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How I can Get a job in Canada? ( series)

Canada welcomes new migrants with valuable skills and qualifications, however searching for employment will be a challenge. It is important to be realistic and understand that you may not be able to find your ‘dream job’ straight away.

Dos and Don’ts

It is never easy searching for a job from overseas. Here is a summary of the do’s and don’t for overseas jobseekers in the Canadian employment market place.


Look for work diligently. You’ll find a job faster that way.
Focus on finding casual employment instead of seeking the “perfect job”.
If you are seeking a professional position related to your career goals, be prepared to spend more time job searching.
Look for work just before or during peak tourism periods (winter months for ski resorts / summer months for lake resorts).
Ensure you have enough money to support yourself for at least two months in case you don’t find something right away.
Know your rights as a worker in Canada.

Do have a good command of the English language (or French in Quebec) and being well presented goes a long way

Do visit the various Canadian job websites BEFORE deciding to emigrate to familiarise yourself with the job opportunities in your field.
Do apply for your permanent residence visas. Very important. Prospective employers will ask about your immigration status and having your residence visas (or at least being in the application process) is a prerequisite for most Canadian job vacancies.
Do start applying for advertised job vacancies from OVERSEAS, but only 1 to 12 weeks before a possible start date or a visit to Canada.
Do send a “cold” letter of application and CV to EVERY potential employer and recruitment agent in the region of Canada you intend settling in to let them know that you are available. Use LinkedIn,, or the  to locate certain or indepth details.
Do prepare your CV in the Canadian style and write a short but clear covering letter confirming that you have been granted permanent residence visas (or that you have been assessed as eligible and are in the visa application process).  If  you don’t then hire a professional to do for you.  Get your Canadian Syle Resume
Do provide a Canadian postal address and Canadian mobile/email address in your CV where possible.  ( ask for this service)
Do visit Canada or arrive permanently (once your visas have been approved) to attend job interviews, as very few employers will engage candidates on a “sight unseen” basis.
Do make a positive impression in the interview, be flexible and have copies of your residence visas and references available
for employers to sight.

Don’t apply for job vacancies OR visit Canada for job interviews more than 1 – 12 weeks away from a possible start date.Employers will not be interested.
Don’t expect everything to work like home. Be flexible and willing to fit in with local ways of doing things.
Don’t expect a job at the same level or higher than you had overseas. You may lack Canadian local knowledge and may need to take a step back in order to advance later. Wait one year.
Don’t expect the same salary or more than you had overseas. The cost of living and income tax rates are lower in Canada than many other western developed nations, so look at your NET INCOME not the gross amount.
Don’t expect a job offer in the first week. On average, it can take local Canadians 1 – 8 weeks to find a new job.
Don’t “over negotiate” the contract with your first employer. Be flexible and understand that employment law and contract terms may be different in Canada.

Here are just a few other typical suggestions for finding employment in Canada:

Walk-In Method: If you think you would enjoy working at a particular workplace, ask to speak to the manager about opportunities. This method works best if you concentrate your efforts on retail businesses and restaurants located on busy streets or in shopping malls.

Employment Agencies: Typically listed in the phone book under “Employment Agencies”, these are a good option for participants skilled in office-related tasks (e.g. using spreadsheet or slide presentation software) for short-term temporary help to fill vacancies in businesses where permanent staff are ill or on holiday. Agencies are responsible for all aspects of your employment including pay cheques and appropriate tax deductions.

Networking: Since many jobs aren’t publicly posted, ask people that you know or meet about possible job positions or referrals that they might have.

Classified Ads: Most local newspapers have an employment section in their classified ads.

Internet: The following websites provide general employment-related assistance, including job boards. Companies that hire in Canada.



How To Get a Job While You Are Out Of Canada ? Part I

Yes it’s one of the most popular questions we get !

Finding work in Canada can be one of the fastest ways to begin your life in Canada.

Your Work in Canada Options

It all starts with a job offer from a Canadian employer.
With a full-time permanent job offer, you may qualify for Arranged Employment under the Federal Skilled Worker program or for a Skilled Worker category of one of the Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP). Both of these options will entitle you to fast-track Canadian Immigration (Permanent Residency).

If you want to stay in Canada permanently, you must qualify under one of the permanent resident categories, such as the skilled worker category. Information about coming to Canada as a skilled worker can be found in the Related Links section at the bottom of this page.

A work permit for Canada can only be obtained if you have an offer of employment before applying for your Canadian work visa. Canada seeks to attract temporary skilled workers to fill positions that Canadian employers are currently having difficulty to fill by a Canadian Permanent Resident or Citizen.

A Canadian work permit is issued on a temporary basis only and on the condition that you work for the specific employer sponsoring you. You can apply to change your Canada immigration status once in Canada, however the Canada work visa is not transferable and you will not be able to stay and work in Canada on your Canadian Visa upon termination of your employment.

Your employer must take the following steps before applying for a Canadian Work Visa:

1) Your employer must first confirm your position is suitable to apply for a Canadian Work Permit by making an application to Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC)

2) Your employer must then offer you the confirmed position

3)Your employer must then make an application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for a Work Permit for Canada.

Please be aware that not all employment offers will be considered and HRDC’s role is to confirm that your position will be of benefit to the Canadian Labour Market and of no threat to Canadian citizens employment opportunities before an application for a Canada Work Permit can be considered.

In summary, employers that need to address skill shortages in Canada may seek to employ a foreign national by sponsoring a Canadian Visa.

If you have an offer of employment from a Canadian employer, you may be eligible to apply for a Work Permit. Please feel free to contact us for further information.

As you may be aware, some employers find themselves in a catch 22 situation with the work permit process in which case you may like to consider the Federal Canada Skilled Worker Visa. This visa enables you to gain Permanent Resident status, in which you are entitled to live and work in Canada without the need of an employment offer.  Continue to part II here


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Canada: Nuevo programa de trabajadores calificados y como adquirir residencia permanente

El proyecto del gobierno Canadiense de implementar un nuevo programa Federal de trabajadores calificados, avanza con mucha expectativa entre la comunidad extranjera por sus cambios y la posibilidad de que el trabajador ingrese al país con la residencia permanente.

El Ministerio de inmigración y ciudadanía de Canadá, quién ha trabajado desde el año pasado en el proyecto y que muy seguramente entrará a regir en los próximos meses, continúa en la implementación del programa y el manual de procedimientos que permitirá como los oficiales de inmigración deberán trabajar en el procesamiento de dicho programa.

El Programa denominado, Federal Skilled Trades Program”, tiene como objetivo aceptar personas basándose en sus habilidades para poder establecerse económicamente en Canadá utilizando los conocimientos de la ocupación para la que vienen, y es un programa que funciona en todas las provincias y territorios del país excepto en Quebec, dado que esta provincia tiene sus propios programas de inmigración.

Según el gobierno, el programa tiene cuatro requisitos básicos, en donde el interesado o posible candidato debe reunir, pero si no los reúne, el postulante queda automáticamente descalificado.

El primero

Debe mostrar que tiene o excede el nivel de idioma establecido en los reglamentos
(Inglés o francés).

El segundo

Precisa, que en los últimos cinco años debe haber adquirido por lo menos dos años de experiencia de tiempo completo (o el equivalente en tiempo parcial) en la ocupación para la cual viene a trabajar. Pero esta experiencia de trabajo tiene que haber sido adquirida después de que la persona obtuvo en el país de origen la calificación necesaria para poder trabajar en esta ocupación.

El tercero

Este requisito precisa que la persona debe reunir los requerimientos del empleo en esa ocupación específica de acuerdo a lo que está estipulado en el Diccionario Canadiense de Clasificación de Ocupaciones a nivel nacional. Aquí hay una excepción, y se da en el caso donde la ocupación requiera que para poder trabajar la persona tenga una certificación en Canadá.

El cuarto

Hace énfasis en la importancia de que la persona debe tener una oferta de trabajo de tiempo completo por lo menos por un año, de una compañía canadiense. Esa oferta puede ser de dos empleadores, por ejemplo seis meses con uno y seis meses con otro, pero la oferta de trabajo debe ser por un año mínimo.

Agrega, que en el caso de que la persona no tenga una oferta de trabajo, de la única forma que puede calificar es si puede obtener la certificación de sus calificaciones por parte de una asociación provincial o territorial canadiense para esa ocupación.

Otros de los requisitos indican que la persona que viene a Canadá debe tener una cierta cantidad de dinero para poder mantenerse y mantener a su familia durante los primeros meses que este en el país. Sin embargo, en el caso de que la persona tenga una oferta de trabajo, esto no es requerido.

De igual forma, cuando se habla de oferta de trabajo, si la persona ya se encuentra en Canadá con un permiso de trabajo como resultado de un permiso del Departamento de Recursos Humanos, o si se encuentra trabajando bajo la excepción 186 del Reglamento de Inmigración (que son por ejemplo jugadores de futbol, pastores, artistas) o personas que están trabajando bajo Nafta o cualquiera de los acuerdos entre Canadá y otros países, pueden procesar su caso bajo este programa.

En su anuncio del 2 de enero, el Ministro de Inmigración dio la lista de ocupaciones en demanda para las cuales se procesarán 3,000 aplicaciones de residencia permanente bajo este programa este año, y estas son ocupaciones en el área: eléctrica, construcción, mantenimiento y operación de equipos; Supervisores y técnicos en recursos naturales, agricultura y producción; supervisores en manufactura, ensamblaje, servicios al publico y especialistas en minería y petróleo. Cada una de estas áreas tiene otras ocupaciones. Esto significa que hay 43 ocupaciones abiertas para poder obtener la residencia permanente en Canadá bajo este programa.

Para hacer el examen de inglés el gobierno ha designado el IELTS o el CELPIP y estas instituciones fueron elegidas por su experiencia, su confiabilidad, su integridad, porque tiene controles de antifraude, y porque están disponibles en distintos países del mundo.

Un dato que es importante tener en cuenta es que estas instituciones ofrecen dos tipos de exámenes: el examen de inglés académico y el examen de inglés general. Para los efectos de este programa se necesita el examen de inglés de nivel general.

También, entre los anuncios que hizo el Ministro de Inmigración y ciudadanía de Canadá, Jason Kenney, se destaca un punto muy importante en el momento de hacer público el programa. El Ministro de Inmigración dijo que las personas que se encontraban en el país de manera indocumentada, si reunían los requisitos y si estaban dispuestas a salir del país, podían solicitar la residencia permanente.

Sin embargo, hay una nota en el manual de procedimientos que dice que si la persona no cumple con el requisito de ley 30 (1) (que es que toda persona en Canadá debe solicitar y obtener un permiso de trabajo antes de trabajar), por haber trabajado de manera indocumentada podría ser encontrado inadmisible a Canadá bajo otra sección que dice que rompió las leyes de Canadá.

En resumen, antes de iniciar un trámite bajo este programa, la persona debe hacer un examen de inglés, debe hacer una investigación de la ocupación en el país de origen para ver cuáles son los requisitos para poder trabajar en la posición, hay que hacer una evaluación de cuáles son los requisitos que la persona debe cumplir aquí en Canadá, debe tener una oferta de trabajo, y si no hay una oferta de trabajo debe ponerse en contacto con la asociación profesional para obtener la certificación y con esa certificación poder hacer el trámite para la residencia permanente.

Travel tips | Study & learn | 10 reasons to study English in Canada

More than 600,000 students will tell you!

More than 600,000 students come to Britain each year to learn English and with all these reasons, it’s little wonder:


You’ll be studying in home of the English language.


Canada has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence.


Quality is guaranteed when you study at an accredited English language centre. Just visit the Canada Council  and English Canada  web sites for full listings.


Canada offers more English language courses than anywhere else in the world and you can study English alongside another subject.


You can choose from a variety of exciting locations in which to study – 4 different countries, bustling cities or quiet countryside.


Canada English language qualifications are recognised and respected all over the world, enhancing your study and career prospects.

Work and study

A student visa normally allows you to work for up to 20 hours a week so you can work and study at the same time.


Learn in an English-speaking environment but with students from a mix of nationalities.

Unique culture

Have a great cultural experience. Enjoy our heritage, history, customs, theatre, nightlife, restaurants, shopping and fashion. Keep learning outside the classroom.


Not only is Canada is an exciting place to visit, it is also the gateway to the rest of North America so you can travel around mainland North America during or after your course.

There are plenty of English schools in Canada   which are fully accredited English language teaching centres. Their website provides details and searches on schools, facilities and courses.

Education Canada is the Canadian  Council’s education   website provides detailed information on studying English and other subjects in Canada.

Career Fields That Virtually Guaranteed a position In the Canadian Job Market

There’s been a lot of talk about high unemployment rates. However, there are certain fields in dire need of workers. Below are the professions where a job is nearly certain for those with an applicable degree or relevant work experience.

Health care

Health care-related positions dominated the top spots in recent study on university areas of study with the lowest unemployment rates, according to Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. The top four majors included a medical technology technician, nursing, treatment therapy and a medical assistant. Other categories to break the top 25 included pharmacists, medical administrative services and health education professions. Not all health care fields are recession-proof, but the industry is certainly recession-resistant for the most part.

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Jobs that require math skills continue to be in heavy demand. Besides teaching mathematics as a profession, there aren’t many jobs listed specifically as math-related, but fields with low unemployment rates that have a heavy math emphasis include mechanical engineering, physics, finance and electrical engineering. Unemployment rates in these categories were as low as 3.8 per cent and topped out at 5 per cent, which is still significantly below the U.S. nationwide average. Actuarial science, which is extremely heavily math-oriented, has been estimated to nearly guarantee a job for those that major in it and pass the exams required to gain a designation as an actuary.


The Information Age has arrived and it’s the Information Technology Professionals who are going to dominate the business world in the foreseeable future. On one side, businesses rapidly embrace the advancements in Information Technology and Communication, while the computer is becoming a household item through out the world. On the other hand, it has resulted in a vast array of opportunities in the areas of Hardware Manufacturing and Maintenance, Software Development,  Web developer, Networking, Database Administration and many more. There is a surge of demand for Information Technology professionals. As a result, choosing a career in the computer field is one of the wisest decisions you can make today.  Despite setbacks of few computer industries, the prospect of pursuing a career in the computer field is highly attractive. For instance, according to the popular print career service section provider at Metro Daily News Toronto, 2 out of the Top 5 fastest growing careers in Canada are Computer related. So act immediately, grab your qualification, start a career in the computer field and enjoy the benefits of the fastest growing careers in the entire world today.


Education Math and science teachers will be in demand as Canada in its path to compete with other countries in engineering, technology, and medicine. A growing immigrant population means more English-as-a-second-language classes will be needed. Teaching English as ESL is another succesful financial venue.

  • Postsecondary teachers – Median salary: $56,120 Education: bachelor’s degree and often a master’s or doctorate
  • Teacher assistants – Median salary: $21,580 Education: some post-secondary education or vocational training
  • Educational, vocational, and school counselors – Median salary: $49,450 Education: secondary education, associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s


Science-related professions are another broad category, but also rank highly in terms of low unemployment rates coming out of school. Astrophysics and geophysics engineering list unemployment rates as low as zero, which virtually guarantees a job for those that pursue the professions. Other solid areas to pursue include geosciences and criminal justice, the last of which can require a heavy science emphasis.

The bottom line

A Toronto University study entitled Not all college degrees are created equal can provide further insight into the fields that offer the best opportunities for employment after graduation. The reality is that employment rates vary because of many factors, be it geography, age of the job seeker and education level. Rates can actually vary widely based on these factors. For instance, those pursuing employment in the architectural field can see unemployment rates in a range of 7.7 per cent and 13.9 per cent, based on the factors mentioned above.

As one might expect, individuals with graduate degrees generally find it easier to find jobs, as do those with relevant work experience. Still, there are professions to pursue for those without work experience. Sticking to the above categories can definitely help more recent graduates.


Areas of trending towards having job openings in Canada

The following areas are currently trending towards having job openings. (This will be updated on a regular basis)

  1.  .Architectural Technicians
  2.  2.System Testing Technicians  
  3. 3.Medical Radiation Technologists
  4.  4.Medical Sonographers
  5.  5.Dental Hygienists
  6.  6.Dental Therapists
  7.  7.Paralegal  
  8. 8.Law Clerk  
  9. 9.Community and Social Service Workers  
  10. 10.Early Childhood Educators and Assistants  
  11. 11.Hairstylists and barbers  
  12. 12.Electricians  
  13. 13.Plumbers  
  14. 14.Estheticians  
  15. 15.Food Service Supervisors  
  16. 16.Telecommunications Line and Cable Workers  


The following job areas are currently in decline (We don’t suggest looking for training in these areas!)

  1.  1.Forestry and Logging  
  2. 2.Manufactured Mineral Products  
  3. 3.Metal Fabrication and Machinery
  4.  4.Motor Vehicle, Body, Trailer and Parts Manufacturing
  5.  5.Other Manufacturing
  6.  6.Paper Manufacturing  
  7. 7.Printing  
  8. 8.Rubber, Plastics and Chemicals Manufacturing
  9.  9.Wholesale Trade  
  10. 10.Wood Product Manufacturing  

The expert counsellors at Hineni Commnications Educational Services Division are always up-to-date with the current outlook for areas in the economy that are trending towards expansion and growth and where the new jobs will be in the next 6 to 12 months.

This means that we are ideally suited to helping you determine which program is the best suited to match both your interests and the areas where the jobs will be.

Interns and Co-op Job Opportunities in Canada

 Are the following making your look employable?: your resume? your letter-writing? your interviewing? your interpersonal skills? your handshake? Are you focusing with employers on what you have to offer them? (Or what you want for yourself?)

Canadian Interns and co-op job opportunities

Co-ops and Internships. Work-travel Students ready for a hands-on introduction to different fields and industries: click the link that’s right for you!

Co-ops are usually, but not always, multi-term; e.g. you might work fall semester, go to school in spring semester, work summer, go to school in fall, and work the next spring semester. Schedules vary depending on when you need to be in school and when the employer needs you to work.

Internships are usually, but not always, one term.
Internships are usually, but not always, in summer.

Internships can be either; depends on employers’ needs and the way each employer chooses to structure an intern program. Some internship programs are very formal and structured, while others offer more flexibility to negotiate terms. Co-ops are always full-time positions.

You will find the majority of internships offered in summer, but some employers offer internships year ’round, including fall semester or spring semester terms. Some employers (such as tax preparers or political campaigns) may have a busy season during the year when they employ interns — and therefore offer non-summer internships.

You can search for a job in a particular location, but you are advised to look at all opportunities. You should be aware of the job market for your skills and take that into consideration — some career fields offer more opportunity and you may be able to be more selective about location. Other career fields are more competitive and you may need to go where the employers have needs. Some employers may assist with relocation and living expenses.

Canadian Summer Programs and  Job Opportunities

Partial information on summer jobs 2011 opportunities will be available in April 2011.
Be aware that HM represents a segment of the job market. Employers who recruit through HM tend to represent business, engineering, technology, scientific and computer fields databases. Also use other job search methods

For a Sample of a Canadian Employer  Co-op position job : Click 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 @ 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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