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Creating Jobs and Wealth for Canadians

Profit From Your Canadian Immigrant Advantage

7 reasons it makes sense for you to pursue your entrepreneurial dream — today!

I know the idea can be intim­i­dat­ing. I started my last com­pany, a suc­cess­ful media ven­ture, as an immi­grant from the US. Although I spoke Eng­lish, I found many aspects of doing busi­ness in Canada  dif­fer­ent than in my home coun­try. It took me a while to real­ize that I had an edge that many immi­grants share. I call it Your Immi­grant Advan­tage.

Because I was new to this coun­try and get­ting to know it for the first time, I real­ized I could see oppor­tu­ni­ties that Canadians might over­look. Taking business administration training, I ulti­mately built a busi­ness in an untapped niche of the media. I closed it after two years and am excited to fol­low up with this new ven­ture, a long held dream for me.

You might won­der if now is a good time to start a busi­ness in Canada. There’s no deny­ing that an eco­nomic down­turn is going to bring chal­lenges to any busi­ness. But entrust­ing your future secu­rity to an employer that could lay you off at any moment can be just as risky. Start­ing a busi­ness, in con­trast, can bring you con­trol of your des­tiny and a chance to build sig­nif­i­cant wealth.

Here are seven rea­sons it makes sense to start a busi­ness in Canada.

1. There’s startup money out there. Even in a tight lend­ing cli­mate, it is pos­si­ble to find fund­ing in Canada.  Many Canada entre­pre­neurs get their start in busi­ness by bor­row­ing money from friends and fam­ily or sell­ing a small stake in a bud­ding ven­ture to an out­side investor. Even those who don’t have a rich uncle can join the proud legions of entre­pre­neurs who have “boot­strapped” their com­pa­nies from day one, fund­ing any growth from the sales they make.

2. Red tape.  Canada is not a far eas­ier place to start a busi­ness than almost any­where else. but, for instance, you can incor­po­rate in a few days. Canada has a bit of European lifestyle, if you do’t know your way around  bureau­cracy can squash the entre­pre­neur­ial spirit. You need a per­mit for every­thing you do.

3. Smart Labor Code . They tend to be employer friendly, for the most part, and are not as puni­tive in Euro­pean coun­tries if you need to let peo­ple go.  In Canada, there is much less flex­i­bil­ity for the busi­ness owner to react to chang­ing mar­ket conditions.

4. Less cor­rup­tion. If you have been frus­trated by a busi­ness cul­ture where pay­ing bribes is required to get things done, you may be relieved to know that laws against bribery in  Canada gen­er­ally get enforced.

5. Things work. Many  Canadians take it for granted that there is a robust, inde­pen­dent legal sys­tem; reli­able and cost effi­cient trans­porta­tion; a reli­able power infra­struc­ture; and an out­stand­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions net­work. If you’ve lived in a coun­try where these things are not the norm, I am cer­tain you will appre­ci­ate how much they add to the ease of doing business.

6. An out­stand­ing tal­ent pool. The Canadian  uni­ver­sity sys­tem  offers a world-class edu­ca­tion – and has the work­force to match.

7. There’s no shame in upward mobil­ity. This is an entre­pre­neur­ial cul­ture that rewards inno­va­tion – and new­com­ers can join it quickly if they speak the lan­guage. Why not start pur­su­ing your Canadian dream today? I’d like to help you, by pro­vid­ing training   and  use­ful tips and inspi­ra­tion from other entre­pre­neur­ial immigrants.

Canada-Immigrants In Business Enterprise Sector

In Wise5,  a recent study of immigrant entrepreneurs funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, researchers found that immigrants who succeeded in business often followed a similar pathway.  Immigrants did not start new businesses right after arrival.  Rather, they first adjusted to living in Canada and learned about Canadian business culture.  Like Maria Luisa, many  worked in their field of interest first, learning Canadian practices and preferences first-hand, and finding a mentor who advised and helped them.  Often they pursued some upgrading, including language courses and business seminars.

“Immigrants are pulling their weight in the economy, and are just as likely — and sometimes even more likely — than Canadian-born [residents] to be business owners,” says Beverly Rodrigez, a senior fellow with the Bevor Consulting Services. “You see that immigration has grown a lot, and so has immigrant business ownership.”
People have a hard time understanding how immigrants can come into the economy without displacing native…workers,” says Barbara Ujamaa,  graduate student of an  Entreprenuership Program, which co-released a version of the report highlighting Ontario local implications. “But they create their own niche…. These small businesses that crop up fulfill a need…and become job creators.”

Beverly in her dissertation  pointed out that in Ontario, immigrant business ownership is closely linked to immigrant labor, which have both increased dramatically over the last twenty years.

Immigrant labor is a good thing, because it attracts these small entrepreneurs to come and fill a niche in our economy,” Beverly added.

Across the country,  Barbara says, the diversity of these businesses is also impressive. In addition to bigger tech companies, there are a lot of “bread and butter businesses,”  she says. “Grocery stores, nail salons, gas stations…that I think are making a pretty big difference. In many places, that’s what defines a neighborhood.”

La Mexicana Tortilleria y Antojitos.   is an example of  small business ownership by a  recent female and immigrant entreprenuer.

If you are thinking of starting a business, take some time to inform yourself before making a decision.  Most Canadian cities have small business centres that can help you assess the advantages and disadvantages of different types of business, including regulations, licencing and certification.  They can also provide direction about writing a business plan, which is required for bank loans.  Some settlement organizations offer business services if not you can always count with our customized service here.


Entreprenuership Education Training

The Entrepreneurship  Training  is comprised of three (3) core trainings:

1. Business Plan Training (BPT): Series of four (4) workshops covering the following topics:

• Introduction to Entrepreneurship

 Identifying Business Opportunities

Types of Business (Legal Aspects of Business)

Understanding Customer Behavior

Understanding Marketing Concepts (Marketing Plan)

Selecting the Right Products/Pricing

Understanding Business Plan

Drafting a basic Business Plan

2. Financial Management Training (FMT): Series of two (2) workshops covering the following topics:

Understanding Financial Management

Developing Record Keeping Systems

Preparing and Interpreting Financial Statements

3.Loan Application Training (LAT): Series of two (2) workshops covering the following topics:

Developing a Financing Strategy

Structuring & Repaying Loans

Components of a basic Loan Application Package

Completing the Loan Application

After successfully completing the Entrepreneurship  Training,  clients will be able to receive individualized business counseling and participate in targeted workshops to learn about business issues not covered in the core trainings. Graduates of the Training  will also be eligible to apply for any Microenterprise Loans through special agencies. Contact here



How to Open a foreign Business in Canada

 Question: Can I Start a Small Business in Canada When I’m Not Living in Canada?

General answer:
Yes, starting a business in Canada when you’re nonresident in Canada is possible – but certain requirements have to be met.

Answer #1:

The short answer is that in order to come to Canada and start a business per regulations, a  non -Canadian must:

1. Prove that business immigrant have at least CDN $400,000 net worth or confirmation that you have access to a similar amount of funds from other sources; or $500,000* USD in special cases (see below).

2. Willingness to invest a minimum of$200,000 to establish a new enterprise (or to purchase no less than 33% of an existing business).

3.Plan a business that will clearly increase the Canadian Economy (no nonprofits).

4.Create at least 10 permanent full-time paycheck jobs for people that are already either Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents.

5. Intend to become a Permanent Resident or Canadian Citizen. Provisions can be made for the immigration of spouse and dependents in the immigration package as well, but they cannot be workers in the 10 new full-time jobs created. Check this “open house” in the provinve of Alberta  or check the  Self-Employed Farmer Stream *

Answer # 2:

As a non-canadian you need  a Canadian address (not a Post Office box, but a real Canadian address). Then you can start registering your new business in the province that it’s located in.

Then proce to which structure your business is going to be (sole proprietorship, partnership, etc). Or you could form a partnership with a Canadian living in Canada; then you can use his/her address for starting your business in Canada.

Another approach is to start an incorporated business. You would still need a Canadian address to enjoy the tax benefits of having a Canadian Controlled Private Corporation (see Types of Corporations in Canada and Corporate Tax), as well as have the correct number of Canadians on your Board of Directors and meet all the other requirements for such a corporation.

The correct number of resident Canadians depends on the jurisdiction you incorporate in. In Canada you may incorporate federally or provincially for starters. How to Incorporate Your Business in Canada Consultancy  explains the advantages and disadvantages of each of these forms of incorporation and the basic procedure.

“Foreign investors need to be aware of the residency requirements imposed on the directors of companies incorporated in Canada. The federal statute requires that 25 per cent of the directors be resident in Canada. In case there are fewer than four directors, then the CBCA (Canada Business Corporations Act) requires that one director be resident in Canada. Each province has different residency requirements and an investor wishing to incorporate in Canada should consider this issue. For example, some provinces do not impose residency requirements for directors (e.g.: New Brunswick, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Yukon).” ( See also  Invest In Canada)
These residency requirements for the directors of companies incorporated in Canada apply to all types of Canadian corporations, not just Canadian Controlled Private Corporations.

See Forms of Business Ownership in Canada for more on the differences between sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations.

Everything written above assumes that you are going to continue to be a nonresident. If you are not a Canadian citizen you cannot just come to Canada and start a business. Instead, you would have to apply to immigrate to Canada through Canada’s Business Immigration Program or stay where you are but team up with one or more Canadian citizens or landed immigrants to start a business in Canada.

British Columbia and then Ontario  leads the country in the number of new business start-ups.  Seeking out business opportunities in Canada?  Contact Us 

Immigrant Entrepreneurship: Creating New opportunities

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:


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 @ 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.

Cross Cultural Training for business immigrants

This training has two modules.

 1. Cross Cultural Training for business immigrants who come to start a business or work in Canada.
 2. Language Assesment
1.Cross Cultural Training for business immigrants who come to start a business or work in Canada.
As Canada integrates herself with immigrants in the global economy, attracts foreign capital and acquires companies abroad interaction with the global business community is on the rise. This module is useful for professionals doing business with Canada.

Topics vary from Canadian culture to strategies for interacting, communicating with colleagues, business partners and associates. Real life situations are used to make the interaction lively and useful. The module helps you discover Canada through a combination of slides and photographs.

The deeper purpose of this module is to provide insights so that an expatriate achieves greater success through his professional interaction. Some of the topics covered are:

1.  Canada’s culture and social customs. 
2. Verbal communication
3. How do I build bonds with colleagues?
4. Tips on what you need to be careful about? 
5. Business etiquettes. 
6. If the expatriate is a man, nature of interaction with female colleagues. 
7. Virtual tour of Canada 
8. Insights on topics that some people associate with Canada like caste etc. 
We seek to understand your requirements through a Needs Assessment Form  that is to be filled up by every person who is going to attend the workshop. Based on the feedback received we customize the training for you. 
1. One day workshop (includes lunch).
2. What is fundamental to  Canada?
3. Number of participitants – maximum 15-18. 
4. Could be from the same or different companies. 
5. We conduct one to one interactive sessions for CEO’s, Senior Management, Consulate employees and provide comprehensive Business Consulting advice and cross cultural training.
Who should attend: 
1. Business Entrepreneurs who are coming to work in Canada.
2. Expatriates who are doing business with Latin America. 
3. Non Resident immigrants returning to Canada after a number of years. 
4. Employees working for the Hospitality, Information Technology, BPO and Manufacturing sectors and Consulates / Trade Commissions. 
After the workshop: 
1. You are welcome to email us about how deal to with specific situations or any other questions. This would be provided at no cost to you. 
2. You will receive a Newsletter that shares insights, tells you about cultural events and provides links to pictures on Canada etc. 
1. If you have any questions on why Canadians  behave or think the way they do, importance of certain cultural symbols, how to deal with a specific situation at work or any other cross cultural matters email us your queries (go to Contact Us section) and be assured of a prompt reply. 
2. You can share your experiences of working and living in Canada through an article not an exceeding 1000 words. Links to the article would appear on our site. When you send us the article let us know whether we should post name and email id of author on the site. 
The module is designed and delivered by Mrs Diaz. In addition to his professional roles, Mrs Diaz makes time to run a site This site, whose archive now counts over 400 essays and 1,600 pictures single-mindedly, focuses itself on demystifying Canada for Canadians and foreigners alike. corporate/consulting and Hineni backgrounds give her a unique understanding of Canada. 

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 @ 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.

Immigration Franchise:Canada

Business immigration offers a valuable source of new skills and new employment for Canada, and potential immigrants have a number of immigration options when applying for residence. One of these options is specifically aimed at the business sector and is of particular interest to franchisors and franchisees. It’s called the business immigration program.

The Canadian BIP or Business & Investor Program  caters for people who are interested in establishing a business in Canada either without living permanently in the country or to meet the relevant criteria for residence under the Entrepreneur category. These criteria are to contribute to economic growth through:

Increasing Canada’s level of human capital
Encouraging enterprise and innovation

Franchising is the practice of using another firm’s successful business model. The word ‘franchise’ is of anglo-French derivation – from franc- meaning free, and is used both as a noun and as a (transitive) verb.[1] For the franchisor, the franchise is an alternative to building ‘chain stores’ to distribute goods and avoid investment and liability over a chain.

Immigration & Franchising
The purpose of the Business & investor Visa scheme is to encourage experienced business people to bring capital, experience and know-how to Canada and by doing so to create employment and make a contribution to Canadian economy. An important Canada Immigration office’s role is to help ensure that we attract the right people and make sure that they have every chance to succeed.

If Canada wants such people and need them and Canada recognises that franchising is one of the easiest ways in which immigrants can enter the business market here in accordance with the above requirements. However, not all franchises meet the employment and investment criteria. The immigration Canada does have a certain amount of discretion and each case is judged on its own individual merits. Prospective applicants looking at franchises should therefore bear in mind all the above when researching their options.

When selecting a franchise, carefully consider a number of factors, such as the demand for the products or services, likely competition, the franchisor’s background, and the level of support you will receive. You also need to carefully consider how much money and time you are willing to invest in the franchise opportunity. Some people use franchising as a passive investment, while others use franchising to become “their own boss”.

The foreign market is enormous. People are out there looking for opportunities and growth, and Canada is a very attractive destination for them. If you take time to build the right relationships, and help them into your systems, you will find a new source of hard-working business-minded people.



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 @ 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.

Como aplicar para un trabajo en Canada

Aplicar para un trabajo . Como aplicar para un trabajo en  Canada.

 Puedes aplicar para un trabajo directamente por teléfono, fax, e-mail, especialmente si te presentó alguien.

Sin embargo, la manera normal de hacerlo en Canada es enviar una carta de presentación con el curriculum. Hoy en día, tambien la gran mayoria de compañías aceptan aplicaciones con sistemas online.

Cartas de presentación
Las cartas de presentación (lettres de motivation) son muy importantes en Canada. Estas deben explicarle a empleador por que aplicas para este empleo y como encajas en el puesto. La carta debe ser una página (máximo dos), en un formato estándar y escrita formalmente.

Un formato típico de carta de presentación:

•en la parte superior izquierda: nombre y apellidos, dirección completa de casa, número de telefono con claves
•parte superior derecha: lugar y fecha, abajo la dirección de la compañía y nombre de la persona a quien va dirigida la carta ( en frances A l’attention de M./Mme… )
•el objeto o referencia de la carta (e.g. Sujet: Poste de Junior en Marketing)
•el principal texto de la carta
•parte inferior derecha la firma del candidato

Estas cartas solían ser escritas a mano en Canada, pero hoy en día solo hazlo si es pedido explícitamente. Pocas industiras usan la grafología (análisis de personalidad a través de la escritura a mano), que solía ser una técnica popular e importada de Europa. Muchas empresas prefieren recibir aplicaciones por e-mail u on line.

Curriculum Vitae (El resume)
Como siempre u curriculum compacto es escencial. Ten cuidado, ya que el formato de Canadiense de curriculums pueden variar mucho al de tu país. Por ejemplo, la educación suele ir al principio. Todo el curriculum una página, pero con carrera profesional larga (más de 10 años) o más posiciones técnicos, por favor no mas de  2 páginas.

El formato de un curriculum puede variar dependiendo de la industria y naturaleza del trabajo. Puede ser conservador o el aplicante puede beneficiarse por ser original. El formato clásico is regularmente basado in 4 partes:

Información personal:

•Nombre, dirección y número de teléfono personal (completo)
•Religión, estado de salud, familia, civil, afiliaciones políticas y de uniones comerciales no deben estar mencionadas en tu curriculum.


•Diplomas y calificaciones obtenidas, mencionando aquellas de la universidad o educación vocacional con fechas. Si es posible incluye las equivalencias con Canada y una descripción del contenido.
•Cursos tomados durante el empleo (solo lo más importantes)
•Habilidades de idiomas y nivel (muy importante, espceialmente si eres extranjero)

Experiencia profesional

La parte más importante. Un parrafo por periodo de experiencia profesional, incluyendo: fechas, nombre de la compañía y lugar (mencionando la industria y giro de la empresa si es necesario), tipo de puesto, jerarquía, responsabilidades (en terminos de empleados y presupuesto), logros (con números concretos).

Actividades personales, pasatiempos y miscelaneos

Una sección opcional, pero pueden darle al empleador un panorama mejor de tu personalidad. Esto es más útil si se relacionan de alguna manera con tu profesión. Ejemplos pueden incluir: responsabilidades extra profesionales (organizaciones, cuerpos estudiantiles), actividades de ocio y experiencias de viajes (ej. si ya haz visitado Canada), deportes (incluyendo reconocimientos), etc.

También existe un modelo de Quebec para curriculums desarrollado por el immigration Quebec, (  ), con el fin de ofrecer un estándar en lo referente. No se utiliza en todas las corporaciones  Estado unidenses ni Europeas, pero puede ser una ventaja se trabajas con niveles de USA o Europeas o con instituciones de la UE.

Despúes de haber mandado la aplicación
Una vez que hayas empezado a enviar curriculums a las compañías, no esperes a te llamen. Se proactivo y dalesseguimiento por teléfono. Empieza una semana despúes con la primer llamada, preguntando si recibieron tu curriculum. Si alguien se compromete en hablarte y no lo hace, no dudes en llamarle tu mismo. Es importante ser persistente. Recuerda lo único que importa es conseguir la entrevista.

Cuando te háblen a una entrevista (entretien), asegúrate de saber perfectamente lo que hace la compañía y averigua por lo menos lo básico acerca del negocio (busca en sitio web de la compañía).

Dependiendo de la posición y de la empresa, las entrevistas varían muchos, si no te dan detalles, preguntas antes. Trae copias de certificados de empleo (si tienes), refencias y diplomas. Es probable que te hagan un exámen psicométrico o algún test específico de conocimiento. Si hay algo que no entiendas o no estes seguro, pregunta para aclaraciones o más información.

Post a la entrevista
Siempre dale seguimiento con un e-mail, nota o llamada telefónica. Agradece al entrevistador su tiempo, pregunta si puedes darle más información y manifiestale tu interés por el puesto. Si piensas que algo no quedo muy claro en la entrevista, o se te ocurrió otra cosa después, aprovecha la oportunidad. No temas preguntar si ya tomaron un decisión o cuando la harán.

Trabajo para extranjeros en Canada

No es fácil encontrar un trabajo ‘normal’ como extranjero en  Canada, pero hay algunos trabajos que te permiten financiar tu estadía en Canada.

Au pairing
Un ‘au pair’ es contratado para cuidar niños. El trato que ofrecen es alojamiento gratis, comida y una pequeña ayuda económica por ayudar con los niños y en ocasiones otras labores del hogar. La ventaja de este empleo es que practicas mucho el idioma, ya que estas en contacto diario con este.

Normalmente, no es requerido ningún tipo de aptitud especial y por lo mismo un au pair no debe ser estar al cuidado de niños menores a dos años. Las familias que aceptan un chico son raras, las experiencias con niños son sujetas a emisión de visa, ciudadanos de la UE y USA regularmente tienen ventaja. El servicio dura un mínimo de 2 meses y máximo de 3 años.

Requisitos y responsabilidades típicos

•conocimiento básico del idioma para comunicación con los niños desde el principio
•levantar y llevar a los niños para la escuela
•jugar con los niños
•preparar y darles sus alimentos
•limpiar sus cuartos y áreas de juego
•cuidado de ellos en las noches cuando salen los padres
Responsabilidades comunes de las familias

•dar un máximo de 25 – 35 horas de trabajo por semana
•dos días libres por semana
•no tratar al au pair como un sirviente doméstico no pagado
•dar su propia habitación
•pagar semalmente (unos CDN90)
•registrar al au pair con el doctor de la familia
•registrar al au pair en seguro de la casa
Las siguientes organizaciones relacionan au pairs con familias – estas suelen cobrar una cuota de registro a la familia y/o al au pair:

•IAPA (Asociación Internacional de Au Pair): 
•IAPO (Organización Internacional de Au Pair): 
•Au Pair info in Canada: Au Pair Canada

 Enseñanza de idioma extranjero
La enseñanza de tu idioma como idioma extranjero es un área donde puedes tener una ventaja en mercado laboral.  Frances , Español y Chino son idiomas con demanda alta. Conseguir empleo en el sistema de educación pública en Canada sule ser muy difícil, ya que solitan algunos requisitos( licencia y acreditacion) y el proceso de selección es competido (generalmente le ofrecen las vacantes a los canadienses).

Sin embargo, existen algunas escuelas de idiomas y agencias de prácticas que dan empleo a extranjeros. Algunos ni siquiera piden requisitos (como el TOEFL para el Inglés o Frances), pero depende de la institución. La poseer un certificado o título te da una ventaja. No hay requisitos para clases privadas.

La enseñanza de idiomas no es la mejor pagada con salarios muy variables. Clases privadas por sesión pagan unos $15-20/por hora, pero tienes que contemplar administración de estudiantes, agenda y viajes. Chequea en las escuelas de idiomas y universidades las oportunidades para dar clases o echa un vistazo en

Trabajos temporales en la agricultura
Se estima que más de 35,000 extranjeros vienen a Canada cada año para ayudar en la temporada de trabajo intensivo como es la cosecha. La temporada de la frutas (manzanas, fresas, etc)  es de 4 a 5 semanas en Sepiembre/Octubre (dependiendo en tiempo y región), otras temparadas de frutas son de Abril hasta principios de Noviembre. Okanagan Valley  es muy famoso.

Es relativamente fácil obtener un permiso para realizar estos trabajos legalmente. El trabajo es duro y la paga es poca. Mucha gente regresa año tras año a los mismos lugares, así que puede difícil obtener un trabajo.

Industria turística
Hay muchas oportunidades en el sector turístico durante verano. Encontrar trabajo en Agosto, epecialmente en Vancouver, Montreal  y otros sitios llenos de turistas,suele ser fácil, ya también los Canadienses se van vacaciones. Los servicios más comunes para empleo son hoteles, restaurantes y otros sitios de comidas.

Dependiendo de la experiencia y aptitudes, los trabajos son: limpieza, mesero, cocinero, cajero y recepcionista. Los fáciles para encontrar empleo son las cadenas de comida rápida como McDonald’s, Subway, etc, ya que suelen estar siempre contratando personal. Las habilidades con el idioma te pueden ayudar en este país, dandote una ventaja competitiva sobre los Canadienses. En invierno, las oportunidades de trabajo se concentran en los centros de ski en Whistler y Vancouver Island and Victoria.

Prácticas estudiantiles
Las prácticas estudiantiles (Essays) o prácticas asignadas no son consideradas legalmente como trabajos, así que un permiso de trabajo (WTP) no es requerido. Mantienes tu estado de estudiante durante las prácticas profesionales. Un acuerdo de prácticas (internship) entre tu institución académica, la compañía y tu debe ser completada. En este se definen lo que estarás haciendo, horas de trabajo, condiciones así como cualquier remuneración.



Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, Editor-in-Chief, IA and  a business facilitator. She  has been writing on legal research and Canada immigration law since 2006. contact her @

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