Canada is always in need of qualified workers in many different professions. They are looking for people in industries such as mining, nursing, IT professionals and servicesss. If you are seeking out employment in Canada there are some things you need to know to make your job search a success.
Looking for a job can be daunting but here are some tips to help you get through the process smoothly
Know Your Job Market
Before looking for work you should take some time to learn about the work environment that you are skilled in. You need to ask yourself some key questions.
- What is the salary for your industry in Canada?
- What are your rights as an employee?
- Are your skills in high demand?
Search For a Job
There are no strict rules for looking for a job in Canada. You have to network with professionals in your industry and learn as much as you can about the current job market. They may be able to steer you in the right direction or may even know of someone who is hiring. When you apply for a job it’s essential for you to keep in mind that job standards may be different in Canada than in your country. For example, the way in which a resume is written can be different from country to country.
Look for a Mentor
You may find it amazing how many professionals are willing to help the new immigrants and share their experience with them. Go out and find a mentor in your industry who has achieved a high level of success. You may be able to find Mentor through networking or through social service agencies in your area. Best resource in Toronto is The Mentoring Partnership (TMP) and they connect new immigrant professionals with well settled professional based on their skills and experience. See their website
Getting a Job Offer
If you got this far you are doing great, congratulations! A job offer in Canada can be offered to an individual either on a temporary or permanent basis. Many companies have a policy of hiring temporarily for a 3 month period to make sure you are a good fit before hiring you on permanently. Some companies will offer you a letter stating your job offer. The Federal government typically requires an employment contract to be involved if you are an immigrant.
Welcome to Canada!
If you start on a temporary basis, do the best job you can to ensure you are hired on permanent basis. No matter what level you start in Canada, this will open many doors for you and offer you the type of experience required to move up in the job market. For some people a job may fall perfectly into their laps while others may have to search a little longer for a job. Don’t let it get you down if you don’t find anything right away, just keep trying and one will find you soon enough. Focus on your personal as well as your professional goals and you will find out soon enough that it all pays off.