Find a Job in Canada

How to Find a Job in Canada

Canada provides individuals seeking a new life a variety of opportunities to improve their profession or trade. Newly arrived immigrants or those planning to immigrate to Canada may have an easier time adjusting to the move by securing employment prior to relocating.

It can be daunting thinking about how to find a job in Canada while you are still located in you are home country. Our tips will provide you with the help you need to increase your chances of successfully gaining a job in your profession or trade in Canada


Update your Resume, Canada Style


Before you begin applying for employment in Canada, you need to review your resume and ensure it is up to date.

A poorly-written resume can turn off potential employers immediately, no matter how qualified you are in the field. An employer may read a poorly-written CV and put it down before ever reaching your qualifications and past employment.


Identify what job sectors are hiring in Canada


Canada needs specific workers to fill roles in certain job sectors. If you are trained or educated in one of these job sectors, it is far easier to get a position in Canada. Some of the in-demand job fields in Canada include:

  • IT
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Skilled Trades


Research employment/settlement agencies in Canada


Free services are available to help individuals immigrate to Canada. These employment and settlement agencies will help you locate a job and move to the country.

If you want to relocate to Canada and need some help, you may research employment and settlement agencies to get a clearer picture of what must be done to immigrate to the Great White North, and how to find a job in Canada.

Service Provider Organizations, also known as settlement or employment agencies, are funded by the Canadian government. Most are free to use, but some do charge a fee. These organizations provide services including:

  • Resume writing help and review
  • Language assessment
  • Language classes
  • Job search assistance
  • Interview practice


Be selective


You may have a strong desire to immigrate to Canada, but there is no point taking a job you don’t want with a company you are not very familiar with. It isn’t wise to mass email a large number of companies with the same CV.

One of the best ways to get a foot in the door is to cold call companies and chat to someone about potential job openings. Networking is one of the best ways to get to know people at companies you want to work for. This is often more effective to get your foot in the door than simply sending out a resume.

Do some background checks on a company before applying for jobs. While most adverts are genuine there are some that are not.


Get references


If you work in one of the Canadian industries that is seeking employees in your home country already, you have an advantage over others wanting to immigrate to Canada.

A strong reference from your current or past employer will not only make you look like a powerful candidate, but it will show the company you hope to work for that you are a prized employee. Having references from past employers can go a long way to helping you land a job in Canada.


Consider taking a bridging program in Canada


A bridging program is for internationally trained professionals. The programs are provided by many of the universities in Canada. Bridging programs give professionals the opportunity to continue their education and grow their skills to fit the Canadian workforce’s needs.

If an industry requires licensing or credentials, then you will be able to find get the education needed to get the correct certification. Being a licensed professional is difficult regardless of the country. Bridging programs give new migrants the opportunity to acquire the skills needed and get closer to the qualifications an industry desires.

You can do a web search for, “province + bridging programs”, to find a list of Canadian universities and companies that offer bridging programs. Bridging programs are offered for a variety of professions.


Use social media


Websites like LinkedIn are great for networking with professionals. LinkedIn is your online resume tool and it allows companies from all over the world – including Canada – to search for individuals for job openings.

You can also follow people on LinkedIn who are in industries you want to work in. This could give you the opportunity to network with someone in your field.


Get accredited


The profession you work in may need to be accredited in Canada. This means you need to have the qualifications you earned in your country accredited to be used in the Great White North, allowing you to work.

If you work in teaching, finance, physiotherapy, nursing, or social work you may need additional accreditation of your qualifications.


Resources and Contacts


It isn’t easy to immigrate to Canada and it is important not to become discouraged at the first obstacle.

Use the resources available to you online that can help you learn more about immigrating to Canada. There are personal blogs, YouTube videos, and TED Talks online that can provide you with information.

You may even know other people who have immigrated to Canada. Never turn down advice from others. Millions of people who have immigrated to Canada have been in the same situation and every piece of information is useful in some way.


How we can help


Migration Consultant LLC is one of the Worlds leading Canada Immigration Agents, we have a dedicated recruitment team to help you find a job in Canada as part of your Canada Visa application.

Take a Free Visa Assessment to start the process of finding out more.

Safety Tips For Job Seekers In Canada


Safety and security are key factors when looking for jobs, whether this is in Canada, Australia or anywhere in the world. Emigrate Canada have tips to safeguard you and your personal information.

When applying for jobs or going for interviews always keep sensitive and personal information to yourself. Always keep your age, marital status, social security number and birthday to yourself, this does not need to be included on your resume.

If you are also worried about disclosing your address check out PO Box addresses that can be used instead. Never give out bank/credit card information, employers do not need this during the recruitment process or on any applications.

Your gut instinct is a natural sense that tells you that something is not right, if you get a bad feeling during applications or interviews then take note.

Jobs are not worth your safety or mental wellbeing, if you don’t like the area or the place of work is not well maintained keep this in mind as you may have to work late at night and leave on your own.

The good old saying “It’s too good to be true” if you see the perfect job and something just does not seem right or add up then normally it’s too good to be true! Research the company, website and find out as much information about the employer, look up job scams etc and ensure everything is legitimate before you even think of applying for the job.

Being in a new country and looking for work puts you in a vulnerable position, you knowing this will help you stay focused and not put yourself at risk with fraud and scams.

What is a Valid Canada Job offer for Express Entry?


For your job offer to be valid it needs to be:


  • full-time
  • a non-seasonal position,
  • at least one year duration,
  • in writing on company letterhead
  • must include your pay, your job duties, your hours of work and conditions
  • supported by a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).


Labor Market Impact Assessment


Claiming that you have a valid Job offer as part of your immigration process to Canada is not as simple as finding an employer to offer you a job. There are specific processes that employers must follow to validly offer a foreign worker a job under the immigration program.

One of these processes is to obtain a Labor Market Impact Assessment or LMIA. Not all jobs offered to foreigners need a LMIA but many do.

A LMIA is a document issued by the Canadian Government that allows a business to employ a worker who is not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. It shows that an employer has followed the required process of trying to find a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident to fill the vacant position, and has been unsuccessful.

LMIA’s take some time and hassle from your employer. However, the process is achievable and easy for local Canadian employers to overcome. It is designed to be a balance between an incentive to hire locally in Canada, and the obvious need to hire internationally due to Canada’s labor market shortage.

How long does a LMIA take?


It can take as little as 10 days for occupations of high need (such as skilled trades) and up to 30 days for other occupations.

Migration Consultant Alexander King
Migration Consultant at Migration Consultant LLC | Website

Alexander King is a leading authority in the field of migration, holding a prominent role as a Head of Compliance at Migration Consultant LLC ( With years of expertise under his belt, King has guided countless individuals and families on their journey to immigrating to Australia and Canada, shaping countless lives with his professional advice and in-depth knowledge of immigration law and procedures.

His profound understanding of the complexities of immigration coupled with his unparalleled skills in tackling these challenges has earned him a reputation as a trusted expert in his field. This expertise is shared in his groundbreaking book, "How to Immigrate to Canada," a comprehensive guide designed to streamline the process for those aspiring to call Canada their new home.

King's dedicated, compassionate approach to helping others stems from his own experiences. Born and raised in a multicultural community, he grew up witnessing the struggles and triumphs of people striving to start new lives in new countries. This drove his passion for guiding others through their immigration journey, a passion that he pours into his work and writing.

Authoring "How to Immigrate to Canada" has been an endeavor close to his heart. King hopes that through his words, he can demystify the often daunting process of immigration, making it accessible and achievable for everyone.