Finding work in Canada after attaining your permanent residency and immigration can be challenging and getting Canadian work experience is usually essential for new comers.
To improve your chances of finding a relevant job, it is important to network with people in the same field as you, and with other Canadians from your country of origin.
Most employers will be particularly interested in your ability to work effectively in English or French, so improving your language skills improves your chances of getting a Job. It is also important to understand the work culture in Canada, as every workplace has its own culture, and they all fit within the Canadian expectations of work.
Based on the trade or profession in your country of origin, it is very important that you find out what additional skills are required for you to do a similar work in Canada. Most trades and professions are regulated provincially or territorially in Canada. Depending on the institution where you studied, your training and education may or may not fully qualify you for Canadian accreditation.
Whenever people move their base through the Canada immigration process, the key aspect is about establishing yourself and your career once you arrive in Canada. The requirement of an individual is just not any work but want to find work in Canada related to your education, training, and experience.
To obtain that first job in Canada, you will need to know:
1. Which Canadian employers are hiring – There are plenty of Canadian employers offering good opportunities. Each day numerous Canadian job postings go unfilled.
2. How to have your educational and training credentials recognized – There are a number of credential assessment services in Canada. For a fee, these agencies will provide expert advice on how your qualifications compare to credentials obtained in Canada. The assessment bodies are listed below:
· International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -Alberta,
· International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) -British Columbia,
· Academic Credentials Assessment Service (ACAS) – Manitoba,
· International Qualifications Assessment Service – Northwest Territory,
· World Education Services-Canada (WES Canada)- Ontario
· Centre d’expertise sur les formations acquises hors du Québec (CEFAHQ)- Quebec
· International Qualifications Assessment Service- Saskatchewan
· Comparative Education Service (CES)- University of Toronto
· International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) –Ontario AgriCentre
· Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE) –Engineering International-Education Assessment Program (EIEAP)
3. Understand the Canadian Labour Market – All developed and progressive countries follow Labour laws and standards, Canada has legislated Labour Standards that establishes the requirements that must be followed by Canadian employers in their conduct with employees. The basic purpose of the standards is to ensure that employees work in an environment that is safe and follows equality and meets the needs of the employees.
4. How to write a resume for a Canadian employer- Employers in Canada expect your resume to be as per specific Canadian standards
5. How will the resume reach the interested employers – There are many agencies in Canada to assist newcomers and some of them provide employment assistance.
AKKAM Immigration and Allied Services is now offering the tools to start your search for a Canadian job well before you reach the country after you attain your Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa.