Employment

Information on conducting a job search in Canada, the value of networking, and strategies for finding work.

Volunteering as part of your Canadian job-search strategy

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Volunteering is a common practice in Canada. I came across an infographic (see below) indicating that in 2010 almost half of Canadians offered their time, energy, and knowledge to non-profits and charities across the country. This post is meant to provide you with some guidelines on volunteering as part of your Canadian job-search strategy…

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Finding Work in Canada: Soft Skills

Finding Work in Canada Soft SkillsSoft skills are essential qualifications in Canada’s job market. But what are they? Why do they matter so much? If you are struggling to find work in Canada, you may want to consider what soft skills you demonstrate to employers…

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Online Networking: Tips for Creating Job Leads in Canada

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I regularly receive online connection invitations from job-seekers who are not in Canada. More often than not, these invitations break the rules of online networking etiquette, and I question how successful these eager professionals are at establishing job leads with Canadian companies. The following are tips for creating job leads in Canada before you arrive…

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The Big Decision: Where to live and work in Canada?

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Are you trying to decide where to live and work in Canada? Do you know which region of Canada has the best job opportunities for you? I have seen a handful of articles and immigration forum postings with titles such as ‘Where is the best place to live in Canada?’ and ‘Best, worst cities to find a job in Canada’. I have also come across many immigration advertisements that boast Canada is ‘desperate for workers’…

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Finding a job in Canada: Research your profession

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The nature of a profession can vary tremendously across borders. Being aware of such differences can increase your chances of finding a suitable job. In working with Canadian employers and immigrants, I have learned that there are four areas of research that newcomer job-seekers should undertake before coming to Canada…

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