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Getting a Job in Canada

If you have job skills that Canada needs, Canada will wel­come you.

Well-​​educated, pro­fes­sional peo­ple will find it eas­i­est to get jobs, as will those with tech­ni­cal skills, par­tic­u­larly in infor­ma­tion tech­nol­ogybiotech, and resource-​​based indus­tries, such as oil and gas. The country’s tourism indus­try is another source of jobs.

If you’re try­ing to find out where the best job prospects are in var­i­ous regions of Canada, check the Canadian government’s Labor Market Information site.

Canadian Job listings

The Canadian gov­ern­ment runs a nation­wide Job Bank site that lists thou­sands of jobs in many dif­fer­ent indus­tries and regions.

Another government-​​run site, Working in Canada, enables you to search by pro­fes­sion and loca­tion to see both spe­cific job post­ings and gen­eral infor­ma­tion about the mar­ket for the type of job you’re seeking.

Other Canadian online job-​​posting sites:

CareerClick​.com links to news­pa­per clas­si­fied ads nationwide.

More resources for job seek­ers, by province:

Need help get­ting a Canadian work per­mit? We offer a refer­ral ser­vice can con­nect you to a qual­i­fied immi­gra­tion consultant.

How to find a Job in Canada: What You Need to Know

More than ever, Canada is in need of qualified workers in a range of professions. From nurses to miners, food servers to IT professionals, employers in Canada are increasingly looking beyond their own borders to meet their employment needs.
When living abroad, finding a job in Canada can seem like a daunting task. Thankfully, a few tips can help demystify the process, and with a little luck you could be on your way to a new life and career in Canada!

Step 1: Know the Job Market
Before looking for jobs, you should take some time to learn about the labour environment for your specific occupation in Canada. It is important to ask yourself important questions about your job search goals, such as:
What is the average salary for my job in Canada? Does it vary by location?
You can use the  Monster’s  Canada Salary Calculator to find the answer to this question

Step 2: Search for a Job

There is no ‘right’ way to search for a job in Canada. A good place to start is to think of any connections you might have in the country. Look through your social networks to find out if you have friends or family (or friends-of-friends, etc) with ties to Canada or your profession. If you have no personal ties, you may want to consider contacting professionals working in your field in Canada and asking to speak with them informally in order to learn more about the job market.
Of course, you do not need a professional network in Canada in order to begin your job search. There are a number of Canadian job posting websites that you may use to start your search today. Our Job Search Tool, which accesses job postings from across the country, is a good place to start.

When applying for jobs, it is important to remember that Canadian employers may look for certain things that differ from employers in your home country. For instance, it is important to provide a resume that conforms to Canadian professional standards. You can use our resume services  to make sure yours is up to par. If you are applying for any job opening, it is beneficial to include a cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in the job.

Step 3: Securing a Job Offer

If you make it to step 3, congratulations! You are closer than ever to arriving in Canada. A job offer from a Canadian employer may be issued on either a temporary or permanent basis. Both can help bring you to Canada, but there are different processes for each. Usually, a Canadian employer will formally hire you by issuing a job offer letter. For immigration purposes, it is helpful that the job offer letter includes the following information:

  • Salary and benefits
  • Working hours
  • Description of job duties
  • Printed on company letterhead
  • Signed by employer and employee

For semi-skilled occupations, the Federal government requires the use of a standardized employment contract, if you are being hired from abroad.

Important note: While rare, fraudulent job offers do occur. You should exercise good judgement when receiving a job offer from an employer abroad. Remember that a genuine offer of employment will not ask you to pay money or provide your credit card information.

Step 4: Learn what are my rights as a employee?
All Canadians are entitled to a minimum wage and vacation benefits. Social benefits such as healthcare may vary from province to province.

  • Do I need Federal/Provincial certification to practice in Canada?
  • Are my skills in high demand in a certain part of Canada?
  • Find out by browsing for your occupation in different provinces and cities.
  • Is my job considered ‘high’ or ‘low’ skilled in Canada?


Step 5: Come to Canada
An offer of temporary employment can be issued for varying lengths of time, from a few days to a few years. If successful, you will receive a Temporary Work Permit to work in this position. You will come to Canada for a specified period of time as a temporary foreign worker, and you will be restricted to working only for the job written on your permit. If you do wish to change employers once in Canada, you would need to apply for and receive a new work permit. This can be done from inside Canada.
If your offer of employment is permanent in nature, you can use it as support for a permanent residency application. Many popular immigration programs, such as the Federal Skilled Worker Program, have streams dedicated to processing applications that include a full-time Canadian job offer. While the Federal Skilled Worker Program had placed a strict cap on application intake, individuals with arranged employment in Canada are not subject to these caps.

Whether temporary or permanent, a job in Canada will give you invaluable experience, and may be a stepping stone for a future life in the country. For some, a job will fall into place quickly, while for others the search may last longer. No matter what, it is important to keep your focus on your ultimate personal and professional goals. With persistence, you can make them a reality.

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Job Opportunities for International Students in Canada

Yes! You can qualify as International Masters Graduate for PNP Ontario, for this you dont need job offer or doing job. Following are requirement;

In order to apply to Opportunities Ontario as an international Masters graduate in Ontario, students must:

Job opportunities for International Students through Ontario PNP

Intend to live and work in Ontario.

Have graduated from an existing Masters program at an eligible publicly funded university in Ontario. Have completed a minimum of one academic year degree program, while studying on a full-time basis. Apply within two years of the date on which their Masters degree was granted, or in the alternative, during the last semester of completing their degree. Currently be residing in Ontario.

  • Have legal status in Canada (i.e. study permit, work permit, temporary resident visa).
  • Refugee claimants and asylum seekers are not eligible for the program.
  • Demonstrate high official language proficiency (For English language proficiency – IELTS – General test with a minimum score of 7 or higher) (For French language proficiency – TEF – with a minimum score of 5 or higher).
  • Demonstrate a minimum level of savings/income to support themselves and their dependants.
  • Demonstrate at least one year of residence in Ontario in the past two years.
  • Not have further studies as their main activity in the province (e.g., pursuing a PhD or another degree/diploma). Graduates are allowed to pursue further studies, if those are necessary to meet registration requirements in a regulation occupation in Ontario.

You can read more about it here

Canada immigration: new 29 list of highly demanded professions

Before was 38 List down to 29 High Demand Jobs in Canada. Some Occupations remain and some  are New.

Effective immediately, to be eligible to apply as a federal skilled worker, applicants must either have a job offer, or they must have experience in one of 29 in-demand occupations. These occupations were identified through analysis of updated labour market information and consultations with provinces, territories, stakeholders and the public.

but really the Canadian Government endures to receive requests in its general package of Federal skilled workers (FSWP) currently in 25 of the 29 occupations registered in governmental way.

Following 29 highly demanded professions come in new list.

If you are a skilled worker who has had one year of continuous full-time or corresponding part-time paid work experience in no less than one of the following eligible occupations within the last 10 years:

  • 0631: Restaurant and Food Service Managers
  • 0811: Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture)
  • 1122: Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management
  • 1233: Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners
  • 2121: Biologists and Related Scientists 2151: Architects
  • 3111: Specialist Physicians 3112: General Practitioners and Family Physicians
  • 3113: Dentists
  • 3131: Pharmacists
  • 3142: Physiotherapists
  • 3152: Registered Nurses
  • 3215: Medical Radiation Technologists
  • 3222: Dental Hygienists & Dental Therapists
  • 3233: Licensed Practical Nurses
  • 4151: Psychologists
  • 4152: Social Workers
  • 6241: Chefs
  • 6242: Cooks
  • 7215: Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
  • 7216: Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades
  • 7241: Electricians (Except Industrial & Power System)
  • 7242: Industrial Electricians 7251: Plumbers
  • 7265: Welders & Related Machine Operators
  • 7312: Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
  • 7371: Crane Operators
  • 7372: Drillers & Blasters – Surface Mining, Quarrying & Construction
  • 8222: Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service

For the detail in the description of each occupation and its various titles and offices, should consult the official website of the National Occupational Classification NOC.   The Canadian government uses the National Occupational Classification system called (National Occupational Classification NOC). This system categorizes occupations in demand in the Canadian job market based on the following criteria:  

• “O” in management occupations, positions in the management, coordination and supervision.  

• Proficiency Level “A”: occupations that usually require college education.  

• Proficiency “B” occupations that require technical education (college) or specialized learning.

 • Proficiency “C” occupations that require secondary education (high school) or specific training.

 • Proficiency “D” occupations where training is given directly in the work.   National Occupational Classification:

The following is a condensed version of the major professions, specialties and professions that require the Canadian labor market, on the basis of the “National Occupational Classification.” Professions are included only in the categories “O”, “A” and “B”, as these take into account the Canadian point system that evaluates the capabilities of potential immigrants.   The general areas of competence of this classification are:  

• Business, Finance and Administration  

• Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

 • Health  • Social Sciences, Education, Government Service and Religion  

• Arts, Culture, Recreation and Sport  

• Trade, Transport, Equipment Operation, and related professions  

• Raw Materials Industry  

• Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities   Computer professionals and highly skilled Systems  During 1997, established a pilot program that enables Canadian employers, attract highly qualified professionals in the technical areas of Computing and Systems (software). This approach facilitates the recruitment of these staff on a temporary basis, without the necessary validation of a Human Resource Center.   This plan responds to the shortage of workers exists in Canada in these specialties and the prevailing demand industries quickly get highly qualified professionals and computer technicians.  Graduates in branches of Engineering, Information Systems or other technology-related areas are encouraged to perform a formal validation of Canadian institutions that apply.  

Nursing:  Nursing is a profession with the highest occupational demand in Canada. The public health system needs to attract as many technical and health professionals. Therefore, the government makes great efforts for recruitment. It is expected that by 2011 and through 2012. The national deficit of nurses in Canada amount to 80 thousand professionals. This is a great opportunity for foreign workers who have experience in the area.  

Care Workers and Health Care at Home (“Caregivers”)

There is special interest in working in Canadian homes remain full-time care of children, disabled people and, especially, the elderly. Over 4 million people in Canada are over 65. In fact, 1 in 7 Canadians is part of the so-called third age.

Professionals in the field of health and health care are scarce in Canada, which opens up to foreign employment opportunities in this field.   To gain approval, you must also demonstrate that you have enough money to support. There are many other options to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker. If you do not meet the criteria required by the Federal Government, we invite you to read our other sections on the various provincial programs and  A complement MI – 4 has made permissible for global PhD students to put on for enduring habitation in FSWP, however missing the further features of the unaffected FSWP.   It stood experiential that certain works fulfill additional nippily than others.

As of December 8, 2011, masses have been decided for four of the 29 occupations. This shows that the applicants to these occupations could no longer rub in further down the FSWP, till the CAP is re-established in July 2012.   Though, the 25 additional occupations are exposed now. Certain of them such as GPs and dentists are probable to be the next, with 350 requests previously putative by the CIC. Applicants for these occupations must act rapidly to safe a location in the lot of pay for this time.

Canada Employee Sponsored visas

Canadian Company Sponsorship

These work visas are designed for Canadian Companies  that are able to recruit highly skilled workers either from overseas or from people temporarily in Canada where an employer has been unable to fill their recruitment needs from the Canadian labour market or through their own training efforts. There are both temporary visa options and permanent visa options. Below is an outline of these visas:

Temporary Sponsorship Options
Canadian businesses that need to have their skilled positions filled but cannot find workers from within the Canadian labour force, can sponsor personnel from overseas on a temporary basis, to work in  Canada for up to 4 years.

The most common visa available under the temporary arrangements is:

Sponsorship by Canadian or overseas businesses
There are 3 steps in the application process to bring in temporary overseas staff:

Business sponsorship approval must be obtained by the business wishing to sponsor overseas workers. The business demonstrates that it is of good standing, shows the benefits of an overseas employee, and provides adequate training plans and expenditure. Employers are required to meet a number of undertakings in relation to the sponsored employee.   For instance  licensed  lawyers will personally meet with the  Canadian Employer and provide any documentation required for the process.   License Canadian lawyers  will compile and professionally submit the application by mail.  Oline applications would  only be safe within Canada , as this  method of application could provide quicker processing times.

The nomination must relate to an occupation that meets a minimum skills threshold covering managerial, professional, associate professional and trade occupations.  Check  for instance (BC PNP) . An occupation is selected and you need to meet the correct qualifications and work experience that pertains to that occupation. There are criteria applicable for the nomination and licensed lawyers will provide the information required to both the Canadian company and the nominee to ensure that a comprehensive application is submitted.

Visa Application
The overseas skilled employee that is nominated must apply for a visa to enter and remain in  Canada. The application will need to demonstrate that they have the skills and qualifications applicable to the nominated occupation. Other criterion needs to be met and licensed migration lawyers will provide the required information to the applicant and will professionally compile and submit the application by mail or in person  for priority processing.

Jobs in the Canada: Northwest Territories(2)

Jobs in Canada: Northwest Territories

Jobs in Canadian Northwest Territories offer a wide variety of benefits, steady employment, and high pay. Finding a job in Canada North  isn’t as hard; there is a low rate of immigration and a variety of jobs are available especially for trained, skilled professionals and IT workers.

As a non-residents, you can receive a Northwest Territories work permit  with an existing job offer from a Canadian employer, or apply for the “Specialist Worker” status  or so for job skills in short demand.  The Canadian Embassies can help with that.

If you aren’t already located in  Canada during your job search and you can’t get a hold of local newspapers, there’s an easier way. Simply get started with your search for jobs in Canada with these sites that are the most popular among Canadian employers:

If you can’t find anything suitable, have you thought about extending your search to surronding Northwest Territories?, like Yukon and  Nunavut? We have practical tips for finding jobs in  at the rest of the country as well.



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.

Working in Canada – Advice & Tips

General Advice Sample CV 

Cross cultural specialist Mari tells you below what it takes to get a job in the country well-known for its ‘Multicultural flavor’. However, you need to truly love  Canadian and  Canada  to find a job as foreign job seeker, because jobs are not abundantly present and salaries are not too high in this economy.

Job hunting in Canada

One of the best ways of finding work  in Canada you’ll soon discover is through networking. For an outsider, developing such contacts may be difficult at first.  Try to volunteer. Volunteering can be the antidote to diminished self-esteem, and  it also gets you well connected. You develop a network with other volunteers and agencies so there are shared core values.

However, perseverance after that is often rewarded, as the initiative demonstrated is in itself a recommendation. Speculative applications are likewise often successful.  When you apply for a job make use of a very formal style for your letter and include impressive references with your speculative application. In particular, when accompanied by a good recommendation (“Mentor”) from someone familiar to the company, such as a comunity or social worker,  university professor, a friend, a member of the family, or a company executive, your speculative application stands a greater chance.  An introduction of a well-known person is extremely effective, know that because in Canada the emphasis is more on ‘who’ you know, than on ‘what’ you know (although as a foreign job seeker the right qualifications are essential, even if you have some distant Canadians relatives …).

Furthermore, be aware of the large economical differences between the West  and the East coast of  Canada.

The Cover Letter
In general a  cover letter  should create enough interest to make the potential employer want to look at your application in more detail and hopefully invite you for an interview. Your cover letter, however, should not provide too much information about experience and qualifications; this will be provided in your Resume.

The style of the covering letter must be  conventional and formal, almost with stately English or French language. Explain briefly what can you do for the company and why you are interested in the job and the company. But leave the full explanation about your  deep motivation until the interview when it can be given orally. In  Canada, the information will be better  presented in verbal form. It’s also a test of your language or  communications skills.  Likewise, copies of  certificates, diplomas and references should not be bring or sent together with your cover letter and  resume (CV), but should be brought to the first interview. Of course, if you have really impressive testimonials do send them with your letter.

The covering letter must be typed –  Never an employer  will requests a hand-written letter. The letter should be kept short (1/2 to maximum one page). Application forms are hardly used, except by some (foreign) multi-national firms.

The recruitment process tends to be tedious (long or boring), up to two months. You should check carefully what kind of time delay to expect for a response.

The Resume, Portafolio o Curriculum Vitae (CV)
There are no strict rules for resumes  in Canada. But a resume is best received when it is brief,  two pages long ¬ AND NOT MORE. although online portafolios of four or five pages are not uncommon either ¬ and in chronological order Do not include in your personal details such as your date and place of birth, your nationality,  or your civil status. Do make sure that  your telephone number (including international access code) are. Hobbies are mentioned in your resume  A photo is not requested.

The Application Procedure
The recruitment procedure usually consists of two to three interviews and some psychometric, skills tests. Be prepared for questions about your motivation. As far as qualities are concerned Canadiann employers look for enthusiasm, communication and relationship skills. A fairly informal atmosphere is general, with each recruiting officer following his/her own, usually intuitive style. Only if the personality of the candidate is deemed apt, the recruiter will continue to look at his/her professional experience. Hence the importance to establish good personal rapport during the interview for the interviewee.

Pay a lot of attention to your appearance for the interviews; image says a lot . The way you are dressed is of significant importance for a Canadian employer, it shows your true interest for the job! Salaries are rarely discussed at the first interview, and please do not ask for this!

On-line applications are very  common. In fact, a lot of job agencies, but also employers who publish their vacancies on-line provide the opportunity to complete the job application form on-line.

If we got you started on Canada – think about ordering the guide ”Looking for work in Canada”.



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.

Work in Canada: The Facilitated Processing of Information Technology Workers program

•The Facilitated Processing of Information Technology Workers program (Quebec and British Columbia only);

Foreign individual (i.e., one who is not a Canadian permanent resident or citizen) who intends to work in Canada is typically required to possess a work permit or other authorization to legally do so. Such authorization may come in various forms, and often requires advanced approval prior to eligibility to enter Canada for work. Significant complexity may surround the process of securing the proper authorization to work in a foreign country.

The dynamic Information Technology (IT) Workers visa allows the fast-track processing of visa applications for skilled professionals in the software industry seeking to gain valuable Canadian work experience on a temporary basis. The Information Technology Work visa allows applicants with the required education and experience in the specified products or technologies applying for specific jobs to apply under this versatile program.

Applicants must be able to communicate in English or French, and provide evidence of sufficient experience in the specified IT industries and specified products or technologies. Once approved, applicants will be allowed to be issued a work permit following confirmation through Service Canada. This means that applicants can come to Canada quickly. Applicants are also eligible for work permit renewals.


The Facilitated Processing of Information Technology Workers program was established through a collaboration of the Software Human Resources Council of Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, and Citizenship and Immigration Canada as an effort to alleviate a shortage of software professionals in Canada. The requirement for a Labour Market Opinion application was removed for those professionals meeting the requirements of seven occupational definitions.

 The eligible occupations are:

•Senior Animation Effects Editor
•Multimedia Software Developer
•Embedded Systems Software Designer
•MIS Software Designer
•Software Products Developer
•Telecommunications Software Designer
•Software Developer – Services
The goal of the program continues to be to expedite the process of admitting foreign workers in the field of information technology. Eligible candidates are granted a “national confirmation” by HRSDC, and may proceed directly to applying for a Canadian work permit. As this program does not constitute a confirmation exemption, however, applicants with a destination in the province of Quebec are required to obtain a Certificate d’Acceptation du Quebec prior to a work permit.

Applicants for the Information Technology Workers visa must have an offer of employment for an eligible occupation from a Canadian employer which meets the following requirements:

•the wages and working conditions offered are commensurate for the position;
•the employer’s advertisement and recruitment efforts are sufficient;
•there is sufficient evidence of the labour market benefits related to the entry of the foreign worker;
•and whether the entry of the foreign worker is likely to affect the settlement of a labour dispute.
In order to apply for the Information Technology Workers visa, applicants must provide confirmation of possessing the required education and experience in the specified products or technologies required for the occupation. Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in working in an English and/or French work environment.

Applications may be submitted to a Canadian visa office abroad or at a port of entry for those who are exempt from the requirement of a passport visa


PLEASE NOTE: This program terminated on September 30 2010 for most provinces. Other than Quebec and Brisitsh Columbia, cases submitted after this date will be subject to the requirement of a Labour Market Opinion. Foreign workers destined to Quebec and Brisitsh Columbia currently remain eligible for such applications


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 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.

Canada: Regulated Professions & Recognized Trades

Regulated Professions and Trades

Ontario has over 30 regulated professions – from architecture and engineering to social work and veterinary medicine. A licence is required to work in these fields in Ontario. Ontario also has more than 140 recognized trades, of which about 20 require mandatory certification.

A regulated occupation is one that is governed by a provincial, territorial or sometimes federal authority (for example: veterinarians, electricians and plumbers). Certain entry requirements and standards of practice are used to assess your qualifications and certify, register or license you as a qualified applicant. Requirements can vary from one province or territory to another. For a regulated occupation, you must have a licence, certificate or be registered with the regulatory body, before you start practising your trade or profession. Approximately 20% of professions or trades are regulated in Canada.

General information about professions and trades in Ontario:

1. Academic Credential Assessment  or Foreign Qualification Evaluation and Recognition in Canada.– Learn how to get your academic credentials assessed to Ontario’s standards.

World Education Services – Canada (WES-Canada)
45 Charles Street East, Suite 700
Toronto, Ontario
M4Y 1S2
Tel: (416) 972-0070 (416) 972-0070     

Toll Free: 1-866-343-0070 1-866-343-0070      Fax: (416) 972-9004
Toll free: 1-800-937-3895 1-800-937-3895     

WES-Canada converts foreign secondary and post-secondary educational qualifications into their Ontario equivalents. Document-by-document, course-by-course or customized reports are available for educational, immigration, licensing or employment purposes. Services and assessment reports are available in English and French 

2. Bridging Programs – These programs help qualified professional immigrants move quickly into the labour market without duplicating what they have already learned.
3. Career Maps – The Ontario Government has developed career maps for most regulated professions and trades, which explain in detail every step of the certification process.

Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification – (New Brunswick)
Applies to: New Brunswick

For your business to prosper and grow in today’s changing world, a highly skilled and adaptable workforce is required. The most effective way to ensure you will have the best employees is through apprenticeship.
Office des professions du Québec – (Québec) (only available in French)
This professional body enacts and applies various regulations that govern professional practice.
Trade School Registration – (Yukon)
Applies to: Yukon
To attract students to your trade school, you need to be registered with the Government of Yukon.

Non-Regulated Professions
A non-regulated profession does not require that you have a licence, certificate or registration before you practise (for example, engineering technician or commercial planner). Most occupations fall into this category. Some occupations allow you to register with a professional body or association on a voluntary basis.

 One of the best source of  a Canadian company information   is the its website. Why? because the company’s Website, it’s an absolutely amazing of info. You can either try directly entering the company name in your favorite browser.

Looking for work? One of  best source for conducting your initial Canadian’s  company research is Hineni’s  Database,  run by Hineni Media. Hineni’s database is a compilation of more than 500 host organizations with preexisting sponsoring and Co-ops placements  spanning over 85 areas of interest. Searchable by location, level of study, field and area of interest, it provides an excellent starting point for professionals searching for their ideal seasonal or permanent  job opportunity.  The database is a great place to start your search. Contact here or subscribe online  to access .

From there, I would locate the professional organizations for the given career. For example, if you were interested in marketing as a career, I would recommend contacting the Canadian Marketing Association to learn more about demanded careers in marketing. To get salary information for a specific geographic location, I would use one of the many salary calculators available online.

Do your research, polish your job-search materials, network, and go after a specific job. And be sure to follow-up each and every job lead — until you land that job.


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 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.

FINDING A JOB IN CANADA Occupations in Canada Non-Regulated fields(II)

 Regarding recognition questions there is a difference between academic and professional recognition. In Canada (as in most of the group8  countries) the higher education institutions are directly responsible for the academic recognition (admission, continuation of studies).

Credential recognition   or professional validation  is the recognition required to obtain the right to work in a certain field. Professional recognition differs between regulated and non-regulated professions. In the first case the authority in charge of the regulation of a certain profession must be determinable, as the authority regulating the education leading to a profession is also responsible for the recognition of foreign diplomas in this field. If the education or the right to work is not regulated, then the professional recognition lies solely within the responsibility of the employer. He or she decides whether the qualifications submitted by the candidate are adequate for the job in question. This applies both to Canadian and foreign nationals. However, the Federal Secretariat for Economic Affairs (feco) prescribes the quota regulations for foreign employees, which regulate the granting of work permits. Most self-employees working in non-regulated professions do not need professional recognition but it’s advisable. They are only dependent on the rules of the free market.

Some professions are not regulated but most of the professions in Canada are regulated. In other words, there are  prerequisites such as education, age, experience etc. to be met.

Regulated and Non-Regulated Professions and Occupations in Canada

About 20 per cent of Canadians jobs are “regulated occupations” that require individuals to be licensed, registered or certified before they can legally begin working. Regulated occupations are governed by a regulatory body or college that sets standards of practice, registers or licenses qualified applicants and disciplines members when necessary. The regulatory body is also responsible for assessing and evaluating the credentials of applicants.

Most health professions are governed by regulatory bodies. Some examples are doctors, dentists, nurses, dietitians, midwives, pharmacists, opticians, physiotherapists, naturopaths, psychologists and chiropractors.

Some examples of non-regulated professions include:

•Social Workers
•Funeral directors

The majority of jobs in Canada are “non-regulated occupations” that don’t require workers to be licensed or registered. Non-regulated occupations range from jobs requiring a lot of education and responsibility to little formal training. Some examples of non-regulated jobs are computer programmers, waiters, office managers, journalists, graphic designers and housekeepers.

Newcomers often choose to work in a non-regulated job while they become licensed in a regulated occupation. The Working in Canada Tool  can be used to determine if your occupation is regulated or non-regulated.

Recognized Trades
Workers must be certified to work in certain trades in Ontario; in other trades, certification is voluntary. Certification means you have passed a provincial examination and earned a Certificate of Qualification to work in a particular trade. Before writing the exam, you must prove that you have experience in the trade and provide a number of documents, including a Social Insurance Number (SIN) card, letters from previous employers or a current employer, letters from unions, certificates, diplomas, licences and official school transcripts.

Examples of certified trades include:

•Automotive service technician
•Sheet metal worker

Examples of trades in which certification is voluntary are: baker, painter, cabinetmaker, cement mason, chef, automotive painter, machine engine technician, locksmith, draftsperson, drywall finisher, powerline technician, roofer, educational assistant, early childhood educator and welder.

Many employers and unions ask for a Certificate of Qualification even though certification is voluntary. To apply for certification, contact the Employment Ontario Network in person, online, or by calling the toll-free line 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-768-1157). Service is available in 25 languages.

It is a good idea to join a Canadian professional or trade association in your field. These associations are a good source of information about jobs and other information related to your trade. Members are usually required to pay annual fees or dues.

What’s the best source of  Canadian company information ? The company’s Website, of course! It’s absolutely amazing what you can find published on company Websites. You can either try directly entering the company name in your favorite browser.

The best source for conducting your initial Canadian company research is Hineni Database,  published by Hineni Media. This database, updated annually, provides general information about types of jobs within a large number of occupations; the outlook for job growth; working conditions; average earnings; education and training required; related occupations specially for internationally trained professionals; and sources for finding more information. The  database’s content   is an ideal  place to start your  Canadian search.


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 Employers  here ,  an Paid Content or Informational Services run by Hineni Media

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