Are you thinking about leaping into entrepreneurship and self-employment? With the right support in place, self-employment is a highly viable option for newcomers to Canada. Instead of spending 40-plus hours of your week contributing to someone else’s company, you could be using that time to create your own business—allowing you to set your schedule and make your own decisions while still generating an income.
The job market has vastly changed in the last couple of years due to the impact of the pandemic, creating new job opportunities, increasing the demand for some professions, and decreasing demand in others. It has changed how service providers deliver their services, significantly increasing virtual delivery models.
Tips From An Internationally Trained Professional: A Newcomer Arriving in A Small Rural Community in Ontario
Leaving the small island state of Grenada, a warm tropical island in the southern Caribbean, was one of the most significant decisions of my life. Having already achieved a successful career there, deciding to relocate to Canada was not easy. I had to say goodbye to very close family and friends and a cherished legacy of a very fruitful career. It also involved leaving temperatures ranging from 19 to 31 degrees Celsius influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea and an only 5-minute drive to the world-famous Grand Anse Beach.
So, you’ve landed in Canada and want to continue your career as a Marketing and Communications Professional. You may be a junior professional, a seasoned expert, or somewhere in between—the ideal goal for you is to get a job at the same level you previously had in your country of origin or even better.
There is more than one reason why workers want to change their careers. You could be thinking changing your career to pursue your true passion; maybe you are looking for a change or perhaps you are moving to a new country in which your skills set needs to be reassessed and evaluated to make sure that they are compliant with the regulations at your new workplace and to guarantee your safety and the safety of the people who surround you at work and the public who depend on your services.
Before arriving in Saskatchewan, Reyaine Mendoza was a privacy lawyer for five years in the Philippines. Like many newcomers, Reyaine had expectations and goals of continuing her professional practice in Canada. Unfortunately, many skilled newcomers cannot find suitable career options because some Canadian employers may not recognize their international credentials. As a result, Reyaine is unable to practice in her desired career in Canada.
You may have already started to connect with employers online. Now’s the time to maximize these networks and land a job!
To reach career success and avoid a delay in working in their fields, skilled immigrants should research the career they intend to pursue in Canada and develop a success plan that incorporates the time required to obtain their license.
When reviewing job postings many would come across a requirement to be able to “communicate effectively both written and orally”. In job search, your writing would give hiring managers the first glimpse into your communication and self-presentation skills.
Applying for jobs by submitting your resume and not hearing back from employers can be a frustrating process. To change this, start making small adjustments to your resume that can help you start getting responses from employers.