Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) has shared news release on their official Facebook page informing OFWs and job seekers that New Zealand is a No Placement Fee Country.
Apart from that, POEA also listed other countries that prohibit collection of placement fees. Please find the details below.
In the news release dated December 19,2014. Hans Leo J. Cacdac, the POEA administrator has warned recruitment agencies regarding charging placement fees from job applicants for the said country. He added that poea licensed recruitment agencies are not allowed to charge recruitment or placement fees from OFWs who will work in countries that do not permit it.
Cacdac told that those recruitment agencies that will be found charging fees on no placement fee countries will have to face penalty such as cancellation of license, even those first time offenders. The POEA administrator advised the job applicants to report on their official Facebook page those agencies who will collect placement fees.
Other countries that prohibit collection of placement fees are the following: United States of America (H2B visa), Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Netherlands.
Interested OFWs and job applicants who want to work in New Zeland should visit POEA website to check the list of licensed recruitment agencies that have valid job orders for NZ.