As a foreign national looking to immigrate or a new immigrant already in Canada, securing a job can make the transition to a new life in Canada much easier. We understand that finding a job is quite difficult while outside of Canada, but hopefully these tips can help you find more opportunities that you can apply for. Here are resources some to assist you in your search for employment in Canada:
It can help to take a Canadian securities certification course if you’re looking to building a career in retail banking or securities trading. Scotiabank offers many job opportunities in this regard. Check out their page here.
As a regulated sector, it’s important to know which province you are looking to settle in order to find out their policies before pursuing accreditation. Each province has their own credential programs. Visit Canada’s Health Sector Job Board for careers in healthcare.
Similar to healthcare, occupation in the trades field also requires certain certificates of qualification to work in your specific profession and each province/territory has its own criteria. However, the scope in this sector is very high as there is a great demand for trades workers. It is estimated that there will be a shortage of 60,000 workers. To visit the website of the body that governs trades for each province and find out what you need to do, click here.
Logistics and Transportation
Jobs in dispatchers and truck drivers will never go out of demand and if you have experience in this field, you’re in luck. You can check out job opportunities in this field on the Canadian Transportation Agency‘s website and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.
These are great if you need help with your resume, job search, interview practice, and most are free as they are Government funded. You can use Service Provider Organizations (SPO) to assist you. According to a recent poll, 77% of those who used these services were able to secure employment.
These programs allow professionals to bridge the gap between their studies and work experience internationally to those required by the province/territory in Canada. It allows newcomers, especially those in regulated professions, to more easily find employment in their field if employers see that they have the proper credentials to practice in that occupation. To find bridging programs in Canada, simply type “province + bridging programs” (ex. Manitoba + bridging programs).
Get your credentials recognized by getting your education, work experience, and certificates certified. It will save you time and effort from having to search for jobs from scratch. Follow the steps on this link to get accredited.
I hope these resources prove to be useful for your transition to life in Canada. Once you become aware of what you need to do, opportunities start knocking!
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