What is the procedure to apply for a job in Canada? Visa Canada gets that question from its users and the answer is simple: “research the job market, update the curriculum vitae (CV), choose the companies you will apply to, follow up on the applications and apply for a work permit if necessary.”

To qualify for a job offer in Canada, he says, “it is essential to have a valid work permit.” That is why they emphasize on that site that the first step is to look for a valid job offer.

“Once you have a job offer, you can proceed with the application for the relevant permit,” they indicate.

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The Government of Canada has a job portal called Job Bank: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home and there you can search for job openings across the country.

The Job Bank computer tool “can help potential immigrants to Canada make a decision about where to live and work in Canada, as it allows them to obtain a job report containing the name of their occupation in Canada, the description of their duties, and the available vacancies per province or territory, including the precise requirements for their performance,” emphasizes the Spanish Ministry of Labor and Social Economy.

At Job Bank they propose the following in advance: If you are not legally authorized to work in Canada, you cannot apply for all jobs at Job Bank. Most Canadian employers will not hire you if you do not have a valid visa or work permit.

Visit the Job Board for Foreign Candidates page to review your options and find jobs from employers who recruit outside Canada.

On the other hand, there are general job search websites in Canada

• Workopolis: http://www.workopolis.com.

• Kijiji: Jobs, Careers & Employment in Ottawa – Free classifieds in Ottawa on Kijiji

• Jobs in Canada: http://www.jobsincanada.com/

• Drake International

Indeed: https://www.indeed.ca/


Glassdoor: https://www.glassdoor.ca/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/

Connecting with recruitment agencies and employment consultants would be a good option because “they often have access to opportunities that are not published online.”

Similarly, “If you are interested in working in a specific field, you can also look for professional associations and networking groups in Canada, such as the one at this link, as they sometimes have resources and events that can help you connect with employers.”