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How to Succeed in the Canadian Job Market ? [for a New Immigrant]

Hasni

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mikenz said:
I used the service of Candace Davies, see here

http://canadian-resume-service.com/
mikenz, how was your experience with them, did it work in your case, and do they keep changing your résumé as per job requirement, each time you apply for Job !
 

clubcanada

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if you come to Canada as a landed immigrant they most likely will give you a small brochure at the immigration office with a number of organizations which will help you to get settled and guide you through job hunting - at least they assist you in writing your resume and cover letter for the Canadian job market. These services are all for free.
 

Hasni

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clubcanada said:
if you come to Canada as a landed immigrant they most likely will give you a small brochure at the immigration office with a number of organizations which will help you to get settled and guide you through job hunting - at least they assist you in writing your resume and cover letter for the Canadian job market. These services are all for free.
actually I got this tip from few of my friends who had got their résumé trimmed from some good résumé writer, and it really worked. So just wanted to know if someone else has done it and whether it can be done on line !!
 

donwin4real

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masimshehzad said:
Which one is the best site to apply for job ?
General Job Search Sites:

Beyond.com

Careers http://
www.careersearch4jobs.com/Free/
Default.asp

Canada’s Top 100 Employers http://
www.canadastop100.com/

Career Builder http://
careerbuilder.ca

Career Jet http://
www.careerjet.ca/

Craigslist http://
www.craigslist.ca

Eluta – The Search Engine for New
Jobs in Canada http://www.eluta.ca
Government of Canada Careers

http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/index-
eng.htm

Headhunters Directory http://
headhuntersdirectory.com/
canada.htm

Hot Jobs http://
www.hotjobscanada.ca

Indeed http://canada.indeed.com

Job Bank http://www.jobbank.gc.ca

Mazemaster – Youth Employment Link
http://www.mazemaster.on.ca/users/
jobbank/jobpostings.aspx

Monster Canada http://
www.monster.ca

Canada Municipal Jobs http://
www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/ns/
lmi/workplace/jobs/munic/
munic.shtml

Possibilities: Toronto’s Online
Employment Resource Centre http://
www.poss.ca

Riley Guide http://
www.rileyguide.com/

Simply Hired http://
www.simplyhired.ca

Top 100 Internet Sites for
Learning and Job Searching http://
www.jobboom.com/conseils/
top100A.html

Toronto Jobs http://
www.torontojobs.ca

The Vault http://www.vault.com

Vestiigo http://www.vestiigo.com/

Working http://working.canada.com

Workopolis http://
www.workpolis.com

Wow Jobs http://www.wowjobs.ca

Hope this helps...
 

masimshehzad

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The first link is not working.
I know these and many more.
I wants to know the best.Theone that has highest number of jobs
can anyone please recommend?
 

donwin4real

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masimshehzad said:
The first link is not working.
I know these and many more.
I wants to know the best.Theone that has highest number of jobs
can anyone please recommend?
workopolis.ca is the best, in
my opinion. I really like the
fact that it is the most known
job site and has tonnes of
jobs, and a lot of people have already bagged so many jobs from using this site too, it works for almost everybody and has large clients.
 

azimrit

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qorax said:
Hi friends,

I had been contemplating to write this for quite sometime. There are many of us who are over-enthusiastically positive & similarly many, who think poorly of the Canadian job market. And there are quite a few of us who are thinking to go or not to, given the enormous waiting time on this immigration process, by which time we already get well settled in our homeland. But, are we?

I have replied this to many who PMed me directly and in another thread here as well. Now plz bear with me for posting it seperately, for the betterment of all friends. I hope I'll not be bashed upon for this long write-up.

Buddies, in regard to our job scenario (FSW w/out AEO) in Canada, if we plan as per below, we'll sail thru satisfactorily. It's not whether we think good or bad abt it, it's more abt our understanding of the Job Process for a New Immigrant & how we address it, take precautions & manage our settlement well, now that we are positively thinking of moving. Our jobs in Canada, post landing, shall come under 3 stages:

Stage-1. 'Survival Jobs':
The moment we land [whatever city we chose], we must catch-on any opportunity that may arrive. At this stage, we must importantly keep our Ego at home. The idea is to safeguard the 'landing funds' and plan our regular expenses on any vocation based earnings. At this stage, it'll be potent to be frugile. Cut costs at all angles & get our daily meals thru whatever job that we can take. This is the most important phase of our newcomer life in Canada. If we can plan it well, we'll avoid the 'josh story', else depression shall set-in. In this phase, I might be a IT proff, an Engr, a Doctor, whatever, or of any age bracket... I'd do well to take a job as a FedEx Helper, DtoD Salesman, MacDonald Teamer, Night Watchman, Office Boy etc.
!-Stage Criteria: Whatever our homeland profession be, take any job to start earning.
!-Remember: Till now No one knows us & No one is bothered abt us.
!-Job Search: No further search, till we get settled in this present vocation.
!-Timeframe: 0-3 months.

Stage-2. 'Tertiary Jobs':
Now we are fairy aware of the city & the Canadian concepts. This is the time to foray into our 2nd job. Start seraching, but remember that it'll not be an actual 'job hunting' yet. In this phase, due to our awarness, we might land into an Ok job, which'll be better than the survival stage. But we are still not into our choice occupation. Again it should be taken as a challenge & pursue a job that will increase our earnings from the previous one. We may not yet be satisfied with what we are doing, but shall start some savings hereon. That'll get reflected in our bank a/cs. We are actually now building our credit history, an important thing that'll hold us in good stead later. Some of the Tertiary Jobs can be Office Assistant, Hypermarket Cashier/Teller, Warehouse Assistant, Industrial Labour Controller, Store Keeper, Security Officer/Supervisor, Courier Deliveryman etc. All of these being higher paid than minimum wages.
!-Stage Criteria: Try & get a better paid job than the previous. Any field. Complete all PR documentation.
!-Remember: We are still in our nascent stage. No one yet cares abt us.
!-Job Search: Yes, keep looking. Classifieds, Online, HR Agents, Networking, Prospective Employer visits etc.
!-Timeframe: 3-6 months.

Stage-3. 'Intermediate Jobs':
By now we have smartenned up. We are no more a novice. We have developed our links. Bank position is OK. Probably, the 'landing funds' is still not fiully depleted. Our networking & friend circle has started paying. Thus, hereon we shall, most likely, get our 'first satisfactory job'. Something in our related field. No, not yet what we actually have been doing in our homeland, but in the same department. The idea is to land a job within our specialty field. Eg. if I'm a IT professional, I'll get a job in the IT dept. of a company, as a first-level operator or a team leader (if I'm lucky). If I'm an Engr. I'll be landing the job of a technician in the engineering dept of a company. If I'm an Accountant, I'll catch hold of a Asst. Bookkeeper's task, or a financial data entry operator, or a departmental assistant. The combinations can be many. The requirement is, now start building your career. Opportunities shall commence.
!-Stage Criteria: Land a job in your related field. The designation be anything, be much lower -but must be taken.
!-Remember: Ppl will start knowing us in our field & thus professional growth is imminent.
!-Job Search: Full-fledged 'job hunting'. This hunting now is in our choice occupation.
!-Timeframe: 6-12 months.

Friends, hereafter we will most likely, be in our selected field of work. And we'll be aware of the job market within our profession. Hereon, we'll know what to look for & where to look for. Thus, can apply for jobs smartly & keep growing satisfactorily. It is expected that after a yr at Canada, we should be able to establish ourselves nicely. Be professionally motivated and quite possibly grow well into our Canadian settlement process.

Job hunting, obviously will continue until we are self-satisfied. But man... we have arrived... & arrived well ! In a couple of yrs we'll be sailing in our Original Position, that we left in our homeland. And remember, we'd be still earning better than before, even if the routine costs are higher in Canada. Our margins will be much higher too. Unless we really goof-up, in 2-3 yrs time we'll be calling the shots.

A thing to remember is that, since our 2nd stage, we should start developing our skills, by way of gaining qualifications/certifications to enhance our selected profession. As most occupations like IT, Accounts, Engineering etc. will not get us a job of that field, unless we have a Canadian Recognized Certificate. The only exception is of Doctors, who might face tremendous difficulty due to the 4 yrs. requirement of Canadian Medical studies.

The above 3 phases is also important to gain a Canadian Experience. Something we cannot do without if we want to succeed in our professions. The previous jobs can be anything, but when we try to apply for a job in our field the employers will always ask/look for a Canadian Experience. They wouldn't bother what we did, but will want an "employer's reference". This is to see our employability & people management skills. And we can't blame them as well, 'coz they need to doubly ensure that who they are employing is of 'good standing', as they have no clue of our occupations/designations in our homeland. It reminds me to advice, to do good in those previous Canadian jobs. 'Coz, we'll need those employer's references, whether in writing (best to take) or telephonically by the next employer.

Plz note that in some cases the 1st & 2nd stages may be interlinked. Some may get promoted within the 1st stage itself & thus avoid/require a seperate 2nd stage. While there are also many situations/actual cases where some PRs have settled-down well in their Tertiary Occupations itself. There is this case of an Electrical Engineer, who carried-on with his Warehouse Supervisor's job and settled down as businessman of 'Custom Bonded Warehouses' forever. There are scores of other examples.

I hope the foregoing shall lead to a proper understanding of our job-worth, vis-a-vis our aspirations in Canada. And help us to get hold of ourselves in a timeframe wise & market scenario wise assimilation of what, when and how to settle ourselves in this new found homeland. [I have deliberately avoided the Credit History & House Building scenarios, 'coz this post is directed to job market only].

Thanks & all the best to everyone !

(Member: Canadian Society of Industrial Security)
Well Described and liked it.
 

donwin4real

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masimshehzad said:
Does WES evaluation helps convince a Canadian Employer sponsor you?
No!
WES evaluation is only for an employer to know the equivalence of your education in Canadian standard
 

donwin4real

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Job Offer........
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AOR Received.
23-05-2011
IELTS Request
Included with initial application
Med's Request
15-07-2013
Med's Done....
05-08-2013
Interview........
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Passport Req..
27-09-2013
VISA ISSUED...
08-10-2013
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masimshehzad said:
Any success from linkedin?
your persistence & frequent use of Linkedin would surely bring success