Finding jobs in these turbulent times is not easy. Additionally, if you are looking out for jobs overseas, things get more difficult as there is always an underlying issue of trust and fraudulence. But that should not stop you from seeking job offers in Canada or in any other developed countries in the world. Here are a few tips that can help you identify and avoid the fake job offers in Canada that may come your way during your job-hunting stint.
1. Checkout For Obvious Loopholes in Immigration Job Offers
More often there are a few loopholes in a fake job offer that are quite obvious. For example, if the terms and conditions for the job or the compensation do not match the regular conditions and offers that you expect from an employer in your field then it is time to dig a little deeper. Many times the salary offered is very high as compared to the average Canadian salary.
To find out whether the offer is authentic or not you can cross-check the salary range for every occupation in Canada on the Canadian Government’s job site. In the case the difference between the package offered to you is quite vast then it most probably is a fake job offer which should be better avoided.
2. Highly Attractive Job Benefits That are Unexpected
Often times fraudsters offering fake job offers in Canada try to woo the aspiring job-seekers by offering highly attractive job benefits that are rather expected for that particular kind of job. The offers can be anything from paid airfare to free accommodation or even unrealistic holiday packages for the employees. If you come across any such job offer cross-check the genuineness of the company by investigating a bit. Try to find out details like whether the company is listed, what are its annual turnover, the number of employees employed, and track record in Canada.
3. Direct Offer Without an Interview Sounds Suspicious
If anyone approaches you with a direct job offer with all the formalities of Canadian work authorization already cleared from your end then it indeed sounds suspicious. Any offer that may come your way with a 100% job guarantee without a face-to-face interview cannot be true because no work authorization can be obtained without the presence of the foreign national.
4. When a Canadian Recruiter Asks Fee For A Job It Surely Is a Fake Offer
As a rule in Canada, it is the employer who pays the recruiter for finding suitable employees for a job. So if the recruiters are asking for a fee from you then for sure it is a fake job offer for which you should not fall for.
Importantly, the federal government in Canada considers it illegal to ask for money in exchange for a job letter or a job offer. Also, the offer letter must be on a letterhead of the company which includes details such as the name, address, phone number, and registration number of the company. In either of the cases if you submit such a fraud job offer letter along with your immigration application, then it will be rejected immediately.
5.Formatting, Poor Language, and Graphics Can be an Indication
Most of the fake job offers in Canada come with a few red flags for example poor language and graphics, abrupt formatting, and so on.
Use these tips to identify the fake offers and avoid unnecessary loss of time and money.
Take away- One last Advice from us to stay protected from Immigration Scams-
never hand over your Original Passport to Agent- If need be send it directly to Immigration Office.