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Canada is facing severe labor shortages in nearly every industry and every sector.
With a wide range of jobs available in Canada, it is set to become an attractive destination for professionals. There are plenty of opportunities within the country where immigrants (such as you) could apply.
Here are a few currently in-demand occupations in high demand in Canada.
- Web developers: Salary: CAD$ 62,400 per year.
- Engineers Earning Average Salary: CAD$83,200 annually.
- Doctors of Veterinaria: Salary CAD$ 87,011 annually.
- HR: Salary Average $CAD 58,240 per year.
- Financial Officers The average salary is CAD$ 49,920 per year.
- Prof./ Lecturers: The Average Salary is CAD$ 104,000 annually.
- Technically skilled workers Payscale: Average Salary: CAD$ 43,006 per year.
- The average salary for Project Managers is CAD$ 124,110 annually.
- The average salary for a Marketing Manager is CAD$195,110 per year.
This is how you can begin your Canadian job-hunting process
Explore companies you’d like to work with by looking on the website for job openings – or by calling the employer. Participate in job fairs in your town or city, meet similar employers, and discuss career opportunities. You can also look through newspaper classified sections to find out which employers are hiring. Some of the most popular sites include Job Bank and JobsGC.
Think about hiring an employment company to assist you with your job search. They are experts in the field of employment in-depth. Talk to friends and relatives. Find out if they are aware of open positions. Not all job openings are advertised.
It is simple to find employment in Canada by following the following steps.
- Controlling your online application for jobs by ensuring that your resume is noticed instead of trusting technology to handle it for you.
- How much effort do you put into understanding your Canadian working cultural norms (for newly arrived immigrants)
- Real networking. That is different from what many people believe.
Moving After the Job
Applying for jobs online is different from applying to Netflix and Amazon. It is impossible to click that submit button and expect to receive results.
It’s a highly human thing. Therefore, you must be able to stay ahead of your competitors and grab the attention of the people who make the decisions.
When I arrived in Canada, I received three job offers within two weeks. I work in the IT sector, which is in the market field. However, there’s plenty of competition. Additionally, as a recent immigrant, I did not know and had no connections in Canada.
Here’s a quick overview of how I was hired. After I customized my resume and researched the company and recruiter, I reached out to the recruiter via LinkedIn.
She replied that she was not the one who recruited for this position. The company had made an error, and she provided me with the contact of the recruiter. She then contacted him via email and informed me that she had contacted me.
The new recruiter contacted me and spoke with me. We enjoyed a pleasant conversation. The interview was set up, and I was offered the job.
A year later, I met the recruiter in the training session. He was familiar with me, and I asked him, “How did you know I was the one who called me? Didn’t you receive a large number of candidates for this position?” He replied, “Yes, I did; however, truthfully, I just called you after the first applicant who was misplaced on the application for the job emailed me directly with a desire to be considered for the job.”
In my two other job offers, I used the same method. I directly emailed, picked up the telephone, called, and then mailed my resume via snail mail. I tailored my resume according to the job description for every single application.
You might be thinking of receiving three job offers within two weeks, and I must have applied to hundreds of positions. Nope! I applied only to 14 positions in all.
This isn’t to say that all people will experience the same outcomes as I do. Additionally, if you’re seeking a regulated job, you must go through education and bridging courses to become proficient in the area.
My goal is to emphasize the differences between an active job hunt strategy and a passive one.
Most people passively make their resumes available for job postings on online sites (this is known as “spraying and praying”). For added complication, the resumes they upload are generic.
Note that your resume isn’t visible to human eyes. A machine is scrutinizing it. The software is known as an “Application Tracking System.” That means that if you have a resume that was not tailored to match the job description, it will be somewhere else.
People who adopt an active approach realize that applying online for a job is unnecessary. The real work begins after the application is submitted, and you must contact the hiring executive directly.
Be aware of the Canadian workplace and culture (for first-time immigrants)
The top five nationalities of new immigrants arriving in Canada in the present are:
The most significant error immigrants make when they first arrive in Canada is not getting to know Canadian working culture.
In India, a great deal of emphasis is given to technical expertise. Thus, people with bachelor’s and master’s degrees are capable of coming to Canada hoping that their education will lead to jobs, only to end up disappointed.
It’s even visible on Quora, where users ask questions about getting jobs in Canada while discussing their education. “How do I find a job in Canada if I’m an Indian with a bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering.”
Note these top 3 cultural differences that exist between Canada and these four countries for job search:
- Soft skills are equally crucial as technical abilities. The higher your position is, the more soft abilities are required (Communication in French/English teamwork, presentation skills, teamwork as well as leadership, conflict Management Time Management and more. These skills are utilized differently in Canada as opposed to the four countries that are developing). It is essential to be prepared to answer questions in a behavioral interview which will test your ability to master these soft abilities.
- Canada places a high value on specification. If your resume portrays you as a jack of many trades, you will fail to get anywhere. If, for instance, you’re an engineer in the field of civil engineering, You must specify what kind of engineer in the civil engineering field you’re. Knowing what engineer you are and targeting the companies (and cities) that require this expertise is the best approach to follow.
- In job hunting, the more you’ve learned does not necessarily mean you are better suited. (There are exceptions to fields that require a high degree of technical expertise). For corporate office positions in Canada, the emphasis is given to experience and achievements instead of educational qualifications. Indeed, having more you’ve studied could make you appear “overqualified” in the hiring manager’s eyes. The average time for recruiters is 7 to 6-7 seconds to review the resume. Do not make your education the primary main focus of your resume. Concentrate on the relevant experience that matches the job description and quantify achievements.
This is just a tiny sample of the many cultural differences that contribute to the national issue of the “Canadian Experience.” It’s separate from the technical skills you have to perform your job. It’s it has in your understanding of Canadian workplace cultural norms.
Networking is the process of building lasting, win-win relationships.
The building is a laborious process. It’s something you must regularly complete daily to build a habit. Being a full-time job-seeking person, this is the most important thing to do during your day.
Strategic: You must establish relationships with those with the authority and power to employ you. It’s not recruiters. It’s hiring managers from your industry who could be your boss in the future (1 up to three levels higher). They’re the ones to decide whether to offer an opportunity to you. Not recruiters. They’re just an element to facilitate the whole process.
Win-Win: If you utilize your network to take-takes-take and ask-ask-ask, you will lose the opportunity to do so. They are humans, and like you can tell that they are being employed. Help your network far more than you get.
Relations: It’s an ongoing process. If you meet someone once but do not follow up, they’ll forget about you. You could have never even met. Only connect with people once you’re ready to be committed to the friendship.
Your network might only have work for you at the moment. But if it happens, OR after they find out about another person in their network doing it, you’d like them to think of you.
This is the purpose of being a part of an online network. They will keep you in mind when the chance is presented.
It will only be if you build win-win strategic connections with these people. This isn’t to say it’s simple. It isn’t easy to adopt this attitude, particularly when seeking employment.
If you are a job seeker, you may be thinking, “Why should I waste my time helping others when I am the one that needs help?”
However, deep inside, I am sure you believe that the above is common sense. Be aware that the majority of people need to do this. And if you’re looking to get ahead of your opponents, you must follow this method to go about it.