Many of our clients are able to find work within a month of arriving
in Canada. For others, it takes longer. There are various factors that
determine how soon you will be able to find suitable employment in this
country as follows:
Years of experience
Fluency in English (or French, if moving to Quebec)
Contacts already working in your profession in Canada
Flexibility to move to another city
Looking at the right places and applying at the right time
Points no. 1. and 2. above are of course important relative to the
type of job being looked into. One can be under qualified or even
overqualified for a particular position. So it is important to
have the proper fit of qualifications and job requirements.
Point no. 3 makes a difference. If your English is not fluent,
you might consider brushing it up by enrolling in a course of
Like any other country in the world, the best way to find a job
in Canada is through contacts whether they be friends, relatives,
previous associates or colleagues, preferably already working in
the industry or company of your choice.
Canada is a large country. Certain areas of the country specialize
in certain industries and types of jobs. For instance, if you would
like to work in the oil industry, Alberta should be your destination.
Forestry industry jobs can be found in B.C., while there are large
pharmaceuticals companies in Montreal. The aerospace industry can
also be found in Montreal (Bombardier, Canadair). Banking jobs
are best found in Toronto and the same applies to marketing jobs
as the majority of the head offices of large corporations are
located in the Toronto area. The capital of the country is in
Ottawa so the bulk of federal government jobs are found there.
Ottawa is also particularly strong in the computer and hi-tech
It is important to talk to placement agencies, some of which specialize
in specific industries. They will meet candidates, help in formatting
the resume in the correct manner, set-up interviews with their own staff
and with prospective employers, etc. The important thing to keep in mind
is that the majority of these agencies are remunerated by the employer
so the employee gets to use their services for free.
The internet is here to stay and has made a major impact on the recruitment
industry as well. More and more employers are using it and the same
applies to job-seekers. We have compiled a comprehensive list of North
American Online Job Banks. Please click here
to view the list.
We are first and foremost an immigration firm. Having said that, we try
our best to help our clients who arrive in Canada and need a job.
Obviously, we cannot promise a job for all of our clients. We have
in the past matched many of our clients with suitable positions in
the industry of their choice. Due to our long-term presence in Canada,
we have developed a list of extensive contacts. They often contact
us to check if we could recommend a suitable person for a certain
position, which they currently have open. Similarly, if we have a
qualified client looking for job, we check with some of our contacts
if they would be willing to hire him.