TWO Solomon Islanders from Guadalcanal Province created history when they were handed their employment permit for Canada on Thursday as part of government partnership with Canada.

 Amelia Muse and Careka Volly are the first two Solomon Islanders to have been granted the permit under the Canadian government’s Immigration nomination program.

They two touched down at the Vancouver International Airport and were escorted by Immigration and Customs officials to the primary processing centre where they were granted their work permits which are valid for 24 months.

During this period Muse and Volly will have to apply to have their Canadian permanent residency processed.

The nomination of the duo is the first ever for Solomon Islands.