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How to Get a Job in Canada from India in 2023?
For the immigrants who are looking to find a job in Canada, but are not sure how to do it, this is the right place for you. In this article, we will help you learn about job search skills, Canadian workplace, and the answer to your question on how to get a job in Canada.
The major requirement to be able to get a job in Canada is to have a Social Insurance Number (SIN). So, you have to make sure as soon as lands in Canada, you apply for your SIN.
What are the various ways to apply for a job in Canada?
In order to get a job in Canada, you can use the help of the following resources that can provide with all the information required that can assist in your search for the job:
- Immigrant-serving organizations - These organizations offer the applicants various services like resume writing workshops, job search training sessions and other services that can help you find the desirable job
- Job Bank - After the candidate has a valid express entry profile, they are able to create an account in the Job bank. It offers free information on occupations and careers about working in Canada like Main duties, Wage, Jobs, Employment trends and Educational requirements
- Service Canada - It is one of a major platform that has important information about job searching
- Candidate’s Province’s or Territory’s website for newcomers
How to find a job in Canada from India?
Now, on how to search for a job in Canada, you can follow some of the below-mentioned points that can assist in finding a job in the country:
- You browse the job search websites and classifieds sections of newspapaer to see which companies are hiring like >Job Bank has nearly 2,000 new jobs posted on daily basis and jobs.gc.ca has job postings for federal public services positions
- Use employment agencies’ services - like Service Canada can enlist you for government employment services and training help
- You can go to job-search fairs in the town or city you are residing, increasing your prospects of meeting an employer and discuss jobs
- Can ask your friends or family if they know about any job openings
Once you are able to get find the job that you were looking, you can apply for the position by submitting your:
- Cover Letter (Describing why you are best suited for this job)
- Resume (List of all your qualifications and work experience)
After submitting your Cover letter with the resume, the employer will decide whether to call you up for a job interview or not. Through a job interview, the employer is able to meet you face-to-face and asks you questions to check whether you are right-suited for the job. You will also be able to understand your job-duties and learn about the organizations to decide whether you want to work for them or not through this job interview.
If you are selected for the job, you will get a formal job-offer from your employer.
What are the ways of increasing your chances of getting a job in Canada?
In this segment, we will discuss what are the various methods that can help you increase your chance of getting a job in Canada.
Following are some of those major methods:
- Networking: For anyone, it is much easier to find a job if they have a network of set contacts. Networking allows the candidate to search for a job in wider aspects increasing their search area and assist in searching for jobs in Canada’s hidden job market.
- Volunteer Work: Doing volunteer work means that you perform the service willingly and without pay. With volunteer work, you will be able to get the following benefits:
- Get Canadian work experience
- Improve your language proficiency in either English or French
- Increase your network
- Show that you are willing to work hard
- Find someone who can reference for you
- Bridging Programs: Bridging programs are to assist internationally trained professionals and tradespeople, get a license or certificate thus getting integrated into the Canadian workplace. Some of the major services provided by the bridging programs are:
- Skills and Education assessment
- Workplace experience
- Help in exam preparation for license or certificate
- Language training
- Action and learning plans
- Alternative Jobs: While working in an alternative job, you will be able to learn about your profession or industry in Canada. You will also be able to get a license to work in a regulated occupation or trade.
- Federal Internship for Newcomers Program (FINP): This program is for the eligible Canadian citizens or permanent residents that allows them to get valuable temporary Canadian work experience and training
- Look for a Mentor: There are many Canadian professionals and business people that are giving free advice and coaching to newcomers. You can find someone to mentor you, through some of the following organizations:
- Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
- Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC)
- Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC)
- Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)
- Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)
What are the benefits of getting a job in Canada?
Working in Canada comes with its own perks. Following are some of the major benefits of working in Canada in 2023:
- The employers and the workers are protected by federal and provincial laws by setting Hours of work, Minimum wage levels, Health and safety standards, and Parental leave and Annual paid vacations.
- After you join a company in Canada, you have a right to join a labour union in Canada. You often have to join a union even if you don’t’ join them, Union fees will be deducted from your salary.
- In case you are not treated fairly by your employer or union, you can contact the office of a ministry in charge of labour in your province.
- Employment Insurance - If you become unemployed, then you get an Employment Insurance (EI). This insurance gives you short-term financial help while you work on upgrading your skills. EI benefits are also provided if you are:
- Sick, injured or in quarantine for health reasons
- Pregnant or caring for a newborn or adopted child
- Caring for a family member who is seriously ill with a high risk of death
- Canada Child Benefit (CCB)- It is a tax-free monthly payment that is given to eligible families to help them in the cost of raising children under 18 years of age. It might include child disability benefits and any related provincial and territorial programs.