New Immigrant Job Hunting: Canada
Looking for a job? Use these tips and put your best foot forward.
(1) If you can’t get a job take a Canadian Employment Skills Program (CES) or register in a career college or university with co-op program . Education can lead to Work Visa and Permanent residency too. You can gain valuable insight into Canadian workplace culture and practices, obtained a Canadian reference and networked contacts in the professional field and an Education can leading to Work Visa and Permanent residency.
Canada posses educational Excellence, High Rate of Employment and Good Income Potential with Excellent Work Environment that attracts the top students from across the globe. Outstanding academic standing and resources of the Universities in Canada , so make sure that you get the most from your experience in an Canadian education institute. We help students get study visa in Canada.
(2) Check for you own degree or occupation, are you in the list of 38-Priority Occupation List of Canada?
(3) Match your skills with employers using the Ontario Pilot Pilot Provincial Nominee Program.
What is a Pilot Provincial Nominee Program or PNP? The Pilot PNP gives Ontario the ability to match immigrants’ skills to Ontario employers’ and labour market needs. It allows Ontario to nominate people for permanent resident status, and have their application fast-tracked by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). CIC will still perform important functions such as security checks on applicants. It’s a different route and process than for immigrants applying directly to the federal government.
What is Ontario’s Pilot PNP?
Ontario’s Pilot Provincial Nominee Program is employer-driven and has two categories: an Employer Category to help employers fill labour shortages in 20 specific occupations in the health, education, manufacturing and construction sectors; and a Multinational Investor Category for companies making significant investments in the province to bring in key employees who will contribute to the long-term success of the investment.
The Pilot PNP is applicable to the following areas: City of Toronto, Durham, Halton, York and Peel regions.
It is now easier for international students in Canada to transition to permanent resident status in Ontario.
International students will no longer be restricted to the Pilot PNP Occupation List, although their job offer has to be in a managerial, professional or skilled trades occupation (NOCs 0, A and B). Eligible students may have graduated within the past two years or be enrolled in their last semester in a publicly funded Canadian college or university. They must have completed at least half of their studies in Canada. This change helps Ontario attract and retain the best and brightest international students by providing a quick avenue to permanent status for gainfully-employed graduates.
It is now easier for regional employers outside of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to qualify and take advantage of the program.
Employers outside of the GTA will now require minimum gross revenues of $500,000 in the previous fiscal year and a staff of at least three permanent full-time employees to qualify for the program. Employers outside of the GTA can now request one position for every three full-time employees. The change is designed to better reflect the needs of regional employers and the scale of many regional economies outside the GTA.
How can we help?
We have experience as full-service career transition firm, providing job search coaching (resume design, interview preparation, career transition) to individuals within Canada, the US and International.My corporate background is fairly wide and includes a stint with the United Nations and YMCA in New York. Why is this important? There I learned what a formal classroom could not offer…an opportunity to meet, understand and work with people from a variety of cultures. I am a not only an Ontario entreprenuer award winner but a former volunteer instructor in the Self Employment & Business programs at Microskills Centre where I taught Webfolio and at MoM Centre other courses.
Marisol Diaz has been writing on legal research and Canada immigration law since 2006.
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