If you’re drawn to vast expanses, diverse cities, incredibly friendly people, and moose (meese?), then Canada might be calling your name. The immense nation is the second largest country on earth by land mass but only has a population slightly smaller than that of California!
So for those who are looking for a new place to call home, one of Canada’s many cities or even rural provinces might be just the place, especially since it’s typically easier to immigrate to than it’s southern neighbor—the U.S. If you’re thinking of making the move up north and are unsure of what to do for work, read on for tips on how to find a job in Canada.
It all depends on lots of smaller details related to your education, English/French level, job specialization, origin and age.
However, there is a somewhat general scenario that more or less anyone can follow.
The only true requirement is determination to make it:
- Know or learn English/French at a level enough to search for jobs on-line and speak to potential employers. For the professions like truckers, for instance, basic English should be enough.
- Start searching for jobs you are interested at on-line at Canadian job boards and apply with your resume in English/French and Cover Letter, explaining that you are not in Canada and will need an employer to provide you with job offer and LMIA.
- Search for employers at smaller rural cities of Canada, where there is a great labor shortage and cold winter conditions. (You can try searching in warmer and bigger cities, but as you can imagine, the process will take way longer, since such cities do not have labor shortage).
- Do not expect results overnight. Be patient and apply everywhere you can. Give yourself a month at least.
- If your English/French is not so good, start attending courses that prepare you for IELTS/TEF. Do no take just a random English/French teacher. You need to study specifically for the IELTS/TEF tests.
- Once you receive a job offer and your employer is ready to provide you with LMIA, 90 % of the hard work is done. After that, just follow requirements to obtain a working visa in Canada from your country and submit all necessary papers.
- If money is an issue, borrow from bank or anyone else. Once you get an official job offer and salary listed in it, you have a source of money to give your lenders back when you start working in Canada.
You won’t believe how many people found employment in Canada this way. Among them are: butchers, servers, truckers, receptions in the hotels, farmers, gardeners, nannies.
All those jobs that Canadian people are not really willing to do. Just stick to search in smaller rural communities to land a job faster