Many foreign nationals look to Canada as a land of opportunity, hoping to secure a comfortable life for themselves and their families. One of the major concerns expressed by our clients is how to find work in Canada.
While finding a job in Canada is not easy, it is possible! Below we have laid out the steps you need to follow to make the most of your Canadian job search.
A job offer from a Canadian employer can significantly increase your chance of receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residence. Under Express Entry, candidates with job offers can claim extra Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. A job offer is also an eligibility criterion for many Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) aligned with Express Entry.
According to a report from Statistics Canada, more than a quarter of Canada’s workforce is made up of immigrants. With an ageing population and significant labour shortages, Canada’s need for skilled workers is greater than ever.
What jobs are in-demand in Canada?
According to multinational employment agency Randstad, the 15 most in-demand jobs in Canada for 2022 are:
- Key account manager
- Marketing manager
- Registered nurse
- Customer service rep
- Cloud architect
- HR manager
- IT project manager
- Mechanical engineer
- Accounting clerks
If you have experience in one of these areas, your skills may be in high demand!
Finding a Job in Canada
Employment in Canada rose above pre-COVID levels in November 2021, making it a great time for those seeking job opportunities in the country. Here is a list of resources that may be helpful during your job hunt.
Canada Job Bank:
This tool can help you search for jobs posted by employers across Canada. You can get matched with a job based on your credentials and work experience.
Government of Canada Jobs: Find current job postings with the Canadian government.
Student Employment: Search job opportunities for students listed by the Canadian government and private employers.
How to Spot a Fake Job Offer
Job offer fraud is on the rise, especially in the world of immigration. As a top immigration law firm in Canada, it is our priority to make sure that we are doing all that we can to make sure our clients avoid mistakes or scams, such as a fake job offer, along their immigration journey.
First of all, you should know it is illegal to ask someone to pay for a Canadian job or a job offer letter. Any job offer letter should have the company’s official letterhead and should contain their contact information.
Read the full blog post here: Is My Canadian Job Offer Legitimate? How to Spot a Scam
Applying for a job in Canada
The following five steps will guide you through the process of applying for a job in Canada!
- Update your resume or C.V. and cover letter: A resume, sometimes called a curriculum vitae (CV), is a document that contains details about your education, achievements, and employment history.Your resume and cover letter will often be the first thing an employer looks at. It is important to make a good first impression. Your resume should include all relevant work experience as well as achievements you are proud of, both personal and professional. Your cover letter should explain why you are right for the job.Need help? Check out our guide to creating a Canadian resume.
- Research: Spend some time doing research about companies where you think you would like to work. You can visit their websites to get an idea of the company culture and to find out about any job openings.
- Use social media to your advantage: When used correctly, social media is a powerful networking tool that can help you with your job search.Check out our guide to help you build your social media presence in order to benefit your Canadian job search.
- References: Strong references help employers learn more about you and your employment history. This can be a valuable resource when job hunting. Asking previous employers in your home country to provide references can go a long way to landing you a job in Canada.
- Follow up: In a competitive job market, checking in with the employer and showing enthusiasm for the job can set you apart. You can follow up after submitting your resume to demonstrate your interest, and also after an interview to thank them for their consideration.
Canadim Employment Services
Ready to get started? Our qualified team of immigration and employment specialists are ready to help. When you sign up with Canadim, you get to benefit from these great Canadian employment services:
- Guidance and training in preparing a resume and writing a cover letter for Canadian employment purposes
- Social media presence audit and training
- Introduction to Canadian employment websites
Fill out our free online assessment today and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your Canadian immigration options!