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How To Get A Canadian Job Offer
How To Get A Canadian Job Offer 

How To Get A Canadian Job Offer 

Getting a Job offer from a Canadian employer is the biggest handicap for a high percentage of youths who think of immigrating to Canada since it is the main requirement for some immigration programs. 

There are various programs Canada offers for immigration some, each one has its requirements, a group of them are easy for many, but the obstacle is that these easy programs require a job offer. So, in this article we will inform you about how do to get a job offer from a Canadian employer.

◇ Obtaining A Job Offer From Outside Canada 

The majority of us cannot bear traveling just to discuss future career chances and hiring practices, or to network. Besides, the international tuition fees of Canada's colleges and universities are pricy, we cannot afford it. 

So many youths have to search for a Canadian job offer from overseas. This is extremely the toughest step of moving to Canada, but you are obliged at that because there are no other easier ways when the chosen program that only works with you requires a job offer.

◇ Is A Job Offer Mandatory For Immigrating To Canada? 

 No, and yes; there are 2 groups of individuals who think of immigrating to Canada. The 1st group needs a job contract, and the 2nd group doesn't need it. 

Below is a list of different types of the 2nd group's people. Some people don't need a job offer to work in Canada. They are divided into types:

 • Students and temporary worker's spouses.

 • Self-employed occupations.

 • Investors and business owners.

 • People on Working Holiday Visa.

 • Sponsored partners for permanent residence.

 • "intracompany transfers" from specific countries.

 • Some occupations of "skilled worker".

-However, if you do not fall under any of the mentioned categories, a job offer is compulsory for you to work in Canada, even if your occupation is LMIA-exempt. 

If you are still unsure whether you need a job offer or not, or LMIA, you should suppose that you may require one or both of them.

◇ How To Get The Job Offer?

 Here are a bunch of ways on how to get a job offer while you are outside Canada:

> Canvassing Employers 

You can look at the websites of employers for posted jobs as a few employers see value in candidates who take initiative. Or you can cold-email or cold-call recruiters who may be interested in employing someone with your skills. If you have the skills employer looks for, he may not matter because you are overseas.

> Agencies 

 Contacting multiple employing agencies is one of the best ways, especially if you could find agencies focus on your occupation. Increasingly employers rely on hiring companies that are external or rely on headhunters, to find workers. 

These companies are usually paid by employers so avoid dealing with these companies in case they required a certain amount of money for their services.

 Several agencies are designated for attracting foreign workers, at the same time, many others are not. This is a list of all the agencies in Canada. Immigroup doesn't endorse certain headhunters or agencies.

> Networking 

 networking is the fastest and easiest way of getting a Canadian job offer from overseas. It works with you if you have friends or relatives in Canada.

 If yes, Can that person or citizen in Canada help you till your put your foot in the door? If yes then you have big chances and the future is waiting for you in Canada.

 Now, how to know whether a job offer suitable for you or not? That depends on if the employer can get a positive LMIA or not. 

An LMIA is a permission from the Ministry of Employment and Social Development of Canada for employing a foreign worker for a job for that no Canadian resident or permanent resident is found to do it. At this point, knowing relatives will not help. 

LMIAs are given according to the Canadian economy's needs. So if your friend or relative knows a person who needs a new employee for a certain position as your occupation while there are hundreds of unemployed citizens in that province of Canada, then you 100 percent have no chance.

 >Online Resources 

Consult job websites is the easiest way, however, it is as I see the least way has chances of success. You will be like any Canadian who looks for a job.


The social network that is directed towards career networking has a job section. if you have not used LinkedIn to look for a job, you should sign up and establish a profile because several employers use LinkedIn to look for prospective workers so it greatly assists you if your job application backed by a LinkedIn profile.

 >>Job Bank

Job Bank is free for both candidates and employers to use, thus it has been used for a long time by Canadians for finding jobs online. It is close to the official list of vacancies available in Canada that you can find online. 

However, a large number of employers don't post their jobs on Job Bank, due to using other online resources such as a headhunter.

 >>The Most Famous Job Sites In Canada

There are a lot of job sites in Canada, the most well-known are two of them, Monster and Workopolis (make sure to use the Canadian website). However, instead of them, you can use Indeed (again, the Canadian website).

Why indeed? because it gathers job lists from Workopolis, Monster, and other job websites; that means that you search about all jobs in one site. There are several online job sites in Canada to use, but if you use Indeed, you will find there all jobs are posted in all big ones.

 ◇ Cannot Find A Job? 

 What shall you do if you did not find a job by all of the mentioned ways? Well, frankly those are the most certain ways to move to Canada. Instead of getting a job offer, you can get a letter of acceptance from a Canadian university, but that is expensive.

You may try to get higher education abroad, to get after that qualified for the skilled trades or skilled worker streams. Otherwise, you can save thousands of money, and try as a business immigrant, it takes a long time.

◇ Getting An Employment Contract In Canada 

Most of the people who are looking to move to Canada do not live in Canada, live overseas. But the best way of getting a job is to travel to Canada first. There're some ways to do this:

 • Studying in Canada.

 • Visiting Canada as a tourist.

 • Traveling By A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) To Look For Jobs

 Canada visitors are not permitted to work and if they did, they will be inadmissible in the future. But you can plan a vacation to Canada and collect information about the work situation there.

 You can network with family and friends, at parties, or you are free to canvassing some businesses about employers’ interest in recruiting external workers. Also, you may speak to human resources experts about Canadian stipends, resumes, or other helpful information.

 However, you must travel to Canada for legal tourist reasons. To illustrate, If you ever revealed or told at the customs or borders that you are here to enquire about jobs, it is predicted that you get denied entry. 

There is an exception to this if you are traveling to make an "exploratory visit" as a step of preparation for applying to business immigration for, " PNP" or for any other "PNP" that requires a visit. So it is advisable that you do not hold letters of introduction or a resume when you enter Canada.

 After making the right contacts, you can see about organizing a job offer once you return to your home country. 

You can even urge your employer for applying for an (LMIA), but you will be outside Canada before you be able to apply for the work permit. Do not forget, you are not permitted anyway to start working in Canada without a work permit.

 • Working As A Student 

 Once you have started studying in Canada. You can look for jobs, part-time jobs. Usually, international students have the right to work only 20 hours a week. As an international student, you have three options to get work in Canada:

 • After graduation

 • on campus

 • off campus

 You have the right to work while you are a student in Canada without getting a work permit so you need no job offer before coming. Study permit holders are permitted to work off-campus automatically. 

Besides, there are some restrictions around working hours in which students can work only 20 hours per week within the semester. However, During break tenures such as summer, Christmas, reading week, students are allowed to work up to 40 hours a week, provided you have no classes in summer. 

You do not have to worry about the Employment contract, you will look for jobs once you start your first term either through online resources, the better way or by canvassing domestic recruiters.

 Also, all public universities and colleges in Canada give a work permit for their graduates for a time that equals the study period, provided you study in Canada for at least 8 months. 

For instance, when you study for 8 months, you get 8 months PGWP, 16 months, you get 2 - 3 years. You can find a job for your PGWP in the same way Canadian citizens find a job in Canada, in case you do not feel comfortable working for the employer you had while studying.



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