positions carry temporary contracts of up to two years.

Certain temporary skilled workers can now apply for permanent residency after just one year working in Canada following a ruling earlier this month by Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney.

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