Immigrating To Canada For Work


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Each year Canada accepts a number of immigrants from abroad to work in Canada.

You will need to find out if you qualify, and what steps to follow in order to apply. We provide some of the basic information here.

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Immigrating To Canada For Work

  1. 1. Employee & Job-Seeker Tip <br />IMMIGRATING TO <br />CANADA<br />FOR<br />WORK<br /> Mark Swartz, <br /> Career Coach<br />
  2. 2. 1<br />.<br />THE BASICS<br />OF IMMIGRATING TO<br />CANADA FOR WORK<br />
  3. 3. 1.1 INTRODUCTION: IMMIGRATING TO CANADA<br />FOR WORK<br /><ul><li>There are two main paths to seek employment in Canada as an immigrant. One is to obtain a Permanent Residence Visa. The other is to come to Canada on a Temporary Work Permit
  4. 4. Each year Canada permits around 250,000 immigrants to enter Canada as permanent residents. Another 180,000 or so come in as temporary foreign workers, and about 70,000 as students. The majority of permanent resident immigrants are accepted on one of the economic categories of immigration, though many come in as family members, and some as refugees</li></li></ul><li>1.2 ELIGIBILITY: IMMIGRATING TO CANADA<br />FOR WORK<br /><ul><li>It can be difficult to figure out if you are eligible to immigrate to Canada or to qualify for a work permit. For instance, some programs require you to have a job offer in hand before you arrive here. Others are more flexible. Certain programs are offered at the provincial government level. Others are processed by the federal government
  5. 5. Contact your local Canadian embassy, consulate, high commissions or trade office, or Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration website, for more details
  6. 6. Also consult’s A Guide to Canadian Immigration </li></li></ul><li>2<br />.<br />LEVERAGE<br />YOUR<br />LANGUAGE SKILLS<br />
  7. 7. 2. LEVERAGE YOUR LANGUAGE SKILLS<br /><ul><li> Canada is officially a bilingual country. English and French are the two primary languages. However you do not need to be bilingual in order to immigrate here (if you are, it may help your chances of securing employment). It can also work in your favour to find employers in Canada where your native languages are considered valuableCanadians! Flaunt Your Fluency! </li></ul>Leverage Your Languages to Get the Job<br />
  8. 8. 3<br />.<br />GET YOUR <br />CREDENTIALS <br />RECOGNIZED IN CANADA<br />
  9. 9. 3. GET YOUR CREDENTIALS RECOGNIZED <br />IN CANADA<br /><ul><li> Please Note: your international credentials are not always immediately valid in Canada
  10. 10. This means that if you are a teacher, pipe fitter, engineer, nurse, other professional or tradesperson from abroad, you may have to do upgrading and have your credentials evaluated by an authorized Canadian service before they are accepted here</li></li></ul><li>more on this topic:<br />Immigrating To Canada For Work<br />more career advice:<br /><br />join us on:<br />