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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.


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.


Study English | Looking for a Work-Program in Canada?

Paid Work Programs

Canadian Working Holiday  Program  Spend an absolutely amazing vacation working in Canada and truly “experience” from this beautiful country.  Learn More

Camp Canada Work Program

The Camp Canada Work Program, also known as “CCWP”, is a program that meets the demands of Canadian summer camps for summer staff, while enabling international young people to earn some income to support their holiday in Canada.  Learn More

English Co-op Program

This work and study program is designed to allow students to develop their English skills.

We help you with the nitty gritty stuff that you need to do when you land in Canada – assistance in opening a bank account, registering for a Social Insurance Number, getting your resume prepared, and MOST IMPORTANTLY,  JOB ASSISTANT SERVICE!  We save you money as we get you working faster and help you get the best deals on accommodations, travel and other services you need.


Internships in Canada

Participate in day-to-day operations to see how Canadian companies operate, develop new skills and make great contacts in your field. International work experience in Canada looks great on your resume and employers will see the value of your past work.

With Internship programs, you will obtain an internship position before you depart your home country and you will know which company you will be working for and where it is located before you leave your front door!

Why Intern  •Get real world, hands-on experience in your field of work or study  •Participate in day-to-day operations to see how Canadian companies operate  •Learn about Canadian business culture  •Develop new skills and build networking relationships in your field  •Improve your business and interpersonal skills  •Improve your English skills  •Improve career opportunities

Internships Available   All placements in these fields are UNPAID. All fields require relevant education of at least 1-year at the university or college level.


Volunteering in Canada

HC offers volunteer placements to individuals travelling to or within Canada in the areas of wildlife, environment and conservation. Gain valuable life experience, meet new people, see new places and do something good for the world!

Next ……e 4 exciting projects to choose from



Marisol Diaz is  Business developer and author specializing in  helping clients create fulfilling and meaningful career opportunities for local and international trained professionals. Get help creating your own exciting career opportunity in Canada with a step-by-step books and  guides, seminars and Workshops such as “Steps to Starting Your Own Business” in Canada. Check also   Business, Jobs & Careers    products

How to Find Jobs in the Canadian Northwest Territories

Canada  is a huge country: it has  10 provinces and 3 territories.

The three territories of Canada are:

• Nunavut • Yukon • Northwest Territories


Nunavut, meaning “our land”, is the youngest of the three territories. It was created on April 1, 1999 as a result of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.  Nunavut is the largest of the three territories of Canada occupying about one fifth part of land mass of Canada. The two large islands in Canada are Ellesmere Island and Baffin Island. Iqaluit is the capital of Nunavut. The aboriginals called the Inuit consist of the major percentage of this territory’s population. Winters are usually very long and cold in Nunavut. The chief industries in this area are mining, fishing, tourism, packaging of raw meat and fish.

As a significant Inuit homeland, Nunavut prides itself on its deep Inuit roots, cultural traditions and spirit of diversity. Nunavut has a population of approximately 29,400, 85% of which are Inuit, and it spans two million square kilometers extending north and west of Hudson’s Bay and above the tree line to the North Pole. With the highest cost of living in Canada and low rates of high school graduation, Nunavut faces considerable development challenges.

 Yukon: This is the smallest territory in Canada. It is situated in the northwestern corner of the country. Earliest settlement in this area happened with aboriginals migrating from Asia who fished, hunted, and trapped for a living. The economy mainly rests on mining, tourism.

You can read a bit more about Northwest Territories  here

If you’re trying to find a job in The Northwest Territories (NWT; French, les Territoires du Nord-Ouest) , you’ve come to the right place, no matter what type of job in The Northwest Territories  you need. Let’s find open jobs in The Northwest Territories  , sorted by area below.

Keep in mind that when you look for a job abroad,  work visa law can be complex. One of your first steps when looking for a job abroad should be to contact one of  Canadian  embassies near you to find out more about your work visa options. Most foreigners visiting The Northwest Territories  for more than 6 months  would need a residence permit. Others may need a residence and work permit.

Job Searches Across The Northwest Territories 
•  is an Canadian website listing jobs in The Northwest Territories  .  Job Portal lets job seekers look for jobs all over The Canadian Northwest  .
• offers internships, student and summer jobs in The Northwest Territories .

These three websites have job listings from all The Northwest Territories  . If you have a particular area in mind, scroll down to search for jobs by province too.



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.

Access more than 400,000+ Canadian province-specific company profiles in industries such as manufacturing, transportation, consumer goods, consulting services, finance and technology.  Available only to premium subscribers.

Who in Canada can provide a job offer letter?

 People tend to concentrate on job interviews, but handling a job offer well can be just as important. Who  can provide you with a job offer letter? Are you up for the challange?

  • Bank of Montreal
  • Scotiabank
  • CIBC
  • Goodmanns
  • Cosco Pharmacy
  • The Good Sheppard
  • City of Toronto
  • Canada Life
  • Canadian Medic Alert

This list above belongs to  some of the few willing to provide you with  a job offer letter if your job description  tells potential employers the exact requirements of the position. Even more useful is the process you use to develop the job description internally and the behavioral characteristics of your ideal position. Assemble a resume or portafolio who represent the best qualities of the skills, experience and credentials you currently hold for the position(s) you are applying.

Develop a job description that delineates an fulfill the key responsibilities and outputs of the position described. Then, define the behavioral characteristics of you as the ideal candidate. Finally, list your five – ten key responsibilities and characteristics you will use for the position.

Sound like a lot of effort? It is. But, you’ll have a much better idea about the characteristics of the ideal candidate Canadian employers want to attract to their companies when they are doing this planning via email or with a recruiting planning meeting firm.


Learn how to use the Internet to find and attract great companies. These are options you can currently consider.

Join Canada Industry Contacts, Association Memberships and Trade Groups for Recruiting Candidates.

Looking for the “right” associations to join? Check out this resource: Find Associations, People, and Businesses from the Canadian Society of Association Executives.

Use  Canadian Headhunters and Recruiters
Sometimes, it is worth your time to use headhunters, recruiters, and employment placement firms.

Recruiter’s Online Network.

Marisol Diaz
Settlement & Integration Resources Publisher
Int’l Employment & Career Columnist

Positions Currently Recruiting

Ministry of Mission prides itself on recruiting the highest caliber volunteers and uses a formal screening process that includes completing an application form, finger printing and a security check. This ensures the safety of our residents and helps maintain the integrity of our programs.

Volunteer Opportunities are available to individuals of all ages, from youths to seniors. A variety of volunteer positions exist MoM divisions including Bookkeeper-Non-Profit Ontario, Non-Profit Fundraising Campaign Workers
Short Term Missions Coordinator,Computer skills training and literacy courses Trainer. Volunteer positions range from maintenance workers, to data entry clerks, to special event coordinators and ambassadors. When a potential volunteer contacts MoM and offers their skills, we make every effort to match them with an area where their skills and qualifications may be best utilized.  Fill out an Application Form (PDF) and email it to Maria Garcia at
Note: Some Volunteer Opportunities may or may not use the above Application Form.  To find out, click on the Volunteer Position you are interested in below.

For general information about Volunteer Opportunities, please contact the City’s Community Programs Supervisor, Eve Kelso at (416).244.3699. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

  • Bookkeeper-Non-Profit Ontario
  • Non-Profit Fundraising Campaign Workers in Ontario…
  • Short Term Missions Coordinator (Canada)
  • Sales Reps/Marketing & Administration
  • Computer skills training and literacy courses Trainer
  • Securing employment and obtaining a work permit in Canada

    Get into a  Canadian Study-work Program  ! there is not a better and shorter  way for you to secure employment an obtaining work permit in Canada.

    We publish a section with  advice on finding Summer internships, internship programs, Provincial internships, as well as samples of what an internship report can look like and a list of institutions with great work-study options:

    University of WaterlooWaterloo, Ontario
    The largest co-op program in the world. It has over 11,000 students enrolled in co-op and more than 3,000 employers. Their famous engineering program is co-op only (no regular stream of study). Their 5-year co-op program included up to 2 years of work experience.

    Bill Gates has said: “There are many years where Waterloo is the university we hired the most people from of any university in the world, and Waterloo has always been in the top five every year.”

    Wilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterloo, Ontario
    Laurier has a top co-op business program. The program is very competitive – only one third of students who start in first year enroll. It offers 3 four-month work terms.

    Carleton UniversityOttawa, Ontario
    Their co-op program has work placements of 4, 8, 12, or 16 months in duration. Students typically require an additional year of study to complete the co-op work terms and fulfill the academic requisites of their specific program.

    University of British ColumbiaVancouver, British Columbia
    UBC offers co-op programs in various faculties such as Arts, Commerce, Engineering, Science and Forestry. Their coop program can also be combined with other exciting UBC programs, such as the Go Global exchange.
    University of AlbertaEdmonton, Alberta
    While high grades help for success in their co-op program, broad work and volunteer experiences are also very valuable to potential employers. There are approximately 240-280 co-op students on work terms or actively searching for a placement each term. 

    want more check here!

    Aboriginal Employment Program (AEP)

    The goal of the AEP is to increase representation of Aboriginal peoples at all levels in the

    Department of Indian and Northern Affairs (DIAND) and foster a climate which will provide opportunities for development and while promoting retention. The AEP offers four programs: Aboriginal Maters (Graduate Recruitment) Program (AMP), Aboriginal Management Executive Development (AMED), Aboriginal University Recruitment (AUR) and Aboriginal Student Employment (ASE).


    Accelerated Economists Training Program (AETP)

    The AETP offers Master’s degree candidates in Economics, Public Administration, or a related discipline the opportunity to work alongside senior policy analysts on a number of social, economic and international policy agendas. This two-year program is comprised of four six month assignments in central agencies and participating departments, providing a diverse work experience, particularly in the area of policy analysis.

    Career Edge Youth Internship Program

    Career Edge is a national, not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to enhance youth

    employability through 6, 9 or 12 month paid internships. The program is aimed at graduates of university, college or high school who have finished their education but who lack career-related work experience.

    Environmental Youth Corps Program (EYC)

    The Environmental Youth Corp (EYC) is designed to create a 6 to 12 month window-of opportunity for post-secondary graduates under the age of 30. These individuals are either unemployed or underemployed and are seeking to gain experience in either a national or international environmental project.

    The Fraser Institute Internship Program

    The Fraser Institute’s Internship Program offers university students and recent graduates the unique opportunity to join the Institute for training as junior policy analysts. Past projects include analysis of medical technologies available in Canada, welfare comparisons, and key environmental indicators. Intern’s research may also be published and disseminated to a wide audience.



    Industry Canada’s Student Connection Program

    As an Industry Canada and Youth Employment Strategy program, the Student Connection Program (SCP) was created to foster youth employment and to introduce the power of the Internet to Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises. The Student Connection Program hires and trains post-secondary students and recent graduates as Student Business Advisors (SBAs) who provide on-site customized Internet training.


    Internship Programs within the Public Service of Canada

    The Public Service of Canada continues to be the nation’s largest single employer of students enrolled in co-operative education (Co-op) and Internship programs in Canada. In partnership with participating academic institutions, the Public Service of Canada plays an important role in providing post-secondary students with the relevant and practical work experience they need to fulfil the requirements of their academic program.


    Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR)

    Youth Program

    MNR Internships are up to 10 months (40 weeks) in length. The goal of the program is to

    provide students with specific skills and learning opportunities to help make the transition from school to work. Learning opportunities will focus on MNR’s key business. Jobs will change from year to year to reflect the Ministry’s needs. Applicants must be full-time post-secondary students or recent (within five years) graduates of a recognized post-secondary institution and eligible to work in Canada. The amount participants are paid is based on the type of work assignment. All Intern positions pay more than Ontario’s minimum wage


    Ontario Internship Program


    An OIP Internship is: a 2 year full time, paid professional work assignment that offers hands-on experience via up to three job assignments of 8 months duration, an opportunity to explore your career options while building your skills and portfolio, a great way to network and gain valuable professional contacts and a promising start to a career in the Ontario Public Service.

    Official-Language Monitor Program


    Participants work with students either on a part-time or full time basis who are studying English as a second language through complementary activities carried out under a teacher’s direction.

    Participant’s role is to prepare activities focused on the linguistic and cultural characteristics of the English language in order to help students improve their language skills and increase their awareness of the culture. Part-time participants may continue their post-secondary studies and generally live in urban areas whereas full time participants live in rural areas. All participants receive a salary plus a travel, moving and commuting allowance.



    PSC Management Trainee Program

    The objective of the Management Trainee Program (MTP) is to recruit and develop highly qualified individuals for key positions of responsibility in the federal Public Service of Canada. The MTP provides hands-on work experience through assignments with federal departments and agencies. Upon completion of the four-year Program, graduates will be qualified for managerial positions at the intermediate level.



    The Quebec-Labrador Foundation/Atlantic

    Center for the Environment (QLF) Internships

    The Quebec-Labrador Foundation/Atlantic Center for the Environment (QLF) offers positions to undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate-level university students from Canada and the U.S. The QLF is a dynamic nonprofit organization with a highly qualified staff and a large diversity of projects and activities. Most assignments last two to three months, and include stipends and lodging that vary according to position.


    Science Horizons Youth Internship Program

    Four federal departments deliver Science Horizons programs including: Environment Canada Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Heritage Canada which offer promising young scientists and post-secondary graduates hands-on experience under the mentorship and coaching of experienced scientists and program managers.



    The Science and Technology Internship Program

    This program provides an opportunity to recent graduates in science, engineering or business to gain relevant and meaningful work experience. Interns are invited to work on natural resource sciences projects of commercial potential, in cooperation with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). Interns work under the direction of experienced scientists on cutting-edge research and development projects with NRCan partners committed to bringing research to commercial application. The intern is an employee of the partner. Internships start at any time throughout the year, based on project requirements and funding available.


    Young Canada Works (YCW) in Science and Technology

    These internships include a range of challenging research and application opportunities, developed in partnership with small- and medium-sized enterprises, cultural and heritage institutions, universities and not-for-profit organizations. Internships last 4 to 12 months and application eligibility is limited to recent post-secondary graduates who are up to 30 years of age and unemployed or underemployed.



    Youth Internship Canada (HRDC)

    HRDC Internships provide young people with skills enhancement, work experience and entrepreneurial assistance to help them make a successful integration into the labour market.

    Youth interested in participating and sponsors interested in developing a youth internship project or submitting proposals for funding are invited to contact their local Human Resources Centre of Canada.

    Canada permanent, contract and contract-to-permanent resources in seasonal, temporary, internships, summer jobs.

    What Is A Database And Why Should You Care?

    Why do I need this database?

    What is the main purpose of this product?

    What type of information is provided in this package?

    What are the advantages of using this database for a foreign applicant?

    What are the advantages of using this database If I am already inCanada?

    I am a recruiting agent in Europe ,  Asia or Latin America. Can I use your database?

    I am looking for a job in Vancouver. Can I find one in your database?

    What types of jobs are available?

    How do I purchase?

    I don’t have Paypal account and I can’t use my credit card.

    I paid for the database. What happens next?

    How do I use the database? Do I need special software?

    I have found several jobs that I would like to apply. How do I proceed?

    Do you guarantee that I will get a job?

    I got in contact with employer and I obtained the job. What happens next?

    What expenses do I have?

    Why do I need this database?

    The database  is extremely useful for international job seekers willing to find an sponsorship or employment based  job in Canada. It is also necessary for applicants already located in Canada looking for  Visa Extension or Change of Status from other types of entry visas to a Canadian work permit.

    What is the main purpose of this product?

    This product is a result of a huge volume of work that HM’s  specialized research team has put in action. It is mainly an informational product meaning to provide necessary tools for international job seekers. By using it, you will be able to locate exactly the type of job that you are mostly interested to do. It does contain both a areas of Canadian Firms operating overseas and Foreign Firms operating in Canada.

    What type of information is provided in this package?

    This product provides exact information on Canadian employers that have recently hired international professionalss, or are currently hiring. Information can be sorted by: state, city, company, type of job, wage, number of positions, season/dates, etc.

    What are the advantages of using this database for a foreign applicant?

    If you are located outside Canada you have several options to get on the Skilled Worker program u others :

    – You can enroll at a local recruiting agency in your country and pay exaggerated fees (sometimes several thousand dollars)

    – You can purchase this database and find your own job. You save thousands and get the same results.

    What are the advantages of using HM database If I am already in Canada?

    If you are located in Canada holding any type of visa (tourist, student, religious, temp work) that is expiring soon and if you would like to stay in the country – you must take actions immediately. We strongly do not advise to overstay on your visa, otherwise you become illegal – and this fact will terminate any chances to recover your status.

    You could just go and knock on the door at any employer job site. But you will find out that most Canadian  employers are not aware about legal schemes to employ internationals. They won’t be able to provide you papers if they are not acquired with the Federal  skilled worker  program or Temporary foreign worker.

    Thus, by using  HM Employment  Database for Int’l professionals , you get access to information on all Canadian employers that use sponsorship. They are fully prepared to host internationals, and have experience with this program. You might be surprised how many such employers you can find in your area or province. You can just contact them directly, walk-in and be sure they know what sponsorship means.

    I am a recruiting agent in  Europe, Asia or Latin America. Can I use your database?

    Yes, a lot of agents worldwide would take advantage of this database in order to get access to hundreds of sponsorship jobs in Canada  and offer them to their clients. In all cases you will deal directly with employers and save thousands that you would have to pay to a Canadian intermediary.  There are employers listed in the database that are hiring more than 50 international and skilled workers for one single company. They will be glad to hear about you, your recruiting agency and a proposal for cooperation.

    I am looking for a job in Vancouver. Can I find one in your database?

    Definitely. Information from all  Canadian provinces is presented, including  some in the Northwest Territories.

    What types of jobs are available?

    Any jobs that are allowed by Federal skilled worker  program – including: cook, waiter, front desk, cleaner, construction, landscaping, agricultural, welder, carpenter, mover, lifeguard, ride operator, painter, sales clerk, cashier, driver, etc.

    How do I purchase?

    You go to order page  @ or Mail order .  At it will take you to the secured Paypal site. If you have a Paypal account you can log in and pay from it. If you do not have a Paypal account you can just use your credit card.

    I don’t have Paypal account and I can’t use my credit card.

    You still can get the database access. Following multiple inquiries we can now accept Western Union and Money Gram. Please note that a 20USD surcharge is applied for this type of payment. Contact us for details.

    I paid for the database. What happens next?

    Within 48 hours from payment confirmation we will contact you by email with detailed instructions about the database. We will also provide customer support in case there are any issues with this product.

    How do I use the database? Do I need special software?

    The database is provided in .XLS Microsoft Excel format. You will need Microsoft Excel to open the files.  You will need to run the database and you get access to the data. Now you can sort the info by state, city, wage, type of job, etc and extract exactly what you are most interested in.

    I have found several jobs that I would like to apply. How do I proceed?

    In the database you have all the necessary contact information in order to reach directly the employers and let them know that you are interested in their jobs. We advise to contact more than one employer in order to receive a positive outcome. It is very important to prepare an introduction letter about yourself and a CV. This will increase the chances to get the job.

    Do you guarantee that I will get a job?

    Due to the nature of this product, a full guarantee can not be offered. It all depends on your communication with employers – how well is your CV written and how many employers you contact. Usually more than 94% of our customers get an sponsor based  job without putting high efforts.

    I got in contact with employer and I obtained the job. What happens next?

    – If you are in Canada send to employer or his lawyer your papers (i.e. copies of your Social Security Card,  immigration form,  passport, Visa status ) in order to have your status changed or get the visa extension.

    – If you are out of  Canada  provide the employer with copy of your passport in order to be listed on foreign worker petition. Once petition is approved by Canada HRSD and Canada  immigration  you will have to take it with you at the Canadian  Consulate in your country. Check  for info Canadian Offices Abroad on applying for an employment based  visa.

    What expenses do I have?

    You will be amazed, but by using our HM’s  jobs database you do not have to expect additional expenses. You save thousands of dollars that you would pay to intermediaries and agents. In most cases Canadian  employers do not charge anything to the workers, even for papers, petition, lawyer, mail, etc. Basically you only have to spend for your visa application at the Canadian  Consulate ($130), medical insurance (if necessary) and air ticket. And you are all set, ready to spend a great season in Canada.

    Marisol Diaz is a Cross Cultural specialist and blogger for Hineni Media and its job blog. She researches and writes about job search strategy, career development, hiring trends and workplace issues in Canada.  Follow her on Twitter:

    List of Canadian visa employers for 2009

    This database shows all employers who received approval from  Canadian Immigration  for work permit/ visas in federal fiscal year 2009.

    The database can be set to display between 10 and 200 employers on a single page. To search for individual companies, please use the search link above the column heads. ( see the full listing, work permit/ Co-Op work  use by Canadian firms holds steady in ’09.)
    Canadian Employers approved for  work Permit visas in 2009



    The Work Permit or Sponsorships Canadian Companies Directory Bible!

    The Work Permit Sponsorships Canadian Companies Directory Bible!

    The Co-Op Work/Study Canadian  Participants Employers Listings shows all the employers that participate in Canada Co-Ops Work/Study Programs.

    • It’s designed to be your one-stop destination for anything you can think of that is about or related to  temporary, permanent and seasonal employment vacancies im plain simple English.
    • Find Industry  Specific Employment   for Foreign Trained Professionals
    • Helps see what occupations are available for what degrees, what prospective companies are actually looking for, and value contact names within various corporations.
    • We reach genuine job seekers who want to boost their career prospects and who are looking for: a job in your industry or profession; information on courses to advance their careers; and other quality career-related products and services.
    • Brings you  job opportunities in different fields.
    • Job Search Help for New Immigrants in Canada 
    • Information on employers that you won’t find anywhere else.
    • Helping people find great jobs in great places….Employment opportunities especially suited for .

    Visit  ( Database)

    Seasonal Work Visa for Foreign Workers

    Most students and foreign workers in Canada tend to work while studying to earn some pocket money and/or just for the experience. A popular source of job opportunities for students  and foreign workers during summer and at other times during the year is temping. Temp jobs are a great way to get a taste for the work environment in Canada and also give you the flexibility to pursue other interests during your time in Canada. Some of the key temping agencies to get in touch with are as listed below along with link to subscribe to  the  Canadian Co-op Work Placement & Internship Participating Employers’s Directory.

    Summer jobs and vacancies in bars, hotels, restaurant, catering
    Cafes, bars, restaurants are always looking for extra help especially in the busy summer months. Some places to check out are as below.

    Vendors, sandwich shops, small shops
    Waiting staff in bars and restaurants
    Cleaning staff
    Admin staff

    You can check
    Au Pair
    You can find more information in our Au Pair article.
    Temporary Work and Student employment

    Work Permit

    It is possible to work in Canada while you are there as a student without HRSDC certification, and there are opportunities for jobs on and off campus. Please see the following website for more information: Studying in Canada: Work permits for students.

    Working holiday visa

    Visa requirements are crucial to your trip planning.
    This section is intended for reference only. We strongly recommend that you contact the embassy directly for the most up to date info..

    The Working Holiday Scheme is an ideal way to explore and experience life in Canada while engaging in temporary employment (maximum of one year). Jobs can be found in all sectors, including industry, commerce, science and technology, tourism, agriculture and horticulture. A work permit is not necessary, once you have obtained the visa for this program.

    Working Holiday visas in Canada are only available for citizens of Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand. The intention behind the scheme is to allow young (age 18-30) Australians, netherlanders and New Zealanders to visit Canada  for up to 12 months and to permit them to supplement their income by working during their holiday.

    To ensure that the holidaymakers do not become destitute and a burden to Canadian government, would-be working holidaymakers need to show that they have at least CAD $2,000 to bring with them to support themselves, if they already have a return air ticket or they should provide evidence of funds exceeding CAD$5,000 if they only have a one-way air ticket. Furthermore, WHV candidates are expected to have a compete medical insurance coverage during their working holiday.

    Canadian working holiday visa applications are generally straightforward and can be downloaded from the websites of the Royal Embassies in Neatherland, New Zealand and Australia. Applications should be a made a few months before departure and are accepted throughout the year.