Are you concerned about finding meaningful work in Canada?
For almost everyone, the Canada immigration process is about establishing yourself and your career once you arrive in Canada. We understand that you want to find work in Canada related to your education, training, and experience.
Beyond preparing for your arrival in Canada, finding work in Canada may entitle you to other benefits, such as:
- Becoming eligible for and/or gaining more points under the Skilled Worker/Professional program for Canadian permanent residence;
- Speeding up your Canadian permanent residence application process; and/or
- Qualifying under one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program.
CanadaVisa provides tools to start your search for a Canadian job well before receiving Canadian permanent resident status. To obtain that first job in Canada, you will need to know:
1. Which Canadian employers are hiring?
There are plenty of good Canadian employment opportunities. Each and every day more than 50,000 Canadian job postings go unfilled. CanadaVisa has a tool enabling you to locate and have access to Canadian employment opportunities, from outside of Canada.
- Provide you with the Canada Job Search tool as well as Career Coaching Tools to help you secure a Canadian job offer.
- Communicate with your potential Canadian employer(s) on your behalf to explain the different ways a Canadian job offer can get you to Canada faster.
- Advise you and your potential Canadian employer(s) on what must be done to make a job offer that will succeed in getting you to Canada quickly.
Our free Canada Job Search Tool gives you real-time access to numerous current Canadian job postings.
2. How do I have my educational and training credentials recognized?
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is committed to working with the provinces to develop, in consultation with Canadian professional and trade associations, criteria for obtaining equivalent Canadian professional status and transition programs for the integration of new arrivals into the Canadian workplace.
- Guide you to the appropriate Canadian federal and provincial licensing bodies that are responsible for regulating your particular profession or skilled trade.
- Provide a list of foreign credential assessment services in Canada.
Note that you are not required to obtain Canadian licensing in order to qualify for a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa.
3. What can I learn about the Canadian Labour Market?
Like most industrialized nations, Canada has legislated Labour Standards that establish minimum requirements that must be followed by Canadian employers in their relations with employees. The purpose of the standards is to ensure that employees work in an environment that is safe and responds to their needs.
4. How do I write a resume for a Canadian employer?
Canadian employers will expect your resume to conform to specific industry standards.