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  • Writer's pictureAlejandro Gonzalez

How to search for jobs in Canada?

Updated: Mar 23

If you plan to work in Canada, it’s a good idea to start looking for a job before moving.

Work visa for Canada
To work in Canada, you need a permit

As a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC), I am asked on a regular basis how to get employment in Canada.

You can use job search websites to find job openings in your field.

You can also network with people in your industry over LinkedIn or attend job fairs and recruitment events online.

Make sure your resume is updated and tailored to Canadian standards.

Why work in Canada?

There is a shortage of workers in areas such as:

  1. Agricultural workers.

  2. Food processors.

  3. Engineers in all disciplines.

  4. Teachers.

  5. Health professionals from all fields.

  6. Hospitality services workers.

  7. Banking services workers.

  8. Truck drivers.

  9. Wholesale and retail workers.

  10. Construction and trade workers.

A job in Canada might help you to be eligible to obtain permanent residency.

Of course, this depends on the type of job, the province of Canada where you will work, the length of work experience in that job in Canada, etc.

View of the city of Toronto from Lake Ontario.
Toronto Canada

What steps should you follow to work in Canada?

Step 1:

Make sure that your resume and cover letter are formatted according to the Canadian style in order to share them with potential employers.

The resume or curriculum from other countries does not work in the Canadian labor market. It would be best to have your Canadian-style resume; this helps you pass the (ATS) filter many employers use before offering a job.

How to work in Canada?
Job interview in Canada

What is the cover letter?

In this letter, you should attempt to convince the employer that you are the ideal candidate by citing a case you have had in your previous job and how you resolved it satisfactorily.

It would help if you did not mention that you need help to leave your home country or have absolutely no money.

Step 2:

We are listing the most important job websites from Canada, so draft your resume on in the account or profile section and start applying for jobs on the following websites:

You must prepare for your job interview in Canada
The selection process occurs online

Step 3:

After getting a genuine and legitimate job offer from a Canadian employer, we can help you apply for a work permit so you can come to Canada. Depending on the type of employment, you can bring your family.

Immigration consultation for Canada
Alejandro González, Canadian accredited immigration consultant

Attention, some regulated professions require an authorization license to be practiced, such: Engineering, health professions, education, lawyers, accountants, architects, and some construction trades, etc.

But don't be discouraged; you can apply for jobs like:

Engineer assistant.

Nursing assistant.

Classroom assistant for teachers and teachers.

Legal assistant.

Case Manager at non-profit organizations that provide housing, employment training, immigration assessments for newcomers, low economically disadvantaged people etc.

Cost estimator.


Computer programming.

Computer systems developers and programmers.

Software developers and programmers, design and engineers.

Web developers and programmers.


Wholesale and retail store workers.


We hope that this article has been helpful to you; if you want to talk to me to guide you through this process, write to me at 

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