Can I Get a Job in Canada Before Arriving?

Can I Get a Job in Canada Before Arriving?

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This is the unlikeliest of ways to get a job but you may be lucky to get one while surfing the net.


If you have successfully moved to Canada then you will need to update your account and put the location you are currently in. Employers of labor are bound to favor locals and if you have in your account that you are in your country then your chances of getting a job soon are low.

Also, make sure your LinkedIn account is up to date with the most current information, and that your grammar is perfect. Poor grammar or careless mistakes can make you appear like your English level is not up to standard. Recruiters need to see that you have a professional level of communication before they can consider you for a job. Recruiters and employers are using this tool every day to source candidates for jobs in Canada.


One of the best bets is to contact multiple recruiting agencies, particularly if you can find one or more focused on your profession. Employers are increasingly relying on external hiring companies, or “headhunters”, to find talent. Usually, these headhunters are paid by the employer so avoid companies that ask you to pay them for their services.

Build Yourself

Canada has a labor force from all over the world with different types of qualifications making the labor market very competitive. You need to start considering the fact that you will have to take up some courses that are relevant to you and start working. Having a higher degree than what you have now will be an added advantage.

Do not let unrecognized international credentials prevent you from attaining a job that matches your full experience and expertise. The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) helps you determine what credentials you will need to practice your occupation in Canada.

Volunteer Work

When you first get into Canada you will find it difficult to get a job, and also an employer of labor might not employ you when you do not have working experience in Canada. That is where the volunteering work comes in, this serves as a platform for getting the required experience and you can also network and get to know people who might help you in the future.

You don’t need to dedicate the entire work week to doing volunteer work, as you will need to apply your time towards your job search. But dedicating a few hours a week of volunteer experience can help you understand the Canadian work culture, and practice your technical skills and communication skills (perfect your English).  It’s also a good opportunity to get Canadian references.

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