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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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Getting a Job in Canada

If you have job skills that Canada needs, Canada will wel­come you.

Well-​​educated, pro­fes­sional peo­ple will find it eas­i­est to get jobs, as will those with tech­ni­cal skills, par­tic­u­larly in infor­ma­tion tech­nol­ogybiotech, and resource-​​based indus­tries, such as oil and gas. The country’s tourism indus­try is another source of jobs.

If you’re try­ing to find out where the best job prospects are in var­i­ous regions of Canada, check the Canadian government’s Labor Market Information site.

Canadian Job listings

The Canadian gov­ern­ment runs a nation­wide Job Bank site that lists thou­sands of jobs in many dif­fer­ent indus­tries and regions.

Another government-​​run site, Working in Canada, enables you to search by pro­fes­sion and loca­tion to see both spe­cific job post­ings and gen­eral infor­ma­tion about the mar­ket for the type of job you’re seeking.

Other Canadian online job-​​posting sites:

CareerClick​.com links to news­pa­per clas­si­fied ads nationwide.

More resources for job seek­ers, by province:

Need help get­ting a Canadian work per­mit? We offer a refer­ral ser­vice can con­nect you to a qual­i­fied immi­gra­tion consultant.

Canada’s Top’s Job search websites

For Canadian employers, the job-posting process can be frustrating, time-consuming, and unreliable. It can be a lot of work to sort through stacks of resumes, call up candidates, and do interviews – and this doesn’t always produce the best hire. Because so many employers try to avoid the process, approximately 80% of jobs never get listed at all, the jobs are in the so called ‘ hidden market” which is e most commonly accessed by potential employees through personal contacts and/or networking.  So even before coming the  importance of personal contacts and networking cannot be stressed enough in the context of finding work in Canadian society.

However, every year, more than 130,000 students come to study in Canada, and even more to learn English or French, according to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Former International Trade Minister Stockwell Day acknowledged that the education of international students is one of Canada’s a major export industries, and should be developed even further.

The following is a brief list of Canada’s most popular job search websites. More links to job search websites that are specific to professional industries are also included below.

General Job Search Sites

Beyond.com Careers http://www.careersearch4jobs.com/Free/Default.asp

Canada’s Top 100 Employers http://www.canadastop100.com/

Career Builder http://careerbuilder.ca

Career Jet http://www.careerjet.ca/

Craigslist http://www.craigslist.ca

Eluta – The Search Engine for New Jobs in Canada http://www.eluta.ca

Government of Canada Careers http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/index-eng.htm

Headhunters Directory http://headhuntersdirectory.com/canada.htm

Hot Jobs http://www.hotjobscanada.ca

Indeed http://canada.indeed.com

Job Bank http://www.jobbank.gc.ca

Mazemaster – Youth Employment Link http://www.mazemaster.on.ca/users/jobbank/jobpostings.aspx

Monster Canada http://www.monster.ca

Canada Municipal Jobs http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/ns/lmi/workplace/jobs/munic/munic.shtml

Possibilities: Toronto’s Online Employment Resource Centre http://www.poss.ca

Riley Guide http://www.rileyguide.com/

Simply Hired http://www.simplyhired.ca

Top 100 Internet Sites for Learning and Job Searching http://www.jobboom.com/conseils/top100A.html

Toronto Jobs http://www.torontojobs.ca

The Vault http://www.vault.com

Vestiigo http://www.vestiigo.com/

Working http://working.canada.com

Workopolis http://www.workpolis.com

Wow Jobs http://www.wowjobs.ca

Accounting Job Search Sites

CA Source http://www.casource.com/

Certified Management Accountants Society of British Colombia http://www.cmabc.com/

Institute of Chartered Accountants Alberta http://www.albertacas.ca/Home.aspx

Institute of Chartered Accountants B.C. http://www.ica.bc.ca/kb.php3?

Institute of Chartered Accountants Manitoba http://www.icam.mb.ca/

Institute of Chartered Accountants Nova Scotia http://www.icans.ns.ca/

Institute of Chartered Accountants Ontario http://www.icao.on.ca/

Institute of Chartered Accountants Quebec http://ocaq.qc.ca/home.html

Institute of Chartered Accountants Saskatchewan http://www.icas.sk.ca/

Certified Professional Accountants http://www.cma-quebec.org/en.aspx

Society of Management Accountants Canada http://www.cma-canada.org/

Society of Management Accountants Ontario http://www.cma-ontario.org/

Certified General Accountants Association of Manitoba http://www.cga-manitoba.org/home.aspx

Certified General Accountants Association of New Brunswick http://www.cga-nb.org/en/home.aspx

Certified General Accountants of Ontario http://www.cga-ontario.org/

Certified General Accountants Association of Prince Edward Island http://www.cga-pei.org/home.aspx

Certified Professional Accountants of Quebec http://cpa-quebec.com/

Advertising, Marketing & Communications Job Search Sites

Advertising Age http://adage.com/

CallCareers.com http://www.callcareers.com/

Marketing Magazine http://www.marketingmag.ca/

Outdoor Advertising Association of Canada http://www.oaac.com/

Strategy Magazine http://strategyonline.ca/

Biotechnology Job Search Sites

Biotechnology Human Resource Council http://biotalent.ca/default_e.asp

Pharmahorizons http://www.pharmahorizons.com/

Biofair http://www.biofair.com/

Construction/Trades Job Search Sites

Construction Careers http://www.iciconstruction.com/home.cfm

Construction Sector Council http://www.csc-ca.org/

Made with the Trades http://www.madewiththetrades.com/

Toronto Construction Association http://www.tcaconnect.com/Home.html

Education and Teaching Job Search Sites

Apply to Teach Network https://www.applytoeducation.com/AttLogin.aspx

AUCC University Affairs http://www.aucc.ca/about-us/jobs-at-aucc/

Education Canada Network http://www.educationcanada.com/

Jobs in Education http://jobsineducation.com/

The Manitoba Teacher’s Society http://www.mbteach.org/

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Foundation http://www.osstf.on.ca/

Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation https://www.stf.sk.ca/portal.jsp?Sy3uQUnbK9L2RmSZs02CjVy0w7ZkI/ks6g2u00gzAtsk=F#portal.jsp?Sy3uQUnbK9L0Lfcilya88JRURFprnNPNELjB15IVEHd1bvZkXGCWUw//Qn30jKxKR7Jgf4NliRTxk4UcNP5/peg==F

Teaching Jobs http://www.teachingjobs.com/

Engineering Job Search Sites

Canadian Technical Employment Network http://www.cten.ca/

Engineering Central http://www.engcen.com/engineering.asp

Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists http://www.oacett.org/page.asp?P_ID=98

Environment Job Search Sites

CanadianEnvironmental.com http://www.canadianenvironmental.com/

Health Job Search Sites

Canadian Nursing Index http://www.nursingindex.com/

Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics http://www.cseb.ca/

Canadian Society for International Health http://www.csih.org/en/opportunities/jobopps.asp

Jobscience.com http://www.jobscience.com/

Opticians Association of Canada http://www.opticians.ca/

Information Technology Job Search Sites

BC Technology http://www.bctechnology.com/statics/employmt.cfm

Canada Computer Work http://canada.computerwork.com/

Canada IT http://www.canadait.com/

Canada’s Association of Information Technology Professionals http://www.cips.ca/

Head Hunter http://www.headhunter.com/

Hi Tech Career http://www.hitechcareer.com/htc/

International Webmasters Association http://www.iwanet.org/

Information Technology Association of Canada http://www.itac.ca/

ITWorldCanada.com http://www.itworldcanada.com/

NetJobs http://www.netjobs.com/index.php

Position Watch http://www.randstadtechnologies.ca/

Webgrrls International http://www.webgrrls.com/

Wired Woman Society http://www.wiredwoman.com/mc/page.do;jsessionid=B2C87E3C53FF1042B943B7155D8CF518.mc0?sitePageId=1718

Insurance Job Search Sites

InsuranceWorks.com http://www.insuranceworks.com/bins/index.asp

Manufacturing Job Search Sites

Careers in Plastics http://www.careersinplastics.ca/pages/

Wood Manufacturing Council http://www.wmc-cfb.ca/

Mathematics and Statistics Job Search Sites

Canadian Mathematical Society http://cms.math.ca/Employment/

Be An Actuary http://www.beanactuary.org/

Society of Actuaries http://www.soa.org/landing.aspx?ID=3849

Statistics Society of Canada http://www.ssc.ca/en/jobs

Oil and Mining Job Search Sites

Petroleum Services Association of Canada http://www.psac.ca/career-resources

Science Job Search Sites (see also Biotechnology Job Search Sites)

Canadian Association of Physicists http://www.cap.ca/en/careers/employment-opportunities

Chemical Institute of Canada

17 Canadian Recession Proof Careers

 Despite the economic downturn, these careers are still growing.   These industries project promise—and jobs—for the future, according to  data extracted from  Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), and Canada Occupational Information database.  

  • Software Development/Designer Including also Web developers, Apps developers .

Median pay: $85,000-$95,000

When businesses need people to write programs to fit their needs, these are the people they call on.

  • Nursing and other Health Related fields

Median pay: $35,000-$60,000

Nurses are almost universally needed, no matter what city or town you call home. And a perpetual shortage means plenty of jobs. Doctors and nurses are obviously vital but also people like health economists and epidemiologists are in demand to help the government understand how best to channel resources for future generations.

  • Accountants

Median pay: $65,000-$70,000 Managers who are great with numbers are always in high demand, in both good times and bad.

  • Business Analysts

Median pay: $65,000-$75,000 Analysts research how to fulfill the needs of their prospective companies

  • Forensic Science

Technician Median pay: $48,000 These are the scientists who solve crimes by working with evidence in a lab

  • Dental Hygienist

Median pay: $62,000 The dental helpers who clean your teeth have a higher median salary and a stable career

  • Education

 Math, Physics and science teachers will be in demand as Canada  struggles 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.  

  • Postsecondary teachers and  Trained Online Instructors – 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  
  • Database Administrator Median pay: $70,000 Workers with the ability to organize data are in high demand and will continue to be as more systems go online.

 

  • Trades Services

 This includes such trades-people like plumbers and electricians.  Often times such jobs require a level of manual labour that many are uncomfortable performing – this incentivizes people to hire the necessary experts for the job.  While housing development may take a hit during such times, maintenance issues will always be present.

 

  •  Energy  

Some of the jobs in this field are the result of projects started a year or more ago. But the real boost will come from the new administration’s commitment to a more efficient national energy system. “Growth of energy consumption around the world will keep this sector strong,” says Laurence Shatkin, coauthor of 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs.

  • Power plant operators – Median salary: $56,640 Education: vocational training and several years of on-the-job training  
  • Insulation workers – Median salary: $31,280 Education: secondary education and vocational training
  • Electrical power-line installers and repairers – Median salary: $52,570 Education: vocational training and several years of on-the-job training  

 

  • Mental Health

Counsellor Median pay: $37,840 Counsellors assist clients dealing with mental health issues such as depress

  • Skin Care Specialist

Median pay: $30,000 While the average salary is low, the stability of skin specialists who work in spas is on the up and up. 

  • Green Environment

Green is getting the green light in a nationwide push to make homes and office buildings more energy-efficient and to develop alternative energy sources (solar, wind, nuclear) as well as fuel cell technology. “Anything involved with wind power, either the design or related products, will be big,” says Laurence Stybel.  

  •  Environmental scientists – Median salary: $58,380 Education: master’s  
  •  Environmental engineers – Median salary: $72,350 Education: bachelor’s  
  •  Hydrologists – Median salary: $68,140 Education: master’s

 

  • Veterinarian

Median pay: $80,000 While vets definitely have to endure more schooling, we’ll always need specialists to heal our precious pets.

 

  • Financial Services  

Rising from the ashes of a very bad year, financial services have a bright future. Corporate America’s wretched excesses mean more government regulation. Workers who are retiring will need advice on how to make their money last. Small businesses may outsource accounting services. As we get to the middle of the recession, there will be a wave of mergers and acquisitions, Stybel predicts. “People with experience in managing the process-corporate attorneys, investment bankers, and accountants-will be in demand.”  

  • Financial advisers – Median salary: $67,660 Education: bachelor’s  •Accountants and auditors – Median salary: $57,060 Education: bachelor’s  
  • Sales agents (securities and commodities) – Median salary: $68,430Education: bachelor’s  

 

  •  Government  

Once you become a citizen, more than half a million  employees will retire by 2021, leaving open positions at agencies at The Canadian Security Intelligence Service, also known as ( CSIS) or The Canadian Space Agency (CSA. There will also be opportunities at the state and local levels. “In addition to police work and homeland security, government inspects and regulates many industries,” says Shatkin. “Workers can sometimes capitalize on their experience in an industry by moving into a regulatory job.”  

  •  Government property inspectors – Median salary: $48,400 Education: vocational training, associate’s or bachelor’s  
  • Immigration and customs inspectors – Median salary: $59,930 Education: bachelor’s
  • Urban and regional planners – Median salary: $57,970Education: master’s  

 

  •  Funeral Services

 As morbid as it may sound, morticians should not be affected by the financial crisis since they will always have customers.  One could even make the argument that the recession shall lead to even more customers since the stress of unemployment could lead to a rise in the death rate.

 

  • Actuaries

When you apply for insurance, actuaries look at your overall qualities (job, health, family medical history) and will try to come up with a rough idea on what potential health risks you might face in the future.  This is something insurance companies care deeply about since this directly impacts their profit margin.  In 2008, Time Magazine looked at the salaries of which jobs least respond to economic downturns; Actuaries were ranked as one of the best on this list

 

One of the sectors preparing for a boom is infrastructure, which will benefit from the billions of dollars in highway, sewer, transit and building projects contained in the latest and past federal budgets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Great Canadian Career Fields for Now and the Future

1. Medical Field   Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants   The medical field is ripe with growth potential. As everyone probably knows, nurses are in high demand. The average nurse practitioner makes $85,200 per year, and the demand is expected to increase 23%. Nurse practitioners can perform many of the same functions as doctors such as prescribing medicine and treating illnesses.   Becoming a nurse practitioner requires a master’s degree in nursing and certification. With an aging population, the demand for healthcare is expected to double over the next decade. Physician assistants have climbed up to number 2 in the best jobs in America. They conduct physical exams, prescribe medicine, and treat illnesses. What does a physician assistant make? A physician assistant averages $92,000 per year and job growth is expected to rise a remarkable 39%.   One career that you may not have heard about is a nurse anesthetist. Certified nurse anesthetists (CRNA) are in demand and make more money than many family physicians. According to CNN Money, the average base salary of a CRNA is $189,000, whereas the average salary for a primary care physician is $173,000. So what does it take to become a nursing anesthetist? A CRNA must be a registered nurse and have at least one year of full-time nursing experience. Most CRNA’s obtain a master’s degree in anesthesia and pass a national certification exam.

2. Information Technology Sector   Software Architects, Systems Engineers, Software Engineers, IT Analysts, Web developers, Digital Arquitecture.

CAREERS In I.T,  Computer Science Electronics & CSE Multimedia  Music Technology  Computer Games  Forensic Computing  Consultancy  Operational Research

Computing from a non-IT degree  Research  Technical Sales Digital Marketing  Bioinformatics  IT Teaching  Patent Work Business Intelligence  Information Science  Self Employment  BEng. Electronics CV  Multimedia CV  MSc Computing CV  PhD CV  Computing Application  Computing Interviews

How would you like to work in the fast-growing tech sector? Information technology is the #1 field in terms of expected job growth over the next decade, which makes systems engineers among the most highly sought after professionals today. What company don’t need a fantastic web developer? there is not business without an ecommerce website or so, Digital Arquitecture is so hot. The average salary for a systems engineer is $87,100, and the career field is expected to grow 45% over the next 10 years. To become a systems engineer, you need a bachelor’s degree in engineering.   Software architects have taken the title as the best job in the country with job growth of 34% and an average annual salary of $119,000 per year. These innovative engineering professionals are responsible for helping to analyze and store data.   The engineering field is not the only IT field experiencing growth. Entry-level information technology analysts make $60,000 and above. Experienced IT analysts make over $82,600 per field, and job growth for the next decade is expected to be about 30%.

3. Financial Services   Accountants, Actuaries, Financial Advisers   Are you good with numbers? You could find a rewarding career in the financial services industry. Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) make an average of $74,200 and 10-year job growth is expected to be 18%. As more companies are doing away with pension plans, employees will need help with retirement planning. Job growth for financial advisers is expected to be 41% over the next decade. The average financial adviser makes $101,000 per year.   Actuaries measure the statistical probability of certain events occurring. The actuarial field has a projected growth rate of 24% and an average salary of $129,000. Actuaries can make as much as $300,000 per year. All of these finance-related fields typically require an undergraduate business degree.

4. Education Arena   College Professors, Elementary School Teachers, High School Teachers   A bad economy means increased enrollment in colleges and universities. As students return to school, there is an increased need for college professors. Best time to be a qualified and experienced Online Tutor/adjuntor, professor  as many universities are going on with digital teaching and distance education. The average salary for a college professor is $70,400 and the 10-year growth rate is projected at 23%. College professors enjoy great flexibility in their work schedules, freeing them to do a variety of other tasks.   Do you love working with kids? You could become a school teacher. Elementary, middle, and high school teachers make an average of $50,200 annually and future job growth is 18%. Teaching at the collegiate level normally requires a graduate degree in a related field.

5. Technical Jobs   Physical Therapist Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Veterinary Technicians   Many technical jobs require certifications but do not require that applicants obtain a college degree. Physical therapist assistants earn approximately $42,000 and the physical therapy field is booming. The 10-year growth rate is 42%. Physical therapist assistants are responsible for developing treatment plans, documenting treatments, and modifying specific treatments to the needs of the patient.   Dental hygienists clean teeth, take X-rays, and perform routine oral procedures. Hygienists make $68,152, and the field is growing at a rate of 43%. Veterinary techs perform medical tests, prepare vaccines and tissue samples, and take blood samples. The average salary is $30,000, and the 10-year growth rate is 35%.

6. Business Services Jobs   Environment Health Specialist, Construction Estimator   Service jobs are still the lifeblood of the United States economy, accounting for more than 70% of all jobs. Environmental health and safety specialists are expected to be big beneficiaries of this trend with 10-year job growth expected at 28%. Median pay is expected to be a healthy $71,000 per year.   Estimators are important to customers because they help to determine whether a project will make money for a firm or become a money loser. A construction estimator position requires lots of experience and accuracy. The average pay is solid at $68,000 per year and job growth is expected at 25% over the next ten years.

7. Sales Jobs   Sales Director, Sales Executive, Senior Sales Professional   Sales are incredibly important to any company from software companies to financial service firms. Sales executives are needed to motivate staff and help companies reach their revenue goals. They have to be outstanding at customer relations and place employees in the best position to close deals.   Sales may be a high stress, high pressure occupation but it pays very well. Sales directors earn an average annual salary of $142,000, and senior sales executives are not far behind with an average salary of $127,000 per year.

8. Consulting Jobs   Management Consultants, Healthcare Consultants   Companies are looking for ways to save money on employee costs and one of the best ways to do this is by outsourcing projects. This is why consultants are expected to be in incredibly high demand. Companies do not have to provide benefits or pay healthcare costs for consultants.   The consulting industry is expected to see double digit growth over the next decade. Management and healthcare consultants will see job growth of 24%, making this one of the most lucrative industries for job seekers to get into.

9. Engineering Jobs   Project Engineer, Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Biomedical Engineer   There is a dearth of math and science majors in universities and the engineering industry is reflecting that. Companies are having an increasingly difficult time finding quality engineers.   Structural, civil, project, and environmental engineers will see job growth ranging from 24% to 31% over the next decade. Biomedical engineers will see job growth at a whopping 72%. The minimum salary is expected to be $76,000 with some engineers easily making more than six figures a year. The work is low stress and the job satisfaction is incredibly high.

10. Middle Management Jobs   Research and Development Manager, Product Manager, Risk Management Manager   Mid-level management is just as important to a firm as top-level management. They are responsible for supervising many of the day-to-day functions and maintaining smooth interactions with management and staff.   Risk management managers help to mitigate risks and keep firms from potential risks that can cripple them. Job growth for this field is expected at 24% with an average salary of $107,000. R&D managers make sure that new projects and products are developed, tested, and properly brought to market. Product managers oversee the launch and implementation of new products and processes. These are all important job functions in which most current employees see continued job growth in their professions.

Final Word

Technology and business evolve quickly, and new careers come and go just as fast. Because of this, it’s important to choose a career field that will be in high demand for the foreseeable future and sharpen your skills over time.  

How To Find A Job In Toronto Today

Need to know how to find a job in Toronto?

There are jobs available throughout the province, but finding a job in Toronto can be a challenge when the economy is struggling. To find a job in Toronto, you will need to be persistent.  The first step in finding a job in Toronto is getting organized. Write down your goals, your experience, the types of jobs you are qualified for and what type of jobs you want to pursue. Write your resume, or if you already have a resume, make sure it is current. Your resume should include past dates of employment, job titles and a brief description of each job you have held. If you have sent off several resumes and you have not received any responses, you may want to rewrite your resume.

Write a cover letter that you can use as a template. Each cover letter you send should be brief and written to target the available position. Take the time to rewrite the cover letter for each position because it is the first impression your future employer will have of you. Try to find out the name of the person who will receive your cover letter and resume and address the cover letter to that person. It is well worth the time it takes to send a targeted cover letter that is not generic. Alternatively, you can upload your resume to employment websites. Create, or update, social networking profiles. Tell your friends, family, church members, club members and others that you are looking for a job. Chances are that someone you know may be able to help you find one. Search the websites of companies that are located in Toronto that you would like to work for and fill out an application. If an application is not available online, call the human resources department of the company in question and ask if they have job openings and if you may send your resume. Also search the state, county and city government websites for openings. Read the classified section of Toronto newspapers. You can also check out internet classified sites for jobs in the different cities and towns of Toronto. Be sure to tailor your search so that you see results for the fields you are looking for.   If you find that you do not have the skills for the jobs that you want, consider going back to school to learn the skills that are needed. Stay optimistic and keep sending out resumes. You will eventually find a job in Toronto that you want.  

 

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.