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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.

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COMO PEDIR ASILO Y REFUGIO EN CANADA

ASILO Y REFUGIO EN CANADA

¿Quiénes lo pueden hacer?

Pueden efectuar una solicitud de asilo (refugee protection claim) en Canadá las personas que necesitan protección.

Según las leyes canadienses, el gobierno de Canadá es el encargado de decidir si una persona necesita asilo por encontrarse dentro de alguna de las siguientes categorías:

Refugiado amparado por la Convención (Convention Refugee):

Un refugiado amparado por la convención es una persona que se encuentra fuera de su país de origen o de residencia habitual y no puede o no quiere regresar a su país, por temor a ser perseguido por motivos de su raza, religión, opiniones políticas, nacionalidad o pertenencia a un determinado grupo social.

Persona que necesita protección:

Una persona que necesita protección es aquella que se encuentra en Canadá y que, de ser expulsada a su país de origen o de residencia habitual, posiblemente correría el riesgo de ser torturada, de recibir un trato o pena cruel o inusual, o incluso perder la vida.

¿Cómo hacerlo?

Las solicitudes de asilo pueden efectuarse en la frontera canadiense (incluso en el aeropuerto en caso de haber llegado al país en un vuelo internacional) o en una oficina del Ministerio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de Canadá (Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)) (1) en Canadá. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con el CIC llamando a:

Gratuitamente: 1-888-242-2100 (dentro de Canadá)

Si llega a Canadá desde los Estados Unidos, debe saber que se aplican las disposiciones del Tratado del Tercer País Seguro (Safe Third Country Provisions) que limitan el derecho de efectuar una solicitud de reconocimiento de la condición de refugiado en Canadá. Como norma general, las disposiciones establecen que si una persona intenta efectuar una solicitud en Canadá ingresando primero a EE.UU. se la enviará nuevamente a EE.UU. para tramitar la solicitud en ese país. Para obtener más información sobre este tema, comuníquese con el Consejo Canadiense para los Refugiados (Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)) (2):

En Montreal: 514-277-7223

También puede consultar con el CIC a los números antes mencionados.

Después de hacer la solicitud, el CIC decidirá si usted es elegible para la derivación (o envío) de la solicitud a la Comisión de Inmigración y Refugiados (Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB)) (3) para una audiencia, o al CIC para la evaluación de los riesgos antes de la expulsión (Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA)) (4).

Como parte del proceso de decisión, un funcionario del CIC lo entrevistará y le hará preguntas sobre su identidad, sus antecedentes y sobre cómo llegó a Canadá. Para recabar esta información, es posible que le pidan que rellene el formulario del Anexo 1 (Schedule 1 form) antes de la entrevista. Pida ayuda si le solicitan que llene este formulario.

Existen varios servicios comunitarios de consultoría legal (Community Legal Clinics) (5) que pueden ayudarlo a llevar adelante el proceso de solicitud de reconocimiento de la condición de refugiado.

Si usted desea más información al respeto comuníquese con las siguientes oficinas.

(1) Ministerio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de Canadá (Citizenship and Immigration Canada o CIC): http://findlink.at/CIC

(2) Consejo Canadiense para los Refugiados (Canadian Council for Refugees o CCR): http://findlink.at/CCR

Career Fields That Virtually Guaranteed a position In the Canadian Job Market

There’s been a lot of talk about high unemployment rates. However, there are certain fields in dire need of workers. Below are the professions where a job is nearly certain for those with an applicable degree or relevant work experience.

Health care

Health care-related positions dominated the top spots in recent study on university areas of study with the lowest unemployment rates, according to Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. The top four majors included a medical technology technician, nursing, treatment therapy and a medical assistant. Other categories to break the top 25 included pharmacists, medical administrative services and health education professions. Not all health care fields are recession-proof, but the industry is certainly recession-resistant for the most part.

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Jobs that require math skills continue to be in heavy demand. Besides teaching mathematics as a profession, there aren’t many jobs listed specifically as math-related, but fields with low unemployment rates that have a heavy math emphasis include mechanical engineering, physics, finance and electrical engineering. Unemployment rates in these categories were as low as 3.8 per cent and topped out at 5 per cent, which is still significantly below the U.S. nationwide average. Actuarial science, which is extremely heavily math-oriented, has been estimated to nearly guarantee a job for those that major in it and pass the exams required to gain a designation as an actuary.

Computers/Technology:

The Information Age has arrived and it’s the Information Technology Professionals who are going to dominate the business world in the foreseeable future. On one side, businesses rapidly embrace the advancements in Information Technology and Communication, while the computer is becoming a household item through out the world. On the other hand, it has resulted in a vast array of opportunities in the areas of Hardware Manufacturing and Maintenance, Software Development,  Web developer, Networking, Database Administration and many more. There is a surge of demand for Information Technology professionals. As a result, choosing a career in the computer field is one of the wisest decisions you can make today.  Despite setbacks of few computer industries, the prospect of pursuing a career in the computer field is highly attractive. For instance, according to the popular print career service section provider at Metro Daily News Toronto, 2 out of the Top 5 fastest growing careers in Canada are Computer related. So act immediately, grab your qualification, start a career in the computer field and enjoy the benefits of the fastest growing careers in the entire world today.

Teaching

Education Math and science teachers will be in demand as Canada in its path to compete with other countries in engineering, technology, and medicine. A growing immigrant population means more English-as-a-second-language classes will be needed. Teaching English as ESL is another succesful financial venue.

  • Postsecondary teachers – Median salary: $56,120 Education: bachelor’s degree and often a master’s or doctorate
  • Teacher assistants – Median salary: $21,580 Education: some post-secondary education or vocational training
  • Educational, vocational, and school counselors – Median salary: $49,450 Education: secondary education, associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s

Science

Science-related professions are another broad category, but also rank highly in terms of low unemployment rates coming out of school. Astrophysics and geophysics engineering list unemployment rates as low as zero, which virtually guarantees a job for those that pursue the professions. Other solid areas to pursue include geosciences and criminal justice, the last of which can require a heavy science emphasis.

The bottom line

A Toronto University study entitled Not all college degrees are created equal can provide further insight into the fields that offer the best opportunities for employment after graduation. The reality is that employment rates vary because of many factors, be it geography, age of the job seeker and education level. Rates can actually vary widely based on these factors. For instance, those pursuing employment in the architectural field can see unemployment rates in a range of 7.7 per cent and 13.9 per cent, based on the factors mentioned above.

As one might expect, individuals with graduate degrees generally find it easier to find jobs, as do those with relevant work experience. Still, there are professions to pursue for those without work experience. Sticking to the above categories can definitely help more recent graduates.

 

How to Make your Resume Stand out

The most convenient way to search for jobs is uploading resume in the various online job portals. With the Internet becoming a necessity in today’s current scenario, many things are getting dependent on its usage. Searching for jobs is one of them. Using the job portals is economical and fast. Just upload the resume and search from the thousands of jobs available.   Read the following to know more tips and tricks to get your resume selected by recruiters.

  • Fill your Complete Profile to increase chances  
  • Always complete your profile filling form given the various job portals.

There are jobseekers complete about 60 per cent of the form given in the sites. To get desirable results from these portal complete all the necessary information. A completed job profile has better chance of being noticed by recruiters. Recruiters search these job profiles through various fields and if have filled all the details, chances of getting matched increases.

  • Use suitable keywords in your resume  Online searching of resumes is done by putting keywords relevant to the domain. Recruiters search for resumes by putting keywords associated with the job profile. For example if a person is a writer, he requires to put words like writer, content, edit relevant to the function done.
  • For a web designer, words relevant to the job like html, creative are used for online search.
  • To make your resume notice, use keywords in your resume.
  • Not only functional skills, you have to also mention words like number of years working, relevant qualifications and designation. These also become keywords for recruiters.
  • Update your profile regularly  Just by updating for the first time is not sufficient to get your resume noticed. To get job call from recruiters you have to keep on updating the resume in the job portal.
  • Log in your profile created and tweak necessary changes like years of experience, present work responsibilities etc. This way you will be always on top of the database of resume submitted in the job portal. Therefore, it is very important to keep it updated.
  • If you are very serious of changing your job and wants to switch to a new company, it is advisable to update your resume every two-three days.
  • When you are updating your resume, check that your contact details mentioned are clear.
  • Give the number in which you are easily accessible.
  • Give the email id in which you can reply easily. With smart phones doing many works, checking emails are becoming easy.

Follow these simple yet effective tips and enjoy the rewards. Use the best features of job websites like messengers and sms services and notice the difference in your job search. Just make the changes in your resume, upload and get noticed by recruiters. Get ready to attend interview calls from recruiters.

How To Get A Job In Ontario Today

Are you wondering how to get a job in Ontario?

Visiting Ontario to explore the business and lifestyle opportunities available to you and your family is strongly recommended.

Ontario’s large and diverse economy offers prospective entrepreneurs a wide range of business options. Assessing the business climate first hand can be an excellent way to start your research.

Ontario also offers newcomers lots of choice in where to live. Whether you are interested in a large, cosmopolitan centre, a medium-sized city or a small town or rural area, Ontario has a location to suit your needs. Learn more about communities in Ontario.
Ontario is a very competitive and expensive province. The city of Toronto for instance  is filled with foreign employees, as its main multicultural hub,  such as those from other USA or  EU countries, or those from Commonwealth countries like  Australia or NZ. To successfully get a job in Ontario, you will need to make sure you are fully prepared before you arrive.  

  • Get a work visa. Unless you were born in USA,  England or hold an EU passport or live in a Commonwealth country with a grandparent from England, you will need to obtain a work visa to enter and to  get a job in Canada. Contact your nearest consulate to start your application.
  • Obtain a Social Security number. Your Social  Security number is similar to a National  Insurance number. You will need it to pay taxes and make  Social Security contributions. Contact the Services Canada to get an SI number.Get yourself a mailing address. Employers require you to provide an address to have on file. Make sure you have your accommodations sorted out before you arrive in Ontario. Since hotels are expensive in Ontrio, consider checking the internet or a local Ontario newspaper for cheap accommodations.
  • Obtain a local phone number. If you already own a GSM phone, simply buy a local SIM card. If not, consider purchasing a pay-as-you-go phone when you arrive in Ontario. Make a CV (curriculum vitae). A CV is similar to a resume. It is one to two pages in length and is a summary of your employment history, skills and education. Also consider to join or opening accounts with  Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter to use as online portafolios and network.
  • Start the job hunt. Consider checking local Ontario newspapers like “The Toronto Star” or ” The Globe and Mail”  for job want ads. Also check job websites that cater to Toronto or the city you going to . You will also find job listings at local council job centers, or you could join a recruitment agency. One example of a popular Ontario temp agency is Adecco.
  • Consider opening a current account (similar to a checking account) at a local bank. Once you’ve found a job, you will need a bank account as most CND employers like to pay directly into your account.

Information to assist in planning your trip to Ontario including hotel listings with on-line booking options, calendar of events and information on local amenities is available at Ontario Tourism and Tourism Toronto.

Use your exploratory trip to learn about the business climate, meet appropriate contacts and experience first-hand Ontario’s high quality of life.

Study-Work options for English Language or ESL Students in Canada

Yes you can, But it is not going to be easy, The overseas job market is a tricky one and whether you find a job there or not depends on how good you are. So before anything else you need to assess your own capabilities. And you need to be honest about this assessment. See what category(ies)  you fit into:

1. Type A – Highly academic – Will have a Masters degree or above. Perhaps, even a PhD.or will be called a Geek at some point in life. talk about the theory of relativity like you and I will talk about the cricket score. May not have a very high degree of English skills, but will have adequate to get around and get his work done.

2. Type B – The real go getter – Extremely confident, excellent English skills including spoken and written, may not have a high qualification but would have a degree at the minimum, would have been called a wheeler-dealer or glib talker at some point in life, would be willing to start low in the organisation Knowing fully well, he can claw his way up quickly through his street smartness.

3. Type C – Average Joe – The name says it alli.e., average in pretty much everything but an overpowering desire to go abroad.

4. Type D – Middle age blues – Will be between late 20s or late 30s. Has this persistent feeling that life somehow has given a raw deal and going abroad will fix the problem especially the monetary aspect. Will also suffer from feeling of inadequacy about not creating or having grabbed opportunities in the past. Will exhibit or at some point in time would have had qualities of type A, B or C.

5. Type E – Desi boy – Very desi, poor communications skills but again like average Joe has an overpowering desire to go abroad.  

 

Now depending on which category you fall into your overseas job chances are as follows:  

1. Type A will find a job without a problem if they diligently apply for jobs especially if they have qualifications and experience in high technology areas. They need to be focused on where they are applying. Generic job sites will not be very effective as much as focused research to find out opportunities on company websites who are seeking specific team members. But sometimes you can hit pay dirt from a general jobsite as well. It’s a known fact that many companies especially, Technology firms cannot find specialised people and encourage their governments to create ‘skills shortage lists’ so that talent can be attracted. So you have a very good chance and it’s imperative you use the net to search the skills shortage list of the country you intend to go to. If your qualification and work experience is listed then you have a very good chance. Then you really start the research and send your CV to targeted companies or job sites/agencies. You don’t need a local Canadian  ‘consultant’ who will essentially do the same thing that I am suggesting i.e. send your CV to many job sites abroad and may not have the inclination to do specific search suited to your profile. The thing is these consultants will charge you a bomb for work that you can essentially do yourself if you set aside an hour every day. Simply follow the steps I outlined. If this approach fails go for another Masters or PhD and then use this as a pathway towards eventual job. If you choose the study to work pathway please use  HC.

2. Type B can also find a job but, they will not have the same success as type A. Mainly because type B will have qualifications that will not be in the skills shortage lists of many countries. They do not need BA, B.Com types and unfortunately our dashing type B will have only one of these. Or worse they will have an Engineering degree that will technically fall into a skills shortage but they struggled through the engineering course with many backlogs and the only use they can put a Vernier Callipers now is to check the size of their drink in the absence of a peg measure! So these guys will need to find their way into the country and then use their charm to find a job. One way of doing it is to see if they qualify for immigration under the points system prevalent in many countries which is being changed in Canada and specially for international students. This will essentially lead to a work-to-residency sort of permit.  Obviosly this will be easier to get if you have a spouse who is also qualified. That gives additional points. The other way is to try and get a visitor visa and then once you land there look around for a job and apply for a regular work permit. But getting a visitor visa is not as easy as it sounds and also there will be a reasonable amount of struggle to find a job on a visitor visa as most employers will be apprehensive to employ you while you are on a visitor status. But it can work. One word of caution-DO NOT overstay if you are on a visitor visa.  Canada Immigration officers HATE overstayers and you can also get into legal trouble and even be jailed.  We would never promote any illegal inmigration to Canada.  An easier option is to go for a Masters or specific Diploma and then use this as a pathway towards eventual job. If you choose the study to work pathway please use HC.

3. Type C – It is always a struggle for this type unless they make a valiant attempt to change their circumstances especially qualification and communication. I would suggest getting into a local course for language as well as some technical qualification like IELTS, etc and then attempt  for TOEFL path. That’s pretty  the best advice I can give. A much better way they can utilise is through the study-to-work pathway which will also give the average Joe time to improve on communication and social skills during the stint as a student. If you choose the study to work pathway please use HC.

4. Because type D exhibit traits of A,B or C it is best to decide which type you exactly are and then attempt to do what is suggested.

5. Type E are better off staying home and doing something locally as they will otherwise be exploited rather cruelly even if they manage to smuggle themselves into a country. Sadly these are the people who are exploited by the people smugglers and also the unscrupulous education agents who enable them to go abroad through fakes documents, etc. But once they reach there they are completely lost because they simply cannot cope with the environment unless they already have some family or friends there. But these are the type most likely to actually degenerate into a second graded life after the initial euphoria of being in ‘phoren’ evaporates. Their problem can be curbed by curbing the unscrupulous agents.

I hope that helps. If you choose the study to work pathway please use HC. Otherwise, best wishes and do not hesitate to write to me for further advice at 

hineni_inquiries (at)mail(dot)com   Best Wishes,

Miriam Iom  Managing Director Hineni Communications

Self-Marketing in the Canadian Job Market

As Wikipedia states: “The career management process begins with setting goals/objectives. A relatively specific goal/objective must be formulated. This task may be quite difficult when the individual lacks knowledge of career opportunities and/or is not fully aware of their talents and abilities. However, the entire career management process is based on the establishment of defined goals/objectives whether specific or general in nature. Utilizing career assessments may be a critical step in identifying opportunities and career paths that most resonate with someone.”

In a tight job market, getting all the details right matters, and a spreadsheet helps.

Here are some job search strategist

1.Do research about the companies you are applying to, take time to determine the best career choice and to keep a job-hunting spreadsheet.   By using the spreadsheet, you’ll quick access to everyone’s contact information and could quickly find the details you needed about people and jobs, instead of keeping track of dozens of business cards, e-mail messages and written notes.   Words of wisdom: In a tight job market, getting all the details right matters, and a spreadsheet helps. “(It allowed me to have) a much more personalized approach and whenever communication would occur I could check the spreadsheet and know exactly where we left off.

Highlights  

•Use Facebook and its microtargeting ability to find help in your search.  

•Follow bloggers on Twitter to learn about the latest job openings.  

•Shadow an employee to learn about their job, and you might get noticed.

Smart strategy:

Turned to the microblogging service Twitter to see if   you can find the latest job postings. Do also  real-time Twitter searches by position and location (“executive assistant, Hamilton”) to pull up recent tweets.

One USA example also use in Canada:

Name: Marian Schembari Old gig: Freelance writing in New York and Connecticut New gig: Associate publicist at Jane Wesman Public Relations in New York Smart strategy: Instead of responding to an employer’s job posting, she posted an ad for herself on Facebook, the social networking site, and used its microtargeting capability to home in on people who were most likely to offer her a job.  

Her ad asked, “I want to work for Harper Collins, can you help?” Anyone identifying themselves as a company employee saw it on their page. Readers could click on a link that directed them to her resume. Though she wasn’t able to find work with Harper Collins, she did connect with 100 people in two weeks, including someone who was able to offer her a job.   Words of wisdom: Recognize that the best way to get a job isn’t always to apply for it directly.

“I wasted so much time writing perfect cover letters and sending them into the Internet abyss,” she says. “You have to get out there in a way that people will come to you, not the other way around.”

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