According to The Daily’s analysis of Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey (LFS), employment increased by 40,000 in May, setting a new record low for the unemployment rate of 5.1 per cent.
The increased employment rate was brought on by young people and women in the middle age bracket working full-time in a variety of industries, with Alberta having the highest concentration.
The unemployment rate is expected to increase going forward from this point on into June and July of this year. To secure a long-term sustainable future for themselves, foreign nationals who want to immigrate to Canada can bravely take the leap of faith and begin looking for a job in Canada.
In this article, we walk you through the procedures for looking for a job in Canada, the conventions of the Canadian workplace, and the qualifications needed to apply for a work permit.
If you want to live and work in Canada, regardless of whether you are a citizen, a permanent resident, or just a visitor, you must obtain a Social Insurance Number (SIN). You will be given a SIN, which is a nine-digit number, to gain access to vital resources like government programmes and benefits.
Even without a job in Canada, finding a job can be difficult. We have created a thorough breakdown of all the steps involved in the process because we are aware of this. Would you like us to walk you through the steps of where to begin before you set out on your journey to apply for a work permit in Canada?
Where to Find Your Resources Is Step 1.
For immigrants who need assistance finding their way to a job in Canada, Canada has a wealth of resources available. As a starting point, we provide the following examples:
Service Providers for Immigrants
We strongly advise foreign nationals to use these organisations because they are aware of the requirements of the Canadian workplace. You can anticipate help with resume preparation, job-specific training, and any other information you might require for the position you’re applying for.
Check out the Government of Canada Jobs and Job Bank.
Please feel free to browse Job Bank and the Government of Canada Jobs, which are the official websites for Canadian businesses that post jobs intended for immigrants seeking to live and work in Canada. The advertised positions can at most be filled by local Canadian citizens. Employers will therefore advertise jobs externally so that potential foreign applicants with the necessary skills can apply.
Locate Your Local Service in Canada
Obtaining a work permit, learning about student employment, job postings, government contracts, and other information that is essential to your job search are all provided by Service Canada.
You are encouraged to always conduct in-depth research on the employment opportunities and cost of living within that province or territory as each Canadian province has its distinct challenges. Because every province is unique, its standards and procedures must be followed. Before deciding to settle in Canada, it is crucial to visit the province or territory’s website.
Step 2: Select Your Province or Territory, Look for Jobs, and Apply
The next step would be to research the company where you plan to work at since you may already have an idea of the province or territory you would like to work in.
We advise potential candidates to:
- Make sure the designated employer is operating a legitimate business by double-checking the legitimacy of the website and the Canadian employers who are hiring immigrants.
- If at all possible, participate in networking events where you can meet potential employers and go over the requirements and expectations of your position.
- Check out employment agencies to assist in confirming the validity of the positions you are applying for.
- Word-of-mouth: The obvious approach is to request that friends and family forward any information they may have regarding potential job openings. You might also want to find out the company’s reputation.
We advise prospective applicants to:
- Offer a cover letter that persuades the employer of your qualifications for the position.
- Describe your résumé
- Before applying, make sure you have the support systems in place to help you create your resume and cover letter.
- Being well-prepared will give you the best chance to impress during the interview.
Step 3: Obtain the Required Work Experience
It is wise to acquire the required work experience and learn more about Canadian workplace norms and culture. Naturally, not everyone will be able to do this, especially if they are applying from outside their home country.
In this case, you ought to have accumulated enough work experience in your home country so that, thanks to your prior exposure, you can naturally adapt to the working culture when you land a job in Canada.
Step 4; Know your employee rights.
Before beginning to live and work in Canada, make sure you are familiar with all applicable provincial and federal labour laws and the terms of your work permit. It’s crucial to keep in mind the following advice if you’re a Canadian employee:
- In Canada, it is legal for you to join a labour union. In actuality, union dues will be taken out of your pay.
- If you feel that your employer or union has treated you unfairly, feel free to contact the ministry official responsible for managing labour issues in your province.
- To speak with a labour affairs officer, you can also call or go to the Service Canada Center.
- While you are still looking for work in Canada, you have the right to learn more about Employment Insurance (EI). The purpose of EI is to give you temporary financial support while you look for work.