How to get a job in Canada

1. Create a professional Resume using an unique Resume Builder, online portafolio, store Contacts, make Notes, send Faxes or lastly create your job alerts when registering in canadian employment websites such as workopolis.

2. To get a well paying job, or reasonably well paying, you’re going to need very good spoken English or French with as little accent as possible. Many new immigrants have levels of English or French that is so poor, I couldn’t understand what they were speaking and they hold an MBA from a Canadian University. Many immigrants think that they speak very good English or French which they may be right when comparing the standard of English or French in their home country, but in Canada, their level of spoken English or French  is just very poor. Most companies will not employ people with such a low level of spoken English or French. It simply reflects very badly on the company.

3. It really is very difficult to employ an immigrant based on his/her overseas qualification. No one knows whether your degrees and training is genuine and it is very difficult for the employers to confirm both your training and qualifications. Who knows? This sounds very harsh but that’s the truth of the matter. When you come to Canada you have to start from scratch, if you don’t like it then you have to start your own business. The level of competency from overseas qualifications varies considerably. Some may be very good while some others simply cannot be counted upon.

4. Network. The best companies to work for tend to rely heavily (up to 40%) on employee referrals.[1] Make a list of all of your friends, relatives, and acquaintances.

Touch base with all of your references. The purpose of this is twofold. You can ask them for leads, and you’ll also be refreshing their memory of you in their mind. Use Linkedin and Facebook.

5. Volunteer. Living in Canada and without employment? Volunteering might me a great ‘canadian experience referral” so if you aren’t already, start volunteering for an organization that focuses on something that you’re passionate about. You may end up doing boring or easy work in the beginning, but as you stick around and demonstrate your commitment, you’ll be given more responsibilities

6. 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

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.

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