Archive for January, 2011

Canada: Work without a Work Permit

Canadian immigration policy allows certain workers to enter Canada without a work permit. However, Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) requirements may still apply.

You may not need a Work Permit if you fit under one of the following:

•Business Visitor
•Foreign Representative
•Military Personnel
•Foreign Government Officer
•Performing Artist
•On Campus Employee
•Athlete or Coach
•News Reporter
•Public Speaker
•Convention Organizer
•Clergy
•Judge or Referee
•Examiner or Evaluator
•Accident Inspector
•Crew
•Emergency Service Provider
 

Please submit an inquiry if you desire more information about whether you are qualified to work in Canada without a work permit or work status.

 

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 @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. You can improve your Canada job search through the Canadian database  for Int’l Employers  here ,  a Paid Content   or Informational Services site 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.

Foreign Worker:How can employment agencies help me find a job in Canada

How can employment agencies help me find a job in Canada?

Employment agencies are sometimes known as temp agencies. They can be a great way to get a new career started in CanadaEmployment agencies are almost always private companies.

Their job is to find you a job!  Employment agencies seldom offer jobs within their own organization. Instead, they specialize in placing applicants in other companies.

There are many different kinds of employment agencies.

Some agencies specialize in particular sectors or industries. For example, there are specific employment agencies for people working in medicine. There are employment agencies that specialize in finding temporary work for their applicants (temp agencies,) and agencies that specialize in finding permanent positions. Some employment agencies are referred to as “headhunters.”

They usually specialize in finding high-level and executive jobs for suitable clients. How employment agencies can help.  Newcomers to Canada often arrive with no contacts and no network for job hunting. This can be a barrier to finding fulfilling work. Employment agencies can help you to find a job in your field, gain experience and contacts, and jump-start a career faster than by networking. Remember, it’s their job to find you a job!

What to watch for?  You should never pay money to an employment agency up front. Employment agencies make money by charging employers to fill vacant positions. They do not charge job applicants. There are some headhunting firms that require payment from applicants, but only after suitable jobs have been found and started for their applicants.

Always make sure that any employment agency you choose to get involved with can actually help you get a job in your field. While many agencies specialize in certain industries, there are just as many that fill general positions that may not be helpful in starting a new  career in Canada.

You can search a directory of employment agencies in Canada here  or simply look for a job directly  here.

 

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 @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. 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
 

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.

Which Canadian Provinces offer employment Opportunities?

Hidden Job Market in Canada

In Canada, research data shows that over 76% of positions for executives, managers and professionals are never advertised. Reasons employers often bypass traditional hiring methods include:
Reasons employers often bypass traditional hiring methods include:

Confidentialilty: is often important in the process of making hiring decisions.

Cost: Even if an employer hires without a recruitment consultant.

Time: considerations deter many employers from advertising.

Hiring: an executive through advertising can also be a risky exercise.

Internal: many roles are internally filled within the organisation.

Hidden Job Market: Apart from the more limited scope provided by true executive search and organisations that actively.

CANADIAN PROVINCE PROFILE:  ONTARIO

Niagara On the Lake in Ontario is a great place to work and live as it has some of the best wines and holiday destinations in the world. Interested in a change? Why not search for jobs in Ontario!

 ◊ Ontario North

 ◊  Ontario South

If  Ontario    is not your cup of tea but travelling is why not visit our Canada Jobs Database that includes travel jobs?

 Hineni’s CED or  Visa Jobs Database   is a product of research of a specialized professional team. We have collected important information from various sources in order to identify almost all Canadian employers that hire foreign workers every year. It contains data on over 7,300 employers.

Our goal is to help international jobseekers in their  search for a job in Canada and to link Canadian employers with guest workers, internationally trained professionals , students and skills workers.

 

About the author:

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 @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. 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
 

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.

An Intra-Company Transfer work permit or procedure in Canada

Canada allows for the transfer of certain employees (executives, senior managers and specialized knowledge workers) to the Canadian branch, subsidiary or affiliate of an international company, without the involvement of HRSDC.

NAFTA, GATS, and Significant Benefit to Canada with intra-company transfers, unlike a full Canada Work Permit application, a company is not required to advertise the position to be filled. However they must detail the reasons for the Intra-Company Transfer and also the duration of the Intra-Company Transfer.

 

Employers can expect an Intra-Company Transfer processing time of between one and four weeks once the application has been lodged with Work Permits (Canada) for initial approval. The Intra-Company Transfer visa candidate will then need to apply for Canada Entry Clearance

Description: Intra-Company Transfers (ICT) allow an employer to fill a specific need that they are not able to fill from the resident Canadian work force. An Intra-Company Transfer Canada work permit allows a non-Canadian resident to work in Canada in a specific role for a specific company. The application for work permit must be made by the sponsoring company.

Duration A visa for an ICT can be valid for between one day and up to seven years, depending on the length of time requested by the sponsoring company. The duration of the Intra-Company Transfer visa is also at discretion of the Home office.

Eligibility Criteria :
Position To be eligible for ICT the position the employer is seeking to fill must meet NCO levels 0, A, or B . Furthermore, if the candidate works in a profession they may be required to be registered with the Governing body. For example a doctor must be registered with the  Medical Council of Canada. To be eligible the employee must have a level of knowledge that is essential to the post in Canada.

Education. The candidate must have either:
◦a relevant degree, or
◦a non relevant degree and one year of experience, or
◦no degree and three years of relevant experience.

Employee History with Organization The employee for whom the Intra-Company Transfer work permit is being sought must have been employed by the overseas company for at least six months prior to the application. This relationship must be evidenced before a visa can be issued.

Additional Information
Spouse / Unmarried Partner A spouse/unmarried partner will be eligible for a dependency visa providing they will cohabitate with the holder of the Intra-Company Transfer visa. For an unmarried partner they must be able to prove that the relationship has been in existence for at least two years prior to making the application for ICT
 

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 @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. 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
 

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.

Work in Canada:intra-company transfers

Canada allows for the transfer of certain employees (executives, senior managers and specialized knowledge workers) to the Canadian branch, subsidiary or affiliate of an international company, without the involvement of HRSDC.  In an intra-company transfer, a company transfers an employee to work temporarily in a different office, often in another country.

An Intra-Company Transfer work permit or procedure (ICT or ICP) is applicable for the transfer of key staff into a Canadian subsidiary company. Staff involved in an intra-company transfer must have been employed by their overseas company for at least one year prior to an intra-company transfer application being made. Furthermore the links with the overseas company must be evidenced and it is necessary to provide evidence that the Intra-Company Transfer assignee possesses the relevant company knowledge, experience and necessary qualifications in order for a transfer to the position to be fulfilled.
The details of your qualifications and of the nature of the job offer would determine the available avenues for employment authorization at the Canadian division of your company.

However, there are varying provisions which can allow you to transfer to a Canadian affiliate or subsidiary of your foreign employer. Although specific provisions for Intra-Company Transferees exists under NAFTA, GATS, and Significant Benefit to Canada, there are also additional provisions specific to your occupation which could prove to be preferable.

Each of the above provisions have differing individual requirements.

 

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 @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. 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
 

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.

Work in Canada: The Facilitated Processing of Information Technology Workers program

•The Facilitated Processing of Information Technology Workers program (Quebec and British Columbia only);

Foreign individual (i.e., one who is not a Canadian permanent resident or citizen) who intends to work in Canada is typically required to possess a work permit or other authorization to legally do so. Such authorization may come in various forms, and often requires advanced approval prior to eligibility to enter Canada for work. Significant complexity may surround the process of securing the proper authorization to work in a foreign country.

The dynamic Information Technology (IT) Workers visa allows the fast-track processing of visa applications for skilled professionals in the software industry seeking to gain valuable Canadian work experience on a temporary basis. The Information Technology Work visa allows applicants with the required education and experience in the specified products or technologies applying for specific jobs to apply under this versatile program.

Applicants must be able to communicate in English or French, and provide evidence of sufficient experience in the specified IT industries and specified products or technologies. Once approved, applicants will be allowed to be issued a work permit following confirmation through Service Canada. This means that applicants can come to Canada quickly. Applicants are also eligible for work permit renewals.

MORE DETAILS

The Facilitated Processing of Information Technology Workers program was established through a collaboration of the Software Human Resources Council of Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, and Citizenship and Immigration Canada as an effort to alleviate a shortage of software professionals in Canada. The requirement for a Labour Market Opinion application was removed for those professionals meeting the requirements of seven occupational definitions.

 The eligible occupations are:

•Senior Animation Effects Editor
•Multimedia Software Developer
•Embedded Systems Software Designer
•MIS Software Designer
•Software Products Developer
•Telecommunications Software Designer
•Software Developer – Services
The goal of the program continues to be to expedite the process of admitting foreign workers in the field of information technology. Eligible candidates are granted a “national confirmation” by HRSDC, and may proceed directly to applying for a Canadian work permit. As this program does not constitute a confirmation exemption, however, applicants with a destination in the province of Quebec are required to obtain a Certificate d’Acceptation du Quebec prior to a work permit.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WORKERS VISA REQUIREMENTS
Applicants for the Information Technology Workers visa must have an offer of employment for an eligible occupation from a Canadian employer which meets the following requirements:

•the wages and working conditions offered are commensurate for the position;
•the employer’s advertisement and recruitment efforts are sufficient;
•there is sufficient evidence of the labour market benefits related to the entry of the foreign worker;
•and whether the entry of the foreign worker is likely to affect the settlement of a labour dispute.
In order to apply for the Information Technology Workers visa, applicants must provide confirmation of possessing the required education and experience in the specified products or technologies required for the occupation. Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in working in an English and/or French work environment.

 
Applications may be submitted to a Canadian visa office abroad or at a port of entry for those who are exempt from the requirement of a passport visa

 

PLEASE NOTE: This program terminated on September 30 2010 for most provinces. Other than Quebec and Brisitsh Columbia, cases submitted after this date will be subject to the requirement of a Labour Market Opinion. Foreign workers destined to Quebec and Brisitsh Columbia currently remain eligible for such applications

 

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 @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. 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
 

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.

Canada’s Job Supply Outlook

 A key function of labour market information is to provide insight into expected future trends in the labour market. What jobs are most likely to be in demand in the future? Which industries are expected to grow most quickly? What skills and abilities will be needed? Answers to these questions help all kinds of people make informed decisions.

Labour Market (2006-2015)

Job Supply Outlook

About one third of job openings (or close to 1.8 million) will be in occupations requiring college education or apprenticeship training, while 26.5% of job openings will be in occupations requiring only high school education. Over the next several years, 21.3% of job openings will be in occupations requiring a university education, and 11% of job openings will be in management occupations.

 By 2015, about six million people will enter the Canadian labour market, with 80% of them coming out of the formal education system. In 2015 alone, the number of school leavers (or graduates) is predicted to be 572,000.

 Although immigrants are an important part of the labour supply, they represent only a fifth of new job seekers. By 2015, the number of immigrant job seekers in Canada is expected to reach 131,000.

 Given these forecasts of job openings and new job seekers in the future, as well as the examination of current labour market trends, many occupations are predicted to continue to have imbalances between supply and demand over the medium term.

 The majority of management occupations currently under pressure are predicted to continue to face pressures into 2015, as the predicted number of new job openings is predicted to be greater than the predicted number of new job seekers. The increased need to replace retiring employees will open up many positions in various occupations, including human resources managers, legislators, senior managers, supervisors in facility operation, trades, processing, as well as oil and gas drilling and service. Pressures in shortage are also predicted to occur in two managerial occupations: managers in public administration; and managers in education, health, and social and community services.

 

The aging of the population will lead to increased health care needs, which will cause demand to outpace supply for several occupations in health care. The following occupations are expected to experience shortage pressures into 2015: optometrists, physicians, head nurses and supervisors, health diagnosing and treating professionals, nurse aides, and orderlies.

 

Human resources and business services are predicted to continue experiencing shortage pressures as employers continue emphasizing recruitment and retainment of quality workers to handle the economy’s increasingly complex jobs.

 Oil and gas well drillers, testers, servicers, and related workers are expected to keep feeling pressures into 2015 as a result of a rise in demand associated with large capital spending projects, like the tar sands development projects in Alberta. Lastly, strong non-residential construction and renovation will benefit residential home builders and renovators, as well as civil engineers.

 

On the other hand, some occupations with current shortage pressures will reach a better balance between labour supply and demand. These include jobs in residential construction and real estate, resulting from an expected slowdown in residential investment. University professors are also expected to experience fewer pressures as more individuals complete their doctoral studies, though some shortage may persist in certain discipline. The same can be said of geophysicists, geochemists, and geologists, thanks in part to the large number of people enrolled in areas of study related to physical science. Computer and software engineers will also have enough supply to satisfy labour demand.

 

All occupations that are now in excess supply are predicted to remain so into 2015. For the most part, these occupations are in low-skilled categories.

 

The examination of future labour market situations presupposes that current labour demand and supply trends will persist. Imbalances in the labour market’s occupational sectors may actually diminish and/or disappear as individuals and firms respond to market signals or to data about prospective imbalances. For instance, young people may choose to enroll in areas of study that are associated with occupations that are in excess demand, or job holders may choose to move into jobs where demand is greater. Companies may choose to use less labour and more machinery and equipment if the relative price of labour grows. With time, such demand and supply adjustments will add to lessened labour market pressures in occupations with excess demand.

Here an  example  of  Alberta, Canada

 

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 @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. 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
 

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.