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Contratos: Todo lo referente a contratos de trabajo en Canada

 Las condiciones de empleo deben estar especificadas en un contrato de trabajo (Contrats de travail du Quebec en Frances) por escrito.  

 Las compañías contratan personas a trabajar para ellos generalmente tienen un agenda de pagos diferentes para aquellos  que las companias contratan directamente.  Los contratados cuestan a las compañías mucho menos que los empleados permanentes. Las empresas son más felices, porque al contratar profesionales asi que no necesitan para pagar las prestaciones, seguro de desempleo, o de vacaciones y pago de vacaciones. En general, es una firma de reclutamiento que compensa o paga un contratista. Existen 5 tipos de contrato principales.

Contrato de duración indeterminada – CDI (Contrat à durée indéterminée): Este contrato no tiene tiene un plazo o período de empleo. Son generalmente 3 meses a prueba al principio del empleo. Ambos pueden optar por la terminación del contrato. Este tipo de contratos ofrece un empleo estable ya que es algo complicado y caro despedir las personas.

Contrato de duración determinada – CDD (Contrat à durée déterminée): Este es contrato de tiempo completo por un período determinado. No hay un período mínimo, pero 9 meses es lo normal. Solo puede ser renovado el mismo período que la parte inicial. El período máximo puede que una persona puede trabajar con este contrato CDD es de 18 meses, después de este término deberá ser cesado o transferido a un contrato de duracion ideterminada o CDI. Aproximadamente el 70% de los nuevos contratos en Canada, debido principalmente a lo difícil y caro que es despedir gente con contrato CDI.

Contrato de trabajo temporal (Contrat temporaire): Las condiciones de este contrato son prácticamente las mismas que para el CDD. La diferencia es que contempla a 3 partes; empleado, agencia de empleo y empresa empleadora. Las empresas solo pueden tener empleados temporales para el desarrollo de una actividad de corto plazo (misión). No hay leyes que prevengan que una compañía contrate directamente a un empleado temporal, esto tal vez significa que tengan que pagar una cuota a la agencia de empleo.

Contrato de trabajo de medio tiempo (Contrat de travail à temps partiel): Un empleo de medio tiempo se considera menor al 80% que sea legal. Aunque no se específícamente en el sector privado, un mínimo de 60 horas/mes son necesarias para calificar a los beneficios del seguro social. Para el sector público o los sectores límite de horas de trabajo, trabajos de medio tiempo deben ser 50 – 80% de las horas de los empleos de tiempo completa.

Empleo intermitente (Le travail intermittent): Este tipo de contratos se uso principalmente para empleos de temporal, como cosecha de berries, manzanas, duraznos o trabajos en la industria de turismo.

Modificaciones o Enmiendas a contratos de laborales
Tu administrador o empleador tal vez te propongan cambios a las condicioes de en tu contrato laboral: como ubicación, horas y paga.

Si tu jefe está considerando algunos cambios por razones económicas ( debido a cambios tecnológicos o factores economicos), deberá informarte esto con una carta registrada (lettre recommandée avec accusé de réception).

Esta carta nomalmente te dice que tienes un mes a partir de la fecha de recepción, para informar a tú jefe de tus inconformidades. De no hacerlos, se da por entendido que aceptas los terminos de las enmiendas al contrato. Esto se hace a discrecion y con cuidado.  Si te inconformas, el jefe puede continuar con la modificacion, lo significa que serías despedido o que te propongan un compromiso. Tendrás derecho a una indemnización en caso de contar el mínimo tiempo de servicio.

Una reducción en el número de horas de trabajo basado en un contrato colectivo, no constituye una modificacion o enmienda al contrato individual. Si te inconformas a dichas enmiendas, tu despido será idividual y no basado en razones económicas.

 

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.

  

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Trabajo para extranjeros en Canada

No es fácil encontrar un trabajo ‘normal’ como extranjero en  Canada, pero hay algunos trabajos que te permiten financiar tu estadía en Canada.

Au pairing
Un ‘au pair’ es contratado para cuidar niños. El trato que ofrecen es alojamiento gratis, comida y una pequeña ayuda económica por ayudar con los niños y en ocasiones otras labores del hogar. La ventaja de este empleo es que practicas mucho el idioma, ya que estas en contacto diario con este.

Normalmente, no es requerido ningún tipo de aptitud especial y por lo mismo un au pair no debe ser estar al cuidado de niños menores a dos años. Las familias que aceptan un chico son raras, las experiencias con niños son sujetas a emisión de visa, ciudadanos de la UE y USA regularmente tienen ventaja. El servicio dura un mínimo de 2 meses y máximo de 3 años.

Requisitos y responsabilidades típicos

•conocimiento básico del idioma para comunicación con los niños desde el principio
•levantar y llevar a los niños para la escuela
•jugar con los niños
•preparar y darles sus alimentos
•limpiar sus cuartos y áreas de juego
•cuidado de ellos en las noches cuando salen los padres
Responsabilidades comunes de las familias

•dar un máximo de 25 – 35 horas de trabajo por semana
•dos días libres por semana
•no tratar al au pair como un sirviente doméstico no pagado
•dar su propia habitación
•pagar semalmente (unos CDN90)
•registrar al au pair con el doctor de la familia
•registrar al au pair en seguro de la casa
Las siguientes organizaciones relacionan au pairs con familias – estas suelen cobrar una cuota de registro a la familia y/o al au pair:

•IAPA (Asociación Internacional de Au Pair): www.iapa.org 
•IAPO (Organización Internacional de Au Pair):
www.au-pair.org 
•Au Pair info in Canada: Au Pair Canada

 Enseñanza de idioma extranjero
La enseñanza de tu idioma como idioma extranjero es un área donde puedes tener una ventaja en mercado laboral.  Frances , Español y Chino son idiomas con demanda alta. Conseguir empleo en el sistema de educación pública en Canada sule ser muy difícil, ya que solitan algunos requisitos( licencia y acreditacion) y el proceso de selección es competido (generalmente le ofrecen las vacantes a los canadienses).

Sin embargo, existen algunas escuelas de idiomas y agencias de prácticas que dan empleo a extranjeros. Algunos ni siquiera piden requisitos (como el TOEFL para el Inglés o Frances), pero depende de la institución. La poseer un certificado o título te da una ventaja. No hay requisitos para clases privadas.

La enseñanza de idiomas no es la mejor pagada con salarios muy variables. Clases privadas por sesión pagan unos $15-20/por hora, pero tienes que contemplar administración de estudiantes, agenda y viajes. Chequea en las escuelas de idiomas y universidades las oportunidades para dar clases o echa un vistazo en workopolis.com.

Trabajos temporales en la agricultura
Se estima que más de 35,000 extranjeros vienen a Canada cada año para ayudar en la temporada de trabajo intensivo como es la cosecha. La temporada de la frutas (manzanas, fresas, etc)  es de 4 a 5 semanas en Sepiembre/Octubre (dependiendo en tiempo y región), otras temparadas de frutas son de Abril hasta principios de Noviembre. Okanagan Valley  es muy famoso.

Es relativamente fácil obtener un permiso para realizar estos trabajos legalmente. El trabajo es duro y la paga es poca. Mucha gente regresa año tras año a los mismos lugares, así que puede difícil obtener un trabajo.

Industria turística
Hay muchas oportunidades en el sector turístico durante verano. Encontrar trabajo en Agosto, epecialmente en Vancouver, Montreal  y otros sitios llenos de turistas,suele ser fácil, ya también los Canadienses se van vacaciones. Los servicios más comunes para empleo son hoteles, restaurantes y otros sitios de comidas.

Dependiendo de la experiencia y aptitudes, los trabajos son: limpieza, mesero, cocinero, cajero y recepcionista. Los fáciles para encontrar empleo son las cadenas de comida rápida como McDonald’s, Subway, etc, ya que suelen estar siempre contratando personal. Las habilidades con el idioma te pueden ayudar en este país, dandote una ventaja competitiva sobre los Canadienses. En invierno, las oportunidades de trabajo se concentran en los centros de ski en Whistler y Vancouver Island and Victoria.

Prácticas estudiantiles
Las prácticas estudiantiles (Essays) o prácticas asignadas no son consideradas legalmente como trabajos, así que un permiso de trabajo (WTP) no es requerido. Mantienes tu estado de estudiante durante las prácticas profesionales. Un acuerdo de prácticas (internship) entre tu institución académica, la compañía y tu debe ser completada. En este se definen lo que estarás haciendo, horas de trabajo, condiciones así como cualquier remuneración.

 

 

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, Editor-in-Chief, IA and  a business facilitator. She  has been writing on legal research and Canada immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com
 

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.

  

Arranged Employment (II)

Arranged Employment in Canada is one way to fast-track your way into Canada as an immigrant. Under the Skilled Worker category, a person with Arranged Employment is given priority and can obtain up to 10 extra points.

You will need a genuine offer of permanent employment from a Canadian employer that is approved by Service Canada (SC). In this case the employer is making an offer to hire you on an indeterminate basis once the Canada Immigration visa is issued to you. You cannot come to live and work in Canada until then.

The procedure to get Arranged Employment is done by your employer who must submit the Arranged Employment request to SC. If approved, SC will forward the Arranged Employment Opinion (AEO) directly to the Visa Office processing your application. Policy requires the Visa Office to fast-track AEO applications and now under the new Federal Skilled Worker guidelines is one of the few options left that does not require you to have an occupation listed on the new occupation list. Note you must still have at least one year of work experience within the last ten years in occupations listed under Skill Type O, A or B.

Also the Arranged Employment option applies if you are already in Canada on a temporary work permit (depending on the type), and your current employer has made an offer to give you a permanent job if you are accepted as a Federal Skilled Worker then this will also give you priority processing as long as your temporary work permit is valid both when you apply for permanent residence and when the permanent resident visa is issued. Again, your occupation does not need to be one of those listed on the new occupation list but must still be a skilled job listed under Skill Type 0, A or B.

The advantages of a Arranged Employment Opinion or AEO are faster processing under the Federal Skilled Worker Class and the employer does not have to demonstrate that there are any Canadian citizens or permanent residents available to fill the position.

What is the best way to find arranged employment in Canada as a foreigner trying to inmigrate?

1. There is an expedited work visa for people already employed by companies with offices in Canada, should they wish to transfer within the company, to Canada.

2. Arranged Employment for Independent Skilled Workers or working without offices in Canada

Under this category , there are two general ways to obtain arranged employment points: working in Canada and securing an “indeterminate job offer.” Hineni Media Information services publish resources that can help you prepare your case under either option.

A) Indeterminate Job Offer

An “indeterminate job offer” is an offer from a Canadian firm which has been in existence for at least one year. This job offer must meet several requirements:

•It must be genuine, and not for the purpose of facilitating immigration.
•It must pay the market wages for the position.
•The job must be a skilled one, classified as either a “management” position or under skill level “A” or “B” under the National Occupational Classification code.
•The job is not part time or seasonal.
By subscribing to Hineni Online databases,  you can be of tremendous help to international workers and international students by letting them know which companies they ought to  contact.

B) Working in Canada

If you are already working in Canada, with a qualifying work permit, you may be credited points for arranged employment. For example, you may have obtained a work permit under NAFTA or your spouse’s study permit.

There are several consulting and placement agencies in  Canada as well as outside, which may assist you in finding a job in Canada.   Most of the agencies outside Canada and some in the U.S. charge a fee for their services.  Their fee is several times higher than the subscription fee that you pay to Hineni Information Services (hinenimedia.memberlodge.org).  As a matter of fact, several of these agencies subscribe to Hineni Online Database of Canadian Employers for International Professionals, to help themselves and help their clients like yourself. 

Watch out for illegal operations which are under investigation for fraud and illegal representations.  Do some research on the internet and check their background before advancing any money. 

In our opinion, you can quickly find a job in  Canada on your own with the help Hineni Online Database of Canadian Employers for International Professionals.

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, bilingual information designer, info-Preneuer;  career and  a business facilitator . She  has been writing on legal research and Canada immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com

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.

 hinenimedia.memberlodge.org is not a law firm.  The information provided above should not be construed as a legal advice.   The information provided below is general in nature and subject to change with or without notice.

What type of positions are being recruited in Canada?

In Canada, the projection of employment demand for occupations is undertaken through the Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS). This information system is designed to provide historical, current and projected data both nationally and provincially. The focus of COPS is on long-term occupational needs and supply trends. The model provides the most comprehensive source of forward-looking employment demand data by occupation and by industry for B.C.

This model is maintained by Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC), in close consultation with partners in provincial governments and Service Canada regions.  The B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development is the COPS provincial partner in B.C., and prepares the COPS BC Unique Scenario with their federal counterparts from Service Canada.

So positions on skilled trades, pharmacist, finance, dental hygienist and others below are the ones being recruited in Canada.
 

  •  Healthcare information technology. Technicians are needed for such emerging jobs as healthcare integration engineer, healthcare systems analyst, clinical IT consultant, and technology support specialist.
  •  Clinical Trials Design and Management for Oncology. Biopharmaceutical drug companies have more than doubled investment in research and development in the past decade. Managing clinical trials include choosing appropriate dosages, designing treatment plans and recruiting patients.
  •  Allied Health – Medical Technicians, Technologists and Assistants:
    Many allied health careers are well-paid, and in high demand. Therefore, if you have an associate’s degree, or a four-year college degree, you can choose from a wide variety of nearly 100 allied health careers
  • Medical Office Administrative and Support Jobs such as:
  • Medical transcriptionists
  • Home Health and Hospice Care:
  • Home health, including in-home hospice care and home health aides for the elderly and disabled, are set to experience a whopping 50+% growth!
  • Registered nurse
    Canada’s aging population means this sector’s a dynamic place to be. A combination of factors will ensure a wealth of opportunity for nurses with college or university nursing degrees.
  • Geriatric healthcare. Hey, everybody is getting older which means there are more opportunities for jobs for pharmacists, geriatric care managers, geriatric nurses and managing facilities for seniors.
  • Computer and information systems managers
    The 2001 slowdown in the computer industry didn’t put a dent in this field. Wage growth is still better than average, as are actual wages (almost double the national average), while the unemployment rate is well below the national average.
  • Mobile media. Graphic designers, videographers, video editors, app developers and software engineers are needed to design and provide all the stuff that we now cram in our cell phones.
  • Embedded engineering. There are career options for software developers willing to learn some new tricks. Phones, appliances, televisions, automobiles and iPods all use processors to run. These complex digital processors are embedded systems, often built around a microprocessor core, that are designed by software engineers.
  • Data mining. Data mining is the technique for extracting specific types of information or patterns from large databases.
  • Human resource specialist or manager
    Demand for human resources specialists and managers is increasing and expected to stay strong, as companies place greater emphasis than ever before on human resources issues such as recruitment, training, employee relations and retention.
  • Occupational health and safety. More specialists are needed to cope with technological advances in safety equipment, changing regulations and increasing public expectations.
  • French/English translation and interpretation.
    Canada is officially a bilingual country but, with nearly 60% of the population speaking English as their mother-tongue, and only 24% speaking French as their first language. There are 77 million first language speakers and another 51 million second language speakers, according to the Ethnologue Report. (1) French is the second most commonly-taught second language in the world (after English).The 2001 Census total of francophones, those who report their mother tongue as French, was 6.8 million, or 22.9 percent of the population, down from 23.5 percent in 1996. The strongest demand for French speakers is in the health care, business and legal fields.
  • Content Writing/ Copyeditors/ paid blogging gigs/  freelancers focusing on business, travel and environmental subjects. Feature writing on the web. Is this where all those journalist for print media or newspaper reporters who have lost their jobs will end up.
  • Sustainable business practices and greening of all jobs. Green collar jobs can be found in every profession – even those you wouldn’t suspect. For instance, accountants are needed who understand what carbon accounting is.

 

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, bilingual information designer, info-Preneuer;  career and  a business facilitator . She  has been writing on legal research and Canada immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com

NOTE: 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.

Canada:Arranged Employment Opinion

Canada:  Arranged Employment Opinion  

Under the new immigration rules that came into effect on June 28, 2002, foreign workers who have arranged employment in Canada, and apply for a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa under the Skilled Worker category, qualify for valuable points of assessment. Applicants holding a temporary work permit that is validated by the HRSDC or an HRSDC-confirmed permanent offer of employment can obtain a maximum of 10 points.

Lately most immigrants apply for a residence card through the Arranged Employment Opinion  process if currently outside or  employed within Canada. The two main categories for employment based immigration that require  Arranged Employment Opinion  are Skilled Worker and Temporary Worker (TW). Within these two categories, there are many sub-categories for professionals holding advanced or low degrees, aliens of exceptional ability, baccalaureate degree holders,  and other workers. 
The key of the process is to convince the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) that no qualified Canadian worker is willing to take your job. In other words, the hiring of you, an alien, will not adversely affect the job opportunities, wages and working conditions of Canadian workers.

There are certain risks associated with Arranged Employment Opinion application. The main one is that you might be replaced if a qualified qualified worker (citizen or resident card holder) is found. We suggest everyone going through the Arranged Employment Opinion application know the process. Therefore, you will have some control of the process to avoid the risks.

Arranged Employment Opinion  application requires employer’s sponsorship. This does not mean that you can not do it yourself. It only means that a representative of the employer has to sign the forms. You can prepare the forms and all other documents.

Since last year, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) started changes and modifications for a new Arranged Employment Opinion system, which have streamlined the Arranged Employment Opinion  process and make it faster. However, attorneys, law firms can NOT register to use the on-line system. You have to be applied by the employer directly.

If you are not sure whether you are eligible to file for Arranged Employment Opinion, please email us. We will be glad to evaluate your case free of charge. 

PDF Application kit ,  (Arranged Employment Opinion)

The kit, a do-it-yourself guide, provides all the info you need for your application procedures step by step from the very beginning to the end. You will be able to get things under control if you choose to file the case yourself, because an unscrupulous attorney may waste your time as well as your money. With the help of the kit, you will be able to know the options available and find a shortcut based on your specific qualifications. 

The skills in the kit tell you how to make a convincing case before HRSD and avoid mistakes that most people usually encountered. It will also help you to eliminate the risk of being replaced. Any mistakes in the application could be serious delay if it is not fatal. Also, if you qualify forSkilled Worker, how to file into Skilled Worker instead of TW.

This kit will still be helpful to you even if you are lucky enough to find an experienced and devoted lawyer to file your case. No attorneys or law firms can register to use the on-line system. You will have to be knowledgeable enough to make the right decisions at every critical point, and to utilize some of your specific qualifications which are of vital importance to the success of your application. 

Following are the partial contents of the kit:
–Overview
–Job Order and Prevailing Wage 
–Arranged Employment Opinion 
       Qualifying Criteria 
       Notice of Filing
       HRSDC Approvals: Labour Market Opinion and Arranged Employment Opinion 
       Special Handling for College and University Teachers
–Immigration Petition and Adjustment of Status

The kit is $88 per copy.

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Marisol Diaz has been writing on legal research and Canada immigration law since 2006.

NOTE: 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.

Job Opportunities for Ethnic Minority Students & Graduates

People from ethnic minorities are no longer automatically disadvantaged in modern Canada,  athough racism still exists, progress on promoting racial equality in the last decade helped to create a society that is more comfortable with diversity than ever before, “Canada today is not the same place as it was a decade ago”.

It is evident throughout the professions. Ethnic minority students in Canada are winning places in top and diverse firms only to be channelled into less commercial areas of technology, health, law, broadcasting, investment banking, teaching, the police and the and Civil Service. They work hard to qualify. They work hard to get training contracts. Just like all locals born students do. Only to find themselves caught in the centre of a corporate maze, where all the exit routes are career dead ends. They have neither the contacts nor the networks that other local students have. But social media and networking groups are helping to change that. And they have an important role to play.

So just how Black , Asian or White are certain professions? Here we present some  tips for you as ethnic and visible minority get a job opportunity.

Use your background positively

Hineni Settlment services   can help you create a positive CV that really makes the most of your experience and skills. For more advice on career planning and job-hunting techniques,  You can also  visit  Ministry of Mission  to see what advice and support I offer. Hineni  Firm advice and guide on getting a summer jobs and have details of graduate student training schemes for foreigners with a variety of Canadian employers.

Get into  a paid summer work experience programme or summer internships.

There is  a number of schemes, which offer a variety of work experience, skills training and career development programmes.

Useful links


Hineni Media  sells  a employment  listing directory which 50% profits goes to Ministry of Mission    . The directory  that has over 250 companies from numerous Canadian sectors offering job opportunities only to ethnic minority graduates .

Hineni Media Online Database of Canadian Employers

This database identifies those Online Database of Canadian Employers who have filed for work permit visas in the past,  employers who have recently filed the appropriate paperwork to sponsor an international student or foreign worker for visa or who have at least started the process by filing for the HRSDC. If you find an employer you are interested in, you can then contact them to send your resume. 

This is a starting point for you to determine which employers may be willing to sponsor your visa. There is no guarantee that this job will be available, or that this employer will sponsor you. Please tell your friends about this valuable resource. 

  • Identify the names and contact information for hiring managers with companies that have a history of sponsoring employees on employment visa.
  • You will know the employers willing to get you a work permit
  • You will know the companies willing to sponsor you
  • You will gain Canadian experience
  • You will find temporary or seasonal work sources
  • You will find leisure/vacation work sources
  • Use Online Database of Canadian Employers for International Professionals and quickly find the perfect sponsoring company.

 

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