Finding a Job in Canada for Immigrants
One of the most often asked questions is how do I find a job in Canada? In fact many people ask us how they can secure a job here in Canada before starting the immigration process so that they'll have a job to go to as soon as they land in Canada.
Before we get into how you could go about doing that let's turn the tables around and look at this from the perspective of the owner of a Canadian company.
One day he gets a resume and cover letter in the mail applying for a position available at the company. The cover letter further goes on to state that the applicant isn't currently living in Canada but is planning to apply for immigration shortly and would like a job offer from the company.
Now picture yourself as the owner of the company. You're thinking great.... I'm going to offer this person a job even though I don't know when they're going to apply for Canadian immigration. If they actually do apply for immigration to Canada, I'm not the slightest bit sure that they're even going to be here by the end of this year or the next, if they make it at all.
You are basically expecting a person to choose an uncertain, undecided potential worker over the hundreds of applicants he has to choose from locally.
I'm sure you'd agree that going about looking for a job in Canada before you even immigrate is futile and a waste of time.
One of the exceptions to this rule would be if you had a PhD or other invaluable experience in a very specialized field, and that because of the extremely specialized nature of your work, local Canadian talent would be hard to come by. In cases such as these, get in touch with us and we should be able to expedite the entire immigration process for you. (1-604-925-9326).
So what does one do?
Well, not absolutely nothing.
If..... as is the case with most skilled workers, you want to find a job before landing in Canada and you cannot find a job before starting the process, then you can still act to mitigate as much risk as possible, by applying for jobs much later in the process.
That doesn't mean you shouldn't do some research about the economic atmosphere in Canada, and about the industry that you work in right now of course.
Start the immigration process first and then apply for a job when the immigration process is close to complete. We will tell you that there should now only be 2 to 3 months or more before your permanent resident visa's are issued and it should be at this time that you start to look for a job in Canada.
Why don't you take your first step now by filling out a free assessment?
Once you've done that, take a look at this page, which will give you a brief overview of British Columbia's economy.
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