Summary• Presentation of the country – Social Life – Economic Life• Student Life – Timetable – Student Unions• Internships – Presentation of your future job – Looking for job opportunities• Testimonials
SOCIAL LIFEDemography• 33 739 859 inhabitants in 2009• 55% English speaking and 25% French speakingDistribution ofcanadian populationaccording to their age
SOCIAL LIFEStudent population– 1 670 772 fulltime university students– Amongst these, 123 901 international students– Between 1990 and 2004, Canadian universities awarded 25% more undergraduate and graduate degrees.
ECONOMIC LIFE Cost of life Canada (canadian dollars per month) equvalence in euros France (euros per month) phone 30 20 30housing 500 for a 35m² 325 450 food 150 to 200 97 to 130 >200 Working population – Rate of employment : 63,3% in 2008 – Rate of unemployment : 8,4% in 2009 including 11,6% of people aged between 15 and 24
PRESENTATION OF YOUR FUTUR JOBWorking Hours :8 hours per day 40 hours per weekMinimum Wages :it depends on your provinceand territory.New Brunswick : $ 8,25 - € 5,04Ontario : $ 10,25– € 6,31
LOOKING FOR JOBS OPPORTUNITIESHow can you find a job?What do you need ? Your immigration statusYour residence visaYour Internships
Looking for jobs opportunities DO’S & DON’T DO’SApply for your permanent residence visa BEFORE applying for a jobStart applying only 1 to 12 weeks before a possible start datePrepare your CV in the Canadian style and short and clear coverletterProvide a Canadian postal address or mobile if it’s possibleHave copies of your residence visas and references available foremployers
Looking for jobs opportunities DO’S & DON’T DON’TDon’t expect everything to work like homeDon’t expect a job offer in the first weekDon’t « over negotiate » the contract with your firstemployer