One of the the most difficult parts about moving to Canada is finding jobs. It can be a slow process, requiring a lot of perseverance, patience and determination. This section is aimed at providing you with a general overview of the different types of jobs in Canada, as well as tips (provided by locals and newcomers) on how to best go about finding jobs in Canada
The most important tip we can give you is that in Canada, it is all about who you know. You are more likely to be considered for a job if you are referred by someone already working within the company. Networking is key. So what’s the best way to create a network of contacts if you’re new to a city? Start by building your contact base right away through volunteering, joining sports clubs, societies, and attending networking events. Attend Meet-ups and Networking Events.
We at Moving2Canada have established a large and growing network of contacts at several companies within a wide range of industries. Furthermore, through our contacts we get access to some positions that have not yet been advertised publicly.
We cannot stress enough the importance of having a well-prepared (this means no spelling or grammar mistakes) resume that sells you to potential employers. Ensure that you have your resume proofread by peers and follow all the resume tips that we offer. Do not underestimate the power of a great resume.
So if you’re coming to Canada and looking for work, drop us an email with your resume at email@example.com – we will try our best to link you up with the local contacts we have who are working in your field. However, please ensure that you have updated your resume and followed all of the tips provided in this section before sending it to us. We want to help you, but only after you have helped yourself.
If you have any effective job hunting tips, please feel free to share them with us and help others increase their chances of finding employment in Canada. Additionally, if your employer is hiring please ask them to contact us and we will put their job posting on this page for free.
Some useful resources:
Workopolis (National job board)
Monster (National job board)
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada job bank
Eluta (New jobs in Canada)
Federal Government job postings
Craigslist (Beware when using Craigslist and Kijiji: there are a lot of bogus job advertisements posted by people who will ask you to send them your resume only to turn around and sell your resume to recruiters)
Indeed (Job search sites crawler)
Wowjobs (Job search sites crawler)
@BestJobsInVan on Twitter
Working.com (Job postings in Vancouver Sun and Province newspapers)
Van Net Classified (Job postings in local papers)
BC Government job postings
University of British Columbia job postings