Philippine Overseas Labor Office
TORONTO

POLO Toronto is an overseas office of the
Department of Labor and Employment of the Philippines.

Our services for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) include:
verifying Employment Contracts, issuing OECs, and assisting with labor-related concerns between employees and employers.

We also serve Canadian employers wishing to hire Filipino temporary foreign workers.

Provinces we service

  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Nunavut
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia

For Employers

Are you hiring a Filipino Temporary Foreign Worker, or would like more info on how to do it? Get official information from the Philippine government.

Request Help (for OFWS):

If you are a Filipino WORKER who needs EMERGENCY or IMMEDIATE HELP, your Philippine government is here for you. Contact us now.

OEC Basics

Whether as a Balik-Manggagawa or a first timer, learn more about the exit clearance known as the Overseas Employment Certificate.

Want to work in Canada?

Canadian employers want you!
You don’t need to pay hundreds of thousands of pesos to be hired in Canada.
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Your rights in Canada

Filipino temporary foreign workers on a work permit or open work permit get the same rights as Canadian citizen workers,
by Canadian law.

Enjoy the benefits of Canadian labor protections.

Government Alerts & Advisories

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Employer Checklists

These are the documents you need to submit a complete application to POLO Toronto to hire a Filipino worker from the Philippines.

Find a Philippine Recruitment Agency

How to find a reputable licensed recruitment agency in the Philippines. Employers should do research before they choose a partner. Choosing the wrong partner can delay your worker’s deployment to Canada.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions: for employers, for Filipino workers already in Canada, for recruitment agencies, for consultants, and for Filipinos wishing to work in Canada, and the Filipino community at large.

OWWA membership

How to renew your OWWA membership, the costs, and the benefits you get from being a member

Contract and Work Permit Renewals

Need help renewing your contract and work permit? Before you pay a third party, here are some resources to try first.

Government Alerts & Advisories

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The Laws of the Philippines

 

Philippine Laws & Regulations

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The role of POEA

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The role of POLO

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The role of OWWA

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Provinces served by POLO Toronto

Million People in Canada

Million Filipinos in Canada

Filipino workers who came to Canada on a work permit in 2016

POLO Toronto’s Main Services

OEC issuance for Returning Workers

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Contract Verification

For Employers applying to hire Filipino temporary foreign workers under a standard work permit

OWWA renewals

Renewing OWWA memberships

Free Skills Trainings and Seminars

Classes, seminars, and skills trainings for Filipino workers. Conducted by POLO and in conjuction with the Canadian government and/or Filipino community

Assistance to Distressed Filipinos

Help for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are victims of employer abuse, gross contract violations, illegal recruitment, and exploitation by any parties from Canada, the Philippines, or any other country

Labor Disputes

Assistance resolving disputes between Canadian employers and Filipino employees. Conciliation-mediation services provided upon request. 

The Philippine Mission in Canada

Foreign service posts and offices under the Philippine Embassy

SERVICE OFFICES

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Labor Office - Toronto

POLO Toronto
160 Eglinton Ave. E
Suite 200
Toronto, ON M4P 3B5

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Labor Office - Vancouver

POLO Vancouver
999 Canada Place
Suite 611
Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1

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Trade Office

Philippine Trade & Investment Center
903-80 Richmond St. West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2A4 

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Social Security System

160 Eglinton Ave. E
Suite 202
Toronto, ON M4P 3B5

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Pag-Ibig Fund

Tel.: (647) 642-3694
[email protected]

Her Excellency Petronila P. Garcia
Ambassador of the Philippines 
Office:  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Philippine Embassy (Ottawa)

30 Murray St.
Ottawa, Ontario,  K1N 5M4
CANADA

Philippine Consulate General (Toronto)

160 Eglinton Ave. E
7th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M4P 3B5
CANADA

Philippine Consulate General (Calgary)

517 10th Ave. SW
Suite 920
Calgary, Alberta,  T2R 0A8
CANADA

Philippine Consulate General (Vancouver)

1999 Canada Place
Suite 660

Vancouver, British Columbia,  V6C 3E1
CANADA

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