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The Canadian job market & Employment opportunities in it.

Immigrants come to Canada with dreams of a better life. But their job prospects here are often so minimal, that dream sometimes becomes a nightmare.

In order to increase your changes for a better employment you do need to master the following steps:

First

Writing Your Resume – Your resume is the most effective way to sell yourself.

Job Hunting Tips: -Those who find jobs are successful because they know how to conduct an effective job search.

Preparing For Job Interviews – Perhaps the most important key to a successful interview is to be well prepared for it and to have some knowledge of what to expect.
Employment Programs – Check sections for information on Canadian Government Employment Programs.

Online Employment Resources –  Here you’ll find a list of links in the following categories: 2Careers, Labour Market Info, Resume Help, Starting Your Own Business, Volunteering and Job Search Resources.

There are tons of jobs out there that the Web knows nothing about!
The majority of Canada’s economic growth is concentrated in the four major cities: Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal. Unemployment is higher in the Atlantic Provinces, such as Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island. If you are seeking employment in Canada and you do not posses a work permit, you should be aware that it is more difficult to find a job this way. A prospective employer would need to obtain a work permit on your behalf. Many companies are reluctant to do this as it involves spending time and money with lawyers.

Qualifications and skills

If you are looking for a well-paid professional position, high bilingualism with paid for. I mean English and French language  skill ability is essential. In Quebec, companies will require excellent knowledge of the French language. Always English-French bilinguals are in demand; many companies have to do business with both English- and French-speaking Canada.
It is important that you find out what types of jobs are in demand now and in the future. This information will be extremely useful in your employment or 2career planning
There is also a significant underground job market in Canada. Many individuals working on construction sites and some other manual labour positions may not have a work permit. Although this is also an option, we do not recommend working without a work permit as this increases the risk of being deported and being forbidden to come back to Canada.

 

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.


Facilitation Program for business immigrant and entreprenuers

Facilitation Services
 

Hineni Cross cultural division has been facilitating numerous  Canada-Foreign business ventures since its inception .  Almost every global business venture that the firm has managed invariably included an extensive degree of communicative, cross-cultural and operational facilitation.

Also when business immigrants are ready to start their own franchise, they’ll be able to set their own course, and create their own wealth.   It’s no secret that several people have made millions by running their own franchise, and at Hineni, we have discovered why. When you work a normal job, doing what your boss says, getting the same yearly cost of living increase. No matter how hard you work, you seem to be stuck on a treadmill. But at Franchise Opportunities   abound in Canada as way not only to get established and prosper but to open employment jobs to  others. We believe facilitation programs for business immigrants and entrepreneurs are  a great  idea.

Hineni CC’s principals have more than fifteen years of combined experience in the art of managing day-to-day interactions between Canadians businesspersons and their foreign investors  counterparts. Experience has shown that dedicated facilitation and resolution of communicative and culture generated challenges can be critical to the success of global ventures. Consultative intervention by an experienced facilitator who is intimately familiar with the foreign business environment and its unique cultural mindset, can effectively avert impediments, reduce obstacles and improve overseas business outcomes.

 

Hineni CC’s Facilitation program is an “In-Process” version of our business consulting programs integrated with cross-cultural knowledge elements and personalized coaching services. Whereas consulting and coaching are typically more academic venues, our Facilitation program offers clients an opportunity to acquire real time coaching, insight, challenge analysis, and solution strategies for issues that arise while they are actively engaged in business processes either in Abroad or in Canada. Clients can leverage Hineni’s extensive experience and familiarity with business practices and cultures in both countries to either resolve complications, decode behavior and positions, or simply solicit advice on implementing the most constructive strategies for achieving business harmony and results. 

 

Facilitation services can be provided in person and on-site or can be delivered via phone or email and can include:

  •  Coaching, analysis and support services during negotiations.
  • Advice and support with language and communicative processes. 
  • Support in understanding and deciphering foreign business conduct. 
  • Tuning real time strategy adjustments occurring during the business process. 
  • Suggesting real time, case specific methodologies for motivating business partners. 
  • Support in developing team-building initiatives. 
  • Assistance with conflict evasion issues.

 

 

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.


Canadian Territories (3)

A  job in  Canada may require you to get a work visa. But how do you know if you need to get a visa before looking for jobs in  Canada?

Canada does not apply any restrictions on the access to its labor market by citizens of other USA or . If you’re from the European Union or an EEA country, you will  need a work permit in Canada and if want to live permanently then you  should officially register your plans to relocate to Canada  for further assistance with an immigration attorney.

All others should check with their local  Canadian embassies for work visa requirements first.

Jobs in  the Canadian Northwest Territories aren’t very hard to come by if you’re a good, helpful worker. If you’re already in Canada, take a look at local newspapers or simply ask around. Another – easier – option to find jobs in the territories is to look at local job websites. The following are very popular English sites with Canadian job listings:

•3-12 Month Hands-On Jobs   in  Canada
•  CanadianJobs.com
•  Job Search for Nunavut 

 

If you already speak English or French, your selection of jobs in Canada North increases tenfold. Take a look at below source informative job sites:

 

 

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.


Jobs in the Canada: Northwest Territories(2)

Jobs in Canada: Northwest Territories

Jobs in Canadian Northwest Territories offer a wide variety of benefits, steady employment, and high pay. Finding a job in Canada North  isn’t as hard; there is a low rate of immigration and a variety of jobs are available especially for trained, skilled professionals and IT workers.

As a non-residents, you can receive a Northwest Territories work permit  with an existing job offer from a Canadian employer, or apply for the “Specialist Worker” status  or so for job skills in short demand.  The Canadian Embassies can help with that.

If you aren’t already located in  Canada during your job search and you can’t get a hold of local newspapers, there’s an easier way. Simply get started with your search for jobs in Canada with these sites that are the most popular among Canadian employers:

If you can’t find anything suitable, have you thought about extending your search to surronding Northwest Territories?, like Yukon and  Nunavut? We have practical tips for finding jobs in  at the rest of the country as well.

 

 

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.


Working in Canada – Advice & Tips

General Advice Sample CV 

Cross cultural specialist Mari tells you below what it takes to get a job in the country well-known for its ‘Multicultural flavor’. However, you need to truly love  Canadian and  Canada  to find a job as foreign job seeker, because jobs are not abundantly present and salaries are not too high in this economy.

Job hunting in Canada

One of the best ways of finding work  in Canada you’ll soon discover is through networking. For an outsider, developing such contacts may be difficult at first.  Try to volunteer. Volunteering can be the antidote to diminished self-esteem, and  it also gets you well connected. You develop a network with other volunteers and agencies so there are shared core values.

However, perseverance after that is often rewarded, as the initiative demonstrated is in itself a recommendation. Speculative applications are likewise often successful.  When you apply for a job make use of a very formal style for your letter and include impressive references with your speculative application. In particular, when accompanied by a good recommendation (“Mentor”) from someone familiar to the company, such as a comunity or social worker,  university professor, a friend, a member of the family, or a company executive, your speculative application stands a greater chance.  An introduction of a well-known person is extremely effective, know that because in Canada the emphasis is more on ‘who’ you know, than on ‘what’ you know (although as a foreign job seeker the right qualifications are essential, even if you have some distant Canadians relatives …).

Furthermore, be aware of the large economical differences between the West  and the East coast of  Canada.

The Cover Letter
In general a  cover letter  should create enough interest to make the potential employer want to look at your application in more detail and hopefully invite you for an interview. Your cover letter, however, should not provide too much information about experience and qualifications; this will be provided in your Resume.

The style of the covering letter must be  conventional and formal, almost with stately English or French language. Explain briefly what can you do for the company and why you are interested in the job and the company. But leave the full explanation about your  deep motivation until the interview when it can be given orally. In  Canada, the information will be better  presented in verbal form. It’s also a test of your language or  communications skills.  Likewise, copies of  certificates, diplomas and references should not be bring or sent together with your cover letter and  resume (CV), but should be brought to the first interview. Of course, if you have really impressive testimonials do send them with your letter.

The covering letter must be typed –  Never an employer  will requests a hand-written letter. The letter should be kept short (1/2 to maximum one page). Application forms are hardly used, except by some (foreign) multi-national firms.

The recruitment process tends to be tedious (long or boring), up to two months. You should check carefully what kind of time delay to expect for a response.

The Resume, Portafolio o Curriculum Vitae (CV)
There are no strict rules for resumes  in Canada. But a resume is best received when it is brief,  two pages long ¬ AND NOT MORE. although online portafolios of four or five pages are not uncommon either ¬ and in chronological order Do not include in your personal details such as your date and place of birth, your nationality,  or your civil status. Do make sure that  your telephone number (including international access code) are. Hobbies are mentioned in your resume  A photo is not requested.

The Application Procedure
The recruitment procedure usually consists of two to three interviews and some psychometric, skills tests. Be prepared for questions about your motivation. As far as qualities are concerned Canadiann employers look for enthusiasm, communication and relationship skills. A fairly informal atmosphere is general, with each recruiting officer following his/her own, usually intuitive style. Only if the personality of the candidate is deemed apt, the recruiter will continue to look at his/her professional experience. Hence the importance to establish good personal rapport during the interview for the interviewee.

Pay a lot of attention to your appearance for the interviews; image says a lot . The way you are dressed is of significant importance for a Canadian employer, it shows your true interest for the job! Salaries are rarely discussed at the first interview, and please do not ask for this!

On-line applications are very  common. In fact, a lot of job agencies, but also employers who publish their vacancies on-line provide the opportunity to complete the job application form on-line.

If we got you started on Canada – think about ordering the guide ”Looking for work in Canada”.

 

 

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.


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.


Finding Quality Seasonal Work

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 resorts and national parks all have listings on their respective companies sites. It’s time for you to visit Canada, find an exciting job and explore Canada 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.


Labour Market Information-Canada Employment Connections (I)

Labor Market Information (LMI) can help you get details on Canadian companies, develop job descriptions, obtain affirmative action data, learn about wages in your the area of interest and make sound economic decisions.

 Finding the job you want has to be a planned, systematic effort. The job search will test your self-knowledge, research skills, organization, persistence, and persuasion. You’ll find that that research skills will not only help you in searching for a new job in Canada , but will come in handy in many other situations in the future.

Knowledge is power.  Canadian employers value job-seekers who know key information about the company because that knowledge demonstrates your interest and enthusiasm for the company and for the job. These steps will take you on a short journey through the basic steps in conducting company research.

Step 1: Where to Do Research

If you really have no idea of what companies might be best for you, there are some good places to start. A number of media (pubications &  websites) have already done the research for you — and have produced various “best” directories, lists, guide, newsletter, databases… best employee-owned companies, best companies for minorities, best  diversity companies, best multicultural companies , etc.

Step 2. How to gather the very basics for  job search research:

1.Starting your job-search and looking to identify key companies in your profession or industry, or even in a specific geographic location.

2. When you are apply to an employer; it’s always best to relate yourself to the company and tailor your cover letter and resume to each employer.

3. When you have been invited to a job interview; you’ll want to showcase your knowledge of the company knowing the most you can about it.
 

Step 3: Determine What Information You Want
You are usually seeking two sets of information.

The first set of information deals with general company information. The types of information you might gather here include: products and services, history and corporate culture, organizational mission and goals, key financial statistics, organizational structure (divisions, subsidiaries, etc.), and locations (main and branches).

The second set of information deals with employment issues, do they hire foreign trained professionals? what about  their plans for  career paths and advancement opportunities, benefits, diversity initiatives, and other human resources functions?.

 

Step 4: Direct Approach

Probably the single best resource of company information is the company’s Website.
The next easiest thing to do is go to your favorite search engine, such as Google.com, and type the company’s name in the search box. Then simply follow the link to the company’s Website.

Among the two best sources for gathering information on certain public Canadian companies is Scott’s Online.

Finding information about private companies — and the vast majority of all companies in Canada are private — is a bit trickier. Two basic sources are Globe and Mail Largest Private Companies list  and  Profit Magazine list of Canada’s fastest growing privately-held companies.

If you are interested in working for a non-profit organization or association, the best research tools to use include the resources HM provide in our Provincial Non-Profit & Charity List.

Another great source of company information comes from the Yellowpages published in all Canadian provinces. There are also specialized industry-specific publications. Another great source that covers  Canada industry is strategies Canada.  lastly but not least we’ve developed a tool  at  HM  which is the Canadian database  for Int’l  Professional or Hineni CED. You’ll find several hundred companies, organized alphabetically or provincially.

Find more resources in our Guide to Researching Companies, Industries, and Provinces.

 

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 with employment opportunities in industries such as manufacturing, transportation, consumer goods, consulting services, finance and technology.  Available only to premium subscribers.


How to immigrate to Québec

 If you want to immigrate to Québec,  you need to apply through CIC. The type of application you make, depends on which immigration category you want to apply under. Here some basic steps:

  1. Go or attend information meeting organized and sponsored mainly by Québec Government Office. Such  meetings are informative but you need to take a broader view of things. Indeed those speakers were there to sell Québec. They emphasised the ups and do linger sometimes on all the downs.
  2.  Do some research on Québec (if you read French, better !!)
  3.  Next step is to determine which visa to apply for. There are several possibilities (You can see the different visas on Immigration Québec website and if you are between 18 and 35, you can also check more post in this blog ). If you chose the permanent resident visa that one would enable you to stay in Canada as long as you wished. To meet the selection criteria, you needed to have enough points. The points are given by degrees, being of childbearing age (Québec needs to counter population ageing), speaking French and English… On the Immigration Québec Website, you can fill out a Preliminary Evaluation for Immigration that enables you to evaluate your chances of being selected by Québec.
  4.  Fill out the official immigration application and pay the fee.
  5.  Wait, Yes WAIT, it could take a while up to sixmonths. The waiting period can be shorter if your occupation is listed “in demand” in Québec.  The waiting period can be longer and last several years if you live in third world countries. i.ge: Africa or in Latin America.
  6.  Then you might be invited for an interview at Québec Government Office nearest to you.

 

 

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.


How Canadian labor market information can help you

Labour market information can change your life  It really can and in fact, it probably already has.
 
Labour market information is data 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?
 

Summing up, the chances of accessing a labor platform, take time and it depend exclusively in the professional conditions that you have achieved until now. The best possible advice would be for you to gather up pertinent information regarding the work market of the Canadian city you wish to move to.

My experience also as  Career & Work Information Service Provider, I recommend job seekers identify companies of interest and proactively and creatively contact senior managers regarding their candidacy.

 

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

Our Canadian database  for Int’l Employers !

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