Finding a job can take time, and you need to be prepared to succeed in finding job. Having been accepted for to come to Canada does not guarantee a job in Canada in your own profession of any other profession.
Working in Canada web site can further help you prepare for the Canadian job market by producing a report based on your occupation and a location. It includes information about job descriptions, licensing and certification, wages, skill requirements, language training and job opportunities, and much more.
Education and work experience that you obtained in another country may not be equivalent to the standards established for Canadian professions and trades. You need to know how your credentials compare with those of someone trained in Canada for a similar job and the steps you need to take to qualify to work in Canada.
Click here to learn more about Foreign Credentials Recognition
Canada has two official languages: English and French.
Language skills in English or French are essential to your integration into the labour market in Canada. Lacking these skills is one of the largest barriers to full integration.
Most professions and trades require you to be fluent in English or French and to have a strong command of all work-related language. Being fluent in a language includes having the cultural knowledge to understand phrases or expressions used, some of which may be unique to Canada. In addition to continued language study and practice, look for bridging programs that offers both language training and work experience.
Click here to learn more about Language Instruction for Newcomers
Canadian work experience
Canadian employers, who often do not know how to assess education and work experience from other countries, may require or prefer you to have experience working in Canada. Getting that experience is one of the biggest challenges for newcomers.
Meeting people, getting advice, networking and volunteering are good ways to overcome this challenge, but it still may take time to get your first job in Canada.
Check the following website to learn more about Working in Canada:
- Regulatory bodies and apprenticeship authorities
- Immigrant Serving Organization
- Alternative jobs
- Volunteering in Canada
- Service Canada
Click here to learn more: Workbook-Planning to Work in Canada?