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Canada Employer Sponsorship

What qualifications are required?

In order to qualify as a skilled worker, a combination of factors such as age, academic background, work experience, language skills, family ties in Canada and/or previous work experience or studies in Canada are taken into consideration.

Selection is usually made out of a point system which takes into consideration the basic selection factors above mentioned as well as other factors for which you can obtain extra points to increase your final score. To be successful, you must achieve the pass mark set by the immigration regulations.

Why wait??? Canada needs you more than ever before!!! . Confronted to an aging labor force and to a competitive world economy, the immigration of skilled workers to Canada is a vital component of its economy. A total of 262,236 people immigrated to Canada in 2006, a seven percent increase over the previous year.  Between 1991 and 2001, almost one million new immigrants joined Canada’s labor force thus representing 70% of the total labor force growth during that decade. At such rate, immigration could account all labor force growth in Canada by 2011.

‘In the knowledge-based economy, Canada’s performance relies on the skills and innovation of its people. CIC’s work is integral to the government’s strategies for fostering these attributes. The Government of Canada is looking to immigration to help sustain growth and economic development, particularly in areas of Canada where recent immigrants have seldom settled’.
 
Report by Citizenship and Immigration Canada on plans and priorities 2003-2006 to overcome Canadian’s workforce shortages, the skilled worker program is an integral part of an official Government initiative to attract skilled individuals who can make a valuable contribution to Canada’s thriving economy.

HIneni Media membership site offers you instant look and real samples on your eligibility to qualify for a Canadian visa of permanent residency under the Canada Skilled Worker Immigration.

What are the benefits of Skilled Worker Visa?

If your application is successful, you will be issued a visa of permanent residency in Canada. This visa will allow you to indefinitely live i and work in Canada for any employer in any occupation. You will also have the right to study in any Canadian university under the same conditions as a Canadian citizen. In a nutshell, this visa gives you the same rights as those of a Canadian citizen, with the exception of the right to vote and obtain a Canadian passport. After 3 years of permanent residency in Canada, you will be entitled to claim the Canadian citizenship. In addition to having free access to one of the best health care systems in the world, as a permanent resident or Canadian citizen, you will also be given access to one of the world’s most renown education systems, which is free for all students in public schools at the primary and secondary level. You will also benefit from family allowance to assist large families, employment insurance in the event of unemployment, and social services for destitute persons.

Can I visit Canada while my Application for Permanent Residence is in process?

Your temporary entry to Canada is subject to the discretion of the immigration officer at the Canadian port of entry and they may refuse you entry if they know that you have applied for Permanent Residence in Canada and are, thus, an intending immigrant and not merely a visitor. If questioned whether you have an Application for Permanent Residence in progress, you must answer this question, truthfully; however, you should emphasize that your visit to Canada is merely temporary in nature and that it is your full intention to leave Canada upon the completion of your visit.

Are you sure that I qualify? What is my point total?

When you send us filled online application form along with your updated resume, you do not receive an automated message guarantying your case to be successful. On receipt, you receive a response with in 5 working days with a realistic picture of your chances for Canada Immigration. Please note that we are very cautious about the types of cases we positively assess. Hineni Media enjoys a near 100% success rate with clients, because we do not accept cases that are borderline and that have no hope of succeeding.

What are the processing costs?
For each adult, governmental processing fees may vary depending on the province in Canada you will choose as your destination.  Note that additional costs may be associated with the processing of your visa application, such as English or French proficiency language testing, medical examination, police clearance certificates and mailing / courier costs.

How long will it take?
The time required to obtain a work visa or a permanent residency visa can vary , depending on the country where your application was filed and the visa subclass in which you are applying for. Processing times may be hindered by the number of applications received and the capacity of each visa post to deal with them. Although some variations exist from one office to another, the system requires that all the necessary documentation be submitted at the time the file is opened.

How long does the Application process take?

Processing times will depend on:

i. The Canadian visa office and company through which you intend to apply for or has applied for Work visa in Canada.

ii. the Canadian visa office through which you intend to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada;

iii. whether an immigration interview is deemed necessary in your case;

iii. the complexity of your case;

iv. If hiring a law practitioner , how well your case is presented; and

v. the existing caseload in a Canadian visa office at a given time.

Note:

Nobody can promise you a specific processing timeframe and any lawyer/consultant that guarantees processing times is being less than truthful with you. Lawyers/consultants can give estimates which can be short or long; however, they CANNOT guarantee processing times as processing times are ALWAYS subject to change WITHOUT advance notice by the goverment.

Canadian Work Permit

Canada’s enviable standard of living, spectacular scenery, first class education system and abundant job opportunities make it an extremely popular choice for potential migrants. Combine that with its relative proximity to Europe compared with other migration hotspots, and it’s clear why so many people are looking to Canada to start a new life.

Canadian Work Permit Stages
The process for obtaining a Canadian Work Permit consists of 3 distinct stages;

  • Obtain a valid offer of employment from a Canadian Employer To find out if we can help you obtain an offer of employment based on your occupation, complete our Skilled Visa Assessment form.
  • The Canadian employer must then apply for an LMO (Labour Market Opinion). 
  • You or your boss then apply for the work permit through To  Immigration Canada.

Being in Canada on a work permit makes applying for permanent residency through the skilled migration route much faster and more simple. To see if you would qualify for a permanent residency visa, with or without an offer of employment, complete our Skilled Visa Assessment form.

 Take our online Skilled Visa Assessment to get started on your Canadian Work Permit application today!

LMO (Labour Market Opinion)
It is the employer’s responsibility to obtain the LMO on the employee’s behalf and one must be obtained before the foreign worker may apply for a work permit. The purpose of the LMO is so th social departament can verify that the job offered to a foreign national could not have been filled by a Canadian Citizen.

This usually means that, amongst other things, the employer has gone to reasonable efforts to advertise the position to Candians before offering the job to a foreign national. The processing time for a standard LMO is 3 to 4 months.

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Educational and Employment-Based Visa Programs

The following provides general information about immigrant and non-immigrant admissions programs commonly used by foreign-born professionals; describes statutory safeguards for educational and employment opportunities in the United States; highlight srecent statistics on permanent and temporary admissions; and explains current Canadian perspectives and policy recommendations on immigration issues.

Immigrant (Permanent) Admissions Programs

Immigrant admissions programs govern the entry of foreign nationals who wish to establish permanent resident status in the United States. Permanent visas are available in limited numbers and are subject to admissions requirements established by Congress.

Foreign nationals seeking legal permanent residence status can do so in one of three ways: 1) through the sponsorship of an immediate family member or a close relative who is already a citizen or legal permanent resident; 2) through the sponsorship of an employer or prospective employer; or 3) as refugees or other special immigrants.

Family sponsored programs exist for: 1) Immediate relatives (spouses, parents and minor children); 2) Unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens; 3) Spouses and minor children of lawful permanent residents; 4) Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens; and 5) Brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens.

Employment-based programs exist for: 1) Priority workers, including persons with extraordinary abilities, outstanding professors and researchers and certain multi-national executives and managers; 2) Professionals with advanced degrees and persons with exceptional abilities; 3) Baccalaureate degree professionals, skilled and unskilled workers; 4) Special immigrants; and 5) Employment-creating investors.

Advanced degree professionals, baccalaureate degree professionals and most skilled and unskilled workers are subject to foreign labor certification requirements. These requirements are intended to ensure that qualified Americans are not readily available and that immigrant admissions will not adversely affect employment opportunities, wages and working conditions for similarly employed U.S. workers.

While demand for temporary visas has increased dramatically in recent years, the numbers of foreign nationals awarded legal permanent residence on employment-based preferences – 97,015 in FY 2000 – remains considerably less than the statutory limit of 140,000 admissions per year. Some employers attribute the decline in applications for permanent admission to burdensome eligibility requirements and the time required to process applications. Delays of up to three years are common in some jurisdictions.

Congress has also established other immigrant admissions programs to facilitate the permanent entry of special categories of foreign nationals. These include refugees, asylum-seekers, diversity immigrants and certain individuals who may have entered illegally but have been residing in the United States for an extended period.

Non-Immigrant (Temporary) Admissions Programs

In addition to permanent admissions programs, there are currently more than 26 temporary admissions programs. Each one is identifiable by a letter corresponding with a specific section of the Immigration and Nationality Act and has its own eligibility and conditions of stay requirements. The primary purpose of these temporary programs is to facilitate cultural, educational and social exchanges and promote trade, commerce and economic development.

Foreign engineers, scientists and other technical professionals who come to study or work temporarily Canada are generally admitted on one of the following non-immigrant visas: Temporary visitor for business ; Treaty trader or investor; Academic student ; Temporary worker ; Exchange visitor ; Intra-company transferee ; Extra-ordinary ability , Religious visa; or NAFTA professional (TN) visa programs.

One of the most controversial temporary, employment-based admissions programs for technical professionals is the (Specialty Occupations) visa program.

Business Admissions Requirements

Skilled professional or investor specialty occupation is one that requires a) the theoretical and practical application of highly specialized knowledge and skills and b) at least a baccalaureate degree in the specialty as a minimum requirement for employment in Canada.

To be eligible for business visa, a foreign national must possess a state license to practice their profession or occupation; an appropriate university degree or equivalent experience in the same or a similar profession or occupation; and a job offer from a Canadian employer.

Employers who wish to hire foreign nationals on type of visas must file labor condition applications with the Canadian Department of Labor. Petitioning employers must attest: that they will pay their foreign employees the higher of the actual or the prevailing wage in the intended area of employment; that working conditions for U.S. workers will not be adversely affected; that there are no strikes or lockouts at locations where this type of workers will be employed; and that a notice of intent to hire foreign workers is posted at their intended place(s) of employment.

This type of visa dependent employers (where15% or more of all employees are foreign nationals) must also attest that they have tried and been unable to recruit Canadian workers and that they have not displaced and will not displace Canadian workers in order to hire foreign workers.

These requirements are intended to reduce the likelihood that the admission of foreign professionals on skilled or business visas will adversely affect employment opportunities, wages and working conditions for similarly qualified Canadian workers.

Business, skilled or investors visas are granted for three years and can be renewed for an additional three years or changed of status.

Private businesses must also pay a $1,000 fee for every foreign worker initially admitted. Fees are used by the Labor Department for jobs training programs, by the National Science Foundation for educational grants and scholarships and by the Immigration and Naturalization Service for program administration and enforcement.

Educational institutions and related research organizations are currently exempt from the $1,000 of that visa application fee requirements.

Working in Canada

Healthcare system

Canada, like Britain, has a well-established and comprehensive publicly funded healthcare service for the entire population – medicare. The service provides universal coverage for medically necessary hospital and physician services based on need rather than ability to pay. The biggest difference between the British and Canadian systems is that, although the federal government has the ultimate responsibility, the roles and responsibilities are shared with the provincial/territorial governments. The latter being responsible for the management, organisation and delivery of health services for their residents.

Primary care is the foundation of the healthcare system and patients do not pay for medical consultations or treatment and can have direct access to specialists without needing a GP referral.

Medical education
After completing an undergraduate course for two to four years, Canadian students then undertake a medical degree lasting three to four years. The final one or two years of this course are spent in hospitals or doctors’ offices. Upon completion of their medical studies, they join a residency programme which provides additional training in an area of specific focus. Depending on the field of medicine they select, this can take between two and seven years. At the end of the residency programme, doctors take a final exam which entitles them to practise medicine.

Registration
Before an immigration application can be approved, international medical graduates must establish professional competence. Registration is under the jurisdiction of the medical licensing authorities in each province, which can be a complicated business. Most of the licensing authorities will require you to pass the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE), administered by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC). This is an exam for international medical graduates which tests general clinical competence in comparison with the standard of graduates from Canadian Medical Schools. It can be taken in French or English and is a general assessment of an individual’s basic medical knowledge in the principal fields of medicine. Specialists who have been certified by a Board member of the American Board of Medical Specialties or certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada may request exemption from the MCCEE. Doctors wishing to apply to CaRMS need to have passed the MCCEE.

Once the MCCEE is passed, doctors can take the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part 1. This is a one-day computer based test assessing an individual’s competency for entry into supervised clinical practice in postgraduate training programmes. Sittings for the MCCQE Part 1 usually take place in spring and autumn.

In order to join the Canadian Medical Register as a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada doctors are required to pass the MCCQE Part 2. To be eligible you will have to have passed MCCQE Part 1 and completed a minimum of 12 months postgraduate medical training. This training can be undertaken anywhere. The MCCQE Part 2 assesses an individual’s knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for medical licensure in Canada. Some licensing authorities also require supplementary professional examinations and/or language examinations prior to registering a doctor.

All postgraduate residents and all practising physicians must hold an educational or practice licence from the medical licensing authority in the province in which they study or practise. Detailed information may be obtained from registrars in the Provincial Medical Regulatory (Licensing) Authorities at the addresses listed below.

Specialist qualifications gained overseas are no longer considered when granting a specialist licence in Canada. Instead you are now required to obtain a fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Immigration
You need employment authorisation from the Canadian High Commission before leaving the UK, and will have to have a medical examination carried out by an approved GP. A list of designated medical practitioners who are able to conduct the medical examination can be request . Note: Quebec has a similar, but separate immigration procedure. 
You will need to apply to the Canadian High Commission for a work permit, normally only issued on the basis of a temporary offer of employment, confirmed by a Canada Employment Centre certifying that there are no qualified Canadian citizens/permanent residents who are available to undertake the position offered. This would normally be a job offer which has been officially endorsed by the Canadian government.

Working & Job Guide for Canada

From its Aboriginal beginnings, to French and British colonization, to its large, modern-day communities of Latin American immigrants, Canada has always sustained an ethnically and culturally diverse population. Canada absorbs more immigrants per capita than any other country. Although it is the second largest country in the world after Russia, an average of only three people inhabit each square kilometer. Known for its cold, sprawling northern frontier, Niagara Falls, and maple-leafed flag, Canada is a complex, multicultural nation with some important differences from its southern neighbor, the United States.
The nation sustains an affluent, high-tech industrial society with a market-oriented economic system and high standards of living. Since World War II, the impressive growth of the Canadian manufacturing, mining, and service sectors has transformed the nation from a largely rural economy into one that is primarily industrial and urban. Real rates of growth have averaged nearly three percent since 1993. However, private sector forecasters estimated a slight slowdown in growth to 2.4 percent in 2000. This slowdown in growth is due in part to concerns of record high consumer debt and a low savings rate (2.3 percent in 1998). Nevertheless, low interest rates, net wage and employment gains, and fiscal stimulus may be impetus for growth.
Canada’s government is a confederation with parliamentary democracy. Queen Elizabeth II serves as the head of state under a constitutional monarchy. A democratically elected parliament is chosen at least every five years with the prime minister, chosen from the majority party or coalition, serving as head of the government and. Jean Chretien has served as the Canadian Prime Minister since November 4, 1993.

Professional Resources
Telephone directories are a good means of finding specific business and personal contact information in Canada. Canada411Sympatico provides an online website with Canadian business information, searchable by name and location. Links to the yellow pages, city guides, post codes, and toll free numbers are also provided.
The Chamber of Commerce is the prime meeting place for business people in Canada, whether one has just started in business or has been operating for many years. One can contact the Chamber of Commerce with questions or attend the courses it organizes. Many of these sites are in both French and English. The Canadian
Chamber of Commerce website is a good place to start.
 

Industry Canada/Industrie Canada is a good place to get an overall understanding of current opportunities in the country. The organization works with to improve conditions for investment; improve Canada’s innovation performance; increase Canada’s share of global trade; and build a fair, efficient, and competitive marketplace. Program areas include: developing industry and technology capability, fostering scientific research, setting telecommunications policy, promoting investment and trade, promoting tourism and small business development.
Canada Job Search Resources
1. The online job resources available in Canada are enormous. Workopolis.com is one of the best sites to use as a Canadian job resource. An outstanding feature of this site is that workopolis.com is at the top of a more detailed network which includes provincial and city-level databases. Although Information Technology (IT) jobs are the most prevalent on the site, many other listings are available. Other resources include links to Canadian companies, employment agencies, discussion forums, useful books, training information, and job preparation tools. Canjobs.com is in English only.
 

3.Online employment search: in Canada, networking is a tool that is extremely effective when pursuing employment in Canada. For the job-seeker, acquiring business and personal contacts within a selected industry, as well as associated industries, is key. The further the networking capabilities reach, the more opportunities and possibilities will present themselves.
Financial Considerations
Most Canadians enjoy a high standard of living, and the cost of living varies from province to province. Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal are the most expensive areas; Charlottetown, Winnipeg and Edmonton are much cheaper. Food and housing prices tend to mimic those in the United States. A liter of homogenized milk, a loaf of bread, and a dozen eggs will cost you about $3.50 C ($3.00 USD).
The Federal Government and provincial government plans provide basic hospital and medical care for residents. Four provinces have prescription drug plans for their residents and most provinces provide this benefit for residents 65 and over. Most employers provide healthcare plans above and beyond the basic coverage, including vision and dental benefits, and are now extending health coverage to “same-sex spouses.”
Federal tax is calculated, on Schedule 1 of the return, by applying a basic rate of 17% on the first $30,004 C ($19,175 USD) of taxable income. The maximum rate of 29% is applied to any excess over $60,009 C ($38,350 USD) of taxable income. The additional provincial tax rates vary from province to province, from a flat tax of 44% to 62% of the federal tax (Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut) to a graduated tax depending on income (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia).

Employment Trends
Canada’s unemployment rate has hit its lowest levels in recent history, dropping from 9.6 percent to seven percent. In the latter half of 2000, the Canadian labor market witnessed the creation of 187,000 new job openings. In the last few years, Canada has faced a critical shortage of skilled workers. Some industry experts call this a “brain drain,” as the best and brightest Canadian workers are flocking to the United States in search of higher salaries. Experts fear that the shortage of skilled workers in some sectors could grow to one million by 2020.
The Bank of Canada suggested recently that a shortage of skilled workers in Canada is spreading beyond high-tech industries, forcing employers in numerous other sectors to compete for a shrinking pool of qualified labor. Labor shortages have broadened beyond high-tech companies to include construction trades, truck transportation, engineering, food services, and accommodation.
To increase the skilled labor pool in Canada, the government has introduced legislation to make it easier for immigrants to enter Canada. A recent bill would eliminate the “occupations list” that awards points to immigrants with specific skills. The changes would also put a higher premium on family reunification by increasing the dependent-children category to include youths as old as 22. The age limit is currently 19.

Resume/CV’s
A job search in Canada starts with preparing a one-page letter that is normally typed. However, more and more employers in Canada accept computer applications. To get ideas for creating an electronic resume, get the services or check the portofalio sites like www.hinenimedia.com
The resume (two pages, less if you have had little or no work experience), includes the following:
• Contact information, centered at the top.
• Education, listing colleges and/or universities attended, dates of attendance, courses of study, and diplomas or degrees. In this section, you should also mention extra courses or training, internships, and foreign travel. List this information in reverse-chronological order.
• Work experience, giving the firm name, your title(s), dates of employment and responsibilities. State whether the work was temporary or part-time. If you have no job at the present, you should mention that fact also. Once again, the information should be listed in reverse-chronological order.
• Other skills, such as computer, and language fluency.
• Personal information, such as relevant volunteer activities and hobbies.
• Three references, with their titles and contact information.
In Canada, it is illegal for a prospective employer to ask your marital status, sexual orientation, race or age, or to request a photo.

Information Technology
Job opportunities in the Canadian IT industry are quite strong. With the growing importance of computers and the Internet, companies are recruiting workers with strong IT qualifications. The Internet start-up and e-commerce boom has created large amounts of work for web designers, systems analysts, computer and database programmers and software developers in Canada. The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) represents more than 1,300 companies in this area.
The emergence of New Media technologies has encouraged many creative professionals to enter the IT industry. Successful candidates usually possess a post-secondary education, specializing in the development and/or application of new media technologies.
The level of education required for employment in the IT industry depends greatly on the specific area of the industry in which one wishes to work. A post-secondary education is usually required, but many qualified applicants receive employment offers before they obtain their degree.

Companies like Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and others provide IT professionals with certification programs. Many corporations require potential IT employees to have these certifications in order to fit certain positions within the organization. The most qualified applicants often have a post-secondary degree in Computer Science or Computer   Engineering.

 
Interviewing Advice
You can do several things beforehand to prepare for an interview. Research the company, so that you have some idea of their corporate culture, their successes and their current direction. Prepare a list of your skills, matching it to the Company’s needs. Ask yourself possible questions, and formulate responses.
• Dress in neat, tailored clothes for the interview.
• Arrive on time. Canadians are usually punctual and expect punctuality in others.
• Shake hands with all those present at the interview, but be careful to allow adequate personal space, and avoid other physical contact.
• Be courteous and respectful. Canadians are deferential to authority and polite to each other.
Employers will look for your ability to respond to questions intelligently and quickly. During the interview, be yourself-and be modest about your accomplishments. Bragging, name-dropping and aggressiveness are considered to be in poor taste. Avoid raising the issue of salary or benefits early in the interview. However, if asked, be prepared to give your salary preference.

After the interview, write a letter of thanks. This not only shows your courtesy, but it also provides another point of contact with the employer.

Engineering
In Canada, engineering is a regulated profession. By law, no one can be a practicing engineer without a license. Licensing is carried out by 12 provincial and territorial associations that set standards and regulate the profession. An engineering license is valid only within a specific jurisdiction. However, there is a mobility agreement among the provinces and territories regarding transfer of licenses.

Once registered, or licensed, as a member of a provincial or territorial association, engineers are known as professional engineers and are eligible to use the designation “P.Eng.” (“ing” in Québec) after their name. The Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada (ACEC) is the national voice of independent engineers in
the country.

Normally, to be licensed as a professional engineer by a provincial or territorial engineering association, a candidate must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident; possess an undergraduate (Bachelor’s level) degree in engineering from an accredited Canadian university program, or possess an otherwise recognized engineering degree and complete an assigned examination program; complete two to four years of engineering work experience, depending on the association; and write and pass a professional practice examination on professional practice, ethics, engineering law and liability.

 
Work Permits
It is relatively easy to immigrate to Canada. To work in the country, foreigners can travel on a temporary visa and apply for a work permit (an Employment Authorization [EA] in Canada), or become a permanent resident of Canada. To obtain an EA, a Canadian job offer validated by the Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) is required. This means that the employer has to prove that the position could not be filled by a Canadian citizen or resident. The validation process is complicated unless you are a software or IT professional, a member of an Exchange Program, or the Spouse of Highly Skilled Temporary Worker.

 
It’s advisibly to get a job in advance, subscribe to a job listing service,  information specialist , get or pay for guides or instruction on how to do  the documentation and paperwork properly and finally hire a accredited immigration specialist.  Everything is money in this days if you have want to save that’s a short cut. To enter the country, you should have the following: a valid passport, travel document, or other identity document; proof of sufficient funds while in Canada and enough to cover the costs of departure; lack of a criminal record, and, in some cases, a recent medical examination.

Non-Canadians interested in emigrating to the country can check out this blog frecuently or subscribe to its paid membership services, which provides information about obtaining work visas for Canada. Online assessment of eligibility to live and work in Canada can be made and free. In addition there is information on gaining permanent and temporary work status in Canada.

Accounting & Finance
Canada’s financial services and accounting sector is one of its strongest industries. Financial services professionals work in auditing and accounting firms, the federal and local government, banks, trust companies, investment and underwriting firms, stock and mortgage brokerages, commodity exchanges and other companies, as well as non-profit organizations. Self-employment makes up 22 percent of the workforce in this industry, a significant
increase over the past ten years.

As of February 2001, Canada had 2,996 financial institutions. The proportion of women (49 percent) in this field has increased dramatically over the last ten years. The unemployment rate in this area is the lowest for the occupations in the business, finance, and administration sectors, at approximately three percent. The Certified General Accountants of Canada (CGA) represents over 60,000 practicing professionals and students in Canada and abroad.

 Currently, expatriates have a strong chance of finding work in these occupations. Over the next five years, this outlook is not expected to change. The majority of Canadian companies have embraced financial technology using computerized financial systems to monitor business finances. Electronic funds transfer, automatic teller machines, and electronic data interchange are becoming the norm and are leading to new IT skill requirements.
Cultural Advice
There’s much more to Canada than maple syrup. If you’re planning a move, check out the following cultural tips:
• Canadians are polite, respectful of authority, consensus-oriented, and tend to avoid confrontation. They are courteous and respectful of women and older people, and men typically observe traditional actions of courtesy (such as holding a door open for a woman, or offering their seat to an older person).

• It is appropriate to address older people by their last name preceded by the appropriate term of “Mr.”, “Mrs.”, or “Miss.” “Bonjour” is the traditional French greeting, and the polite form of “you” when conversing with new people is “vous.” “Tu” is generally reserved for family and close friends. Maintain an open and cordial manner when talking to Canadians. Direct eye contact shows sincerity.

• Canadians often include spouses in their business invitations, although, it is best to confirm this before making plans to attend. It is also acceptable to reciprocate the offer. If dining out for a business event, it is common practice to dine at an upscale restaurant. Seafood is very popular along the coasts. Business meetings are held during any meal. Business conversation, however, is typically withheld until after the meal. Eating habits vary within
different ethnic areas. It is best to follow the lead of the host.

Sales & Marketing
The Canadian sales and marketing industry can be broken into five sub-categories: Advertising, Market Research, Marketing Consulting, Communications/Public Relations Consulting and Direct Marketing. With the growth of the Internet and its increasing importance as an advertising tool, the sales and marketing industry has naturally adopted new technological strategies, creating a high demand for IT-savvy sales and marketing professionals. More traditional positions are now requiring Internet skills and an understanding of how the Internet can be effectively utilized to increase sales and market exposure. Advertising industry experts are also paying increasing attention to the field of Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Employment in the sales and marketing industry usually requires post-secondary education, specializing in marketing or business management. Relevant experience is also an asset and sometimes is considered as important, or more important, than post-secondary education. Desired traits include a proven track record in customer service experience, strong communication skills, project management experience, and more. The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) is an organization of more that 750 companies who work in this
industry.

General Business
Canada’s management and consulting industries are among the most competitive in the world, ranking behind only the United States and Europe. Requirements for a managerial or consulting position usually include a post-secondary education and relevant work experience. For consulting, experience is essential to establish a client base from which to work. MBAs and other graduate degrees are highly regarded, and can provide substantial salary increases.

In Canada, the market is dominated by the big consulting firms: Accenture, Deloitte & Touche, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and CapGemini Ernst & Young. However, there are still many niches being filled by smaller, specialized firms. The current trend in the industry is focused around the IT sector. This sector is the largest segment in Canada, generating approximately 40 percent of the industry’s revenues.

Many successful business and consulting candidates have a post-secondary degree with a concentration in commerce or economics. The majority of higher-level executives usually have completed post-graduate work, such as a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). However, many employers do not hire top-level employees simply because of their level of education; the amount of experience plays a large role in a candidate’s job marketability. Canadian Business Magazine is the premier publication for this industry, published 24 times a year in English.

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Como estudiar e inmigrar facil a Canadá Legalmente

Como inmigrar FACIL a Canadá Legalmente

Me han pedido que hable o profundize mas el tema de la inmigración sin necesidad de aplicar a una visa de residente permanente al Canadá. Bien, había querido hacerlo en otra forma desde hace algunos meses, en especial ahora que por las circunstancias y ciertas leyes cada día mas le favorecen o  le complican a los inmigrantes o por la gran cantidad de latinoamericanos que llegan a rehacer una vida en esta tierra Canadiense. Voy a plantearles una forma menos pedregosa para aquellos que no quieren sufrir la ansiosa espera de que llegue la Visa de residente. No se porque los Dominicanos no hemos tomado este camino antes que ya conocen los Mexicanos y Colombianos que ya están llenando las universidades canadienses en gran porcentaje.

Tome Nota de los siguientes pasos:

1. Escoja una carrera en un College o Universidad en Canadá que te guste de forma independiente o atraves de mi oficina la cual tiene programas y orientacion especificos a ese tema , de un año o mas. Este programa debe ser de tiempo completo (full time) y de un año o mas de duración con opción de CO-OP (Co operative programs), esta opción permite trabajar y estudiar intercaladamente.

2. Aplique ante el college o universidad al programa que escojió.

3. Aplique a la visa de estudiante en la Embajada del Canadá. Para asegurar la visa tarte de cumplir con todos los requisitos que pide la Embajada del Canadá, sobre todo los soportes financieros. Enterese que para empezar estudios en septiembre Ud. tiene que presentar la solicitud en Febrero.

4.Para ser admitido en cualquier college o universidad necesitas un canadian benchmark de 7-8 puntos, por lo menos. Para muchos Masters Degrees necesitas el TOEFL y un buen promedio. Hay que agregarle el costo de la revalidacion de titulos, traduccion y notariado.

5. Viaje e inicie el programa en el College o universidad. Debe llevar fondos suficientes para vivir los primeros seis meses;

5.1. Matricula semestral: $7,000 dolares, incluye cobertura total en salud.

5.2. Vivienda y Alimentación:

Residencias en la universidad: $1000 dolares mensuales incluyendo comidas
Vivir en casas de familias Canadienses (homestays): $900 dolares mensuales, pero tienes que pagar transporte, unos $115 mensuales.
En total para los primeros seis meses necesitas $12,400 dolares

6. Después de seis meses puede trabajar legalmente en lo que esta estudiando. Puede ganarse entre unos 12 a 25 dolares la hora, o sea entre $120 a 150 dolares el día. (Si eres ingeniero puedes hacer hasta 50 dolares la hora adquiriendo un buen empleo ya que por lo general estos ganan la hora a un minimo de $22)

El salario mínimo en Toronto es de 8.75 dolares la hora, pero este salario es para limpieza, meseros, etc. si usted que va a trabajar en una empresa en lo que esta estudiando el salario es de $12-15 dolares la hora.

El college directamente tiene oficinas quienes te ayudan a:

Obtener una lista de empresas interesadas en estudiantes con opcion de CO-OP, tu escojes unas tres empresas para aplicar y aplicas.
Te Ayudan a redactar la hoja de vida -CV–en formato Canadiense
Te preparan para la entrevista, te corrigen las palabras y la pronunciación
Trabajas seis meses sin estudiar; en estos seis meses no pagas matricula pero si la residencia. Después de los seis meses vuelves a estudiar otros seis meses hasta terminar el programa. Mientras estas estudiando ganas experiencia y ahorras dinero para pagarse su estudio y sostenimiento en los siguientes seis meses.
Esta modalidad solo se permite en los programas de las universidades y colleges con opción de CO-OP (Co operative programs)

6. Después de terminar su carrera, puede trabajar legalmente en lo que estudio hasta por un año.

7. Tramite la visa de residente estando en Canadá trabajando legalmente.

8. La visa se le demora un año y no corre el riesgo de que se la nieguen, por que: ya ha aprendido el idioma, ya esta viviendo en Canadá y ya tiene trabajo, todas estas situaciones dan puntos en la visa de residente.

9. Tiene su visa de residente, una carrera hecha en Canadá, buen manejo del idioma y trabajando en lo que estudió.

Anímete, ahorre para vivir y pagar la matricula solo para el primer semestre y ven, que el resto aquí lo consigue.

Yo  inmigré a Toronto hace 9 años y sin posibilidad de trabajar en mi campo predilecto , me propuse a acreditarme y trabajar en mi area atraves de la ruta menos complicada y mas economica como lo he planteado anteriormente. Cursé un programa de un año de  Business Management, gane un premio provincial empresarial y ahora trabajo en mi empresa. Puedo ayudarle a conseguir un cupo en un cualquier college en Toronto a bajo costo.

Vea

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Montreal urged to attract more skilled migrants

Montreal International (MI), an organization devoted to promoted the economic well-being of the Montreal, Canada, presented a paper recommending that measures be implemented aimed at attracting and retaining skilled migrants from abroad. The paper was presented as part of the National Assembly’s Committee in Culture on planning immigration levels between 2008 and 2010.

“The presence of skilled, talented and creative workers is the primary success factor for urban centres with knowledge-based economies, and these workers allow a region like Greater Montréal to increase its competitiveness and ability to attract foreign companies and investment,” said Pierre Brunet, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Montreal International.

“Given the intensified global competition and the resulting challenges in attracting ‘brains,’ it is imperative for our current and future prosperity that governments adopt measures that encourage the most qualified candidates to move, work and live here,” he added.

To facilitate this goal, MI proposed a series of initiatives to attract and retain skilled foreign labor in the Metropolitan Montreal region. The region has a particular need for high-technology workers, including people skilled in Information and Communications Technology, Aerospace, and Life Sciences.

The initiatives include simplifying procedures in obtaining work permits, getting help from the government of Quebec in recruiting overseas workers, and promoting permanent residency over temporary migration.

They would also like to see Quebec simplify its selection procedures for temporary workers. Currently, candidates from abroad are asked to hand in the same documents as candidates who live in Quebec, even if they have already handed in the documents required to obtain a work permit.

MI also proposed an immigration agreement with France to promote maintaining the “francophone nature of Quebec”. It suggested that the Quebec and Canadian governments initiate dialog with the French government to reach an agreement on the free movement of professionals.