Archive for January, 2010

Canadian companies that hired international profesionals and students

Finding a job as international profesional  takes hard work.  It’s a good idea to prepare for your job search before you leave for Canada. Getting ready for interviews, improving your English or French language skills, and getting in touch with a possible mentor   all may help in finding a job.
 Here are few tips:
First. Strong employment prospects for you as an international profesional and international student may be with organizations that have an international focus, such as the World Trade Organization, World Health Organization,World Bank or African Development Fund. Likewise, you may have more success with Canadian companies that have an international presence. Your international experience, language andcultural fluency make you very attractive to these organizations. In addition, if your Canadian work  authorization is delayed, you may be able to continue to work at one of their branches outside of  Canada. (ie: in your home country). Hineni Media Subscription site includes several  resources that name  Canadian companies with divisions throughout the world. Here you will find  a few:
Secondly, as an international profesional or international student you may find the job search process less difficult if you study technical subjects. High tech firms in Canada are desperate to hire skilled workers, particularly inthe areas of Systems Analysis and Programming, Engineering and Accounting. If you are not majoringin one of these areas, at least consider developing computer skills (programming, word processingand spreadsheet design, web development), quantitative skills (accounting, statistics and economics) and/or scientificskills (lab research) through elective classes, independent studies or extracurricular activities tomake yourself more marketable.
Here is a partial list of companies that hired international students who graduated from Canadian programs:❖ Scotia Bank ❖ Ernst and Young❖ Xerox❖ 3M Canada Company❖ MTV World❖ Thrifty Foods❖IBM Canada❖ Meyers Norris Penny Canada❖University Health Work❖ Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro❖ Peterbourogh Regional Health❖ Nestle Canada
 Canada Employment System
The first step in designing an effective job search strategy which will lead to employment in Canada is to clearly understand the setting in which you are operating. As a international professional or international  student, you  may not have had much experience job-hunting in your home country. Even if you have, you arelikely to find job-hunting in Canada is a different process. The differences are culturally based and, therefore, you may have to work very hard at overcomingthe natural inclination to conduct yourself as you would if you were looking for a job in your homecountry. Different cultures have different sensibilities. Be aware of the setting in which you areinterviewing.  Hineni Media blogs about it and  offers services  to assist you in your  Canada job search process.   Take  time to read some of this material before you begin your search.

Hineni Media Online Database of Canadian Employers

This database identifies those Online Database of Canadian Employers who have filed for work permit visas in the past,  employers who have recently filed the appropriate paperwork to sponsor an international student or foreign worker for visa or who have at least started the process by filing for the HRSDC. If you find an employer you are interested in, you can then contact them to send your resume. 

This is a starting point for you to determine which employers may be willing to sponsor your visa. There is no guarantee that this job will be available, or that this employer will sponsor you. Please tell your friends about this valuable resource. 

  • Identify the names and contact information for hiring managers with companies that have a history of sponsoring employees on employment visa.
  • You will know the employers willing to get you a work permit
  • You will know the companies willing to sponsor you
  • You will gain Canadian experience
  • You will find temporary or seasonal work sources
  • You will find leisure/vacation work sources
  • Use Online Database of Canadian Employers for International Professionals and quickly find the perfect sponsoring company.
Settlement Resources: Online Access to comprehensive information and resources for moving to, working and settling in Canada.

Canada: Immigration Through Employment

Canada: Immigration Through Employment


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 CIC’  ‘s paths to lawful Canadian permanent residency.
•Second, most employment categories require that a Canadian employer Submit an application (PDF 285 KB) – HTML Version for a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) to the Service Canada Centre responsible for processing applications for the applicant, and submit it to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)/Service Canada. HRSDC must either grant or deny the certification request.  Under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), there are special cases when you do not need an HRSDC/Service Canada Labour Market Opinion to hire a foreign worker, and/or the foreign worker may not need a Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) work permit.
 •Third, CIC Canada must approve an immigrant visa petition, ( Employment authorization; (Work permit) or Permanent Immigration to Canada),  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 aproved HRSDC LMO  is needed the application can only be filed after being LMO 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, CIC Canada 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. You can check the status of a visa number at
•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. You may wish to read about application procedures on becoming a permanent resident while in Canada. If the applicant is outside 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.
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Canada Employment Outlook 2010: Top Fields for Foreign Trained Job Hunters

I am posting this Manpower Report here as it might be of interest to jobseekers and career practitioners.

Manpower survey of more than 1,900 employers in Canada reveals subdued Canadian labour market in Q1 2010. Full report  CLICK HERE

Canadian employers forecast subdued labor market in Q1 2010. 15% of employers expect to increase headcount, 13% anticipate a decrease and 70% predict no change.

Top fields for Foreign Trained Job Hunters:

Health Care
Corporate Finance and Accounting

Rermember that finding a job is based on who you know. “Opportunities happen when you meet and contact people.”

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We also offer relocation services for Canada and providing employment and immigration solutions for individuals relocating or seeking jobs in Canada .

Tips on Finding a Job in Canada

 To be successful in Canada, you must have the job-search tools and the know-how to compete head-to-head successfully with an Canadian applicant.

If you plan to go to Canada  as a temporary-worker, you must prove to Canadian immigration that you are not replacing the talents of an Canadian worker and that no other Canadian worker could do what you do or wants to do what you do. The most critical element of your Canada job search is knowing which industries you are most likely to be hired.

However, as technology developes the Canadian workplace, some of the traditional good jobs’ that overseas workers were previously able to secure in Canada are in less and less demand.

According to the service Canada website, jobs sectors such as farmers, garment sewing machine operators, private household cleaners, typists and word processors, bookkeepers, accountants, audit clerks and bank tellers have already been in decline, and will continue to stagnate to the point of offering limited job opportunities in the years to come.

These employment positions have deteriorated as world industries harmonize their labor force needs and rely on the computer or outsourcing to do the work once accomplished in  Canada. Needless to say, you probably shouldn’t look to Canada for this kind of work. Instead, do your homework and open an atlas.

The key to getting to Canada faster is by finding employers that truly need you. You should determine which Canadian Provinces are in desperate need of your type of experience. Do some research on hot or in-demand jobs, and which fields are in rapid expansion mode and cannot get enough people to feed the demand for talent.

 Look for employment trends province-by-province through the Internet or here .  If you would like more information about current Canada job news and more effective insider tips for landing a job in Canada, please visit

Marisol Diaz  is an established author and international career consultant. She is also the founder and president of , publisher of international employment self-help manuals. She can be reached at or Tel: 1-647.448.2052

Visa de Trabajo y Vacaciones – Canada

Acérquese y explore las distintas posibilidades que Canadá le ofrece: viajes extraordinarios, oportunidades de estudio, un clima dinámico de negocios, y una cálida bienvenida para inmigrantes, así como una biblioteca especializada en estudios canadienses.

Emigrar a Canadá – conozca más acerca del proceso de inmigración

Estudiar en Canadá – descubra las posibilidades que Canadá ofrece a estudiantes de todos los niveles

Trabajar en Canadá – cómo tramitar un permiso para trabajar en Canadá

Visitar Canadá – conozca Canadá con sus propios ojos

Solicitud para un documento de viaje – residentes permanentes de regreso

Cuotas – cuánto cuestan los trámites de visas y permisos

Hacer negocios con Canadá – información para empresarios y gente de negocios
Quiere trabajar o  conseguir empleo en Canada ? Aqui le ponemos los pasos generales que se toman en la mayoria de las provincias para obtener el permiso
de trabajo o ( work permit)

Los pasos para conseguir un permiso de trabajo son:

1)    Conseguir un empleador que lo quiera contratar

2)    El empleador debe tener o debe conseguir un Labour Market Opinion (LMO):

a.    El LMO es un permiso que el empleador le pide al gobierno para poder contratar a un foráneo.
b.    El empleador o patron puede pedir un formato LMO en la siguiente página web:
c.    El LMO estipula el tipo de empleo, pago, horas y beneficios que el trabajador va a tener. d.    El LMO debe incluir su nombre: Si la empresa ya tiene LMO, entonces hay que añadir su nombre. Si no tiene LMO, la empresa pide uno nombrándolo a usted. Toda la información para obtener un LMO esta en esta página:
e.    Hay LMOs que salen en 2 o 5 días, apresurando así el proceso. Estos se llaman “expedited LMO” y es solo para un cierto número de ocupaciones. La aplicación que debe llenar el empleadores para este tipo de LMO esta en la siguiente página (también incluye una lista de ocupaciones): 

3)    Puede que requiera un examen médico. Este examen solo lo puede hacer un doctor autorizado por Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Para una lista de estos doctores en su país o en Canadá vaya a la siguiente página:

4)    Va a requerir un pasado de antecedentes no penales de su país y de cualquier otro país en donde haya vivido por más de seis meses después de haber cumplido los 18 años de edad. Para instrucciones vaya a:

5)    El empleador debe darle una copia del LMO (este puede tardar entre 5 días y 2 meses en salir, y todo depende de la ocupación para la que va a trabajar)

6)    Con copia del LMO, un contrato firmado (el contrato debe de prometer las mismas condiciones que las del LMO), carta de oferta de trabajo, antecedentes no penales, pruebas de que cumple los requisitos del trabajo (esto puede incluir certificados de graduación de la preparatoria/bachillerato, y cartas de recomendación de antiguos empleadores) debe pedir el permiso de trabajo DESDE FUERA DE CANADA.

a.    Si es visitante/turista en Canadá tiene que salir del país.
b.    Si proviene de un país que requiera visa para entrar a Canadá (Colombia, Chile, Perú, Ecuador, Guatemala, etc.) debe hacer la aplicación en la embajada de Canadá en su país.
c.    Si proviene de un país que no requiera visa para entrar a Canadá (México, España), puede pedir el permiso al entrar a Canadá (aeropuerto, puerto marítimo, o frontera con E.U). Pero primero debe salir del país y luego al entrar pedir el permiso


♦    Puede obtener empleo por medio de una agencia mediadora o reclutadora, pero tenga mucho cuidado con quien trata
♦    No le pueden cobrar por conseguirle el empleo o el permiso sino por informacion o consulta.  Las agencias que le cobren por conseguirle el permiso lo están haciendo ilegalmente y solo se presta para problemas en el futuro: ¡no se arriesgue!
♦    El contrato que firme con esta agencia no puede prohibirle renunciar antes del término de su permiso. Si en el contrato existe una cláusula prohibiéndole la renuncia a menos de que pague una suma de dinero, ese contrato es ilegal. 
♦    No le crea a ninguna agencia o empleador que le garantice la residencia permanente (nada es 100% seguro).
♦    No firme ningún contrato en español que no sea idéntico al de ingles (asegúrese de que tengan el mismo número de cláusulas, y pida la opinión de otra persona bilingüe)
♦    Siempre pida copia del LMO (Labour Market Opinion)
♦    Ninguna agencia de colocación o empleador lo puede deportar. Si tratan de hacerlo eso es equivalente a un secuestro y puede denunciarlos ante la policía.

Aun con todos los papeles en orden, el oficial de inmigración a la entrada del país le puede deportar.

Aprenda sobre los derechos del trabajador y las posibilidades de residencia permanente antes de firmar un contrato para que no se lleve sorpresas desagradables.

– Para más información sobre como obtener empleo en Canadá vaya a:
 NO se atiende a los visitantes, turistas o solicitantes de refugio. Solo a los trabajadores con permiso de trabajo y a sus familias.

Para consultarnos sin ningún costo sobre este y otros articulos contacte a:

Marisol Diaz @  647.448.2052

Las  guías y subscripcion   con listados de empleo/trabajo  en formato Adobe Acrobat PDF o bajo subscripcion son actualizadas si es necesario antes de enviarla de manera que la información siempre es la más reciente.  Es decir, si hay algun cambio a los reglamentos de inmigración o alguna noticia relevante al tema lo incluiremos en su  guía.

Manitoba welcome host for guest workers in Canada

Programa de migracion provincial a Canada, algo a considerar

En dias pasados, por coincidencia, se publico un articulo del Toronto Sun, uno de los periodicos de mayor circulacion en todo Canada, que habla de como el programa provincial de migracion a Canada, funciona para quienes no estan dentro de la lista de profesiones de gran demanda (low skilled workers), y que a su vez, con el apoyo de empresas privadas, los aplicantes obtienen la visa de trabajo, un contrato temporal, y luego de unos meses, la residencia legal, pudiendo optar tambien por la ciudadania. Lo interesante es la opcion viable para personas poco opcionadas al programa federal (nacional), junto con la reduccion de tiempo de proceso. Lo que mas me llamo la atencion, aparte del articulo en si, son los comentarios dejados por “Canadienses”, con comentarios no tan agradables … juzguen ustedes mismo.

Pueden ver el articulo original en:–part-3-manitoba-welcome-host-for-guest-workers-in-canada