Work In Canada: Where Do I Start?
I know, as an immigrant job seeker, if you want to work in Canada, your biggest obstacles are the following:
Confusion, fear, and overwhelm.
The information is out there, but it is confusing, it is overwhelming, and you are fearful that you might to the wrong thing and lose everything.
So, if you want to work in Canada, where should you start?
In this video, I will give away a plan, which you can find to find work in Canada.
Also – if you want hand-holding assistance from us, to work in Canada, look for a link below.
There you can fill out a free questionnaire, so we can review your details and get to you with the best recommendations on how we can assist.
The best way to find work in Canada, is to have a plan.
This is a proper plan which helps you through the overwhelming processes, step by step.
In this plan, you can take the steps with confidence, make progress, and be able to measure that progress.
You can see a visual representation of that plan here.
The Canadian immigration system is very complex and I am not an immigration adviser, and cannot give you immigration advice.
But, if you simplify the whole immigration system which can be found online, it comes down to this:
– You can qualify for residence in Canada – in various ways and programs, and enter Canada, and then find a job.
– Or, you can enter Canada on a work visa, which is called the job seeker pathway, once you get a job offer from a Canadian employer.
In any way, you need a job.
So, where do you start?
Step 1 – Check Your Eligibility To Work In Canada or Enter Canada in Any of The Immigration Programs
Do not do anything, until you have checked your eligibility to enter Canada.
This will be your roadmap and will tell you exactly what you need to do first, next and how.
Getting a full, written eligibility assessment from a licensed immigration adviser is the best way to find out what you are eligible for.
If you look below this video, there is a link to a licensed immigration adviser, who you can approach free – who can get you this eligibility check.
Then, you will know what the next step is.
Eligibility is absolutely crucially important.
It will not only tell you what next steps to take, it will also reveal which jobs you can/should pursue, -your job targets to work in Canada, and also which employers you can/should work with. They will become your employer targets.
This will make your job search to work in Canada so much easier!
Do not start looking for work in Canada, until you have done an eligibility assessment.
Then, take the next step.
Step 2 – Skills Assessments, Qualification Accreditation and Occupational Registrations
Your eligibility assessment will tell you if you need to do a skills assessment if you need to have your qualifications checked, and if you should undertake an occupational registration, e.g. teachers, nurses, electricians, etc.
It will also indicate where that assessment should be done and how.
So, again, without checking eligibility, step 2 is not clear.
Can you see how important eligibility is?
Once you have completed this step, move on to step 3.
Step 3 – Document Readiness To Work in Canada
You will obviously need certain documents for your immigration journey and to work in Canada.
Your eligibility assessment and which visa or residence pathway you qualify for, will make this clear.
These can include birth certificates, marriage certificates, police criminal record checks, degree transcripts, English language tests, and many more.
Different visas and residence pathways require different documents to be gathered.
You will not know which documents you need to gather to work in Canada until you have done your eligibility assessment.
Again, see how important an eligibility assessment is?
As I said, it is your plan – your roadmap.
Step 4 – Job Search To Work in Canada
Now you can start your job search and find work in Canada.
You will now have 2 important things – from your eligibility assessment:
#1 – Job targets – the exact jobs which you should target, in the form of an occupational classification Code, or NOC code. This way, you can also search for exact recruiters who find candidates for these kinds of jobs, they are called specialist recruiters.
You should only search for these jobs if your eligibility assessment advises you to do so.
And it will be clear now which jobs you need to research, finding what they require so that you can match it in a CV and profile.
It will greatly increase your chances to find a job and work in Canada if you have this clarity.
#2 – Employer targets– the exact employers you should target. For example, depending on which visa or residence program you qualify for, you might only work with certain employers who are sponsors or can be approved as sponsors. If this is the case, you should avoid other employers.
The eligibility assessment will make it clear which employers to target.
If you don’t know how to find these employers, this is what we do for our VIP members, we find employers for them, and then we hold their hand until they find their job offer. Look for a link below this video, if you are considering our assistance with this.
And once you know who the employers are to work with, you can devise some proper tools and strategies to reach them directly, without the need to apply to job ads online.
Step 5 – Apply For a Visa Once You Have a Job Offer
If you are on the job seeker pathway, you can apply for your work visa, once you have a relevant job offer.
You can get assistance from a licensed immigration adviser to do this.
Step 6 – Permanency
Always check that you can gain permanency with your eligibility assessment.
Work visas are temporary and you always need to make sure that the job which you can get a visa for, can lead to residence or permanency in Canada, should you want to stay.
That is why eligibility assessments are so important – right at the beginning.
If you only want to work in Canada temporarily, it is another case.
I hope this video was helpful.
If you follow these 6 steps, you will find it less overwhelming, confusing, and scary.
You will have a proper plan to work in Canada and can proceed with confidence and clear steps.
Here you can fill out a free questionnaire, so we can review your details and get to you with the best recommendations on how we can assist.
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