Updated: Jan 5
One of the top questions we get is, "How can I find a job in Canada?" Finding a job in Canada is in many ways the same as finding a job at home. It's about making connections, and getting your name (resume) to employers who may be hiring.
To do this, you should search jobs on Canada's various job search engines. We have listed just a few here:
1. Indeed Canada www.indeed.ca
Indeed is a worldwide employment-related search engine that is free to use.
Based out of Ireland, Indeed is the most popular job site in the world. The site attracts thousands of employers in Canada but more importantly, Indeed is a job aggregator, which means it pulls jobs from career sites and classified listings and displays them on its own site. You may even see jobs from Canada Job Bank on Indeed!
Foreign workers and newcomers to Canada can use Indeed for their job hunting as an effective way to see all current opportunities. Canadian employers in industries with a high need often post on this site in an effort to attract foreign applicants.
2. Workopolis www.workopolis.com
Workopolis is one of Canada's most well known job sites. It has jobs from all walks of life. It is very well managed and easy to navigate. On this site you can easily apply for jobs, compare salaries and apply for all jobs in an area of your choosing. The site allows you to filter for jobs in specific areas of Canada, as well as sorting for in demand jobs in that area.
3. Monster Canada www.monster.ca
Monster Canada is an advanced job platform that is used by companies that really want to hire. Candidates can get a free resume assessment making the platform attractive to job seekers and employers alike. Applying is made easy and they have a video feature for viewing jobs also.
4. eJobbo www.ejobbo.com
According to eJobbo, "eJobbo is a Smart Job Platform that matches Job Seekers, looking for great jobs and better careers in Canada, with compatible Canadian Job Providers looking to hire exceptional international employees. It’s a win-win."
This site was made for foreigners to be able to find jobs in Canada and is designed with this in mind.
5. Canadian Job Bank www.jobbank.gc.ca
Job Bank is one of the best sites to find a job in Canada, especially if you are an Express Entry applicant. The site was set up for Canadians hiring Canadians and foreign workers. The Job Match function connects eligible employers with Express Entry candidates.
Candidates in the Express Entry pool with a valid job offer (an LMIA based job offer) can earn 50 points for a skill type A or B position and 200 points for a senior management position or 0 level position.
Keep in mind that all job offers must be "valid" in order to be filled by a foreign worker. This usually means that they are labour market impact assessment based. Find more information about LMIA based jobs by contacting us.
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