How to Immigrate to Canada as an IT professional.
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How to Immigrate to Canada as an IT professional.

Guide to get a Permanent Resident in Canada as an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professional.
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Created by Andy Rodriguez
Last updated 6/2020
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  • 11 hours on-demand video
  • 5 articles
  • 70 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The students will learn the basic of the Canadian immigration process in relation with the Express Entry system.
  • The students will learn about the different Canadian immigration programs that IT professionals can apply from both inside and outside of Canada.
  • The students will be able to research the Canadian labor market and the different professional associations related to their field.
  • The students will be able to implement job search strategies in order to increase their possibilities of getting employment from Inside of Canada or abroad.
  • The students will learn about new resources of information available to them for their immigration journey.
  • The students will learn about economic trends,occupational demands, foreign credential assessment and workplace culture.
  • 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 in the IT sector.

This course has been developed to assist International educated and trained professionals in the information and Communications Technology like you to learn how you can become eligible to apply 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.

This course includes a basic overview of the Express Entry system, the different eligible immigration programs, the required language and accepted tests such as:


  • CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program

  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System


    • TEF Canada: Test d’évaluation de français,

    • TCF Canada: Test de Connaissance du français,

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.

This course is ideal for ICT professionals such as:

NOC Code                         Occupation Title

5225                                    Audio and Video   Recording Technicians

0213                                   Computer and   Information Systems Managers

2147                                   Computer Engineers   (Except Software Engineers and Designers)

2281                                   Computer Network   Technicians

2174                                   Computer Programmers   and Interactive Media Developers

2172                                    Database Analysts   and Data Administrators

2241                                    Electrical and   Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians

2133                                    Electrical and   Electronics Engineers

2242                                    Electronic service   technicians (household and business equipment)

9523                                    Electronics   assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers

0211                                    Engineering Managers

5222                                    Film and Video   Camera Operators

5223                                    Graphic Arts   Technicians

5241                                    Graphic Designers   and Illustrators

1252                                     Health Information Management   Occupations

2243                                     Industrial   Instrument Technicians and Mechanics

2171                                     Information Systems   Analysts and Consultants

2283                                     Information systems   testing technicians

0911                                     Manufacturing   Managers

2173                                     Software Engineers   and Designers

9222                                     Supervisors,   electronics manufacturing

6221                                     Technical Sales   Specialists - Wholesale Trade

0131                                     Telecommunication   Carriers Managers

2282                                      User Support   Technicians

2175                                      Web Designers and   Developers

 You're going to get over 10 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.

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.

What People Are Saying About Us:

"Esta todo muy bien espaciado pero al ser tanta la información, encuentro que es muy rápido todo para poder entender no el idioma los procesos al ser algo nuevo para mi no puede ser tan rápido podrías ser mas pausado al dar las informaciones, tremendo trabajo felicidades..!"

--Manuel Moreno

"Muy interesante material didáctico, simple pero con mucha información para saber que hacer dónde ir, y cómo hacer el proceso inmigratoria como profesional en Canadá. Tan completo que hasta realiza un análisis comparativo sobre gastos y costos para vivir en Canadá y por qué elegir ese país."

--Karina Rodríguez

This course is taught by a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC).

Who this course is for:
  • For internationally educated and trained IT professionals with an intermediate level of English who want to Immigrate to Canada.
  • For Analysts such as: Information Systems Business Analysts, System Security Analysts, Information System QA Analysts, System Auditors, Database Administrators, Database Administration Analysts.
  • For Technicians such as: Computer Network Technicians, Web Technicians, User Support Technicians, System Testing Technicians, Computer operations Technicians
  • For IT Managers such as: Computer and Information System Managers, E-commerce Managers, Infrastructure Managers, Computer operations Managers, Network Managers.
  • For Programmers such as: Computer Programmers, Interactive Media Developers, Web Design Developers
  • For Engineers such as: Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Computer Engineers, Software Engineers
  • For Other IT professionals such as: Technical Writers, Graphic Designers and Illustrators
Course content
Expand all 99 lectures 11:18:26
+ Introduction
7 lectures 18:12

In this lecture, we will introduce the scope of the course and some information about the instructor.

Preview 01:55

In this lecture, we will talk about the benefits of the course and what you are going to learn with the material and resources presented.

What are you going to learn in this course?

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.

Preview 03:09

How the Udemy review system works and how a 5-star rating can help people to share the course and find it.

Important message about the course

15 tips for people looking to immigrate to Canada.

Article by WES.

Preview 02:32

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.

Preview 06:20

Maligne lake in Alberta

In this lecture we will review some interesting facts about Canada.

Facts about Canada
Please review the instructions in this lecture and take the online assessment on the CIC website. Please share your results and comments in the Q&A section of this course.
Do you Qualify? Let's find out with the Come to Canada Wizard.
1 question
+ The difference ways to immigrate to Canada for IT professionals
11 lectures 01:43:01

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.

Overview of the Canadian Immigration System.

Express Entry (EE) is an online immigration application system. It allows people to submit a profile and be considered as a skilled immigrant. Candidates with the highest rankings are invited to apply for permanent residency.

What is the Express Entry?

Express Entry manages applications for permanent residence for these programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program

  • Federal Skilled Trades Program

  • Canadian Experience Class

Provinces and territories can also recruit candidates from the Express Entry pool through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to meet local labour market needs.

Ministerial Instructions set out the rules for the Express Entry application management system.

There are two steps to apply to the Express Entry system:

Step 1: create your Express Entry profile

Step 2: we invite the highest-ranking candidates in the pool to apply for permanent residence

You will be ranked in the Express Entry pool using a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System.

In this lecture, we will review the basics of how the Express Entry Application System works and what requirements you will need to meet.

Preview 04:07

The points system for immigrants applying in the skilled worker stream was introduced in 1967 as a way to screen immigrants on merit, without discriminating based on ethnicity or nationality.

The Federal Skilled Worker Program is the most popular Canadian Immigration Program among International Trained professionals and experienced workers.

In this lecture, we will review the criteria and requirements needed to qualify and become eligible to apply under this immigration Program.

The Federal Skilled Worker Program.

The Federal Skilled Worker program is one of three federal programs managed through Express Entry.

  • You have to be eligible for one of these programs to enter the Express Entry pool.
  • If CIC invites you to apply, it will be under the program you seem to qualify for based on your profile. 

Express Entry candidates are scored using the Comprehensive Ranking System. If your skills and experience qualify you as a federal skilled worker, CIC will also assess you on six selection factors.

If you score 67 points or higher (out of 100), you may qualify to immigrate to Canada as a federal skilled worker.

If you score lower than the pass mark of 67 points, you won’t qualify to immigrate to Canada as a federal skilled worker.

On this lecture you will find the information about the Point grids for each factor. 

Please check the link provided in the resources section of the lecture to access the CIC website.

The six selection factors

Launched in January 2013, the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) helps to facilitate the immigration of skilled tradespeople to Canada. Applicants are selected according to criteria geared towards their reality, placing more emphasis on practical training and work experience rather than on formal education. 

Altogether, there are 43 priority occupations currently eligible for processing under the FSTP. There is an annual cap of 3,000 applications, with sub-caps of 100 each for 17 occupations that are considered in moderate labour market demand. There are no sub-caps on the other 26 in-demand jobs, though the overall cap of 3,000 applies. Successful FSTP applicants must also meet admissibility requirements, including health, safety and security assessments. 

In this lecture, students will learn the requirements of this immigration program.

The Federal Skilled Trade Program.

The Canadian Experience Class has been one of the most popular immigration categories since its creation. It targets international students and foreign workers that already have been living in Canada.

In this lecture, we will review the requirements of the program and how potential immigrants can benefit from this immigration category.

The Canadian Experience Class.

If you want to immigrate to Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), a Canadian province or territory has to nominate you.

The first thing you need to do is apply to the PNP in the province or territory where you want to settle. To qualify, you must have the skills, education and work experience you will need to settle in Canada and support yourself and your family.

The province or territory will let you know whether you must apply through the Express Entry system or through the regular application process.

Provincial Nominee Program overview and application process.

If you want to immigrate to Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), a Canadian province or territory has to nominate you.

The first thing you need to do is apply to the PNP in the province or territory where you want to settle. To qualify, you must have the skills, education and work experience you will need to settle in Canada and support yourself and your family.

The province or territory will assess if you will be able to meet their economic or labour market needs and those of Canada. They can tell you how long it will take to process your application, your next step is to apply for permanent residence within the time period they set out. The province or territory will let you know whether you must apply through the Express Entry system or through the regular application process.

In this lecture, we will explore the PNP regular processing options available to International professionals. 

Provincial Nominee Programs-Regular Processing.

The B.C. technology sector is a major driver of economic growth in the province, with tech employment at its highest level ever recorded. The demand for talent in B.C.’s tech sector is increasing faster than the supply.

 A pilot under the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) works to ensure the technology sector can attract and retain the talent it needs to be sustained and to grow the sector. So it is understandable that one way to accomplish this goal is by removing barriers to attracting skilled workers.

In this lecture, we will learn about the BC PNP Tech Pilot program and how internationally trained IT professionals can apply.


Provinces and territories (PTs) that operate a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) can nominate candidates through the Express Entry pool, in addition to nominating foreign nationals to the existing paper-based process.

Note: Nunavut does not have a PNP and Quebec’s economic immigration programs are not managed through Express Entry.

Candidates who have a PT nomination receive an additional 600 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which is usually sufficient to trigger an invitation to apply (ITA) at the next round of invitations, subject to that PT’s overall nomination space and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC's) ministerial instructions for each particular round of invitations.

In this lecture, we will view some of the choices available for international Professionals with the PNP programs with Express Entry stream.

Provincial Nominee Programs with Express Entry Options.
+ Express Entry -Step One
7 lectures 01:28:28

To gain a Canadian visa, you will need to demonstrate your English and/or French abilities to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 

You must prove your language skills by taking an approved language test. To do this:

You must:

  • schedule your test with an agency approved by IRCC and pay the costs
  • enter the test results into your Express Entry profile (and the Personal Information Number, if the system asks for it)
  • include the results with your application if you are invited to apply. If you don’t include it, we will not process your application.

In this lecture you will learn the available choices for language test for immigration purposes.

The Language test requirements.
if you are interested in assessing your English or French language skills before you take a formal language test.
Online Language Assessments
1 question

An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is used to verify that your foreign degree, diploma, certificate (or other proof of your credential) is valid and equal to a Canadian one.

If you have a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate, you do not need to get an ECA for that credential.

The ECA report must show that your completed foreign credential (degree, diploma or certificate) is equal to a completed Canadian secondary school (high school) or post-secondary credential.

Depending on your case, you may want to have both your secondary and post-secondary credentials assessed, and not just your highest completed foreign credential.

If you plan to work in a regulated profession, you must still get your licence in the province or territory that you plan on settling in.

Educational Credential Assessment.
Use WES online tools to learn more about what your degree is comparable to in Canada.
Determine what your degree is comparable to in Canada.
2 questions

To conduct a code search in the NOC Web site, type the job title in the Quick Search box located at the top of the page to generate a list of possible occupations. 

The complex search in the Search the NOC box located at the top of the left side menu allows a more complete search of duties, employment requirements as well as job titles.

When reviewing the potential occupations, the accompanying education, main duties and employment requirements should also correspond to the job performed. 

Please see the website link in the resource section of this lecture.

Using the NOC Matrix.
Find your job title, code and skill type.
Find your occupation NOC code
3 questions

The CRS is a points-based system that CIC uses to assess and score your profile and rank it in the Express Entry pool. It’s used to assess your:

  • skills
  • education
  • language ability
  • work experience
  • other factors

The CRS also gives you points for:

  • Canadian degrees, diplomas or certificates
  • a valid job offer
  • a nomination from a province or territory
  • other factors

CIC regularly send invitations to apply to the highest-ranking candidates in the pool. If you are invited, you can apply to immigrate as a permanent resident.

Comprehensive Ranking System formula

The points you get from the CRS include a core set of points up to 600 and a set of additional points of up to 600. Your total score will be out of 1,200. It is based on the four parts of the CRS formula:

Core: Up to 600 points

  1. Skills and experience factors
  2. Spouse or common-law partner factors, such as their language skills and education
  3. Skills transferability, including education and work experience
  4. Additional: Up to 600 points for:
    • Canadian degrees, diplomas or certificates
    • a valid job offer
    • a nomination from a province or territory
    • a brother or sister living in Canada who is a citizen or permanent resident
    • strong French language skills

Core points + Additional points = Your total score

The Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

To come to Canada as a skilled immigrant, you must use the Express Entry system. 

This process includes:

  • finding out if you may be eligible
  • creating a free online Express Entry profile.

Immigration Canada uses the information in your profile to decide if you’re eligible to immigrate to Canada. If you are, you’ll be:

  • placed in a pool with other candidates
  • ranked using several factors (skills, experience, etc.)

If you’re a top-ranked candidate CIC will send you an invitation to apply for permanent residence. You can then apply online.

Completing an online Express Entry profile or entering the pool doesn’t guarantee that CIC will invite you to apply for permanent residence.

In this lecture we will learn important information that you need to understand before creating your profile.

MyCIC account creation.

In this lecture, you will learn about registering with the Job Bank by creating an account and following the next steps:

1- In the Job Bank website you will have to create a Job match Account. 

2- Here's the direct link for registering for the Job Match service

3) The registration process has 4 steps: Account, Confirmation, Validation, Security Questions

Account: Enter your name, email id, desired password etc. and proceed to next level.

Confirmation: Check the email that you entered in previous step for a confirmation code. Enter this code and click on continue to proceed to next level: Validation.

Validation: you will be required to enter the 'Job Seeker Validation Code' here. Select that you are a Federal skilled program candidate (if applicable) and enter the code. Click on continue to proceed to next level.

Security Questions: Choose and security questions and answers and complete the registration process.

4) You should receive a 'successful registration of account' email. 

5) Check that MyCIC as updated your job bank status and your profile should be in 'Open' state now.

Preview 07:38
If you are in the Express Entry pool, you can start your job search by creating a Job Match account.
Creating a Job Match account with Job Bank.
1 question

In this lecture you will learn the requirements of an Offer of Employment and when you need to proof funds or not based on the Immigration Program that you are applying under. You will also understand what the LICOs are and how is used under the determination of your application.

What are the LICOs? The low income cut-offs (LICOs) are income thresholds below which a family will likely devote a larger share of its income on the necessities of food, shelter and clothing than the average family. 

The approach is essentially to estimate an income threshold at which families are expected to spend 20 percentage points more than the average family on food, shelter and clothing.

Job Offer, Settlement funds and LICO.
+ The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)
7 lectures 39:09

The Information and Communications Technology Council was founded in 1992 as the Software Human Resources Council one of 31 sector councils funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program.

The Information and Communications Technology Council provides:

  • emerging technology research

  • labour market intelligence and economic analysis

  • career awareness, talent solutions, and professional development

  • consumer research

  • policy advise.

In this lecture, we will learn about ICTC and its relation to the IT sector in Canada.

What is The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)?

In this lecture, we will review some of the online tools available on the ICTC website for Internationally educated professionals in IT.

What are the tools available for IT professionals?

The e-Talent Canada Portal is a unique online interactive map that will provide Canadians access to dynamic labour market information. This unique tool will be an invaluable source for those seeking new or upgraded employment opportunities.

In this lecture, we will explore the use of this tool and how it can benefit Internationally educated IT professionals.

How to use the eTalent Canada tool.

The Newcomers ICT Careers Splash Page is an online tool that provides various resources for Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs). 

In this lecture, we will review this online tool on the ICTC's website.

Using the Newcomer ICT tool.

In this lecture, we will review My career map, a self-assessment tool available to IT professionals on the ICTC's website.

Learning about the My Career map tool.

ICTC’s Workshops Online is an e-learning tool that provides essential knowledge about working in Canada to Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs). 

In this lecture, we will review this tool and how can be used in your immigration plans.

ICTC's Workshop Online

ICTC is a leader in developing workforce solutions and delivering talent programs to enable Canadian businesses to access the right talent with the right skills needed to drive innovation and productivity in an increasingly competitive environment.

In this lecture, we will review the different talent programs offered on the ICTC's website and how you can access those focus on skilled workers.

The talent Programs for Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP)
+ Accreditation Procedure for IT professionals in Canada.
7 lectures 59:21

In this lecture, you will learn the steps required to get your credentials assessed in Canada. You will learn about the online tools you can use to create a Labor market report and understand your occupational profile. All this information will help you to take the right steps to integrate into the Canadian Labor Market.

Get your credentials assessed in Canada.

In this lecture, we will explore the Job Bank website and understand how to create a Job Market Report.

Creating a Job Market Report in Job Bank.
Use the Job Bank to create a Labor Market report.
Create a job Market Report
6 questions

In this lecture you will learn how to use the's tool for finding your occupational profile.

How to find your Occupational Profile in
Use the Directory of Occupational Profiles to learn about your intended occupation in Canada.
Find your Occupational Profile
10 questions

In this lecture, you will learn more about the different CIPS certifications and see how they can add value to your professional career in IT!

Accreditation Procedure for IT professionals in Canada

CIPS created a new Designation the AITP (Associate Information Technology Professional), which is targeted to recent graduates of IT-related University and College programs and signifies the beginning of their IT Professional Career.

In this lecture, we will learn about the application process to obtain this designation.

AITP (Associate Information Technology Professional) Designation

Canada’s only legally recognized designation for IT professionals, Professional I.S.P. (Information Systems Professional) Designation provides clients and employers with a trusted assurance of an IT professional’s knowledge and experience. I.S.P. standing has been granted in Canada since 1989.

In this lecture, we will review the application process in order to obtain this important designation in Canada.

Information System Professional (I.S.P) Designation.

In 2008, CIPS introduced the Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCP). 

The ITCP designation is directed specifically to senior IT practitioners and academics who want to demonstrate to their employer, their clients, their students, and their partners that in addition to their IT knowledge, they understand how to effectively utilize and apply their organizational experience to achieving organizational excellence. 

In this lecture, we will review the requirements and also the application process.

Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCP)
+ Associations and professional Networks for IT professionals in Canada.
8 lectures 31:27

Founded in 1958, CIPS is Canada's association of Information Technology (IT) professionals, representing IT workers on issues affecting the IT profession and industry. 

In this lecture, we will learn about the main Association for IT professionals in Canada.

CIPS – Canadian Information Processing Society

Participation in CWTA membership provides opportunities for business development and establishing key contacts.

In this lecture, you will learn about CWTA and its members.

CWTA – Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association

 The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), the definitive voice of the information technology industry in Canada. The Membership is open to all companies and organizations in Canada involved in ICT.

In this lecture, we will review basic information about this association.

ITAC – Information Technology Association of Canada

The Canadian Technology Immigration Network (CTIN) is a one-stop source for career information, programs and assistance to assist your successful entry into Canada’s technology professions.

In this lecture, we will review the CTIN website and the purpose of this association for IT professionals in Canada.

CTIN – Canadian Technology Immigration Network

Through a growing community of associations and partners, PINs builds capacity by:

  • Raising awareness of associations in the program
  • Fostering collaboration between associations and partner organizations
  • Developing leaders of the associations.

In this lecture, we will learn about this important Network.

Professional immigrant networks

In this lecture, we will make a brief mention of the BCITP Net.

BCITP Net – BC Internationally Trained Professionals Network

ATSS is a Canadian association of highly professional and experienced specialists who were educated outside of Canada.

ATSS was established in 1991. In 1993 it was incorporated as a non-profit organization.

In this lecture, we will review the purpose of ATSS and check their website.

Alliance of Technology and Science Specialists of Toronto Inc. (ATSS)

Hispanotech was established as a not-for-profit organization in 2008. Our Mission is to successfully promote and help advance the career of Hispanic professionals, based on market demands and latest trends in the Canadian technology sector.

In this lecture, we will learn about this young organization.

Preview 05:27
+ The Canadian Labor Market
13 lectures 01:26:53

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 own 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.

Where do you want to live and work?
Where is the best place to live? Everything will depend on your priorities in relation to Job opportunities, safety, schools, cost of living, housing, transportation, etc
Canada’s Best Places to Live
5 questions

In this lecture, we will review the average salaries in Canada for different ITC tittles. We also suggest you check the links included in our resources section.

Preview 04:31

Most Canadian cities offer employment opportunities in the IT sector and the demand for each occupation varies from one province to the other and from one region to the other. When looking for jobs, broaden your geographic area to include smaller cities close to a large city. 

Find out where there is a demand for your IT profession in Canada and then decide where you want to settle.

In this lecture, we will review certain recommendations for getting a job in Canada.

Getting a Job In Canada as an ITC Professional.

Every year, tens of thousands of newcomers create new economic opportunities for themselves and for Canada by joining this country’s labour force.

The Working in Canada Tool is a free resource provided by the Government of Canada available in French and English. The Working in Canada Tool is available at, the Government of Canada's official source of information about working in Canada.

The Working in Canada Tool helps job seekers work in Canada. After inputting a specific occupation and a location, an individual can produce a customized report containing information on job descriptions, skill requirements, wages, education programs, and job opportunities.

By researching different occupations and different locations, a job seeker can make an informed decision about where to work in Canada.

Using the working in Canada tool.
In this assignment, you will use the working in Canada Tool to determine your occupation in your selected city or region in Canada.
Using the working in Canada tool.
5 questions

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.

Preparing your Canadian Resume, Cover Letter and Reference letter.
Students will create an ideal or master resume to use in the creation of online profiles for job hunting in Canada.
Create your Canadian Resume.
5 questions

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.

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.

Recommended Job sites in Canada

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.

Using Linked In as part of your 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.

Using Magnet as part of your Strategy.

You can find also some niche job sites for IT professionals in Canada.

In this lecture, we will review some of them.

Recommended Job sites for IT professionals in Canada
In this assignment we are going to create several profiles account in online platforms to increase our chances and exposure to Canadian Employers.
Create your presence online for job search.
5 questions

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.

The Canadian Hidden Job Market

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.

Interviewing Online: strategies and best practices.

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.

  • Show initiative.

  • 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

Source: Discover Tourism

In this lecture, we will review the most important definitions and suggestions in learning the Canadian Workplace Culture.

The Canadian Workplace Culture
+ Express Entry -Step Two
9 lectures 01:04:45

An Invitation to Apply (ITA) is an invitation that allows some people who submitted a profile to Express Entry to apply for permanent residence. If you accept the invitation, your application will be processed in 6 months or less.

To get an ITA, you need to:

  • Have a highly-ranked Express Entry profile;

  • Have a valid job offer; or

  • Have been nominated by a province or territory.

In this lecture we will learn about the second step in the Express Entry process.

Invitation to Apply

If you get an ITA, you will:

  • Be told what skilled immigrant program you have been accepted into;

  • Have 90 days to apply for permanent residence; and

  • Need to submit all the required documents and fees to complete your application for permanent residence.

Your application will take 6 months (or less) to process if it is complete and accurate.

If your application for permanent residence is successful, you will get a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and/or a Permanent Residence Visa.

Required documents for PR application.

In order to prove your work experience, you would need to have copies of your

  1. Joining letter (Date , position , role and location,employee id, company email id )
  2. Letters indicating roles and responsibilities
  3. Financial remuneration (usually given at your joining)
  4. Pay slips
  5. If you have left the company then the experience letter indicating your duration of experience .
  6. 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.

Proving your Work Experience.
Police certificates

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.

Police Certificate and Criminal Background check.
Medical exams

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 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.

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 close as possible to the date you submit your online application.

In this lecture we will explore the requirements to have a Medical Exam.

Medical Exams.

In this lecture, we will review those mandatory documents that are applicable to potential immigrants and their dependents based on different circumstances.

Mandatory documents (if applicable)

In this lecture we will see other documents that are required for the e-APR.

Other documents

In this lecture we will review the reasons and implications of inadmissibility and how they can affect your application for Permanent Resident in Canada.

Inadmissibility issues.
Before you send IRCC your application, make sure you:
  • fill out all mandatory form fields
  • pay your fees
  • include clear scans of all supporting documents

The system won’t let you submit the application unless you include all required documents.

In this lecture we will focus on how to use the Document Checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything.

Sending your application.

Let us review your knowledge about the second step of the Express Entry: Invitation to Apply (ITA)

Express Entry- Step two-Quiz
1 question
+ Pre-arrival Strategies for IT professionals.
9 lectures 01:07:23

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

Canadian Immigrant Integration Program: CIIP

There are free online and in-person services that prospective newcomers and their families can access as soon as they are selected to immigrate to Canada. These services are provided to them free of charge by the settlement service providers listed below while they are still overseas. Many service providers offer general information such as:

  • understanding life in Canada,

  • finding a job in Canada, and

  • accessing other free settlement services when you arrive in Canada.

Other settlement service providers offer very specific information. To find the best service providers to fit individual needs, explore the list of service providers below and select according to one's profession or destination (city or province). Individuals are allowed to get services from as many different service providers as they need, and always at no cost.

Services are available online or in-person to:

  • permanent residents,

  • refugees,

  • protected persons, and

  • live-in caregivers.

In this lecture, we will explore the most popular choices among Immigrants to Canada.

Pre-Arrival services

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.

Prepare for Canada: Online services

In this video, you will learn how the Online Settlement Fair works and how you can register and benefit during the pre-arrival process.

Online Settlement Fair

In-TAC brings together Canadian companies with highly skilled international educated professionals (IEPs) with a global view. Their 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.

In-TAC Virtual Career Expo

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.

Banking in Canada: Newcomer Programs

In this lecture, we will review important information about renting in Canada before and after landing.

Renting in Canada.

VanHack connects the best tech professionals with companies around the world, including Canada.

If you want to work with technology abroad and are having trouble finding a job, Vanhack can improve your chances of getting hired in Canada.

In this lecture, we will explore the information about this company and its services to internationally trained IT professionals.

How to get hired in Canada with Vanhack

The following websites may be helpful to get a start in your search for a job in the tech sector.

B.C.’s tech sector : Job Boards
In this assignment, you will prepare your settlement plan for Living In Canada.
Using the Living in Canada Tool
5 questions
+ Settlement Recommendations.
9 lectures 01:04:31

Settlement services centers help immigrants in Canada to understand their rights and responsibilities and find the programs and services they need to integrate with the new culture and prospect of livelihood. They motivate organizations to hire immigrants and support immigration by recruiting new members. They work with government agencies, school boards, libraries, and other community organizations with a network of resources.

In this lecture, we will review some recommended Settlements services Centers.

Recommended Settlements Services

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.

Recruiters and Employment Agencies in Canada.

Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity where an individual or group provides services for no financial or social gain "to benefit another person, group or organization". It is also intended to make contacts for possible employment.

In this lecture, we will explore the main volunteering programs tailored to newcomers to Canada.

Volunteering in Canada

An internship is a period of work experience offered by an organization for a limited period of time. Internships are usually arranged by third-party organizations that recruit interns on behalf of industry groups. In addition, an internship can be used to create a professional network that can assist with letters of recommendation and or lead to future employment opportunities. The benefit of bringing an intern into full-time employment is that they are already familiar with the company, their position, and they typically need little to no training.

Co-ops are traditionally full-time, paid positions.

Internships can be full- or part-time, paid or unpaid, depending on the employer and the career field.

In this lecture, we will review the benefits of using Internships and Co-op placements to gain experience in the Canadian Labor market.

Internships and Co-op placements options.

Bridging programs can help you if you have education and work experience, and you want to work in your field in Canada.

These programs can be useful for jobs that are regulated as well as for non-regulated jobs.

In this lecture, we will explore some of the bridging programs available to newcomers.

Bridge Training Programs- General .

In this lecture, we will review the different bridging programs available for Internationally trained IT professionals that want to settle and practice their careers in Canada.

Bridging Programs for Internationally Trained ICT workers

Mentor-ships are one of the most successful strategies to help you find suitable employment.

Mentoring or coaching programs help you meet people in your profession and learn more about Canada’s workplaces. Finding a mentor is an excellent way to gain valuable knowledge and advice on pursuing a career in your field.

The benefits of having a mentor include: 

 building your network 

 meeting new people 

 gaining an understanding of how things work within your industry 

 increasing your knowledge of Canadian workplace culture 

In this lecture, we will review the most popular Mentorship program for newcomers in Canada.

Mentoring Programs

In this lecture, we will mention the main Settlement agencies in Canada for you to consider once you are a landed immigrant. They offer a portfolio of services that will help you integrate into Canadian society faster and in an efficient way.

Settlement agencies in Canada.

In this lecture, we will review some suggestions for planning meetings in Canada in order to expand your network by using some online tools.

Networks meetings in Canada