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Working via a recruitment agency:Canada

Finding a job in the Canada

If you do not speak English or French and are not familiar with the Canadian labour market it might be difficult to find a job in Canada.  You can try by reacting to adverts in the newspaper, sending open application letters, or via friends and relatives.  However, one of the best ways to find a job in Canada is to get the service of a  brokerage company. Experts in not only the brokering of employment, but the marketing aspects that need to surround each job seeker. With Canada’s unemployment rate reaching higher and higher levels, job seekers need to take every angle in marketing themselves for potential employment.

A service research and employment brokerage company

 Almost 20% of Canadian employees have (at one time) worked via an  agency as a temp, and since many agencies can also find you permanent contracts with a company (‘werving en selectie’), even more employees find work via an agency.

 These agencies are an important part of the Canadian labour market; almost all companies use the help of an agency to find suitable staff.  Most agencies are a member of an employer’s federation (ABU or NBBU).  They ensure that, under the Collective Labour Agreement for Temporary Workers (CAO), good employee benefits are being observed. 

 Working via a Canadian recruitment agency

In Canada it is quite common to let a (specialised)  agency help you to find the perfect job.  They have the expertise concerning selection procedures, contracts, remunerations etc. and have the contacts with companies. 

We are not recruiters. We are not an executive placement firm. We are a service and brokerage company that works specifically for the job seeker to gain new employment. We expand on the marketability of each client. Simply put, we provide the missing link that websites, recruiters and placement firms cannot provide.

 Almost all companies use the help of an agency to find suitable staff.  Most agencies are member of an employer’s federation (ABU or NBBU).  These ensure that, under the Collective Labour Agreement for Temporary Workers (CAO), good employee benefits are being observed.  Recruitment agencies are free of charge to candidates registering.   

  • you can be offered a contract directly with the company
  • you can be offered a fixed-term contract (detachering)
  • you can be offered a temporary placement


Detachering can be used e.g. for projects or replacement during maternity leave or long term illness, offering security for a certain period of time. Temporary placement means you will be working on a temporary contract which means a lot of freedom for both parties. This is also often used as a trial period for companies before actually offering a contract with the company.

Working via an agency means that you have a contract with the agency, but are actually working within another company. The  agency is your formal employer and pays your salary. Because of the CAO you are ensured of good employee benefits, equal to any other contract.

Hineni Media  specialised publishing  content, connections, tips , resources, office jobs such as administration, secretarial work, health , commerce, hospitality, agricultural, finance, IT and logistics. All candidates should have an excellent knowledge of their own language plus a good command of English. Our vacancies listing range from beginners positions up to executive level. Unfortunately we cannot help foreigners who wish to work in  cleaning, low factories etc., but we might be able to provide you with addresses of other agencies that do deal in those fields.

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Relocating to Ontario, Canada – finding work in Ontario

Unemployment rates are currently low in certain professions in certain financial Canadian hubs but finding work in Canada may still prove difficult. There are jobs available throughout Calgary, Alberta and Ontario but there is also a very competitive labour market and you should bear this in mind before buying for instance Ontario property. It is advisable to secure employment before relocating in Ontario if possible.

Finding work in Ontario after buying Ontario  property

If you are relocating to Ontario with the intention of finding employment you should be aware that working hours tend to be longer and holidays shorter than in other places. However, if you plan on buying Ontario property there are generous tax allowances and advantages for your mortgage available if you are successful in finding work in Ontario.

Your biggest barrier to finding work in Ontario may be the strictly managed system of immigration of in Canada. Visas are granted for those setting up a business in Ontario more or less automatically.

Work available for those relocating to Ontario

The economy of Ontario is very much a service-based economy right now and relies heavily on tourism Niagara Falls and the resultant boom in Ontario property. There is not a great deal of manufacturing jobs available and those relocating to Ontario may be surprised by how manyCanadians are self-employed. Retail, IT, construction and healthcare jobs are the most commonly available posts to those hopeful of finding work in Ontario.

Because such a high proportion of the population of Ontario is retired, the economy tends to be focused towards their needs and outwith the service sector there are few opportunities. You are certainly better off finding a job before relocating to Ontario and buying  Ontario property.

Ways of finding work in Ontario

Local newspapers and websites not always offer you the best chance of finding work in Ontario. Before deciding on relocating to Ontario you should get online and see for yourself what jobs are out there. There is a multitude of websites dedicated to advertising vacancies in Ontario and more and more companies are advertising opportunities on their own Internet pages.

The easiest way of finding work in Ontario is to be proactive. You can subscribe to the Database of Canadian Employers for International Professional to find out the opportunities, names of companies and check out to their websites for ongoing diferent vacancies. If not, write or email them.

Unemployed after relocating to Ontario

If you were successful in finding work in Ontario with a Canadian employer then you will most likely be require to start making payments to the Canadian social security system. This may entitle you to unemployment insurance if you become unemployed after buying Ontario property and moving to this great ever growing economical province. You will not be able to claim local benefits immediately after relocating to Ontario.