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Canada Work Permit & Work Visa: Work in Canada

Jobs in Canada

The unemployment rate in Canada was at 5.8% in the month of March 2019, it’s more than October 2018. Jobs are on the increase in British Columbia, Ontario, and Alberta and popular industries across Canada include

  • agriculture
  • fishing
  • energy
  • manufacturing
  • healthcare
  • retail
  • mining
  • tourism.

POPULAR GRADUATE JOBS IN CANADA

  • Accountant
  • HR manager
  • Electrical engineer
  • Registered nurse
  • Merchandiser

How to get a job in Canada.

The majority of jobs opportunities are posted online. You can find any job by searching at:

Canadian employers will require a resume rather than the UK standard CV and covering letter. A resume is designed to be more concise and tailored to each individual job application. A writing guide and examples can be found at Settlement.org.

Summer Jobs in Canada

The majority of summer jobs in Canada are in summer camps or hospitality and you can find opportunities at:

You will need an International Experience Canada (IEC) working holiday visa to carry out summer work in the country.

Most people need either a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) to travel to Canada. To find out which applies to you visit Government Canada where you can answer a couple of questions to assess your eligibility.

Anyone traveling into Canada must do so with the correct travel documents, and must be able to prove that they are:

  • financially capable of supporting their trip
  • a law-abiding citizen
  • medically fit.

Related: Visa Free Countries For Pakistan & List of Visa On Arrival & E-Visa

You will usually need either an open or employer-specific permit to work in Canada and you can find out which one best suits your needs at Government Canada, “Types of work permits”. If you’re planning to be in Canada for more than a few years, you might consider applying for permanent residency.

Language requirements

Canada is officially a bilingual country. It’s home to both English and French speakers. Fluency in English will be enough to navigate around the vast majority of Canadian cities and provinces. Quebec is the only officially French-speaking province, although you’ll likely be exposed to both languages wherever you are based.

If English is not your maternal language, you will need to prove your proficiency via an accredited online test. The Government of Canada approves two English tests:

  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System
  • CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program

Working life in Canada

On average you will be expected to work 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday, although this will depend on the company and the role.

The average Canadian salary is CAD$55,000 and the minimum wage in any profession is set by each individual province. The tax system in Canada benefits the lower income brackets, where they’re fixed at 15% on any salary below CAD$47,630.

Also Read: Canadian Student visa for select Pakistanis, Indians in 20 days

Holidays are issued as standard, with workers being entitled to nine paid public holidays, and a minimum of two weeks’ annual leave after one year of paid work, this increases to three after six years’ service.

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