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Canada: Immigration Through Employment

Canada: Immigration Through Employment

Overview

An immigrant is a foreign national who has been authorized to live and work permanently in Canada. If you want to become an immigrant based on the fact that you have a permanent employment opportunity in Canada, or if you are an employer that wants to sponsor someone for lawful permanent residency based on permanent employment in Canada, you must go through a multi-step process.
•First, foreign nationals and employers must determine if the foreign national is eligible for lawful permanent residency under one of CIC’  ‘s paths to lawful Canadian permanent residency.
•Second, most employment categories require that a Canadian employer Submit an application (PDF 285 KB) – HTML Version for a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) to the Service Canada Centre responsible for processing applications for the applicant, and submit it to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)/Service Canada. HRSDC must either grant or deny the certification request.  Under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), there are special cases when you do not need an HRSDC/Service Canada Labour Market Opinion to hire a foreign worker, and/or the foreign worker may not need a Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) work permit.
 •Third, CIC Canada must approve an immigrant visa petition, ( Employment authorization; (Work permit) or Permanent Immigration to Canada),  for the person wishing to immigrate to Canada. The employer wishing to bring the applicant to Canada to work permanently files this petition. However, if aproved HRSDC LMO  is needed the application can only be filed after being LMO is granted. The employer acts as the sponsor (or petitioner) for the applicant (or beneficiary) who wants to live and work on a permanent basis in Canada.
 
•Fourth, CIC Canada must give the applicant an immigrant visa number, even if the applicant is already in Canada. When the applicant receives an immigrant visa number, it means that an immigrant visa has been assigned to the applicant. You can check the status of a visa number at www.cic.gc.ca/.
•Fifth, if the applicant is already in Canada, he or she must apply to adjust to permanent resident status after a visa number becomes available. You may wish to read about application procedures on becoming a permanent resident while in Canada. If the applicant is outside Canada when an immigrant visa number becomes available, he or she will be notified and must complete the process at his or her local Canadian consulate office.
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How To Get a Job in Canada from Abroad

How To Get a Job in Canada from Abroad

Step 1:  Read reference materials

Spend time reading reference materials, resources  and web sites about working and living in Canada. This blog   is a huge resource!

Read, read, and read, especially about other people’s experiences.

 Step 2: Consider language requirements
Narrow your search by the language skills you have, need, or hope to acquire. For Canada you need English and French.

 Step 3: Decide what type of job you desire
Choose whether you would like paid or unpaid work, short-term work, a teaching job, or other professional opportunity.

 Step 4: Inform yourself about fees
Find out through government agencies and services providers what fees are associated with applications and visas.

 Step 5: Network
Talk to people, network, and gather information.

Be patient, polite, and persistent. If you consider yourself a passive person, it may be time to reconsider your plan.

 Step 6: Write letters
Write and send letters via e-mail to inquire about opportunities.

 Step 7:  Do more research and be proactive
Keep doing research and sending letters. If you’ve spent time abroad, make sure to highlight those experiences.

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Foreign Nationals wanting to Live and Work in Canada

Foreign Nationals wanting to Live and Work in Canada

THE MOST COMMON MISTAKE MADE BY CANADA JOB SEEKERSthe most common mistake made by people who want to relocate to Canada  to work is; that they conduct a ‘generalist’ job search similar to the way they would if they were looking for a new job in their own Country. The Fact is, as a Foreign National job seeker, you do not have the same immigration employment rights as a Canadian  Citizen.

As a Foreign National (a Non Canadian permanent resident), according to Canada Immigration law,  YOU CAN ONLY WORK IN CANADA IF YOU FIRST OBTAIN A VALID WORK  PERMIT OR VISA . An employer company must “sponsor” you for a work visa. This is one of the ‘Key factors’ of your job search.

Unfortunately, thousands of foreign national job seekers waste days, weeks or even months of their time, posting their CV and then searching for and then applying for jobs on some of the major ‘generalist’ job boards – only to find out that the company they have applied to, will NOT ‘sponsor’ them for a valid work visa.

Therefore, because of the unique ‘key factors’ involved in your job search, a great place to start would be to target your search to companies who “specialize” in assisting foreign nationals find jobs with companies who WILL ‘sponsor’ a work visa for you. Our recommended “specialist” company is Hineni Media .

If you are a Foreign national who wants to live and Work in Canada :
~ the biggest challenge that you face, is Not just trying to find a Job in Canada
~ it’s finding a Job with a Company that will sponsor and apply for your work permit.

Save months of your time and effort searching and experimenting. For many years our solutions have been successfully used by hundreds of foreign nationals to achieve their dream of living and working in Canada. Use trusted and proven solutions for the best results ! 

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

 

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Working via a recruitment agency:Canada

Finding a job in the Canada

If you do not speak English or French and are not familiar with the Canadian labour market it might be difficult to find a job in Canada.  You can try by reacting to adverts in the newspaper, sending open application letters, or via friends and relatives.  However, one of the best ways to find a job in Canada is to get the service of a  brokerage company. Experts in not only the brokering of employment, but the marketing aspects that need to surround each job seeker. With Canada’s unemployment rate reaching higher and higher levels, job seekers need to take every angle in marketing themselves for potential employment.

A service research and employment brokerage company

 Almost 20% of Canadian employees have (at one time) worked via an  agency as a temp, and since many agencies can also find you permanent contracts with a company (‘werving en selectie’), even more employees find work via an agency.

 These agencies are an important part of the Canadian labour market; almost all companies use the help of an agency to find suitable staff.  Most agencies are a member of an employer’s federation (ABU or NBBU).  They ensure that, under the Collective Labour Agreement for Temporary Workers (CAO), good employee benefits are being observed. 

 Working via a Canadian recruitment agency

In Canada it is quite common to let a (specialised)  agency help you to find the perfect job.  They have the expertise concerning selection procedures, contracts, remunerations etc. and have the contacts with companies. 

We are not recruiters. We are not an executive placement firm. We are a service and brokerage company that works specifically for the job seeker to gain new employment. We expand on the marketability of each client. Simply put, we provide the missing link that websites, recruiters and placement firms cannot provide.

 Almost all companies use the help of an agency to find suitable staff.  Most agencies are member of an employer’s federation (ABU or NBBU).  These ensure that, under the Collective Labour Agreement for Temporary Workers (CAO), good employee benefits are being observed.  Recruitment agencies are free of charge to candidates registering.   

  • you can be offered a contract directly with the company
  • you can be offered a fixed-term contract (detachering)
  • you can be offered a temporary placement

 

Detachering can be used e.g. for projects or replacement during maternity leave or long term illness, offering security for a certain period of time. Temporary placement means you will be working on a temporary contract which means a lot of freedom for both parties. This is also often used as a trial period for companies before actually offering a contract with the company.

Working via an agency means that you have a contract with the agency, but are actually working within another company. The  agency is your formal employer and pays your salary. Because of the CAO you are ensured of good employee benefits, equal to any other contract.

Hineni Media  specialised publishing  content, connections, tips , resources, office jobs such as administration, secretarial work, health , commerce, hospitality, agricultural, finance, IT and logistics. All candidates should have an excellent knowledge of their own language plus a good command of English. Our vacancies listing range from beginners positions up to executive level. Unfortunately we cannot help foreigners who wish to work in  cleaning, low factories etc., but we might be able to provide you with addresses of other agencies that do deal in those fields.

Canada Foreign Employees Handbook: A Guide to Success

A Guide to Success

Résumé/CV Examples: You will find a cross section of samples to give an idea of what works when seeking employment either permanent or temporary individually or with an agency.

The Immigration Control Act
Training and Certification by field
Credentials assesment and recognition
Information about Canadian starndards and job opportunities
How to pursue full certification
Where to get further educational training
Canadian Languages training
Tax
General Law
Labor Contracts
Retirement
Wages
Working Hours
Dismissal
Labor Union
Industrial Injury
Health Insurance

Both Foreign Workers and their welcoming country might hold prejudices

The number of Foreign Trained Professionals working cross-border continues to increase despite the current global economic pressures on domestic employees. This can create great strain on both Foreign Workers and the local workforce. An example was construction workers taking part in wildcat strikes at power stations in Nottinghamshire and Kent (England). This incident illustrates one kind of prejudice, in the guise of economic resentment, an foreign employee may often experience.

Why cultural differences can spark confusion for Foreign Employees

Prejudice can also be found by Foreign Employees in many other areas such as spouse and children not being readily accepted in local communities and at schools. In the working environment female expatriates may encounter cultures where the attitude to women is very different from that with which they are familiar.

In general, being different in terms of ability to adapt to local culture and business customs can also result in the Foreign Employees and their family experiencing psychological disorientation. However, one should not underestimate the impact on the welcoming population. Economic resentment aside it is harder to open one’s arms to Foreign Employees who have not even tried to learn the local language.

How can employers and Foreign Employees get ready to meet a new culture?

So how do employers try to help their Foreign Employees with their self-orientation? Partly the employer needs to ensure they have a rigorous selection process that in addition to technical skill sets will also take into account relationship skills and an ability to adapt behaviour easily.

In addition, the employer need to be prepared to invest in international training such as cultural awareness that prepares employees for their new environment. This might include cross-cultural adaptability training for the Foreign Employees and their spouse and children, practicing non-verbal communication, being respectful to one another, being open minded and non-judgemental.

As part of this training strategy employers should also consider extending this type of training to local  employees who are expected to welcome the Foreign Employees. It works both ways or it does not work at all.

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Want to work in Canada ? Learn all you need to move here!

Want to work in Canada ? Learn all you need to move here

Canada Living:

Canada is a vast country which is often over shadowed by the neighbouring United States of America but Canada is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Unknown to many, Canada is actually the second largest country in the world by land mass, and is one of the top 10 economies (by size) in the world. Hence there is plenty of room for a growing population number to live in Canada . 

 Canada has 10 provinces, 3 territories, five regional areas, 25 cities, 31 million people. What does this mean? Canada is large! As you make the transition to living in Canada you can look forward to learning and exploring all that Canada has to offer. 

In what some may find surprising, the country was original inhabited by the aboriginal tribes commonly associated with Australia, although the country has very strong links with the UK and France, hence English and French are stated as the two main languages of the country. 

Canada is well known for the mounted police force, the “mounties”, and offers some of the most beautiful and relatively untouched natural scenery seen anywhere in the world.  Often thought of as a “poor cousin” of the USA, Canada has a lot to offer, and is one of the most progressive nations of the world.

The climate of Canada varies from Arctic in the north to temperate on the south. The two ends of Canada experience two different types of climate, which are opposite to each other. It is said that in winters Canadians feel thankful that they have their jackets and in summer they feel the same for they have the refuge of their air-conditioned homes.

If this is what you want to know, here are some important facts:

•Canada enjoys a high standard of living.
•Canada welcomes businesses and investment.
•Canadians have one of the highest life expectancies in the world.
•Canadians benefit from a good education system and universal health care.
•Canada is peaceful and safe, and one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
•Canada aims to accept almost 250,000 immigrants each year.

If you’re looking around the Greater Toronto Area, have a look at Richmond Hill, Etobicoke, Oakville or Newmarket . If you’re looking to get into a booming neighborhood, try Georgetown or Orangeville.  These two places are doing really well in the real estate market – you’ll get a nice big home over there.

Also Guelph or Beamsville are great places in Ontario; Vancouver is very beautiful, heaven on earth ! but expensive. Don’t overlook Halifax (a cheaper and smaller coastal alternative to Vancouver), which is also very nice, Saskatoon in the prairies is a really great artsy town. Edmonton if you like giant shopping malls. Calgary if you love to ski.

More facts about Canada :-

Capital : Ottawa

Official Language : English, French

Government : Parliamentary Democracy and Federal Constitution, with a Governor General and Prime Minister

Size : 9,984,670 km2

Population : 32.8 million

Currency : Canadian Dollar

International Dialling Code : +1

Economy : 9th largest in the world

Religion : Catholic

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Forwarded  by two expert immigration attorneys who have obtained legal entry for thousands of foreign nationals, Canada  Immigration Made Easy covers every possible way to legally enter and live in Canada. This Guide explain how the Canadian immigration system really works, and show you how to qualify for: PR cards, work permit, etc Step-by-step instructions show how to fill out and file forms and how to approach the enormous Immigration bureaucracy. Ths  edition covers current topics, including tightened security and how it affects all visa and PR card applicants,  new requirements for skilled visas, temporary visa holders, new work-permit opportunities and much more.Visit   http://www.hinenimedia.memberlodge.org