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Finding Jobs at Canadian Company Websites

Canadian Company websites are among the best sources of  noth american job listings, especially if you know what companies you are interested in working for. You can go directly to the source and search for and apply for jobs online directly on many company websites. At most company sites, you can apply for all level positions online – from part-time hourly jobs to top management positions.

Employers ranging from  Bell Phone  to Hudson Bay chain  have jobs online, so does the government (both federal and Provincial), non-profit organizations, and schools.

Getting to the Company Website

There are several ways to find company websites:

Check Company Profiles – these company profiles have career and employment information for many top employers.
Try the Company Name – Many large companies’ URLS are the companyname.com, so that’s a good option to try.
Google the Company Name and Jobs – Enter the company name plus jobs, such as Zellers or Canadian Tire  jobs, in Google’s search box and the jobs section of the website should be among the first results.
•Check .Jobs – Companies are using the .jobs extension to direct job seekers directly to their company information. Enter or search for “companyname.jobs” to see if the company you’re interested in is using it.
•Use Canada Look Up – Job search engine reverse L ook Up searches just for jobs on company web sites.

How to Search Company Websites

Jobs are typically listed in the Careers section of the employer’s website. Job and Career information may be in a seperate section (Careers) or could be under the About Us section.

Just about every company has detailed employment information including job openings, an employment application, company locations, benefits, and how to apply online.

Careers Section

The following information is typically available for job seekers:

•Career options and career paths
•Current job openings
•Job search system
•Job application forms
•Benefits information
•Diversity information
•College recruiting information
About Us Section

The About Us section of employer web sites is is useful for finding out about the company history, financial stability, products and services, management, as well as information about the company culture and how you will fit in.

Apply for Jobs

When the company lists jobs on its website, you’ll find instructions for how to apply for open positions. The job application system will step you the process of applying.

Find More Company Information

Don’t stop there. Use the websites that provide company information to further research the company and to find connections who can help you get hired. Those sites include:
• Linkedin
•Twitter
• Facebook
•YouTube

No Job Listings?

If you’re not able to find job listings on the company website, and you may not because not all employers list job openings online, use the job search engines to check (search by company name) for job openings at your employer of interest.

 

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 @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. You can improve your Canada job search through the   Canadian database  for Int’l  Professional or Hineni CED ,  a Paid Content   or Informational Services site run by Hineni Media.

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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:

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 
•   http://www.nnsl.com/jobs/jobs.html  is an Canadian website listing jobs in The Northwest Territories  .
www.monster.ca  Job Portal lets job seekers look for jobs all over The Canadian Northwest  .
• http://www.allnunavutjobs.com/ 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 @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. 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.


Labour Market Information-Canada Employment Connections (I)

Labor Market Information (LMI) can help you get details on Canadian companies, develop job descriptions, obtain affirmative action data, learn about wages in your the area of interest and make sound economic decisions.

 Finding the job you want has to be a planned, systematic effort. The job search will test your self-knowledge, research skills, organization, persistence, and persuasion. You’ll find that that research skills will not only help you in searching for a new job in Canada , but will come in handy in many other situations in the future.

Knowledge is power.  Canadian employers value job-seekers who know key information about the company because that knowledge demonstrates your interest and enthusiasm for the company and for the job. These steps will take you on a short journey through the basic steps in conducting company research.

Step 1: Where to Do Research

If you really have no idea of what companies might be best for you, there are some good places to start. A number of media (pubications &  websites) have already done the research for you — and have produced various “best” directories, lists, guide, newsletter, databases… best employee-owned companies, best companies for minorities, best  diversity companies, best multicultural companies , etc.

Step 2. How to gather the very basics for  job search research:

1.Starting your job-search and looking to identify key companies in your profession or industry, or even in a specific geographic location.

2. When you are apply to an employer; it’s always best to relate yourself to the company and tailor your cover letter and resume to each employer.

3. When you have been invited to a job interview; you’ll want to showcase your knowledge of the company knowing the most you can about it.
 

Step 3: Determine What Information You Want
You are usually seeking two sets of information.

The first set of information deals with general company information. The types of information you might gather here include: products and services, history and corporate culture, organizational mission and goals, key financial statistics, organizational structure (divisions, subsidiaries, etc.), and locations (main and branches).

The second set of information deals with employment issues, do they hire foreign trained professionals? what about  their plans for  career paths and advancement opportunities, benefits, diversity initiatives, and other human resources functions?.

 

Step 4: Direct Approach

Probably the single best resource of company information is the company’s Website.
The next easiest thing to do is go to your favorite search engine, such as Google.com, and type the company’s name in the search box. Then simply follow the link to the company’s Website.

Among the two best sources for gathering information on certain public Canadian companies is Scott’s Online.

Finding information about private companies — and the vast majority of all companies in Canada are private — is a bit trickier. Two basic sources are Globe and Mail Largest Private Companies list  and  Profit Magazine list of Canada’s fastest growing privately-held companies.

If you are interested in working for a non-profit organization or association, the best research tools to use include the resources HM provide in our Provincial Non-Profit & Charity List.

Another great source of company information comes from the Yellowpages published in all Canadian provinces. There are also specialized industry-specific publications. Another great source that covers  Canada industry is strategies Canada.  lastly but not least we’ve developed a tool  at  HM  which is the Canadian database  for Int’l  Professional or Hineni CED. You’ll find several hundred companies, organized alphabetically or provincially.

Find more resources in our Guide to Researching Companies, Industries, and Provinces.

 

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 @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. 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 with employment opportunities in industries such as manufacturing, transportation, consumer goods, consulting services, finance and technology.  Available only to premium subscribers.


Work in Canada:intra-company transfers

Canada allows for the transfer of certain employees (executives, senior managers and specialized knowledge workers) to the Canadian branch, subsidiary or affiliate of an international company, without the involvement of HRSDC.  In an intra-company transfer, a company transfers an employee to work temporarily in a different office, often in another country.

An Intra-Company Transfer work permit or procedure (ICT or ICP) is applicable for the transfer of key staff into a Canadian subsidiary company. Staff involved in an intra-company transfer must have been employed by their overseas company for at least one year prior to an intra-company transfer application being made. Furthermore the links with the overseas company must be evidenced and it is necessary to provide evidence that the Intra-Company Transfer assignee possesses the relevant company knowledge, experience and necessary qualifications in order for a transfer to the position to be fulfilled.
The details of your qualifications and of the nature of the job offer would determine the available avenues for employment authorization at the Canadian division of your company.

However, there are varying provisions which can allow you to transfer to a Canadian affiliate or subsidiary of your foreign employer. Although specific provisions for Intra-Company Transferees exists under NAFTA, GATS, and Significant Benefit to Canada, there are also additional provisions specific to your occupation which could prove to be preferable.

Each of the above provisions have differing individual requirements.

 

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 @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. You can improve your Canada job search through the Canadian database  for Int’l Employers  here ,  an Paid Content or Informational Services run by Hineni Media
 

Note and disclaimer: No attorney/client relationship is formed through the submission or viewing of this article. This article is not intended as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney. The facts of every case are different and individualized advice should be sought from an attorney before proceeding with any case.

How to get a Canadian offer letter with excellent salary?

Evaluating Canadian job offers can be unsettling, especially if you have only a vague idea of what you want from employers. You’ll have to do a personal-needs assessment before you can judge whether an offer is right for you. Here’s a three-step process for developing your own job-offer-evaluation checklist.

  • Research Canadian jobs, places, industries and culture and apply to all related jobs.
  • Search companies websites about specific jobs openings.
  • Get a Canadian visa.
  • Arrange for telephone interviews or at least a dialogue with a Canadian consultants and companies.
  • Prepared yourself extensively for interview in the chosen field or chosen market.
  • Request that the job offer be outlined in writing. Until you have the offer in writing, you have nothing. A verbal offer can be withdrawn-it happens all the time. Furthermore, having the offer in writing ensures that there will be questions later on about what was initially agreed upon. The offer letter normally consists of the following items:
  • 1.Job title
    2.Base salary
    3.Incentive compensation (if any)
    4.Agreements as to salary and/or performance reviews
    5.Starting date
     

Coming to Canada with a job in place or go independent or choose a franchise as immigrant entreprenuer  will make a huge difference for any immigrant.

Job-offer-evaluation checklist

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 @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. You can improve your Canada job search through the Canadian database  for Int’l Employers  here ,  an informational services run by Hineni Media
 

Note and disclaimer: No attorney/client relationship is formed through the submission or viewing of this article. This article is not intended as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney. The facts of every case are different and individualized advice should be sought from an attorney before proceeding with any case.

  

Untapped Hidden Canadian Job Market

Untapped Hidden Canadian Job Market

Fewer than five percent of all job seekers have been taught the most effective ways to look for work. “So what?” You may say, “everyone knows to…”
check newspaper want ads
eMail résumés
visit private and public employment agencies
use other resources such as school placement offices, union halls, headhunters, professional organizations, etc. Here a couple of effective approaches.

 

1. DIRECT CONTACT WITH EMPLOYERS

A very efficient method is to prepare for direct contacts by targeting potential  Canadian employers. The first step is to locate resources such as business directories, Chamber of Commerce membership rosters, trade journals, etc

2. NETWORKING

Don’t be shy. Tell your contacts about your skills and job ojectives. Better yet, give them copies of your PERSONAL BUSINESS CARD or ONLINE PORTAFOLIO. Remember that most jobs are never advertised… do your best to show you have a presence in Canada. We recomend arranging a Canadian email  and phone-based  account, as that shows permanence in the Canadian market, as well as an area code for your phone number. More here

Being in the right place at the right time is often no more than the result of knowing the right person. That right person just might be the wife of your banker, the next door neighbor of your hairdresser, or the dentist of your daughter.

3. HAVE YOUR RESUME READY

Resumes that work in Canada

Once you have your resume and cover letter prepared you can do all of your prospecting and follow-up form the comfort of your kitchen table. Not only will this method place you at the front line, but you’ll uncover the vast reservoir of the available jobs others will never know exist.

  • Arm yourself with a professional resume.
  • Research the appropiate chosen field   and prepared a file card for each applicable listing.
  • At home you can , qualify your prospect Canadian listings   according to your priority, location, personal knowledge , company size etc.
  • Then beging your phone prospecting campaign to locate those jobs opportunities  that will never appear in the classifieds or job sites. Practice with 2nd or 3rd priorities. Get past the recepcionist to your key contact. Be sure to verify this person’s name, title, spelling and address for your cover letter.
  • Follow-up each positive response by mailing your resume and a customized cover letter within 24 hours.
  • Follow-up and Record Keeping: No matter what job search strategies you choose, follow-up and record keeping are important for success. Maintain a careful record of all interviews, thank-you notes sent, referrals made and follow-up actions. Job seekers who fail to maintain this information often lose valuable contacts as well as credibility with prospective employers.
  • Five days after email your resume or online portafolio, call the person to whom you emailed your resume to make sure it has been received. This would also be a good time to inquire about what action, if any has been taken and when you might expect an interview. Handled properly this call will:
  1. Remind them of your name
  2. Reinforce your sincere interest in their job opening
  3. Stimulate Action

 

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 @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. You can improve your Canada job search through the Canadian database  for Int’l Employers  here ,  an informational services run by Hineni Media
 

Note and disclaimer: No attorney/client relationship is formed through the submission or viewing of this article. This article is not intended as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney. The facts of every case are different and individualized advice should be sought from an attorney before proceeding with any case.

  

International Professionals in Canada: find a temporary job

Do you want to work on a temporary basis in Canada? There are many temporary positions available in various sectors. Companies usually hire out specific small-term projects as temporary positions.  Agency-placed temporary jobs are a growing haven for laid-off professionals and those in skilled trades. 

And with companies cutting millions of full-time jobs this year, staffing industry experts say they’re fielding more and more applications from local and national and international  seasoned workers . Researching companies  is a great way to find temporary jobs in Canada. Here’s tips for finding and keeping the bests Canadian temporary jobs.

1. Target the right firms . Start with a detailed list of companies in the field you are interested and province, check   Canada Employer’s database for Int’l Prfessionals. 

2.  Register with multiple staffing  agencies. Start with a detailed list of companies and staffing firms in your area, check the Canadian Staffing Association’s directory.  It’s not taboo to be working with several placement firms. “It’s understood that (it) happens. Like applying for any job, you circulate your credentials and hope for an assignment.   Many services operate Web sites with helpful career information and links to other resources in addition to online application materials and job postings. Here’s a couple of national and international staffing companies and their main specialties:

Accountemps
Locations: 360 worldwide
Specialties: financial, accounting, credit and collections
Web site:
www.accountemps.com

Aerotek
Locations: 150 worldwide
Specialties: engineering, aviation, scientific and architecture
Web site:
www.aerotek.com

Kelly Services
Locations: 2,000 nationwide
Specialties: professional services, law, health care, technical and administrative
Web site:
www.kellyservices.com

Manpower
Locations: 4,200 worldwide
Specialties: professional services, technical, finance, engineering and administrative
Web site:
www.manpower.com 

 3. Tweak your resume:  Write an Accomplishments-Based Resume. employers  want to know of specific skill sets, the details on projects you’ve manage with success.

4. Be clear and firm about your salary expectations.

5. Ever been told you’re underqualified? Or overqualified? here is the best approach:

Underqualified: in a persuavie way say: “I’m very interested in working for you and your company, and I’ll keep my eye on the website. Remember candidates should indicate that they will address whatever shortcomings they’re told about, she says. They have two choices: either come up with specifics that show the gap actually isn’t there, or propose a plan that would fill any gaps.

The overqualified should avoid telling the interviewer how the company should be run or let an overinflated self-image show. “I want to hear they’re very collaborative and not independent, and that it’s a team approach.” It’s important to “show your passion is for the work, not for being a director or leader.” Candidates should avoid arguin or  explanations like: “I just need a job for now”. Interviewers are looking for people willing to grow with the company, and such answers don’t show a long-term interest in the company or the position.

Overqualified: The best tactic: Agree that “you may be right” but add on “for this job.” The idea is for the candidate to position himself or herself as someone the organization can look to as it grows and needs more experienced people. “What you’re doing is trying to position yourself not just a s a solution for today but for tomorrow.  There’s also absolutely nothing wrong, he adds, with saying you’d be content to take a position that’s seen as below your qualifications. “The world needs movers and shakers but it also needs doers.” If true, a candidate may state clearly that he or she is not interested in moving up in an organization but “they’d be happy to mentor more junior people.”

 6. Once you’re on the job, don’t coast. Temporary jobs are more than a paycheck. They’re a foot in the door to a prospective full-time employer, a networking opportunity and a chance to learn new skills in a new business sector.
7. Take advantage of training. While agency clients expect a basic skill set from their temps, such as meeting work schedules and deadlines and taking instructions from supervisors, most offer some sort of training. You might get a chance to learn a new database, the latest accounting software or how to operate state-of-the-art machinery.

8. Take advantage of temp packages: (medical benefits, paid vacation, RSSP, savings plans, workers’ compensation coverage and other benefits.

9.  Identify and research the companies in your chosen sector.   Once you have decided which industry niche can offer you the career path you are looking for, spend time  researching specific  companies. If possible, find ways to meet and get an interview with individuals (human resource, hiring managers, etc )  from these companies. Interviews always seem to take the format of the employer asking the majority of the questions: this does not have to be the case. I recommend you to prepare at least ten questions before a meeting, and make sure that they are very relevant to the vacancy and your future. Some of your key questions should focus on the internal processes for progression; for example:
■What methods do you use to encourage internal promotions?
■What percentage of staff members have been promoted in the last 12 months?
■Do you have a career development programme in place?
■How does it work?
■How often do appraisals take place?
■How is the information used?
■What is the annual training budget per person

10. Never make a career choice based on money. I know this may sound crazy but choosing your first job or changing your job for money usually only offers short-term benefit.

11. Always try to achieve a sensible work-life balance:  I’d be inclined to look for a new position in a company that recognises the considerable benefits of a healthy balance between work and your life away from work.

 

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, Editor-in-Chief, IA and  a SOHO specialist. She also  has been writing on Canada settlement and  immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. You can improve your Canada job search through the Canadian database  for Int’l Employers  here ,  an informational services run by Hineni Media
 

Note and disclaimer: No attorney/client relationship is formed through the submission or viewing of this article. This article is not intended as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney. The facts of every case are different and individualized advice should be sought from an attorney before proceeding with any case.