Getting a job before arriving in Canada is not easy. But it does not mean it is not possible. The one thing that is important in making your job hunting dream come true is persistence and following the right track. The foremost things that can be of big help during job hunting for new immigrants are preparing a resume, applying for multiple openings, networking, and interviewing.
Here are a few more tips to have an appointment letter even before you land in Canada:
1. Prepare Resume Canada-Style
In Canada a two-page resume is preferred that should cover relevant work experience related to the job for which you are applying not dating back more than 10 years. Avoid adding details such as a picture, salary, or family information such as the number of kids or marital status. Since Canada’s human rights code allows the employees to be discreet about such information, these details are not expected. Also, a good Cover Letter in the brief indicating the reason behind your interest in applying for a particular job should be attached.
2. Be A Part Of Professional Immigrant Network
In this age of digital media, the importance of networking cannot be overlooked. So joining local groups that are led by professionals in your areas of working especially in the areas or province where you want to stay after reaching Canada can help build your career. Here you will find professionals who can give you an idea about the local labor market. This information will help you evaluate where you stand based on the expertise and experience that is expected in Canada.
3. Enroll In A Mentoring Program
A mentoring program contributes a lot to making job hunting for new immigrants a lot easier. It helps you develop occupation-specific knowledge as well as connections and such strong mentoring partnerships help you became aware of the corporate cultural practices in Canada. An insight into the labor market gained directly in such a way prepares you in advance and improves your approach towards employment-hunting.
4. Canadian Accreditations-What Will You Need?
To get an edge over the others you must make sure to have something extra in terms of education or accreditation. Check out what can make you stand out and accordingly take extra courses or write an exam. Make sure that these credentials are from recognized institutions and will contribute to enhancing the value of your resume.
5. Free Registration For Pre-Arrival Government Programs
The Canadian government also has its free programs to make job hunting easier for new immigrants. Some of the programs that you can register for are JVS, CanPrep program, or NextStopCanada. Free workshops and webinars organized online under Orientation to Ontario can also be of big help.