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Canada-Temporary Work Places (II)

Fruit Picking

Fruit picking – This work is seasonal and casual in nature. It is hard work, so you must be physically fit to attempt fruit picking work. Areas popular for fruit picking include the Okanagan valley, British Columbia, and Ontario. Also, contact the Agricultural Employment Service (AES) for further information on harvest times and where jobs may be available.  Two main locales-the Fraser Valley where the work is completely dominated by South Asians and no one else need apply.

The Okanagan/Similkameen Valleys where years past some French Canadians used to work now orchardists prefer to hire Mexicans-better workers, no complaining and used to spending long hot hours labouring.

A fruitful opportunity for you.  experience a diverse, dynamic and world-wide industry
We are offering the very good seasonal fruit-picking jobs on the international level for the young people who want to get such of seasonal kind of jobs. There are a lot of jobs related with the agricultural field like peeling, packing, harvesting, farming, picking fruits and vegetables, harvesting of crops, planting etc

Generally there is no need of any kind of special experience to become fruit picker as it is just a laborious job to pick fruit and fill the bin which can be easily done by all. Commonly the working day of the fruit pickers start from morning to evening but there is a break in mid day to escape from the scorching heat of sunshine of summer. That’s why there is a need of physical fitness and an exceptional working stamina along with all other gears to do this job i.e. sunglasses, gloves, sunscreen, hat, hardy boots, big drink container, etc.

British Columbia, Ontario; the Maritimes, Other Farm Work; Tobaco

Fruit Picking Opportunities here*

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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

Canada-News & Updates:Skilled Worker Program

As of 26th June 2010, Canadian Immigration regulations have completely changed and it has affected almost every class of temporary visa applicants and permanent immigrants to Canada. However, the most affected class is the skilled worker or the professional class of applicants applying for permanent immigration to Canada.

The skilled workers can apply for Immigration to Canada under the new occupation list published on 26th June 2010.Click here for new occupation list

If you are NOT on the above occupation list, you can still apply under following class / program for immigration to Canada:

(1) If you have 2 years of experience of working in Canada in last 3 years you can apply for immigration of Canada under Canadian Experience class;

(2) If you have studied in Canada for 2 years and have one year work experience you can apply for immigration of Canada under Canadian Experience class;

(3)If you are ready to learn French language you can apply under Quebec skilled worker class.

(4) If you are on H1B visa in USA you can apply under Alberta Skilled worker program.

(5) If you have company to sponsor you in Canada, you can apply with confirmed job offer.

(6) If you have blood relative living for more then one year in the province of Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba, you can apply under respective province’s family skilled worker class.

In the last several years, most immigrants to Canada have settled in three major metros of Canada – Montreal (province of Quebec), Toronto (province of Ontario) and Vancouver (province of British Columbia). Since the major bulk of new and prospective immigrants to Canada chose to settle in these three major cities, other cities located in other provinces of Canada such as Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Maritimes do not receive enough immigrants to meet the shortage of skilled workers.

Due to the ever-increasing demand for skilled workers in these provinces, the provincial governments entered in to separate agreements with Citizenship and Immigration Canada department to permit them to devise their own immigration policies. These agreements allow the said provinces to select their own immigrants. However, the final medical and security clearance is solely controlled by the Federal government.

Other resources

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International Trained and Educated Professionals

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

Other Canada/Canadian Job and Career Resources

Canada/Canadian Job and Career Resources
 

If you are looking for employment anywhere in Canada, these are the Canadian job sites you need to visit to help you in your job search.
 AllStarJobs.ca — for job-seekers searching for jobs in Canada, where you can search for job listings (by job category, province, or keywords), post your resume, and find links to all the best career resources for Canadian students and job-seekers. Free to job-seekers.

 Anne Whitten Bilingual Human Resources, Inc. — placement firm located in Toronto, Canada, specializing in English/French bilingual employment. Features a Hot List of available jobs.

 basejobs.com — a Canadian job site, where job-seekers can browse jobs by industry or location (or conducted an advanced keyword search), as well as post your resume and register for a job-matching service. No cost to job-seekers.

 BCjobs.ca — a job site specifically for job-seekers looking for employment in British Columbia. Job-seekers can search job listings (by category, employer, region, or keywords) and post your resume (up to 3 versions). Other options include email job alert, resume confidentiality, and more. Free to job-seekers.

 BCJobs.com — where job-seekers searching for jobs in British Columbia, Canada, can search job listings (by keyword, industry, employment type) as well as post your resume. Free to job-seekers.

 Best Jobs Canada — where job-seekers searching for jobs throughout Canada can search (by location, category, or keywords) or browse job listings, post your resume, and register for a job-search agent. Free to job-seekers.

 Campus Access — a Canadian site geared toward helping Canadians with your job and career needs. Includes a virtual career center, a jobs database, and online experts ready to answer your questions. Also has an internships database. Also includes resources for graduate and professional school application and financial aid information.

 Canada Jobs — from iJive.com, where Canadian job-seekers can enter your city or Province to find employers, employment agencies, job banks and career resources that are in your area. Also includes links to other Canadian job sites, employment agecnies, and career resources. Free to job-seekers.

 Canadian Bilingual Jobs — where Canadian bilingual-speaking job-seekers (French, Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese with English) can search job listings (by territory, job category, and salary), as well as submit your resume. Free to job-seekers.

 Canadian Career Page — a site devoted to helping Canadians find jobs or researdch careers. Includes a Canadian jobs database, a career site of the day, and a large collection of links. Free.

 Canadian Newspaper “Help Wanted” Ads — a great collection of Canadian newspapers that post daily online job want ads, organized by city. From the WORK Place, a one-stop labor market information resource from Human Resources Development Canada. Free to job-seekers.

 CanadasBestJobs.com — where job-seekers seeking a job in Canada can browse job listings by province and apply directly. Also includes an email job alert program. No cost to job-seekers.

 Canada’s Healthcare Career Network — a Canadian niche job board specializing in the Healthcare, Nursing and Biotech industries, where job-seekers can search job postings (by location, position, experience level, keywords), post your resume, find information on healthcare career fairs, and review career news and links. No cost to job-seekers.

 canadajobfishing.com — a Canadian career and job resources site, where job-seekers can search for jobs (by keyword, job type, and location), as well as post your resume. Also includes some job-hunting tips. No cost to job-seekers.

 canjobs.com — a great Canadian jobs site, where job-seekers can search job listings (by career type, province, and keywords), as well as post your resume, register for a job-search agent, and find career resources. Canjobs.com also runs province-specific and city-specific job sites for all of Canada. Registration required. Free to job-seekers.

 Careerclick.com — specializing in employment in Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, and Windsor, where job-seekers can search jobs database, place your resume online, and received job alerts via email Free to job-seekers.

 Careerjet.ca — a job-search engine for Canadian job-seekers, where you can search job postings gathered from almost 60,000 Websites (by keywords, location, industry) or browse listings by industry or location. No cost to job-seekers.

 Destinations — specializes in placing qualified candidates — those currently receiving assistance from the government — in jobs in tourism and tourism-related industries in British Columbia, Canada. Works in conjunction with the Ministry of Human Resources. Free to job-seekers.

 DiversityCanada.com — a job site specifically designed to bring employers who have career opportunities together with Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, women and visible minorities. Job-seekers can browse job listings and post your resume. No cost to job-seekers.

 The Education Canada Network — developed as a one-stop portal for education professionals — teachers, administrators, education specialists, and support staff — this site is a great source of education employment opportunities in all provinces. Job-seekers can search or browse jobs, post your resume, and receive customized employment emails. Free to job-seekers.

 Eluta — a job-search engine for Canada that seeks out new job announcements with employers across Canada. Job-seekers can search job listings (by keywords or location) or browse by locations or occupations. No cost to job-seekers.

 Employment News — providing information about job opportunities in the Ontario, Canada, area — both in print and online. Also includes information on job fairs, career training, and job-hunting related articles. Free to job-seekers.

 Environmental Careers Organization: ECO Canada — a job board for Canadian environmental practitioners, where job-seekers can search for jobs, post your resume, and get certified. Students can learn about careers and educational opportunities. Membership is required to do just about anything on the site. No cost to job-seekers.

 Extremejobs.ca — a Canadian job site, where job-seekers can browse or search (by keyword, location, and job category) job listings. Also includes resume and other career tips and resources. No cost to job-seekers.

 Human Resources Development Canada — simply a fantastic one-stop site for Canadian job-seekers looking for any and all employment-related resources and links. Includes resources for persons with disabilities, children and youth, aboriginal peoples, seniors, entrepreneurs, and more. Also includes training and labor law resources. Free to job-seekers.

 Indeed.ca — a job-search engine for Canadian job-seekers where you can search job listings (by keywords, location) from major job boards, newspapers, associations, and company career pages. You can also save your searches and have jobs delivered to you by email alert or RSS feed. No cost to job-seekers.

 Jeff Gaulin’s Canadian Journalism Job Board — where job-seekers can browse journalism and communications job postings from newspapers, magazines, television and radio stations, wire services, Websites, and public and private organizations. Free to job-seekers.

 Jobboom — a really cool Canadian job and career site, where job-seekers can search for job listings (by expertise, title, location, and more), post your resume, and receive email job-match alerts — as well as find a career resources index and more. No cost to job-seekers.

 Job Bus Canada — strives to be the starting point for anyone looking for work in Canada. Job-seekers will find links to company and industry career centers, organized by job/industry categories. Also includes a nice collection of career resources and recommended sites. Free to job-seekers.

 jobhawk.com — a Canadian job site, where job-seekers can search job listings (by keyword, location, job type), as well as post up to 10 versions of your resume. Includes small selection of career resources. No cost to job-seekers.

 JobLineCanada.com — where job-seekers searching for jobs in Canada can search listings by type (senior level, intermediate level, entry level, and student/summer). You can also search by job category, location, and keyword, as well as post your resume. Free to job-seekers.

 JobLoft.com — a Canadian job site for the retail, food, and hospitality industries, in which job-seekers can search for job listings (by keyword, location, job title), research company profiles, download applications, and apply online to positions. No cost to job-seekers.

 JobsGTA — a job site for job-seekers searching for jobs in the greater Toronto (Canada) job market. Job-seekers can browse job listings, post your resume, and register for an email job-matching service. Also includes a Toronto recruiter directory. No cost to job-seekers.

 Make a Future: Careers in BC Education — a job board for job seekers looking to find jobs or career information about British Columbia’s public education sector from K-12. The site offers information about how to become a teacher, the 60 school districts across the province, and the teaching, management and support jobs that are currently available in each school district. No cost to job-seekers.

 Maplejobs.com — provides a search engine that indexes only career pages of Canadian companies or foreign companies that employ Canadians. Job-seekers can browse job listings, post your resume, and get a free email address for job-hunting. Parent site of a family of Canadian job sites. No cost to job-seekers.

 Media Job Search Canada — a great resource for communications and media professionals searching for a job in Canada. Find current job opportunities or browse through a directory of television, radio, film, print, multimedia, and advertising companies. Free to job-seekers.

 

 nextSteps.org — a full-featured employment, career development, and job finding resources for youth. Includes a monthly ezine that features a specific industry in each issue. Free. From the Youth Employment Centre of Canada.

 Now-Hiring.ca — a Canadian job site for Calgary — and growing to include all of Canada — where job-seekers can browse job listings by industry or location as well as post your resume. No cost to job-seekers.

 Ontario Job Watcher — a unique job site that focuses on job postings for the Ontario, Canada, job market that are gathered only from corporate Websites. Job-seekers can search listings or register for a job-watcher alert. Subscription fee charged.

 SaskNetWork — for job-seekers (and students) searching for jobs in Saskatchewan, Canada, where you will find lots of great resources to help move your career forward. Search for job listings (by job category and location), post your resume, and get job listing updates by phone. Also includes links to other job sources for Saskatchewan residents. No cost to job-seekers.

 SuperJobs.net — a bilingual job site, where job-seekers can browse or search job postings for the United States and Canada, as well as submit your resume for potential employers to review. Free to job-seekers.

 TheJobNetwork.ca — where job-seekers can find five Canadian job-search sites, including Now-Hiring.ca, JobSolutions.ca, Help Wanted Alberta, WeAreHiring.ca, and Jobs in Calgary. You can search jobs listings, post your resume, and register for job-search agent. No cost to job-seekers.

 TorontoJobClassifieds.com — an on-line service for job-seekers in seeking employment in the greater Toronto area (including Durham, Peel, Halton, Simcoe and York), where you can browse job listings by industry classifications. Also includes a great collection of links to career resources, salary information, career fairs, and relocating to the area. No cost to job-seekers.

 TorontoJobs.ca — a great job site for job-seekers searching for jobs in the greater Toronto area. Job-seekers can search for jobs (by job category, location, salary, and posting date), use a meta job-search tool to search for Toronto job listing posted on other job sites, post your resume, register for a job email notification service, and find links to career resources. Free to job-seekers.

 Youth Resource Network of Canada — a very nice source of information and links (in both English and French) designed for Canadian youth.

 West End Jobs — a job site for job-seekers in the West End of Metro Toronto. The site has job listings for the areas of Mississauga, Brampton, Etobicoke, Oakville, Georgetown, Caledon, Bolton, Orangeville, North York, Woodbridge, and Vaughn — where you can search for jobs or register for job alerts. No cost to job-seekers.

 

 Wow!Jobs — a Canadian job site claiming to be that country’s largest job-search engine, where job-seekers can browse or search (by keywords and location) more than 100,000 job listings across Canada advertised on more than 100 job boards and corporate sites, as well as register for email job alerts. No cost to job-seekers.

Obviously no mention of Workolis or Monster as they are not giving results.

What to do if You Can’t Find a Job in Canada

What to do if You Can’t Find a Job  in Canada

Is this you?

You are looking for a job in Canada. You’re facing at least one of the following obstacles, and it is starting to get tough:

  • You don’t have a work permit
  • Job prospects are sparse
  • You want a flexible work schedule
  • You are running out of money
  • You don’t know where to look next

What do you do?

If you live overseas looking for a job and have not been able to get hired by a company, it may be time for a different approach.

Here is a quick and easy answer that can open up many kinds of exciting and profitable opportunities for you:

Start thinking like a business owner   rather than a job hunter.

Set up your own consulting or freelance business, and start to scout for clients, not a job. Send out brilliant business proposals instead of résumés. Have business meetings with potential clients instead of interviews with potential employers.

Propose clever ideas for improving your client’s business. And when the time is right and your client is ready, name your price. They can accept it or reject it, but eventually you will probably end up negotiating the terms, just like you would when accepting a job offer.

Setting up your own business is not as hard as it sounds. And, it is a little-known trick to potentially getting around the work-permit issue – at least for a one-person business in the short run. (If you want to set yourself up as a corporation with more employees than just yourself, the process becomes more complicated but can be done with the help of lawyer.)  Plus, having your own business can open up worldwide opportunities, as well as multiple streams of income, which can lead to quick income as well as a flexible lifestyle.

Setting up your own business  is a perfect solution for trained professionals looking for ways to use their professional skills locally, on a full or part-time basis, and can be a particularly fitting solution for working mothers who want flexibility to care for the family while still enjoying professional fulfillment.

Thinking like a business owner can help you create your own exciting and profitable opportunity abroad in at least three ways:

1. Get Your Foot in the Door to a Company
By setting yourself up as a consultant or freelancer, you may also be able to sell yourself to a company. Instead of hiring you as a full-time employee, a company can hire you on a contract basis, which may be an advantage for both of you. In the future, you could be considered for a long-term position if one becomes available.

Additionally, in many countries the company might be able to avoid paying expensive social security and other taxes by hiring you as a consultant. This is a good negotiating point when you are trying to convince a company to hire you as a consultant.

2. Create a Portable Career
If you move from country to country every few months to every few years, you may desire a portable job and career that you can take with you wherever you go. You can do lots of interesting work from a laptop, including writing, website development, graphic design, software design, content development, research, translation work, business consulting and many other Internet-related jobs.

3. Be Inspired by other Business Entrepreneurs
Find out how other people are living, working and established business in Canada. If you hear ideas that strike your fancy, make contact with the folks and ask them for advice. One middle-aged korean couple buys and restores old farmhouses and rents them out to tourists. Another Colombian living in Vancouver gives seminars and workshops in photography and art. And one woman who lives in Newfoundland  permanently uses her graphic skills to design newsletters for clients in the United States. These people are living where they want and the way they want. And with a little ingenuity, you can too.
 

 
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 opportunities 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 .

How To: Land a Job at anywhere in Canada

GUIDE TO GETTING HEADHUNTED

Getting that call from a Canadian headhunter is a great feeling. The market is tough! Sometimes its fluke, but usually its validation that you have done a good job or someone values you highly enough to refer your name to the headhunter.

So how do you get on their radar? You will be able to find pages and pages of tips but here area couple that will work for you. There are 2 main ways to get headhunted: Building your profile in the market (get noticed) and networking.

1. Build your profile: Be highly competent at what you do,develop a reputation for excellence put in the hard work, show initiative, be a leader and accept responsibility, Never compromise your values or beliefs Keep your word at all times Get noticed and talked about

2. Network: Build and maintain a list of contacts and make an effort to keep in touch with them as often as possible. Join professional associations and bodies. Volunteer to speak at seminars, conferences or industry functions, or write articles for newsletters, newspapers etc. Be confident and promote yourself. Dress and act at the level to which you aspire. Always be there when someone needs your help If you consistently do these things then it wont

 Resources

New Grad Career Expo: Wednesday January 25th, 10am – 7pm
• Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, 255 Front Street West, Toronto
• More info on newgradexpo.ca

Doors Wide Open   and New Grad Career Expo  for instance  this  January 2012 are having a big hiring year its biggest ever, in fact.   This week we spoke with a coordinator and  manager for them, for advice on getting hired by a variety of fields.   Those managers that  oversees sales hiring in the West and  East Canadian regions.    Both managers  suggests job seekers at  the variety of fields  and elsewhere begin by presenting a picture of what theyve done in their careers as concisely and precisely as possible. Every word on your resume or profile should count,  and job applicants need to understand the difference between responsibilities and accomplishments.   Too often we ourselves receive resumes that describe their previous roles, but dont talk about what they did in those roles that would distinguish them from the 10,000 other people in a similar role.

Be precise. If you were in a sales management position, dont just say you led the sales team, talk about the amount of revenue you brought in, or the specific degree to which you surpassed your sales quota.   Too often [applicants] leave out the numbers because theyre worried they are too low, but without those specifics you dont stand out; you look like everyone else.   Theres also a temptation to be exhaustive when you put your resume together, but a resume that is really tightly written and represents your big accomplishments stands out more than an encyclopedia of everything you have ever done. Be judicious about what you put on there.

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Career Transition Advice for Canadian Immigrants

Helping people find their true calling

As a trained professional , you have made many personal and professional sacrifices to end up where you are today.  You worked hard in school, went into debt, accepted an offer, honed your expertise, and for many of you, even became a noted and sought after expert in your field.  There’s only one problem.  You’re not happy.  And you’re not alone.  Many trained profesionals  feel trapped in their positions but now require a higher salary, a bigger fee or non-commission-based revenue they have grown accustomed to.  For many, this scenario has been likened to golden handcuffs – tying you to a job you don’t really love, but one in which you have developed the expertise and where you are paid well for your advice.

I can reassure you that if you are committed to your own personal satisfaction and peace of mind, and have the tenacity to embark upon a new path, change is not only possible – it is doable.  Remember the Chinese symbol for fear is a combination of two other symbols:  danger and opportunity.  Use this time in your life as an opportunity to positively transition your career using some of the strategies below.

Tips for professionals in Transition

Following are some practical suggestions to help you assess different paths available to you as a traomed professional:

1.Determine What you Do Best – Manyh of the the skills you use every day as a  trained professional are extremely transferable.  Part of your dissatisfaction likely stems from doing work you don’t enjoy for people who may not appreciate your contribution.  Develop a list of skills and activities you enjoy (writing, mentoring others, providing sound advice to clients, leading your team, etc.) – as well as those you don’t (internal politics, working long hours, research, dealing with those who don’t appreciate or value you, etc.).  Now, review the list and reflect upon the fact that other professions will value and appreciate your best and highest level skills – and those skills are not limited to “just” being a (insert your career here).

2. Identify your Inner Circle – Create a list of your closest clients, contacts, friends, referral sources, business associates, community members, religious leaders; those whose advice you trust and respect.  Use this list to selectively and confidentially meet with your trusted advisors.  Tell them you are open to a change at this stage of your career.  Tell them what you enjoy doing most, and then be open to their ideas and suggestions.

3. Give Rainmaking a Shot – If you are unhappy in your practice, you are likely frustrated about your own perceived lack of marketing savvy.  Before you throw in the towel, develop and implement an individual marketing plan for yourself.  Whether you are a solo practitioner, mentor, an advisor in a small firm, or in a large firm, individual marketing is where the rubber meets the road for trained professionals.

4. Get some Professional Advice – If you are truly looking at making a career change, talk to a professional career counselor; preferably one who has successfully helped in your field of services make career transitions.

5.Consider a Personal Marketing Coach – If you choose #3 above, you might benefit from the focus, accountability, process, and expertise a marketing coach could bring.

6. Beef up your Resume – Regardless of whether or not you make a move now, it is always smart to keep your resume polished and up to date.

7. Create Representative Experience – Define your experience as a trained professional by category of experience.  Then, select the type of clients who best exemplify your work.   Create a brief summary of each engagement by stating: Type of Client, Client’s Issue, My Approach, Solution or Results Generated.  This is a great marketing tool as either an addendum to your resume, or to add to your professional biography.

8. Work your Network – During times of transition it is more important than ever to stay in touch with those in your network.  Make a point to attend events, schedule coffee or lunch, or in other ways to connect with your contacts.  Your next career opportunity will likely come through someone you already know!

9. View Transition as an Opportunity – Pat yourself on the back and acknowledge that many unhappy trained professionals never reach the point of seriously implementing any of the ideas above.  If you choose to, you will find happiness beyond serving as a trained professional, or, with a few adjustments, delivering trained profesional services the way you want to.For other resources and workshops aimed at  Business, employment and  career transition contact

 

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Maintaining a professional identity while job hunting in Canada

Research has shown why it’s so important to maintain a professional identity when moving around the world.

Canada is a vast country which is often over shadowed by it’s the neighbor, the United States of America.  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 the growing number of  international professionals deciding to live in Canada.

But what about your career?

Finding the right job in Canada is important to you if you are in the Canadian immigration process or even if you are just thinking about immigration to Canada

Canada actively promotes a free market approach to business, although there are employment protection laws to cover employee and employers alike. If you have certain skills you can easily join the portable careers group.

You can easily “work global latitudes” as well and enjoy the freedom to live anywhere, work when you want, travel when the urge strikes. When you slash your expenses overseas, there’s less pressure to bring home that 60-hours-a-week income. You gain the flexibility to relax, slow down, and improve your quality of life.

A portable career is a career that you can  take with you, wherever you go. It can gracefully move with you to a new city or new country – be it for several months or several years.

A portable career gives you more freedom to choose where you want to live and work, and helps you maintain a professional identity rather than starting over professionally every time you move somewhere new. It gives you more flexibility to organize your work to support your lifestyle, and can actually help you work less so you can enjoy life more. The portable career is rooted in the idea that you can live where you want and do what you enjoy at the same time.

Most portable Careers options:

  • Construction
  • Financial Services
  • IT
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
  • Tourism
  • Translation and Interpretation Services

Portable vs. Non-Portable Careers

Tradicionally, there have been few careers that were both truly portable and provided a livable income. These careers have included teaching, nursing, childcare or administrative support. However, with today’s advances in technology – such as voice over IP programs like Skype, high speed internet connections, and the ability to setup up businesses and market your services online relatively easily – the list of portable career options is now much longer. Today you can be an accountant, a translator, a writer or editor, a graphic or web designer, an IT service provider, an event planner, a coach, or a virtual assistant – all from the comfort of wherever you call home.

You can also sell products or services online, or use your subject matter expertise as a consultant and market your services globally no matter where you are in the world. But what does a portable career look like? Let’s take a closer look.

•Portable careers often involve services or skill sets that are generally in high demand in many parts of the world.

•Portable careers are not primarily driven by credentials or degrees that are jurisdiction or location specific.

•Even though with some portable careers a person may decide to only work locally, in general portable careers to do not limit you to your local market.

•Portable careers usually involve regular engagement with technology and online business and communication tools, particularly if you are providing services virtually or creating and selling products online. 

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Marisol Diaz,  principal consultant of Hineni Communications, a consultancy serving the international & local professionals  by offering coaching, seminars, business and leadership services.   Professional advice, publications and guides on job hunting in Canada.  HC help businesses and individuals become an integral part of the local Canadian  workplace.   HC have an extensive bookstore specific to  settlement, careers , working, and  business; HC  provide a link to Amazon