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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.

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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.http://tortillerialamexicana.ca/   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 go around the “No Canadian experience and without a work permit” I

As the post title, my intention will be to provide you information related to  how to go around the ‘no Canadian experience and without a work permit” Part I,  in your search of “How to Live and work in Canada. I’ve been living here since 2001 and a lot of things have changed. However, I think that I can help you go through your dream of living in Canada and working as an immigrant.

My dream started back in 2000 when I finished my undergraduate degree and when I was looking for universities to a Master’s degree abroad. That’s how everything starts.

If you have the same dream, or if you’re also want to live and work in Canada here read on.

In order for Foreign Trained Professionals to get jobs in Canada, the first step is that they need to have qualifications and licenciature  aproved or  their Foreign Qualifications   Evaluated and Recognized in Canada  by one of the 34 Canadian regulatory professional career  bodies.

Second step is  to register in their field association. Third step is  to register in  Co-op universities programs,  where a Foreign National, worker or professional  is able to  upgrade  language or  career skills.

As Foreign National, worker or professional take advantage of work-study field  or  internships placements, because they will give  you the so called  “Canadian experience”  and through it you could get a legal Canadian  work permit.  Hineni Media  listings shows all the employers that participate in Co-Op work-study programs. Hineni Media  listing provides all the essential information such as application deadlines, compensation, perks, selectivity and more.. 

A Canadian work permit is a temporary resident visa issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to grant permission to foreign workers seeking to engage in employment in Canada. It most commonly has maximum validity of up to one year, although work permits can be issued for up to three years in some cases. We’ll talk about that in  the  part II of “‘No Canadian experience and without a work permit “.

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How do I find a sponsored job in Canada?

Many people around the world are trying to find the answer to the question: “How do I find a sponsored job in Canada?”.

Finding a Canadian employer to sponsor you can be the most difficult part in immigration to Canada. Most people search for a sponsor by applying to adverts on job search websites or in newspapers, but did you know that only an estimated 30% of all jobs are advertised here? There are theories that around 70% of all jobs in Canada are found in the ‘hidden job market’, meaning they are not advertised through the usual media channels.
This article will give you a plan, using several steps, of how to tap into the hidden job market in Canada, and to help to make your dream of emigrating to Canada become a reality.
 
1. Research.
You will not often find Canadian employers advertising that they are looking for someone to sponsor from overseas. The main reason being, if there is someone with the required skill set in Canada, it is easier for the Canadian employer to offer a job to someone who is already established in Canada and can start work immediately – in comparison with employing a foreign national and going through the sponsorship process, the cost involved and the time delay for the sponsored individual to commence employment in Canada.
 
The vast majority of  Hineni Media  efforts are spent researching and updating jobs so that our subscribers find the best Canadian employers and places to work.
and that way can have access to virtually every job opening out there. All openings are kept current. Content is King. We are a research-driven organization whose primary aim is to locate as many job opportunities as possible for our members. We organize the products of our research and eliminate a good portion of the cumbersome process of finding a job. Not only do we locate jobs not listed anywhere else but we do so on such a massive scale that it would be impossible for any individual to even come close to duplicating our research efforts.   We work hard for you and provide our members with the advantage of having a personal army of researchers tirelessly locating new and exciting job opportunities. We offer an exclusive, members-only subscription to weed out stray job searchers.
You are also unlikely to find a Canadian employer to sponsor you through the use of a recruitment agency,unless that recruitment agency specifically mentions in their job advertisement that the Canadian employer is willing to sponsor the right candidate. Through our listings you can search out companies in Canada whom you would like to work for. In general, larger companies in Canada are more likely to sponsor people from overseas than the smaller companies (due to budgets and business scope), however you should not strike out the smaller companies, as some are still willing to sponsor the right person.  Hineni Media provides a list of Canadian employers willing to get you a work permit for certain fields . We publish helpful material on Minority, career development and placement.
If you don’t want to save time, and get convenience, through a Canadian Employers  for international professionals database, you can also research the Yahoo Companies Directory to find companies in Canadian to approach for sponsorship on your own.   Contact these companies that interest you, sending them your resume / CV and enquire as to whether they have any opportunities available. Many of the larger companies tend to have a “Careers” section on their website, where they enable job seekers to search for their current vacancies, and also to submit their resume and cover letter into their database. This way, if they do not have a current vacancy that is suitable to your experience, they can call upon their database when a position does become available, and contact you.
 
2. Global Companies
 
Search out global companies who are based in both your home country and in Canada, and find out whether they offer transfer opportunities – quite often global companies do. Even though it might mean working in your home country for a period of time before an opportunity arises in Canada, it is worth it in the long run, if it means you can immigrate to Canada through that company. Global organisations also tend to look impressive on your CV / resume.
 
3. Keep a Record
 
Keep a list of the companies that interest you, and contact them all. I recommend phoning to speak to the manager of the department you would like to work in. If that fails, speak with the Human Resources department. Find out whether they are a company who are willing to sponsor someone from another country with the right skillset. Find out how often they destroy applications /resumes / CVs as well – most companies in Canada hang on to applications for 3-6 months, so to be safe, you should follow up your applications every three months. Keep a record of all of the dates you apply for jobs and speak with the company, for ease of keeping on top of your Canada job applications.
 
4. Plan a Trip to Canada
 
Once you have quite a healthy list of companies you would like to work for (no list is too long), and have applied and spoken to all of them, you should plan a trip to Canada where you can meet with each of the employers. If you are unable to set an appointment with every employer, make a plan to visit the company anyway, dropping off your updated resume, and try to get in front of either the department manager, or a Human Resources Manager.
Through making this vital connection with the Canadian employers, you reach them on a personal level, and if they like you, they are more inclined to consider sponsorship than if they had not met you at all. We can help you with Travel and Tours to Canada 
 
5. Volunteer Work Experience
 
If you are able to, when you visit Canada, try to line up some volunteering work with some organisations in Canada. Companies that are most likely to accept volunteers are charitable and non-profit organisations. Approach them and set it up before arriving in Canada so you can build it into your plan for your trip to Canada. Also ensure that you are volunteering in the area of your profession. It will be to your advantage if you have experience working in Canada when you are looking for a sponsor, even if it is volunteer employment. Volunteer placement info here.
 
6. Build your Networks
 
Use social media, join industry groups, make friends in all the right places and put yourself out there. Use your networks and use other people’s networks – especially if you already know people in Canada. The more you put yourself out there, the more success you will have in finding a Canadian employer who is willing to sponsor you. If you think of it this way: most people have at least 100 people in their networks. Therefore if each of those 100 people also have 100 people in their networks, you potentially have access to a network of 1000 people! The more people you are connected to, the more likely you are to find someone who has connections in Canada.
Make everyone that you know, aware of your search for sponsored employment in Canada, and ask them to reach out to anyone that they know, who may be able to help.   You should also try and be wise when building your networks and be selective with you you are connecting with. It would be wise, for example, to strive to make as many connections with Canadian as possible, especially if they are working in the profession of your choice.
 
7. Study in Canada
 
Are there any courses or further education in Canada in your industry you can enroll in? If you can get a student visa and go to Canada to study, you are normally entitled to a certain amount of hours per week that you can work. This is an awesome opportunity for you to network, get your foot in the door and gain valuable Canadian experience and qualifications. Quite often, foreign nationals who study in Canada, are able to stay on in Canada afterward, by transferring their visa status and/or through finding sponsored employment in Canada. There is certainly an advantage for applying for jobs when you are already in Canada, as you are immediately available for job interviews. Again – it is making that personal connection with Canadian employers. Our affiliated English School can help you with that . Contact us for details.
 
8. Successful Self-Marketing
 
Prepare your marketing materials for success. Buy research to ensure that you will be competitive in the Canadian job market – that means ensuring your resume / CV is in a successful Canadian format, and ensuring you have a high-impact cover letter that will entice the Canada employer to review your resume / CV.
If you are serious about increasing your chances of finding an employer sponsor in Canada, you should consider having your resume professionally rewritten specifically for the Canadian job market. Contracting us for Canadian professional to rewrite your resume to a successful Canada CV template, means that you will be in the hands of a specialist who works on a daily basis with foreign nationals, assisting them to find employment in Canada.
 
In Summary
Remember: an estimated 70% of jobs in Canada are not advertised, and are found in the Canadian ‘hidden job market’. It is essential to your success that you access this enormous resource of job opportunities in Canada.
By following the steps above, and consistently working towards your goal on a long-term basis through thorough research, keeping track of your applications, utilising the hidden job market, building your networks, ensuring your marketing materials are of high quality and competitive in the Canadian job market, planning a trip to Canada, considering volunteer work in Canada and/or furthering your studies in Canada; you are guaranteed to increase your likelihood of finding a sponsored job in Canada.
 
Marisol Diaz – Settlement & Integration Resources Publisher
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Work Permit

In celebration of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and Whistler in 2010 qualified applicants can work and become Canadian immigrants faster than ever before. The BC Government is issuing work permits for select service and hospitality industry positions in British Columbia until 2010.

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Use Profesional Employment based that target, match and connect you directly with: 1) Work hiring managers and sponsor firms (the companies that hire the most foreign  workers and apply for  most work visas) 2) employment-based visa sponsorship jobs (the jobs that are available and offered for foreign nationals) Beat your competition to the jobs that are available for work visa sponsorship, targeted and proactive resume (CV) submissions to work sponsoring companies – to get considered for work sponsorship jobs first, before companies need to advertise them and your competition dramatically increases – start here employment

Hineni Media saves you months of your time and effort trying to continually research, find and manually apply to the companies that currently sponsor work visas – and – months of your time and effort having to continually search, find and individually apply to the jobs that are currently available for work sponsorship. * every year, up to 80% of all work visa  jobs and sponsorship positions are filled by proactive resume (CV) submissions/applications and connecting directly with work sponsor companies – to find and secure work  jobs, before companies need to advertise them on the open market.

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Employment: foreign nationals in Canada

Be employed: foreign nationals in Canada

A new Home Office-backed website providing resources or materials about the rules for foreign nationals who want to work legally in the Canada has been live for a while.

The www.hinenimedia.memberlodge.org site will be a one-stop shop for foreign nationals and businesses who need to recruit them. It will set out the ways people can come to the Canada to work, including giving and publishing resources on applying for a work permit.

It will also give employers advice on preventing illegal work and reporting illegal workers. There is also clear and concise information available for legal representatives on immigration policy.     “Migrants make a significant economic contribution to Canada – they account for a per cent of the population but contribute 30 per cent of economy growing. It is in all Canadian goverment’s interests to harness the innovation, skills and productivity that new migrants can bring. Our Working in Canada website will help those who want to come and work here legally, as well as the employers who need them to fill jobs.

“As a key player in a global economy, we cannot afford to be anti-immigration, but we need a balanced approach – welcoming those who want to come here legally and contribute but cracking down on those who try to come illegally or try to abuse our asylum system.

“The Government will continue to encourage properly managed legal migration, whilst ensuring robust border controls and continuing to increase action to tackle illegal working.”