Welcome to Canada: but how is your French?
Put your French language skills to work. These links will help you find language-related jobs and information on working in francophone areas of Canada like Quebec, New Brunswick and Halifax. Isn’t it about time you started making some money back from all those French classes?
Job-hunting in Quebec
In the April 2003 issue of Metro Toronto, a free-lance journalist on the education give 10 valuable tips about finding a job in Quebec :
” pinpoint the hot sectors “, namely telecom, high tech, hotels, restaurants, secretarial and teaching
” wake up and smell the café “, it is a very competitive market
” work around the system ” and look for firms that cater to expatriates
” target new subsidiaries ” of France or U.S. firms
” become a known quantity ” and start with a temporary contract
” redo that franglais CV ” : your resumé (CV) must be palatable for the French
” forget the thank-you note ” after the interview (but do not dress too casually)
” don’t knock open doors ” and join French-Canadian-speaking organizations, groups, clubs and meet ups.
” don’t get stuck in a rut ” and try different searching methods
” try temping “, it’s less difficult (if you’re a US or EU citizen)
WHERE TO LOOK FIRST?
Lists of translation companies and freelancers, plus many helpful resources
- Bilingual Jobs
- Ann whitten: Canadian recruiter for temps in Canada, plus info on writing your CV, working as a temp, etc. French only.
Marisol Diaz is an experienced workshop presenter, specialized information publisher, and a SOHO specialist. She also has been writing on Canada settlement and immigration law since 2006. contact her @ firstname.lastname@example.org. You can improve your Canada job search through the Canadian database for Int’l Employers here , an Paid Content or Informational Services run by Hineni Media
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