What you should know about finding a job in Canada
We have been getting a lot of inquiries about working/finding employment in Canada and getting a work permit.
Foreign workers can work in Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. It is no easy task to find a job in Canada, but if you dare to go down this difficult path, here are some tips to guide you.
1. Find an employer
This is the hard part.
Employers often prefer to hire from within Canada and hire immigrants who already have the necessary approvals to work. This is because to get a work permit for foreign workers, employers will need to pay at least $1000 per worker to secure a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from the government. This process takes time and money and as a result, employers are not too eager to do this. Employers must also prove they have exhausted all options of finding workers in Canada.
2. Apply for Job
There are popular job boards like Indeed, Workopolis, Canada job bank and Saskjobs that have thousands of jobs across Canada. We also offer an Employment Sourcing Service – contact us for info today!
3. Apply for a Work Permit
Work permits can be open (work for any employer) or closed (work for the specific employer). Work permits are granted by IRCC and can be denied despite having a valid job offer/LMIA.
There may be employers willing to go through the onerous LMIA process to find hire workers with highly specialized technical skills or to fill entry-level positions where there is a shortage of workers in Canada (eg. food services, truck drivers) but these are not easy to find. Therefore, beware when you come across posts or ads wanting a slew of workers in numerous fields, some of these are often scams.
Always do your research and seek professional advice where possible. If something seems too good to be true, it usually is.
Network within various circles and be open to going anywhere in Canada – this could mean small isolated areas where no one wants to go.
Finally, it is illegal to pay anyone – whether an employer or agency – for a job in Canada. if you have to pay there is always something else happening that you are not privy to, so be careful.
To learn more, contact us!
The Team at Northern Connections Canada Immigration