Tips to find your employer in Canada
In most cases looking for an employer would be necessary when applying for your Work Permit or Permanent Residency Visa. Monster.ca, Job Bank and Craigslist websites are often used to find an employer. You may also want to contact recruitment agencies.
If you are already in Canada, one thing you can do is to expand your networking and connection, and lead to work. In Canada, it is said that the rate of finding work through networking is the highest.
I migrated to Canada alone and had a hard time finding a job at first. But I have found jobs in the past only in this way.
Example of how to do networking
- First of all, publicly say that you are looking for work for people around you. We do not know where the work comes from. Your social circle could include your family, friends, hairdresser who cuts hair, taxi driver, school teacher etc.
- Go out for networking events and seminars and sell yourself. Make business cards for job hunting.
- Go to a free company research seminar held at a library etc.
- Write down the top ten companies I want to go and decide to get a job at one of the companies in the list.
- Directly visit a company of your interest and hand out your resume in person.
- Take a phone call or e-mail to a company you are interested in and arrange an appointment with a person who is in charge of hiring.
- Informational Interview – Meet people who is a decision maker of hiring even though there is no job opening at that time. Ask questions such as what kind of experience should be taken to work in this field and ask them to contact you if there is space. While at the Informational interview, you’ll want to avoid seeming too keen for your role. Always keep in mind to gather any pieces of information/advice related to the field/background of your new job.
- Ask the person to introduce you a next person that you can meet.
- And lastly, do not forget to send a thank you email or follow up!
Finding job in Canada from IRCC website – https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/new-immigrants/prepare-life-canada/prepare-work/look-jobs.html
*Exception: there are cases that you can apply or a Work Permit or PR without a job in Canada
- Qualify under an Open Work Permit e.g. Working Holiday Work Permit (age between 18 – 30 or 35 depending on the country)
- Apply for a PR under the Family class
- Obtain high score under Express Entry system and can apply for PR without an employer (how to calculate Express Entry points http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/crs-tool.asp
- Start business in Canada and apply for PR as an Entrepreneur
Please contact us if your case is applied above.
Yumi Ueda, LLB 【Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant】
Originally from Saitama, Japan and immigrated to Canada in 2003. Graduated from the Immigration Practitioner program at University of British Columbia in 2005. Worked at an immigration division of Davis LLP (integrated to the world’s largest law firm DLA Piper) from 2007 to 2016. In 2009, passed the national exam of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), and became a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. Established YuPass Canada Immigration Inc.
in 2016. Has experience with assisting over 1,000 customers from 28 countries. Member of Canadian Association Of Professional Immigration Consultants
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