Work in Canada
The advantages of employment in Canada are obvious: competitive wages, working conditions are regulated by the state (overtime, medical insurance, etc.), and most importantly, having a job in Canada typically guarantees you the possibility of immigration.
The Canadian government is interested in attracting foreign specialists to immigrate here permanently who have the necessary skills, so they can fill urgent job shortages the country is facing nationwide.
Like any other country, Canada primarily cares about its citizens and permanent residents. After a series of reforms enacted in 2016, a Canadian company that wishes to hire a foreigner must meet the following conditions:
- Make the maximum effort to fill the position with a Canadian resident
- Submit an application for hiring the foreign specialist to the Ministry of Labour (it usually involves immigration consultant).
- Pay a fee of $1,000 CAD for each foreign employee
Due to the recent reforms, employers typically hire a foreign worker only when it is necessary.
What does this mean for those who want to come to Canada with a work visa?
Despite the crisis in the energy sector, the unemployment rate in Canada is one of the lowest in the world. There are many industries in the country that are desperately looking to fill job vacancies. Labour shortages include:
- Qualified specialists
- Truck drivers
- Low-skilled workers
- General labourers
Green Light Canada is licensed to search for and hire foreign workers. We have a detailed knowledge of the Canadian labour market, and know which professionals can easily find a job in Canada. We work with the following professions:
- Construction, truck and agricultural machinery mechanics
- Auto mechanics and straighteners
- Industrial mechanics
- NC programmers (5 axes)
- Building professions (masons, tilers, carpenters, roofers, etc.)
- Locksmiths and plumbers
Requirements for the above occupations are: you must be qualified for the job, and have functional English skills.
If you are one of the occupations listed above, our company can help you successfully find an employer, obtain a work visa, and successfully facilitate the immigration process.
*Many occupations require a Canadian license (for example, an electrician without a Canadian license is not allowed to work). Our company can help with obtaining certification for such specialists.
Immigration for Truck Drivers is one of the many streams under the foreign worker program. According to the Ministry of Employment, Canada is short of at least 15,000 truck drivers. The deficit is expected to grow by another 30% as the energy sector normalizes.
The requirements to work as a truck driver are: A-Z driver experience and functional English.
Under the Truck Driver Immigration Program, our company can assist you at all stages: verifying your driver’s license, searching for an employer, registering for a work permit, and immigration.
Hiring a nanny from a foreign country is a common practice in Canada, as it’s difficult to find a local nanny who is willing to live in their employer’s home and work for $15 an hour. Since it’s common in Canada for both spouses to work full-time, finding a job as a nanny is not difficult.
For nannies, the Ministry of Labour operates a recruitment system and gives the possibility for immigration after working in Canada for 2 years.
The requirements to work as a nanny are: experience with children and functional English.
Under the Nanny worker program, our company can help you find employment with a family looking for a nanny, issue a work visa, finalize your immigration plans.
Canada’s labour market is very broad and diverse. If you are a SPECIALIST in your profession and speak English at a functional level – Canada’s labour market is perfect for you and we at Green Light Canada can help!
Contact us to learn more about finding work in Canada.