Diamond Global Canada Establishes Ireland & UK HQ in Dublin. Jobs in Construction, Food Services & Skilled Trades
Canadian recruitment company, Diamond Group of Companies (Estd. 1989), has opened its Ireland & UK HQ in Dublin. The business, which will trade as Diamond Global Canada, has the objective of recruiting 1,000 people from Ireland over the next 12 months and at similar rates for next five years. Canada is experiencing significant labour shortages in skilled trades across all industries where the combination of an aging workforce and large scale infrastructural investment is leading to a drive for skilled workers from abroad. These workforce shortages are predicted to continue over the next five years with Canada admitting an average of 150,000 temporary foreign workers annually in an effort to address shortages and keep Canadian industry moving. Irish workers are seen as having the desired skill sets, work ethic and cultural affinity with Canada that will help them to settle quickly into both work and life in Canada.
The jobs on offer through Diamond Global Canada are in construction, food service and skilled trades in the mid-western provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland on the east coast. The jobs 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 to reduce the term to one year from two.
Diamond Global’s clients include: Bennett Group of Companies (Food Service & Construction Industry); Canadian Tire (public company, general merchandise retailer with 487 stores nationally); McDonalds Restaurants of Canada Corporation; Morgan Construction (oilfield construction company); Rocky Mountain Dealerships (public company, a $900m agriculture & construction equipment dealership); Tenaris/Hydril (public company, a leading supplier of tubes and related services for the world’s energy industry).
Diamond Global Canada’s parent company, Diamond Global Recruitment, is also in tender processes for major infrastructural projects currently in the planning phase.
Speaking about the decision to locate its European & UK hub in Ireland, Diamond Global Recruitment’s founder and President, Audrey Guth said: “Ireland will be our headquarters for Europe and the UK because we expect to be able to source a sizeable percentage of our recruitment targets here in Ireland. We are looking to Ireland not only because it is a visa exempt country but because it is an excellent source of skilled, English speaking individuals with an excellent work ethic. We plan to recruit 1,000 workers for our clients within the next 12 months. This demand is projected to continue well into 2016. The positions vary from construction engineers and site managers, heavy equipment operators, machinists, welders, pipefitters, electricians, automotive technicians to food service managers and many more.”
Ms Guth added: I am an immigrant to Canada myself having moved from the United States over 25 years ago. In addition to good careers in a stable economy, this vast country offers a wonderful lifetime opportunity to explore everything from our multi-ethnic cities to the natural wilderness that Canada is so famous for.”
The Diamond Global Canada team (http://www.diamondglobal.ca/Diamond-Global-Ireland.html) supports the workers from the interview preparation phase until they are fully settled with their new employer in Canada. Diamond Global does not charge recruitment or placement fees of any kind to workers seeking employment in Canada. Diamond Global Canada is participating in two recruitment fairs in Dublin in the coming weeks (Jobs Expo at Croke Park – 28 & 29 September and the Working Abroad Expo in the RDS – 6 & 7 October).
Note to Editors:
Please find below a few examples of articles in the Canadian media about labour shortages in Canada:
Job Positions Currently Available through Diamond Global Canada
Construction Equipment Mechanics
Agricultural Equipment Mechanics
Food Service Supervisors & Managers
Senior Sales People
Construction Site Supervisors
About Diamond Global Canada
Established in 1989, Diamond Global Recruitment Group is a Canadian company dedicated to changing the lives of individuals abroad who wish to work in Canada. Since 1989, Diamond has sourced, screened, and prepared foreign nationals for opportunities to work in Canada. Canada’s best employers trust Diamond to find incredible talent throughout the world in order to build successful businesses. With Canada’s aging workforce and skills shortage, Diamond Global has been the solution to staffing fulfillment in all industries and in every province in Canada. The Diamond Group of Companies includes Diamond Personnel Inc. our award winning in-home care agency, Diamond Global Recruitment Group Inc., and Diamond Global Newfoundland and Labrador, specialists in recruitment from abroad, Diamond Immigration Services, our licensed immigration consultancy, Diamond Executive Search, finding top tier c-suite individuals, and our purpose company and charitable foundation, the Nanny Angel Network, providing free childcare for mothers with cancer.
Scope and Accomplishments
The Diamond Group of Companies is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. In 2011, Diamond Global partnered with the Bennett Group of companies to establish Diamond Global Newfoundland and Labrador. Our Eastern Canada office is in St. John’s Newfoundland. Our Western Canada office is in Edmonton, Alberta. We are currently expanding with new offices opening in Dublin (Ireland & UK HQ), Poland and throughout Eastern Europe.
Diamond Global is consistently recognized as Canada’s most ethical and compliant foreign recruiter in Canada. While we were initially branded as the specialists in Hospitality and Food Service, Diamond has expanded to service all business sectors with emphasis on manufacturing, oil and gas, mining and construction. We have been endorsed by the Canadian Food and Restaurant Assn. as their vendor of choice. The Canadian Manufacturers Assn. has approached Diamond Global to serve as its approved foreign recruiter for its members and we are negotiating a vendor agreement. Diamond Global is the approved foreign recruiter for McDonalds Canada. Diamond Global is currently involved in RFP’s for large infrastructural projects in Canada to source skilled labour.
Ethos and Values
The Diamond Group of Companies has earned the reputation for the most ethical and compliant business practices in the foreign recruitment industry. We are licensed in all provinces and overseas governments requiring such and are well respected among Service Canada, CBSA, and Immigration Canada officers. Our clients must adhere to strict codes of conduct when engaging foreign workers for their companies, thus protecting the rights and freedoms of each individual who selects Canada as a safe and welcoming place to work.
Bio of Audrey Guth – Founder & President of Diamond Global Recruitment
Audrey Guth, MMSc. Originally from the U.S., Audrey has made Canada her home. She graduated from Emory University in Altanta, Georgia with a Masters Degree in Nutrition. As a Public Health Nutritionist, she created the program Healthiest Babies Possible for the City of Toronto Department of Public Health. In 1989, Audrey founded Diamond Personnel, Canada’s premier in home care agency, winning the “Best Nanny Agency” award for the past 10 years. Expanding the scope of foreign recruitment to business to business, Audrey established Diamond Global Recruitment Group to source exceptional foreign workers. Diamond Immigration Services followed shortly thereafter to help foreign recruits immigrate to Canada. In 2009, following a personal battle with breast cancer, Audrey established the Nanny Angel Network to provide free childcare to mothers undergoing treatment for cancer. Audrey has four children and resides in Toronto, Ontario. As the CEO of the Diamond Group of Companies, Audrey continues to find new and exciting ways to change lives every day.