Many immigrants dream of having a solid career abroad through a job opportunity in Canada. Known worldwide for receiving foreigners for study and work, the country has a policy that facilitates the entire migration process.
Overall, borders are always open to qualified professionals. But is getting a job in Canada as easy as it sounds? If you work in one of the areas considered to be in scarcity in the country, your chance increases greatly!
Currently, Canada has many job opportunities in fields such as nursing, engineering, mechanics, administration, IT, among others. All this to fill the deficit that the pandemic has caused the country.
At the same time, the Canadian government wants to spur population growth especially young people and wants to develop the country’s industry and innovation. The expectation is to receive more than 1.2 million new residents by 2023. Interested?
So, to clear up all your doubts, we have brought you a list of the best areas for employment in Canada and some more important tips for you to prepare yourself.
Which sectors offer the most jobs in Canada for immigrants?
In addition to quality of life, health, safety and stunning natural landscapes, Canada offers many job opportunities for foreigners. However, the country has a preference for qualified labor and opportunities for professionals who already speak English or French.
It is important to remember that each province in Canada has different demands for professionals and, for this reason, before starting to look for opportunities, it is good to do a search on the website of each region, to verify which areas offer jobs there.
Overall, there are some areas with the highest demand for employment in Canada:
- Information Technology;
- Hospitality and services.
Job opportunities range from a driver to data scientists and statisticians. To give you an idea, in September 2019 alone, the health, technology and social service sectors generated around 30,000 new jobs.
How to get a job in Canada?
Now that you know the areas with the highest demand, let’s talk about how to get a job in Canada. To make life easier for candidates and searches, the Canadian government itself has a specific website where you can find job opportunities in the federal government and with employers across the country.
On the page is a job bank and a tool called Job Alerts, a free email service that notifies you when there are new job postings. Amazing, no?
In addition to official government websites, there are other websites that can help with job searches in Canada:
- Eco Canada;
How can I work in Canada?
The Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a scheme targeted at Canadian employers who want to hire foreign workers. Here, the Canadian company makes a job offer and you earn the right to live in the country for a while.
The contractor must also prove to the government that there are no Canadian workers or permanent residents who can fill that vacancy destined for foreigners. In that case, you get a temporary residency visa and an open Employer-specific Work Permit, which is a specific contract work permit.
Express Entry is a Canadian government program that chooses eligible people to live in Canada. The system has made much of the admissions process less bureaucratic, in order to fill existing jobs in Canadian companies. To participate in the process, you need to be eligible for the program and follow a few steps to secure your spot.
Canada employment on the rise (2022)
According to Randstad, a Human Resources company in the country, there are 15 professions on the rise in Canada:
- Administrative assistant
- Customer Service Representative
- Sales Associate (seller)
- Driver (driver)
- Accounts Payable & Receivable Clerk (accounts payable and employee receivable)
- Registered Nurse (nurse)
- Project Manager (project manager)
- General Laborer (general worker)
- Welder (welder)
- Electrical Engineer (electrical engineer)
- Software Developer (Software developer)
- Merchandiser (merchant)
- Accountant (accountant)
- HR Manager (Human Resources Manager)
- Financial Advisor (financial advisor)
Is it possible to get a job in Canada while studying abroad?
It depends! You can only work and study in Canada if you take a vocational or higher education course. Exchange students who opt for language courses (English and French) cannot work while studying.
According to the Canadian government’s website, international students enrolled in vocational-level courses authorized to carry out activities on or off campus have work permits.
In addition, to work off-campus, a student must also meet all the requirements listed on the government website and be aware of the number of hours he can work per week.
Generally, the jobs that international students get in Canada are in the field of services, customer service and hospitality. Most of the vacancies are waiter, kitchen help, salesman in store, cashier in store or restaurant, barista in cafeteria, housekeeping in hotel, among others.
Co-op and Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)
These are the two available modalities of exchange in Canada with work. The most common basic prerequisites are:
- intermediate to advanced language proficiency, which must be proven by the TOEFL or IELTS (English) and TEF (for French) certificates;
- proof of completion of high school, and in some cases, a diploma and high school transcript are required;
- student visa;
- health insurance, which must be guaranteed before boarding, because foreign students are not entitled to free medical care;
- study permit, which is a document issued by the Canadian authorities authorizing entry into the education program in the country.
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