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Canadian Labor Market Information part II

Labour market information can change your life

It really can. And in fact, it probably already has.

Labour market information is information about the world of work, including about different types of work and learning opportunities. It also includes labour market trends and forecasts about future employment growth.

Labour market information can help you:

  • Find work – it can help you to tap into the hidden job market – most job openings aren’t advertised. Information about who is hiring or who may be hiring in the near future can help you focus your job search.
  • Choose an education or training program – finding out which training credentials employers are looking for, and where suitable programs are offered, is an important part of making a wise choice when it comes to choosing a program.
  • Choose an occupation – if you are going to spend time and money preparing for an occupation, it’s worthwhile to do some research first. What is a typical day on the job like? How good are the employment prospects? What is the average salary range?

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Canadian Labour Market Information

Jobs and Canada’s economy

While talk about the labour market might seem useful only for economists, there’s actually a lot we can learn about our own work future by paying attention to example to British Columbia’s labour market and the trends underway there.

 

British Columbia-along with the rest of Canada and much of the developed world-is already facing growing labour shortages. Between 2005 and 2015, 1.1 million jobs will need to be filled in B.C., including new jobs as well as openings resulting from retirements and deaths. Assuming that all 542,000 in the K to 12 education system during this period enter the labour market, the gap will be reduced to 558,000 job openings. However, taking into account additional factors, including migration and participation rates, the Conference Board of Canada estimates that there will be a shortage of 160,000 workers to fill these jobs. The labour shortage is forecast to intensify beyond 2015.

The Conference Board has undertaken an analysis of B.C.’s labour shortage and related challenges, and has examined best practices that are helping to alleviate shortages in B.C. and other jurisdictions across Canada. A resulting report, calle “The Future of Work: Confronting B.C.’s Labour Shortage Challenge” brings together evidence of the province’s labour shortages and provides insights, strategies and recommendations for addressing them.

The report looks at the implications for employers facing major challenges associated with labour shortages. These challenges include wage inflation, demand for new skills, increased capital investment, recruitment and retention, and the risk of foregone opportunities. The study explores strategies for harnessing valuable sources of talent to address labour shortages-including six groups that are under-represented in today’s labour force: youth, immigrants, women, mature workers, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

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Steps to finding a Job as new immigrant in Canada

There is good news and bad news about finding a job in Metro Toronto. The good news is, because of the size of the city, there are numerous jobs to be had. The bad news is, you must follow a specific method of researching, applying and interviewing for these positions, or else your resume will go into the recycling bin. Luckily, organizations abound from York, North York, Scarborough and Etobicoke to help you with this seemingly daunting quest.

 Finding A Job

The first step in landing a job is finding out what positions are open. Your first stop, then, should be the Career Foundation branch at Lawrance Square, a city-operated career services provider, developing human potencial located in Lawrance Square Mall 700 Ave. West, open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It has career counselors that speak a number of different languages.

 Each Assesment Centre has a resource room where jobseekers can view hundreds of job listings on the Internet after an interview with employment consultant, use computers and fax machines to write and send cover letters and resumes to prospective employees and use phones to set up interview appointments. First-time users of the resource room need to attend an orientation, which is held Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Assesment Centre  also provides counseling on writing a resume, finding the right career and finding ESL classes if you need them. For those eligible, the centre offers a printed sheet with a password to get access to some online courses. I myself tried one in FrontPage.

 Another font of job information in North York is the JVS Toronto North Office. Although it does not provide job listings, it helps people, especially immigrants, navigate the job-seeking process in Canada. I got an interview with Dalia Margalit who, says many immigrants don’t know how to write an Canadian-style resume and she help me with editing some misspelling. “They don’t see it as a directed sales pitch; they see it more as a curriculum vitae.”

To that end, the JVS program helps people write resumes, cover letters and perform career exploration, usually on a one-on-one, appointment-only basis. The heart of its program is a series of worksheets called the NES, which list different information sources on one field in particular, such as library science or engineering. NES direct people to websites that list jobs in a particular field and also describe the training process for each career. For more information on JVS, call (416) 661-3010. 

Another way to find a job is through print and electronic media. Hineni Media offer a Job listing through paid subscription but many of the local township and city papers print a range of classified ads for job openings. The Employment News has a selection of good local jobs in its back pages, and Globe and Mail newspaper has a large Help Wanted section in its paper every Sunday, and has listings on the internet . There are also internet sites listing jobs. The largest are http://www.monster.com and www.workopolis.com. These sites allow you to search by typing in the kind of job you want in any area of the Canada not reliable but are free.  

  

Two Certainties

“Only two things in life are certain, death and taxes.” This quote is attributed to the famous American writer Mark Twain. While this issue of Employment News can’t help you with the first of the two, it can give you some advice on the second.

 As new immigrant once you enter the workforce in Canada you will have to give up a portion of your income in the form of taxes. Taxes help the government run its various services. There are two basic kinds of work-related taxes: income and social security.

 Canada Revenue  requires that you must withhold by the end of any tax year an amount equal to either 100 percent of the previous year’s tax or 90 percent of the current year’s tax. You do this either through payroll deduction or estimated taxes. As a new immigrant to this country it is recommended you do this through payroll deduction. When you start working for a new employer, he will give you what is called a T-4 form. Essentially, it allows your employer to calculate an amount to withhold from your paycheck so that when it comes time to pay your taxes to the CR in April, you will not have to pay a large amount.

By the end of January, your employer will send you a T-2 form, which will list the income you made and the taxes he took out for the previous year. If you have income from other sources, such as interest-accruing bank accounts or investments, you will also receive similar forms from these institutions. Once you receive all these forms, you will have to fill out what is called a tax return, which must be mailed to the CR by April 15.

A tax return is where you list your allowances (which are usually people in your household who depend on your income), list any income you have made, and compute any amount of money you still owe the CR and to the state. You will have to fill out a tax return for the federal government, as well as one for the state and the City of Toronto. Whatever taxes you calculate are what you must send to the CR. If you have had more taken from you than what you owe, you will get a refund either by mail, or direct deposit.

Taxes are difficult for many native-born Canadian to understand, so you may want to seek out help in doing your taxes for the first time. The city provides free tax preparation services throughout the five boroughs. Call 411 for more information.

“Off The Books”

Unfortunately, many new immigrants take what are called “off-the-book” jobs. This is where your employer has not declared you to the state or federal government. He usually pays you in cash and takes no taxes out of your wages.

Many undocumented immigrants take these kinds of jobs because they fear Canada Citizenship & Immigration  will find out they are in the country illegally. Unfortunately, not paying taxes cheats workers out of numerous benefits.

“When folks work off the books, they’re not paying into Social Security and will not be eligible to receive benefits when they retire,” she said.

Another risk involved in not paying taxes has to do with sponsoring a relative for permanent residency in Canada. You won’t be deemed eligible to sponsor the relative if you cannot show a record of paying taxes.

Also, working off the books means you are not eligible for unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation, minimum wage or the right to unionize. It also puts you in a position to be overworked or even abused by your employer.

 Work Visas

The direct way to obtain legal employment in Canada is a work visa.  

 

There are more than 3 types of work visas that allow immigrants to enter Canada. Generally, they must be obtained before an immigrant arrives, and  all lead to permanent residence. For example, there is the skilled inmigrant visa, which allows an individual with the equivalent of a Canadian bachelor’s degree with highly specialized skills to work in Canada. Another visa, business visa, allows business people making sales, conducting negotiations, and attending meetings to stay in Canada for six months or more.

Work visas are very difficult to obtain because the employer must essentially prove to the government that the immigrant worker can do a job that no Canadian citizen is capable of doing. It involves a lot of paperwork and thus is not much of an incentive to sponsor the employee. Also, these kinds of visas generally go to white-collar employees.

Many immigrants make the mistake of coming to Canada on a  tourist visa and think they can transfer it over to permanent residency. Usually, however, this is impossible, because of the time it takes to get a Resident Card. And if a person overstays their allotted visa time, they may not be permitted to come back to the country for up to 10 years. If you want permanent legal work in Canada, it’s best that you apply for the right category. 

Taxi Driver Physicists

Many new immigrants who come to this country held high-level professional positions in their homelands, such as doctors, lawyers, and accountants. It’s getting harder and harder for these professionals to obtain the same types of jobs in Canada.

In general, Canada. does not easily recognize foreign degrees or certification and may require a new immigrant to get completely re-certified. This takes time and money, something most immigrants don’t have. Thanks to the Personal Responsibility Act and changes to immigration Act, which overhauled the welfare system in this country, many immigrants are not allowed to stay on welfare long enough to support professional re-certification. They have a limited amount of time to receive financial support before they are forced to go to work, usually in menial jobs. Also, only immigrants coming to Canada as refugees or asylum-seekers are eligible for public assistance and even that is only for a short period of time.

In Canada you can take clases and programs to help you learn and perfect your skills if you master the English or French language.

This does not mean it’s impossible to practice the profession in which you were employed in your native country. It just means you might have to take menial jobs and work and study for long hours to do so. Dr. Jessi Lugo, a  Orthopedic practicing in Etobicoke who lives in Missisauga, took a minimum wage job as a nursing aide to quadriplegic people when he first came to  Canada, from his native Philippines.

Eventually she was able to make his way to Canada, where she completed a residency in Orthopedics at the University of York Medical Branch in North end of the city, finished his residency training in Windsor, passed an exam to be licensed to practice in Toronto and later passed an exam to become board-certified in Orthopedic and Rehab.

Lugo’s advice for immigrants with professional backgrounds is to learn English as quickly as they can and to not be too proud to take a menial job.

“Taking any job, even a menial job, is very important in order to help understand life in a new country,” he said. He also cautions against having unrealistic expectations and a sense of entitlement just because one comes to Canada. with a great deal of education. “Canada fair, but you have to work very hard to succeed.”

 You Have Rights 

 

As a worker in any Canadian City, it is important to know your rights. Employers with four or more employees must obey the Canadian Cities Human Rights Law. According to the law, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against job seekers based on what the employer thinks or knows to be the applicant’s alien or citizenship status and national origin. It is also illegal to discriminate based on race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability (including HIV/AIDS), status as a victim of domestic violence, arrest or conviction record, and/or marital status.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against in the City of Toronto may file a complaint with the Ontario Humans Rights Commission’s. The complaint must be filed within a year of the last alleged act of discrimination. You must make an appointment to file your complaint. To schedule an appointment, call 416-326-1312 or 1-866-598-0322. If you are unable to travel to the Bureau’s offices, an investigator will take your complaint by telephone.

 

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Como encontrar trabajo en Canada

Como encontrar trabajo en Canada Información importante y conceptos interesantes.

Encontrar un trabajo en su area aquí no es tan complicado, ni imposible, ni inalcanzable como se piensa.

  • 1. Investigue a fondo todo lo relativo a su profesión.
  • 2. Re-redacte su CV, a fin de que este acorde a las exigencias canadienses.
  • 3. Envie CV a  las empresas de un job listing y/o los head hunters que ha decidido contratar . Antes de eso aprendase el profile la empresa en cuestion. No mienta. Hable directo, simple y concreto.
  •  4. No tema a trabajos donde pidan requisitos con los que usted no cuenta. Tenga objetivos.

Que le puede ayudar a usted conseguir un buen empleo en Canada? sin duda manejar o saber bien el idioma, sea el ingles o frances o ser bilingue. Hay mucho trabajo y bien pagados para asistentes bilingues y personas que dominan cualquiera o ambos de los idiomas oficiales de Canada y poseen un extra como el castellano!

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Selección y la admisión de los trabajadores Calificados al Canada

En vista de ciertas confusiones escribiremos un poquito sobre cual es la Diferencia entre la selección y la admisión de los trabajadores calificados al Canada y la provincia de Quebec.

La inmigración es una competencia compartida entre los Gobiernos de Québec y Canadá.

Para inmigrar a Québec, un candidato y su familia deben responder obligatoriamente a las exigencias de la selección Y a las exigencias de la admisión.

Selección
Québec es responsable de la selección de los trabajadores que desean instalarse en su territorio.

El poder de selección de Québec se ejerce mediante un conjunto de criterios establecidos por sí mismo en función de sus objetivos en materia de inmigración.

Si el candidato es seleccionado, recibe un Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Certificado de selección de Québec), documento oficial de inmigración entregado por el Gouvernement de Québec.

Admisión
Canadá es responsable de la admisión de los trabajadores que desean instalarse en su territorio.

Calculando los costos relacionados con su proyecto de inmigración, incluidos los gastos de instalación, usted evitará sorpresas y podrá planificar un presupuesto realista como:

  1. Derechos exigidos por el Gobierno del resto de Canada o Québec para la tramitación de una solicitud de inmigración Canadiense o el  (Solicitud de certificado de selección de Québec). Las formas de pago y los plazos varían según el territorio.
  2. Derechos exigidos por el Gobierno de Canadá para la solicitud de residencia permanente (visa).
  3. Gastos de traducción de los diferentes documentos que debe presentar en todos sus trámites.
  4. Gastos ocasionados por los trámites ante un organismo de reglamentación de un oficio o de una profesión, si corresponde.
  5. Gastos ocasionados por la Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors du Québec (Evaluación comparativa de los estudios efectuados fuera de Québec) (A veces exigida, es una buena herramienta para buscar empleo).
  6. Recursos financieros para mantener a su familia. Usted debe estar al tanto de los costos relacionados con su proyecto de inmigración y los desembolsos cotidianos de la vida en Canada, así como el tipo de cambio de su moneda en relación con el dólar canadiense: precio del transporte si vivira en  Québec, vivienda, calefacción, impuestos, alimentación, ropa, educación y seguros privados, etc.

Nota: El Gobierno de Canadá admite en su territorio quebequense sólo a los candidatos trabajadores previamente seleccionados por Québec. Para ser admitido, un candidato seleccionado debe presentar una solicitud de residencia permanente y pasar (al igual que los miembros de su familia) el examen médico y el control de seguridad exigidos

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Tipos de contratos de trabajo en Canada

Existen varios tipos de empleo para trabajar  en Canadá. |Siendo debes comprender las diferencias para así poder examinar qué es lo que se ajustaría mejor a tus necesidades, perfil, nivel educativo, metas, etc.

Empleo Permanente (Permanent Employment)

En Canadá, la forma de empleo más común es el empleo permanente. En este tipo de posiciones, el empleado obtiene un paquete remunerativo que incluye un salario base, seguro de hospitalización y quizás otros beneficios como bonos, opción a planes de acciones de la compañía, incentivos personales, etc. Los empleados permanentes a menudo tienen oportunidades de estudio y desarrollo personal.

Para este tipo de posiciones, generalmente, el empleado y el empleador deben pagar una serie de deducciones de nómina que se aplican, tales como Seguro de Empleo Employment Insurance (EI), Plan de Pensión Canadiense Canada Pension Plan, Impuestos Income Tax, Sindicato Union Dues (si aplica), etc. Además, este tipo de empleado es elegible para ayuda gubernamental (Employment Insurance payments) en el caso de que él o ella pierdan su empleo por causa injustificada.

Contracto (Freelance Employment)

También puedes emplearte como contratado o independiente (freelancer), lo que usualmente implica el pago de una cantidad fija de dinero por un proyecto en particular, sin ningún tipo de beneficios adicionales. Es posible encontrar variantes en las cuales a los trabajadores contratados se le adjudica algún beneficio adicional. Este tipo de trabajador se le contrata para resolver o arreglar un problema en particular por un tiempo específico, digamos algunos meses y en el cual el trabajador deberá dejar la Compañía a la terminación del contrato, a menos que se negocie un contrato nuevo por un término más largo.

Los empleados contratados (Contract employees) no están sujetos a deducciones por Seguro de Empleo o Plan de Pensión Canadiense, aun cuando puedan elegir hacerlo. Los impuestos se pagan al final del año y en algunos casos, los empleados contratados pueden calificar para el Seguro de Empleo, no obstante, esto será determinado por la Agencia de Recaudación de Canadiense Canada Revenue Agency y el Ministerio de Recursos Humanos y Capacitación Profesional de Canadá (en inglés: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada HRSDC) a través de un proceso de entrevistas.

Para poder ser un empleado contratado, las compañías prefieren que tengas una corporación registrada a manera de evitarse compromisos imprevistos, en caso que éstos ocurriesen; sin embargo, este no es un requisito legal. Para trabajar independientemente (freelance) necesitas un número GST individual, el cual puede obtenerse en la Agencia de Recaudación Canadiense sin la necesidad de abrir una compañía o negocio.

Empleo a Medio Tiempo (Part-time Employment)

Se denomina empresa de trabajo temporal aquélla cuya actividad consiste en poner a disposición de otra empresa usuaria, con carácter temporal, trabajadores por ella contratados. La contratación de trabajadores para cederlos temporalmente a otra empresa sólo podrá efectuarse a través de empresas de trabajo temporal debidamente autorizadas por la autoridad competente y/o anuncios privados y particulares de clasificados.

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Work and Immigration to Canada

We help people with many applications, whether you are looking for information on how to get a job or  get Scholarships in Canada. The content in this site provide guidance for applicants. With access to important, up-to-date information, detailed instructions, lists of supporting documents required, and any other instructions, individuals will avoid all confusion when filling out forms. At Hineni Media, all sample documents, templates and forms are reviewed by a licensed immigration professional to ensure that all the information received is accurate and up to date. With  our samples, templates and forms, you will be able to avoid any concerns of whether or not you have done anything correctly and not have to pay any  lawyer big bucks for the same service you get here!

CANADIAN SKILLED WORKER

 All the forms that must be completed along with step-by-step instructions
 List of required supporting documentation
 How to pay your fees
 Where to submit your application
 Where to get a police clearance and medical examination
 Sample application reviewed by a licensed Canadian immigration professional
 How to obtain a Certificate de Selection du Quebec
FAMILY-BASED SPONSORSHIP

Important information on the sponsorship program
 All the forms you will have to fill out along with detailed instructions
 List of supporting documentation you will have to submit
 Links to where to get your police and medical exam
 What fees to pay and how
 Where to submit your application
 List of visa offices and their jurisdictions
 List of responsibilities of a sponsor
 Sample application reviewed by a licensed immigration professional
 Explanation of the process that follows once your application is approved
 Possible reasons why your application could be refused

WORK PERMIT

Information on what you will need before applying for a work permit
 How to get an LMO approval
 All the necessary forms that you will have to complete with instructions on how to complete them
 List of required supporting documentation
 How to pay your fees
 Where to file your application
 Where to get a medical exam
 What to do when you enter Canada
 How to renew your work permit
 How to change your status to permanent resident

GETTING MARRIED TO A  CANADIAN

 Up-to-date information on the Canadian marriage process 
  Step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the forms
 Sample supporting documents required
 How to pay your fees
 How to submit your application
 How to expedite your application
 Sample applications reviewed by a licensed immigration professional

Directions on how to get your foreign credentials assessed

EMPLOYMENT BASED VISAS
 How to get a work permit
 Detailed instructions on how to apply for jobs in Canada
 Comprehensive list of top companies  in Canada
 Employment guidelines in Canada
 How to get Canadian work experience

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