If you live outside Canada and you wish to migrate into Canada but you want to first get a job before you move, you are at the right place.
Reason being that in this article, we will walk you through the steps you should take to apply for jobs in Canada from your country. The process does not have to prove difficult at all. Also, people tend to get better at applying for jobs the more they do it. It’s like a sharpened skill.
Now, just before we go over to the main point of this article, if you are a foreigner living outside Canada, we recommend reading How To Get Jobs In Canada As A Foreigner.
Having cleared that out of the way, below are steps you should take to apply for jobs in Canada while still in your country.
Step 1. Get all the paperwork organized
Before you start with the paperworks, make sure that you are legally admissible into Canada. If you have a record of criminal activities, a disease or health condition that is a threat, or if you are a security threat, you will be deemed inadmissible into the country.
For this reason, we recommend taking the time to check www.immigration.ca for more reasons why an applicant might be inadmissible.
Another thing you should do is to check if the job you are applying for requires you to obtain a Work permit. Not all jobs in Canada require a Work Permit. Jobs like athletic jobs, emergency service workers, performing artists and government officials of foreign countries do not require the applicant to get a Work Permit. You should check out this post for a comprehensive list of the best Jobs in Canada that doesn’t require work permit.
To apply for Work Permit, you can visit www.cic.gc.ca and you will need to pay a fee of $155, that is if you want to apply online. To submit a paper application, visit the website for instructions.
After settling the Work Permit issue, you will need to apply for SIN (Social Insurance Number) if you don’t have. Usually, Canadians born in Canada have the SIN. This number is provided to your future employers. Immediately you arrive in Canada, you are to apply for an SIN.
Step 2. Write a Resume or CV (Curriculum Vitae)
In Canada, a Resume is called a CV. The ‘Curriculum Vitae’ is a 1 page short summary of your qualifications, education and work experiences. The CV is usually needed by many employers in Canada, so you should write and proofread it very well before submitting to a potential employer.
Step 3. Start searching for work
Think of companies and organisations in your field and do your research on them. Visit their websites to check if they are hiring and check details of how to apply if they are hiring.
Make sure the companies you are applying for are a good match for you and your skills. If you already live in Canada, go to job fairs where you will have opportunity to meet employers and discuss with them.
Use the Job Bank website to search for new job postings in your field. Job Bank has up to 2,000 new job postings every day. So it’s a fantastic place to start your search, visit www.jobbank.gc.ca to start.
Alternatively, simply enter a google search for best jobs In Canada and you may be amazed at what you can find.
You could also use the help of an employment agency to help you with finding a job as a foreigner. The Service Center Canada website at www.servicecanada.gc.ca has a list of employment agencies by the government that you can apply to.
Also, tell your friends and family to spread the word.
Step 4. Take your Application and Interview Process very seriously
Make sure that you write a cover letter that is exactly and straight to the point in at most one or two paragraphs. A cover letter lets the employer know why exactly you should be given the job.
Once you find a company that is willing to hire, make sure you fill out your application to the company with all accuracy, honesty and completely. Make sure your application is free of grammatical errors.
Also arrive early for your interview and dress formally. And make sure you follow up with the company after 3 days with an email.
In conclusion, follow the steps above to apply for Canadian jobs. Goodluck!