How To Get A Job In Ontario Today

Are you wondering how to get a job in Ontario?

Visiting Ontario to explore the business and lifestyle opportunities available to you and your family is strongly recommended.

Ontario’s large and diverse economy offers prospective entrepreneurs a wide range of business options. Assessing the business climate first hand can be an excellent way to start your research.

Ontario also offers newcomers lots of choice in where to live. Whether you are interested in a large, cosmopolitan centre, a medium-sized city or a small town or rural area, Ontario has a location to suit your needs. Learn more about communities in Ontario.
Ontario is a very competitive and expensive province. The city of Toronto for instance  is filled with foreign employees, as its main multicultural hub,  such as those from other USA or  EU countries, or those from Commonwealth countries like  Australia or NZ. To successfully get a job in Ontario, you will need to make sure you are fully prepared before you arrive.  

  • Get a work visa. Unless you were born in USA,  England or hold an EU passport or live in a Commonwealth country with a grandparent from England, you will need to obtain a work visa to enter and to  get a job in Canada. Contact your nearest consulate to start your application.
  • Obtain a Social Security number. Your Social  Security number is similar to a National  Insurance number. You will need it to pay taxes and make  Social Security contributions. Contact the Services Canada to get an SI number.Get yourself a mailing address. Employers require you to provide an address to have on file. Make sure you have your accommodations sorted out before you arrive in Ontario. Since hotels are expensive in Ontrio, consider checking the internet or a local Ontario newspaper for cheap accommodations.
  • Obtain a local phone number. If you already own a GSM phone, simply buy a local SIM card. If not, consider purchasing a pay-as-you-go phone when you arrive in Ontario. Make a CV (curriculum vitae). A CV is similar to a resume. It is one to two pages in length and is a summary of your employment history, skills and education. Also consider to join or opening accounts with  Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter to use as online portafolios and network.
  • Start the job hunt. Consider checking local Ontario newspapers like “The Toronto Star” or ” The Globe and Mail”  for job want ads. Also check job websites that cater to Toronto or the city you going to . You will also find job listings at local council job centers, or you could join a recruitment agency. One example of a popular Ontario temp agency is Adecco.
  • Consider opening a current account (similar to a checking account) at a local bank. Once you’ve found a job, you will need a bank account as most CND employers like to pay directly into your account.

Information to assist in planning your trip to Ontario including hotel listings with on-line booking options, calendar of events and information on local amenities is available at Ontario Tourism and Tourism Toronto.

Use your exploratory trip to learn about the business climate, meet appropriate contacts and experience first-hand Ontario’s high quality of life.

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