8 important things you should know about working in Canada

The immigration process is faster for professional employees

Express Entry is a Canadian immigration system that is intended to process new professional immigrants in Canada in less than six months.

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Make sure you are qualifying for one of the federal professional employees’ services before proceeding to fill out the Express Entry profile and pay the necessary fees.

The immigration process is faster for professional employees

Bear in mind that a language test and an evaluation of your schooling, as well as your work experience, is a must if you want to finish your Express Entry application. The higher your Express Entry score, the better your chances of gaining an invite.

This is the point at which it’s recommended that you start looking for jobs through Job Bank, Canada’s official job matching platform.

Getting the Canadian Citizenship

For most new arrivals, gaining permanent residency is the first step toward obtaining citizenship in Canada.

The Permanent Residency status gives you access to the majority of various social rights that Canadian citizens have, such as to safeguard under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the provincial healthcare support.

If you succeeded to enter Canada through the Express Entry professional employee program, you will automatically obtain your permanent residency. Until applying for citizenship, students, refugees, and other foreign or interim employees who did not get into the country as professional employees under the Express Entry program must apply for permanent residency.

Getting the Canadian Citizenship

Refugees, students, and other temporary or foreign workers who have not entered the country as skilled workers via the Express Entry system will have to apply for a permanent residency permit before they proceed in their application for Canadian citizenship.

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The majority of immigrants prefer to get Canadian citizenship. Yet, you may opt for permanent residency status for the whole duration of your stay in Canada. You can always choose what suits them best. To become a Canadian citizen, you must have spent at least 1,095 days in the country over the previous five years and pass a language and citizenship exam.

Citizens of Canada enjoy extra privileges that permanent residents do not, including the assurance that their status in Canada will not be revoked, the ability to vote, the right to travel on a Canadian passport, etc.

There are too many resources for new immigrants in Canada

Canada offers new immigrants and its foreign residents’ many resources they can rely on while looking for a job.

One of these resources is the ‘Canadian government website’ which provides a lot of information about everything related to immigration to Canada, including information about the process of getting permanent residency or Canadian Citizenship, information about some Canadian immigration programs such as Express Entry,

There are too many resources for new immigrants in Canada

and many other things. For job-related issues, Canada’s Department of Employment and Social Services runs a government job board “Job Bank” to help new immigrants and foreign residents in Canada find a job easily.

Build a Canadian-like profile

Before you start looking for a job in Canada, you need to have a Canadian-style resume. This is very important for you if you want to get a great job that will make you happy and suits your lifestyle. 

A Canadian-style resume requires you to include some main sections such as your personal information, your education and work history, your professional training, and a professional summary.

Build a Canadian-like profile

Keep in mind that your resume should be arranged in chronological order, starting by your newest experiences than the oldest ones. You can add a section containing your skills if you want (this is optional).

Get ready for the job interview

Despite their great qualifications and knowledge, many newly coming people to Canada have no idea about the common questions that are asked during a job interview in Canada.

Get ready for the job interview

This may negatively influence them and lessen their chances to get a job. So if you are one of these people, we advise you to look these questions up and do some practice before the day of the interview.

This will help you familiarize yourself with the questions that may be asked, improve your performance and reduce your tension. If you do this, you will surely pass the interview job without any problems.

Know the salary you will expect

Know the salary you will expect

You need to know that salaries in Canada always depend on the work you are doing, your educational level, and your work experiences. So if you have recently arrived in Canada, we advise you to look for the salaries offered for your job.

If you are a skilled worker, you will be paid based on your level of experience and your education. And if you are a wage-based worker, your salary will range between $11 and $14 (it always depends on the province you live in).

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