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Paid Work Programs

Canadian Working Holiday  Program  Spend an absolutely amazing vacation working in Canada and truly “experience” from this beautiful country.  Learn More

Camp Canada Work Program

The Camp Canada Work Program, also known as “CCWP”, is a program that meets the demands of Canadian summer camps for summer staff, while enabling international young people to earn some income to support their holiday in Canada.  Learn More

English Co-op Program

This work and study program is designed to allow students to develop their English skills.

We help you with the nitty gritty stuff that you need to do when you land in Canada – assistance in opening a bank account, registering for a Social Insurance Number, getting your resume prepared, and MOST IMPORTANTLY,  JOB ASSISTANT SERVICE!  We save you money as we get you working faster and help you get the best deals on accommodations, travel and other services you need.

 

Internships in Canada

Participate in day-to-day operations to see how Canadian companies operate, develop new skills and make great contacts in your field. International work experience in Canada looks great on your resume and employers will see the value of your past work.

With Internship programs, you will obtain an internship position before you depart your home country and you will know which company you will be working for and where it is located before you leave your front door!

Why Intern  •Get real world, hands-on experience in your field of work or study  •Participate in day-to-day operations to see how Canadian companies operate  •Learn about Canadian business culture  •Develop new skills and build networking relationships in your field  •Improve your business and interpersonal skills  •Improve your English skills  •Improve career opportunities

Internships Available   All placements in these fields are UNPAID. All fields require relevant education of at least 1-year at the university or college level.

 

Volunteering in Canada

HC offers volunteer placements to individuals travelling to or within Canada in the areas of wildlife, environment and conservation. Gain valuable life experience, meet new people, see new places and do something good for the world!

Next ……e 4 exciting projects to choose from

 

 

Marisol Diaz is  Business developer and author specializing in  helping clients create fulfilling and meaningful career opportunities for local and international trained professionals. Get help creating your own exciting career opportunity in Canada with a step-by-step books and  guides, seminars and Workshops such as “Steps to Starting Your Own Business” in Canada. Check also   Business, Jobs & Careers    products

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Canada- The Rise of Contract Work

As the economy worsens, contract jobs are becoming more and more numerous. Offering contract jobs saves larger companies the time of looking for and hiring new employees as well as the money that a regular employee would receive in benefits. Also, a contract job may be seen as a sort of trial by fire, after which a contract employee may be offered a more permanent position.

Due to  months of searching, your first concrete job offer has come in. It’s a contract job that you wouldn’t have considered a year ago, but you’ve decided to accept. Six months with a reputable firm seems like a safe haven in turbulent times. Besides, it’s a foot in the door and could lead to more.

Not all contract positions have long-term potential, but some do.  Employers offer contract work to be upfront and honest.

“They’re letting people know that they have some work now and could down the road, but they’re not sure.

“Generally speaking, they’d rather hire people as full-time employees.  “It’s a bit cheaper than paying contractors and it promotes a better foundation for a company. That being said, you have to be a bit lean and mean these days for locals and internationals.

Accepting a contract position puts you in the ranks of the self-employed, for the duration of the agreement at least.
The major difference between a contract job and regular employment is the duration of the job, which is only until the project is complete. Below distincts type of contract jobs.

Nature of Contract Jobs
Contract jobs are not permanent positions, but that doesn’t mean that the job won’t take weeks, months or sometimes years to complete. A contract job could be something as simple as organizing an office, which could take days, or as complicated as building a skyscraper, a project that will take years. The longer the contract, often the more money involved to pay the workers and to cover other expenses.

Temps
The most common sort of contract employee are temps, or temporary employees. An organization that needs to fill temporary openings will often use a staffing agency, which is a company that keeps lists of employees who work in a certain type of field. Substitute teachers, secretaries, office workers and others can all be temps. If an opening needs to be filled, a temp agency will call up any of those people who are on the list and ask them if they’d like to take the temporary position that’s currently available. The staffing agency simply goes down the list until finding someone willing to take the job for its client.

Freelancers
Freelance workers, like those the name is taken from, are mercenaries. These are often small agencies, or independent workers who will do work on an assignment by assignment basis for a company. Writers, private security and advertising executives may be freelance workers. Freelancers are those who usually have some skill that is desired for a specific project, which is what makes them different from temps, who usually do unskilled labor or office work. 

In the shifting sands of Canada’s labour market, a clear trend is emerging: the rise of contract work.

Contract jobs have surged since 1997 and increased between 2005 and 2009 despite the downturn, a Statistics Canada paper released Friday shows. Last year, nearly 1 million Canadian workers held this type of job.

While it’s a lifestyle that offers a lot of advantages, the most obvious drawback is the lack of a steady paycheque and benefits. You also have to remember that although you make your own schedule, you always have to be aware of new opportunities to sell yourself.

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Canada’s shifting job market: the rise of contract work

 

 

Marisol Diaz is  Business developer and author specializing in  helping clients create fulfilling and meaningful career opportunities for local and international trained professionals. Get help creating your own exciting career opportunity in Canada with a step-by-step books and  guides, seminars and Workshops such as “Steps to Starting Your Own Business” in Canada. Check also   Business, Jobs & Careers    products

Canadian Seasonal Job Market (I)

If you’re looking for short-term work, you might want to explore the many seasonal jobs available to people in Canada. Though most may think of the seasonal job as a retail position during the winter holidays, there are actually many types of work that occur in different seasons and require a higher number of employees than usual. In canada most of  the seasonal job is tourism or agricultural based.

For instance, it’s pretty easy to find summer jobs at places like theme parks, on resorts,  hotels and restaurants with heavy summer tourist traffic in Vancouver or Montreal. Employing a higher number of people year round wouldn’t make sense, but having extra employees during peak season can help with the extra work required.

Canada offers visas to prospective citizens as well as temporary workers. Depending on your current status, Canada has a visa that applies to you. Skilled workers, temporary employees, live in caregivers, agricultural laborers and college graduates each have to apply for distinct visas. However, the application process is simplified by the Canadian government in an attempt to attract foreign workers. Processing visas is often completed within three days and ranges from $75 to $150 for the individual.  Other opportunities that do not require visas can be arranged through work exchange program, but still involve authorization through Canadian agencies. These reciprocal programs help place foreign exchange students and teachers as well as workers filling co-op positions.

The Canadian government makes a point to advertise work opportunities to prospective foreign employees. This makes job hunting easier for you!

There are a number of employers that position seasonal employees in jobs that match their interests and skills. On top of this, Canadian embassies, individual resorts and national parks all have listings on their respective websites. It’s time for you to visit Canada, find an exciting job and explore the natural beauty.

 

 

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, specialized information publisher, and  a SOHO specialist. She also  has been writing on Canada settlement and  immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. You can improve your Canada job search through the   Canadian database  for Int’l  Professional or Hineni CED ,  a Paid Content   or Informational Services site run by Hineni Media.

Access more than 400,000+ Canadian province-specific company profiles in industries such as manufacturing, transportation, consumer goods, consulting services, finance and technology.  Available only to premium subscribers.


Who in Canada can provide a job offer letter?

 People tend to concentrate on job interviews, but handling a job offer well can be just as important. Who  can provide you with a job offer letter? Are you up for the challange?

  • Bank of Montreal
  • Scotiabank
  • CIBC
  • Goodmanns
  • Cosco Pharmacy
  • The Good Sheppard
  • City of Toronto
  • Canada Life
  • Canadian Medic Alert

This list above belongs to  some of the few willing to provide you with  a job offer letter if your job description  tells potential employers the exact requirements of the position. Even more useful is the process you use to develop the job description internally and the behavioral characteristics of your ideal position. Assemble a resume or portafolio who represent the best qualities of the skills, experience and credentials you currently hold for the position(s) you are applying.

Develop a job description that delineates an fulfill the key responsibilities and outputs of the position described. Then, define the behavioral characteristics of you as the ideal candidate. Finally, list your five – ten key responsibilities and characteristics you will use for the position.

Sound like a lot of effort? It is. But, you’ll have a much better idea about the characteristics of the ideal candidate Canadian employers want to attract to their companies when they are doing this planning via email or with a recruiting planning meeting firm.

Resources:

Learn how to use the Internet to find and attract great companies. These are options you can currently consider.

Join Canada Industry Contacts, Association Memberships and Trade Groups for Recruiting Candidates.

Looking for the “right” associations to join? Check out this resource: Find Associations, People, and Businesses from the Canadian Society of Association Executives.

Use  Canadian Headhunters and Recruiters
Sometimes, it is worth your time to use headhunters, recruiters, and employment placement firms.

Recruiter’s Online Network.

Marisol Diaz
Settlement & Integration Resources Publisher
Int’l Employment & Career Columnist

Positions Currently Recruiting

Ministry of Mission prides itself on recruiting the highest caliber volunteers and uses a formal screening process that includes completing an application form, finger printing and a security check. This ensures the safety of our residents and helps maintain the integrity of our programs.

Volunteer Opportunities are available to individuals of all ages, from youths to seniors. A variety of volunteer positions exist MoM divisions including Bookkeeper-Non-Profit Ontario, Non-Profit Fundraising Campaign Workers
Short Term Missions Coordinator,Computer skills training and literacy courses Trainer. Volunteer positions range from maintenance workers, to data entry clerks, to special event coordinators and ambassadors. When a potential volunteer contacts MoM and offers their skills, we make every effort to match them with an area where their skills and qualifications may be best utilized.  Fill out an Application Form (PDF) and email it to Maria Garcia at garcia_maria@mail.com
 
Note: Some Volunteer Opportunities may or may not use the above Application Form.  To find out, click on the Volunteer Position you are interested in below.

For general information about Volunteer Opportunities, please contact the City’s Community Programs Supervisor, Eve Kelso at (416).244.3699. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

  • Bookkeeper-Non-Profit Ontario
  • Non-Profit Fundraising Campaign Workers in Ontario…
  • Short Term Missions Coordinator (Canada)
  • Sales Reps/Marketing & Administration
  • Computer skills training and literacy courses Trainer
  • 30 Careers with 2010 High Growth in Canada

    30 careers  with High 2010 Growth in Canada

    1. Registered nurses
    Minimum education or training: Associate degree
    2. Home health aides
    Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
    3. Customer service representatives
    Minimum education or training: Moderate-term on-the-job training
    4. Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
    Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
    5. Personal and home care aides
    Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
    6. Retail salespersons
    Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
    7. Office clerks, general
    Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
    8. Accountants and auditors
    Minimum education or training: Bachelor’s degree
    9. Nursing aides, orderlies and attendants
    Minimum education or training: Postsecondary vocational award
    10. Postsecondary teachers
    Minimum education or training: Doctoral degree
    11. Construction laborers
    Minimum education or training: Moderate-term on-the-job training
    12. Elementary school teachers, except special education
    Minimum education or training: Bachelor’s degree
    13. Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer
    Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
    14. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
    Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
    15. Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks
    Minimum education or training: Moderate-term on-the-job training
    16. Executive secretaries and administrative assistants
    Minimum education or training: Work experience in a related occupation
    17. Management analysts
    Minimum education or training: Bachelor’s or higher degree, plus work experience
    18. Computer applications software engineers

    Minimum education or training: Bachelor’s degree
    19. Receptionists and information clerks

    Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
    20. Carpenters
    Minimum education or training: Long-term on-the-job training
    21. Medical assistants
    Minimum education or training: Moderate-term on-the-job training
    22. First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers
    Minimum education or training: Work experience in a related occupation
    23. Network systems and data communications analysts

    Minimum education or training: Bachelor’s degree
    24. Licensed practical and vocational nurses
    Minimum education or training: Postsecondary vocational award
    25. Security guards
    Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
    26. Waiters and waitresses

    Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
    27. Maintenance and repair workers
    Minimum education or training: Moderate-term on-the-job training
    28. Physicians and surgeons
    Minimum education or training: First professional degree
    29. Child-care workers

    Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training

    30. Teacher assistants

    Minimum education or training: Short-term on-the-job training
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    2. Diaz, Marisol specialize in permanent, contract and contract-to-permanent employment resources for  seasonal, temporary, internships, summer jobs. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.  Marisol’s services Ontario and metropolitan GTA markets with additional technology contracting resources nationwide. For more information on Diaz, Marisol visit http://www.hinenimedia.memberlodge.org/

    Canadian companies that hired international profesionals and students

    Finding a job as international profesional  takes hard work.  It’s a good idea to prepare for your job search before you leave for Canada. Getting ready for interviews, improving your English or French language skills, and getting in touch with a possible mentor   all may help in finding a job.
     Here are few tips:
    First. Strong employment prospects for you as an international profesional and international student may be with organizations that have an international focus, such as the World Trade Organization, World Health Organization,World Bank or African Development Fund. Likewise, you may have more success with Canadian companies that have an international presence. Your international experience, language andcultural fluency make you very attractive to these organizations. In addition, if your Canadian work  authorization is delayed, you may be able to continue to work at one of their branches outside of  Canada. (ie: in your home country). Hineni Media Subscription site includes several  resources that name  Canadian companies with divisions throughout the world. Here you will find  a few:
    Secondly, as an international profesional or international student you may find the job search process less difficult if you study technical subjects. High tech firms in Canada are desperate to hire skilled workers, particularly inthe areas of Systems Analysis and Programming, Engineering and Accounting. If you are not majoringin one of these areas, at least consider developing computer skills (programming, word processingand spreadsheet design, web development), quantitative skills (accounting, statistics and economics) and/or scientificskills (lab research) through elective classes, independent studies or extracurricular activities tomake yourself more marketable.
    Here is a partial list of companies that hired international students who graduated from Canadian programs:❖ Scotia Bank ❖ Ernst and Young❖ Xerox❖ 3M Canada Company❖ MTV World❖ Thrifty Foods❖IBM Canada❖ Meyers Norris Penny Canada❖University Health Work❖ Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro❖ Peterbourogh Regional Health❖ Nestle Canada
     
     
     Canada Employment System
    The first step in designing an effective job search strategy which will lead to employment in Canada is to clearly understand the setting in which you are operating. As a international professional or international  student, you  may not have had much experience job-hunting in your home country. Even if you have, you arelikely to find job-hunting in Canada is a different process. The differences are culturally based and, therefore, you may have to work very hard at overcomingthe natural inclination to conduct yourself as you would if you were looking for a job in your homecountry. Different cultures have different sensibilities. Be aware of the setting in which you areinterviewing.  Hineni Media blogs about it and  offers services  to assist you in your  Canada job search process.   Take  time to read some of this material before you begin your search.
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