Archive for June, 2010

Best Jobs options for Canadian Immigrants

Best Jobs options for Canadian Immigrants. Repackage yourself to get the job you want !

We are not advocationg nor will advocate for non-degree professionals. we strongly believe and support highly educated professionals ( a college diploma Or a diploma from a trade school Or a diploma from a correspondance course, certificate, licence, credentials etc).

Passing at Diploma level isn’t straightforward, so the failure rate is far higher than at certificate level, but many people do manage to pass first time around! There are assessed and observed lessons to be taught, plus assignments and written examinations to do.

Is it worth doing a Diploma? If you are serious about any profession longer term and want a greater chance of promotion or job security, then the answer is a resounding “yes”. Doing a Diploma is hard work, but very interesting.

The meaning to have a diploma or certificate is to legally and theoracally show that you have been exposed to the established and recognized knowledge of a particular discipline and that you are able to exemplify that knowledge and understanding in an applicable and relevant way.

Now as foreign born, international trained Professional; temporary worker and possible skilled inmmigrant, there is a secret that everybody knows…once or while applying for work in Canada… a lack of canadian education or credentials makes from difficult to imposible for getting a job.

There  is three solutions to that, they  are:

1. Get your own business

2. Apply for jobs that don’t have a  diploma as a requirement.

3.  Become a well-qualified job applicant

Get your own business:  Coming to Canada as a Business Immigrant: 

The old adage goes: failure to plan is a plan for failure.  Whether you are building a business from scratch or buying a business, you should not skip this important step … even if it means that you just jot your ideas down on scraps of paper or a napkin!

If you already run a business  the Business Immigration Program seeks to attract experienced business people to Canada who will support the development of a strong and prosperous Canadian economy.

Business immigrants are expected to make a C$400,000 investment or to own and manage businesses in Canada.

Canada has three classes of business immigrants:

•investors
•entrepreneurs and
•self-employed persons.
Each application can be made for only one class and cannot be changed once the application is submitted. The criteria you must meet to qualify are different for each class.

If you need help contact here

2. Apply for jobs that don’t have a  diploma as a requirement:

1. Careers in Health Care Abound
2. Careers in Public Safety are Growing
3. Careers in Information Technology are Always Around

In general don’t lie about anything in your background. Lying is wrong. Anything you lie about can be found out.

Become a well-qualified job applicant.

You can do this through:

1. Exploiting your transferable skills.
2. Listing school and unpaid experience in the main experience section of your resume.
3. Considering a chrono-functional resume.
4. Don’t apply for jobs for which you’re grossly underqualified, but do remember that job postings and employment ads are often employer wish lists.
5. Consider a two-column or “t-formation” cover letter.
6. Indicate your flexibility and willingness to learn or gain additional training.
7. Consider applying for that job while simultaneously indicating a willingness to be considered for a job that reports to the high-level position.

8. Try finding out more about the employer’s needs, problems, and challenges than what is readily apparent in want ads and job postings. The trick is to discover needs that you can fulfill, paving the way to perhaps creating a position for yourself. How do you find out about these needs? Performing company research is a good start, and you can find great tools in our Guide to Researching Companies, Industries, and fields in Canada but the best approach is informational interviewing, you can use Linkedin for this.

9. Consider a career portfolio with work samples.
Seeing is believing. If you interview with an employer who is not quite convinced of your qualifications, you can bolster your case with a portfolio that shows your ability to do the job.

10. If you can’t get an interview that would enable you to show your portfolio? Create a Web-based portfolio with links to samples of your work. Include the URL to your portfolio in your resume and cover letter and encourage employers to check it out.
 

HOW ARE WELL-QUALIFIED JOB APPLICANTS DISTINGUISHED FROM BASICALLY-QUALIFIED ONES?

If you meet the basic eligibility requirements, the company evaluates and then ranks your work experience, accomplishments, education, training, and overall qualifications background against the qualification requirements of the position. You will receive a score or ranking based on how closely your background matches with the requirements of the position. Job applicants who receive the highest scores or rank in the top category are referred to the selecting official.

WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR TRADES AND CRAFTS (“BLUE COLLAR”) JOBS?

Trades and Crafts “blue collar” jobs have a separate qualification system from “white collar” positions. Applicants for the apprenticeship programs for the various trades must demonstrate the potential to succeed in the job and the ability to complete classroom and on-the-job training. For journeyman or senior level jobs, applicants for trade jobs (for example, electronic equipment maintenance; electricians; plumbers, and carpenters) are rated against competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (commonly known as job elements) that are required for successful performance. Each trade has one or more critical job elements that applicants must meet to be rated basically eligible for the job. To be basically qualified, applicants must demonstrate mastery of the specified job elements through work experience, training, or tests.

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A DEGREE?

If you have been in the job market for awhile and have accumulated an extensive work history, you may be well qualified for many positions even without a college degree. Except for certain professional and scientific positions discussed under this blog. The nature of your specialized experience is what really counts.

Final thoughts

While I wouldn’t recommend starting an online business for everyone, for many people it’s one of the best ways to generate income without a job. It has certainly worked disgustingly well for me. If you’re interested in learning more about this option, please check out Start Your Own Successful Online Business   for details.

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, bilingual information designer, info-Preneuer;  career and  a business facilitator . She  has been writing on legal research and Canada immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com

NOTE: No attorney/client relationship is formed through the submission or viewing of this article. This article is not intended as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney. The facts of every case are different and individualized advice should be sought from an attorney before proceeding with any case.

What type of positions are being recruited in Canada?

In Canada, the projection of employment demand for occupations is undertaken through the Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS). This information system is designed to provide historical, current and projected data both nationally and provincially. The focus of COPS is on long-term occupational needs and supply trends. The model provides the most comprehensive source of forward-looking employment demand data by occupation and by industry for B.C.

This model is maintained by Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC), in close consultation with partners in provincial governments and Service Canada regions.  The B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development is the COPS provincial partner in B.C., and prepares the COPS BC Unique Scenario with their federal counterparts from Service Canada.

So positions on skilled trades, pharmacist, finance, dental hygienist and others below are the ones being recruited in Canada.
 

  •  Healthcare information technology. Technicians are needed for such emerging jobs as healthcare integration engineer, healthcare systems analyst, clinical IT consultant, and technology support specialist.
  •  Clinical Trials Design and Management for Oncology. Biopharmaceutical drug companies have more than doubled investment in research and development in the past decade. Managing clinical trials include choosing appropriate dosages, designing treatment plans and recruiting patients.
  •  Allied Health – Medical Technicians, Technologists and Assistants:
    Many allied health careers are well-paid, and in high demand. Therefore, if you have an associate’s degree, or a four-year college degree, you can choose from a wide variety of nearly 100 allied health careers
  • Medical Office Administrative and Support Jobs such as:
  • Medical transcriptionists
  • Home Health and Hospice Care:
  • Home health, including in-home hospice care and home health aides for the elderly and disabled, are set to experience a whopping 50+% growth!
  • Registered nurse
    Canada’s aging population means this sector’s a dynamic place to be. A combination of factors will ensure a wealth of opportunity for nurses with college or university nursing degrees.
  • Geriatric healthcare. Hey, everybody is getting older which means there are more opportunities for jobs for pharmacists, geriatric care managers, geriatric nurses and managing facilities for seniors.
  • Computer and information systems managers
    The 2001 slowdown in the computer industry didn’t put a dent in this field. Wage growth is still better than average, as are actual wages (almost double the national average), while the unemployment rate is well below the national average.
  • Mobile media. Graphic designers, videographers, video editors, app developers and software engineers are needed to design and provide all the stuff that we now cram in our cell phones.
  • Embedded engineering. There are career options for software developers willing to learn some new tricks. Phones, appliances, televisions, automobiles and iPods all use processors to run. These complex digital processors are embedded systems, often built around a microprocessor core, that are designed by software engineers.
  • Data mining. Data mining is the technique for extracting specific types of information or patterns from large databases.
  • Human resource specialist or manager
    Demand for human resources specialists and managers is increasing and expected to stay strong, as companies place greater emphasis than ever before on human resources issues such as recruitment, training, employee relations and retention.
  • Occupational health and safety. More specialists are needed to cope with technological advances in safety equipment, changing regulations and increasing public expectations.
  • French/English translation and interpretation.
    Canada is officially a bilingual country but, with nearly 60% of the population speaking English as their mother-tongue, and only 24% speaking French as their first language. There are 77 million first language speakers and another 51 million second language speakers, according to the Ethnologue Report. (1) French is the second most commonly-taught second language in the world (after English).The 2001 Census total of francophones, those who report their mother tongue as French, was 6.8 million, or 22.9 percent of the population, down from 23.5 percent in 1996. The strongest demand for French speakers is in the health care, business and legal fields.
  • Content Writing/ Copyeditors/ paid blogging gigs/  freelancers focusing on business, travel and environmental subjects. Feature writing on the web. Is this where all those journalist for print media or newspaper reporters who have lost their jobs will end up.
  • Sustainable business practices and greening of all jobs. Green collar jobs can be found in every profession – even those you wouldn’t suspect. For instance, accountants are needed who understand what carbon accounting is.

 

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, bilingual information designer, info-Preneuer;  career and  a business facilitator . She  has been writing on legal research and Canada immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com

NOTE: No attorney/client relationship is formed through the submission or viewing of this article. This article is not intended as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney. The facts of every case are different and individualized advice should be sought from an attorney before proceeding with any case.

Canada HRSDC Job Offer Procedure

Arranged Employment /HRSDC.

Foreign Worker Program – Application Forms

HRDC ASSESSMENT FOR ARRANGED EMPLOYMENT OPINIONS

Sample Contract   for Occupations that usually require a High-school Diploma or job-specific training (NOC C and D)

 HRDC ASSESSMENT FOR ARRANGED EMPLOYMENT OPINIONS:

Occupation
HRSDC and CIC use the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system to categorize the job you are filling based on the majority of duties you identify. HRSDC also uses the NOC to identify wages when assessing the job offer.  The NOC can help you as an employer more accurately describe the duties and identify the occupation that the foreign worker is expected to perform.

Wages and Working Conditions
HRSDC reviews the wages that you are offering the Skilled Worker, and compares them to wages paid to Canadians in the same occupation based on labor market information from Statistics Canada, HRSDC, provincial ministries, and other reliable sources. If you are offering wages below rates paid to Canadians in the occupation, HRSDC will not confirm your job offer.
 

HRSDC also expects you to provide working conditions that are consistent with federal and/or provincial standards for the occupation and workplace.
 

Genuineness of the Offer and Employer History
To ensure that an offer is genuine in order to grant points towards the Skilled Worker’s permanent resident application, HRSDC and CIC need to be certain that you will employ the Skilled Worker if he/she becomes a permanent resident of Canada. The offer of permanent employment to the Skilled Worker must be submitted to HRSDC on company letterhead signed by the person responsible for hiring employees. The letter of offer must state that the offer to the Skilled Worker is permanent/indeterminate, describe the occupation and duties expected from the Skilled Worker and the salary to be paid to the prospective employee.
You, the employer, need to provide evidence to HRSDC that the business has been in operation for more than one year by submitting business licenses, CRA T4 Summary of Remuneration Paid, or commercial lease agreements for the business location. You also need to be prepared to show that you have employed workers for more than one year by submitting Canada Revenue Agency PD7A remittance forms outlining employee deductions for the last 12 months. PD7As and T4 Summary of Remuneration Paid forms showing deductions such as Canada Pension Plan/Quebec Pension Plan, income tax deductions and Employment Insurance premiums paid by both the employee(s) and the employer.  PD7A and T4 summary forms are required to help demonstrate that an employer-employee relationship exists and that the firm has had a minimum of one worker on payroll over the last twelve months.

Once HRSDC has confirmed your offer, tell the Skilled Worker to include your written offer of permanent employment and the HRSDC Arranged Employment confirmation letter with the permanent resident application, along with other documentation required by CIC.
Please note, that Placement Agencies, Temporary Help Agencies and firms of a similar nature which act as an intermediary, referring workers to employers, cannot be considered the employer of record for the purposes of Arranged Employment unless they are establishing an employer/employee relationship with the skilled worker.

Please note that CIC reserves the right to contact you, the employer, before issuing a permanent resident visa to determine if the offer is still valid.

Permanent, Full-time, and Non-seasonal Offers
Please be aware that HRSDC will only confirm offers that are:
Permanent: the offer has no predetermined end date. 
•    Full-time: the Foreign Worker is expected to work at least 30 hours a week on an average week (with the exception of specific occupations like pilots that have detailed definitions of full-time work). 
•    Not seasonal: the Foreign Worker is expected to work year around, and not be laid off due to seasonal \ patterns of employment
Regulated Occupations
Please be aware that CIC will not award “Arranged Employment” points to the Skilled Worker applicant if the Skilled Worker does not meet certification and licensing requirements for regulated occupations in Canada (e.g. doctors, engineers, trades). Making the necessary arrangements with the regulatory body for certification and licensing is the employer’s and the foreign national’s responsibility.

Arranged Employment Application for Skilled Workers (Arranged Employment Opinion). 
PDF:
This application should be submitted by an employer who has made a permanent job offer to support a foreign national’s application for a permanent resident visa and:
1. The position is not located in the Province of Quebec
2. The position offered falls under levels A, B, or 0 of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
3. A Labour Market Opinion confirmation is not required. (се бара за Temporary Work Permit)

For aditional information you can consult the Canadian government website:
http://www.cic.gc.ca

The Alberta Immigration Website
http://www.albertacanada.com/immigration

Saskatchewan Immigration Website
www.immigration.gov.sk.ca

Marisol Diaz has been writing on legal research and Canada immigration law since 2006.

NOTE: No attorney/client relationship is formed through the submission or viewing of this article. This article is not intended as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney. The facts of every case are different and individualized advice should be sought from an attorney before proceeding with any case.

Canada Business Class Immigration

Skilled Workers(SW):

There are three ways to immigrate under the Skilled Worker category:

1. An arranged employment offer with a Canadian company, approved by the immigration authorities
2.For students or temporary workers legally residing in Canada for a period of at least one year
3.For specialists with at least one year of full-time work experience in a profession corresponding to the list of occupations outlined by the government of Canada.

Entreprenuers/ Businesspersons

This particular category is applicable to persons who have experience in successfully conducting a business in their home country, possess the necessary funds, and are planning to acquire an existing business in Canada or start a new one.

Main requirements for the principal applicant under this category are:

•Demonstrate business experience – this means that the principal applicant has at least 2 years of experience in owning and managing a business and has employed a minimum of five people on a full-time basis

•Have a personal net worth of $300,000 CAD ( legally obtained and free of liabilities)

•Comply with the conditions of the immigration visa (applicable to this category of business immigrants) for the first three years in Canada

Self-employed:

This particular category is for candidates who are self-employed in such fields as art, sports and farming. This immigration category was specifically devised by the Canadian government to attract artists, professional athletes, as well as to stimulate agricultural development.

Persons interested in immigrating under this category have an opportunity to take an exploratory trip to Canada in order to research conditions and possibilities for starting a business. Such trips are encouraged by the government and provide an applicant with additional points upon the assessment of the case.

Investors:

Currently, there are two types of immigration programs for investors in Canada: the federal program and the program ran by the province of Quebec.

The investment must be made prior to receiving the immigration visa. In the case that the application for permanent residence is declined, the investor has 90 days to claim the invested sum and receive a full refund. A full refund of the investment is guaranteed by the government of Canada. The funds are invested for a period of five years and are returned to the depositor without interest after that period; the government has full discretion in managing the funds.
Individuals applying under this category must have a minimum net worth of $800,000 CAD that was legally obtained and is free of liabilities; they must be prepared to make an investment into the Canadian economy in the amount of $400,000 CAD. Additionally, the following requirements must be met:

•An investor must have experience in owning and managing a business

•An investor must have experience in managing no less than five employees

•An investor must confirm in writing the intention to invest at least $400,000 CAD by transferring the funds to the Receiver General or show documentation to prove that such an investment has already been made.  OpenCorporations.org makes it easier to find out which companies may have received money under the Provincial Nominee Program. 
 

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Marisol Diaz has been writing on legal research and Canada immigration law since 2006.

NOTE: No attorney/client relationship is formed through the submission or viewing of this article. This article is not intended as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney. The facts of every case are different and individualized advice should be sought from an attorney before proceeding with any case.

What Kind of Jobs Exist in Canada?

Tips for Finding Employers & Networks for International Workers.

Often it is wondered what jobs can skilled foreign workers obtained overseas and how can they go about finding those employers here?

Aside from the medical or health field  , it seems, skilled people in Canada might find better opportunity in inner provinces not only Ontario.
 

But in what fields?

There is a constant need for speaking and teaching French as a second language; charity work, and in construction, petrochemical plants, power plants, and in the oil and gas industry.
 

 

Construction, Power Plants, Oil And Gas, Petrochemical All Pay Big Salaries

Those workers from subsidiary of Orascom Construction Inc., OCI, built the tallest structure in the world, Burj Dubai, and Consolidated Construction International Companies, CCIC, built the largest mall in the world, Dubai Mall. Together, the two firms joint ventured to build what then was the largest mall/living complex in the world in Cairo, Egypt, they all have connections in Calgary  and Alberta  Canadian provinces where the oil industry is well established.

Those workers from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht and noted airport construction and maintenance power house TAV, based in Turkey, CCIC has been engaged in new airports construction in Libya and Oman and USA, now Canada is new hub. Each of these international companies are building a strong base of operations in North Africa and are present in the Arabian Gulf, all of them have built ties with Canadian oil firms.

Odebrecht, it should be noted, has a strong presence in Latin America, and in the USA cities of Miami, Florida and New Orleans, LA. In Canada too, check   http://www.linkedin.com/jobs/at-Odebrecht
Still, these organizations, and many others, continue searching for engineers to assist them throughout the Arabian Gulf, Egypt, Libya, Algeria and other regions. Engineers from Western Europe, North America (USA, Canada with natural gas resources) , South Africa and Australia continue to be recruited by OCI and CCIC to insure they are better able to meet the increasingly complex specifications associated with ISO Specifications.

Foreign trained professionals hopefuls will join and become active members in trade organizations associated with their occupational skills. A short Canadian  list for construction or oil and gas employment:

•Canadian Concrete Institute
•Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers
•Canadian Society of Nondestructive Testing
•Canadian Society of Safety Engineers
• Canadian Welding Society
• Canadian Society of Military Engineers (a favorite among Canadian Army Corps of Engineers)

Other useful links

http://www.downingteal.com/about-us/worldwide-locations/canada

http://www.roughneckchronicles.com/oiljobs/albertaoilfieldjobs.html

Marisol Diaz
Settlement & Integration Resources Publisher
Int’l Employment & Career Columnist

Canada:Arranged Employment Opinion

Canada:  Arranged Employment Opinion  

Under the new immigration rules that came into effect on June 28, 2002, foreign workers who have arranged employment in Canada, and apply for a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa under the Skilled Worker category, qualify for valuable points of assessment. Applicants holding a temporary work permit that is validated by the HRSDC or an HRSDC-confirmed permanent offer of employment can obtain a maximum of 10 points.

Lately most immigrants apply for a residence card through the Arranged Employment Opinion  process if currently outside or  employed within Canada. The two main categories for employment based immigration that require  Arranged Employment Opinion  are Skilled Worker and Temporary Worker (TW). Within these two categories, there are many sub-categories for professionals holding advanced or low degrees, aliens of exceptional ability, baccalaureate degree holders,  and other workers. 
The key of the process is to convince the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) that no qualified Canadian worker is willing to take your job. In other words, the hiring of you, an alien, will not adversely affect the job opportunities, wages and working conditions of Canadian workers.

There are certain risks associated with Arranged Employment Opinion application. The main one is that you might be replaced if a qualified qualified worker (citizen or resident card holder) is found. We suggest everyone going through the Arranged Employment Opinion application know the process. Therefore, you will have some control of the process to avoid the risks.

Arranged Employment Opinion  application requires employer’s sponsorship. This does not mean that you can not do it yourself. It only means that a representative of the employer has to sign the forms. You can prepare the forms and all other documents.

Since last year, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) started changes and modifications for a new Arranged Employment Opinion system, which have streamlined the Arranged Employment Opinion  process and make it faster. However, attorneys, law firms can NOT register to use the on-line system. You have to be applied by the employer directly.

If you are not sure whether you are eligible to file for Arranged Employment Opinion, please email us. We will be glad to evaluate your case free of charge. 

PDF Application kit ,  (Arranged Employment Opinion)

The kit, a do-it-yourself guide, provides all the info you need for your application procedures step by step from the very beginning to the end. You will be able to get things under control if you choose to file the case yourself, because an unscrupulous attorney may waste your time as well as your money. With the help of the kit, you will be able to know the options available and find a shortcut based on your specific qualifications. 

The skills in the kit tell you how to make a convincing case before HRSD and avoid mistakes that most people usually encountered. It will also help you to eliminate the risk of being replaced. Any mistakes in the application could be serious delay if it is not fatal. Also, if you qualify forSkilled Worker, how to file into Skilled Worker instead of TW.

This kit will still be helpful to you even if you are lucky enough to find an experienced and devoted lawyer to file your case. No attorneys or law firms can register to use the on-line system. You will have to be knowledgeable enough to make the right decisions at every critical point, and to utilize some of your specific qualifications which are of vital importance to the success of your application. 

Following are the partial contents of the kit:
–Overview
–Job Order and Prevailing Wage 
–Arranged Employment Opinion 
       Qualifying Criteria 
       Notice of Filing
       HRSDC Approvals: Labour Market Opinion and Arranged Employment Opinion 
       Special Handling for College and University Teachers
–Immigration Petition and Adjustment of Status

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Marisol Diaz has been writing on legal research and Canada immigration law since 2006.

NOTE: No attorney/client relationship is formed through the submission or viewing of this article. This article is not intended as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney. The facts of every case are different and individualized advice should be sought from an attorney before proceeding with any case.