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How to manage money when you are self employed Immigrant

Starting your own business can be costly, but so can mistakes when it comes to money and tax. Avoid the pitfalls by following this advice.

As yourself,  can I afford to set up a business?

You need to make sure that you calculate how much it is going to cost to start up and run your business to ensure that you have accurate figures in your business plan, especially if you’re applying for investment from third parties.

All costs need to be recorded for reporting to Canada Revenue ( even if you are a limited company or a certain type of partnership).

Here is a guide to costs you may incur when setting up your business:

Business planning,  Registrations, Permit and Licences
 Insurance ,  set up and location, employee, payroll and taxes

For more please check this link:
Information on planning, starting and growing your own business

Canada Revenue recommends that you keep the following records, which will help you to fill out your tax return:

cashbooks;
invoices and receipts;
electronic sales records or till rolls;
mileage records;
bank statements;
P60s (if you are also employed);
payroll records (if you have employees);
rent books;
hire purchase records;
an inventory of stock on hand;
a record of money taken out of the business for personal use.
So what do I need to know now that I have to pay self-employment taxes every year?

Each year, depending on the number of people I provide my services to, I need to collect  finantial statements at the end of the year to file my taxes.  Learn about Federal and provincial taxes of the contracting world and in order to avoid an audit, you need to make sure  you report exactly what is on that form.

Now that you started the year as a contractor, you should probably pay quarterly taxes rather than wait until the end of the year. If you think it’s a good idea simply to pay a year’s worth of payroll, federal and provincial income taxes once a year, think again. The CR will levy a

severe underpayment penalty for holding on to its money the entire year. Payments are to be made April 15th, July 15th, October 15th and January 15th (The January payment will be in the following fiscal year).

Owning my own business,  you will be keeping your eyes and ears open for every possible deduction to minimize the new taxes that you now need to pay. Previously, the standard deduction was all that I needed but those days are well behind me.
Somehow, you need to realize that every check you receive for you work is not 100%  yours to keep. A good chunk of that belongs to the government, so in order not to spend everything I make, I’ve decided to set aside an online savings account specifically for payment of  CR taxes. Four times a year,  you will take money out of that account to pay my estimated taxes the other days of the year, that account does not exist!   Self-Employment taxes can certainly be a drag if you’re just getting started in a new business and have never heard of them before.

But when you’re 65 and reaping the benefits of social security (reaping may be exaggerated and that’s assuming there’s anything left that far in the future) you won’t be as upset that the CR made you pay it.

Self-Marketing in the Canadian Job Market

As Wikipedia states: “The career management process begins with setting goals/objectives. A relatively specific goal/objective must be formulated. This task may be quite difficult when the individual lacks knowledge of career opportunities and/or is not fully aware of their talents and abilities. However, the entire career management process is based on the establishment of defined goals/objectives whether specific or general in nature. Utilizing career assessments may be a critical step in identifying opportunities and career paths that most resonate with someone.”

In a tight job market, getting all the details right matters, and a spreadsheet helps.

Here are some job search strategist

1.Do research about the companies you are applying to, take time to determine the best career choice and to keep a job-hunting spreadsheet.   By using the spreadsheet, you’ll quick access to everyone’s contact information and could quickly find the details you needed about people and jobs, instead of keeping track of dozens of business cards, e-mail messages and written notes.   Words of wisdom: In a tight job market, getting all the details right matters, and a spreadsheet helps. “(It allowed me to have) a much more personalized approach and whenever communication would occur I could check the spreadsheet and know exactly where we left off.

Highlights  

•Use Facebook and its microtargeting ability to find help in your search.  

•Follow bloggers on Twitter to learn about the latest job openings.  

•Shadow an employee to learn about their job, and you might get noticed.

Smart strategy:

Turned to the microblogging service Twitter to see if   you can find the latest job postings. Do also  real-time Twitter searches by position and location (“executive assistant, Hamilton”) to pull up recent tweets.

One USA example also use in Canada:

Name: Marian Schembari Old gig: Freelance writing in New York and Connecticut New gig: Associate publicist at Jane Wesman Public Relations in New York Smart strategy: Instead of responding to an employer’s job posting, she posted an ad for herself on Facebook, the social networking site, and used its microtargeting capability to home in on people who were most likely to offer her a job.  

Her ad asked, “I want to work for Harper Collins, can you help?” Anyone identifying themselves as a company employee saw it on their page. Readers could click on a link that directed them to her resume. Though she wasn’t able to find work with Harper Collins, she did connect with 100 people in two weeks, including someone who was able to offer her a job.   Words of wisdom: Recognize that the best way to get a job isn’t always to apply for it directly.

“I wasted so much time writing perfect cover letters and sending them into the Internet abyss,” she says. “You have to get out there in a way that people will come to you, not the other way around.”

Read this on self-marketing

Achieving financial freedom in Canada

How to Achieve Financial Freedom through a list of options of  web based businesses   in Canada

Explore what Business and careers match these  

You may already have ideas about business and careers you might like to do in Canada– but your ideas are unlikely to be comprehensive. Use the Careers Managment Service  – and resources in this section of the website – to widen your ideas. Once you have a range of ideas, narrow down your options and think about how to make a decision. And remember, there are other options to applying for permanent jobs immediately, including:

 • Further study  

• Travelling  

• Volunteering  

• Internships (see travel and work)  

• Time out!

Portable Business and Careers in demand in Canada

So which skills are most in demand? Here are 10 of the hottest:
 
1.  Information technology.  the fastest-growing category of keywords — including HTML5, Android, mobile app, and social media — were in IT, and for instance  we that Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts fits the bill.

The network systems and data communication analyst career field is projected to grow by 30 percent from 2008 – 2018. The rapid spread of computers and technology has demanded an increase in highly skilled workers to develop and maintain systems for new technologies. Systems analysts typically solve problems related to computer technology to meet organizational needs. Network systems and data communications analysts are expected to be among the fastest.

You don’t need a magic wand to notice that it is a  Portable Career and business  in demand in Canada.

The computer software engineer career field is projected to increase by 21 percent since the year 2018. Computer software engineers generally design and develop new computer software systems by incorporating new technologies in a growing range of applications.  Openings for software developers who specialize in applications will rise by more than one-third (34%) since 2018, we are in 2021….rising pay in these fields reflects the surge in demand. What would we do without computers and technology  today? it’s the hottest of all.
 
2. Health care professionals. Partly due to the aging in Canada, health care has been hot for a while now, and the trend shows no sign of slowing. not all Portables but the field of Medical Records and Health Information Technicians , Physical Therapist Aides,  opticians, Veterinary Technologists and Technicians and Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors are. You can open many business with them too. Will the world move forward without health professionals? Nope…..remember you need all your organs, limbs and mind….The health field is always a good investment and it’s always in demand. Can you do much without health? i don’t think so.

3.  Bilingual Health care management and support staff. Don’t have the training or experience to work directly with patients? No worries. “People often overlook the fact that businesspeople run health care companies. “With all the change happening in the system now, there is churn as well as growth. We’re constantly seeing new openings in general management, finance, marketing, human resources, you name it.” Being able to communicate in another language is an asset and it’s very portable.
 
4. Engineers. Note to college students who want their pick of job offers when they graduate: Consider majoring in engineering. A whopping 88% of employers in a new poll by the Society for Human Resource Management bemoaned the difficulty of finding enough engineers to hire.  Civil engineers are in demand too.

 
5. Industrial skills. Think Canadian  manufacturing is slowing down? Think again. Electricians, carpenters, welders. Moreover.  “We’re seeing an increase in industrial hiring in logistics, supply-chain management, and plant management.” As more companies go global, demand for expertise in logistics — the art and science of moving stuff efficiently from one place to another — will continue to heat up.
 
 
6. Life sciences and biotech. Medical innovators ranging in size from Big Pharma down to biotech startups are on a hiring binge. As with health care companies in general, these employers will also need managers and support staff .
 
7. Salespeople/Customer representative. Selling has historically been the closest thing there is to a recession-proof career, and this economic downturn is no exception.  Since they’re the ones bringing the dough in the door, salespeople are often the first to be hired and last to get laid off.  
8. Accounting and finance. Demand for accountants and finance mavens (particularly forensic accountants and compliance specialists) has been climbing steadily for the past several years.
 
9. Discount retailers. “Not to mention any specific company names — everyone knows who they are, anyway — but the big locally discount store companies have flourished during this recession.

 
10. Private equity or wealth firms. Recruiters report that private equity firms are actively seeking management talent for their portfolio companies “across all industries and all functional areas. “They’re poaching already-employed, seasoned managers from big companies — people who can step into either a turnaround situation or a pre-IPO company and make it work. These are challenging jobs, and could be a real feather in a manager’s cap if he or she can bring it off successfully.”

Note: More information related to  Canadian Apprenticeship programs  and  Portable business and careers in demand in Canada     may be obtained from the local Apprenticeship   or for  Business opportunities in Canada   phone at  647.448.2052 or hinenisyndicator(at)gmail.com

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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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.

Canada Business Development Opportunities

Canada’s rapidly growing economy, vast population and business infrastructure offers tremendous Canada business development opportunities to USA  companies and other countries.   Whether it is setting up operations in Canada, or tapping into Canada’s Market potential, many companies today are experiencing great business success.  More about why do business in Canada.

Business Canada Partner
USA-Canada Business HM can partner with you in all aspects of business development opportunites in Canada.  We have the experience, knowledge and resources to assist the small to medium sized business wishing to explore business opportunities with Canada.  More about our Canada Consulting Team.
 

Canada Manufacturing Operations
Businesses are setting up manufacturing in Canada to improve their cost competitiveness as well as to be a more strategic supplier to its customer base that is already in Canada.  We can help you with the planning and execution of a manufacturing resource in Canada. Specifically we help you with:

Planning
Geographic Location
All Legal and Tax Issues
Local Partners
Risk Mitigation
Implementation
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Canadian Sourcing and Supply
Finding the right Canadian  Partner can afford businesses great cost reduction opportunities.  It is critical to find the right partner that can meet your short and long term supply objectives as well as have the capability to meet all your quality expectations.  USA-Global-Canada Business HM understands the supply chain opportunities and challenges in Canada and can improve your chances of success by:

Finding Quality Partners & Products
Helping with Legal, Taxes and Documentation Issues
Assist in Supplier Management
Provide Logistics Import/Export Support
 
Penetrating the Canadian Market
Exports to Canada are approaching  Billion Dollars annually.  The Canadian Market is huge, growing fast, and affords a tremendous opportunity to USA or global businesses.  USA-Canada Business  HM can:

Identify Opportunities
Find Strategic Trading Partners
Work with Local Authorities
Assist with Business Development

    

Canada Businesses Expand in USA, Europe and Latin America 
The USA and South American  markets offers expansion opportunities for Canadian  Companies.  USA-Canada Business HM can help  foreign companies enter the Canadian Market by Providing:
Sales and Management Consulting
Developing Specialized Sales Programs
Strategic Overview & Planning
Canada Sales Rep & Distribution Channels

 
HM arranges Canada business tours to companies who may be considering an investiment in Canada.  This is an excelent opportunity to preview the Canada Market and meet influential contacts.

Contact us   or call us at  647.448.2052 to learn more about Canada Business Development Training

Canada Visa Scheme for Student Entrepreneurs

The Canadian  government has longing for  plans for a new visa route which will encourage budding entrepreneurs to stay on in the country.   The proposals, which will not come into effect probably by or around  2013, are thought to characterise an immigration policy which is prioritising quality over quantity.   Jason Kenney, the immigration minister, said  that reforms to the immigration system were working: “The first small signs of the beneficial effects of these policies are just beginning to show up, with a 11% fall in student visas and a 17% fall in work visas in the latest quarterly figures compared with a year previously.”   Mr Kenney  reiterated his intention to make the immigration system “sustainable”, making reference to the government’s decision to change the rules surrounding post-study visas. From April, not all international graduates will be able to stay and look for work. Instead, only those with a concrete job offer when they graduate can stay.  

MrKenney did, however, have in plans to announce a new visa route for international graduate entrepreneurs – described as “those international students who have engaged in supervised entrepreneurial activity during their university studies in Canada  and who want to stay on after their studies to develop their ideas”. This new selective visa category will enable recipients to remain in  Canada  for two years, and will be available from April 2013.   Said the immigration minister, “We have talked in the past about changes in the Points Based System. In the future it will be more accurate to talk about a contribution-based system. Whether you come here to work, study, or get married, we as a country are entitled to check that you will add to the quality of life in Canada.”  

The measures have been criticised in some quarters: opponents say that the curbing of students’ work rights will damage the education sector and its value to the economy.   Mr Kenney, though, defended the proposals: “There is scope for further examination of whether and to what extent foreign student tuition fees boost the Canadian economy and crucially how Canadian  residents ultimately benefit from that. We need a better understanding of the economic and social costs and benefits of student migration: from the point of view of the wider Canadian  economy, the education sector itself and the students themselves.   “There needs to be a focus on quality rather than quantity. The principle of selectivity should apply to student migration just as it does to work migration.”

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How to have a succesful job hunt in Canada

Job hunting is tough for new immigrants in Canada

Canada, 9th September: As per the figures revealed by Statistics Canada, nearly two-thirds of new immigrants having university degrees are finding it difficult to get jobs in the chosen field so many have resorted to self-employment.   And this is especially true for immigrants who don’t have the required work experience in their related field.   In the event of being without jobs in Canada, many immigrants, especially newcomers are forced to work on part-time jobs or lower-paid jobs in Canada, the report by StatsCan maintains.  

Getting a job

1. Getting the Job – It’s not WHAT you know it’s WHO you know

 Getting jobs is all about who you know, not what you know.  Yes, networking and connections are probably the best way to go about getting a job and reflect the best use of time. But networking and who you know need to be combined with a strong sense of what kind of jobs to pursue.

 Getting a job in the business world can be easier if you know people and have a social network.   Although, Canada government has been trying to help new immigrants by offering various employment courses like S.U.C.C.E.S.S.( for instance in B.C.(British Columbia program for immigrants), however, still several immigrants have to struggle a lot before landing a job in Canada.   The fact is that many immigrants arriving in Canada and deciding to stay and work here possess requisite skills, professional or university degrees and have good proficiency in English, but that does not get them a job in the respective field so they resort to self employment or business of their own.   A immigrant from Argentina, Veronica Grigio has a university degree in the field of anthropology, but she is currently working at the Italian Cultural Centre as a receptionist. She intends to get further education in Vancouver University to improve her chances of getting a job in Canada in medical anthropology.   She is not alone. In fact, there are several doctors who are currently working as cabbies in Canada and many engineers who work as cleaners while those having degree in anthropology are seen working at low paid jobs in Canada.   No wonder, the average weekly wage for immigrant workers in the age group of 25-54 years happens to be $2.28 an hour while that of Canadian born workforce in the same age group is around $23.72 an hour.

2. Start Early  

The experts agree that networking is not a last-minute effort, relationships take time to cultivate.  Even if they already have a job, or are committing to school full time, students should still look for new contacts with people in their field.

3. Network Online  

Students and seasoned professionals should look to online networking sites like LinkedIn or Facebook to help establish contacts.   LinkedIn allows users to see different levels of connectivity to other people (whether you’re a second or third connection to someone), which can help students reach out to people more directly than cold calling.

4. Stay in Touch 

Establishing contacts takes work, and it is the person’s responsibility to keep connections going. Staying in touch with people by keeping them apprised of what you’re doing, what your interests are, what skills you have developed, and what jobs or opportunities you are looking for.

 

Attend business functions such as networking business breakfast meetings, lunches, cocktail mixers and the like. Carry LOTS of business cards and practice your elevator speech (a short intro of yourself and your chosen field of expertise).

Join the Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau or other business related affiliation. Do you strive to be a freelancer? Join the Freelancer’s Union.

Keep checking  the newspaper for updated business listings, if someone got a promotion doing exactly what you would like to do, write them an email or a letter asking for advice or perhaps to setup a meeting and bring a writing tablet with you. They will most likely be very impressed that you had the gumption to put your best foot forward.

Remember, education is a great tool, but experience and knowing the right people is a must.

SUM UP?

Company want lots diplomas, experience, skills but they do not want to pay.

Getting jobs is all about who you know, not what you know. I have a friend who has 1 yr entry-level experience in a Colombian newspaper company, and she applied for an entry-level position at famous Toronto newspaper, and wasn’t even shortlisted for a phone interview (first step before in-person interview). I have another friend who barely passed undergrad, has no relevant work experience (just a couple of weak co-op terms), and got a job in that newspaper! right after graduation.
 

Jobs are not getting filled because Canadian companies are asking for the moon in qualifications and then those they do hire with those qualifications show they cannot do the job. They have not experience. Theory is one thing, putting it into practice is another. Canada is losing productivity because they are letting experienced people sit on the sidelines because they don’t have X,Y, or Z degrees. Some of the brghtest minds and richest people in the world don’t have degrees.  Doesn’t stop them from thinking and being creative and functioning well.  (we are not putting down highter education with this)  but education is not necessarily  a stepping stone to  a job.  Canadian companies need to smarten up or get lost in the rest of the world’s dust in the global marketplace.

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Canadian immigrants: How to be succesful through self-employment

 In the wake of declining opportunities of employment in Canada, a large number of immigrants, especially women immigrants, are quick to become self-employed.   

This has been revealed by the findings of a latest study by Statistics Canada.   Increasing self employment among female immigrants—The study findings show that although sons of immigrants in Canada are reluctant to become self-employed, but their sisters are showing increased tendency in this regard. The findings further stated that the rate of self-employment is considerably higher among immigrants as compared to their Canada born counterparts.   Rate of immigrants taking up self-employment is nearly five percent higher than that Canada born citizens, the findings assert. And this is especially true of second-generation females whose rate of self-employment is quite above than their moms. Among males, self-employment plunged by nearly two percent but went up by 2 percent among females.  

Self employment rate went up from 6 percent to 7 percent for Canada born females whose parents are immigrants. And the rate of self employment also zoomed to 7 percent from 5 percent for Canada-born moms having Canada-born parents. Canada-born fathers had a higher rate of self-employment as compared to the generation of their sons.   The study reiterates that Canada born males with immigrant parents in the ages between 25 and 44 years had low rate of self employment s compared to their immigrant parents around 25 years ago.   In the year 2006, self employment rate among Canada-born males with immigrant parents was 12 percent as compared to the self employment rate of 14 percent among immigrant fathers in the year 1981. Meanwhile, the number of Canada-born sons of Canada-born parents taking to self-employment is said to be 10 percent. In Canada  as a self-employed person, you must have relevant experience in cultural activities, athletics or farm management. You must also have the intention and ability to establish a business that will, at a minimum, create employment for yourself. You must make a significant contribution to cultural activities or athletics or purchase and manage a farm in Canada.  

  Fact Factors behing self-employment

Factors behind self-employment among new immigrants—Majority of  new immigrants find it difficult to get suitable jobs. And this pushes them to take up self-employment  or becoming an entreprenuer after coming to Canada. Normally, coming into Canada as an entrepreneur, you basically have to have lots of cash because they’re expecting you to start a business (and employ other Canadians). That is the main focus of immigration, it seems — how is your being there benefiting Canada. Nothing generates jobs like a thriving economy so some fields are always ‘hotter’ than others.  Below I offer a couple of links o the latest Canadian hottest occupations.

Canada Hottest  Occupations

In the early 2000’s  ( Click here to see some of Canada’s hottest jobs.).  Then by 2011 careers as technologists, technicians and technical specialists in applied sciences are the  growing tech rapidly in occupations including health, computer technology, telecommunications and various engineering and architectural support roles. Today or in 2012
you can find the Canadian 50 best-paying, highest-demand career choices here, but  there are more higher paying and stable jobs in Canada that are missing in these report specially when it comes to self employment or creating your own job. 

 

Canada Labor Market

Canada labor market is complaining about “lack of workers”…. while workers cant find jobs in Canada.   And this imbalance is affecting health of Canada labor market while they say that market is growing, companies are getting bigger and bigger, it is still really hard to find a good related position for a foreigner.   A large number of aboriginals and new immigrants can’t find good jobs. In such a scenario, they are looking up to become self-reliant by resorting to self-employment.  

Self-employment has increased significantly since the early 1990s, when less than 16% of the province’s workforce was self-employed. By 2008, nearly one in five workers in the BC province in Canada  for instance was self employed and in Ontario it’s  been having growing a bigger rate.  Being your own boss isn’t risk free.  It can be very satisfying, and in some cases, very lucrative, but there are a lot of self-employed people who don’t succeed in their endeavours. Those who do succeed often spend long hours, and invest a lot of time and effort into building up their business. It might not be the right choice for you, but self-employment is an option you should consider when planning your careerFind out about  entrepreneurial training and consultancy here

There is something incredibly empowering about Self employment or creating your own jobs or seizing control of your life and creating the job you want, rather than waiting for it to happen or waiting for someone to give it to you. You are no longer a passive viewer of the world, but someone actively changing it. You become your own boss, pursuing your own goals. That’s incredible.

Part of the reason it’s feasible now to create your own job is because the Internet makes it possible for us to market ourselves cheaply and sell goods and services without having a brick-and-mortar stores. This opens a world of opportunities. 

Most jobs are not getting filled because Canadian companies are asking for the moon in qualifications and then those they do hire with those qualifications show they cannot do the job. Theory is one thing, putting it into practice is another. Canada is losing productivity because they are letting experienced people sit on the sidelines because they don’t have X,Y, or Z degrees. Some of the brightest minds and richest people in the world don’t have degre4es–we are not bashing high or good education though– but you can have all the university degrees or titles in the World and if you have cero practice or experience? WHAT?  I tell you: you won’t help any company.  Education is the last part of the CV for a reason.  Not having a MBA or PH Doesn’t stop those of  the brightest and most succesful business  from thinking and being creative and functioning well. Canadian companies need to smarten up or get lost in the rest of the world’s dust in the global marketplace. Brake the mold and create your own job!