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How to get a job with a Canadian company

 Call the hiring company directly. If you can’t connect by phone,  e-mailed questions about the position to the company’s human resources department to see if the job has real potential.
 
I would offer these words of caution and advice for any job seekers: First do your homework: Research potential employers as if you are investing in the company. Avoid blind ads, and concentrate on companies and job openings that match your needs and experience. Protect your information: Online resumes should not include your address, telephone number, or home e-mail address. Instead, set up new e-mail and voice mail accounts that can be cancelled if they become inundated. Study job boards: Although big sites on Internet sites may not be the best way to find a new position, job listings are a good place to jump-start your search and test the effectiveness of your resume. Set realistic goals: Job search sites are a good place to look, but set realistic goals. At worst, they will give you information about the types of jobs that are available. At best, you could land a great new position.
 

Want to Work in Canada? Here’s How

Want to work in Canada? Non-Canadians can become eligible to work in Canada by becoming a Permanent Resident of Canada or obtaining a temporary work permit:

Permanent Residents
•    Permanent resident status can be obtained independently or, in some cases, with the help of an employer
•    Permanent residents have the same rights and freedoms as Canadian citizens (with a couple of exceptions). They may work for any employer in Canada and may stay in Canada indefinitely.

Foreign Workers Requiring Work Permits
•    Require a job offer and employer assistance to obtain a temporary work permit
•    Can obtain a work permit through one of many ways that vary according to citizenship and the job
•    May apply to become Permanent Residents

The chances of obtaining a work permit increase according to demand for your skills in Canada. Skills shortages are determined by local labour market information and needs. Generally, people with specialized skills which are in short supply in are sought after and will have an easier time with the application process.

What are my chances?
There are a number of programs that may make the work permit application process faster and easier for the employer, making it easier for them to get you to Canada.

NAFTA Professionals
Citizens of the US and Mexico may be eligible for a work permit under the provisions of NAFTA. NAFTA applies to certain professionals meeting certain education and experience requirements. If you fit the criteria and have a job offer from a Canadian company, this may be a good option for you. You may even be able to apply for this work permit upon entry to Canada (at the airport or border crossing) with the right documentation in hand.

Expedited Labour Market Opinion (E-LMO) program   
If your occupation falls within one of these categories, your employer may apply for an expedited labour market opinion. The regular labour market opinion process (not expedited) can take up to six months. The expedited process can be as quick as two weeks. The first step is for your employer to apply to become eligible for the program. These applications are made to a government department called Service Canada. Once they have offered you the position, they apply for the E-LMO. Service Canada then produces a document called the Labour Market Opinion which you then use to apply for the work permit itself.
BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

If your long-term goal is to become a permanent resident of Canada, then this may be an option to investigate. Your employer must be willing to sponsor you for permanent resident status. They must make you a permanent job offer and must meet the criteria to be an eligible employer. Your occupation must be either in management, a skilled professional, or in the skilled trades. The process has multiple stages, including:

1.    BC PNP application (joint application between you and the employer)
2.    Application for a work permit (processing times will vary depending on your citizenship and whether or not you also need a visa to travel to Canada)
3.    Application for permanent residence.

Step 1 will take six to eight weeks and after step 2, you may begin working in Canada. You can make the application for permanent residence after your arrival in Canada and, if all moves smoothly, become a permanent resident within the next year.

Occupations under Pressure
If your occupation is considered an occupation under pressure, the employer will need to prepare less documentation to prove they have been unable to find a Canadian or permanent resident to fill the position. The shortages in these occupations are documented and already known. The processing time for applications (called a Labour Market Opinion) under this program are still quite long — approximately six months. The application process may begin once you’ve been offered the position or possibly already be underway. Once approved, Service Canada produces a document called the Labour Market Opinion which you then use to apply for the work permit itself.

Also note that your credentials must be recognized by the relevant professional association or regulatory body, if applicable. There may be a registration process to ensure you can officially work in your profession.

The work permit application process in Canada has grown longer (especially in BC and Alberta) but it is still a relatively transparent and easy to understand process. Understanding the basics will help you and your potential employer plan for the best option and hopefully get you here and working (happily) quickly.

Article by Nina Brachmann and Marlene Jan from BCjobs

Information on employment in Canada

Here is how is the application procedure start up for  Canada

 The application process in Canada is very commercial and you have to actively sell yourself.
– In the English-speaking areas of Canada, the application is much like in the US. In the French-speaking areas of the country, it is more formal and less direct.

– Realize the importance of language skills. Having a conversation in a social setting is very different from a business negotiation.
– Canada is a large country; it is best to check the vacancies in the regional paper of the province where you want to work.

Writing a resume in Canada
– Use the term “resume” instead of CV.
– The key focus of your resume should be to persuade the employer to invite you for an interview. Therefore your resume is a marketing tool, which should be adapted to the market in which you intend to use it.
– It is advisable to write a short profile of yourself, using concise and punchy sentences filled with action verbs and power words.
– Your resume should be thematic; this should highlight the qualities that are important for the vacancy.

The application letter in Canada
– A Canadian application letter (or cover letter) has to be typed in a short and professional style.
– You should always find out whom to address the letter to.
– Demonstrate your knowledge of the industry or the company. Use the company’s website as a resource.
– Mention your telephone number in the last paragraph of your application letter.

Do’s & Don’ts in Canada
Do:
– Use power words and action verbs in your application letter and resume.
– Be very specific in Canada when describing experiences or qualities.
– Add references to your resume, this is important for foreigners especially.
– Ask if you don’ t understand the question.
– Provide examples to prove your achievements.
– Look interested – ask questions in an interview.
Don’t
– Sit until invited in a Canadian application interview.
– Llook upon Canadians and Americans as one kind. Both parties do not appreciate this!
– Put anything besides the truth in your resume, your future boss will find always find out the truth eventually.
– Criticize former or ex employers.
– Go over the top – stay calm and stick to the facts.

Managing culture in Canada

– Employees are motivated strongly by their employers and there is little direct criticism in either direction.
– In meetings, formal introductions and ice-breaking sessions are short.
– Office hours are rather flexible. In general, offices are open from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm.
– Do not use professional titles to introduce yourself in Canada. However if you are introducing someone else, do use their title.

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Why Use listing directories in Seeking Employment?

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