Int’l Trained Workforce: Targeting Canadian companies

In today’s Canadian job market, it’s not very effective to simply respond to job postings online and wait for a call. It only makes you one of dozens, or hundreds that are doing the same thing with each of those postings.

It is much more effective to pick one, or five, or ten companies  of your chosen field, and execute a strategy to target them whether they have an appropriate opening posted or not.

Choosing Companies

How do you find companies that are a good match? There are web sites with lists of the best Canadian companies to work for.

Take the Time to Target Companies

It’s important to take the time to research companies*. You’re wasting time and energy if you just apply for any job opening you find, even though you might feel like you’re accomplishing something by sending out tons of resumes.

The time you spend upfront investigating companies will benefit you in the long run, because you won’t be spending time and energy applying to companies that aren’t a good fit. Instead, you will be applying for jobs at companies where you would like to work.

Why Matchmaking Matters

When the company isn’t the right fit for your skills, qualifications and goals, there isn’t much point in pursuing opportunities there – even in a down job market. Why not? Because, in the long run, the job probably isn’t going to work out for you – or for the company.

Visit . You’ll find company reviews, ratings, salaries, CEO approval rating, competitors, content providers, and more company information.

You also see co-ops opportunities showing all employers that traditionally participate in Canadian co-op work-study programs.

The Job listings:

Once you have found companies you’re interested in, start checking out job opportunities. Visit the company web site to review open positions. Most companies have an employment section with current job openings, and you may be able to apply directly online.

Always contact the employer and inquiry whether positions for people with your particular qualifications are available.


Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, Editor-in-Chief, IA and  a SOHO specialist. She also  has been writing on Canada settlement and  immigration law since 2006. contact her @ You can improve your Canada job search through the Canadian database  for Int’l Employers  here ,  an informational services run by Hineni Media

Note and disclaimer: 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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