Since the entry into force of the bilateral agreement , more than 400 Mauritians were recruited by Canadian companies in the areas of agriculture, cattle , mechanical and plumbing .
"So far, it is specialized in trades that were offered employment in Canada Mauritians . Now , we want to spread this opportunity to young professionals , "said Karan Emrith , responsible for this to NEF . "At this stage , discussions are continuing between the two parties," he said in a statement Matinal Monday.
Qualified and experienced mechanics are currently offered the opportunity to work in Canada under the circular migration program . Recruitment is done on behalf of a company based in Saskatchewan. This province has the same number of inhabitants as Mauritius and seeks to recruit Mauritians to work as 'Heavy Duty Construction Mechanics' or as ' Agricultural Equipment Mechanics' .
Under the terms of recruitment , applicants must have at least three years experience in the above field.
They must also have computer skills . They must also be able to speak English and French .
Successful applicants will receive up to 24 Canadian dollars ( Rs 650 ) per hour, a monthly salary of over Rs 100,000 . A deduction of 33% is applicable under Canadian tax law . Those interested have until September 18 to submit the necessary documents to the National Empowerment Foundation and the Ministry of Labour in Port Louis.
If Canada recruits , however this is not the case in France , with which , in September 2008, Mauritius has signed a bilateral agreement on circular migration. "The reason is the economic crisis that has hit hard the euro area", do we in the NEF .
According to the latest figures released by the French authorities , the unemployment rate stood at 10.5 % in June and could surpass the 11% by December. The Franco- Mauritian agreement provides for temporary migration 850 Mauritians annually , divided into the following categories : crafts allowed - 500 exchanges of young professionals - and the arts 200 - 150 .