When new immigrants arrive in Canada, the first thing they must do is to find a good job. For newcomers, a job can pay bills and living expenses, which is good, but a job is actually a good thing that uses a person’s work skills and experience. Unfortunately, for many new immigrants, although it is easy to find a job, it is much more difficult to find and find a good job.
Gaining recognition of your experience and qualifications, knowing where to apply, and knowing how to write a resume for Canadian employers in an appropriate way are just common obstacles that new immigrants face when seeking a good job. There are many resources available to help new immigrants overcome these obstacles and find jobs, and these are the three best resources among them.
Apply through the Diversity Working Committee
Applying for jobs online through the Diversity Jobs Committee is sometimes a sometimes overlooked way for new immigrants to connect directly with the right contacts of the employer seeking to hire them. Many Canadian companies increasingly see new immigrants as a source of talent to fill the country’s growing shortage of skilled and experienced labour.
When new immigrants apply through the Diversity Work Committee, they will be regarded as a diverse source of talent for new immigrants, which means that employers will at least be prepared to work with candidates through the skills recognition process and foreign certificates. In some cases, these employers will go further, such as helping new immigrants find a home or providing mentors to guide them in life in Canada.
Most importantly, applying through the General Job Search Committee will not affect your job search, but it is unlikely to help new immigrants. The so-called niche work committees, especially the diversity work committees that cater to new immigrants, will put you in front of employers who are very interested in hiring you.
Use social media
Using social media services like Twitter or LinkedIn is becoming more and more popular. Recruiters and hiring managers can contact and hire job candidates for new opportunities, so visiting them is a good idea for anyone. In addition, for new immigrants, appearing and making connections through social media is also a good way to show you companies that suit your Canadian culture and work environment.
If you don’t know how to start using social media, just sign up for a Twitter account and follow the account of the employer you want to work for. Understand what they have to say about the role they are hiring and the opportunities they have. Learn more about what is important to these companies, and interact with them when in doubt, all of this information can help you get interviews and prepare for them.
Use of placement agencies
Settlement agencies are government-sponsored non-profit organizations whose purpose is to help new immigrants settle in Canada. As part of their duties, these agencies work with new immigrants, master language skills, gain skills, experience and qualifications recognized by other countries, and generally prepare new immigrants to work in Canada. Some organizations even cooperate directly with large companies and directly hire new immigrants to these companies to do a good job.
There are many settlement agencies in Canada, but if you are looking for a place to work in Toronto, which is the main destination city for most immigrants, some of the largest agencies include Skills for Change, COSTI Immigration Services, and Peel City Center for New Immigrants. All these agencies help thousands of new immigrants make Canada their new home every year, and they have done so for more than 30 years.