Frequently Asked Questions - Overseas Programs
No - E-JAM makes sure pre-arranged housing is provided.
There is no guarantee that once you have a confirmed job that you will be granted a visa; this is subject to INS and Embassy/Consulate approval.
Job offers are made prior to the completion of the visa approval process. A job offer does not guarantee visa approval; we highly recommend that you do not make travel arrangements, quit your job, and sell your car, etc. until you receive final approval.
Any cost involved will usually depend on the job and the laws of the country where you will be working.
For the H-2B Visa Program - there is NO placement fee charged to applicants, E-JAM's fee is paid by the employers. Also, employers will reimburse your airfare and visa voucher costs.
US J1 Programs - Applicants will pay a program fee, airfare and visa voucher.
For Canada there is no program fee charged to applicants, but there maybe a fee to an Immigration Attorney, or Consultant to assist in the preparation of application forms in order to apply for a Work Permit. For some jobs employers will pay the airfare.
Please note: Housing deposit, monthly rent and utilities are applicants responsibility.
You meet the criteria for a J-1 exchange visitor visa if you are going to the United States as a student, scholar, trainee, teacher, professor, research assistant, medical graduate or international visitor who is participating in a program of studies, training research or cultural enrichment specifically designed for such individuals by the United States Department of State, through its Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs – http://www.usimmigrationsupport.org/visa_j1.html
The age limit is generally 18-50, for the H2B Visa program, although for some employers there are no age limit. For the J1 Programs - 18-30.
Although we have placed workers previously in Dubai and in the United Kingdom, currently most of our overseas placements are in the USA and Canada.
In the USA, we offer seasonal employment for skilled and unskilled workers under the H2B Visa Program. Summer Work/Travel for College and University students and Training/Internship Programs under the J1 Visa.
For Canada we offer seasonal placements; also permanent placement opportunities for skilled workers.
Although the majority of overseas placements are during the spring and fall seasons, we recruit for new applicants throughout the year as employers start viewing resumes three to four months prior to their season's start date.
If you have not already done so, we recommend that you register on our website – employmentjamaica.com and upload an updated resume and photograph. Please be sure to fill out the profile form completely and that your job title reflects the type of job you are applying for. The website is usually the first place we search to find candidates for our clients.
E-JAM does not provide immigration services for persons seeking employment overseas and is not authorized to provide advice, guidance or representation.
No, you are not obligated to retain the immigration services offered through E-JAM. It is advisable to use such a service because of their expertise and knowledge in immigration matters. They provide representation services for applicants before the Canadian Embassy, i.e. preparation of application forms and all supporting documentation; follow up, when necessary, with Citizenship and Immigration Canada officials regarding the status of application; assistance and advice in preparation for interview with visa officials (should an interview be necessary) and answer any questions an applicant may have regarding her/his visa application.
Please note that it is not the responsibility of E-JAM, or your prospective employer to process your immigration application; it is your responsibility. E-JAM’s experience is that using such a service increases the chance of obtaining a work permit.