Are you a Foreign Professional Looking for a Job in Canada?

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Are you an internationally educated professional?

Do you want to come to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program to get a job?

If you responded “yes” to both questions,  you better keep reading!

There was a boom in Canada’s economic growth in late 2000. Opportunities were out on the open, and there remained like that for some time.

But times have changed, and since some years ago, things have turned precisely the opposite.

However, the “legend” of that era is still out there, hence, the illusion.

Many immigrants are applying to come to Canada, expecting to get a professional job in no time.

Therefore, if you are wondering if applying under the Federal Skilled Worker Program will help you to find a job, the answer is: probably no.

It won’t hurt, but it won’t help you either.

Now, will you get a job in Canada?

 

I bet you will! As long as you keep in mind:

1- Your adaptation capacity. It means your ability to follow recommendations to mingle and build relationships.

2- Knowledge of your career situation. Is your profession regulated? Is it in demand? Do you need national accreditations? Are you fluent enough in English or French?

3- Your ability to survive. These are some common questions for you to evaluate:

  • What are you willing to do to succeed in Canada?
  • Would you look for a temporary survival job?
  • What about Volunteering?
  • Have you thought about enrolling into courses, certification program, or getting a specialization?
  • How does Reinvention sound to you?

4- Your attitude. Are you able to contemplate your situation with no pity, rather with enthusiasm?

5- Rational Expectations: are you aware that Canada’s population is one of the most well educated?

You might be a star in your field, but you have to compete with other people with similar talents to yours.

They might have Canadian experience, Canadian education, local referrals, and on top of that, may be native English/French speakers.

You will have chances, but you have to prepare to be ready when the opportunity arises.

If you want to know more about it, go to 5 Tips for Immigrants To Get Hired in Canada

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I'm Ilse Barrios.

I started this blog as a journal to document my life in Canada. My family and I came to Calgary in 2016, and I’m still figuring out life around here.In case you haven’t noticed yet, (ha!) English is my second language, so I apologize in advance if misspellings or lousy grammar get in the middle of the stories but writing in English is an everyday challenge, and I love it!

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