How to get a job offer and work permit in Canada.
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- Learn the basic of the work permit/ visa application process.
- Learn about the different Canadian Immigration Programs that foreign workers can apply to work in Canada.
- Learn how to research the Canadian Labor Market and the different tools available for foreign workers.
- Learn how to Implement job search strategies in order to increase their possibilities of getting a job in Canada
- Iniciate the steps to get licensed or upgrade your skills and start your job search.
- Learn how to assess their readiness for the Canadian Job Market.
- Learn how to effectively search for a job in Canada from abroad.
- Learn how to create a Canadian resume and cover letter.
- Learn how to get ready for an interview with a Canadian employer.
- You should be able to use a PC .You will need access to the internet and a printer.
- You will need to be able to speak English at the intermediate or Advanced level.
- You will need to have training, education and work experience.
- You will need to be able to use productivity software like Microsoft office and adobe PDF reader to create your resume.
This course has been developed to assist International trained workers like you to learn how you can become eligible to apply for a work permit and eventually for Canadian Permanent Residency via the Express Entry System under the different immigration programs available In Canada and what you will require in order to begin your application.
It also covers some resources like LinkedIn, Interviewing skills, Job search strategies, and Canadian Resume templates that are designed to assist professional immigrants to navigate the Canadian labor market and secure employment.
Checking other sources besides the Job Bank in Canada.
This course also prepares you for the settlement process, from getting your things across the border to finding a job in Canada.
During this course, we will review information such as:
Canada work permit eligibility,
Canada work visa cost,
temporary work permit Canada,
how to get a job offer from Canada to express entry,
job offer from a Canadian employer,
Canadian work permit with a job offer,
Post Graduate work permit,
the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program,
Labor market initial assessment (LMIA),
Openwork permit in Canada,
Canada work permit jobs,
NAFTA: Intra-companies transfers,
and much more...
You're going to get over 12 hours of video lectures, access to the recommended resources, our student discussion forum, and the ability to ask me any questions you may have as you progress through the course.
On top of all that, you get lifetime access.
In summary, this course is a good do it yourself guide for working and immigration to Canada.
By the end of this course, you will know some of the strategies and resources used in your immigration journey, job search in Canada, and how to integrate into the Canadian labor market and start your new life in the True North.
This course is taught by a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC).
- People who are thinking about immigrating to Canada.
- People who have already started the immigration process and want to prepare for the Canadian Job Market before they arrive.
- Immigrants to Canada that want to reach better job opportunities.
- People that want to get a job in Canada.
- People that want to learn how to get a work permit in Canada.
In this lecture, we will introduce the scope of the course and some information about the instructor.
In Canada there are four categories of immigrants: family class (closely related persons of Canadian residents living in Canada), economic immigrants (skilled workers and business people), other (people accepted as immigrants for humanitarian or compassionate reasons) and refugees (people who are escaping persecution, torture or cruel and unusual punishment)
Most of the Canadian public, as well as the major political parties, support either sustaining or increasing the current level of immigration.
In this lecture will be examining the Canadian immigration system and the different programs available to potential Immigrants.
Canada is known for its diversity, inclusive values, and high standard of living is internationally recognized as one of the best countries to live in.
In this lecture, we will review the main reasons why people around the world choose Canada as their destination for immigration purposes.
In this lecture, we will learn about some interesting tools available on our Blog. These tools can help you get a better idea of how to start your immigration plan in order to move to Canada.
Where is the best place to live in Canada?
One way to find out is to follow Money Sense magazine, which analyzes data for 100+ communities to discover the very best places to live in Canada. This is updated once a year.
Another way is to do our research by using tools that provide suggestions based on your occupation and Labor Market conditions.
In this lecture, we will explore both choices so you can decide on the best place for your immigration plans and your career in Canada.
In this lecture you will learn how to find the NOC of your profession or occupation in Canada, so you can understand how your work experience from your home country compares to the duties, employment requirements as well as job titles in Canada.
When reviewing the potential occupations, the accompanying education, primary duties, and employment requirements should also correspond to the job performed.
The hidden job market is a term used to describe jobs that aren't posted online or advertised in any other way. This job market might be “hidden,” but it is possible for you to find out about these jobs.
Many employers choose to use the hidden job market to avoid the lengthy and expensive process of open online applications. Instead of posting a job opening, some employers will choose alternatives such as hiring internally, going through a recruiting firm, using headhunters, and relying on referrals.
In this lecture, we will explore the different ways to tap the Canadian hidden job market.
Canadian Workplace Culture
Every culture has its own norms, including workplace culture. In a Canadian workplace, communication and behavior may be different than your previous workplaces.
Expectations and roles of employees
Be punctual (be prepared to start on time).
Know your roles and responsibilities.
Fulfill your duties and responsibilities.
Work both independently and as a team member.
Make suggestions and ask questions.
Be able to work well with others (teamwork).
Individualism and self-reliance
Canadian culture can be highly individualistic. Therefore, you may encounter:
Independent decision-making rather than group consultation
Rules and procedures that are emphasized more than relationships
Looser and less permanent relationships between people, compared to other cultures
Performance assessment on an individual basis, rather than as team member
Direct praise and criticism
Work and time
The Canadian approach to work and time may be unfamiliar to you. Typical Canadian attitudes toward work and time include:
A strong division between home life and work-life
An emphasis on deadlines rather than on relationships
An emphasis on punctuality and “getting down to business” rather than on building relationships
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In this lecture, we will review the most important definitions and suggestions in learning the Canadian Workplace Culture.
A resume is a document used by job applicants to present their backgrounds and skills. Resumes can be used for a variety of reasons, but most often they are used to secure new employment. The resume is usually one of the first items, along with a cover letter and sometimes an application for employment, which a potential employer sees regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview.
A resume is a marketing tool in which the content should be adapted to suit each individual job application or application aimed at a particular industry or field. Together with a cover letter and letter of reference, constitute a fundamental part of your job search portfolio of tools.
In this lecture, we will explore the importance and best practices of preparing Canadian resumes, cover letters, and Reference Letters, and some templates and online tools will be provided for your study, so you can prepare the ideal Canadian Employment search Portfolio, that later you can tailor for your job applications.
An online interview is an online research method conducted using computer-mediated communication (CMC), such as instant messaging, email, or video. Online interviews require different ethical considerations, sampling, and rapport than practices found in traditional face-to-face (F2F) interviews.
There's more than one kind of online interview. In addition to the live, two-way interview, which replicates the face-to-face experience on screen, some employers are also using "one-way" video interviews, where job seekers are e-mailed a video link and use their webcams to record a response.
In this lecture, we will review some recommendations for online interviews and some recommended resources for you to check.
Optimizing a job search helps job seekers attract prospective employers and jobs in Canada. Take advantage of tools and resources mention in this section to get more employer responses and interviews.
Pay attention to your resume and Linked In profile. The job seeker may post a resume, video, presentation, and/or link to published articles and recommendations.
In this lecture, we will learn about some recommended tools and ideas about optimizing your job search in Canada.
A job board is a website that facilitates job hunting and range from large scale generalist sites to niche job boards for job categories such as engineering, legal, insurance, social work, teaching, mobile app development as well as cross-sector categories such as green jobs, ethical jobs, and seasonal jobs.
Users can typically deposit their résumés and submit them to potential employers and recruiters for review, while employers and recruiters can post job ads and search for potential employees.
In this lecture, we will review the most popular job boards used in Canada by job seekers.
LinkedIn is a business- and employment-oriented social networking service that operates via websites and mobile apps. It is mainly used for professional networking, including employers posting jobs and job seekers posting their CVs.
LinkedIn allows members (both workers and employers) to create profiles and "connections" to each other in an online social network which may represent real-world professional relationships.
Members can invite anyone (whether an existing member or not) to become a connection.
In this lecture, we will learn about this Social Media site and how to use it as part of our strategy.
What is Magnet?
Magnet is a not-for-profit social initiative co-founded in 2014 by Ryerson University and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.
Using Magnet as part of your job search strategy is a must.
In this lecture, we will learn about Magnet and how you can use it in your job search strategy.
In order to work in Canada on a temporary basis, most foreign workers require a work permit. For foreign workers, an offer of employment from a Canadian employer is usually required before the worker may be granted a Temporary Work Permit.
In this lecture, we will learn what is a work permit and how you can find out if you are eligible to get one.
Employers can hire temporary workers through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) or the International Mobility Program (IMP).
The TFWP lets employers hire temporary workers to fill temporary labor and skill shortages. You will need a document from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Canada stating that you can hire a temporary worker. This is known as a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
In this lecture, we will review the process of getting an LMIA and other important information for employers.
The Job Offer Letter. A job offer letter is a document that confirms the details of an offer of employment. The job offer letter includes details such as job description, reporting relationship salary, bonus potential. benefits, vacation allotment, and more.
In this lecture, we will learn about the requirements that a job offer needs to meet in order to use it in your work permit application.
Employers who hire temporary workers may be inspected to make sure they meet their responsibilities as an employer under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or the International Mobility Program.
In this lecture, we will learn how to check your potential employer, to see if they are in compliance with the Canadian Government, and can sponsor you for a work permit.
Work while you study, help your spouse or common-law partner get a work permit while you study, work temporarily, or stay permanently in Canada after you graduate as an international student.
In this lecture, we will explore all these options for foreign workers and international students.
NAFTA Professional Work Permits are an option for business persons from the U.S. or Mexico, who enter Canada to provide pre-arranged professional services to a Canadian enterprise.
In this lecture, we will see the overall information about this agreement in relation with foreign workers.
Qualifying professionals may apply for a NAFTA Professional work permit at a Canadian visa office before entering Canada, however, they may also apply at a Canadian port-of-entry (POE) in certain instances.
In this lecture, we will review the list of the occupations covered under the NAFTA agreement.
Like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the temporary entry of business persons under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) can be facilitated without the need for a Labour Market Impact Assessment. In the area of temporary entry of individuals, Canada requested and offered access for three categories of business persons: business visitors, intra-company transferees, and professionals.
In this lecture, we will review the GATS and other FTAs.
Canada no longer enters into bilateral agreements in agriculture but does allow Canadian employers to hire foreign agricultural workers from other countries through general requirements for entry of TFWs in lower-skilled occupations introduced in 2002.
In this lecture, we will learn about how foreign workers can come to Canada to work in Agriculture through some Immigration programs.
To hire a caregiver through the LCP, as a Canadian employer must:
First, try to fill the position with a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident. (LMIA process)
Be able to pay foreign workers.
Give caregivers an acceptable living space in your home.
Offer them a job caring for. a child. an elderly person. a person with a disability.
If the employer's job offer is approved and they get a positive LMIA, the employer will receive an LMIA confirmation letter. The Canadian Employer must give a copy of this letter to the live-in caregiver.
In this lecture, we will review the information for the Canadian Employer, interested in hiring foreign workers under the LCP.
In order to prove your work experience, you would need to have copies of your
Joining letter (Date, position, role and location, employee id, company email id )
Letters indicating roles and responsibilities
Financial remuneration (usually given at your joining)
If you have left the company then the experience letter indicating your duration of the experience.
Salary details - This can be verified from your salary account
Collect these documents for all the companies that you have worked for.
As these documents may be verified, you should attach all the authentic and verifiable documents.
In this lecture, we will review the requirements in relation to proving your work experience with Express Entry.
To immigrate to Canada, you and any family members 18 and older must include their police certificates as part of the application for permanent residence.
You must get one from each country or territory where you've spent six or more months in total since the age of 18.
For countries where you've lived for six months or more in total, the police certificate must be issued after the last time you lived in that country.
In some countries, it can take a long time to get police certificates. Ask for them right away, so you can submit them before your 90 days are up.
If you have a criminal record, you may not be allowed to enter or stay in Canada. People who pose a risk to Canada’s security are also not allowed to come to Canada.
In this lecture, we will explore how to meet the requirements for getting a Police Certificate for Immigration Purposes.
For Temporary residents applications like (visitors, students, and workers)
You must have a medical exam before you apply. Your family members must also have one, even if they aren’t coming with you.
CIC won’t approve your temporary/or permanent resident application if your health:
is a danger to Canada’s public health or safety
would cause too much demand on health or social services in Canada.
When the panel physician completes the medical exam, they will give you an:
information printout sheet
IMM 1017B Upfront Medical Report form
You must provide a copy of these documents when you apply online.
In the case of Permanent resident applications:
Don’t complete your medical exam until you get your invitation to apply. The results of your exam must be valid at the time you submit your application for permanent residence. For this reason, it is a good idea to complete the exam as closely as possible to the date you submit your online application.
In this lecture, we will explore the requirements to have a Medical Exam.
Starting in the summer of 2018, when you apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit (except U.S. nationals), or permanent residence you will need to give your biometrics (fingerprints and a photo).
In this lecture, we will review the requirements and process of giving your biometrics as part of the immigration process to Canada.
If you want to extend your stay in Canada as a worker, check the expiry date on your work permit, and make sure you apply before that date.
In this lecture, we will review what choices foreign workers have to extend their work permit status in Canada.
Nowadays, there is a way of knowing your Canadian academic equivalency before you
pay the fee for an official evaluation report. WES has developed the Degree Equivalency Tool for
individuals to preview the Canadian equivalencies for degree-level credentials for over 160 countries.
Keep in mind that these equivalency results are unofficial, results are not based on authenticated documents, and institutions usually require an official result/formal report from external evaluation services.
In this lecture, we will explore how to use your WES credentials for your job search in Canada.
Many immigrants and refugees arrive in the U.S. with a degree and professional work experience, yet remain unemployed or in jobs beneath their skill level. Upwardly Global, a national non-profit organization, envisions a United States where skilled immigrants are recognized for the value they bring to the U.S. workforce. As the first and longest-serving organization of its kind, Upwardly Global provides training, resources, and coaching to support newcomers who are restarting their careers in the U.S.
In this lecture, we will review this tool and how you can benefit as a WES applicant. Most of the information and courses offered through this tool can be used in your Canadian job search.
Canada's Best Diversity Employers recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. This competition recognizes successful diversity initiatives in a variety of areas.
In this lecture, we will review their website and how you can use it in your job search in Canada.
There are several ways to contact a Canadian Employer. Some of these ways will depend on how to access the visible and hidden Canadian Job market.
In this lecture, we will review the different choices available for foreign workers looking to get a job in Canada.
As a foreign worker looking for Canadian employers, there are some strategies to find the email addresses of contacts in the firms that you are interested in working for in Canada.
In this lecture, we will explore some of those tips and tools that can help you in your job search in Canada.
Since most of the Canadian Immigration programs are employer-driven and required a job offer to qualify. Contacting a Canadian employer is a must in order to reach your goal of getting a work permit or a Permanent Resident.
Making an unsolicited call to a Canadian employer to schedule an online chat or job interview is challenging. A careful approach and some persistence will enhance your chances of success. Providing the employer with a preview of your qualifications prior to your call and referencing a referral can help you get access to company insiders.
In this lecture, we will review some tips for cold calling and email messages, as part of your strategies.
A survival Job does not only act as a good platform for the potential immigrant to Canada but also functions as a stepping stone to help them achieve their future plans of immigrating to Canada and career aspirations in the new country.
In this lecture, we will review the pros and cons of survival jobs and which occupations can open you the doors to the Canadian labor market and some immigration programs.
The Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) is a program that is offered outside of Canada in certain locations only. CIIP can help you:
Learn about economic trends, job requirements, occupational demands, foreign credential assessment and licensing processes, workplace culture, and job search techniques; and
Initiate steps to get licensed or upgrade your skills and start your job search.
CIIP services include a free one-day orientation workshop, an individual planning session and immediate contact with employers and others in Canada who can provide online advice and guidance before you immigrate
Most of the time Canadian employers prefer to hire immigrants that are already in Canada. These employers rely on recruiters and employment agencies that specialize in Internationally educated Professionals.
In this lecture, we will review the most popular recruiters and employment agencies in Canada for a newcomer.
Prepare for Canada is your one-stop digital magazine that provides information about immigration to Canada for prospective immigrants & newcomers. It offers a lot of resources for pre-arrival services. From e-books to Webinars and online Fairs.
In this lecture, we will visit the websites and show you some of the interesting choices they offer for getting ready to come to Canada.
In-TAC brings together Canadian companies with highly skilled international educated professionals (IEPs) with a global view. Our mission is to help businesses fill their expertise gaps and help IEPs find jobs in their field. In-TAC has more than 600 business partners across Canada.
Banking for newcomers to Canada
Whether you want to open an account, purchase a home, start a business, or save for the future, Canada’s banks are here to help newcomers to Canada.
Banks offer extensive information on how newcomers to Canada can get started in their new country, including checklists, information, financial services, and advice.
In this lecture, we will explore some basic information to get you started.
New Brunswick is one of eastern Canada's Maritime provinces. It encompasses rivers, pine forests, mountains, and the Bay of Fundy, known for extreme tides and whale-watching.
In this lecture, we will review the employment opportunities and resources for foreign skilled workers in this bilingual province.
Newfoundland and Labrador is the most easterly province in Canada and lies between the 46th and 61st parallels with the bulk of the island portion being below the 50th parallel. The island portion is located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the larger Labrador portion is attached to the eastern part of the Canadian mainland.
In this lecture, we will review the resources for job seekers interested in working in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Nova Scotia (/ˌnoʊvə ˈskoʊʃə/; Latin for "New Scotland"; French: Nouvelle-Écosse; Scottish Gaelic: Alba Nuadh) is one of Canada's three Maritime Provinces, and one of the four provinces that form Atlantic Canada. Its provincial capital is Halifax. Nova Scotia is the second-smallest of Canada's ten provinces, with an area of 55,284 square kilometers (21,300 sq mi), including Cape Breton and another 3,800 coastal islands.
In this lecture, we will learn the main online resources for immigrants to check when it comes to finding employment in this popular Atlantic province.
Prince Edward Island (PEI; French: Île-du-Prince-Édouard) is a province of Canada consisting of the Atlantic island of the same name along with several much smaller islands nearby. PEI is one of the three Maritime Provinces. It is the smallest province of Canada in both land area and population, but it is the most densely populated.
In this lecture, we will learn about this province and how workers from outside Canada can get information about its labor market.
There are three territories in Canada. Unlike the provinces, the territories of Canada have no inherent sovereignty and have only those powers delegated to them by the federal government.
They include all of mainland Canada north of latitude 60° north and west of Hudson Bay, as well as most islands north of the Canadian mainland (from those in James Bay to the Canadian Arctic islands)
In this lecture, we will review the information about these territories and what employment opportunity they can offer to international skilled workers.
Employers want to attract top talent to work for their company, and they want a fast and predictable process to do this. To help employers find these highly skilled workers faster, we introduced the Global Skills Strategy (GSS)
In this lecture, we will learn about this strategy and how qualified foreign workers can use it with their potential Canadian employers.
Canada is seeking to attract more French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec. This will help contribute to the vitality, development, and prosperity of Francophone minority communities in Canada.
In this lecture, we will review important resources for French-speaking foreign workers looking to immigrate to Canada.
In this lecture, we will learn about employment opportunities outside of the major cities in Canada and what it can mean for your career and immigration plans. We’ll introduce you to resources and programs to support you on your path to building a life and career in a small community.
We will explore the benefits of living in a small town, the types of employment opportunities available, and the benefits for internationally trained professionals.
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) is a federal program dedicated to increasing immigration in the region. The three-year pilot will provide permanent residence to a maximum of 2,000 principal applicants under the economic class (plus their dependents) in 2017.
In this lecture, we will review the overall program and how you can use it to get a job in Canada.
The five-year pilot program is aimed at attracting more skilled immigrants to places like the City of Greater Sudbury. It's styled after the Atlantic Immigration Pilot program that was launched in 2017 and is considered successful in helping to fill the labor gaps in that region.
In this lecture, we will review the requirements and advantages of this program.
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The Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) allows skilled trades workers with work experience in an eligible trade to settle permanently in Ontario through the federal Express Entry immigration system.
In this lecture, we will learn about this option for foreign workers looking to come to Canada.