Archive for July 21st, 2011

High Demand Jobs in Canada…. Menial Jobs?

High Demand Jobs in Canada

Here is the list of HIGH DEMAND JOBS FOR FOREIGN WORKERS by Immigration Canada:

Roofers & Shinglers
Tool & Die Makers

Mining Engineers
Oil & Gas Workers
Mechanical Engineers
Registered Nurses
Cement Finishers
They all are skilled professions or trades*, some of those positions that require a license/papers by the unions or provinces will have to take the course or write the exam all over again when they reach Canada.

Farmworkers & Laborers, Crop, Nursery & Greenhouse: $19,780
Ushers, Lobby Attendants & Ticket Takers: $19,610

Amusement & Recreation Attendants: $19,450
Hosts & Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge & Coffee Shop: $19,190
Hosts & Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge & Coffee Shop: $19,190

Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession & Coffee Shop: $18,990
Dining Room & Cafeteria Attendants, Bartender Helpers: $18,900
Shampooers: $18,890
Dishwashers: $18,3390
Fast Food Cooks: $18,230
Combined Food Preparation & Serving Workers, Including Fast Food: $18,120
Garbage collection is low paying unless backed by a union. Harvesting food is low paying unless a union is behind the pickers. Housekeepi­ng is poorly paid. Food preparatio­n is low paid. Serving food is low paid in most places.

Seafarers, nurses, caregivers and domestic helpers, also  Chefs can be found on resorts, cruise liners and in hospitals and military camps in the Canadian East & West Coast.

Finding a “real” job is a full time job.  If you have a part time job to make some money, cool. If you take one full time, you can end up putting in too much time and effort and before you know it, you’re a “Starbucks Employee” instead of a “Systems Analyst”.

Is menial work bad? No. I’m saying it’s great. It won’t put food on your table (or it might in your case) but it’s a job, it gives you experience. And you know what the best thing is? If something opens up you can always move on.

Recruiters these days aggressively research their candidates. LinkedIn is a place where they find serious candidates, and so you want to keep yuor profile as current as possible. Plus, frequently updating your profile increases its appeal and visibility.



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 @ You can improve your Canada job search through the   Canadian database  for Int’l  Professional or Hineni CED ,  a Paid Content   or Informational Services site run by Hineni Media.

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