We understand you’re looking for work in Canada to make your life or your families life a little better. Possibly fulfilling the dream of making Canada your permanent home.
Where to look? Whats required? How long will it take? What about my spouse? Can I bring my child? What is the processing time? How much does accommodation cost? What if my occupation is regulated? From where can I apply for my TWP? What are the chances of turning my TWP to permanent residency status? How much funds do I have to show to prove settlement costs?
Don’t look for work in Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver because too many Canadian’s want to work there. You as a foreigner need to think small town where the demand for staff is at it’s highest. When a Canadian employer can’t find suitable employees they are more likely to offer you a position. It is best to seek out assistance when looking for work in Canada and understanding where Canadian employers would advertise for staff at little or no cost to themselves.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) over the last few years with the cooperation of provinces have increased the opportunity for foreigners willing to work and live in smaller communities. Start your search by reading all the provincial nominee programs available and focus on their occupations in demand occupations.
Accept the fact that you will have to probably not start out at the same position you have back home.
If your occupation is a regulated occupation in your province of choice find out what the requirements are to become regulated in your occupation. Consider going back to school to upgrade your qualifications to the Canadian standard then seeking regulation. Look to see if there is a province that does not regulate your occupation and consider communities there.
Temporary Work Permit (TWP) applications can be submitted from your country of nationality or any other country that you currently are residing. Go to cic.gc.ca to check out the processing times of TWP’s that will affect your chances of becoming a worker in Canada.
To increase your chances of obtaining your TWP it is better to leave your dependents in your country until you take up your position in Canada. Showing that you have a reason to return back home after your period of temporary employment in Canada will increase the chances of success. Once you can prove you have taken up employment is when you should apply to bring your dependents along as well. Your spouse should apply for an open work permit and your children should only apply as a visitor.
TWP processing times can be anywhere from one week to 40 weeks. Choosing the location you’re allowed to apply from for your TWP will make a huge difference to your employer.
Certain provinces have programs that will allow you to switch from temporary resident status to becoming a permanent resident of Canada. One popular one is the Atlantic, Immigration Pilot Program.
Want to know what your wages should be according to the Canadian Job Bank Information?
IRCC has introduced the Rural and Northern Pilot Program with these first 11 communities.
- Thunder Bay, Ont. 120,153
- Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 74,562
- Sudbury, Ont. 164,965
- Timmins, Ont. 41,788
- North Bay, Ont. 51,553
- Gretna-Rhineland-Altona-Plum Coulee, Man.
- Brandon, Man. 180,000
- Moose Jaw, Sask. 35,126
- Claresholm, Alta. 7,000
- West Kootenay region of B.C. 12,300
- Vernon, B.C. 40,563
Plenty more small communities have recently been added like Cornwall, ON under the OINP
Want assistance looking for a Canadian employer? Need professional help applying for your temporary work permit? Need guidance completing all the required immigration documents? Already working in Canada and want to apply for permanent residency? We are here to assist for a reasonable fee.