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 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