Qualified applicants are given further relevant skills verification tests, to validate the degree of their technical aptitude.  In Canada, foreign workers may also be required by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (“HRSDC”) to be tested and/or be certified.  Employers, at their discretion, may test the candidates either directly, or through our facilities, in their country of residence.

We have several partnerships and collaborations with different prestigious training and testing centers both private and government; Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Philippine Nursing Association (PNA), Occupational Health Nursing Association of the Philippines (OHNAP), Meralco Foundation Institute (MFI), Center for Culinary Arts (CCA), Center for Hospitality Arts Management Philippines (CHAMP), Construction and Manpower Development Corp. (CMDC), and Philippine Welding Society (PWS).

Mercan has developed a partnership with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) the Philippine Government training and skill competency development body to develop trainings and curriculum to enhance the skills and competencies of Filipino workers. This will enable the workers to develop competencies and qualifications critical to the requirements of the Canadian employers. With this strategy, Mercan Recruit can ensure that the worker’s familiarity with the Canadian standards prior to their arrival. Furthermore, Mercan Recruit is authorized to use the training facilities of TESDA which are strategically located all around the country to make these trainings accessible to the workers.

With this unique partnership with TESDA (, we can provide a reformed industry-based training program that includes apprenticeship, a dual training system and certification programs for Canadian employers.