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Temporary Work Permits for Foreign Workers in Canada

One of the most often asked questions is how do I find a job in Canada? In fact many people ask us how they can secure a job here
in Canada before starting the immigration process so that they’ll have a job to go to as soon as they land in Canada.

Before we get into how you could go about doing that let’s turn the tables around and look at this from the perspective of the
owner of a Canadian company.

One day he gets a resume and cover letter in the mail applying for a position available at the company. The cover letter further
goes on to state that the applicant isn’t currently living in Canada but is planning to apply for immigration shortly and would
like a job offer from the company.

Now picture yourself as the owner of the company. You’re thinking great…. I’m going to offer this person a job even though I don’t know when they’re going to apply for Canadian immigration. If they actually do apply for immigration to Canada, I’m not the slightest bit sure that they’re even going to be here by the end of this year or the next, if they make it at all.

You are basically expecting a person to choose an uncertain, undecided potential worker over the hundreds of applicants he has
to choose from locally.

I’m sure you’d agree that going about looking for a job in Canada before you even immigrate is futile and a waste of time.

UNLESS….

One of the exceptions to this rule would be if you had a PhD or other invaluable experience in a very specialized field, and that
because of the extremely specialized nature of your work, local Canadian talent would be hard to come by. In cases such as these, get in touch with us and we should be able to expedite the entire immigration process for you with our legal referrals. link

So what does one do? I  tell you it’s either Action or Nothing.

Action

1. Be an Entreprenuer

2. Go for post secondary program for 2 yrs and you will have 3 yrs of work permit issue thereafter. During study you can work part time. ( Brandon University in Manitoba is the cheapest one to study)

3. Perhaps you need to get inside information of employers applying for pre-approval of hiring foreign skilled workers or
those employers applying for LMO to service Canada.Immigration consultant handling this type of employers application for pre- approval & LMO and placement companies involved thereafter hiring of foreign skilled workers( with pre-approval or LMO for employers) can get you good lead.This could be either for work permit for fix period or permanent job with AEO.ON,BC, NB, Nova scotia and Quebec itself are a tough provinces to get in, and its employers do not issue AEOs easily. However, I suggest you try and go for SK and MB. They are growing, a lot of new jobs in different fields are created there, and job offers along with PNP
certificates are issued pretty easily. Also look out for Canada recruitment fairs in Europe. You have to register in advance, they
are normally held in May-June and in November.

Follow this link, Destination Canada  Also please check http://www.manitoba.ca and http://www.immigration.gov.sk.ca
Do Nothing

Well, not absolutely nothing.

If….. as is the case with most skilled workers, you want to find a job before landing in Canada and you cannot find a job before
starting the process, then you can still act to mitigate as much risk as possible, by applying for jobs much later in the process.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do some research about the economic atmosphere in Canada, and about the industry that you
work in right now of course.

Start the immigration process first and then apply for a job when the immigration process is close to complete. We will tell you
that there should now only be 2 to 3 months or more before your permanent resident visa’s are issued and it should be at this time that you start to look for a job in Canada.

Why don’t you take your first step now by getting a Canadian style resume?

Once you’ve done that, take a look at this page, which will give you a brief overview of Ontario’s economy.

 

 

NOTE: that our partner law firm does not assist in finding job
offers, they assist with the process of obtaining a work permit
for those who already have an existing job offer.

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How to get in touch with ‘real’ Canadian employers?

Question in Detail:  Dears,  I have got Canadian immigrant visa, and I plan to come to Canada in November 2012. At the moment, I am in process of finishing a project in Yemen for a multinational. I have over 7 years of experience in managing IT, Logistics projects, and operations managmenet in 4 different countries. Of course, I would looking for work in my areas of expertiese mentioned above. I have sent my CV through a few online job portals, but haven’t received any response. I am wondering if that’s the best way to find work in Canada. Can somebody please help me with 1. determining if I can arrange a job before arrival to Canada? 2. what is the best way to approach companies (oil and gas for instance) 3. are there any job agencies that can put me in touch with companies or businesses (I am ready to pay for their service). Thanks very much in advance for help. S.

Re.

You have the million dollar question or the four  more requested  questions !

1.  Best way to find work in Canada

2.  Arrange a job before arrival to Canada

3.  Best way to approach companies

4.  Job agencies that can put me in touch with companies or businesses

Best way to find work in Canada

Want to work in Canada?

Non-Canadians can become eligible to work in Canada by becoming a Permanent Resident of Canada or obtaining a temporary work permit:

The best way to get a job now is the same as in the ’70s and the ’80s—word of mouth. ”HR and managers are too picky or too precise with candidates. However, I think there are a couple of things that could help job-seekers that go beyond networking.  1) Be willing to accept a job at a lower salary and outside of your field, you can always move up (or out) once you prove your skills and build a reputation/references 2) Similarly, try to get in with a company that develops their employees and promotes from within.

Another super trick is to do the online application, wait a week, then call the HR dept. Ask them when they are starting to schedule interviews. Call back on that date and say, “I am calling to schedule my interview.” Be proactive, in other words. Always ask about the next step.

Non-Canadians can become eligible to work in Canada?

 Permanent Residents

•   Permanent resident status can be obtained independently or, in some cases, with the help of an employer •    Permanent residents have the same rights and freedoms as Canadian citizens (with a couple of exceptions). They may work for any employer in Canada and may stay in Canada indefinitely.

Foreign Workers Requiring Work Permits

•   Require a job offer and employer assistance to obtain a temporary work permit

•    Can obtain a work permit through one of many ways that vary according to citizenship and the job

•    May apply to become Permanent Residents
The chances of obtaining a work permit increase according to demand for your skills in Canada. Skills shortages are determined by local labour market information and needs. Generally, people with specialized skills which are in short supply in are sought after and will have an easier time with the application process.

What are my chances? There are a number of programs that may make the work permit application process faster and easier for the employer, making it easier for them to get you to Canada.

NAFTA Professionals Citizens of the US and Mexico may be eligible for a work permit under the provisions of NAFTA. NAFTA applies to certain professionals meeting certain education and experience requirements. If you fit the criteria and have a job offer from a Canadian company, this may be a good option for you. You may even be able to apply for this work permit upon entry to Canada (at the airport or border crossing) with the right documentation in hand.

Expedited Labour Market Opinion (E-LMO) program    If your occupation falls within one of these categories, your employer may apply for an expedited labour market opinion. The regular labour market opinion process (not expedited) can take up to six months. The expedited process can be as quick as two weeks. The first step is for your employer to apply to become eligible for the program. These applications are made to a government department called Service Canada. Once they have offered you the position, they apply for the E-LMO. Service Canada then produces a document called the Labour Market Opinion which you then use to apply for the work permit itself.

BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

If your long-term goal is to become a permanent resident of Canada, then this may be an option to investigate. Your employer must be willing to sponsor you for permanent resident status. They must make you a permanent job offer and must meet the criteria to be an eligible employer. Your occupation must be either in management, a skilled professional, or in the skilled trades. The process has multiple stages, including:

1.    BC PNP application (joint application between you and the employer) 2.    Application for a work permit (processing times will vary depending on your citizenship and whether or not you also need a visa to travel to Canada)
3.    Application for permanent residence. Step 1 will take six to eight weeks and after step 2, you may begin working in Canada. You can make the application for permanent residence after your arrival in Canada and, if all moves smoothly, become a permanent resident within the next year. Occupations under Pressure If your occupation is considered an occupation under pressure, the employer will need to prepare less documentation to prove they have been unable to find a Canadian or permanent resident to fill the position. The shortages in these occupations are documented and already known. The processing time for applications (called a Labour Market Opinion) under this program are still quite long — approximately six months. The application process may begin once you’ve been offered the position or possibly already be underway. Once approved, Service Canada produces a document called the Labour Market Opinion which you then use to apply for the work permit itself.  Also note that your credentials must be recognized by the relevant professional association or regulatory body, if applicable. There may be a registration process to ensure you can officially work in your profession.
The work permit application process in Ontario

To work anywhere in Canada, you need to get a social insurance number (SIN) from Human Resources and Social Development Canada.

You don’t need a work permit if you’re a permanent resident. You do need a temporary work permit if you’re staying and working just a short time or seasonally in Ontario.

In some situations, students are able to work while studying and after graduating.  If you plan on working temporarily in Ontario after you graduate, you will need a work permit.   

Obtain an Application for Work Permit

Here you can read more info that can  determine how to find a job in Ontario
The work permit application process in Canada has grown longer (especially in BC and Alberta) but it is still a relatively transparent and easy to understand process. Understanding the basics will help you and your potential employer plan for the best option and hopefully get you here and working (happily) quickly.

Arranging a job before arrival to Canada

How to get pre-arranged employment in  Canada?

The role of your research is always being important if do correct research according to your desire then you always find correct. The second most important aspect that your curriculum vista and resume should be prepared affective that can be able to find something interesting for the employer and it should reached in correct hand. During searching job you would have enough information about the company that will help you in an interview.

The second best way to find a job in Canada  is through job search networking specially using the internet. Remember this: your ability to network to locate jobs is an important career skill to master. The internet  it is a great tool to be used in conjunction with other job search methods. There is still nothing like the old fashioned person to person networking. Creating a real life relationship is the best way to find a job.

FACTS

Don’t confused buying an AEO with arranged employment. Canadian High Commissions (CHC) is not stupid, in most cases dependen where you from they are refused.  Over 75% in ND and Hong Kong for AEO applicants.  Unlikely that you would get your money back if they promised you that.

In order to be considered for Arranged Employment, you must include the necessary documents (e.g., HRSDC confirmation) with your SW application at its time of submission. In other words, if you need the extra points (and/or the requirement for sufficient settlement funds to be waived), you must obtain and confirm an offer of indeterminant, full-time employment, within a Designated Occupation (for which your skills match), prior to considering a Skilled Worker application.

Now here´s the kicker – most Canadian employers will not consider hiring foreign nationals without status in Canada, as there are (typically) enough locals to fill the vacancies. However, if you have a unique skill set (particularly if you are in the IT industry), and/or a friend (or family member, friend of family member, etc) in a position to offer you arranged employment in Canada, then you may be one of the (very) lucky few who are able to make such arrangements.

More likely, this option of arranged employment is nothing more than a pipe dream, and you would be better off improving your score through some other means (e.g., improving your language skills, upgrading your education, etc), and/or increasing your net worth (please keep in mind that home equity, in many cases, can be considered when assessing one´s available settlement funds), rather than chasing this dream (sorry).

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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
 

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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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