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Finding jobs in Canada

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Finding jobs in Canada is very difficult if you don’t have the correct idea about how to search for the jobs. We have stated the information you need to gain proper knowledge and to get prepared to apply for the jobs.

Where to look for jobs postings

There are many different ways to find a job in Canada. The more ways you use, the better your chances, irrespective of what type of position you are looking for. Depending on the industry and type of position, different methods produce results. Consult different sources and ask for advice from friends or contacts.

Internet

The most common (and today probably the most effective) way that people find and apply to jobs is using the web. Some companies have problems managing applications as they receive too many resumes to effectively process, so this doesn’t necessarily mean you are going to get a prompt response.

The Internet is an excellent research medium with a number of websites that provide opportunities to employees throughout Canada.

Typically, you may find better results by researching companies that interest you (especially if you have specific industry skills and are looking for a position in a larger company). Go to their corporate website and make an application there specific to the company or an available position.

While finding jobs in Canada or when applying online, you can usually attach your resume, cover letter, and perhaps fill in all that information by copying and pasting the data. There are sometimes additional questions. The move from paper to electronic has not changed applicant behavior, recruiters still complain about the low quality of applications. Make sure you take the time to provide all the information asked for, present it well. This will increase your chances.

Recruiting Agencies

Recruiting agencies vary across Canada. Depending on their location or their area of specialization, they may address the needs of different companies and different individuals.

Many agencies focus on short-term or contract positions. In this case, they usually charge the employer and then transfer the payment to the worker net of their fees. Recruitment agencies are a very good option if you are looking for a contract position.

Networking

Talking and interacting with other people can help you find a job. Family and friends may know someone that is looking to hire a worker. Many job positions are filled through contacts and recommendations; knowing the right people can be a real help. Make sure you tell people you are looking for a job; personal contacts can often bring leads. Joining social clubs such as sailing, skiing, or even the board of trade of the city/region where you live can expose you to networking opportunities that may result in you getting a job. There are also online networking communities that have built-in features for finding jobs, check out the following links:

Career Centers and Fairs

There are a number of career centers in Canada. Some affiliated with educational institutions, some private companies. They can be a useful place to start when looking for a job. Many offer guidance such as resume writing workshops and other useful courses that can be a real help in finding the right job and increasing your chances.

From time to time, career fairs are organized that bring together a large number of employers and provide information to potential employees. These fairs can help you gauge your interest in a company and help you make a decision on how to conduct your search.

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) Job Bank

As a designated federal body for the labor market in Canada, HRSDC offers many services to people looking for employment, including resume writing workshops, mock interviews, etc. Please consult the HRSDC website for more information.

Direct Company Applications

Depending on the industry, you can potentially get a job by walking into a company and asking for one. You can prepare paper resumes and submit them to the administrative assistants or secretaries. Remember that from the moment that you enter the company, you are being evaluated, so try to make a good first impression as that may just be the deciding factor in their hiring decision.

Newspapers

Newspapers can be another helpful resource in finding jobs in Canada. Many community and local newspapers have a classified section that contains job advertisements. In addition, there are some free local publications that only deal with job postings and that can be a good source of job search information. These can be found in the job banks, metro stations, and local HRSDC centers.

source: justlanded

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6 Steps to Apply for Jobs in Canada

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We all know that to apply for Jobs in Canada can be really difficult if you don’t know where to start. That’s why we have created an informative guide to give you step by step advice 

Where to start if you want to apply for Jobs in Canada

  • Step 1 Do You Need a Work Permit?
  • Step 2 Update your CV
  • Step 3 Choose Which Companies You Want to Apply for
  • Step 4 Follow Up on Your Applications
  • Step 5 Get to Work on Networking
  • Step 6 Make Sure Your Qualifications are Accredited

Step 1 Do You Need a Work Permit?

It may come as a surprise for some, but not every occupation in the country needs a work permit. There are certain jobs that are work permit exempt, if you want to see if your chosen occupation makes the list check out which Jobs in Canada Don’t Need a Work Permit.

Can’t see your job on this list? Not to worry. We will give you a breakdown of where to start your journey of finding that perfect job

Step 2 Update your CV

We all know that this can be a real issue and quite a few of us are guilty of not updating our CVs on a regular basis.

It’s time to dust off those writing skills and get to work. Make sure that your current job is listed in your CV. Also, make sure that you have some fellow employees that you can ask for a good reference. Remember to include their contact information and position in the company too.

Some online CVs, like the ones on LinkedIn, allow other employees to write a recommendation about you, so make sure you get all the positive information listed on your CV before you start your job hunt.

Step 3 Choose Which Companies You Want to Apply for

We are all guilty of applying for multiple jobs with the same cover letter and spamming our CVs on every job portal site we find. This is a really bad idea.

Write unique cover letters to each company that highlights details that they posted in the original job opening. If you are skilled with certain programs, skills, or work experience make sure to mention these details to help your application stand out.

Remember not to boast but stick to real facts about your career. If you can provide figures like “I boosted sales by 27% in my company,” then do so. You must always remain truthful, we all know how easy it is to exaggerate a little bit.

Don’t Apply to Every Job Posting

Be selective about the jobs you apply for because some companies will likely talk to each other about your application and realize you copy-pasted the same cover letter each time. This does not give a good first impression.

Also, many companies use recruiters to find the right candidates and if your application keeps on coming up for two months or more, recruiters may steer clear of your application as there may be a reason you have not landed a job yet.

Step 4 Follow Up on Your Applications

Been a week since you applied for that job position? Why not email the company to follow up on your application? This helps you show you are interested and proactive about getting the job. It may also help differentiate your application from others.

The same thing applies to interviews. When any company emails you about confirming an interview, make sure you reply with a “thank you” email. A little bit of politeness can go a long way.

If anyone went out of their way to help with your application, like a receptionist, feel free to call them to show your appreciation. You never know, that could be a deciding factor to get some great jobs in Canada lined up for you.

Step 5 Get to Work on Networking

This can be a great way to get your name out there when you apply for jobs in Canada. Networking can be done in professional settings like job events and career fairs. These events are also the best time to meet other people who may work in your field.

Volunteer work in Canada can be just the ticket when it comes to getting noticed. Not only can you get some valuable Canadian work experience but you can also get closer to some industry names to better market yourself when you upgrade to a full-time paid job.

Canada also has a selection of job assisting services to help you make those necessary connections as a new arrival. These services are for New Arrivals and are offered by essentially every single province and territory in the country.

Step 6 Make Sure Your Qualifications are Accredited

When you come to Canada, you will have to get your qualifications accredited if you did not get them in Canada. This is normally done through something called an Educational Credential Assessment. This document costs around CAN$200 and takes about ten days to process.

Do All Jobs in Canada Need an ECA?

No, there are some jobs in Canada that do not require an ECA, but a different form of accreditation. This applies to:

  • Teachers;
  • Medical professionals;
  • Social workers; and
  • Physiotherapists

These occupations will need to go to regulatory bodies to apply for either additional training or examinations which can be costly and time-consuming. They can even sometimes have a six-month processing period so make sure you plan this into your immigration timeline.

There are also certain skilled trades that need an additional certification but this varies from province to province so please research your region of choice before you go ahead with your documentation.

source: canadianvisa

If you have any more queries, you can ask your question in the forum of Canadians Live.