Canada job visas
If your goal is to obtain a job offer with employment based sponsorship, followed by permanent residency with a reputable company in your interested field, then here are some career planning strategies that may help: Sponsorship takes time and paperwork. Each year Canada grants certain amount of work visas.
According Canadian immigration law, international students with unexpired visas are eligible to work sometimes up to three yeasr 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 the Canada and to live here. Employers must sponsor international students to obtain work visa, which allows students to work in Canada for one to six months, or up to 3 additional years and then they can apply for residence if they want to and qualified for.
International students planning to work fulltime after graduation in Canada need to begin the job search process 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. International students have some disadvantages when entering the job market.
Language 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 course. Take advantage of a mock interview offered by Hineni Media to develop effective interview and communication skills. Verbal and
written English skills are essential to securing employment. • Consider acquiring a major/specialization in demand that will increase chances of employment. According to Canada Immigration, work based petitions were approved in the following areas: Such fields include Systems Analysis and Programming (47.4%), Electrical/Electronics Engineering (5.4%), Health, Business, College (7,%) ,University Education (4.1%), Trades and Accountants and Related Occupations (3.7%). • Network at job fairs, conferences and recruiting events. Talk with a career counselor, faculty and friends. Develop networks and resources through local communities, clubs, and classmates, business owners from your home country, your consulate, embassy, social organizations, advocacy groups, and professors from the same home country.
Subscribe to a job listing services, 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 a Canadian affiliate of that organization. Get Canadian organizations desiring language skills, diversity, and knowledge of overseas economies.
Networking is a great way to develop social skills. Learn customary professional business and dining etiquette skills. Attend the Professional Etiquette Dinner hosted by Hineni Media offline or online. • Check out other resources such as recruiting events, career fairs and employer information sessions held throughout the year. • 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 applied or interviewed, interned or are working full-time. Consider an international internship services. See the Study Abroad Coordinator in the Office of International Studies and Programs of your local university. Meet with your departmental internship coordinator for opportunities. Seek out companies that have a history of Canadian work based visa sponsorship. Approximately 50% of interns receive a job offer from the sponsoring Canadian company after they complete an internship. • Subscriber based agencies provide permanent employment opportunities or staffing services offer temporary or contract placement as an option. • Discussions with your Canadian company about work-visa sponsorship should come later when the employer brings it up or when the applicant is offered employment.
Subscribe to a job listing services and you will uncover those Canadian 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. 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 Work visa, followed by permanent residency with a reputable company in your interested field!
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