Archive for August 13th, 2012

How to get in touch with ‘real’ Canadian employers?

Question in Detail:  Dears,  I have got Canadian immigrant visa, and I plan to come to Canada in November 2012. At the moment, I am in process of finishing a project in Yemen for a multinational. I have over 7 years of experience in managing IT, Logistics projects, and operations managmenet in 4 different countries. Of course, I would looking for work in my areas of expertiese mentioned above. I have sent my CV through a few online job portals, but haven’t received any response. I am wondering if that’s the best way to find work in Canada. Can somebody please help me with 1. determining if I can arrange a job before arrival to Canada? 2. what is the best way to approach companies (oil and gas for instance) 3. are there any job agencies that can put me in touch with companies or businesses (I am ready to pay for their service). Thanks very much in advance for help. S.

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You have the million dollar question or the four  more requested  questions !

1.  Best way to find work in Canada

2.  Arrange a job before arrival to Canada

3.  Best way to approach companies

4.  Job agencies that can put me in touch with companies or businesses

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Best way to find work in Canada

Want to work in Canada?

Non-Canadians can become eligible to work in Canada by becoming a Permanent Resident of Canada or obtaining a temporary work permit:

The best way to get a job now is the same as in the ’70s and the ’80s—word of mouth. ”HR and managers are too picky or too precise with candidates. However, I think there are a couple of things that could help job-seekers that go beyond networking.  1) Be willing to accept a job at a lower salary and outside of your field, you can always move up (or out) once you prove your skills and build a reputation/references 2) Similarly, try to get in with a company that develops their employees and promotes from within.

Another super trick is to do the online application, wait a week, then call the HR dept. Ask them when they are starting to schedule interviews. Call back on that date and say, “I am calling to schedule my interview.” Be proactive, in other words. Always ask about the next step.

Non-Canadians can become eligible to work in Canada?

 Permanent Residents

•   Permanent resident status can be obtained independently or, in some cases, with the help of an employer •    Permanent residents have the same rights and freedoms as Canadian citizens (with a couple of exceptions). They may work for any employer in Canada and may stay in Canada indefinitely.

Foreign Workers Requiring Work Permits

•   Require a job offer and employer assistance to obtain a temporary work permit

•    Can obtain a work permit through one of many ways that vary according to citizenship and the job

•    May apply to become Permanent Residents
The chances of obtaining a work permit increase according to demand for your skills in Canada. Skills shortages are determined by local labour market information and needs. Generally, people with specialized skills which are in short supply in are sought after and will have an easier time with the application process.

What are my chances? There are a number of programs that may make the work permit application process faster and easier for the employer, making it easier for them to get you to Canada.

NAFTA Professionals Citizens of the US and Mexico may be eligible for a work permit under the provisions of NAFTA. NAFTA applies to certain professionals meeting certain education and experience requirements. If you fit the criteria and have a job offer from a Canadian company, this may be a good option for you. You may even be able to apply for this work permit upon entry to Canada (at the airport or border crossing) with the right documentation in hand.

Expedited Labour Market Opinion (E-LMO) program    If your occupation falls within one of these categories, your employer may apply for an expedited labour market opinion. The regular labour market opinion process (not expedited) can take up to six months. The expedited process can be as quick as two weeks. The first step is for your employer to apply to become eligible for the program. These applications are made to a government department called Service Canada. Once they have offered you the position, they apply for the E-LMO. Service Canada then produces a document called the Labour Market Opinion which you then use to apply for the work permit itself.

BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

If your long-term goal is to become a permanent resident of Canada, then this may be an option to investigate. Your employer must be willing to sponsor you for permanent resident status. They must make you a permanent job offer and must meet the criteria to be an eligible employer. Your occupation must be either in management, a skilled professional, or in the skilled trades. The process has multiple stages, including:

1.    BC PNP application (joint application between you and the employer) 2.    Application for a work permit (processing times will vary depending on your citizenship and whether or not you also need a visa to travel to Canada)
3.    Application for permanent residence. Step 1 will take six to eight weeks and after step 2, you may begin working in Canada. You can make the application for permanent residence after your arrival in Canada and, if all moves smoothly, become a permanent resident within the next year. Occupations under Pressure If your occupation is considered an occupation under pressure, the employer will need to prepare less documentation to prove they have been unable to find a Canadian or permanent resident to fill the position. The shortages in these occupations are documented and already known. The processing time for applications (called a Labour Market Opinion) under this program are still quite long — approximately six months. The application process may begin once you’ve been offered the position or possibly already be underway. Once approved, Service Canada produces a document called the Labour Market Opinion which you then use to apply for the work permit itself.  Also note that your credentials must be recognized by the relevant professional association or regulatory body, if applicable. There may be a registration process to ensure you can officially work in your profession.
The work permit application process in Ontario

To work anywhere in Canada, you need to get a social insurance number (SIN) from Human Resources and Social Development Canada.

You don’t need a work permit if you’re a permanent resident. You do need a temporary work permit if you’re staying and working just a short time or seasonally in Ontario.

In some situations, students are able to work while studying and after graduating.  If you plan on working temporarily in Ontario after you graduate, you will need a work permit.   

Obtain an Application for Work Permit

Here you can read more info that can  determine how to find a job in Ontario
The work permit application process in Canada has grown longer (especially in BC and Alberta) but it is still a relatively transparent and easy to understand process. Understanding the basics will help you and your potential employer plan for the best option and hopefully get you here and working (happily) quickly.

Arranging a job before arrival to Canada

How to get pre-arranged employment in  Canada?

The role of your research is always being important if do correct research according to your desire then you always find correct. The second most important aspect that your curriculum vista and resume should be prepared affective that can be able to find something interesting for the employer and it should reached in correct hand. During searching job you would have enough information about the company that will help you in an interview.

The second best way to find a job in Canada  is through job search networking specially using the internet. Remember this: your ability to network to locate jobs is an important career skill to master. The internet  it is a great tool to be used in conjunction with other job search methods. There is still nothing like the old fashioned person to person networking. Creating a real life relationship is the best way to find a job.

FACTS

Don’t confused buying an AEO with arranged employment. Canadian High Commissions (CHC) is not stupid, in most cases dependen where you from they are refused.  Over 75% in ND and Hong Kong for AEO applicants.  Unlikely that you would get your money back if they promised you that.

In order to be considered for Arranged Employment, you must include the necessary documents (e.g., HRSDC confirmation) with your SW application at its time of submission. In other words, if you need the extra points (and/or the requirement for sufficient settlement funds to be waived), you must obtain and confirm an offer of indeterminant, full-time employment, within a Designated Occupation (for which your skills match), prior to considering a Skilled Worker application.

Now here´s the kicker – most Canadian employers will not consider hiring foreign nationals without status in Canada, as there are (typically) enough locals to fill the vacancies. However, if you have a unique skill set (particularly if you are in the IT industry), and/or a friend (or family member, friend of family member, etc) in a position to offer you arranged employment in Canada, then you may be one of the (very) lucky few who are able to make such arrangements.

More likely, this option of arranged employment is nothing more than a pipe dream, and you would be better off improving your score through some other means (e.g., improving your language skills, upgrading your education, etc), and/or increasing your net worth (please keep in mind that home equity, in many cases, can be considered when assessing one´s available settlement funds), rather than chasing this dream (sorry).

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Genuine arranged employment tips

 

Best way to approach Canadian Companies For Jobs

 These days its not what you know but who you know.

First of all in order to approach Canadian companies for work , you need to follow protocol for each company. I don’t recommend any job seeker the HR Manager directly. It’s better STAFFING organization, not Human Resources. They should apply directly via the company’s preferred way of receiving applications or reach out to the appropriate recruiter at the company. If they do contact the HR Manager or anyone else at the company out of the blue they could be hurting their chances of getting hired. Also, the person(s) applying should read the job description VERY carefully to ensure they are actually qualified.then and only then you should try to find someone who will endorse you that is inside of the company. Have that person approach HR or hiring manager. If the company is progressive, they will give employee referred candidates preference.

The following are the most succcesful aproaches tips:

Step 1: Research your Target Companies  

Start off by compiling a list of preferred companies that you wish to work for, but before you start cold-calling blindly you need to ensure that you have properly researched these companies. Find out who the appropriate line manager is that is responsible for the department in which you wish to work and also find out who the HR Manager or Recruitment Manager is within the organisation and see if you are able to connect with them directly on professional networks such LinkedIn.      

Step 2: Find out if your Target Company is hiring Don’t start calling until you are sure that the company is currently hiring and not retrenching. It would be most embarrassing if you were to call a manager or recruiter for potential openings when they are in the process of downsizing.      

Here are some tips on how to find out if the company is hiring:  

•Type the company’s name in on Google ‘Company Hiring’ or ‘Company Careers’ (use synonyms for Careers such as Vacancies, Opportunities, Employment etc).

•Visit the company’s website directly to see if they have a careers page and are advertising any opportunities or inviting CV’s.

•Visit popular job boards such as  workopolis.com or monster.com  and go to the ‘Who’s Hiring’ or companies directory page to see if the company is advertising on job sites.

•Look for the company’s overview or careers page on LinkedIn and see if they are promoting careers.

 •Search on YouTube or across the internet in general to see if the company has a recruitment video with instructions on how to send your CV.  

•Network with people within the company and ask them if they are aware of any openings. You can connect with people via niche industry portals or on social and professional networks.  

•See if the company has a FaceBook page which you can join so that you can be kept up to date on any hiring campaigns.      

Step 3: 

Get your CV in . The most obvious approach  to apply to job openings that you might have discovered and that meet your skills and expertise.  

Here are some suggestions on submitting your application:

•Be sure that you follow the company’s instructions for receiving applications exactly as they might reject your CV if it has come via an unspecified channel.

•Include a well thought-through cover note.  •Address the cover letter to the specific person (if possible).  

•Keep your CV to a minimum. You can inform them on your CV summary that you have a more comprehensive CV available should they require it. Be sure to highlight key skills and achievements as they relate specifically to the job you are applying to.  

•If the job advert asks for specific requirements to be met or to be included in either the cover note or CV, be sure to follow these instructions carefully.  

•Mention your availability for interviews as well as your availability to take up employment should you be successful.  •Take care to ensure that your CV is free from errors before submitting it.      

If you know of someone that is currently working for the company, contact them and ask them if they could endorse or recommend you. If you are connected to employees of the company through via a professional platform such as LinkedIn, you could ask them to refer you to the hiring manager.  

You may also want to consider contacting a recruitment agency that specialises in your industry and ask them to represent you by marketing your CV to the company that you want to work for.

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