Job Hunting & Working in Canada

 Job Hunting & Working in Canada

Finding work in Canada has two basic requirements – good English and Canadian work experience.  But the good thing about these strict requirements is that Canada government is there to help once you meet the guidelines.  There is lots of free English courses for those who wish to improve their English.  And its community agencies are just a call away should you need assistance in looking for a job.

And the best part of working in any Canadian Province?  The government and the society itself are your best buddies in job hunting! You need to network.
 

You will heard many times about The “Hidden Job Market”

Most job openings are not advertised by Canadian companies.  To find opportunities, you must “network” and market yourself.  Talk to the people you know, or to the people they know, to discover current job openings.  Then contact the employers directly, and convince them that you are the one they are looking for. 

In case you are still building your social network, Provincial Business & Firms Directory will be a very good friend.  It lists all businesses in Canada wide, and includes pertinent information about the companies including their contact information.

Job Fairs

Some companies in Canada hold job fairs where they invite jobseekers for a chance to be part of their circle.  www.thenationaljobfair.com/visitors  has an online calendar that lists job fairs and other career-related events.

Volunteering

All community organizations  in Canada – from social to religious to educational and medical organizations – welcome volunteers.  For the job hunter, it is a chance to widen your social network, practice your English or French, and obtain that Canadian working experience.  And the reward of helping the community – Canadian employers recognize volunteering as a work!

Recruiters

Some companies – particularly those with Information Technology (IT), office or accounting needs – hire outsourcing agencies to find employees.  These agencies in turn look for the people who can meet the qualifications set by employers.  www.thetorontoemploymentdirectory.com directory lists the staffing employees you could contact in Ontario for instance.  Just have your profile added to their database, and you may expect job opportunities knocking at your door.

Headhunters

If you are still preoccupied and do not have time to look for a job yet, you can contact the ‘headhunters’.  These private companies can be hired and they will be the ones to find you a job.
There are still a lot of ways to find a job and work in Canada.  The local government of each province is still finding ways to help its newcomers land on their dream jobs.

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