17 Canadian Recession Proof Careers

 Despite the economic downturn, these careers are still growing.   These industries project promise—and jobs—for the future, according to  data extracted from  Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), and Canada Occupational Information database.  

  • Software Development/Designer Including also Web developers, Apps developers .

Median pay: $85,000-$95,000

When businesses need people to write programs to fit their needs, these are the people they call on.

  • Nursing and other Health Related fields

Median pay: $35,000-$60,000

Nurses are almost universally needed, no matter what city or town you call home. And a perpetual shortage means plenty of jobs. Doctors and nurses are obviously vital but also people like health economists and epidemiologists are in demand to help the government understand how best to channel resources for future generations.

  • Accountants

Median pay: $65,000-$70,000 Managers who are great with numbers are always in high demand, in both good times and bad.

  • Business Analysts

Median pay: $65,000-$75,000 Analysts research how to fulfill the needs of their prospective companies

  • Forensic Science

Technician Median pay: $48,000 These are the scientists who solve crimes by working with evidence in a lab

  • Dental Hygienist

Median pay: $62,000 The dental helpers who clean your teeth have a higher median salary and a stable career

  • Education

 Math, Physics and science teachers will be in demand as Canada  struggles to compete with other countries in engineering, technology, and medicine. A growing immigrant population means more English-as-a-second-language classes will be needed.  

  • Postsecondary teachers and  Trained Online Instructors – Median salary: $56,120 Education: bachelor’s degree and often a master’s or doctorate
  • Teacher assistants – Median salary: $21,580 Education: some post-secondary education or vocational training  
  • •Educational, vocational, and school counselors – Median salary: $49,450 Education: secondary education, associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s  
  • Database Administrator Median pay: $70,000 Workers with the ability to organize data are in high demand and will continue to be as more systems go online.

 

  • Trades Services

 This includes such trades-people like plumbers and electricians.  Often times such jobs require a level of manual labour that many are uncomfortable performing – this incentivizes people to hire the necessary experts for the job.  While housing development may take a hit during such times, maintenance issues will always be present.

 

  •  Energy  

Some of the jobs in this field are the result of projects started a year or more ago. But the real boost will come from the new administration’s commitment to a more efficient national energy system. “Growth of energy consumption around the world will keep this sector strong,” says Laurence Shatkin, coauthor of 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs.

  • Power plant operators – Median salary: $56,640 Education: vocational training and several years of on-the-job training  
  • Insulation workers – Median salary: $31,280 Education: secondary education and vocational training
  • Electrical power-line installers and repairers – Median salary: $52,570 Education: vocational training and several years of on-the-job training  

 

  • Mental Health

Counsellor Median pay: $37,840 Counsellors assist clients dealing with mental health issues such as depress

  • Skin Care Specialist

Median pay: $30,000 While the average salary is low, the stability of skin specialists who work in spas is on the up and up. 

  • Green Environment

Green is getting the green light in a nationwide push to make homes and office buildings more energy-efficient and to develop alternative energy sources (solar, wind, nuclear) as well as fuel cell technology. “Anything involved with wind power, either the design or related products, will be big,” says Laurence Stybel.  

  •  Environmental scientists – Median salary: $58,380 Education: master’s  
  •  Environmental engineers – Median salary: $72,350 Education: bachelor’s  
  •  Hydrologists – Median salary: $68,140 Education: master’s

 

  • Veterinarian

Median pay: $80,000 While vets definitely have to endure more schooling, we’ll always need specialists to heal our precious pets.

 

  • Financial Services  

Rising from the ashes of a very bad year, financial services have a bright future. Corporate America’s wretched excesses mean more government regulation. Workers who are retiring will need advice on how to make their money last. Small businesses may outsource accounting services. As we get to the middle of the recession, there will be a wave of mergers and acquisitions, Stybel predicts. “People with experience in managing the process-corporate attorneys, investment bankers, and accountants-will be in demand.”  

  • Financial advisers – Median salary: $67,660 Education: bachelor’s  •Accountants and auditors – Median salary: $57,060 Education: bachelor’s  
  • Sales agents (securities and commodities) – Median salary: $68,430Education: bachelor’s  

 

  •  Government  

Once you become a citizen, more than half a million  employees will retire by 2021, leaving open positions at agencies at The Canadian Security Intelligence Service, also known as ( CSIS) or The Canadian Space Agency (CSA. There will also be opportunities at the state and local levels. “In addition to police work and homeland security, government inspects and regulates many industries,” says Shatkin. “Workers can sometimes capitalize on their experience in an industry by moving into a regulatory job.”  

  •  Government property inspectors – Median salary: $48,400 Education: vocational training, associate’s or bachelor’s  
  • Immigration and customs inspectors – Median salary: $59,930 Education: bachelor’s
  • Urban and regional planners – Median salary: $57,970Education: master’s  

 

  •  Funeral Services

 As morbid as it may sound, morticians should not be affected by the financial crisis since they will always have customers.  One could even make the argument that the recession shall lead to even more customers since the stress of unemployment could lead to a rise in the death rate.

 

  • Actuaries

When you apply for insurance, actuaries look at your overall qualities (job, health, family medical history) and will try to come up with a rough idea on what potential health risks you might face in the future.  This is something insurance companies care deeply about since this directly impacts their profit margin.  In 2008, Time Magazine looked at the salaries of which jobs least respond to economic downturns; Actuaries were ranked as one of the best on this list

 

One of the sectors preparing for a boom is infrastructure, which will benefit from the billions of dollars in highway, sewer, transit and building projects contained in the latest and past federal budgets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canada Employer Sponsorship

What qualifications are required?

In order to qualify as a skilled worker, a combination of factors such as age, academic background, work experience, language skills, family ties in Canada and/or previous work experience or studies in Canada are taken into consideration.

Selection is usually made out of a point system which takes into consideration the basic selection factors above mentioned as well as other factors for which you can obtain extra points to increase your final score. To be successful, you must achieve the pass mark set by the immigration regulations.

Why wait??? Canada needs you more than ever before!!! . Confronted to an aging labor force and to a competitive world economy, the immigration of skilled workers to Canada is a vital component of its economy. A total of 262,236 people immigrated to Canada in 2006, a seven percent increase over the previous year.  Between 1991 and 2001, almost one million new immigrants joined Canada’s labor force thus representing 70% of the total labor force growth during that decade. At such rate, immigration could account all labor force growth in Canada by 2011.

‘In the knowledge-based economy, Canada’s performance relies on the skills and innovation of its people. CIC’s work is integral to the government’s strategies for fostering these attributes. The Government of Canada is looking to immigration to help sustain growth and economic development, particularly in areas of Canada where recent immigrants have seldom settled’.
 
Report by Citizenship and Immigration Canada on plans and priorities 2003-2006 to overcome Canadian’s workforce shortages, the skilled worker program is an integral part of an official Government initiative to attract skilled individuals who can make a valuable contribution to Canada’s thriving economy.

HIneni Media membership site offers you instant look and real samples on your eligibility to qualify for a Canadian visa of permanent residency under the Canada Skilled Worker Immigration.

What are the benefits of Skilled Worker Visa?

If your application is successful, you will be issued a visa of permanent residency in Canada. This visa will allow you to indefinitely live i and work in Canada for any employer in any occupation. You will also have the right to study in any Canadian university under the same conditions as a Canadian citizen. In a nutshell, this visa gives you the same rights as those of a Canadian citizen, with the exception of the right to vote and obtain a Canadian passport. After 3 years of permanent residency in Canada, you will be entitled to claim the Canadian citizenship. In addition to having free access to one of the best health care systems in the world, as a permanent resident or Canadian citizen, you will also be given access to one of the world’s most renown education systems, which is free for all students in public schools at the primary and secondary level. You will also benefit from family allowance to assist large families, employment insurance in the event of unemployment, and social services for destitute persons.

Can I visit Canada while my Application for Permanent Residence is in process?

Your temporary entry to Canada is subject to the discretion of the immigration officer at the Canadian port of entry and they may refuse you entry if they know that you have applied for Permanent Residence in Canada and are, thus, an intending immigrant and not merely a visitor. If questioned whether you have an Application for Permanent Residence in progress, you must answer this question, truthfully; however, you should emphasize that your visit to Canada is merely temporary in nature and that it is your full intention to leave Canada upon the completion of your visit.

Are you sure that I qualify? What is my point total?

When you send us filled online application form along with your updated resume, you do not receive an automated message guarantying your case to be successful. On receipt, you receive a response with in 5 working days with a realistic picture of your chances for Canada Immigration. Please note that we are very cautious about the types of cases we positively assess. Hineni Media enjoys a near 100% success rate with clients, because we do not accept cases that are borderline and that have no hope of succeeding.

What are the processing costs?
For each adult, governmental processing fees may vary depending on the province in Canada you will choose as your destination.  Note that additional costs may be associated with the processing of your visa application, such as English or French proficiency language testing, medical examination, police clearance certificates and mailing / courier costs.

How long will it take?
The time required to obtain a work visa or a permanent residency visa can vary , depending on the country where your application was filed and the visa subclass in which you are applying for. Processing times may be hindered by the number of applications received and the capacity of each visa post to deal with them. Although some variations exist from one office to another, the system requires that all the necessary documentation be submitted at the time the file is opened.

How long does the Application process take?

Processing times will depend on:

i. The Canadian visa office and company through which you intend to apply for or has applied for Work visa in Canada.

ii. the Canadian visa office through which you intend to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada;

iii. whether an immigration interview is deemed necessary in your case;

iii. the complexity of your case;

iv. If hiring a law practitioner , how well your case is presented; and

v. the existing caseload in a Canadian visa office at a given time.

Note:

Nobody can promise you a specific processing timeframe and any lawyer/consultant that guarantees processing times is being less than truthful with you. Lawyers/consultants can give estimates which can be short or long; however, they CANNOT guarantee processing times as processing times are ALWAYS subject to change WITHOUT advance notice by the goverment.

THE WORK PERMIT FOR CANADA

Every year more than 2 million emigrants from all over the world flock to Canada. The Canada emigration system is also based on points like the UK system. When a few years ago the minimum required was 75 points, today this has been reduced to 67 in September 2003. The following factors will be taken into consideration while processing your work permit/ visa to Canada:

Education (25 points maximum) ? here each educational qualification is accorded a point such as one-year diploma is worth 15 points and a three-year diploma is 22 points and so on
Knowledge of French/ English (24 points maximum) ? where your ability to speak, read and write are assessed.
Experience (21 points maximum) ? the point system will take into consideration the jobs that are high on the demand list for Canada and your experience in those areas
Age (10 points maximum) ? the best age bracket is 21-49 for which you will be accorded the full 10 points.
Employment arrangements (10 points maximum) ? if you already have landed a job as per the approved list of the HRDC you will be accorded the full 10 points.
Adaptability ? this is measured by judging the fit of the people (especially the spouse) in the stay in Canada of the main applicant.

You will also need to show a certain amount of financial strength that falls between US $12000-$24000 depending upon the size of the family you have.

  • In order to get a skilled worker visa (one of the easiest ways to migrate to Canada) you will need to meet the following requirements:
    Have the minimum work experience necessary
    Have sufficient stand-by funds for the initial re-settling
    Qualify for the visa by earning the minimum necessary points
    Have the requisite language skills (qualify in the language tests according to the Canadian benchmarks)
    Your visa application will pass through a six level selection test after qualifying the point system mentioned above.

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Employment Based Immigrant Visas to Canada

In a surprising and welcome development, the July 2008 immigration newsletter,  published by the Canada Immigration, for the first time in several years shows all employment-based visa categories current (except for the “other worker” category), including all categories for nationals of China and India. This means that there is no longer a backlog or retrogression in visa numbers for employment-based categories and applicants can for permanent residence simultaneously with their work-based petitions.

Observers had celebrated the June 2007 visa bulletin, which showed a jump of one year in the emplyoyment-based Third Preference  cases. However, it still meant that foreign nationals from all countries except for China (mainland), philippines and India with pending or approved.

The priority date for nationals of China (mainland), Mexico and India jumped to June 1, 2006.  The priority date for nationals of the Philippines also had jumped to June 1, 2005.

Employment-based Second Preference  cases were already current for all countries, except for nationals of China (mainland), which have retrogressed to June 1, 2006, and for nationals of India, which have retrogressed to April 1, 2004.

Canada inmigration has explained that the categories have been made current “in an effort to generate increased demand by Citizenship and Immigration  for adjustment of status cases, and to maximize number use under the annual numerical limit.” However, Canada warns that applicants should be alert to the possibility that not all Employment preferences will remain current for the remainder of the fiscal year. In other words, should the rate of demand for numbers be very heavy in the coming months, it could become necessary to retrogress some cut-off dates for September 2007, most likely for China-mainland born and India, but also possibly for Philippines. Severe cut-off date retrogressions are likely to occur early in 2008.

Some Background:

The most utilized category for employment-based permanent residency is the Employment-based third preference petitions for professionals and/or skilled workers.  The principal reason for lengthy waits, i.e. priority dates that are months or several years earlier than current priority dates is the fact that each year many more people apply for immigrant visas than can be satisfied under the annual numerical limits set by federal goverment for each preferences category. The monthly Canada immigration summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers for each month.  The availability of immigrant numbers is reported by Canada Consular Officers and by Canada. Citizenship and Immigration Services Officers. There is currently no other way to track the availability of immigrant visas (i.e., when a foreign national may file for adjustment of status or apply/appear for an immigrant visa interview at a Canada Consulate abroad).

Please note that the employment based visas are subject to a numerical limitation.
Allocations are made each month, to the extent possible under the numerical limitations, for the demand received by the 11th of the previous month — in the chronological order of the reported priority dates. If the demand could not be satisfied within the statutory or regulatory limits, the category or foreign state in which demand was excessive was deemed oversubscribed. The cut-off date for an oversubscribed category is the priority date of the first applicant who could not be reached within the numerical limits. Only applicants who have a priority date earlier than the cut-off date may be allotted a number.

The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes, it does not constitute aproved legal advice nor is it to be construed as establishing an attorney-client relationship.  Consult directly with our attorney before making any decision as to how to proceed with your case.  For individualized and specific assistance, you may schedule a personal, telephonic or web consultation with one or our attorneys.  Please call us at 647.448.2052 or send an e-mail to: hinenisyndicator@gmail.com.com

Immigration through Employment

Overview

An immigrant is a foreign national who has been authorized to live and work permanently in Canada. If you want to become an immigrant based on the fact that you have a permanent employment opportunity in Canada, or if you are an employer that wants to sponsor someone for lawful permanent residency based on permanent employment in Canada, you must go through a multi-step process.

First, foreign nationals and employers must determine if the foreign national is eligible for lawful permanent residency under one of Canada paths to lawful permanent residency.
Second, most employment categories require that the Canadian. employer complete a labor certification request for the applicant, and submit it to the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. Labor must either grant or deny the certification request. Qualified alien physicians who will practice medicine in an area of Canada which has been certified as underserved by Canada. Department of Health and Human Services are relieved from this requirement.

Third, Canada Immigration must approve an immigrant visa petition, a Petition for Alien Worker, for the person wishing to immigrate to Canada. The employer wishing to bring the applicant to Canada to work permanently files this petition. However, if a Department of Labor certification is needed the application can only be filed after the certification is granted. The employer acts as the sponsor (or petitioner) for the applicant (or beneficiary) who wants to live and work on a permanent basis in Canada.
Fourth, Canada Immigration must give the applicant an immigrant visa number, even if the applicant is already in Canada. When the applicant receives an immigrant visa number, it means that an immigrant visa has been assigned to the applicant.
Fifth, if the applicant is already in Canada, he or she must apply to adjust to permanent resident status after a visa number becomes available.  If the applicant is outside the Canada when an immigrant visa number becomes available, he or she will be notified and must complete the process at his or her local Canadian consulate office.

Eligibility

There are many categories for granting permanent residence to foreign nationals based upon employment:
 

Priority workers

Foreign nationals of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics Foreign national that are outstanding professors or researchers Foreign nationals that are managers and executives subject to international transfer to Canada.

 Professionals with advanced degrees or persons with exceptional ability

Foreign nationals of exceptional ability in the sciences, arts or business
Foreign nationals that are advanced degree professionals
Qualified alien physicians who will practice medicine in an area of Canada which is underserved. 

 Skilled or professional workers

Foreign national professionals with bachelor’s degrees (not qualifying for a higher preference category)
Foreign national skilled workers (minimum two years training and experience)
Foreign national unskilled workers

 Special Immigrants

Foreign national religious workers
Employees and former employees of Canada Government abroad

How to Apply

If you are an employer wishing to sponsor (or petition) for a foreign national to work in Canada on a permanent basis, you must file a Petition for Alien Worker. Detailed information is provided in the instructions subscribe to our newsletter. Filing requirements differ for each of the five categories.

Immigration Canada is responsible for providing visa numbers to foreign nationals interested in immigrating to Canada. 
 

Where do I apply

If you are an employer wishing to sponsor (or petition) a foreign national to work in Canada a Form or Petition for Alien Worker must be filed at inmigration Canada Service . Detailed filing information is provided in the instructions subscribe to our newsletter.

For special workers, the foreign national or employer must file other Forms, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant, with immigration Canada.  Detailed filing information is provided in the instructions subscribe to our newsletter or members only site.

Applying for a job in Canada

Applying for a job in Canada may be very different than in your home country. There are certain “rules and regulations” to follow in terms of what information to include on your CV/resume and cover letter. Your resume should for example not specify anything about salary requirements, age of children and their names, your height / weight, and reasons for leaving previous jobs.

Jobs are available in a number of different mediums such as newspapers, internet, employment centers, through headhunters, job banks, networking, and job fairs. The process of obtaining a job in Canada begins with you and your strengths and weaknesses. Do you know what your potential is?

A proven strategy to obtain a job begins with a self-analysis of your strength and weaknesses. Once you know what you can contribute with to a company, it is time to write the cover letter and CV / resume. When you are called for interviews, you need to know how to present yourself and what questions to expect. Many jobs are lost because individuals are not prepared for the job interview.

The “How to Get a Job in Canada” information guide describers the job search process from how to know your strengths, search for a job, write the cover letter and resume, and prepare for the interview. Available through subscription only.

“How to Get a Job in Canada” information guide contains:

Knowing yourself
Winning the job
Making connections
Writing a resume
Sample resumes
Writing a cover letter
Sample cover letters
Canadian employment agencies
Knowing the company 
Preparation for a job interview
Telephone interviews
Sharing experiences
Computer-assisted tests and interviews
Accepting the job offer

Canadian Embassies and Consulates Worldwide
Important:  We recommend that you order one of the immigration lawyers listed in this blog for detailed Canada citizenship, Permanent Cards and Canada visa for services.

The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes, it does not constitute aproved legal advice nor is it to be construed as establishing an attorney-client relationship.  Consult directly with our attorney before making any decision as to how to proceed with your case.  For individualized and specific assistance, you may schedule a personal, telephonic or web consultation with one or our attorneys.  Please call us at 647.448.2052 or send an e-mail to: hinenisyndicator@gmail.com.com

Pursuing the Canadian dream:Canadian Economy

You might be wondering if Canada has put Immigration on hold due to the current world economic climate. In terms of immigration, things are certainly not grinding to a halt and the Canadian Government does not even see a recession hitting them as such, unlike many other Countries in Europe or the United States of America. I emigrated from the Dominican Republic to Canada and have been watching events unfold on the Business TV Channels here. I lived and work in US many years. New York and European Stock Exchanges have seen share values tumble and rally and also the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has taken hits. But Business is expected to remain reasonably buoyant over the coming months, and Canada’s Banking and Financial sectors are considered to be highly resilient compared to those of most other Countries in the World.

In terms of employment and the Jobs market, Canada still experiences skills shortages in many occupations, from Medical care to Truck Driving, Construction work to Lab Technicians. Add to this the fact that people from the ‘Baby Boom’ generation are beginning to retire in increasing numbers and you have double pressure on the skills shortages problem. The pressure is even greater in job sectors referred to as ‘Occupations under threat’, so there are solid opportunities for individuals who wish to emigrate to Canada and set up in certain categories of Business or apply for jobs in a variety of Trades or Professions.

But why else would you choose to live and work in Canada over European Countries like Spain or France, or Australia, New Zealand or even South Africa? If you are someone that wishes to escape the ‘Brussels straight jacket’ and also experience marvelous Seasonal weather and not be too far from family and friends, Canada is only a few hours flight from Europe. Taxation in Canada is reasonable, we believe, and you get an awful lot of ‘Bang for your Buck’. Our Council tax is $1,000 per year (about £500) and also includes water supply and waste water disposal. Gasoline is currently about $1.30 (65 pence) per litre and energy/grocery costs have risen only slightly this year. Unlike the Country we moved from, we don’t feel intruded upon by ‘thought control’ Police and ‘Political Correctness’, there are very few CCTV cameras and our trash can (dust bin), is not micro-chipped.

How and where do you start the process of Emigrating to Canada? We handled the process ourselves, arranging everything including the acquisition of Visas and Work Permits and the like, to buying a house, having our household effects shipped out to obtaining Provincial Health Insurance and National Insurance cards. We did  use a representative like an Immigration lawyer or Emigration Consultant but found out that they have no special powers to speed up your application process. You can fill in all the forms yourself and save thousands of dollars. We actually found a way of getting Government backing for our application that has expedited the process officially.

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Employment-Based Immigration Provides Avenue to Permanent Residency

For many outside Canada, employment holds the key to success inside Canadian borders. Although dissatisfied Canadians may complain about the current economic slowdown, what appears to lifelong Canadian citizens as a recession strikes many potential immigrants as rare economic opportunity. As a result, individuals from the world over compete for relatively few slots available for legal residency based on permanent employment in Canada.

In order to qualify for this employment-based immigration, foreign nationals must already be eligible for one of the existing methods of lawful residency under current Canadian Immigration Law. If that is the case, the employer must file a request with Canadian office of Labor before the process can proceed further. If the Department of Labor approves this request, the employer is then able to file an immigrant visa petition. Under this arrangement, the employer is, in effect, acting as the sponsor of the foreign national, vouching for his employment and suitability for Canadian residency

If things proceed smoothly, the foreign applicant will then receive an immigrant visa number (even if they are already in Canada on a temporary visa). Once this number becomes available and is assigned to the applicant, the only remaining step is to enter Canada (if she or he is outside) or apply to convert the immigrant visa into a permanent residency (if she or he’s already inside).

Typically, permanent residency based on employment requires that the applicant demonstrate extraordinary giftedness, achievement, or creativity. However, one program does exist to allow foreign medical and other professionals to enter Canada in order to set up practices in areas of Canada that are underserved by the existing medical infrastructure of North America in this case Canada.
If you are looking to emigrate, to a great place, which promises opportunity, stability and freedom, we recommend Canada. We did it and would like to help you too.

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Canada: Immigrants, Guest Workers

Canada accepts about 250,000 immigrants a year. Immigration accounts for about two-thirds of Canada’s population growth, compared to 45 percent in the US.

Canada has a point system to select immigrants, awarding immigrant visas to those who score at least 67 points on a 100-point scale of desiderata (desired things). Additional points are awarded for having a Canadian job offer, but such an offer is not necessary to obtain an immigrant visa.

Canada has identified three problems with its immigrant selection system: long delays in processing applications, the disconnect between the qualifications of immigrants and their success in the Canadian labor market, and the concentration of immigrants in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, cities that have a large share of immigrants, high living costs and often limited employment opportunities.

About 800,000 foreigners are waiting to immigrate. Many wait up to three years for decisions on their applications for employment-based visas. Once they arrive in Canada, many immigrants with qualifications find that their credentials are not recognized in Canada or that employers demand Canadian work experience.

In 2000, about 40 percent of the immigrants arriving in Canada, and 20 percent of those arriving in the US, had a college degree. A May 2007 Statistics Canada study concluded that immigrants reduce earnings inequality in Canada. The real earnings of Canadian college graduates fell seven percent between 1985 and 2000, in part due to the influx of college-educated immigrants, while the real earnings of lower skilled Canadian workers rose.

Guest Workers. The point system’s emphasis on selecting educated foreigners as immigrants has prompted some employers to demand more blue-collar and low-skilled foreign guest workers. Canada accepted 113,000 temporary foreign workers in 2007.

Employment Based Visas (No Job Offer)

Which of the following statements best describes your situation?

I am a person of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics
I am a person with exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business
I am a professional holding an advanced degree (beyond a baccalaureate degree), or a baccalaureate degree and at least five years experience in my profession
I am the owner or supervisory employee of a company that is carrying on or intends to carry on substantial trade in goods, services or technology between my home country and the United States
I would like to invest a substantial amount of capital in either a new business or in an existing business in Canada.
I am able to able to invest between U.S. $500,000 and $3,000,000 in a commercial enterprise in Canada which will creates at least 10 new full-time jobs for Canadian citizens or Canadian permanent residents
None of the above statements apply to me

Trabajadores calificados y profesionales

Trabajador Calificado

De los miles de inmigrantes a los cuales Canadá abre sus puertas cada año, la gran mayoría son trabajadores calificados. Estos inmigrantes ingresan a Canadá debido a sus habilidades como trabajadores y/o profesionales son requeridas en el mercado laboral canadiense. A través de su aporte al mercado laboral todos los trabajadores calificados contribuyen de forma directa al desarrollo de la economía Canadiense.

El requerimiento básico para las personas que deseen aplicar bajo la categoría de trabajador calificado es que esta debe pasar una evaluación determinada por un sistema de puntos; cuyo objetivo es verificar que la persona puede en el futuro establecerse de manera exitosa en Canadá. El sistema de puntos evalúa seis factores y otorga al aplicante un determinado puntaje por cada uno de ellos. Si el aplicante sobrepasa el puntaje determinado por el gobierno Canadiense su aplicación es aprobada. El puntaje necesario para que la aplicación sea exitosa es de 67 puntos sobre un total de 100 puntos.

Factores considerados para la aplicación de Trabajador Calificado:

  1. edad (10 puntos)
  2. educación (25 puntos)
  3. experiencia de trabajo (24 puntos)
  4. idiomas (Ingles y Francés) (21 puntos)
  5. oferta de trabajo (10 puntos)
  6. adaptabilidad (10 puntos)

Los factores mas importantes son nivel de educación, conocimiento de por lo menos uno de los dos idiomas oficiales de Canadá (Ingles o Francés) y experiencia laboral. La mayoría de aplicantes que hayan culminado una carrera técnica de tres años o hayan obtenido un grado universitario, tengan un nivel avanzado del idioma ingles o francés y cuatro años de experiencia de trabajo calificada pueden aplicar bajo la categoría de trabajador calificado. Si el aplicante no reúne las características arriba mencionadas; aun puede calificar si es que puede compensar la pérdida de puntos a través de un nivel de educación superior al mencionado como por ejemplo un Master o un Doctorado, si tiene una oferta de trabajo Canadiense, si su pareja es una persona que posee un nivel superior de educación, si el aplicante ha estudiado o trabajado en Canadá en el pasado o si cuenta con familiares Canadienses.

Para aplicar bajo la categoría de trabajador calificado, el aplicante debe de tener como mínimo un ano de experiencia de trabajo calificado. Canadá da la bienvenida cada año a un gran número de trabajadores calificados que se desenvuelven en una amplia variedad de ocupaciones Todas las aplicaciones de trabajadores o profesionales calificados son evaluadas bajo el mismo criterio sin importar el campo en el cual el profesional se desenvuelva.

Generalmente si una ocupación requiere un tipo específico de habilidades que son exigidas en el mercado laboral para obtener trabajo en ese campo; estas habilidades son consideradas como calificadas. La experiencia laboral de un trabajador calificado debe haber ocurrido dentro de los diez años anteriores a la fecha de la aplicación de residencia permanente en Canadá. Cualquier trabajo calificado dentro de los 10 años precedentes a la aplicación serán considerados bajo el sistema de puntos sin importar que el aplicante haya cambiado de ocupación durante el periodo arriba mencionado. La experiencia de trabajo calificada debe de ser a tiempo completo (37.5 horas a la semana). El trabajo calificado de medio tiempo será transformado y contabilizado como el equivalente a trabajo a tiempo completo para propósitos migratorios.

Hineni Media y sus asociados cuenta con una larga trayectoria asistiendo a trabajadores y profesionales calificados que desean inmigrar a Canadá. Si usted esta interesado en una asesoría gratuita para determinar si califica bajo el programa de trabajador o profesional calificado haga contacto.

¿Qué se necesita para trabajar legalmente en Canadá?

Básicamente usted debe completar los siguientes pasos:

    * Obtener un permiso de trabajo o de residencia.
    * Obtener una licencia para ejercer (depende de su profesión)
    * Dominar el idioma ingles, frances o mejor aún ambos.
    * Explorar sus posibilidades de encontrar un trabajo a través de un análisis de mercado de la región donde se ubicará.
    * Investigar si necesita entrenamiento extra para nivelarse a los profesionales locales.

Si usted recolecta esta información antes de ir a Canadá estará mejor preparado a su llegada. Los recién llegados “newcomers” pueden tener serias dificultades entrando al mercado laboral canadiense y pueden verse en la necesidad de tomar trabajos de menor nivel a los que tenían en sus paises, pero una vez que ellos tengan experiencia laboral canadiense y sus habilidades en el inglés y frances mejoren así lo harán sus perspectivas de trabajo.
¿Cuáles son las competencias y habilidades que debe poseer para encontrar trabajo profesional en Canadá?

Si estás en la búsqueda de una posición profesional bien remunerada, gran habilidad de la lengua inglesa es esencial. En Québec, las compañías requerirán excelencia en el conocimiento del idioma francés. Las personas bilingües Inglés-Francés están en demanda; muchas compañías deben hacer negocios con sectores de habla inglesa y de habla francesa dentro de Canadá.

Dependiendo del trabajo, las calificaciones son medidas de forma diferente. Mientras que el requerimiento universal para casi cualquier posición es tener experiencia anterior relevante, la mayoría de los empleos bien remunerados requieren que poseas un título universitario y otras destrezas y habilidades. (por ejemplo: computación, comunicación, etc.) Trabajos voluntarios y la participación en deportes son también algunas de las características favorables que un empleador busca, porque en estos tiempos de equipos y trabajo colectivo, la capacidad de participar en equipos es un factor esencial.

Si tu estás buscando una posición a medio tiempo (part time) para apoyar otras actividades tales como los estudios, normalmente es fácil encontrar algún tipo de trabajo ocasional. Los empleos a medio tiempo, especialmente en las áreas de ventas o en restaurantes, usualmente no pagan mucho. Piensa bien acerca de tus destrezas particulares. Tal vez, tu lengua natal es una que la gente está interesada en aprender, así podrías dar clases privadas o averiguar si puedes enseñar en una escuela de idiomas.

Existe un significativo mercado de trabajo informal en Canadá. Puede que muchos individuos estén trabajando en obras de construcción y otras posiciones de trabajo manual sin un permiso de trabajo. Aún cuando esta parezca una opción, nosotros no recomendamos trabajar sin un permiso de trabajo, pues esto incrementaría el riesgo de ser deportado y que se le prohíba el regreso a Canadá.
 
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Trabajo temporal en Canadá

Trabajo temporal en Canadá
Canadá recibe aproximadamente 90,000 trabajadores temporales cada año. Como regla general, para trabajar en Canadá es necesario un permiso de trabajo, y el procedimiento para su obtención depende principalmente del trabajo que vas a desempeñar en Canadá.

Como nuestro cliente, lo único que necesitas es una oferta de trabajo de un empleador en Canadá. Esta oferta debe ser un contrato o carta del empleador que especifique el nombre de la empresa o persona que ofrece el empleo, los detalles del puesto (nombre, tareas, salario, y duración del empleo) y las habilidades que son requeridas para desempeñarlo.

Una vez que tengas la carta o contrato nosotros nos hacemos cargo de coordinar con tu empleador y el gobierno canadiense el procesamiento del permiso de trabajo.

El permiso de trabajo como camino corto a la residencia permanente
Los permisos de trabajo se otorgan mucho más rápido que las visas de residente permanente. Es posible conseguir una visa de trabajo en sólo algunos días o inclusive en el puerto de entrada al país. Un permiso de trabajo es, por definición, temporal. Sin embargo, manejado estratégicamente, se puede traducir en tu residencia permanente. Si tu meta es vivir en Canadá en el menor tiempo posible, ésta puede ser la opción para ti.

Siguiente paso
Te recomendamos primero determinar si eres candidato a residente permanente. El análisis de tu perfil nos permitirá determinar:
1) si puedes emigrar sin una oferta de empleo
2)
si necesitas una oferta de empleo para emigrar ó
3) si únicamente podrás venir a Canadá a trabajar temporalmente

Si estás en los casos 2 y 3 te orientaremos respecto a la mejor forma de encontrar trabajo en Canadá, lo que nos ayudará a definir la estrategia para que al final obtengas la residencia permanente. Conoce hoy mismo tus posibilidades de immmigrar. En canada hay mucho trabajo. Puedes leer alguna de las bitacoras anteriores para darte una idea del mercado laboral en Canadá o subscribirte y recibir nuestro boletin por medio de email.

Work in Canada

Canadá para trabajar temporalmente  
     

 

Trabajo temporal en Canadá
Canadá recibe aproximadamente 90,000 trabajadores temporales cada año. Como regla general, para trabajar en Canadá es necesario un permiso de trabajo, y el procedimiento para su obtención depende principalmente del trabajo que vas a desempeñar en Canadá.

Como nuestro cliente, lo único que necesitas es una oferta de trabajo de un empleador en Canadá. Esta oferta debe ser un contrato o carta del empleador que especifique el nombre de la empresa o persona que ofrece el empleo, los detalles del puesto (nombre, tareas, salario, y duración del empleo) y las habilidades que son requeridas para desempeñarlo.

Una vez que tengas la carta o contrato nosotros nos hacemos cargo de coordinar con tu empleador y el gobierno canadiense el procesamiento del permiso de trabajo.

El permiso de trabajo como camino corto a la residencia permanente
Los permisos de trabajo se otorgan mucho más rápido que las visas de residente permanente. Es posible conseguir una visa de trabajo en sólo algunos días o inclusive en el puerto de entrada al país. Un permiso de trabajo es, por definición, temporal. Sin embargo, manejado estratégicamente, se puede traducir en tu residencia permanente. Si tu meta es vivir en Canadá en el menor tiempo posible, ésta puede ser la opción para ti.

Siguiente paso
Te recomendamos primero determinar si eres candidato a residente permanente. El análisis de tu perfil nos permitirá determinar:
a) si puedes emigrar sin una oferta de empleo
b)
si necesitas una oferta de empleo para emigrar ó
c) si únicamente podrás venir a Canadá a trabajar temporalmente

Si estás en los casos b y c te orientaremos respecto a la mejor forma de encontrar trabajo en Canadá, lo que nos ayudará a definir la estrategia para que al final obtengas la residencia permanente. Conoce hoy mismo tus posibilidades de emigrar. Evalúa tu perfil hoy mismo. Si estás ilegal en Estados Unidos haz clic aquí para evaluarte.

En Canadá hay mucho, mucho trabajo. Puedes visitar alguna de las páginas siguientes para darte una idea del mercado laboral en Canadá:

Canada’s Temporary Migration Program: A Model Despite Flaws

Interest in temporary migration programs has been rising across the globe. Economist Manolo Abella conservatively estimates that, since 2000, the temporary migration of foreign workers into high-income countries has grown at about 4 to 5 percent a year.

Compared with permanent forms of migration, policymakers consider temporary migration more attractive for a number of reasons. In particular, temporary migration permits greater flexibility in the labor market and can seem more acceptable to electorates that find permanent immigration “threatening.”

Also, a legal channel for labor migration can reduce flows of unauthorized immigrants. A less considered reason among destination countries is the development impact of migrants remitting income.

The Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP), which began over 40 years ago, is Canada’s flagship temporary migration program (the newer Low Skilled Workers Pilot Program operates on a much smaller scale).

Widely recognized as one of the better administered temporary migration programs, SAWP involves multilateral cooperation between governments of origin countries and the Canadian government, and has stable and predictable levels of workers.

SAWP Background

In the years preceding the program, farmers in the province of Ontario experienced serious labor shortages. Farm labor supplied by the National Employment Service was unreliable since many workers did not stay long enough to harvest the crop. For several years, Ontario growers petitioned the Canadian government to allow them to import foreign agricultural labor.

Countries and Provinces Participating in SAWP
Countries and Year They Joined SAWP
Jamaica (1966), Mexico (1974), Trinidad and Tobago (1967), Barbados (1967), and the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines) (1976), and Guatemala (2003).

Provinces in Canada
Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. 
 
 
Under constant pressure from Canadian growers, one of whom, Eugene Whelan, was a Liberal member of parliament and a future minister of agriculture, the Department of Labor consented to importing Caribbean farm workers. SAWP began in 1966 by bringing Jamaican workers to harvest field crops in Essex County, Ontario.

Despite the pool of Caribbean farm workers, Canadian growers continued to experience labor shortages and consequently contracted unauthorized migrants from Mexico and Portugal. To dry up the pool of unauthorized workers and insure respect for labor standards, the government extended the program in 1974 to include Mexican workers. A number of Caribbean nations joined later.

Today, migrants can work in nine Canadian provinces, further testimony to the program’s success. However, Ontario receives 90 percent of the workers.

Under SAWP, approximately 16,000 migrant farm workers are recruited in the Caribbean and Mexico to work in Canadian agriculture. Approximately one-half of these workers are from Mexico. In 2006, 7,806 Mexican and 7,770 Caribbean workers came to work in Canada. Most workers are men, but about 3 percent are women, mostly single mothers.

Migrant workers provide labor for such activities as apple and other fruit harvesting; canning/food processing; bee and flower production; and ginseng, sod, tobacco, and greenhouse and field vegetable harvesting. The hourly wage is generally CAN$8.58 though workers harvesting tobacco earn CAN$9.63.

How SAWP Works

Within Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) manages SAWP and sets general policies for the program. HRSDC works closely with private agencies, including Foreign Agricultural Resource Management Services (FARMS) in Ontario and Nova Scotia, and its French-language equivalent, the Fondation des entreprises pour le recrutement de la main-d’œuvre étrangère (The Foundation of Enteprises for the Recruitment of Foreign Labor, or FERME), in Quebec, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

Employers submit requests for foreign agricultural workers to FARMS or FERME. These requests, once HRSDC approves them, are forwarded to recruitment agencies in Mexico or the participating Caribbean countries. It is then the responsibility of migrant-origin countries to recruit workers to match the requests.

Growers bear most of the program’s costs, including airfare and ground transportation, visa fees, and administrative costs paid to FARMS or FERME. Some of the airfare costs are consequently deducted from the workers’ paychecks. Growers also provide housing to the workers and contribute to the provincial health insurance and workers’ compensation insurance programs.

Migrant selection criteria and procedures are different in each participating country. In Mexico, for instance, ideal candidates have worked in agriculture, are responsible for the economic well-being of their households (such as male heads of the family or single mothers), and have experienced difficulties in finding other viable sources of subsistence in Mexico (due to low educational levels and/or occupational backgrounds).

Workers and employers sign a contract that outlines respective rights and obligations and length of employment, which is not to exceed eight months.

Workers are covered under provincial Employment Standard Acts. In Ontario, harvesters are entitled to vacation pay and public holiday pay if they have been employed for at least 13 weeks. Vacation pay is calculated at the rate of 4 percent of total gross earning.

Canadian law requires employers to carry workers’ compensation, and workers make contributions to unemployment insurance and the Canada Pension Plan through regular deductions from their salaries.

Workers receive weekly wages calculated as the greatest of the following:
the minimum wage of workers as stipulated in provincial legislation
the rate HRSDC determines annually to be the prevailing wage rate for the type of agricultural work being carried out
the rate the employer pays his Canadian workers performing the same type of agricultural work.
Workers who earn the approval of employers are “named” and requested to return to the same employer. New participants are sent to the same farm for the first few years and then, if not “named,” are relocated to another farm.

At the end of the contract, growers arrange for their workers to be transported to a nearby airport. Upon arrival in their home country, workers report to the recruitment agencies with evaluation forms from their employers. A negative report can result in suspension from the program.

Since 2003, the province of Quebec and the government of Guatemala have engaged in a program with the same objective and principles of SAWP, but one that is managed in a slightly different manner. The federal employment ministry approves the offers of employment on an individual basis. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) provides technical assistance, selects qualified Guatemalan workers, and transports the workers to Canada. In conjunction with FERME, IOM returns the workers to Guatemala once their contracts have ended.

Economic Benefits of SAWP

Up-to-date statistics on the economic benefits of SAWP are not available. However, some conclusions can be drawn from a 1995 FARMS report, which argued that new jobs are created and old ones sustained in fields related to agriculture because of the employment of seasonal foreign workers.

The report presented the following calculations. In 1995, the Ontario horticulture industry required a labor force of 99,876 workers per year. Canadians filled only 90 percent of these jobs, generating a shortage of 9,876 jobs.

Ontario farmers invested CAN$626 million in seed stocks, chemicals, equipment, and other goods and services, and thus supported approximately 2,500 jobs in the supply side of the industry. At the same time, they also contributed to the creation of 49,938 jobs in the food processing industry, which employs predominantly Canadian workers.

Thus, each farmworker in horticulture supported 2.6 jobs in the supply and processing sectors in 1995. If the 9,876 jobs in the Ontario industry were not filled, 25,678 jobs in other sectors would have been lost.

SAWP as a Model

Many policymakers and scholars who study labor migration view SAWP as a best-practice model.

At a 2000 workshop (organized by IOM in cooperation with the UN Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean), David Greenhill, a Canadian government official responsible for the program, argued that a program like SAWP, which recognizes and responds to legitimate labor shortages in the economy, is in the national interest.

Greenhill contended that SAWP’s key strength is its formal structure. This structure ensures that all the key players are engaged and that the workers’ rights are clearly understood, outlined, and enforced through agreements, memoranda of understanding, and operations guidelines.

A 2007 World Bank report identifies numerous benefits of the Canadian program. Growers receive reliable and experienced agricultural workers. Local communities benefit from expanded employment opportunities for native workers (linked to the growth of agricultural industries staffed by reliable and skilled foreign workers). Foreign workers stimulate demand for local services and goods.

For foreign workers, the program provides an opportunity to gain secure employment and to support family needs, especially improved housing, children’s education, better nutrition, and medical services. Since they do not need to pay recruitment or smugglers’ fees, even the poorest of Mexican and Caribbean workers can gain employment through this program.

For instance, among the 465 Mexican workers I surveyed between 1997 and 2000, about 80 percent (and higher in some villages) used their earning to improve their homes in Mexico. Some had to buy land to build a house. Those who already owned land bought material and paid wages to construction workers.

About 60 percent of the workers I surveyed used their Canadian-earned income to improve the education of their children. For most workers, Canadian jobs provided an opportunity to improve their households’ diet and respond to medical emergencies. Anthropologist Leigh Binford and sociologist Gustavo Verduzco report similar findings.

Among Jamaican participants of the program, 35 percent of remittances was spent on children’s education, according to Roy Russell, a researcher affiliated with the Agro-Socio Economic Research Center in Jamaica.

The overstay rate among SAWP workers is negligible. The previously mentioned World Bank report estimates it to be 1.5 percent.

Program Flaws

Despite the numerous advantages the Canadian program offers migrants over alternatives, such as illegally crossing into the United States, the program has serious flaws. Most importantly, SAWP restricts workers’ mobility. In addition, employers have excessive control over the workers’ current and future labor contracts.

The need to secure approval from current employers can make workers acquiescent. They may decide not to claim worker’s compensation when injured or take time off to see a doctor when they are sick. Also, workers may choose not to refuse employer requests to work seven days a week or complain about substandard housing or safety conditions.

Those who assert their rights risk being deported and/or blacklisted. In conducting my research among Mexican workers, one such story came from Arturo, who felt that Mexican workers on a farm in Quebec were treated like slaves. After he demanded improvements from the farm owner, the owner called the Mexican consulate.

A consular representative arrived but refused to help the Mexican workers. The following year the Mexican recruitment agency told Arturo that he had been penalized. Only two years after the incident was Arturo able to return to Canada.

The problems extend beyond workers’ rights. Anthropologist Leigh Binford highlights social and psychological costs borne by migrants and members of their households, although he recognizes that the nonmonetary costs of the Canadian program are not as high as those of US-bound unauthorized migrants.

Separated from their families and communities, Binford has found that SAWP workers suffer from depression and anxiety. Loneliness breeds promiscuity, and venereal diseases are not uncommon. Also, Canada has no provisions for the seasonal agricultural workers to become permanent residents and bring their families.

To a certain degree, workers’ support centers, which the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) in Ontario and Quebec fund, have attempted to assist otherwise unprotected migrant workers. At these centers, seasonal agricultural workers receive information about occupational hazards, workers’ compensation, pensions, and taxes. Volunteers will also prepare their tax returns free of charge.

However, UFCW support centers have a limited mandate. UFCW cannot legally represent migrant workers in Ontario — the province where the vast majority of them work — because of legal provisions that prohibit agricultural workers from bargaining collectively. While agricultural unions are legal in Quebec, Manitoba, and other provinces, pressure from employers and the extreme vulnerability of the workers stand in the way of union organizing.

Justicia for Migrant Workers is a civil society organization based in Toronto and Vancouver that has advocated on behalf of migrant workers. Among other actions, it has urged the Canadian government to extend the rights of residency and citizenship to migrant workers and their families.

Canadian labor organizations and Justicia for Migrant Workers have called for significant changes to the current program, including the program’s transfer from human resources to the labor department, the provision of training and employment services to migrant workers, the inclusion of migrant workers under provincial health and safety regulations, the right to organize, and the establishment of a review board to examine workers’ complaints.

The goals of other community organizations are more modest. Accepting the fact that migrant workers will not be allowed to bring along members of their families, some organizations try to address their social and psychological needs. These include Ontario-based Enlace; Leamington, Ontario-based Cultural Centre for Arts (for Mexican workers); and the literacy organization Frontier College in Toronto.

Conclusion

From the perspective of Canadian policymakers, a temporary worker program like SAWP, which fills a shortage in the labor market and has a low overstay rate, is very attractive.

For origin countries, SAWP offers an opportunity to improve the living standards of some of their citizens, and to monitor and protect the rights of those citizens while they are in Canada.

However, SAWP’s restrictions on workers’ mobility and the power of employers remain problematic. These questions of equity and social justice continue to be among the main concerns of Canada’s community and labor organizations. Anthropologist David Griffith believes this support of labor and civil society organizations is one of the reasons SAWP can be considered a “best-practice” model despite its numerous flaws.

Indeed, Canada will likely maintain this long-running program even as it considers other ways of bringing seasonal workers to the country.

The author thanks MPI’s Aaron Matteo Terrazas for his research assistance.

Working in Canada

Canada has undergone a period of unprecedented growth over the past 10 years. Add to that a low unemployment rate and an ageing population and the result is that a number of occupational categories are reporting a desperate need for skilled personnel to be working in Canada.

Canada businesses are increasingly looking overseas for skilled migrants who can plug the skills shortage gap and help the country to grow. This works out as a ‘win – win’ situation, as it also enables migrants to emigrate to a safe and beautiful country. 

Canada consistently rates as having a high standard of living in international reports, with good job prospects on offer for potential migrants.   Additionally, Canada’s foreign workforce find it easy to settle in to the relaxed atmosphere of working in Canada. The people are friendly, the wages are excellent and there is a strong focus on family and a healthy work/life balance.

HIneni Media job listing service can offer assistance in finding jobs in Canada for migrants working in any of the skills categories below, provided they have the qualifications and experience required by the Canada employer.

Applicants who have permanent job offers in Canada are eligible to receive 10 points under the Arranged Employment category, which could be crucial to the applicant successfully meeting the current pass mark. 

An occupation approved by Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) is an indication that skilled foreign workers are required to address an immediate Canadian skill or labour shortage. Permanent residence applications submitted with the job offer are therefore put on the Canadian visa fast-track, and are processed more quickly than those without job offers; typically the waiting time is reduced from 4 years to just 12 months.

The occupation list is broken down into the following 3 major skills categories:
Tradespersons
Health Services
Engineering

Should you find the occupation that matches your own, meet the basic requirements and successfully take advantage of our Job listing Service, then you could enjoy stress-free arrival in Canada with no job hunting necessary. 

The benefits are obvious; take an online assessment, and attach your CV to apply.  In return, we will contact you within 48 hours for a no-obligation consultation instructing you of your chances of securing a job offer in Canada with the assistance of our job search database.

Canadian Work Permit

Canada’s enviable standard of living, spectacular scenery, first class education system and abundant job opportunities make it an extremely popular choice for potential migrants. Combine that with its relative proximity to Europe compared with other migration hotspots, and it’s clear why so many people are looking to Canada to start a new life.

Canadian Work Permit Stages
The process for obtaining a Canadian Work Permit consists of 3 distinct stages;

  • Obtain a valid offer of employment from a Canadian Employer To find out if we can help you obtain an offer of employment based on your occupation, complete our Skilled Visa Assessment form.
  • The Canadian employer must then apply for an LMO (Labour Market Opinion). 
  • You or your boss then apply for the work permit through To  Immigration Canada.

Being in Canada on a work permit makes applying for permanent residency through the skilled migration route much faster and more simple. To see if you would qualify for a permanent residency visa, with or without an offer of employment, complete our Skilled Visa Assessment form.

 Take our online Skilled Visa Assessment to get started on your Canadian Work Permit application today!

LMO (Labour Market Opinion)
It is the employer’s responsibility to obtain the LMO on the employee’s behalf and one must be obtained before the foreign worker may apply for a work permit. The purpose of the LMO is so th social departament can verify that the job offered to a foreign national could not have been filled by a Canadian Citizen.

This usually means that, amongst other things, the employer has gone to reasonable efforts to advertise the position to Candians before offering the job to a foreign national. The processing time for a standard LMO is 3 to 4 months.

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Educational and Employment-Based Visa Programs

The following provides general information about immigrant and non-immigrant admissions programs commonly used by foreign-born professionals; describes statutory safeguards for educational and employment opportunities in the United States; highlight srecent statistics on permanent and temporary admissions; and explains current Canadian perspectives and policy recommendations on immigration issues.

Immigrant (Permanent) Admissions Programs

Immigrant admissions programs govern the entry of foreign nationals who wish to establish permanent resident status in the United States. Permanent visas are available in limited numbers and are subject to admissions requirements established by Congress.

Foreign nationals seeking legal permanent residence status can do so in one of three ways: 1) through the sponsorship of an immediate family member or a close relative who is already a citizen or legal permanent resident; 2) through the sponsorship of an employer or prospective employer; or 3) as refugees or other special immigrants.

Family sponsored programs exist for: 1) Immediate relatives (spouses, parents and minor children); 2) Unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens; 3) Spouses and minor children of lawful permanent residents; 4) Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens; and 5) Brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens.

Employment-based programs exist for: 1) Priority workers, including persons with extraordinary abilities, outstanding professors and researchers and certain multi-national executives and managers; 2) Professionals with advanced degrees and persons with exceptional abilities; 3) Baccalaureate degree professionals, skilled and unskilled workers; 4) Special immigrants; and 5) Employment-creating investors.

Advanced degree professionals, baccalaureate degree professionals and most skilled and unskilled workers are subject to foreign labor certification requirements. These requirements are intended to ensure that qualified Americans are not readily available and that immigrant admissions will not adversely affect employment opportunities, wages and working conditions for similarly employed U.S. workers.

While demand for temporary visas has increased dramatically in recent years, the numbers of foreign nationals awarded legal permanent residence on employment-based preferences – 97,015 in FY 2000 – remains considerably less than the statutory limit of 140,000 admissions per year. Some employers attribute the decline in applications for permanent admission to burdensome eligibility requirements and the time required to process applications. Delays of up to three years are common in some jurisdictions.

Congress has also established other immigrant admissions programs to facilitate the permanent entry of special categories of foreign nationals. These include refugees, asylum-seekers, diversity immigrants and certain individuals who may have entered illegally but have been residing in the United States for an extended period.

Non-Immigrant (Temporary) Admissions Programs

In addition to permanent admissions programs, there are currently more than 26 temporary admissions programs. Each one is identifiable by a letter corresponding with a specific section of the Immigration and Nationality Act and has its own eligibility and conditions of stay requirements. The primary purpose of these temporary programs is to facilitate cultural, educational and social exchanges and promote trade, commerce and economic development.

Foreign engineers, scientists and other technical professionals who come to study or work temporarily Canada are generally admitted on one of the following non-immigrant visas: Temporary visitor for business ; Treaty trader or investor; Academic student ; Temporary worker ; Exchange visitor ; Intra-company transferee ; Extra-ordinary ability , Religious visa; or NAFTA professional (TN) visa programs.

One of the most controversial temporary, employment-based admissions programs for technical professionals is the (Specialty Occupations) visa program.

Business Admissions Requirements

Skilled professional or investor specialty occupation is one that requires a) the theoretical and practical application of highly specialized knowledge and skills and b) at least a baccalaureate degree in the specialty as a minimum requirement for employment in Canada.

To be eligible for business visa, a foreign national must possess a state license to practice their profession or occupation; an appropriate university degree or equivalent experience in the same or a similar profession or occupation; and a job offer from a Canadian employer.

Employers who wish to hire foreign nationals on type of visas must file labor condition applications with the Canadian Department of Labor. Petitioning employers must attest: that they will pay their foreign employees the higher of the actual or the prevailing wage in the intended area of employment; that working conditions for U.S. workers will not be adversely affected; that there are no strikes or lockouts at locations where this type of workers will be employed; and that a notice of intent to hire foreign workers is posted at their intended place(s) of employment.

This type of visa dependent employers (where15% or more of all employees are foreign nationals) must also attest that they have tried and been unable to recruit Canadian workers and that they have not displaced and will not displace Canadian workers in order to hire foreign workers.

These requirements are intended to reduce the likelihood that the admission of foreign professionals on skilled or business visas will adversely affect employment opportunities, wages and working conditions for similarly qualified Canadian workers.

Business, skilled or investors visas are granted for three years and can be renewed for an additional three years or changed of status.

Private businesses must also pay a $1,000 fee for every foreign worker initially admitted. Fees are used by the Labor Department for jobs training programs, by the National Science Foundation for educational grants and scholarships and by the Immigration and Naturalization Service for program administration and enforcement.

Educational institutions and related research organizations are currently exempt from the $1,000 of that visa application fee requirements.

Canada Employment based visas

Canada grants over 320000 skilled migration visas each year. The lowered pass mark means that more people can emigrate under the skilled worker immigration programme. We employ a Canadian lawyer, a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada who has the right to represent clients in Canadian immigration cases. One of the employment based visas is in the Food industry.

The Ontario food industry has been lobbying the provincial government to allow them to bring more foreign workers to Canada on work permits.

“We need to stop saying all we need is engineers and doctors,” said Justin Taylor, vice-president for labor and taxation at the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA). “We don’t need doctors working in quick-service restaurants.”

According to Taylor, 38 percent of restaurants and fast-food places couldn’t fill positions during the summer of 2008. Two years ago, the CRFA told the federal government that immigration was vital in rescuing the CAD $50 billion food service industry.

Among the recommendations in their report were training temporary workers already in Canada, working on an immigration policy aimed at labor shortages, and increasing the number of temporary foreign workers.

The Canadian government has recognized that there are skills shortages, and that immigration can play a large role in dealing with these shortages.

One such recent attempt is the new Canadian Experience Class, which allows certain temporary workers and foreign graduates of Canadian universities to live in Canada permanently.

In addition, new immigration changes were announced recently that give the immigration minister more powers to fast-track applications for skilled immigration for people who possess skills that Canada needs the most.

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Employment Contract

Employment Contract Checklist:

Who is the employer?
What date did employment commence?
Staff Handbook
Medical Insurance
Housing
Salary
Travel
Completion Bonuses
Intellectual Property and Confidentiality
Leave Entitlement
Termination Clause
Currency
Law and Jurisdiction 

Who is the employer?

This may be particularly relevant if there is a secondment situation. Are you employed by your employer in your home country, or by the employer in the local country. This may be relevant as to which law applies to the contract and in other ways.

What date did employment commence?

This is particularly relevant when considering eligibility for certain benefits, as well as qualifying you for certain employment law claims. If starting a new contract with a new company, this will be obvious, but where a secondment situation is in place, the “continuous employment” should be preferably be described as starting when you first worked for that company or group of companies in any country.

Staff Handbook

Is there any sort of staff handbook or office manual which applies to your employment? This could be in hard copy or on an intranet. This may contain provisions which are incorporated into your contract, or at least relevant procedures relating to your day-to-day employment.

Medical Insurance

Full medical insurance should be provided (including being returned to your country of residence if adequate medical facilities are not available).

Some policies decree that visiting a medical centre is your cost unless you are dying. This can be very expensive. If your employer is reluctant to cover the cost, tell them you will obtain your own medical insurance and invoice them accordingly. If the company agrees to reimburse you, ensure this is written into your contract.

Housing

The type of accommodation should be specified, including the country it applies to. For example, is it of western standard? Also check who covers expenses such as taxes, legal fees, insurance and other bills.

If you are relocating with your family ensure the company will pay the shipping and travel costs for the outward and return journey. Check if there are any conditions attached to this. Will the Company give rental assistance or help with house hunting?

Salary

Determine the number of actual working days in a year, taking into consideration public, bank and local holidays. Negotiate your rate on this basis and not on a monthly basis. Also ensure that your religious holidays and beliefs are not compromised.

Your salary should be paid on submission of signed timesheet, or in some other objectively determinable way, such as on a specific date each month. Check on what basis it is being paid – monthly, weekly etc, and whether it is to be paid in arrears or in advance (arrears being more likely). Is there an associated requirement to open a local bank account?

Overtime, if applicable, should be specified as to when it will be paid (usually a month in arrears). Alternatively some arrangement should be considered if overtime is not paid for example, time off in lieu on vacation (not locally)

Travel

Airline ticket should be to your nearest point of origin.

It is useful to have a clause which states that either tickets or the equivalent sum in cash will be provided by the company. This overcomes any problems if you do not wish to return to your home country. Does this apply to all the family?

Completion Bonuses

If it is not agreed that the bonus is paid at the end of the contract, they are usually worthless.

Never agree to a bonus that is paid on the basis of satisfactory completion – the interpretation is purely subjective

Intellectual Property and Confidentiality

If your job involves or may involve the creation of intellectual property rights (including copyright, patents, trade marks and design rights), the contract should specify who will own the intellectual property, and what law will apply to their creation. What confidentiality and other restrictive provisions are there? Ensure that you are aware of their significance.

Leave Entitlement

The number of leave days off should be clearly specified (ensure that a minimum of one month’s leave is written into the contract), together with provisions setting out how and when these should be taken. If not, the employer may take advantage and you could lose out. There may also be a provision for the number of leave days to increase each year. Ensure that public holidays are treated as being in addition to leave days, or have the number of leave days adjusted accordingly.

Termination Clause

Ensure this is clearly specified. Usually one month or 28 days, this is your protection against the contract not being suitable, and puts some responsibility on the employer. Check that the reasons allowing the employer to terminate the contract are not unreasonable, and if there is a reference to “misconduct” or “gross misconduct” ensure this is clearly defined for the avoidance of any doubt.

Currency

Try and fix your salary to a stable currency, and check on what basis it is linked.

Law and Jurisdiction

Check which law and jurisdiction apply to the contract. It may be local law, the law of your home country, or the law of the country where the employer is incorporated.

Working in Canada

Healthcare system

Canada, like Britain, has a well-established and comprehensive publicly funded healthcare service for the entire population – medicare. The service provides universal coverage for medically necessary hospital and physician services based on need rather than ability to pay. The biggest difference between the British and Canadian systems is that, although the federal government has the ultimate responsibility, the roles and responsibilities are shared with the provincial/territorial governments. The latter being responsible for the management, organisation and delivery of health services for their residents.

Primary care is the foundation of the healthcare system and patients do not pay for medical consultations or treatment and can have direct access to specialists without needing a GP referral.

Medical education
After completing an undergraduate course for two to four years, Canadian students then undertake a medical degree lasting three to four years. The final one or two years of this course are spent in hospitals or doctors’ offices. Upon completion of their medical studies, they join a residency programme which provides additional training in an area of specific focus. Depending on the field of medicine they select, this can take between two and seven years. At the end of the residency programme, doctors take a final exam which entitles them to practise medicine.

Registration
Before an immigration application can be approved, international medical graduates must establish professional competence. Registration is under the jurisdiction of the medical licensing authorities in each province, which can be a complicated business. Most of the licensing authorities will require you to pass the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE), administered by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC). This is an exam for international medical graduates which tests general clinical competence in comparison with the standard of graduates from Canadian Medical Schools. It can be taken in French or English and is a general assessment of an individual’s basic medical knowledge in the principal fields of medicine. Specialists who have been certified by a Board member of the American Board of Medical Specialties or certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada may request exemption from the MCCEE. Doctors wishing to apply to CaRMS need to have passed the MCCEE.

Once the MCCEE is passed, doctors can take the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part 1. This is a one-day computer based test assessing an individual’s competency for entry into supervised clinical practice in postgraduate training programmes. Sittings for the MCCQE Part 1 usually take place in spring and autumn.

In order to join the Canadian Medical Register as a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada doctors are required to pass the MCCQE Part 2. To be eligible you will have to have passed MCCQE Part 1 and completed a minimum of 12 months postgraduate medical training. This training can be undertaken anywhere. The MCCQE Part 2 assesses an individual’s knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for medical licensure in Canada. Some licensing authorities also require supplementary professional examinations and/or language examinations prior to registering a doctor.

All postgraduate residents and all practising physicians must hold an educational or practice licence from the medical licensing authority in the province in which they study or practise. Detailed information may be obtained from registrars in the Provincial Medical Regulatory (Licensing) Authorities at the addresses listed below.

Specialist qualifications gained overseas are no longer considered when granting a specialist licence in Canada. Instead you are now required to obtain a fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Immigration
You need employment authorisation from the Canadian High Commission before leaving the UK, and will have to have a medical examination carried out by an approved GP. A list of designated medical practitioners who are able to conduct the medical examination can be request . Note: Quebec has a similar, but separate immigration procedure. 
You will need to apply to the Canadian High Commission for a work permit, normally only issued on the basis of a temporary offer of employment, confirmed by a Canada Employment Centre certifying that there are no qualified Canadian citizens/permanent residents who are available to undertake the position offered. This would normally be a job offer which has been officially endorsed by the Canadian government.

Working & Job Guide for Canada

From its Aboriginal beginnings, to French and British colonization, to its large, modern-day communities of Latin American immigrants, Canada has always sustained an ethnically and culturally diverse population. Canada absorbs more immigrants per capita than any other country. Although it is the second largest country in the world after Russia, an average of only three people inhabit each square kilometer. Known for its cold, sprawling northern frontier, Niagara Falls, and maple-leafed flag, Canada is a complex, multicultural nation with some important differences from its southern neighbor, the United States.
The nation sustains an affluent, high-tech industrial society with a market-oriented economic system and high standards of living. Since World War II, the impressive growth of the Canadian manufacturing, mining, and service sectors has transformed the nation from a largely rural economy into one that is primarily industrial and urban. Real rates of growth have averaged nearly three percent since 1993. However, private sector forecasters estimated a slight slowdown in growth to 2.4 percent in 2000. This slowdown in growth is due in part to concerns of record high consumer debt and a low savings rate (2.3 percent in 1998). Nevertheless, low interest rates, net wage and employment gains, and fiscal stimulus may be impetus for growth.
Canada’s government is a confederation with parliamentary democracy. Queen Elizabeth II serves as the head of state under a constitutional monarchy. A democratically elected parliament is chosen at least every five years with the prime minister, chosen from the majority party or coalition, serving as head of the government and. Jean Chretien has served as the Canadian Prime Minister since November 4, 1993.

Professional Resources
Telephone directories are a good means of finding specific business and personal contact information in Canada. Canada411Sympatico provides an online website with Canadian business information, searchable by name and location. Links to the yellow pages, city guides, post codes, and toll free numbers are also provided.
The Chamber of Commerce is the prime meeting place for business people in Canada, whether one has just started in business or has been operating for many years. One can contact the Chamber of Commerce with questions or attend the courses it organizes. Many of these sites are in both French and English. The Canadian
Chamber of Commerce website is a good place to start.
 

Industry Canada/Industrie Canada is a good place to get an overall understanding of current opportunities in the country. The organization works with to improve conditions for investment; improve Canada’s innovation performance; increase Canada’s share of global trade; and build a fair, efficient, and competitive marketplace. Program areas include: developing industry and technology capability, fostering scientific research, setting telecommunications policy, promoting investment and trade, promoting tourism and small business development.
Canada Job Search Resources
1. The online job resources available in Canada are enormous. Workopolis.com is one of the best sites to use as a Canadian job resource. An outstanding feature of this site is that workopolis.com is at the top of a more detailed network which includes provincial and city-level databases. Although Information Technology (IT) jobs are the most prevalent on the site, many other listings are available. Other resources include links to Canadian companies, employment agencies, discussion forums, useful books, training information, and job preparation tools. Canjobs.com is in English only.
 

3.Online employment search: in Canada, networking is a tool that is extremely effective when pursuing employment in Canada. For the job-seeker, acquiring business and personal contacts within a selected industry, as well as associated industries, is key. The further the networking capabilities reach, the more opportunities and possibilities will present themselves.
Financial Considerations
Most Canadians enjoy a high standard of living, and the cost of living varies from province to province. Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal are the most expensive areas; Charlottetown, Winnipeg and Edmonton are much cheaper. Food and housing prices tend to mimic those in the United States. A liter of homogenized milk, a loaf of bread, and a dozen eggs will cost you about $3.50 C ($3.00 USD).
The Federal Government and provincial government plans provide basic hospital and medical care for residents. Four provinces have prescription drug plans for their residents and most provinces provide this benefit for residents 65 and over. Most employers provide healthcare plans above and beyond the basic coverage, including vision and dental benefits, and are now extending health coverage to “same-sex spouses.”
Federal tax is calculated, on Schedule 1 of the return, by applying a basic rate of 17% on the first $30,004 C ($19,175 USD) of taxable income. The maximum rate of 29% is applied to any excess over $60,009 C ($38,350 USD) of taxable income. The additional provincial tax rates vary from province to province, from a flat tax of 44% to 62% of the federal tax (Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut) to a graduated tax depending on income (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia).

Employment Trends
Canada’s unemployment rate has hit its lowest levels in recent history, dropping from 9.6 percent to seven percent. In the latter half of 2000, the Canadian labor market witnessed the creation of 187,000 new job openings. In the last few years, Canada has faced a critical shortage of skilled workers. Some industry experts call this a “brain drain,” as the best and brightest Canadian workers are flocking to the United States in search of higher salaries. Experts fear that the shortage of skilled workers in some sectors could grow to one million by 2020.
The Bank of Canada suggested recently that a shortage of skilled workers in Canada is spreading beyond high-tech industries, forcing employers in numerous other sectors to compete for a shrinking pool of qualified labor. Labor shortages have broadened beyond high-tech companies to include construction trades, truck transportation, engineering, food services, and accommodation.
To increase the skilled labor pool in Canada, the government has introduced legislation to make it easier for immigrants to enter Canada. A recent bill would eliminate the “occupations list” that awards points to immigrants with specific skills. The changes would also put a higher premium on family reunification by increasing the dependent-children category to include youths as old as 22. The age limit is currently 19.

Resume/CV’s
A job search in Canada starts with preparing a one-page letter that is normally typed. However, more and more employers in Canada accept computer applications. To get ideas for creating an electronic resume, get the services or check the portofalio sites like www.hinenimedia.com
The resume (two pages, less if you have had little or no work experience), includes the following:
• Contact information, centered at the top.
• Education, listing colleges and/or universities attended, dates of attendance, courses of study, and diplomas or degrees. In this section, you should also mention extra courses or training, internships, and foreign travel. List this information in reverse-chronological order.
• Work experience, giving the firm name, your title(s), dates of employment and responsibilities. State whether the work was temporary or part-time. If you have no job at the present, you should mention that fact also. Once again, the information should be listed in reverse-chronological order.
• Other skills, such as computer, and language fluency.
• Personal information, such as relevant volunteer activities and hobbies.
• Three references, with their titles and contact information.
In Canada, it is illegal for a prospective employer to ask your marital status, sexual orientation, race or age, or to request a photo.

Information Technology
Job opportunities in the Canadian IT industry are quite strong. With the growing importance of computers and the Internet, companies are recruiting workers with strong IT qualifications. The Internet start-up and e-commerce boom has created large amounts of work for web designers, systems analysts, computer and database programmers and software developers in Canada. The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) represents more than 1,300 companies in this area.
The emergence of New Media technologies has encouraged many creative professionals to enter the IT industry. Successful candidates usually possess a post-secondary education, specializing in the development and/or application of new media technologies.
The level of education required for employment in the IT industry depends greatly on the specific area of the industry in which one wishes to work. A post-secondary education is usually required, but many qualified applicants receive employment offers before they obtain their degree.

Companies like Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and others provide IT professionals with certification programs. Many corporations require potential IT employees to have these certifications in order to fit certain positions within the organization. The most qualified applicants often have a post-secondary degree in Computer Science or Computer   Engineering.

 
Interviewing Advice
You can do several things beforehand to prepare for an interview. Research the company, so that you have some idea of their corporate culture, their successes and their current direction. Prepare a list of your skills, matching it to the Company’s needs. Ask yourself possible questions, and formulate responses.
• Dress in neat, tailored clothes for the interview.
• Arrive on time. Canadians are usually punctual and expect punctuality in others.
• Shake hands with all those present at the interview, but be careful to allow adequate personal space, and avoid other physical contact.
• Be courteous and respectful. Canadians are deferential to authority and polite to each other.
Employers will look for your ability to respond to questions intelligently and quickly. During the interview, be yourself-and be modest about your accomplishments. Bragging, name-dropping and aggressiveness are considered to be in poor taste. Avoid raising the issue of salary or benefits early in the interview. However, if asked, be prepared to give your salary preference.

After the interview, write a letter of thanks. This not only shows your courtesy, but it also provides another point of contact with the employer.

Engineering
In Canada, engineering is a regulated profession. By law, no one can be a practicing engineer without a license. Licensing is carried out by 12 provincial and territorial associations that set standards and regulate the profession. An engineering license is valid only within a specific jurisdiction. However, there is a mobility agreement among the provinces and territories regarding transfer of licenses.

Once registered, or licensed, as a member of a provincial or territorial association, engineers are known as professional engineers and are eligible to use the designation “P.Eng.” (“ing” in Québec) after their name. The Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada (ACEC) is the national voice of independent engineers in
the country.

Normally, to be licensed as a professional engineer by a provincial or territorial engineering association, a candidate must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident; possess an undergraduate (Bachelor’s level) degree in engineering from an accredited Canadian university program, or possess an otherwise recognized engineering degree and complete an assigned examination program; complete two to four years of engineering work experience, depending on the association; and write and pass a professional practice examination on professional practice, ethics, engineering law and liability.

 
Work Permits
It is relatively easy to immigrate to Canada. To work in the country, foreigners can travel on a temporary visa and apply for a work permit (an Employment Authorization [EA] in Canada), or become a permanent resident of Canada. To obtain an EA, a Canadian job offer validated by the Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) is required. This means that the employer has to prove that the position could not be filled by a Canadian citizen or resident. The validation process is complicated unless you are a software or IT professional, a member of an Exchange Program, or the Spouse of Highly Skilled Temporary Worker.

 
It’s advisibly to get a job in advance, subscribe to a job listing service,  information specialist , get or pay for guides or instruction on how to do  the documentation and paperwork properly and finally hire a accredited immigration specialist.  Everything is money in this days if you have want to save that’s a short cut. To enter the country, you should have the following: a valid passport, travel document, or other identity document; proof of sufficient funds while in Canada and enough to cover the costs of departure; lack of a criminal record, and, in some cases, a recent medical examination.

Non-Canadians interested in emigrating to the country can check out this blog frecuently or subscribe to its paid membership services, which provides information about obtaining work visas for Canada. Online assessment of eligibility to live and work in Canada can be made and free. In addition there is information on gaining permanent and temporary work status in Canada.

Accounting & Finance
Canada’s financial services and accounting sector is one of its strongest industries. Financial services professionals work in auditing and accounting firms, the federal and local government, banks, trust companies, investment and underwriting firms, stock and mortgage brokerages, commodity exchanges and other companies, as well as non-profit organizations. Self-employment makes up 22 percent of the workforce in this industry, a significant
increase over the past ten years.

As of February 2001, Canada had 2,996 financial institutions. The proportion of women (49 percent) in this field has increased dramatically over the last ten years. The unemployment rate in this area is the lowest for the occupations in the business, finance, and administration sectors, at approximately three percent. The Certified General Accountants of Canada (CGA) represents over 60,000 practicing professionals and students in Canada and abroad.

 Currently, expatriates have a strong chance of finding work in these occupations. Over the next five years, this outlook is not expected to change. The majority of Canadian companies have embraced financial technology using computerized financial systems to monitor business finances. Electronic funds transfer, automatic teller machines, and electronic data interchange are becoming the norm and are leading to new IT skill requirements.
Cultural Advice
There’s much more to Canada than maple syrup. If you’re planning a move, check out the following cultural tips:
• Canadians are polite, respectful of authority, consensus-oriented, and tend to avoid confrontation. They are courteous and respectful of women and older people, and men typically observe traditional actions of courtesy (such as holding a door open for a woman, or offering their seat to an older person).

• It is appropriate to address older people by their last name preceded by the appropriate term of “Mr.”, “Mrs.”, or “Miss.” “Bonjour” is the traditional French greeting, and the polite form of “you” when conversing with new people is “vous.” “Tu” is generally reserved for family and close friends. Maintain an open and cordial manner when talking to Canadians. Direct eye contact shows sincerity.

• Canadians often include spouses in their business invitations, although, it is best to confirm this before making plans to attend. It is also acceptable to reciprocate the offer. If dining out for a business event, it is common practice to dine at an upscale restaurant. Seafood is very popular along the coasts. Business meetings are held during any meal. Business conversation, however, is typically withheld until after the meal. Eating habits vary within
different ethnic areas. It is best to follow the lead of the host.

Sales & Marketing
The Canadian sales and marketing industry can be broken into five sub-categories: Advertising, Market Research, Marketing Consulting, Communications/Public Relations Consulting and Direct Marketing. With the growth of the Internet and its increasing importance as an advertising tool, the sales and marketing industry has naturally adopted new technological strategies, creating a high demand for IT-savvy sales and marketing professionals. More traditional positions are now requiring Internet skills and an understanding of how the Internet can be effectively utilized to increase sales and market exposure. Advertising industry experts are also paying increasing attention to the field of Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Employment in the sales and marketing industry usually requires post-secondary education, specializing in marketing or business management. Relevant experience is also an asset and sometimes is considered as important, or more important, than post-secondary education. Desired traits include a proven track record in customer service experience, strong communication skills, project management experience, and more. The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) is an organization of more that 750 companies who work in this
industry.

General Business
Canada’s management and consulting industries are among the most competitive in the world, ranking behind only the United States and Europe. Requirements for a managerial or consulting position usually include a post-secondary education and relevant work experience. For consulting, experience is essential to establish a client base from which to work. MBAs and other graduate degrees are highly regarded, and can provide substantial salary increases.

In Canada, the market is dominated by the big consulting firms: Accenture, Deloitte & Touche, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and CapGemini Ernst & Young. However, there are still many niches being filled by smaller, specialized firms. The current trend in the industry is focused around the IT sector. This sector is the largest segment in Canada, generating approximately 40 percent of the industry’s revenues.

Many successful business and consulting candidates have a post-secondary degree with a concentration in commerce or economics. The majority of higher-level executives usually have completed post-graduate work, such as a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). However, many employers do not hire top-level employees simply because of their level of education; the amount of experience plays a large role in a candidate’s job marketability. Canadian Business Magazine is the premier publication for this industry, published 24 times a year in English.

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What You Do Here, You Can Probably Do Overseas

You can land just about any job abroad that you have in Latin America; the secret is to go there. While a few lucky souls move to Canada  or U.S. with contract in hand—including attractive expatriate benefits—many of us go without any guarantee of work on the other side.

The payoffs are worth the gamble. More than likely you will peg in at a higher responsibility level with greater mobility than with your job at home. This doesn’t necessarily translate into higher earnings, but nonmonetary benefits include development of language and cross-cultural skills and a global perception.

We are frequently amazed at the positions our friends hold and the activity stemming from their work. The people we know are no different from the people we studied with in college, except that they made the decision to work abroad. The professional community abroad is smaller, the contacts are at higher levels—and things just seem to happen.

Admittedly, the transcontinental jump is a challenge. Pulling up roots, convincing your family to accept a move to a foreign country, then sacrificing part of your savings for airfare and the job hunt is difficult. But through adaptability and determination, most of us succeed in making the transition.

Typical Work Arrangements

Work In Canada  falls into one of three categories:

1)  Canada’s contract, paid in dollars by a Canadian company.

2) National contract, paid in local currency as a resident of the country

3) Self-employed and freelance.

Canada Contract

The most desirable situation is to work as a Canadian contracted employee. The company will usually pay for your move and perhaps even include airfare home for the holidays. It may also subsidize rent, buy household appliances, pay foreign taxes, arrange working papers, and provide other expat benefits. Sometimes the most important aspect of the arrangement is payment in dollars, which adds stability in countries with shaky currencies.

Working as a national in a foreign country means being paid in the local currency and in line with similar positions there. In developing countries this usually translates to much less than you would receive in the Canadian for similar work; however, the cost of living is usually higher. In developed countries compensation is usually comparable with similar work in the U.S., but the entry barriers are likely to be higher because of a ready supply of nationals with similar education levels and the difficulty of obtaining a work visa.

The self-employed either start a business in the foreign country or freelance as consultants, journalists, and models. Many have at least a few years of experience in their field and begin generating income immediately.

Targeting Your Country

The first step is picking a deadline six to 12 months down the road to make the move if the stateside search doesn’t produce results. In this time you can collect a lot of useful information that will help you choose your target country. Equally important tasks include making contacts in the target country, improving your language skills, and saving money.

Begin with the region that interests you, then narrow down the countries by available opportunities. You can glean macro-economic information from the international sections of periodicals like Business Week and the Wall Street Journal. As with all secondary research, your web browser and local librarian are your best friends. Personal interests can be as important as macro-ecomonics.

The Search From Home

Interestingly enough, you use the same tools and strategies in an international job search that you would use in a regular job search, the most of important of which is getting the word of your interest out through your contacts.

Let’s say you’ve picked Alberta, in the Canadian west as your prospective destination. If in every social occasion you mention off-handedly, “I’m hoping to make a job move to Alberta in about six months,” you will be amazed at the references you get. The contacts may range from a friend to show you around the city, a prospective host to stay with upon arrival (this is a huge benefit), or perhaps even an employer.

If the referenced person seems worthwhile, you should send a cover letter and resume informing her/him of your goals and requesting an informational interview. If that person doesn’t feel responsible for giving you the job, the meeting will probably be more productive.

Internships

Real jobs frequently start with internships. One frequently tried avenue to overseas employment is to look up companies that have operations in the target country and send resumes to their personnel departments. However, the likelihood of this even leading to an interview is small. It is worthwhile, however, to learn all you can about business activity in your target country and to bring along a list of companies to contact upon arrival.

Another route is to take a job in any capacity with a multinational corporation in Canada and try to work your way into an international slot from the inside. Many large companies fill overseas positions from within the organization, but there is no guarantee you will be moved abroad.

Making the Move

Few people land a job without first going to their target country, usually on a tourist visa. Working papers are arranged once a job is found. Before you fly into town with nothing more than a couple of suitcases, some savings, and gutsy ambition, try to talk to enough people to know the cost of sustaining a 2- to 3-month job hunt. Your budget should include roundtrip airfare, initial hotel costs, rent, food, transport, and health insurance.

The first priority is to avoid an expensive hotel stay. Ideally, before leaving you will have lined up a personal contact with whom you can stay for a few days. If not, the first task at hand is to find a place to unpack your suitcases at a monthly rather than daily rate. The English language newspapers often have classified ads from people looking for roommates. You’ll also want to check the want ads.

As much as you may want to “go local” immediately and completely immerse yourself in the new culture, meeting other expats is helpful. Look for the watering holes and gyms where they congregate and start the personal networking immediately. This is the most likely way to find a place to live and a job.

Finding the Job

 The firstis letting as many people as possible know that you are looking for work and eager to get to it. You should be well practiced at this because you did it when you started your search from home.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce sometimes has a bulletin board of companies that have contacted them looking for bilingual personnel. The member companies themselves are good targets.

Starting out on a student visa in the foreign country is another option for gaining a longer-term legal status. A few manage to transform the study experience into a job experience.

Working for Yourself

The self-employed—entrepreneurs, journalists, consultants, models—follow much the same route as those looking for national contracts. Most are freelancers who live from assignment to assignment and struggle until their business base is established. Their previous experience usually helps them beat down the learning curve a bit. But stubborn determination remains the biggest asset. Remember that if you are self-employed you have the added challenge of setting up an office. That means wrestling with business taxes, lawyers and accountants – the same as for entrepreneurs at home, but more difficult in a foreign environment. The possibility of working overseas is not a pipe dream. In fact, with the globalization of the world’s economies, Canadian employers are in a position to benefit from professionals with cross-cultural experience. If you make the move successfully, all the talk about global strategies, trade wars, and common market beings to involve you. Amazingly, you realize that you are one of the actors.

Marisol Diaz is a writer and  digital creative profesional . She used to be a computer  consultant. she has worked throughout  USA, Europe and lived in Sweden Norway, and England. Currently  living and working in Canada.

Live and work legally in Canada

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Allow me to share some critical information with you that’ll boost your chances of obtaining your Canadian work Visa.

Read this information and you’ll save time, energy and most important; a lot of MONEY in the process!

 FACT:
“Immigration in Canada stimulates the country’s growth, prosperity and cultural diversity.

Canada benefits from the talents, experience and energy of immigrants, whether they are skilled workers, business people, foreign students, temporary workers or others.”

The Canadian Government’s new immigration plan is to emphasize the admission of a greater number of skilled immigrants with abilities to contribute directly to Canada’s economic and social development.

NOW is the best time to apply for your work permit or Canadian residency:

 As of February  2005, if you’re approved as a permanent resident, your spouse or common law partner can live and work with you in Canada while their immigration application is being considered! Previously, significant others had to wait for approval before moving to Canada.

From September 2006 applicants only have to send a Simplified Application Form to the Visa Office; without sending all your supporting documents. So that gave applicants more time to gather and prepare their documents the right way!

Because New Governments ( Immigration Canada ) , these Immigration Rules, Regulations, Policies
and Procedures Can Change at Any Time!

That’s why, if you’re serious about working abroad or  becoming a Canadian citizen it’s in your best interest to act now! What if you could effortlessly get the legal documentation to move to a land of opportunity, where you can build a safe and secure future for yourself, your family and your future generations?

See yourself a few months from now working or being a permanent resident in Canada; a country of spectacular natural beauty, outstanding medical care available to all its citizens and a safe place to raise your family.

Wouldn’t you just love to live in a dynamic country that’s the choice for many of the world’s immigrants because of its stability, prosperity and respect for diversity?

I’m sure you’d like to get the RIGHT answers to ALL your immigration questions without having to spend endless hours doing research or WORSE: spending hundreds of dollars on “consultation fees”. That’s why I’ve compiled a la guia unica to find work first and use the resource that’s now available to you…

the job lisitng service and the work in canada guide  is a practical “road map” to independent work in canada success! with your subscription  you’ll be able to systematically prepare, complete, and submit your correct application to a Canadian Embassy or Consulate in the country where you live!
a Small Sample of the Important Insights:

Different methods you can use to apply for the Canadian visa, and WHY you’ll be more successful using certain method.

Know which documents need to be notarized and which don’t. This will save you a considerable amount of time and money!  

 Find out about a NO-RISK, fully refundable fee you can pay to the Canadian Government to start your application process TODAY!

 The alternative method to prove your language skills to the Canadian Embassy that can be more effective and less time consuming than language tests.

know in advance how long it will take for your visa application to be processed and approved. This way you’ll minimize being in “suspense” and you’ll be on-top of  your visa application process! (You won’t be “left in the dark” as many consultants would prefer you to be) .
Find out the precise financial information Canadian Immigration Officers will request from you and discover the absolute best way to present it to them!

Little known facts about the Canadian National Occupational Classification you can use to prove your work experience.

 Find out how to match your personal educational achievements into the Canadian educational terms ( type “0”, skill level “A” or “B”) to improve your results with Canadian National Occupational Classification. (Many people get this point wrong unnecessarily, but not you!)

 A complete set of forms so you can practice filling them out!

How to correctly match your work experience to what the immigration officers need to see in question 11 schedule 3 of the IMM0008 Canadian Jobs section.

 As if this weren’t enough…

 El job listing it’s a job compilation service with tips and orientation include about resumes, interviews, etc

 La guia Pdf to work in Canada also includes: 

 A form fill out instructions, eligibility requirements, and up-to-date procedures with extensive guide-notes and check-lists

 Vital mailing addresses, phone numbers and web sites that’ll save you time and energy during your application process. 

 A fool-proof method to prepare your application documents to avoid delays

  Successful sample letters that you can change for your  application to boost your chances of success as an independent applicant

What do I need to move to Canada? –

What do I need to move to Canada? –

You would have to apply for a job here and once you get accepted, your employer would file your work visa. If that gets approved, you would have to go for an interview and all the local embassy. Then once you are all set and come Canada… You would ask your employer to file for your residency card… That it’ ll make you permanent over there. Then after 3 years of permanent residency, and 4 of residency you’ ll get the citizenship… There are other ways too, such as getting married to a citizen or permanent resident.

your visa will mainly depend on your current desires and needs. As for work, I would recommend a job before you go to the states. There are many companies willing to sponsor you for employment. That will of course vary on your credentials.
There are additonal varying circumstances that may or may not aid you in obtaining the proper visa:

1. Heritage
2. Fiance/marriage
3. a company wiling to sponsor your stay in Canada

The process to move, live, and work in Canada is long , but it is not too difficult provided you are honest and thorough. Many people will recommend it, but it is not necessary to get the added expense an immigration attorney or use a visa issuing service, though they necesary to deal properly and accurately with the bulk of read tape or burocracy that gets in the way. Sometimes it can take a little while with all the red tape to get cut through.The visa laws are constantly changing, so make sure you keep yourself informed.

It would be nice to begin looking around now at various areas of Canada and see what the cost of living is and to what average wages are being paid. That way you will be able to live off of what ever you make. Then you would begin just looking around at jobs that you would like to do and look in the locations where you want to live.  Maybe contact the Canadian Embassy in your nation and have them get you some info on moving to Canada and how to go about doing it. You should start now.

Hineni Media Cross cultural services deals mostly with Job listings, work in canada, information on how to get a job in canada, common problems and effective solutions, People preparing to immigrate to Canada
newcomrs who want to know their training and education options, People who aren’t reaching their full potencial in their canadian careers, work abroad students exchanges and consulting certain immigration issues. We keep a paid membership site and we provide full PDF formatted document providing information both in English and Spanish. Good luck!

How do I come to Canada as a Temporary Worker?

How do I come to Canada as a Temporary Worker?

Temporary workers require employment authorization in order to work legally in Ontario. In most cases, employment authorization is issued by an immigration officer after Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) approves a job offer. Visitors can only work legally in Canada as foreign temporary workers if they have obtained employment authorization before coming to Canada. They must apply for employment authorization at a visa office outside of Canada. Usually, the process involves the following steps:

  1. An employer must first offer you a job. The employer intending to hire a foreign worker submits a job offer to the Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) office closest to the location where the work will take place.
  2. The HRSDC foreign worker counsellor will examine the job offer to consider whether the job might easily be filled from within the domestic workforce. HRDC must normally provide a labour market opinion or ‘confirmation’ of your job offer.
  3. After HRSDC confirms that a foreign national may fill the job, you apply to CIC for your work permit. The HRSDC foreign worker counsellor will communicate his or her opinion

    – to the employer, if it is negative
    – to the CIC point of service where the worker is applying for the employment authorization, if it is positive (called a “validation”)

The employment authorization is valid only for one job and for the stated period of time. Temporary workers cannot change jobs without first having their authorization amended. They cannot normally stay in Canada legally or apply for permanent resident status after their authorized period of stay has expired.

You cannot immigrate with a work permit. If you want to come and live in Canada as a permanent resident based on your work skills or experience, see if you qualify for the Skilled Worker Program.

 

Estudia, trabaja y consigue la residencia legal en Canada

Ventajas de estudiar, trabajar y conseguir su residencia en Canada con el sistema anterior:

1. Proceso más rápido para emigrar legalmente e insertarse en el medio canadiense y tener lo que se oye como el “canadian experience”.
2. Al conyuge se le otorga un open work permit por el periodo de los estudios de uno. Esto permite generar algo de ingresos legálmente en un perí­odo de arranque.
3. Se ofrece hasta 3 años al estudiante una vez graduado para poder trabajar (open work permit) La legislación acaba de cambiar y mientras antes a uno le daban un año o máximo dos hoy es tres años de poder trabajar luego de los estudios.
4. Esto facilita el poder quedarse de manera permanente.
5. Los hijos de uno se benefician de la educación escolar canadiense gratuita.
6. Es posible, no toma mucho tiempo y es bueno para quienes pensamos que el reloj empieza a hacer tic tac muy rápido.
7. Tener una educación superior o maestrí­a es muy bueno sea en el paí­s de origen o en el de otros y ayuda de manera significativa para ingresar a un medio diferente al de uno con un posible mejor ingreso que el que muchos otros inmigrantes pueden percibir cuando vienen por primera vez al paí­s.
8. Puedes trabajar en el campo universitario sin restricción de horario y fuera del campo universitario, lo puedes hacer 6 meses de haber empezado clases con una restricción horario. (Pero con lo que puedas hacer, más lo que el conyuge pueda hacer, se sobrevive y dejas de consumir parte de tus ahorros).

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Como estudiar e inmigrar facil a Canadá Legalmente

Como inmigrar FACIL a Canadá Legalmente

Me han pedido que hable o profundize mas el tema de la inmigración sin necesidad de aplicar a una visa de residente permanente al Canadá. Bien, había querido hacerlo en otra forma desde hace algunos meses, en especial ahora que por las circunstancias y ciertas leyes cada día mas le favorecen o  le complican a los inmigrantes o por la gran cantidad de latinoamericanos que llegan a rehacer una vida en esta tierra Canadiense. Voy a plantearles una forma menos pedregosa para aquellos que no quieren sufrir la ansiosa espera de que llegue la Visa de residente. No se porque los Dominicanos no hemos tomado este camino antes que ya conocen los Mexicanos y Colombianos que ya están llenando las universidades canadienses en gran porcentaje.

Tome Nota de los siguientes pasos:

1. Escoja una carrera en un College o Universidad en Canadá que te guste de forma independiente o atraves de mi oficina la cual tiene programas y orientacion especificos a ese tema , de un año o mas. Este programa debe ser de tiempo completo (full time) y de un año o mas de duración con opción de CO-OP (Co operative programs), esta opción permite trabajar y estudiar intercaladamente.

2. Aplique ante el college o universidad al programa que escojió.

3. Aplique a la visa de estudiante en la Embajada del Canadá. Para asegurar la visa tarte de cumplir con todos los requisitos que pide la Embajada del Canadá, sobre todo los soportes financieros. Enterese que para empezar estudios en septiembre Ud. tiene que presentar la solicitud en Febrero.

4.Para ser admitido en cualquier college o universidad necesitas un canadian benchmark de 7-8 puntos, por lo menos. Para muchos Masters Degrees necesitas el TOEFL y un buen promedio. Hay que agregarle el costo de la revalidacion de titulos, traduccion y notariado.

5. Viaje e inicie el programa en el College o universidad. Debe llevar fondos suficientes para vivir los primeros seis meses;

5.1. Matricula semestral: $7,000 dolares, incluye cobertura total en salud.

5.2. Vivienda y Alimentación:

Residencias en la universidad: $1000 dolares mensuales incluyendo comidas
Vivir en casas de familias Canadienses (homestays): $900 dolares mensuales, pero tienes que pagar transporte, unos $115 mensuales.
En total para los primeros seis meses necesitas $12,400 dolares

6. Después de seis meses puede trabajar legalmente en lo que esta estudiando. Puede ganarse entre unos 12 a 25 dolares la hora, o sea entre $120 a 150 dolares el día. (Si eres ingeniero puedes hacer hasta 50 dolares la hora adquiriendo un buen empleo ya que por lo general estos ganan la hora a un minimo de $22)

El salario mínimo en Toronto es de 8.75 dolares la hora, pero este salario es para limpieza, meseros, etc. si usted que va a trabajar en una empresa en lo que esta estudiando el salario es de $12-15 dolares la hora.

El college directamente tiene oficinas quienes te ayudan a:

Obtener una lista de empresas interesadas en estudiantes con opcion de CO-OP, tu escojes unas tres empresas para aplicar y aplicas.
Te Ayudan a redactar la hoja de vida -CV–en formato Canadiense
Te preparan para la entrevista, te corrigen las palabras y la pronunciación
Trabajas seis meses sin estudiar; en estos seis meses no pagas matricula pero si la residencia. Después de los seis meses vuelves a estudiar otros seis meses hasta terminar el programa. Mientras estas estudiando ganas experiencia y ahorras dinero para pagarse su estudio y sostenimiento en los siguientes seis meses.
Esta modalidad solo se permite en los programas de las universidades y colleges con opción de CO-OP (Co operative programs)

6. Después de terminar su carrera, puede trabajar legalmente en lo que estudio hasta por un año.

7. Tramite la visa de residente estando en Canadá trabajando legalmente.

8. La visa se le demora un año y no corre el riesgo de que se la nieguen, por que: ya ha aprendido el idioma, ya esta viviendo en Canadá y ya tiene trabajo, todas estas situaciones dan puntos en la visa de residente.

9. Tiene su visa de residente, una carrera hecha en Canadá, buen manejo del idioma y trabajando en lo que estudió.

Anímete, ahorre para vivir y pagar la matricula solo para el primer semestre y ven, que el resto aquí lo consigue.

Yo  inmigré a Toronto hace 9 años y sin posibilidad de trabajar en mi campo predilecto , me propuse a acreditarme y trabajar en mi area atraves de la ruta menos complicada y mas economica como lo he planteado anteriormente. Cursé un programa de un año de  Business Management, gane un premio provincial empresarial y ahora trabajo en mi empresa. Puedo ayudarle a conseguir un cupo en un cualquier college en Toronto a bajo costo.

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Buscar trabajo en Canadá

Buscar trabajo en Canadá
by Hineni Media  october 19, 2008

Les informamos de esta excelente herramienta para todos los que estén pensando en venir a vivir a Canadá pero no sepan cuales son las perspectivas de empleo para su profesión y los salarios pagados en ese campo. El siguiente site combina el viejo truco de buscar tu trabajo en el NOC y luego revisar con ese dato el site de Labour Market Info. Aquí­ está todo en un solo paso y muy bien mostrado y explicado.

Esta nueva herramienta (nueva para ustedes al menos!!) se llama Working in Canada. Es muy simple de usar y aparte muestra otros links de interés como por ejemplo cuales son las 10 ocupaciones más buscadas con la herramienta, te muestra como buscar trabajo en Canadá o te cuenta sobre los estandares locales de empleo.

Como obtener empleo en Canada. 1ra parte

LA GUIA de Empleo original atraves de Pay-per-View registration.

¿ESTÁ CANSADO DE VIVIR EN SU PAÍS  DONDE EL CRIMEN, DE LA IMPUNIDAD, DEL TRÁFICO, DE LA CONTAMINACIÓN, DE LA DIFÍCIL SITUACIÓN LABORAL, DE LOS PÉSIMOS SERVICIOS, DEL ALTO COSTO DE VIDA, DE LOS BAJOS SALARIOS, O DE SER DISCRIMINADO AL BUSCAR TRABAJO POR SU EDAD, HA LLEGADO A LA INFORMACION CORRECTA.

Cheque el dato de BBC en castellano ” El gigante del que no se habla”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/spanish/2008/10/el_gigante_del_que_no_se_habla.html#more

¿SI USTED ESTA INTERESADO EN EXPLORAR LA POSIBILIDAD DE EMIGRAR A CANADÁ, UN LUGAR DONDE HAY MAS OPORTUNIDADES DE TRABAJO, UN SISTEMA DE SEGURIDAD SOCIAL QUE LO PROTEGE CUANDO PIERDE SU EMPLEO O QUE LE PROPORCIONA ATENCIÓN MÉDICA GRATUITA, O SIMPLEMENTE ESTÁ BUSCANDO UNA MEJOR CALIDAD DE VIDA PARA USTED Y UN LUGAR CON MÁS OPORTUNIDADES PARA SUS HIJOS?. 

REGISTRESE EN NUESTRO SITIO  http://www.hinenimedia.memberlodge.org, La biblia sobre empleos por contratos y becas en Canada y donde se encuentra informacion bilingue .

10 Reasons to work abroad

There are many individuals who want to work abroad. The best time to go out there, see the world and seek work is, when you are young.

No ties to bind you

One of the biggest advantages of being young is that you are not bound by various people. If you are single, it is even better. For most young individuals, they are not married and they do not have kids. You can just pack your bags and leave for the land of your dreams.

There are no obligations

When you are young, chances are that you do not have any commitments. You do not have a stable job and a lot of responsibilities crowding your mind. Thus, it is the best time to try new things.

You are high on the energy quotient

Youth is the time when you have loads of energy to do the running around and take part in the struggle. Once you go abroad, you can channel your energy into looking for the job and giving your best effort at it.

Multiple options

Most of the companies hire young individuals because they have the enthusiasm to work and the eagerness to learn. This also opens up a lot of options for you.

Activities galore

There are many places abroad that look for bright young individuals for specific jobs. With so much work on hand, you will never spend a dull moment.

Schedules to suit your taste

Many young people take up part time jobs abroad and they do so because they want to work but at the same time, enjoy the new place they are in and learn more about their culture.

Short Term Jobs

There are numerous short term jobs on offer that are a great thing for young men and women. Through short term jobs, you can go ahead and earn decent amount of money. At the same time, you will be able to experience new things and savor the taste of a new life altogether. There is no issue of getting committed to the job and staying in one place forever.

Lots of new friends

One of the best things about working abroad is that you will get to know many other young individuals like you. You can befriend them and learn about their cultures and also about the place they come from. Travel enriches your mind and helps you learn more about the world that you live in.

Traveling

One of the biggest advantages of going abroad is that you will see new and exciting places. Change is a great thing when you are young, because age often brings in stasis.

Money matters

Although you will not earn truckloads of money when you are abroad, there is a good chance that you will earn more than enough to sustain yourself. You just need to make money for yourself and that will be all that you need. This is one of the reasons why working abroad while you are young is a good idea.

Source

Ezine Articles

Viajando por el mundo e intercambiando culturas

El intercambio cultural es un gran parte del experiencia educativa en Canada y los Estados Unidos. La mayoría de las universidades tiene programas  en el tercer año, para suministrar un experiencia intercambio cultural. Hay programas  en Europa, Asia, África, Latín América y la mayoría del mundo.  La razón para estos programas es que los profesores y administradores creen que los  beneficios  educativos -intercambios culturales- sean únicos y indisponible para conseguir afuera de este programa, estoy de acuerdo con ellos, y creo que no hay una parte de nuestra sistema educativa más importante que  intercambios culturales en latinoamerica. Este programa  dan la oportunidad para crecer y aprender que es casi imposible en el salón de clases. En mi caso he disfrutado todo que hize, durante esos años. A veces han sido cosas que no disfrute en el momento, pero ahora después al fin del año, puede decir que cada experiencia durante ese programa fue una oportunidad para saber una nueva cosa.

La participación en intercambios internacionales generalmente tiene ventajas para quienes buscan trabajo y otras oportunidades, tengan o no discapacidades. Es vital que los adultos tengan experiencias internacionales como parte de sus preparaciones para ingresar a un mercado laboral que es cada vez más internacional.

Los estudiantes pueden trabajar en hoteles, restaurantes, parques de diversiones y tiendas, entre otras empresas. El 15 de diciembre próximo vence el plazo para la solicitud de plazas en el programa de intercambio.

Los requisitos para ingresar al programa incluyen ser estudiante universitario activo, tener buenos conocimientos de inglés, ser una persona responsable e independiente y no llevar un proceso de inmigrante en Canada.

Encuentro por los intercambios culturales

Beneficios y Ventajas

Puedes conocer un nuevo perspectivas, puedes ver nuevas montañas, playas, bosques y puedes conocer más familias y la estructura de familia diferente y nuevas culturas. Todas esas experiencias de fuerza examinar tu identidad y perspectiva, es casi imposible para conocer estas cosas nuevas y no incorporarlos en la mezcla de tus perspectivas.Este es el mayor beneficio de intercambio cultural para mi. otras ventajas son

  • Aprender a convivir y trabajar en equipo, perfeccionan el inglés, se adaptan a una cultura distinta a la suya y adquirir  experiencias laboral. 
  • Incrementar su desarrollo economico y cultural.
  • Una actitud de aceptación hacia valores culturales y de diversidad;
    Experiencia sobre cómo funcionar en un ambiente nuevo;
    Un creciente interés de participar en la comunidad y en los asuntos mundiales;
    El desarrollo de capacidades de liderazgo; y Mejora en las capacidades laborales generales (habilidades interpersonales, flexibilidad, adaptabilidad)

La importancia de ser bilingue

La importancia de ser bilingue sea Español/Ingles o Español/Frances.

La necesidad de contratar profesionales bilingues en inglés y español o Español y Frances aumenta cada vez más debido al creciente número de latinos que hay en  Canada y los Estados Unidos. De ahí a que éste sea un factor importante para los empleadores a la hora de contratar a sus empleados.

En una encuesta reciente hecha entre 2417 empleadores realizada por empleoscb.com, arrojó que el 48 por ciento de los gerentes encargados del proceso de contratación se inclinaron por los candidatos hispanohablantes entre 2007 y 2008.

Pero, ¿cómo sacar partido del idioma y conseguir ese trabajo que tanto quieres?

Aquí te damos algunas recomendaciones:

¡Eres bilingue, sácale provecho!

Es importante que aparezca en tu CV que dominas los dos idiomas; lo mismo en el momento de la entrevista, debes dejarle saber a quien te entreviste que eres bilingue. Intenta demostrar cómo esto ha sido de gran utilidad hasta ahora en tu vida profesional y cómo podrías usarla para el beneficio de la compañía como valor agregado.

¡Ve más allá del español!

Aprende y habla los idiomas internacionales como son Ingles y Frances ya que hablar español en los Estados Unidos es una gran ventaja, como también entender el mercado latino. Esas son dos poderosas armas que tienes a tu favor ante una eventual entrevista, pues el empleador se dará cuenta de lo útil que podrás ser para la compañía.

Hablar sobre tus experiencias personales, tus tradiciones familiares o tu vida profesional como inmigrante latino, son datos que el empleador apreciará, tanto, como el hecho de que sepas dos idiomas.

¡Asiste a las Ferias de empleo para hispanos!

Existen ferias de empleo para profesionales bilingue en Canada y los Estados Unidos en donde puedes encontrar empleadores que están buscando profesionales que hablen español e inglés o español y Frances. Estas son algunas que puedes tener en cuenta este año: Caterpillar College Latino Recruiters en septiembre 18; Dallas Bilingual Professional Job Fair en octubre 23; San Jose Bilingual Professional Job Fair, en Noviembre 6.

¡Ser latino vale oro!

Con el paso de los años, en los Norte America el hecho de ser latino ha dejado de ser un estereotipo. Y eso se debe a lo que han logrado los hispanos en este país. Aprovecha la necesidad del mercado de profesionales hispano hablantes, utilízalo a tu favor y lograrás el trabajo que quieras.

El rol de los latinos en el mercado laboral de los Estados Unidos

Por: Pablo Salgado

De acuerdo con el censo de 2005, los latinos representan aproximadamente un 14.5 por ciento de la población de los Estados Unidos. La cifra de latinos alcanza los cuarenta millones, lo que en definitiva, influye en el mercado laboral del país. Pero, ¿cuál es el verdadero papel de los latinos en el mercado profesional estadounidense?

Obreros vs empresarios

Los latinos tenemos fama de ser excelentes trabajadores. Nos destacamos en muchas labores y en muchos campos profesionales. Casi por tradición, gran parte de la fuerza migratoria ha entrado a formar parte de la industria de la construcción, de las manufacturas y del sector agrícola; así como otro gran grupo de latinos que han iniciado sus propios negocios.

Un estudio reveló que un alto porcentaje de los latinoamericanos que trabajan en el campo y en la construcción no cuentan con un status migratorio regularizado, lo que hace que se enfrenten a situaciones difíciles pues no tienen seguro médico ni pensión; tampoco pueden abrir cuentas bancarias y tienen restricciones en los mecanismos financieros. En muchos casos, no cuentan con protección laboral ni gozan de condiciones básicas de vivienda.

Un panorama muy diferente se les presenta a los latinos que inician sus propias empresas. De acuerdo con cifras de la Cámara Hispana de Comercio de los Estados Unidos, las pequeñas y medianas empresas generan en promedio 400 millones de dólares anuales.

Sin embargo, debido a la actual crisis económica y al endurecimiento de las leyes migratorias, muchas compañías de origen hispano se han visto afectadas, especialmente los negocios en los sectores de construcción, automotriz y ventas al por mayor.

¡A trabajar!

Recuerda que haces parte del motor que mueve todos los niveles económicos en los Estados Unidos, desde la construcción hasta los negocios liderados por hispanos, de ahí tu importancia como fuerza laboral.

Yahoo Telemundo.

Montreal urged to attract more skilled migrants

Montreal International (MI), an organization devoted to promoted the economic well-being of the Montreal, Canada, presented a paper recommending that measures be implemented aimed at attracting and retaining skilled migrants from abroad. The paper was presented as part of the National Assembly’s Committee in Culture on planning immigration levels between 2008 and 2010.

“The presence of skilled, talented and creative workers is the primary success factor for urban centres with knowledge-based economies, and these workers allow a region like Greater Montréal to increase its competitiveness and ability to attract foreign companies and investment,” said Pierre Brunet, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Montreal International.

“Given the intensified global competition and the resulting challenges in attracting ‘brains,’ it is imperative for our current and future prosperity that governments adopt measures that encourage the most qualified candidates to move, work and live here,” he added.

To facilitate this goal, MI proposed a series of initiatives to attract and retain skilled foreign labor in the Metropolitan Montreal region. The region has a particular need for high-technology workers, including people skilled in Information and Communications Technology, Aerospace, and Life Sciences.

The initiatives include simplifying procedures in obtaining work permits, getting help from the government of Quebec in recruiting overseas workers, and promoting permanent residency over temporary migration.

They would also like to see Quebec simplify its selection procedures for temporary workers. Currently, candidates from abroad are asked to hand in the same documents as candidates who live in Quebec, even if they have already handed in the documents required to obtain a work permit.

MI also proposed an immigration agreement with France to promote maintaining the “francophone nature of Quebec”. It suggested that the Quebec and Canadian governments initiate dialog with the French government to reach an agreement on the free movement of professionals.

Beautiful environments to attract students

The natural environment has always been a key factor in attracting students from other countries. Canada, known as “America’s backyard”, is the most inhabitable country, as well as the world’s most spectacular nation for overseas study. Study costs in Canada, compared with other major countries, are slightly lower. With a relatively stable visa policy and attractive immigration policy, Canada has been attracting a large number of Chinese students for years.

Canada has also welcomed more and more students to study, offering a good living environment and desirable lifestyle. It boasts  outstanding colleges and universities, creating better prospects for employment and immigration after students graduate. Canada Education Research Center stated that students can apply for visas even without taking an English proficiency test. This is an important reason why more international students intend to study in the country.

An elegant environment, bilingual lifestyle, international academic atmosphere and prudent management are the most attractive advantages of study in Canada. Bilingual language proficiency has been a fundamental requirement for residents in this country. Students in the country can benefit from a world-class education, with a guarantee of an excellent degree of higher education. Residents living in one of the most beautiful countries in North America, enjoy life’s real pleasures

Canada’s diversified culture also provides international students with relatively more opportunities for employment and personal development. Recently, it offered a number of vocational training programs such as TAFE to Chinese students.  In addition, the Canadian government allows students to apply for working visas, valid for one or two years after graduation. As a result, Canada has become one of the most popular countries to study English.

TRABAJAR EN CANADA

Es importante ser muy realista sobre trabajar en el extranjero de forma temporal:

– Hay limitaciones legales.  Fechas de inicio, sueldos, tipos de trabajo etc. dependen de las leyes migratorias de cada país.  ¡No son negociables!

– Aunque vayas a trabajar, los programas para trabajar en el Canada o cualquier otro lugar tienen un costo que sirven para cubrir los gastos relacionados con la visa, trámites, chequeos médicos, antecedentes penales, etc.  El costo varía de acuerdo al tipo de trabajo y destino.

– Los programas a continuación NO te permiten estudiar.  Tampoco permite la inmigración permanente.  Si estás buscando eso, favor de chequea los programas apropiados en este blog

CANADA

Sector Turístico: cocineros, meseros, bar man…

Sector Petrolero: perforadores

Sector de cuidado: niñeras, cuidador de ancianos/enfermos.

Sector Agropecuario: recoltadores
1. Los programas que tenemos a continuación, son programas de CORTA duración (máximo un año) y combinan el trabajo con el estudio de un idioma o carrera.  Si tu plan es ir a vivir y trabajar en el extranjero por largo tiempo, favor de visitar la sección emigrar de este sitio.

2.  Diariamente recibimos peticiones de personas que piensan que se pueden ir a trabajar y estudiar en al extranjero con todos los gastos pagados.  Esto desafortunadamente no es así.  Los programas a continuación SIEMPRE tendrán un costo, aunque después podrás recuperar una parte importante de este costo trabajando.  Y recuerda que siempre tenemos planes de financiamiento. 

3. Los programas de trabajo remunerado en el extranjero, se rigen por leyes migratorias y acuerdos bilaterales entre países.  Desafortunadamente, Republica Dominicana y otros en Latino América, aun no han negociado este tipo de programas, lo que limita mucho la oferta.

Hay tres opciones para venir a trabajar en Canada:

– Trabajar y estudiar en el extranjero de forma temporal.

– Aupair (cuidar niños de familias en Canada o Europa): para más información, tendremos esos listings en el boletin bajo la sección aupair.

– Trabajo definitivo.  Para mas información, visita la sección inmigrar.

Trabajos culturales

Trabajos agrícolas y en granjas
Con la llegada del buen tiempo aumentan las ganas de desconectar del tumultuoso ambiente de la ciudad.Si buscas algo completamente diferente a trabajar de dependienta en una tienda o camarero en un bar y sientes que deberías entrar más en contacto con el medio rural, el trabajo de tipo agrícola en granjas y establos puede ser una elección perfecta. Un estilo de vida completamente distinto al que estás acostumbrado y que quizás te haga cambiar el modo de verlo todo más allá de las avenidas y los grandes edificios. para informacion email hinenisyndicator@gmail.com

 

 

Trabajo en campamentos
El verano es la época en la que los padres inscriben a sus hijos en campamentos y los jóvenes buscan trabajo en ellos. Estos campamentos y otras actividades de ocio y tiempo libre dan la oportunidad de ofrecer trabajo estacional a miles de jóvenes y estudiantes. Se busca ante todo personas responsables y que les guste trabajar con niños. info hinenisyndicator@gmail.com

“Sin duda, es un plus en tu currículum”

La Directora General de Telemadrid, Isabel Linares, considera que trabajar en el extranjero es una experiencia positiva…¡entérate por qué!
-¿Qué momento es idóneo para buscar empleo fuera?
-Cualquier momento es bueno, dependiendo de las oportunidades. Trabajar en el extranjero siempre

enriquece.

-¿Aseguro el trabajo desde España o no me comprometo a nada hasta verlo in situ?
-Yo creo que hay que verlo; sólo en el caso de que sea una asignación internacional dentro de tu

empresa puedes aceptar sin verlo.

-¿Qué requisitos son fundamentales para encontrar trabajo en el extranjero?
-Disponibilidad, idiomas, fundamentalmente inglés, y cierto espíritu de sacrificio.

– ¿CÓMO MANTIENES LA ENERGÍA ANTE UNA JORNADA MARATONIANA?
«Concentrándome en el trabajo que estoy desarrollando».
– ¿DÓNDE COMPRAS TU ROPA?
«En la tienda de una buena amiga que conoce mis gustos».
– TU TRUCO PARA TENER BUENA CARA…
«Dormir al menos 7 horas».
– CONSIGUES VER A TUS AMIGOS…
«Siempre que puedo, quedo a comer con ellos».
– EN MOMENTOS DE TENSIÓN, ¿CUÁL ES TU RECETA INFALIBLE?
«Me relajo haciendo jardinería».
– ¿TIENES TIEMPO PARA HACER LA COMPRA?
«No, pero disfruto mucho cuando puedo ir al mercado».
– ¿QUIÉN TE SOLUCIONA LOS IMPREVISTOS DE LA VIDA DOMÉSTICA?
«En casa todos echan una mano».
– ¿CÓMO CONCILIAS TU VIDA LABORAL Y FAMILIAR?
«A trancas y barrancas, pero lo consigo».

-¿Hasta qué punto es peligroso salirse del circuito laboral de tu país?
-No hay peligros, todo son ventajas. Haber trabajado fuera es un plus, pero debes seguir

manteniendo contacto con personas clave de tu entorno.

-¿Es fundamental si aspiro a un puesto directivo?
-Para algunas empresas lo es, y de hecho incorporan dicha experiencia dentro de los programas de

desarrollo para sus directivos.

-Trabajar en el extranjero, ¿pero por cuánto tiempo?
-De dos a tres años.

-Si soy madre, ¿qué ventajas e inconvenientes encontraré en el camino?
-Irte a trabajar al extranjero puede ser muy positivo para tus hijos: tendrán la oportunidad de

aprender otro idioma y de convivir con niños de otras culturas.

-¿A qué tipo de propuestas digo sí y cuáles rechazo?
-Cuando te interesa un trabajo en el extranjero no pongas muchas condiciones, aunque es legítimo

buscar propuestas bien respaldadas económicamente. Pero vale la pena asumir algún riesgo.

-¿La remuneración económica debe influir en mi decisión?
-Trabajar en el extranjero ya es una buena inversión: si además está bien pagado, mejor. Es

importante informarte bien del coste de vida del país de destino.

-¿Hacer carrera en el extranjero acelerará mi desa-rrollo profesional?
-Será un elemento diferenciador con respecto a profesionales con un perfil similar al tuyo. Te

permitirá aportar innovaciones y trabajar en equipos multiculturales con mayor seguridad.

Entrevista original Por R. Santa María y B. Vázquez

¿Hasta qué punto el dominio de idiomas puede cambiar tu carrera profesional?

Con el objetivo de seguir creciendo de forma profesional, hoy en día hay muchos caminos que podemos elegir, como estudiar un Master u otro tipo de postgrado, o invertir tiempo y dinero en aprender uno o más idiomas. Llegar a tener un nivel muy alto de inglés es la clave en el mercado actual para conseguir un buen trabajo con posibilidades reales de progresión a corto y medio plazo.

Hay cierta confusión en cuanto a lo que significa el nivel de idiomas tal y como aparecen en un C.V. Por ejemplo, “Inglés, nivel alto”, ¿qué significa? ¿Que la persona puede mantener una conversación perfectamente pero que no es del todo fluido? Debería ser la definición pero en muchos casos, no lo es porque en España “Inglés nivel alto” ha sido interpretado como “comprensión a nivel escrito y leído pero a la hora de hablar, poca soltura.”. En el mismo sentido, ¿qué significa “Inglés nivel Bilingüe” – normalmente las personas que ponen esta frase en su C.V. de verdad hablan inglés fluido. ¿Pero, qué porcentaje de dominicanos hoy en día pueden

decir eso? Depende mucho del sector y de la posición del candidato. Sin tener en cuenta a los directivos, hay una mayoría de mandos intermedios que no llegan a “nivel fluido” de inglés y que ahora están planteando la mejor manera de mejorarlo sin que les quite demasiado tiempo libre. Una opción puede ser clases intensivas durante un periodo de 3 – 4 meses, después una estancia en el extranjero de 4 ó 5 semanas y luego clases otra vez pero con menos frecuencia.

Hacer el sacrificio de ir a vivir al extranjero durante un periodo más largo, como un año, para trabajar y estudiar al mismo tiempo, sin duda cambiará de forma radical la carrera profesional del candidato. Existen muchas oportunidades interesantes para extranjeros en Canada, sobre todo en los sectores de Banca de Inversión, Medios de Comunicación, Tecnología y Moda/Retail.

En Canada, en cuanto a Banca de Inversión, trabajar en la “City” significa no sólo poder incluirlo en el C.V., sino también que a nivel salarial, un dominicano en Toronto, un analista de Corporate Finance por ejemplo, puede ganar hasta un 40% más que sus compañeros realizando el mismo trabajo aquí en Quisqueya. Eso sí, a la hora de tomar la decisión de volver a Dominicana en un momento dado, tendrán que evaluar una reducción salarial; sin embrago, el hecho de contar con una experiencia en el extranjero le servirá para obtener una posición mejor en el futuro. En general, tendrán mucho más desarrollo profesional que sus compañeros que no hablan inglés.

Otro sector en el cual existen muchas oportunidades en el extranjero, sobretodo en Toronto, es en publicidad y comunicación. Hay muchas agencias de publicidad que quieren evaluar candidatos con un nivel fluido de inglés, que tengan experiencia, por ejemplo, en account management y que estén dispuestos a trabajar allí. Un account manager en una agencia en Dominicana, con 5 años de experiencia, podría llegar a ganar menor de 30.000 /año, mientras que en Toronto tendría un salario de 50.000 €/año minimo.

Con la incertidumbre que hay ahora mismo en el mercado, los clientes son aún más exigentes. Si pueden elegir entre 2 candidatos con un perfil y formación similar, pero uno con un nivel de inglés más bajo que el otro, es obvio lo que va a elegir.  Otros idiomas como francés, alemán e italiano son también muy demandados y junto con un buen nivel de inglés, diferencian mucho a un candidato de otro con un perfil profesional similar.

How to get a job in Canada

If your goal is to obtain a job offer with sponsorship for  work-visa, followed by permanent residency with a reputable company in your interested field, then here  are some career planning strategies that may help.

Canadian Employment Sponsorship now takes longer and a bit of paperwork., but each year Canada grants almost 90,000 work- visas.  According to  Canada immigration laws, international students with  visas are eligible to work full-time for one year after they graduate as part of their practical training. Upon completion of the practical training, international students must be sponsored by an employer to continue working in Canada.

 Employers must sponsor international students to obtain an work visa, which allows students to work in Canada for one to six additional years. International students planning to work fulltime after graduation in  Canada need to begin the job search process at least two semesters before graduation.

You will also need to become familiar with the Canadian job search process. The key to landing a job is diligence and developing an aggressive job search strategy to increase your chances of finding a good job in Canada. As it’s true that international students have some disadvantages when entering the job market.

Not mastering the official languages can be a serious obstacle. Social skills can also be a problem. A lack of relevant work experience while in school. These factors make it tough to compete in today’s job market. To increase your chances of finding a good job, consider the following advice.

• Improve your language skills. Hire a tutor or take an English or French course. Take advantage of a mock interview offered by the Career Center to develop effective interview and communication skills. Verbal and
written English or French  skills are essential to securing employment in Canada.

• Consider acquiring a major/specialization in demand that will increase chances of employment in  Canada.
According to Canada immigration , employment  petitions were approved in the following areas: Such fields include Systems Analysis and Programming (47.4%), Health (Medical)  and Electrical/Electronics Engineering (5.4%), College and University Education (4.1%), and Accountants and Related Finantial Occupations (3.7%)

 • Network at job fairs and recruiting events. Talk with a career counselor, faculty and friends. Develop networks and resources through local ethnic communities, nationality clubs, and classmates, business owners from your home country, your consulate, embassy, social organizations, advocacy groups, and professors from the same home country. Contact the alumni office to connect with alums from your homeland.

Join professional organizations and associations specific to the type of job you want or related to your field of interest. If you worked professionally in your homeland, network with the Canadian affiliate or a competitor of that organization. Search for global organizations desiring language skills, diversity, and knowledge of overseas economies. We offer an  available the Directory of Canadian business Operating in Foreign Countries. Networking is a great way to develop social skills.

Learn customary professional business and dining etiquette skills. Attend the Professional Etiquette Dinner hosted by the Career Center.

• If you are already in Canada check out the resources of a Career Center such as recruiting events, career fairs and employer information sessions held throughout the year. Meet with a career specialist. Participate in the Canadian Cultural Career Network Program.

• Sell yourself to the employer with an effective resume, cover letter and interviewing skills that
highlight what the employer is looking for. Make sure you know and emphasize your relevant strengths and skills in addition to your qualifications. Show how you can add value and benefit the organization. Develop marketable skills through part-time jobs, internships, graduate assistantships, student organizations and volunteer activities. Highlight those marketable skills on your resume and cover letter.

• Obtain an internship to gain experience in the field and a better understanding of your profession. Think about searching for companies from your homeland that have operations in Canada. Learn about Canadian companies where your peers have interviewed, interned or are working full-time. Consider an international internship. See the Study Abroad Coordinator in the Office of  International Studies and Programs. Meet with your departmental internship coordinator for opportunities. Check company websites. Check opportunities offered by other schools. Seek out companies that have a history of employment  sponsorship. Approximately 50% of interns receive a job offer from the sponsoring Canadian company after they complete an internship.

• Employment agencies provide permanent employment opportunities or staffing services offer temporary or contract placement as an option.

•  Some internet sites can be a valuable resource tool for job hunting. Consider local Canadian  jobs.

• Discussions about Employment  sponsorship should come later when the employer brings it up or when the applicant is offered employment. Uncover those companies that relate to your field of study and are of interest to you. It will be important to become very familiar with your industry, the companies within the industry, and positions available within those companies. Focus your job search on Canadian companies that prefer to hire international professionals. Search both small and large companies and compile a list of 50 Canadian  companies of interest. Studies have shown that about 80% of job openings are filled by employers without having a need to advertise their jobs. This is known as the “hidden job market.” Find a contact within the organization to
inquire and apply to jobs within the organization. The key is to have your resume with the hiring manager before a job is advertised.

Make appropriate follow-ups as needed to confirm your interest. These career planning strategies will help international students better prepare for the job search. After all, your priority is to obtain employment with sponsorship for  employment  followed by permanent residency with a reputable company in your interested field!

Canadian Government Job Sites

BC Government Job Postings
http://www.postings.gov.bc.ca/

Alberta Government Job Postings
http://www.gov.ab.ca/pao/jobs/

Saskatchewan Government Job Postings
http://www.careers.gov.sk.ca/

Manitoba Government Job Postings
http://www.gov.mb.ca/csc/

Ontario Government Job Postings
http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/

Quebec Government Job Postings
http://www.tresor.gouv.qc.ca/resource/emplois.htm

 Nova Scotia Government Job Postings
http://www.gov.ns.ca/psc/services/employ/

New Brunswick Government Job Postings
http://www.gov.nb.ca/scripts/search/competition.idq?TextRestriction=&FMMod=-6m

Prince Edward Island Government Job Postings
http://www.gov.pe.ca/jobs/index.php3

Newfoundland & Labrador Government Job Postings
http://www.gov.nf.ca/psc/employment.htm

Federal Government Job Postings
http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/

 

Nongovernment Job Sites
+Canada Jobs
http://www.canada.plusjobs.com/

OPTION-carriere.ca
http://www.option-carriere.ca/

AboutJobs
http://aboutjobs.com/

“About.com” Job Searching
http://jobsearchtech.about.com/
careers/jobsearchtech/msub8.htm

Actijob/ActivEmploi
http://www.actijob.com/

All Canadian Jobs
http://www.allcanadianjobs.com/

Atlanticjobs.com
http://www.atlanticjobs.com/

BC WorkInfoNet
http://workinfonet.bc.ca/

British Columbia Hi Tech.
http://www.bctechnology.com/frameset_emp.html

Calgary Career Site
http://www.allstarjobs.ca

CallCareers.com Canada
http://www.callcareers.com/

Campus WorkLink
http://www.campusworklink.com/

Canada Online Job Search Guide
http://www.canadajobsearch.com/

CanadaIT.com
http://www.canadait.com/cfm/index.cfm

Canada Job Links
http://www.job-link.ca/

Canada Work Info Net
http://www.workinfonet.ca/

Canadian Career Page
http://www.canadiancareers.com/

Canadian Jobs
http://www.canadajobs.com/

Canadian Jobs : Canada Employment Weekly
http://www.mediacorp2.com/index.html

Career.com
http://www.career.com/

Careerclick.com
http://www.careerclick.com

CareerExchange
http://www.careerexchange.com/

CareerMosaic Canada
http://www.headhunter.net/jobseeker/
jobs/jobfindica.asp?ch=ICA

CareerTips
http://www.careertips.com/

Careertransit.com, Atlantic Canada’s Job Site
http://www.careertransit.com/

Career Edge
http://www.careeredge.on.ca/

Career Internetworking
http://www.careerkey.com/

Career Magazine
http://www.careermag.com/

Career Owl
http://www.careerowl.ca/

Career Studio
http://www.ola.bc.ca/careerstudio/

Charity Careeers
http://www.charitycareers.com/

CRS Major Canadian Companies, HR Departments
http://www.relocatecanada.com/
canjobs.html

CRS Career Channel
http://www.careermag.com/crs/

CRS Cities: HR Departments
http://www.relocatecanada.com/
cityjobs.html

Dice.com
http://www.dice.com/

Education Canada Network
http://www.educationcanada.com/

Employment Opportunities In The Space Industry
http://www.spacejobs.com/index.shtml

Environmental Jobs and Careers
http://www.ejobs.org/
 Financial Job Network
http://www.financialjobnet.com/

Forestry Employment Bulletin Board
http://www.canadian-forests.com/
job.html

Futurestep
http://www.futurestep.com/

Globecareers
www.globecareers.com

Hamilton-Wentworth Employer Directory
http://www.pichamilton.net/

Hotjobs.ca
http://www.hotjobs.ca/

“Human Resources Canada” Offices in CRS Cities
http://www.relocatecanada.com/
humanresourcescanada.html

Human Resources Development Canada
http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/

“Job Bank” Human Resources Canada
http://jb-ge.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/

JobLink at Icdirect
http://www.icdirect.com/cgi-bin/getHTML.exe/www/0/0/jl?fhttpFile=/www/joblink.html

Jobs Canada
http://www.jobscanada.com/

Jobs in Canada with Jobrapido
http://www.job-rapido.ca/?q=canada

Jobs for Physicists and Engineers by PhysLINK.com
http://www.physlink.com/Community/JobBoard.cfm

JobFindCentral
http://www.jobfindcentral.com/

Jobs.ca
www.jobs.ca

Jobshark.ca
www.jobshark.ca

Mazemaster
http://www.mazemaster.on.ca/

MedHunters.com, Healthcare Jobs
http://www.medhunters.com/

Meta-list of On-Line Job-Search Resources and Services
http://www.job-hunt.org/index.html

Misconsult
http://www.misconsult.com/

Monster.ca, Career Center
http://www.monster.ca/

MultiMediator – Canada’s Multimedia Guide
http://www.multimediator.com/

National Association of Career Colleges
http://www.nacc.ca/

Nextsteps
http://www.nextsteps.org/

Positionwatch, IT Positions
http://www.positionwatch.com/

Quinte Region (ON), Job Resources
http://www.quinte.on.ca/sites/employ.htm

Resort Jobs Database – Canada
http://www.resortjobs.com/do/where/jobtree/Canada/

Seasonal Employment.com
http://www.seasonalemployment.com/canada.html

Student Employment Network
http://www.studentjobs.com/

Summer Jobs – Canada
http://www.summerjobs.com/do/where/jobtree/Canada/

Thingamajob
http://www.thingamajob.com/

Tiger Jobs
http://www.tigerjobs.com/rareas/

Toronto Computerwork.com
http://toronto.computerwork.com/

Vancouver insurance jobs
http://www.insuranceheadhunters.com/

WITI
http://www.witi.com/index-c.shtml

Worksearch
http://www.worksearch.gc.ca/

Workopolis, Mega Job Site
http://www.workopolis.com/

Job Recruiting Companies
Accu-Staff,Windsor
http://www.accu-staff.com/

Aerotek
http://www.aerotek.com/

AES Recruitment Advertising
http://www.aescompany.com/

The Agricultural Labour Pool
http://www.agri-labourpool.com/

Ajilon Canada, IT Careers
http://www.ajilon.ca/index.jsp

Anderson Executive Recruitment
http://www.andersoncareers.com/

Angus Miles
http://www.angusmiles.com/

Anne Whitten Bilingual
http://www.annewhitten.com/

Antiphon
http://www.antiphon.co.uk/

Black Appointments
http://www.blackapp.co.uk/

Bradson Staffing Services
http://www.spherion.com/

BrainsTalent.com, Recruitment
Advertising Innovators
http://www.brainstalent.com/

Canadian Executive Recruitment
http://www.cdnexec.net/

Canadian Medical Placement Service.
http://www.cmps.ca/

Canadian Recruiters and Directory of Recruiters
http://www.directoryofrecruiters.com/

Career Edge
http://www.careeredge.org

CCT Inc.
http://www.cctinc.org/

CEO, Inc.
http://www.ceoemp.com/

ComputerWork
http://www.computerwork.com/
 Conestoga Personnel Resources Inc.(CPR)
http://www.conestogapersonnel.com/

Cooljobscanada.com
http://www.cooljobscanada.com/

CRS Job Resources
http://www.relocatecanada.com/jobs2.html

Kelly Services
http://www.kellyservices.com/

Medical Recruiting Services
http://www.medicalrecruitingservices.ca

People Bank, The
http://www.thepeoplebank.com/

Personnel Management Group, Winnipeg Manitoba
http://www.pmg.mb.ca/

Pharma
http://www.pharma-career-box.com/

Planet Recruit Canada
http://www.planetrecruit.com/
channel/int/country/Canada/

Prior Resource Group – Kitchener Jobs, Waterloo Jobs
http://www.priorresource.com/

Quantum Technology Recruiting
http://www.quantum-qtr.com/

Recruiters Online Network
http://www.recruitersonline.com/

Red Seal Recruiting Solutions Ltd
http://www.redsealrecruiting.com/

Senior Quality Personnel
http://www2.pleaseapply.to/sqprecruiters/

Showbiz Jobs
http://www.showbizjobs.com/

TEKSystems
http://www.teksystems.com/

Titan Recruitment Solutions
http://www.titanrecruitment.com/

Total Staffing Solutions
http://www.totalstaff.ca/

TRS Contract Consulting Group
http://www.trscontract.com/

Western Canada’s Careers/Recruitment Web Site
http://www.tmp.com/

Yellow Pages List of Recruitment Agencies

Corporate Job Sites
Air Canada
http://www.aircanada.ca/about-us/employment/

Alcatel
http://www.alcatel.com/

Aquent
http://www.aquent.com/

AT&T Canada Careers
http://www.attcanada.com/careers/

BrassRing
http://www.brassring.com/

Canadian Tire
http://www2.canadiantire.ca/
CTCwebsite/welcome.html

CIBC
http://www.cibc.com/ca/inside-cibc/careers.html

Edward Jones
http://www.jonesopportunity.com/ca/

Ericsson
http://www.ericsson.com/careers/

FedEx
http://www.fedex.com/ca_english/
about/employment.html

Fluor Canada Ltd.
http://www.fluorcanada.ca/career_ops/career_ops.htm

Future Shop
http://www.futureshop.ca/companyinfo/careers/en/default.asp

Hewlett Packard
http://www.jobs.hp.com/

Home Depot
http://www.homedepot.ca/escalate/store/DisplayVisitor?pls=hd_canada_gift&page=content/static_Careers&loginPage=content/static_Careers

Hummingbird
http://www.hummingbird.com/jobs/

IBM
http://www.can.ibm.com/hr/

Indigo Inc.
http://chapters.indigo.ca/article.asp?artcode=careers

Loewen Windows
http://www.loewen.com/
 

Manulife
http://www.manulife.com/corporate/corporate2.nsf/Public/FrameSetCareersApplyNow.html

MedaGroup
http://www.medagroup.com/

Microsoft Canada
http://www.microsoft.com/canada/employment/

Motorola
http://www.motorola.ca/asp/english/excitingcareers/

Nortel
http://www.nortelnetworks.com/employment/

Oracle
http://www.oracle.com/ca-en/employment/

President’s Choice Financial
http://www.banking.pcfinancial.ca/en_ca/templates/about_us/we_are_hiring.jsp?referid=sideNav

Price Waterhouse Coopers
http://www.pricewaterhousecoopers.com/ca/eng/careers/main/index.html

Rona
http://www.careers.rona.ca

Royal Bank
http://www.rbc.com/uniquecareers/

Sears Canada
http://www.sears.ca/e/careers/index.htm

Staples
http://www.greatcareersatstaples.ca/default1.asp

Sun Life
http://www.sunlife.ca/canada/cda/level1_page_career_v2/0,2329,1-8,00.html

TD Bank
http://www.td.com/hr/index.jsp

Tim Hortons
http://www.timhortons.com/en/join/corporate.html

WestJet
http://c3dsp.westjet.com/guest/jobs/index.jsp;jsessionid=C1DDDhpk7aqpV0VG5UHCD7g355Q1CCcavAos4xVFH0Sc1t81Pw2M!1496531260

Yahoo! Canada
http://ca.yahoo.com/docs/info/jobs.html

Careerowlresources.ca

http://www.careerowlresources.ca/

Cost of Living Reports
http://www.relocatecanada.com/crseri.html

 

Jobs in Canada
http://www.jooble.ca

Ressourceschouettecarriere.ca
http://ressourceschouettecarriere.ca/

For other resources and workshops aimed at   career reinvention, jobs and  business,  contact  Reinvention consultancy  here

How to manage money when you are self employed Immigrant

Starting your own business can be costly, but so can mistakes when it comes to money and tax. Avoid the pitfalls by following this advice.

As yourself,  can I afford to set up a business?

You need to make sure that you calculate how much it is going to cost to start up and run your business to ensure that you have accurate figures in your business plan, especially if you’re applying for investment from third parties.

All costs need to be recorded for reporting to Canada Revenue ( even if you are a limited company or a certain type of partnership).

Here is a guide to costs you may incur when setting up your business:

Business planning,  Registrations, Permit and Licences
 Insurance ,  set up and location, employee, payroll and taxes

For more please check this link:
Information on planning, starting and growing your own business

Canada Revenue recommends that you keep the following records, which will help you to fill out your tax return:

cashbooks;
invoices and receipts;
electronic sales records or till rolls;
mileage records;
bank statements;
P60s (if you are also employed);
payroll records (if you have employees);
rent books;
hire purchase records;
an inventory of stock on hand;
a record of money taken out of the business for personal use.
So what do I need to know now that I have to pay self-employment taxes every year?

Each year, depending on the number of people I provide my services to, I need to collect  finantial statements at the end of the year to file my taxes.  Learn about Federal and provincial taxes of the contracting world and in order to avoid an audit, you need to make sure  you report exactly what is on that form.

Now that you started the year as a contractor, you should probably pay quarterly taxes rather than wait until the end of the year. If you think it’s a good idea simply to pay a year’s worth of payroll, federal and provincial income taxes once a year, think again. The CR will levy a

severe underpayment penalty for holding on to its money the entire year. Payments are to be made April 15th, July 15th, October 15th and January 15th (The January payment will be in the following fiscal year).

Owning my own business,  you will be keeping your eyes and ears open for every possible deduction to minimize the new taxes that you now need to pay. Previously, the standard deduction was all that I needed but those days are well behind me.
Somehow, you need to realize that every check you receive for you work is not 100%  yours to keep. A good chunk of that belongs to the government, so in order not to spend everything I make, I’ve decided to set aside an online savings account specifically for payment of  CR taxes. Four times a year,  you will take money out of that account to pay my estimated taxes the other days of the year, that account does not exist!   Self-Employment taxes can certainly be a drag if you’re just getting started in a new business and have never heard of them before.

But when you’re 65 and reaping the benefits of social security (reaping may be exaggerated and that’s assuming there’s anything left that far in the future) you won’t be as upset that the CR made you pay it.

Business Immigration Ontario

Ontario is one of North America’s most dynamic places to do business. Entrepreneurs benefit from our strategic location, low taxes, competitive operating costs and a multicultural workforce that is well educated, highly skilled and productive.

If you are an entrepreneur ready to invest in and actively manage a business in the province, you may be eligible for the ON Provincial Nominee Program’s (PNP) Business Immigration stream. This stream accelerates the permanent residence application process for individuals who can establish themselves in ON. and develop a business that will provide significant economic benefits to the province. To qualify, you must meet specific personal net worth thresholds, make a minimum investment in an eligible business, be actively involved in the daily management of the business, and create one or more new jobs for Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Please note that meeting the minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee approval.

The Business Immigration application process has two phases:
In phase one, you sign a performance agreement and are initially supported for a two-year work permit.
In phase two, you arrive in ON. on the work permit, establish and actively manage your business, and complete the investment and job-creation requirements.
Applicants are nominated by the ON PNP for Permanent Residence in Canada only when they satisfy the terms of their performance agreement.

You can apply to the PNP as a business immigrant in one of three categories as described below. Each category has specific requirements.

The Entrepreneur category is the best choice if:
You would like to start or purchase and expand a business anywhere in ON.
You have a personal net worth of at least $800,000.
You intend to invest at least $400,000 in (and acquire at least one-third equity ownership of) the business.
You can commit to creating at least three new jobs for Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
You would like to propose one key staff member on your application.
The Regional Entrepreneur category is the best choice if:
You would like to start or purchase and expand a business outside of the Vancouver and Abbotsford metropolitan areas.
You have a personal net worth of at least $400,000.
You intend to invest at least $200,000 in (and acquire at least one-third equity ownership of) the business.
You can commit to creating at least one new job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
The Strategic Projects category is the best choice if:
Your company is interested in setting up a ON-based operation (such as a branch office or subsidiary) anywhere in the province.
Your company intends to make an equity investment of at least $500,000 in the business.
You would like to propose up to five key staff members on the application and you can commit to create at least three new jobs for each key staff member.
The Regional Business Succession Option is a good choice if you intend to purchase and manage an existing ON. business. This option applies to all business immigration categories where the business is located outside of the GTA Toronto and out of the metropolitan areas. This category offers priority processing and includes reduced job creation requirements.

Farming Businesses Only
Applications proposing agricultural activities must include a feasibility assessment of the proposed business prepared by a consultant from the List of Eligible Consultants approved by the Ministry of Agriculture under its ON Farm Business Advisory Services Program.

Read more about the criteria required to apply under these categories.

You may wish to explore other options for immigrating to Canada. Visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website to read about federal business immigration options.

Applying for a Job in Canada

Applying for a Job

  • How do I apply for a job?
  • What kind of CV do I need?
  • What will the interview process be like?
  • Will my qualifications be recognised?
  • Do I still need to pay Canada tax and National Insurance?
  • What are the next steps?
  • Our Services
How do I apply for a job?
You can begin the application process from your home country but you will probably need to be in Canada for the interview stage unless a company offers you a telephone interview.
Typical methods of application include online application forms and CVs with covering letters.
What kind of CV do I need?

CVs in Canada are similar to those used in the UK (see applications, CVs and interviews for ideas ), but you will not need to include your marital status in your personal details. Check our Resume & Writing services

 

What will the interview process be like?
The interview process is usually comparable to UK recruiters’ procedures. Small companies use a single interview, while larger multinational companies may employ a variety of methods from interviews to psychometric tests or assessment centres. Check this blog often or Register in Hineni Member Site  for more information on interview techniques in Canada.
Will my qualifications be recognised?
Employers should recognise qualifications equivalent to the post-16 Baccalaureat, college or university degrees. They may ask to see evidence of these qualifications and so you may need to have your degree certificate and transcripts translated into English or French and certified.
If you wish to compare your professional, vocational or technical qualifications wit Canadian qualifications, consult WES. To compare your academic qualifications, contact Canadian Academic Centre for international credentialsor contract our office for a small fee to help you to go through the process.
This Blog also gives information on how to make your skills and qualifications easily understood in Canada.
Do I still need to pay Canada tax and National Insurance?
Foreign nationals living and working in Canada pay taxes to the Canadian government and can probably  receive credit with the their government for income tax on return to the UK, USA or so. If you are planning to live and work in Canada, check your local tax and National Insurance position with the correspondence Revenue & Customs to ensure that you are not losing any of your local pension rights.
What are the next steps?
Find out more about work experience in Canada. Check whether you need a visa. Look for jobs using these vacancy sources.
Our Services
We are a well-known and established job reporting service. Through investigating and consolidating contract positions leads from every possible online and printed source—including various Contract  job boards and employer websites, we uncover thousands of new Contract employment opportunities each day.

If you are interested in Canada to live , employment , study or for business , we  publish content that help  foreign workers to find work within Canadian companies that are looking for internationally trained professionals.

Please sign up for the low subscription fee of $49.95 yearly.  This fee will give you access to our job reporting or Mayor Canadian Employers directory. Please note that you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours or less with your user name and password. This is to ensure that the website stays exclusively for international trained professionals and Canadian companies. Also remember that 10% of your subscription fee will go into Bet Haderech Congregation.

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Your personal information is not released to anyone. Please contac us with any questions you may have. If you wish you may email your resume (curriculum vitae) and cover letter for revision and consideration.  For  subscriptions to job resources click  HERE

Where Are jobs available in Canada?

There are many ways to look for a job in the Canada, we have listed the most relevant below.

Finding a job

Internet: Over the last decade the online job market has exploded into the mainstream and in the  Canada it is now the most popular way to apply for work, especially among younger people and graduates. Online recruitment websites allow you to search according to your criteria, such as sector, salary and region. You can also post your CV on websites so that companies looking for specific skills can find you.

Newspapers & Magazines: Broadsheets such as Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Toronto Sun, etc all have job offers, mainly for executives and professionals, as well as sections dedicated to specific professions, i.e. teaching, computers, media. In Ontario, check out the Toronto Sun (mainly for business and secretarial positions), Metro and  www.poss.ca  for lower level jobs.

Recruitment agencies: Most agencies specialize in a particular field such as computers, nursing, secretarial work, accounting, catering, construction, and so on. There are also “Head hunting” agencies which are hired by big companies to recruit executives, managers or professionals. Others deal solely with temporary staff (temps), and can find you work in an office or as a babysitter, cook, gardener, security guard or any other type of job. To find an agency you can either look in the “employment agencies” section of the yellow pages or go to xxxx  for a list of agencies and their specialist fields.

Career fairs: A good place to get started is to visit a career fair. Fairs usually have a range of employers and concentrate on a specific sector. Usually you apply by sending in your CV and employers decide who they want to meet in advance. As well as getting general information on employment perspectives in different companies, it is often possible to arrange interviews.

Speculative applications: If a specific company is of interest you can send a speculative application. Applications are retained and checked against positions as they become available in some companies.

Chambers of Commerce: Contact the local chamber of commerce of your home country in the  Canada, as they are often asked for candidates and sometimes have a database of open job positions. Often a chamber of commerce will have a list of companies from your home country doing business in the  Canada, which can make good targets for speculative applications.

Jobcentres: They can be found in every town and focus mainly in jobs for the non-professional. They usually have databases of local, national and European vacancies and know about local employers and their needs. Their advisers can help you with all aspects of finding work. They normally have newspapers, books, leaflets and Internet access to support you in your job search

Networking: Sometimes getting a job is about knowing the right people or being in the right place at the right time. You could join an expats club or attend social gatherings where you think you could meet people that are well connected. Just mingle as much as you can and make sure you let everybody know you are looking for employment.

 

For up-to-date tips on CVs, job applications and interviews, visit our link on foreign national employment, You may also find useful information on your  Canada job search on our link  for  foreign national recruiters and international HR professionals profiles.

How to Get job in while out of canada Part II

Let’s say that you just arrived in Canada. Most people come to  Canada without knowing where to search for work.
In this short article I’ll provide few tips from my own client’s experience, even though he lives in  Canada only for 8 months, he consider himself  as a “professional Job seeker”.

There’s few things that you should have with you most of the time:

  • – Passport – They will ask you for it when you will try to open a Bank account and at any recruitment agency, and when you will want to rent a room/ apartment,
  • – Driving License – If you have one, maybe you don’t realize, but if you come from any US or any country that is a member of European Union your driving license is valid in  Canada, and for about $$+ you can exchange your driving license to a  Canada one – really useful in getting a job,
  • Social Insurance or SIN Card – When you first arrive to  Canada you won’t have Canadian SIN, but once you get it, memorize or carry the card with you at all times,
  • RESUME or  CV – Essential for getting a better job then manual one, and in some agencies they will ask for a CV whether you look for an office work or for a manual one. Get one great services here

Recruitment Agencies and such

Not many people realize that  Canada is a great place to find a job! It really is. You have not only Recruitment Agencies, but also government-sponsored companies that will help you with your CV (I’ll provide a good CV example in other article), with confidence during an interview, and that will advice you where to look for a job suitable for you.

Unemployment in  Canada exist only because of  some English teenagers who are too lazy to work and rather have two kids and live with parents and claim welfare or social assistance  then study or get a better job. I see it every day, 15 year old girls with a child or two and a young dude who isn’t even sure if it’s his kid. (Sorry for off topic)

As soon as you get to the place in  Canada where you would like to live sign up in every recruitment agency and remember that keeping good relationships with people who work there is essential for getting a job, because only from those people it depends whether they get you a job or no.

Call them often!

When you work for a Temp Agency, then sometimes they will have nothing for you, that’s why it’s best to sign up to few of them. But when you are without a job call them, once a day, just asking if there is ANYTHING you could do, they won’t mind, they are used to it, so you better get used to it too.

Of course, there are downsides of getting a job through Recruitment Agency. An agency earns money each hour that you work. They “sell” your work to a company that they cooperate with, so that company, pays let’s say 11$ per hour of your work, but you get only 9$, the  2$left goes to recruitment agency. It’s a good place to find first job, just to make some money for living, so you don’t die of hunger, but in a bigger perspective it’s best to find a job through Job Centre or Friday-Ad or any newspaper that posts job offers.

Keep improving!

In your town, even if it’s small, there has to be a library, there usually you will be able to find out about free courses. Maybe there’s Learn4Life, maybe something else, but there has to be something that will provide you with free improving your skills.
It’s very important to show your employer that your skills and personal development are essential for you and that you are willing to invest energy to learn new stuff.

Most people come to  Canada with some education and some skills and just stay same, get any job and generally stop improving. The key to a real success is to keep improving, learning new stuff, not to be stagnant.

More on this topic in few days when I gather more info and get used to my new job.

If you have an offer of temporary employment, you may be entitled to a Canada Temporary Work Permit. With a Work Permit, you could be in Canada in a matter of weeks to months. A work permit lets you work in Canada temporarily. Many foreign skilled workers who come to Canada on Work Permits can eventually qualify for fast-track Canadian Immigration (Permanent Residency) through one of the Provincial Nomination Programs, the Canadian Experience Class, or Arranged Employment.

 

 

Temporary Work Permits for Foreign Workers in Canada

One of the most often asked questions is how do I find a job in Canada? In fact many people ask us how they can secure a job here
in Canada before starting the immigration process so that they’ll have a job to go to as soon as they land in Canada.

Before we get into how you could go about doing that let’s turn the tables around and look at this from the perspective of the
owner of a Canadian company.

One day he gets a resume and cover letter in the mail applying for a position available at the company. The cover letter further
goes on to state that the applicant isn’t currently living in Canada but is planning to apply for immigration shortly and would
like a job offer from the company.

Now picture yourself as the owner of the company. You’re thinking great…. I’m going to offer this person a job even though I don’t know when they’re going to apply for Canadian immigration. If they actually do apply for immigration to Canada, I’m not the slightest bit sure that they’re even going to be here by the end of this year or the next, if they make it at all.

You are basically expecting a person to choose an uncertain, undecided potential worker over the hundreds of applicants he has
to choose from locally.

I’m sure you’d agree that going about looking for a job in Canada before you even immigrate is futile and a waste of time.

UNLESS….

One of the exceptions to this rule would be if you had a PhD or other invaluable experience in a very specialized field, and that
because of the extremely specialized nature of your work, local Canadian talent would be hard to come by. In cases such as these, get in touch with us and we should be able to expedite the entire immigration process for you with our legal referrals. link

So what does one do? I  tell you it’s either Action or Nothing.

Action

1. Be an Entreprenuer

2. Go for post secondary program for 2 yrs and you will have 3 yrs of work permit issue thereafter. During study you can work part time. ( Brandon University in Manitoba is the cheapest one to study)

3. Perhaps you need to get inside information of employers applying for pre-approval of hiring foreign skilled workers or
those employers applying for LMO to service Canada.Immigration consultant handling this type of employers application for pre- approval & LMO and placement companies involved thereafter hiring of foreign skilled workers( with pre-approval or LMO for employers) can get you good lead.This could be either for work permit for fix period or permanent job with AEO.ON,BC, NB, Nova scotia and Quebec itself are a tough provinces to get in, and its employers do not issue AEOs easily. However, I suggest you try and go for SK and MB. They are growing, a lot of new jobs in different fields are created there, and job offers along with PNP
certificates are issued pretty easily. Also look out for Canada recruitment fairs in Europe. You have to register in advance, they
are normally held in May-June and in November.

Follow this link, Destination Canada  Also please check http://www.manitoba.ca and http://www.immigration.gov.sk.ca
Do Nothing

Well, not absolutely nothing.

If….. as is the case with most skilled workers, you want to find a job before landing in Canada and you cannot find a job before
starting the process, then you can still act to mitigate as much risk as possible, by applying for jobs much later in the process.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do some research about the economic atmosphere in Canada, and about the industry that you
work in right now of course.

Start the immigration process first and then apply for a job when the immigration process is close to complete. We will tell you
that there should now only be 2 to 3 months or more before your permanent resident visa’s are issued and it should be at this time that you start to look for a job in Canada.

Why don’t you take your first step now by getting a Canadian style resume?

Once you’ve done that, take a look at this page, which will give you a brief overview of Ontario’s economy.

 

 

NOTE: that our partner law firm does not assist in finding job
offers, they assist with the process of obtaining a work permit
for those who already have an existing job offer.