Archive for February, 2010

Securing employment and obtaining a work permit in Canada

Get into a  Canadian Study-work Program  ! there is not a better and shorter  way for you to secure employment an obtaining work permit in Canada.

We publish a section with  advice on finding Summer internships, internship programs, Provincial internships, as well as samples of what an internship report can look like and a list of institutions with great work-study options:

University of WaterlooWaterloo, Ontario
The largest co-op program in the world. It has over 11,000 students enrolled in co-op and more than 3,000 employers. Their famous engineering program is co-op only (no regular stream of study). Their 5-year co-op program included up to 2 years of work experience.

Bill Gates has said: “There are many years where Waterloo is the university we hired the most people from of any university in the world, and Waterloo has always been in the top five every year.”

Wilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterloo, Ontario
Laurier has a top co-op business program. The program is very competitive – only one third of students who start in first year enroll. It offers 3 four-month work terms.

Carleton UniversityOttawa, Ontario
Their co-op program has work placements of 4, 8, 12, or 16 months in duration. Students typically require an additional year of study to complete the co-op work terms and fulfill the academic requisites of their specific program.

University of British ColumbiaVancouver, British Columbia
UBC offers co-op programs in various faculties such as Arts, Commerce, Engineering, Science and Forestry. Their coop program can also be combined with other exciting UBC programs, such as the Go Global exchange.
University of AlbertaEdmonton, Alberta
While high grades help for success in their co-op program, broad work and volunteer experiences are also very valuable to potential employers. There are approximately 240-280 co-op students on work terms or actively searching for a placement each term. 

want more check here!

http://corp.canadiantire.ca/EN/Careers/Campus/Pages/Co.aspx

Aboriginal Employment Program (AEP)

The goal of the AEP is to increase representation of Aboriginal peoples at all levels in the

Department of Indian and Northern Affairs (DIAND) and foster a climate which will provide opportunities for development and while promoting retention. The AEP offers four programs: Aboriginal Maters (Graduate Recruitment) Program (AMP), Aboriginal Management Executive Development (AMED), Aboriginal University Recruitment (AUR) and Aboriginal Student Employment (ASE).

 

Accelerated Economists Training Program (AETP)

The AETP offers Master’s degree candidates in Economics, Public Administration, or a related discipline the opportunity to work alongside senior policy analysts on a number of social, economic and international policy agendas. This two-year program is comprised of four six month assignments in central agencies and participating departments, providing a diverse work experience, particularly in the area of policy analysis.

Career Edge Youth Internship Program

Career Edge is a national, not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to enhance youth

employability through 6, 9 or 12 month paid internships. The program is aimed at graduates of university, college or high school who have finished their education but who lack career-related work experience.

Environmental Youth Corps Program (EYC)

The Environmental Youth Corp (EYC) is designed to create a 6 to 12 month window-of opportunity for post-secondary graduates under the age of 30. These individuals are either unemployed or underemployed and are seeking to gain experience in either a national or international environmental project.

The Fraser Institute Internship Program

The Fraser Institute’s Internship Program offers university students and recent graduates the unique opportunity to join the Institute for training as junior policy analysts. Past projects include analysis of medical technologies available in Canada, welfare comparisons, and key environmental indicators. Intern’s research may also be published and disseminated to a wide audience.

 

 

Industry Canada’s Student Connection Program

As an Industry Canada and Youth Employment Strategy program, the Student Connection Program (SCP) was created to foster youth employment and to introduce the power of the Internet to Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises. The Student Connection Program hires and trains post-secondary students and recent graduates as Student Business Advisors (SBAs) who provide on-site customized Internet training.

 

Internship Programs within the Public Service of Canada

The Public Service of Canada continues to be the nation’s largest single employer of students enrolled in co-operative education (Co-op) and Internship programs in Canada. In partnership with participating academic institutions, the Public Service of Canada plays an important role in providing post-secondary students with the relevant and practical work experience they need to fulfil the requirements of their academic program.

 

Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR)

Youth Program

MNR Internships are up to 10 months (40 weeks) in length. The goal of the program is to

provide students with specific skills and learning opportunities to help make the transition from school to work. Learning opportunities will focus on MNR’s key business. Jobs will change from year to year to reflect the Ministry’s needs. Applicants must be full-time post-secondary students or recent (within five years) graduates of a recognized post-secondary institution and eligible to work in Canada. The amount participants are paid is based on the type of work assignment. All Intern positions pay more than Ontario’s minimum wage

 

Ontario Internship Program

(OIP)

An OIP Internship is: a 2 year full time, paid professional work assignment that offers hands-on experience via up to three job assignments of 8 months duration, an opportunity to explore your career options while building your skills and portfolio, a great way to network and gain valuable professional contacts and a promising start to a career in the Ontario Public Service.

Official-Language Monitor Program

(OLMP)

Participants work with students either on a part-time or full time basis who are studying English as a second language through complementary activities carried out under a teacher’s direction.

Participant’s role is to prepare activities focused on the linguistic and cultural characteristics of the English language in order to help students improve their language skills and increase their awareness of the culture. Part-time participants may continue their post-secondary studies and generally live in urban areas whereas full time participants live in rural areas. All participants receive a salary plus a travel, moving and commuting allowance.

 

 

PSC Management Trainee Program

The objective of the Management Trainee Program (MTP) is to recruit and develop highly qualified individuals for key positions of responsibility in the federal Public Service of Canada. The MTP provides hands-on work experience through assignments with federal departments and agencies. Upon completion of the four-year Program, graduates will be qualified for managerial positions at the intermediate level.

 

 

The Quebec-Labrador Foundation/Atlantic

Center for the Environment (QLF) Internships

The Quebec-Labrador Foundation/Atlantic Center for the Environment (QLF) offers positions to undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate-level university students from Canada and the U.S. The QLF is a dynamic nonprofit organization with a highly qualified staff and a large diversity of projects and activities. Most assignments last two to three months, and include stipends and lodging that vary according to position.

 

Science Horizons Youth Internship Program

Four federal departments deliver Science Horizons programs including: Environment Canada Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Heritage Canada which offer promising young scientists and post-secondary graduates hands-on experience under the mentorship and coaching of experienced scientists and program managers.

 

 

The Science and Technology Internship Program

This program provides an opportunity to recent graduates in science, engineering or business to gain relevant and meaningful work experience. Interns are invited to work on natural resource sciences projects of commercial potential, in cooperation with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). Interns work under the direction of experienced scientists on cutting-edge research and development projects with NRCan partners committed to bringing research to commercial application. The intern is an employee of the partner. Internships start at any time throughout the year, based on project requirements and funding available.

 

Young Canada Works (YCW) in Science and Technology

These internships include a range of challenging research and application opportunities, developed in partnership with small- and medium-sized enterprises, cultural and heritage institutions, universities and not-for-profit organizations. Internships last 4 to 12 months and application eligibility is limited to recent post-secondary graduates who are up to 30 years of age and unemployed or underemployed.

 

 

Youth Internship Canada (HRDC)

HRDC Internships provide young people with skills enhancement, work experience and entrepreneurial assistance to help them make a successful integration into the labour market.

Youth interested in participating and sponsors interested in developing a youth internship project or submitting proposals for funding are invited to contact their local Human Resources Centre of Canada.

Advertisements

Solutions for temporary or permanent unemployment

Solutions for temporary or permanent  unemployment while  in Canada

1.Faster economic growth is viewed as a means of generating more jobs.
2. Canada  need to ensure that its welfare systems do not provide disincentives to work .
3. and should provide more training and education
 to the new immigrants . This could help improve computer skills and communication. These people will become more confident and employable.

You heard it many times but  as foreign trained professional what can you do?

1. CUT OUT LUXURIES  and Prioritize expenses.

Gym memberships, subscriptions to satellite television or any other regular payments soon add up and you will need this money to live on.

2. FIND NEW SOURCES OF INCOME

Do Whatever your Good at . For you it may be fixing cars, video editing or graphical design, selling ebay, etc. For me its web content and distribution and thus technoable was born. I cant tell you what your good at, you have to figure that one out for yourself – but I’m sure you can figure out a way to make money with it.
 

3. REVAMP YOUR CV

That means Get your resume updated and out the door.
Brevity and relevance are most likely to catch the eye of busy people. Tailor your cover letters to the needs of hiring managers.

4. UPGRADE YOUR SKILLS

SEE IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY AND UPGRADE YOUR SKILLS.

It is important that you think of redundancy as an opportunity rather than a disaster or a failure on your part. It may have been the case that you did not like your job anyway but perhaps lacked the confidence to make the change you always wanted. Now that the decision has been forced upon you, you can now potentially do anything you want. Start your own business, work abroad, go back to university or start again.

5. GET OUT

Finally, staying in bed with your  pajamas doesn’t count as dealing with stress. Exercise, working on home projects, and helping others can give you the sense of accomplishment you miss from your job. Remember that free things can be fun. Network like crazby by check into meetings  that you’ve wanted to attend. In addition to reading any newspaper ” help wanted section”, check out your area’s free and cheap festivals

Get a Job in Canada – Tips For Proofreading Your Resume

When you apply for a job in Canada, mostly online from abroad and as international trained professional , because  you often send your resume as an email attachment and you never see or speak to the person on the other end of the computer your resume should be well proofread.

Unfortunately, that person on the other end of the computer has no idea who you are, other that what your resume says and the impression it creates. That is why your resume or portafolio must do the talking for you. Your resume or portafolio must show that you are qualified for the job, are more than the perfect candidate, and that you are professional. When it comes to reviewing or proofreading your resume, how can you go about doing so?

1.Print Your Resume
2.Look at Your Past Employment
3.Focus on Your Job Duties and Skills
4.Get Rid of Any Fluff

Finally, it is time to officially proofread your resume. Your goal here is to look for any spelling or grammar errors. You want to be careful if you used a free resume template online. I don’t advise, what is cheap comes expensive at the end. Yes more costly at the end.  Sometimes when these templates are pasted into Microsoft Word the spell check is disabled. That is why you want to rely on more than those little red lines that alert you to a misspelled word. For extra protection, you may want to have a friend or family member proofread your resume for you.

By carrying out these above mentioned tips, you should now have a resume that showcases your professionalism, your job skills, and the fact that you are the perfect candidate for the job. If you have not already started, now is the time to do edit your resume. You can get started with the traditional way. Use our resume critiquing services at www.hinenimedia.memberlodge.org

How feasible it is to get an employment offer, work permit, etc. to move to Canada

Jobs, especially higher paying jobs these days takes a kick ass resume with cover letter, nailing the interviews and letting them know you are the person for them, and a lot of blessing, considering there are so many college graduates out there right now. The competition for attractive fields is absolutely fierce!!

 Getting an employment offer ( in Canada)

Focused heavily on networking and referrals.  Editing and revising your resume and cover letters its essential to clearly communicate your past experiences. The  basic portfolio  I have created should serve as an additional way to express who I am, what qualities I possess, and showcase some documents I can provide as samples. Participating in mock interviews can helped you to identify weaknesses that you can focus on and prepare for before real interviews.

If you receive a job offer from a Canadian company, your visa application process will be much easier!

I strongly recommend obtaining a job offer from a Canadian company before submitting your visa application. If you can get this document, it will not only help you settle easier in Canada , but it will also increase your Pass Mark assessment.

Let me explain the way a job offer will help you increase your Pass Mark assessment:

You will receive 10 points if:

– You have a permanent job offer in Canada . However, please note that this offer has to be confirmed by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

If you are already in Canada (with a temporary work permit), and you decide to apply from within the country, you will also receive points in the following situations:

You will receive 10 points if:

– Your temporary work permit was issued after receiving a confirmation of a job offer from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada ;
– Your temporary work permit was exempted from the requirement of a issued after receipt of a confirmation of your job offer from HRSDC (due to an international agreement).

Also if it represents a relevant benefit to Canada or its competitiveness (i.e. intra-company or post-graduate work respectively).

Now how feasible it is to get a job  offer ?

You have to be not only qualified for the job but also highly skilled at competing for it.

To be successful, you must do these three things:

1. Have an interview plan. The interviewers have a plan for what questions they’ll ask you and what information they’ll need to obtain to determine if you’re qualified for the job

2. Prepare answers for the questions you’re most likely to be asked. You can analyze the job description to figure out the questions you’re most likely to encounter during your interviews

3.  Know your interviewers before you step in the room or get that phone interview. You can often get valuable information about your interviewers with just a Google ( GOOG – news – people ) name search. You particularly want to know what positions they currently hold at the company, how long they’ve been there, what other companies they’ve worked for and what schools they attended.

Work permit ( in Canada)

To work in Canada, you will first need residency – if you are lucky enough to have a written offer of employment before arriving, you can get a work permit.
You can get a residence permit without a job offer providing you fulfill certain requirements. For citizens of USA or certain EU countries, this process is made much easier, but even then you need to jump through some bureaucratic hoops. Canada immigration has more information about this.

Securing your residence permit isn’t the end of the bureaucracy, though – once you’ve got the stamp in your passport, you’ll need to head off to the Canada tax Revenue.

Apart from enabling you to experience the joys of paying one of the world’s highest taxes, Revenue Canada also works in partnership with SNN or where Canadian’s population register, so this is where to apply for your personal number (Social Number). You need this in order for your employer to be able to pay you – not to mention to be able to open a bank account, use your credit card, or do practically anything else in Canada.

Still, all this can take time, and some people need a bank account before all the paperwork is ready. One of the few banks to offer accounts to people without personal numbers is Royal York.
The CV

Depending on the job you’re applying for, it could well be worth getting your CV (or resume, if you prefer) translated into English. But even if it is in English, tailoring it to Canadian employers’ or Companies expectations is vital.

I advised that in Canadian CVs typically begin with a list of experience first (from most recent job backwards) followed by educational achievements. “Write what you can do, not what you are interested in – not that you like to walk in the woods with your family or whatever,”. “Employers want to see what you can offer them, what specialist skills you have.”
The Interview

On the subject of interview attire, Canadians generally takes a more relaxed approach than most English-speaking nations.

In Canada  suits are not usually necessary:

“It’s more important to be clean and presentable – casual is ok as long as the clothing isn’t extreme.”

Arriving clad in a suit will normally only be required in companies or departments staffed by professionals such as banks, lawyers or accountants, though if in doubt it is probably better to dress up rather than down.

I would also recommends doing some research into the company before you attend the interview, and if you have been referred through a recruitment agency check with your consultant as to whether formal office clothes are likely to be expected.

If the role requires you to speak English or French (both officials Languages of Canada), but bear in mind that the interview is likely to be conducted in English. Once you’ve said your goodbyes, a follow-up call to see when you’re likely to hear back will usually indicate enthusiasm, although it’s worth asking at the interview about timescales for feedback.
 

  Moving  to Canada (Settlement)

What does Immigration to Canada offer me?
If this is what you want to know, here are some important facts:
•Canada enjoys a high standard of living.
•Canada welcomes businesses and investment.
•Canadians have one of the highest life expectancies in the world.
•Canadians benefit from a good education system and universal health care.
•Canada is peaceful and safe, and one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
•Canada aims to accept almost 250,000 immigrants each year.

Contact us  for  Settlement and Relocation services

 

Marisol specialize in permanent, contract and contract-to-permanent employment resources for  seasonal, temporary, internships, summer jobs. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.  Marisol’s serves Ontario and metropolitan GTA markets with additional technology contracting resources nationwide. For more information on Diaz, Marisol visit  http://www.hinenimedia.memberlodge.org/

 

30 Careers with 2010 High Growth in Canada

30 careers  with High 2010 Growth in Canada

1. Registered nurses
Minimum education or training: Associate degree
2. Home health aides
Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
3. Customer service representatives
Minimum education or training: Moderate-term on-the-job training
4. Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
5. Personal and home care aides
Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
6. Retail salespersons
Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
7. Office clerks, general
Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
8. Accountants and auditors
Minimum education or training: Bachelor’s degree
9. Nursing aides, orderlies and attendants
Minimum education or training: Postsecondary vocational award
10. Postsecondary teachers
Minimum education or training: Doctoral degree
11. Construction laborers
Minimum education or training: Moderate-term on-the-job training
12. Elementary school teachers, except special education
Minimum education or training: Bachelor’s degree
13. Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer
Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
14. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
15. Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks
Minimum education or training: Moderate-term on-the-job training
16. Executive secretaries and administrative assistants
Minimum education or training: Work experience in a related occupation
17. Management analysts
Minimum education or training: Bachelor’s or higher degree, plus work experience
18. Computer applications software engineers

Minimum education or training: Bachelor’s degree
19. Receptionists and information clerks

Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
20. Carpenters
Minimum education or training: Long-term on-the-job training
21. Medical assistants
Minimum education or training: Moderate-term on-the-job training
22. First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers
Minimum education or training: Work experience in a related occupation
23. Network systems and data communications analysts

Minimum education or training: Bachelor’s degree
24. Licensed practical and vocational nurses
Minimum education or training: Postsecondary vocational award
25. Security guards
Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
26. Waiters and waitresses

Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
27. Maintenance and repair workers
Minimum education or training: Moderate-term on-the-job training
28. Physicians and surgeons
Minimum education or training: First professional degree
29. Child-care workers

Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training

30. Teacher assistants

Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2. Diaz, Marisol specialize in permanent, contract and contract-to-permanent employment resources for  seasonal, temporary, internships, summer jobs. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.  Marisol’s services Ontario and metropolitan GTA markets with additional technology contracting resources nationwide. For more information on Diaz, Marisol visit http://www.hinenimedia.memberlodge.org/

Canada permanent, contract and contract-to-permanent resources in seasonal, temporary, internships, summer jobs.

What Is A Database And Why Should You Care?

Why do I need this database?

What is the main purpose of this product?

What type of information is provided in this package?

What are the advantages of using this database for a foreign applicant?

What are the advantages of using this database If I am already inCanada?

I am a recruiting agent in Europe ,  Asia or Latin America. Can I use your database?

I am looking for a job in Vancouver. Can I find one in your database?

What types of jobs are available?

How do I purchase?

I don’t have Paypal account and I can’t use my credit card.

I paid for the database. What happens next?

How do I use the database? Do I need special software?

I have found several jobs that I would like to apply. How do I proceed?

Do you guarantee that I will get a job?

I got in contact with employer and I obtained the job. What happens next?

What expenses do I have?

Why do I need this database?

The database  is extremely useful for international job seekers willing to find an sponsorship or employment based  job in Canada. It is also necessary for applicants already located in Canada looking for  Visa Extension or Change of Status from other types of entry visas to a Canadian work permit.

What is the main purpose of this product?

This product is a result of a huge volume of work that HM’s  specialized research team has put in action. It is mainly an informational product meaning to provide necessary tools for international job seekers. By using it, you will be able to locate exactly the type of job that you are mostly interested to do. It does contain both a areas of Canadian Firms operating overseas and Foreign Firms operating in Canada.

What type of information is provided in this package?

This product provides exact information on Canadian employers that have recently hired international professionalss, or are currently hiring. Information can be sorted by: state, city, company, type of job, wage, number of positions, season/dates, etc.

What are the advantages of using this database for a foreign applicant?

If you are located outside Canada you have several options to get on the Skilled Worker program u others :

– You can enroll at a local recruiting agency in your country and pay exaggerated fees (sometimes several thousand dollars)

– You can purchase this database and find your own job. You save thousands and get the same results.

What are the advantages of using HM database If I am already in Canada?

If you are located in Canada holding any type of visa (tourist, student, religious, temp work) that is expiring soon and if you would like to stay in the country – you must take actions immediately. We strongly do not advise to overstay on your visa, otherwise you become illegal – and this fact will terminate any chances to recover your status.

You could just go and knock on the door at any employer job site. But you will find out that most Canadian  employers are not aware about legal schemes to employ internationals. They won’t be able to provide you papers if they are not acquired with the Federal  skilled worker  program or Temporary foreign worker.

Thus, by using  HM Employment  Database for Int’l professionals , you get access to information on all Canadian employers that use sponsorship. They are fully prepared to host internationals, and have experience with this program. You might be surprised how many such employers you can find in your area or province. You can just contact them directly, walk-in and be sure they know what sponsorship means.

I am a recruiting agent in  Europe, Asia or Latin America. Can I use your database?

Yes, a lot of agents worldwide would take advantage of this database in order to get access to hundreds of sponsorship jobs in Canada  and offer them to their clients. In all cases you will deal directly with employers and save thousands that you would have to pay to a Canadian intermediary.  There are employers listed in the database that are hiring more than 50 international and skilled workers for one single company. They will be glad to hear about you, your recruiting agency and a proposal for cooperation.

I am looking for a job in Vancouver. Can I find one in your database?

Definitely. Information from all  Canadian provinces is presented, including  some in the Northwest Territories.

What types of jobs are available?

Any jobs that are allowed by Federal skilled worker  program – including: cook, waiter, front desk, cleaner, construction, landscaping, agricultural, welder, carpenter, mover, lifeguard, ride operator, painter, sales clerk, cashier, driver, etc.

How do I purchase?

You go to order page  @ www.hinenimedia.com or Mail order .  At  www.hinenimedia.com it will take you to the secured Paypal site. If you have a Paypal account you can log in and pay from it. If you do not have a Paypal account you can just use your credit card.

I don’t have Paypal account and I can’t use my credit card.

You still can get the database access. Following multiple inquiries we can now accept Western Union and Money Gram. Please note that a 20USD surcharge is applied for this type of payment. Contact us for details.

I paid for the database. What happens next?

Within 48 hours from payment confirmation we will contact you by email with detailed instructions about the database. We will also provide customer support in case there are any issues with this product.

How do I use the database? Do I need special software?

The database is provided in .XLS Microsoft Excel format. You will need Microsoft Excel to open the files.  You will need to run the database and you get access to the data. Now you can sort the info by state, city, wage, type of job, etc and extract exactly what you are most interested in.

I have found several jobs that I would like to apply. How do I proceed?

In the database you have all the necessary contact information in order to reach directly the employers and let them know that you are interested in their jobs. We advise to contact more than one employer in order to receive a positive outcome. It is very important to prepare an introduction letter about yourself and a CV. This will increase the chances to get the job.

Do you guarantee that I will get a job?

Due to the nature of this product, a full guarantee can not be offered. It all depends on your communication with employers – how well is your CV written and how many employers you contact. Usually more than 94% of our customers get an sponsor based  job without putting high efforts.

I got in contact with employer and I obtained the job. What happens next?

– If you are in Canada send to employer or his lawyer your papers (i.e. copies of your Social Security Card,  immigration form,  passport, Visa status ) in order to have your status changed or get the visa extension.

– If you are out of  Canada  provide the employer with copy of your passport in order to be listed on foreign worker petition. Once petition is approved by Canada HRSD and Canada  immigration  you will have to take it with you at the Canadian  Consulate in your country. Check  for info Canadian Offices Abroad on applying for an employment based  visa.

What expenses do I have?

You will be amazed, but by using our HM’s  jobs database you do not have to expect additional expenses. You save thousands of dollars that you would pay to intermediaries and agents. In most cases Canadian  employers do not charge anything to the workers, even for papers, petition, lawyer, mail, etc. Basically you only have to spend for your visa application at the Canadian  Consulate ($130), medical insurance (if necessary) and air ticket. And you are all set, ready to spend a great season in Canada.

Marisol Diaz is a Cross Cultural specialist and blogger for Hineni Media and its job blog. She researches and writes about job search strategy, career development, hiring trends and workplace issues in Canada.  Follow her on Twitter: http://twitter.com/marisoldiaz

Vancouver summer jobs, work, careers & employment

•Vancouver’s  seafood industry is one of the largest primary industries and remains a vital element in both the economic success of the province and the social fabric of many communities. Vancouver ‘s seadfood industry  is a year-round business, but the majority of the jobs in fishing and processing are available from May through September – ideal timing for summer job seekers. Working in the seafood industry means the potential for solid, short-term earnings and gaining the experience of a lifetime. Overtime and bonuses alone sometimes add up to more than most retail jobs pay.
•Vancouver’s  tourism is a mainstay for the Canadian economy and summertime is its pinnacle. For job seekers, opportunities abound on cruise ships, lodges, hotels, rail lines and national parks.
•Summer camps are the quintessential summertime employers. With thousands of day and sleep-over camps in the province, camping and lodging are great summer employment options for young people. Many camps also hire adults with professional training, including counselors, social workers and nurses for summer jobs.
•You can find more information about summer camp jobs at the Guide to Summer Camps  or visiting the province as a simply tourist. Check out some of the malls or go downtown and just start handing out resumes because theres a lot of shops that are related to nutrition, clothes, shoes, pharma or jewelry.
•Theme parks and water parks are the perfect place to spend your summer – and not just as a paying guest. Working at a summer attraction is fun, exciting and social. Theme parks employee people in a range of different positions – from ride operators and food servers to entertainers and managers. The bigger the park, the greater the opportunity, but even local amusement parks offer great employment options.
•Outdoor jobs are also in abundance in the summer and they are a great way for hardworking, adventurous young people to earn great money. The other plus of outdoor jobs is that many provide room and board, along with their higher-than-average salaries. Options include dude ranches, national and state parks, and logging mills. Whatever kind of job you want this summer, remember that the early bird catches the proverbial worm. Don’t leave your job search to the last minute. Start now so you can have you pick of summer job opportunities.
Advertisements