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Canada – Visas and Work Permits

Canada – Visas and Work Permits
 
Are you wanting to work or re-locate to the Canada? Do you need to check if you need a work permit or do you want to apply now? Do you want to find out if you need a visa to be in the Canada? Here, Hineni have provided you with some information on working in Canada and have teamed up with its membersite  who can offer you further advice and assistance with any questions and queries you may have.
 
 What are Visas and Work Permits?
Firstly, here is an explanation of what a visa, a work permit and immigration actually is.
A visa is an official authorization appended to a passport, permitting entry into and travel within a particular country or region.
– A work permit is a generic term for a legal authorization, which allows a person to take employment. It is most often used in reference to instances where a person is given permission to work in a country where one does not hold citizenship,
– Immigration is the act of immigrating; the passing or coming into a country for the purpose of permanent residence.
It will depend on how long you want to go for, why you want to go and certain other factors as to which of the visas you must apply for.
 
 
Types of Visas
Canada offers a range of immigration opportunities and probably does more than most other countries to encourage skilled workers to move to Canada. There are four main categories for visas and there is also an option for a work permit:
Skilled Worker Class – The Skilled Worker Visa for Canada is the most popular way of applying for migration to Canada. This allows you to enter Canada with the right to work without first needing to find a job. Find out if you qualify by using a Canada Skilled Worker Points Calculator.
Business Class – Canadian Business Immigration offers three different Canada Business Visa categories for business immigration to Canada for potential migrants wishing to Invest or start a business in Canada.
Family Class – Canadian citizens and permanent residents living in Canada, 18 years of age or older, may sponsor close relatives or family members who want to become permanent residents of Canada.
Citizenship – Although you can’t apply for Canadian citizenship until you have lived in Canada for at least three years, you can be thinking about what it means from the moment you arrive.
Work Permits – A work permit for Canada can only be obtained if you have an offer of employment before applying for your Canadian work visa. Canada seeks to attract temporary skilled workers to fill positions that Canadian employers are currently having difficulty to fill by a Canadian Permanent Resident or Citizen.
Canada Visit Visa – Visit Canada with a Canadian Tourist Visa. A Canadian Visitor Visa will allow you to visit Canada for up to 6 months.
 
Visa Exemptions
 
Visas are required by everyone visiting Canada except the following for stays of up to six month:
1. nationals of countries; Britain, Australia,  USA, Other EU members and Japan.
2. nationals of EU countries (except Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovak Republic, who do require a visa);
3. nationals of Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Botswana, Brunei, French Overseas Possessions and Territories, Greenland, Guernsey, Hong Kong (SAR), Iceland, Israel (National passport holders only), Jersey, Korea (Rep), Liechtenstein, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Switzerland and the Vatican City.
4. those visiting Canada who, during that visit, also visit the USA or St Pierre & Miquelon (a French Overseas Territory) and return directly to Canada as visitors.
 
 Types of Visa and Cost
Visitor: C$75 (single-entry); C$150 (multiple-entry). Family: C$400 (for families of six or more persons). Transit: gratis. Transit visas are necessary for all nationals who require a visitor visa. Employment: C$150 (individual); C$450 (group of three or more). Student: C$125. Prices are subject to frequent change.
  
Validity
Up to six months depending on circumstances of individual applicant.
 
Further Information
Please contact your local Embassy or Consulate or High Commission to find out further information about visas.  
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   working visas and Canada employment trends.
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Where to find job opportunities In Canada?

What can you do when you have to find a job fast? It’s not easy, but there are steps you can take to expedite your job search.

Job opportunities can be found anywhere from a Help Wanted ad placed in a store window, to ads online or in Canada’s major newspaper, to major employers who hire “head-hunters” to find a new company official. Job fairs Increasingly, employers are working with Canada wide or Provincial Labour and Immigration and some employment service providers to hold “job fairs.” Immigrants are invited to meet employers. To know what job fairs are happening, regularly check the newspaper section Events.

Monster or Workpolis are free website that shows you what jobs are available daily in Canadian Provinces by Industry. It also gives detailed information including qualification and language requirements. Workopolis.com is the job website most Canada wide employers use to advertise job openings not all but is something.

Recruiters Some companies – particularly those with IT, office or accounting needs – hire a staffing, or placement, agency to find employees. These agencies advertise positions or seek out people whose skills meet the needs of employers. You should contact these employment agencies and have them add your name and work experience to their database. They CANNOT charge you any fee.

‘Hidden’ job market

It is said that most Canadian employers do not advertise when they have job openings. That is why we refer to the “hidden” job market.

To find opportunities you must “network.” That means doing things such as talking to people you know to find out who is hiring, contacting employers directly, attending job fairs, contacting groups involved in your field of work. ‘

Networking’

Networking means making social contacts. This way you can hear about unadvertised jobs, and employers can hear about you. Here are some methods: Get to know people in your neighbourhood and in your industry or profession. Talk to employment and professional counsellors, employers, and colleagues. By talking to people you will also come to understand your industry and what businesses look for in new employees. Join professional associations. Subscribe to their newsletters. Attend professional events and meetings. Attend public meetings and community events. Give and collect business cards. Contact Canadian employers directly, use HM Major Employment Companies Directory is a content website that lists all employers in the province,what they do and their contact informacion.

The Job Interview

Employers place a lot of importance on meeting a prospective employee. An interview could be an informal conversation or it could be a structured format with pre-determined questions in front of a panel of interviewers. The employer reviews paper applications. The next step is to call some candidates in for an interview. This could happen quickly or it make take a company weeks to decide who to interview. Be prepared to listen, answer and ask — in English. Have a positive attitude about yourself. Know that your skills and personal qualities would be an asset to the employer. The best way to learn about interviews is by taking advantage of advice offered by immigrant employment service agencies.

Regional resource for job seekers

Ontario, Manitoba, Vancouver , Calgary and Montreal , etc all Canada have many employment offices across the province. Free services include career counselling, information about job openings and the use of computers for resumé writing and Internet job search. Also, they can give information about government employment assistance programs. If you are an immigrant who lives in rural area you are advised to go to Employment of that Province.

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How to search, and where to get a job in Canada

It is each person’s responsibility to find a job.

The way of looking for work may be quite different than in your home country.  It’s not easy, but there are steps you can take to expedite your job search. Spending some time to get your job search in order, keeping it organized, focused, and on the fast track will help you find a job faster than if you don’t have a plan in place.

There are government and community agencies that will help you learn job search skills and help you find opportunities.

STEPS in your job search Job search skills:

Your first step is to have a plan. By knowing where to go and what to do you will achieve your goal.

Resumé, cover letter, application forms:  These are your basic “tools” to tell employers the skills and experience that you can offer.

Where to find jobs openings: Now that you’re ready with all the tools mention above you need to find an employer who’s ready to hire you. Read the ways that Canada companies advertise employment opportunities in this greatcompany directory.

Job interview: Meeting your potential employer for the first time is the crucial moment.

Work experience, language and culture all play a part in this one-on-one meeting. Have yours polished.

Job search skills :  for newcomers already hear the best place to learn job search skills including resumé writing and how to conduct yourself in an interview by participating in one of the free workshops or longer programs offered by the organizations that Canada funds to provide employment services to newcomers. These free services have extended programs as well as one-day “workshops.” Participating in these services is also an excellent way to find out about job opportunities and career fairs. These programs cover topics such as: job search skills learning or upgrading skills such as using computers the rules and customs of the Canadian workplace improving your English for work Some programs provide job placements or introduce participants to employers. For newcomers above we offer interview coaching services by phone or web. Contact us for details or check our parent site.

 Resumé, cover letter, application forms :

To get a job you must convince employers that it would be to their advantage to hire you. You need to “market” yourself with a well-written resumé that explains your education and experience. Before you write, you need to know what Canadian employers expect; resumés here are often very different than in other countries.

 A cover letter is the letter of introduction that you send or present with your resumé. Canadian employers expect to read certain things in a letter. You should always include a cover letter. It tells the employer the purpose of the letter, who should receive it, the position being applied for.

Application forms are provided by employers. The form asks specific questions and you answer them by filling in the blanks. It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with job applications before you go see an employer. Canadian employers expect to see references. This usually means people you have worked for in the past who can speak for you. If you have no Canadian work experience this can be difficult. This is why it is important to network — get to know people — so that an employer has someone to phone and ask about your experience and character. Immigrant employment services are an excellent source of information. You can also find samples of “Canadian style” resumés and cover letters on site such as workopolis and others Job Banks.

 

Marisol Diaz
Settlement & Integration Resources Publisher
Immigration through Employment Advisement
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Oportunidades e informacion de contratos de trabajo para Canada

Información sobre los procedimientos selectivos para acceso e ingreso en las instituciones docentes, procedimientos para adquisición de nuevas especialidades por los funcionarios de los mencionadas instituciones, así como acceso a bolsas de trabajo de Canada.

Canada ofrece muchas oportunidades de trabajo. Consulta nuestra sección internacional de empleo. Hineni ofrece amplias posibilidades para desarrollar tu carrera profesional en Canada atraves de su contenido por subscripcion relocando, orientado y con servicios de asentamiento. Para más información sobre las vacantes nacionales e internacionales, consulte nuestro job reporting  site:

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Programa Canadiense para Obreros Cualificados

Como conseguir  trabajo en el Programa Canadiense para Obreros Cualificados Extranjeros en Canadá
En este programa se seleccionan los obreros cualificados como residentes permanentes en base a su educación, experiencia laboral, conocimientos de idioma inglés y/o francés, y cualquier otro criterio que haya demostrado ayudarlos a establecerse económicamente en Canadá.

Este articulo le ayudará a encontrar las guías, información y formularios que necesitará para hacer una solicitud como un obrero cualificado federal. Permítame destacar lo siguiente: El Programa Federal para Obreros Cualificados es para toda persona que va a vivir en cualquier parte de Canadá, excepto en Quebec. La provincia de Quebec se hace responsable de seleccionar sus propios obreros cualificados. Si usted planea vivir en Quebec, lea la sección de obreros cualificados seleccionados por Quebec para obtener más información.

Las reglas sobre cómo realizar una solicitud como obrero cualificado federal pueden cambiar de vez en cuando. Asegúrese de visitar regularmente este sitio si usted está considerando inmigrar y trabajar en Canadá como obrero cualificado federal.

La mayoría de los Obreros Cualificados Extranjeros deben obtener sus autorizaciones de empleo o oferta temporal de trabajo para trabajar en Canadá antes de ingresar al país.

Canadá posee muchos sitios independientes para obtener empleos que usted puede utilizar para buscar trabajo y las posiciones que busca. Los siguientes son algunos de los sitios independientes de trabajo en Canadá más frecuentados:

Workopolis.com

Monster.ca

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Clase de Obrero Federal Cualificado

Una profesión “prioritaria” es aquella que el Gobierno de Canadá ha identificado, luego de extensas evaluaciones, de ser de alta demanda. Usted deberá poseer por lo menos un año de experiencia de trabajo consecutivo para poder optar a hacer una solicitud como obrero federal cualificado.

La inmigración siempre ha ayudado a Canadá a convertirla en una economía fuerte y próspera. Siguiendo esta tradición, Canadá fomenta las solicitudes de obreros cualificados a conseguir Residencia Permanente para aquellas personas que poseen las aptitudes, educación y experiencia laboral que contribuyen a la economía canadiense. Aquellas solicitudes de Obreros Federales Cualificados que se hayan entregado justo en o después del 27 de febrero de 2008, solo serán procesadas si cumplen con el criterio de una o más de las tres categorías descritas a continuación. Si usted cumple con el criterio requerido en una de las categorías de abajo, entonces su solicitud será procesada.

1. Si usted tiene al menos un año de experiencia laboral pagada continua de tiempo completo o equivalente en los últimos diez años en una o más de las categorías profesionales encontradas en las Instrucciones Ministeriales.

Puede encontrar una lista de las profesiones en el sitio del gobierno canadiense: en Canada Foreign Skilled Worker Categories (Categorías para el Obrero Cualificado Extranjero en Canadá).

2. Si usted tiene una oferta de trabajo acordada en Canadá. Dicha oferta de trabajo canadiense deberá venir en la siguiente forma:

* por escrito
* tener duración indefinida y,
* cumplir con el factor de empleo acordado descrito en esta guía.

3. Si usted es un obrero extranjero temporal o un estudiante internacional que reside legalmente en Canadá por ya más de por lo menos 12 meses justo antes de entregar su solicitud.

La National Occupation Classification (NOC) (Clasificación Nacional de Profesiones) es el sistema de clasificación oficial de profesiones en la economía de Canadá. Describe las responsabilidades, habilidades, aptitudes, y costumbres laborales de las profesiones adentro del mercado laboral canadiense.

Se puede acceder al NOC 2009 aquí: NOC

Nota: Si usted está sujeto a una orden ejecutable de deportación no califica legalmente como que vive en Canadá y por lo tanto no cumple con el criterio de esta categoría ( de 12 meses residiendo en el pais)

COMO INGRESAR A CANADA CON FINES LABORALES

Canadá es un país con libre mercado, alta tecnología industrial y una constante dedicación a los aspectos sociales y culturales. Por esta razón ha sido considerado por la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU), durante los últimos siete años, como el país con el mejor estándar de calidad de vida.

Además, es el segundo país más grande del mundo, pero el rápido envejecimiento de su población y la ausencia de trabajadores jóvenes hacen prever una escasez de empleados potenciales lo que abre una gran posibilidad para los inmigrantes que son una potencial fuerza laboral.

Es por ello que los sectores económicos canadienses han registrado tasas positivas de crecimiento de puestos de trabajo para inmigrantes en los últimos años, siendo los más favorecidos las áreas de construcción, salud, transporte y asistencia social.

“La cantidad de puestos de trabajo ha crecido enormemente desde el año 2000, llegando a acumular una tasa de 9.8% y se estima que las proyecciones serán igual para los años venideros”, señala José Morales, representante en el Perú de Global Network Associates (GNA), empresa canadiense que ofrece servicios de consultoría para emigrar a Canadá.

“El índice nacional de desempleo permanece en 7%, lo que resulta bajo frente a cualquier parámetro internacional”, agrega Morales.

A diferencia de muchos países de Europa Occidental, Canadá brinda muy pocas oportunidades de empleo laboral temporal para trabajadores extranjeros pero mantiene su plena disposición para recibir a ciudadanos latinoamericanos que deseen establecerse en el país y que cumplan con los requisitos migratorios.

Razones para emigrar a Canadá

-Ingreso familiar promedio anual de $78,815
-Educación pre-universitaria gratuita de alta calidad y educación universitaria financiada.
-137 años de democracia estable.
-Servicios de salud gratuitos y de alta calidad.
-Tasas de crimen muy bajas.
-Inflación de 4% promedio en los últimos veinte años.
-El futuro de sus hijos, el de su familia y el suyo.
-Posibilidad de patrocinar a sus familiares después de recibir su residencia.

Profesiones de mayor demanda

* A nivel nacional

-Mecánico de aviación
-Ingenieros y analistas de sistemas
-Profesionales de la salud (médicos, dentistas, quiroprácticos, enfermeras)
-Profesionales en el rubro de negocios y recursos humanos
-Oficiales de policía y bomberos
-Gerentes de venta y marketing
-Profesores universitarios

* Provincia de Québec

-Ingenieros y analistas de sistemas
-Personal de atención al cliente
-Profesionales en los rubros de negocios y recursos humanos
-Instructores y profesores para personas discapacitadas
-Contratistas y gerentes de obra
Enfermeras
-Técnicos e ingenieros electrónicos
-Técnicos especialistas en venta y representantes al por mayor
-Traductores e intérpretes

* Provincia de British Columbia

-Ocupaciones relacionadas al diseño gráfico y artístico
-Chefs
-Ingenieros y analistas de sistemas
-Enfermeras
-Trabajadores sociales
-Gerentes de estableciendo de comida y hospedaje

* Provincia de Ontario

-Chefs
-Ingenieros químicos
-Ingenieros y analistas de sistemas
-Corredores de bienes raíces
-Técnicos electrónicos
-Enfermeras
-Maquinistas
-Profesores de colegio
Si esta preocupado por su futuro y el de su familia, y desea iniciar una nueva vida en otro país con mejor estándar de calidad de vida e importantes expectativas para su desarrollo profesional y cultural, su mejor elección es Canadá, país que registra un incremento permanente de las ofertas laborales para extranjeros.

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Working in Canada: Finding employers- serie II-

Working in Canada: Finding employers


  • Canadian and international companies with overseas offices
  • Canadian and international companies recruiting worldwide
  • Contacts for overseas employers

 

Canadian and international companies with overseas offices

Getting a job with a Canadian company that has offices overseas may be one way of securing work in another country. There is no doubt that Canada invests huge amounts of money abroad and has commercial and cultural ties with all parts of the world. As new markets open up, opportunities are appearing in different countries; China and India in particular are big growth areas. Some large organisations often have a number of offices overseas and are tending to centralise their operations, with one location acting as the headquarters for the whole of Europe.

You should not assume however, that securing a job with a company that has offices abroad automatically means you get to work in one of the foreign locations. You will need to be realistic about when you will get that overseas posting. The majority of organisations will not contemplate sending a member of staff to represent them abroad unless they are satisfied with levels of competence and can see evidence of the other qualities needed to succeed in the new posting.

It is normal to spend two or three years working in an organisation in this country before being transferred to one of the offices overseas. There are likely to be many more opportunities available once you have gained experience – it is more common for staff at middle and senior level to travel abroad on a regular basis.

There are, however, some exceptions. Organisations/employers with international operations in such areas as civil engineering and accountancy sometimes have a policy of sending newly recruited staff overseas to gain experience, often for two or three-year postings.

International students

For international students graduating from Canadian universities, it is worth noting that Canada-based international companies regularly recruit those who are interested in making their careers in their home countries.

 

Canada and international companies recruiting worldwide

There are a variety of companies with offices overseas but examples include:

  • investment banks/merchant banks/retail banks, e.g. Soctiabank and Canadian Trade Office;
  • solicitors with international divisions, e.g. Baker & Mackenzie;
  • accountancy firms, particularly those with a consultancy arm, e.g. KPMG;
  • oil companies, e.g. Petro, Imperial, Shell, Esso and BP;
  • companies specialising in fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs), e.g. Unilever;
  • civil and structural engineering companies, e.g. Fugro Canada Inc, KBR Canada Co.
    .

Non-commercial organisations

The following also recruit worldwide:

  • armed forces; they are huge training organisations in their own right and are involved in training large numbers of military and civilian staff overseas;
  • civil service; many government departments offer both short-term and long-term postings overseas. In addition  the Foreign and affairs department, the Department for International Development  and the Army Forces are the most likely to provide opportunities. The main route for graduates or general puboic is via the Public Service Commission of Canada a Fast Stream route but other vacancies are advertised separately by the individual departments.

No choice over destination

Some graduates are happy to accept jobs which include the opportunity to work in Canada, even when they have no choice over where they may be posted. Working in the armed forces, the Diplomatic Service, for airlines or the travel industry are all examples of where the destinations of provincial and federal work may be out of your control. You should consider whether you would be happy in being sent anywhere in  provinces  or if you would want to choose your destination yourself, when deciding on what job to go for.

 

Contacts for local employers

If you decide to research into potential local employers yourself and make direct applications, you may discover that it is difficult to find which organisations operate in each province. The following contacts and resources, however, should be of use:

  • Province Specific information provides information on sources of vacancies and other useful contacts and resources for over 50 townships.
  • Canada mobility – Provincial Job Mobility Portal, has a huge database of jobs from over 30 canadian townships. There is the opportunity to register your CV and receive email alerts for new jobs matching your profile.
  • Canadapages is an online directory with links to companies in Canada.
  • Workopolis and Monster provide a database of job vacancies in Canada.
  • Provincial, Federal and International Job Online, content and PDF produced by Hineni Media has vacancies and careers information aimed particularly at international students and graduates seeking local work  after graduation.

 

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