Canada offers many opportunities to newcomers who are looking for work. Finding the right job takes some preparation. Here is some advice to get you started.
Get a Social Insurance Number (SIN)
If you want to work in Canada, you will need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) from the Government of Canada. With a SIN, you can earn money legally, pay taxes, contribute to pension plans and use government services.
Bring proof of your academic qualifications
Depending on the type of job you want, you may or may not have to show proof of your academic qualifications. Make sure you bring any college or university degrees, diplomas, or certificates with you when you arrive. To find out if your academic qualifications are valid in Canada, visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Prepare your résumé
When you apply for a job, the employer will probably ask you to provide a résumé. Résumés help employers decide who they want to interview. Your résumé should include your work experience, education, and skills. It should help the employer understand why you are the right candidate for the job.
There are a lot of résumé websites where you can find examples. You can also use Service Canada Centre’s Résumé Builder.