Actyl Group Assists Employers After Ban Lifted on TFW Program for Fast Food Restaurants

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Company’s team is well trained in the new changes made by Citizenship & Immigration Canada.

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REGINA, Saskatchewan (June 22, 2014) — In the wake of a recent overhaul of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), international workforce solutions firm Actyl Group has trained its staff on all of the new rules and regulations associated with the program.

The broad changes, announced June 20, are intended to prevent abuse and make it more difficult for employers to hire workers from outside the country. As part of these efforts, businesses and organizations in high-unemployment regions will not be allowed to bring in temporary foreign workers, and there will be caps placed on the number of TFWs employers across the country can hire. The ban on TFWs for fast food businesses, however, has been lifted.

“Although these recent changes to the TFWP in Canada will make it more difficult for employers to leverage it, there are still many opportunities to find, recruit and hire skilled workers,” said Linda West, president and CEO of Actyl. “Our firm has been able to project these changes and is ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest updates imposed by the federal government. As a result, our team is very well positioned to help businesses with both domestic and international worker recruitment.”

While the TFWP will still exist, there will also be a new category created called the International Mobility Program. Changes to the overall program include an increase in the number of inspections to 25 percent of all organizations using the TFWP each year. There will also be an increase in the application fee to $1,000 per worker requested, up from $250 previously.

In addition, businesses found to be abusing the program will have to pay a fine of up to $100,000, and the Canada Border Services Agency will receive more funding to pursue criminal investigations against potential abusers. Employers with TFWs on staff will also be listed in public records.

“Because of this recent overhaul, businesses with temporary foreign workers must make sure that they are in full compliance with the law,” said West. “Actyl has been the first recruitment firm to train its staff on these changes, and we know how to effectively and legally help you find and manage the skilled workers who will allow your business grow and thrive.”

Actyl Group is a widely respected firm that helps its clients create workforce solutions customized to their specific needs. The company has decades of industry expertise and experience, providing Canadian businesses and organizations with the best immigration solutions and job candidates. To learn more, visit http://www.actyl.com.

Please direct inquiries to: Linda West (888) 883-2731

Actyl Group Issues Statement on Misquoting and Misrepresentation of Facts in CBC News Story

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‘Go Public’ piece included inaccuracies on the work of the firm in recruiting skilled, hard-working international job candidates.

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EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (April 16, 2014) — On April 14, 2014, as part of its “Go Public” series, CBC News published an article and video on the hiring of temporary foreign workers in Canada, specifically in the western provinces. The article detailed alleged accounts of discrimination against Canadian employees in favor of international workers.

In one portion of the article, CBC News’s Kathy Tomlinson reported on Actyl Group‘s role in recruiting international workers, misquoting President and CEO Linda West and including number of inaccuracies. One of the biggest errors was that Actyl does not work with the Victoria company featured in the article.

Actyl Group has issued the following statement from West regarding the article:

“From its inception, Actyl Group has always been a no-fee charging company, which means that employers who use our services pay our recruiting service fees – and no one else. We take great pride in offering life-changing opportunities to people, including both Canadian and international job candidates, as well as helping Canadian businesses grow and hire more skilled employees. We have a wonderful team of professionals who operate with the highest level of integrity that is at the core of everything they do.

Considering this, we were extremely disappointed that Canada’s national public broadcaster, the CBC, would misrepresent facts and misquote me personally, altering the meaning of what I said as I described the work of the Actyl team. The fact remains that we always do our best to recruit Canadian workers first, turning to international candidates when we do not receive an adequate number of applications to fill needed positions. We hope this sets the record straight on our company’s role in helping businesses throughout Canada grow and thrive.”

About Actyl Group:
Actyl Group is a leader in international workforce solutions, providing customized services based on employers’ needs. The company leverages decades of industry experience and expertise, helping businesses and organizations find the Canadian and international workers they need to grow in a sustainable way. To learn more about the company, please visit http://www.actyl.com.

Media Contact:
Linda West, MBA, PhD., President
(780) 250-5533

Actyl Group to Seek Ambitious Workers in Zagreb, Croatia

Company recruits individuals for trade and hospitality jobs in western Canada.

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Edmonton, Alberta (November 4, 2013) — Actyl, a leading Canadian workforce solutions firm, will make a special recruiting trip to Zagreb, Croatia to interview candidates to fill more than 400 jobs in the hospitality industry throughout Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

The trip, which will take place in mid-November, aims to bring temporary foreign workers (TFOs) into Canada to fill the labor gap that currently exists, particularly in the western part of the country.

“We are very pleased to embark on this trip to Croatia and meet with hard-working and talented candidates who are interested in both a job and a new adventure,” said Dr. Linda West, president of Actyl. “While most of the world has experienced slow economic growth over the past several years, western Canada has been booming thanks largely to oil and gas exploration. As a result, there is a labor shortage in a number of industries, including hospitality. We aim to help fill the gap by finding exceptional temporary foreign workers from Zagreb this month.”

Actyl works with more than 75 employers in Canada and seeks candidates who have experience working in restaurants and the trades. The firm has years of experience finding and recruiting TFOs, which are critical for businesses that need to fill workforce gaps. Individuals who accept jobs in Canada find them to be highly fulfilling, while the chance to travel and live abroad can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia are somewhat unique in today’s global marketplace, as they represent some of the few places where rapid job growth is evident. Paired with the growing economy is the fact that the region has an aging population, leaving more jobs open than can be filled by its current labor force.

“In many ways, western Canada is still an open frontier, with a wide range of possibilities for entrepreneurial and industrious individuals,” said West. “In many cases, these jobs lead to other great opportunities, so this is a chance you won’t want to pass up. We are looking forward to visiting Croatia and meeting potential candidates from many different backgrounds.”

Actyl officials will be available at the Four Points by Sheraton Panorama Zagreb from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 13-18, and will offer free information sessions and interviews. To learn more about this opportunity and to apply for open positions, visit http://www.actyl.com/jobs.

Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Linda West, (306) 569-7948.

Actyl Group to Help Companies with Latest Changes to AINP

Pilot project allows for increased allocations for foreign workers in the foodservices industry.

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Edmonton, AB, Canada (September 17, 2013) — Actyl Group, a leading recruiter for the Canadian labor market, has announced that it will help businesses and organizations make the most out of recent changes to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).

The changes, which come as part of the Foodservices Industry Pilot Project, include increasing the foreign worker allocation limit per restaurant location until November 28, 2013. Actyl Group is ready to leverage its expertise in this area to help companies complete the proper documentation to take advantage of the pilot project.

“This is a big opportunity for foodservice companies to find, recruit and hire dependable, skilled foreign workers for their restaurant locations-but you have to act fast,” said Dr. Linda West, president of Actyl Group. “This program is only available until late November, and it takes some time to fill out and submit the necessary paperwork. The team at Actyl Group is happy to assist with this complex process.”

As part of the pilot project, foodservice industry employers may apply for at least one candidate per each restaurant location, and up to 20 percent of the location’s current workforce. For example, if a restaurant currently has 25 employees, it may nominate as many as five foreign workers. If 20 percent of the current workforce results in a partial figure, it will be rounded up to the next highest full number.

The pilot is open to employers that are both new to hiring foreign workers and those that have been approved for AINP in the past, although the positions must be full time and fall under the categories of food and beverage server, food counter attendant or kitchen helper.

In addition to the Foodservices Industry Pilot Project, AINP’s 2013 Hotel and Lodging Additional Allocation Initiative has temporarily removed this year’s per-location allocation limit for front desk clerks, food and beverage servers and room attendants. Until the end of the year, employers may apply for as many foreign candidates as they need in these three areas.

“The labor shortage in western Canada has many employers looking to other countries to fill needed positions,” said West. “This is a great effort being made through AINP, and one that will help boost the economy of Alberta and the rest of the country.”

Actyl Group, with offices in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Regina and Calgary, offers international workforce solutions that help its clients resolve difficult human resources issues and find highly qualified workers from across the globe. To learn more about the company and the services it offers businesses and organizations, visit http://www.actyl.com.

Please direct inquiries to: Luma Hameed, (888) 883-2731 ext.209, lhameed@actyl.com

Actyl to Host Open House in Belize City on July 30

Company continues search for qualified workers to relocate to growing Canadian job market.

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BELIZE CITY, Belize (July 29, 2013) — Actyl, a world leader in recruiting for the Canadian labor market, will hold its first open house in Belize City on Tuesday, July 30.

The company will host the event at its Belizean headquarters from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., kicking off daily open houses it will hold every weekday from this point forward. The open houses will allow interested parties to explore what working in Canada is all about, including the educational opportunities available in the country.

“We are very pleased to hold these daily open houses and welcome individuals who may be interested in the wide range of opportunities available in Canada,” said Dr. Linda West, President of Actyl. “Canada-particularly western Canada-is experiencing unprecedented economic growth, and as a result there is a big gap in the skilled labor market. This presents unique opportunities for people in Belize to find gainful employment, while perhaps embarking on a personal adventure all their own.”

This week, Actyl is recruiting for a number of jobs in Canada, including 100 positions at McDonald’s, 15 industrial painters, 15 industrial electricians, eight stockers at Canadian Tire, six journeyman automotive body professionals, two heavy-duty mechanics and two sheet metal technicians.

To be eligible for Canadian jobs, candidates must be between the ages of 19 and 35, speak English, have completed high school and be willing and able to travel. Actyl has experienced a great deal of success in recruiting workers from throughout Belize over the past year, with many individuals finding high-paying employment with countless opportunities for personal and professional growth.

“We have many jobs in Canada available right now, and demand is great for skilled, ambitious and hard-working people from Belize to relocate as soon as possible,” said West. “These opportunities are both permanent and temporary, so whether you’re looking to make some money while experiencing another part of the world for a few months or would like a more long-term venture, there are openings available for you.”

Actyl’s office is located at 154 Freetown Road in Belize City. Visitors are encouraged to look for the Canadian flags outside of the building. To learn more about Actyl and the jobs available through the firm, go to http://www.actyl.com/belize.

Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Linda West, (501) 223-0705 (Belize City).

Actyl Announces Grand Opening of Belize City Foreign Recruiting Office

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New office features a more convenient location for Belizeans interested in open positions.

BELIZE CITY, Belize (May 28, 2013) — Actyl Group, a leading Canadian recruiting and human resources organization will open its new foreign recruiting office in Belize City, Belize on Wednesday, May 29.

The office, which replaces Actyl’s temporary location in Belmopan, will help the company meet the growing demand in Canada for skilled workers across many different sectors. This will be the firm’s first international recruiting office in Central America. In Canada, Actyl has offices in Edmonton, Regina and Winnipeg.

“We are very pleased to open this recruiting office in the heart of Belize City, as it will give us access to thousands of terrific candidates to fill much-needed roles throughout Canada,” said Dr. Linda West, president of Actyl. “Our company is committed to finding the most talented and driven individuals to help meet Canada’s current labor shortage. In our experience, Belize has been a great place to find candidates, and we are excited about what the future will bring.”

Actyl has had much success in recruiting workers from Belize recently, and individuals in the country have found good-paying jobs in industries that include hospitality, maintenance and food service. Belizeans tend to have impressive skills in a number of key areas, as well as complete fluency English, which is also a major benefit to Canadian employers.

With the new office, Actyl is particularly interested in candidates who would like to work in the fields of auto body repair, warehouse labor and heavy-duty mechanics. McDonald’s Restaurant franchises, currently one of Canada’s top employers, are also looking for talented individuals who would like to take advantage of a number of opportunities. To be eligible, candidates must have completed high school and be between the ages of 19 and 35.

“This is a great time for people throughout Belize to consider employment opportunities in Canada,” said West. “Whether it’s temporary or permanent, there are some well-paying jobs available that give you the opportunity to both make a good salary and embark on an adventure in a different country.”

Unlike other parts of the world, Canada has many geographical regions that are experiencing both high economic growth and labor shortages, presenting an opportunity for foreign workers to fill many different positions. Actyl specializes in recruiting skilled workers from competitive labor markets, helping Canadian businesses fill these gaps.

Actyl’s new office, which will open at 9 a.m. on May 29, is located at 154 Freetown Road in Belize City. To learn more about the company and to view a listing of current job openings, go to http://www.actyl.com/jobs. Connect with Actyl on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/actylgroup.

Please direct inquiries to:
In Belize: Linda West – (501) 822-2201, belize@actyl.com
In Canada: Adrian Schulz – (204) 272-8653