Working & Jobs in Canada
“One of the possible routes to successful immigration is finding a job”
Canada welcomes new migrants with valuable skills and qualifications, however searching for employment will be a challenge.
ODG Recruitment is our sister employment consulting agency that has Employment Consultants based in New Zealand, Australia and Canada. All clients applying under the Skills category who require a job offer receive an Employment Appraisal Report completed by our local employment experts at the start of the process to help them plan their job search.
If you sign up as a full Migration Bureau client, you will be eligible for the FREE JOBSEEKER PROGRAMME to help jump-start your job search and provide you with expert-level assistance to steer you in the correct direction. Although no guarantees can be given, our FREE JOBSEEKER PROGRAMME has proved to be extremely effective in helping several clients in the search for employment in their new home country.
Take our FREE ASSESSMENT to see under which visa category you're eligible under!
Please note: While we will exert ourselves to the highest degree to assist you in your search for employment, the most important factor in your success in finding a suitable job will be YOU. You must actively participate in the process - in searching employers and preparing thoroughly for all interviews - will make the most difference in getting employed and set you apart from the other applicants.
More information on our FREE JOBSEEKER PROGRAMME available here.
Do’s & Don’ts when looking for a job in Canada
- Regularly visit the various Canadian job search websites BEFORE making the decision to emigrate to familiarise yourself with the job opportunities in your field of choice.
- Primarily apply for permanent residence visas. A very important factor. Possible employers will enquire about your immigration status and having your residence visas (or at least being in the process of applying) will remove barriers and make you more “marketable” in the Canadian employment marketplace.
- It is advisable to start applying for advertised job opportunities from OVERSEAS, but only 1 to 12 weeks before a possible starting date.
- Prepare your C.V. in the Canadian style and prepare a short but clear cover letter that confirms that you have been granted permanent residence visas (or that you have been assessed as an eligible candidate and your visa application has been lodged).
- Aspire to make a positive impression during the interview, be flexible and have copies of your residence visas and references available for employers to confirm.
- Expect everything to be as it were back in your home country. Be flexible and willing to adapt to the local ways of doing things.
- Expect a job at the same level or higher than you had overseas. You may lack Canadian local knowledge and may need to settle for a junior position in order to advance later. Wait one year.
- Expect to receive a job offer immediately. On average, it can take native Canadian 1 – 8 weeks to find a new job.
- "Over negotiate" the contract with your first employer. Show flexibility and understand that employment law and contract terms may be different in Canada.