Finding work in Canada

Discussion of the process and requirements of finding an offer of employment in Canada.

Finding work in Canada

Postby Andrew on Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:29 am

For Canadians and for those seeking work in Canada from abroad, the process of finding employment is fundamentally the same. Such individuals must seek out employers who are a good match for their skills, determine the availability of positions that they are currently recruiting for, and/or contact the employer to propose their candidacy. Remember, in many cases, the positions filled by Canadian employers may not be advertised; companies may rely on resources that are available prior to engaging in outside advertising.

There are a number of useful mechanisms for finding work in Canada. Certainly, for those who are outside of the country, online resources such as monster.ca, workopolis.com, working.com and numerous others are a good resource. These tools allow individuals to review positions being advertised and to respond to such. Many employers are not intimately familiar with the processes for hiring a foreign worker, so some familiarization on your part will help. Canadian employers - as a general rule - will prefer to hire Canadians if possible, as it makes things simpler for them. When a recruiting need cannot be filled within Canada, then Canadian employers must look beyond these borders.

For a foreign national seeking employment in Canada, it is important to adopt the norms for Canadian job seekers. Strategies that may be highly effective in one country could be frowned upon by employers here. It is important to stand out, but in a positive way. The style of your résumé, the manner of communication, and interview strategies need to be adopted to the styles that Canadian hiring managers are accustomed to.
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Re: Finding work in Canada

Postby nenegay on Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:51 am

sir i would like to ask wha if ur husband had already have a working visa valid for three years and a multiple entry since July of this year and haven't started work yet in canada and still here in UAE is it okay for a spouse to apply a visa under his sponsorship? for in the first place he didn't include my application when he applied last june for the possibility of refusal...can u please clear me up about such case sir? thank you
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Re: Finding work in Canada

Postby Andrew on Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:43 pm

I approved this post but it is really a question of immigration, not employment. This forum is specifically for offering advice on how to find work in Canada.
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Re: Finding work in Canada

Postby brandon on Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:04 pm

Are there any resources available online that provide a list of employers who are willing to and do hire foreign workers?

If not, what is the best way to find at least what sectors are most likely to get a favorable LMO?
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Re: Finding work in Canada

Postby nenegay on Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:50 am

still, thank you for the response
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Re: Finding work in Canada

Postby Andrew on Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:51 am

hi Brandon:
There are no lists that I am aware of. Most employers, when made to understand the rules, do not object to hiring foreign workers. The problem is almost all employers have no idea what the rules are for Temporary Work Permits and other permits.

Some companies already have the LMO completed before they even start their search for a candidate. This is because they know they are going to have a hard time finding a candidate for that position within the country.

There is an NOC list with 38 categories that are in big demand in Canada right now. If you send me an email, I can forward that list to you.

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Re: Finding work in Canada

Postby Hafizulla khan on Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:48 am

Hello and thanks for having this usefull page and services.

I am Indian citizen and searching job in canada with help of agents.kindly let me which type of precuation should i take before coming there. kinldy reply.
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Re: Finding work in Canada

Postby Andrew on Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:40 pm

Hello Hafizulla:

I am not sure what you mean by precaution? Do you mean what kind of precaution you should take with agents, or just coming to Canada in general?

One must be very careful of agents. Many will tell you they are doing much for you but they are in fact doing nothing. Have you hired these agents, or are they Placement agencies that you have just sent your CV too?

With Regards,

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Re: Finding work in Canada

Postby gurpreet_singh1009 on Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:20 am

Hello Sir,

I am indian Citizen, i want to come to Canada and work. Please tell me where i give my CV. so that companies can see my CV and contact me.
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Re: Finding work in Canada

Postby Andrew on Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:05 pm

There are a a few useful sites to post your CV on; Monster.ca, and Workopolis.com.

Once you register with these sites, they allow you to post your CV so potential employers can view them.

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Re: Finding work in Canada

Postby anzhu2001 on Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:19 pm

Sir, How can i find a Canadian Employer who has approved LMO and like to recruit foreign worker? And do you think it is possible that I can find a god job without agency's help. You know ,sometimes the information from the agency is not genuine.
Thank you for your help in advance.
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Re: Finding work in Canada

Postby Andrew on Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:44 pm

It is hard to find an employer with approved LMO's, but it can be done. You have to be very careful with agencies, whether you have paid them or not, because many will simply not do the work for you.

As for the LMO. this will largely depend on what your vocation is. There are a number of positions in Canada that cannot be filled right now because there is no one to fill them here. In those cases, an LMO can be processed quickly.

If you email me with your CV and an introduction of yourself I may be able to advise further.

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Re: Finding work in Canada

Postby vin on Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:11 pm

Hi

i'm in canada on student visa, looking for job.
i am eligible for the job, the companies mention the employee should have proper work documentation/work permit.

if i need to apply for job, they need work permit,
if i need to apply for work permit they need job offer document...

i heard that some companies hire and also sponsor for the work permit on behalf of their employee... Are there any resource online to find such companies?

Are there any resources available online that provide a list of employers who are willing to and do hire also sponsor work visa ?

Thank you.
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Re: Finding work in Canada

Postby sudip on Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:12 pm

HELLOW SIR.....
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I WANT TO GO IN CANADA FOR SERVICE AS A INDIAN COOK. SO PLEASE TELL ME HOW TYPE I FOUND MY BEST WAY?
PLEASE HELP ME SIR,GIVE ME A CHANCE TO SERVE ANY HOTEL OR RESTAURENT OR ANY CATRING MANAGEMENT..........
I WAITING FOR YOUR FEEDBACK....
YOURS FAITHFULLY....
SUDIP MONDAL.
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Re: Finding work in Canada

Postby Roberto on Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:29 pm

Sir Andrew....can this forum help me to find employer? ived try to look at many sites but aint lucky to find one,i' so desperate looking job in Canada,i have twoo sisters who's working in Alberta.
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