More than likely you’ll be applying for a job in Canada, either before you apply for a permit, or when you land. Check with us before you start a job search. You may need to be located in a certain province/community to be eligible for an immigration program that is advantageous for a future permanent resident application.
There are many ways to look for jobs, such as:
- research companies where you want to work
- check the company website for openings
- contact employers directly to ask if they are interested in hiring someone with your skills
Above all – sell yourself – because this might be the only time the employer has to listen to your pitch.
According to Forbes Magazine,
‘Think of “you” as a superhero version of yourself. Make a list of your best qualities. Dress the way SuperYou would dress. Talk the way SuperYou would talk. Be SuperYou. Role play. It’s a part. Experiment. This is play.’
many jobs aren’t advertised
- ask family and friends if they know about open positions
- advertise your skills on social media
- learn about jobs by speaking to people in your industry
Apply for jobs
Once you find a job you’re interested in, you’ll usually need to apply by sending your
- cover letter, which is a short description of what makes you right for the job, and speaks directly to the position you are applying for
- résumé, which is also known as a “curriculum vitae” or a C.V.
The Hidden Job Market
It’s easier to find a job if you have a set network of contacts. Networking helps tremendously when you search for jobs in Canada’s hidden job market.