Where To Find Jobs In Canada
Canada is a very popular destination – largely because of its natural beauty, wide open spaces and reputation as one of the friendliest and most tolerant countries in the world – and even though unemployment is at its lowest level, the labor market remains competitive. Employers in Canada are actively encouraged to offer jobs to Canadian residents before considering foreign candidates.
It is a bilingual country – French and English are the two official languages, but usually, proficiency in French is only required for some jobs in the French-speaking province of Quebec.
Take advantage of all the contacts you have in Canada (family or friends), because networking can be a great way to find a job.
How It Feels Working In Canada
Average working hours: These are 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week, according to the Canada Labour Code.
Vacation pay: Vacation pay in Canada can be a little shocking when compared to the United Kingdom. Two weeks is the norm unless you work in the province of Saskatchewan, where you can expect to start your employment with three weeks of leave. Most provinces offer you the third week after working for a specified period. In addition, employees are entitled to 6 to 10 paid holidays, depending on the province in which they work.
Tax rate: The tax-exempt personal allowance is $11,474 (about £6,412), so you will pay tax on any amount above this amount. Canada has federal and provincial taxes. The federal tax rate starts at 15% on the first $45,916 (approximately £25,655) of taxable income and provincial tax rates vary depending on the province in which you work.
How To Apply
You will find that applying for a job in Canada is very similar to applying for a job in the United Kingdom. It is a good idea to apply from the United Kingdom, as it may be risky to leave it until you arrive. You will need a CV and a cover letter, and there will probably be an online application form to complete.
Your interview will probably be conducted by telephone, for obvious reasons. As always, do your research, adapt your application to the employer you are interested in and follow our application and interview tips.
Most British degrees are recognized in other countries, but you can check with the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials to make sure they are recognized. An additional assessment by your Canadian employer may be required in some cases.
Where To Find Jobs In Canada
You can use job posting websites, recruitment agencies and newspapers (for job postings) to get started. Some of the main sources of information are listed below.
Some Websites Include
As you might expect, there are many recruitment agencies in Canada. The Canadian Research, Employment and Staffing Services Association (ACSESS) is a good starting point. You will find lists of recruitment agencies that can be viewed by province and job type.
How To Build Work Experience
Work experience options in Canada include internships, placements, exchange programs, volunteer opportunities, and casual work.
If you are interested in doing an internship for an employer in the United Kingdom or around the world who has offices in Canada, check their website to see if it is possible to apply for an internship there. Several organizations exist to help you find internships abroad.
Exchange programs and Internships and also volunteering are also great ways fo getting work experience.