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News: Canada Needs You!

The issue of work is at the top of our interests when discussing immigration to Canada.  It’s a major concern for most of our clients (all besides the fortunate few who manage to score a job offer before submitting an immigration application), and so – it is one of our main priorities.
As you may well know, ItsCanadaTime provides specialized packages to help our clients find a job in their field, and thanks to our work with expert head hunters and HR specialists, we are able to stay informed of new developments, and present them to you.

This month had a great vintage of surveys in Canada, among them were surveys on the subject of employment in Canada.  The surveys focused on diverse elements in the Canadian employment field, and the subjects taking them were employees as well as employers.  Do you have time to read an entire article about work in Canada? Maybe not, so I’ll save you the time of reading this whole thing and sum it up for you: if you’re considering moving to Canada or looking for a job in Canada, the conditions are optimal right now.

 

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Many jobs in Canada are unfilled

Have you heard of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)? Well, you have now.  The CFIB conducted an April-June survey, which reveals the highest vacancy increase since 2004 – the year CFIB started gathering this type of data.  Which is to say – it could be the highest ever.  The actual number is a 3.1% vacancy average throughout Canada.  That doesn’t sound very high, though, does it? But it is.  Think about it in real numbers: for every 1000 jobs in Canada, 31 have been vacant for over 4 months!
Or to put it another way, Canada has 397,400 positions sitting unfilled for over 4 months.

This has its consequences.  With businesses feeling weaker due to this shortage, working conditions are continuously being improved, chief among them the increase in salaries designed to make vacant positions more appealing to workers.  I mean, finally, right? Moving to Canada and getting a job in Canada has been so unattractive so far…

 

About time too…

 

Where can you get a job?

Now you know the all-Canada job vacancy situation.  Sounds great, but you need to know if the province you want to apply for has jobs for you, right?
According to the data, 3 of Canada’s provinces are struggling much more than other provinces to fill their vacancies.  82% of the vacancies I mentioned are in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia.

 

Hang on, I have a calculator… that’s  326,000 jobs.

 

As you can see, while Canada’s strong work market keeps growing and vacancies are available all over the country, the most significant shortage is in Quebec .  This has to do with the province’s 2017 vacancy explosion, which brought the province’s unemployment rate to the lowest it’s been since 1976! This situation, which is becoming a real crisis in Quebec, is a fantastic turn for those applying for any of the various immigration programs.
According to the Mayor of Quebec City Régis Labeaume “This dramatic lack of manpower is the most dangerous problem and can jeopardize our economic future”.

In a new list of annual priorities released by Mayor Labeaume,  immigration placed right at the top and stated a need to fill 17,000 vacant positions in the region.  The mayor is looking for an increase of several thousand new Canadians this year.  Labeaume also gave his tip to those looking to immigrate to the region:  “It’s a French city and there are two ways to succeed in immigration: to get a job and to speak the local language”.  He went on to say We have the jobs; if they speak French, it’s going to be a total success.”

 

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What does a high vacancy rate mean?

What does it mean that Canada has a relatively high vacancy rate?
That CFIB survey mentioned earlier did not just focus on how many vacancies there are.  Among other things it revealed that businesses who struggle to fill vacancies are pressured to increase wages in order to avoid great financial losses in the near future.  The survey reflects a reality where companies which have at least 1 position to fill are planning a salary increase of 2.7% on average this year.  This is not a new thing.  Canada’s booming economy has seen rising salaries over the last few years.  According to Statistics Canada, salaries in Canada reached the highest they’ve been in 6 years in May of 2018. 

 

Is there a job for you?

I’ll start by saying yes.  There are plenty of fish in the Canadian sea of employers, and it really is an issue of fishing with the correct bait.
That said, some industries are more in need than others.  Thanks to the increase in the construction of new homes, an industry with a very high rate of available jobs is construction (a whopping 3.8% of the job vacancy rate), with the transport industry following close behind it (3.4% available jobs).           

It gets even better.  The personal service category is the one which has the most vacancies – 4.8% vacancies across the board.  This category includes a very wide variety of professions in every possible industry, and many of these positions don’t require prior experience or even training.  So even if you can’t find a job based on your specific skill set, you can start in your industry and work towards utilizing your skills more often.


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Where should you work?

It’s not just about getting a job – it’s about getting a good one.  One where you’re happy to show up every day and invest yourself into.  As a treat, I wanted to bring you the 10 best Canadian places to work in.  The data was published in August 2018 by job-hunting site indeed.com, the biggest job site in Canada.
The site gathered data to evaluate employers based on 5 categories:
  • Work-life balance
  • Salary and benefits
  • Job security and advancement
  • Management and culture
Topping the chart is Fairmont Hotels and Resorts – a chain which runs hotels such as Chateau Frontenac and the Fairmont Banff Springs. You remember Banff, right?
Anyway, according to the data, the chain got the highest marks on corporate culture as well as job security and advancement. It’s known as a place that promotes quality employees, and even if you start at the bottom you can make it to the top through quality work and dedication.
The data showed that the 25 companies that topped the chart have reasonably close marks, making all of them excellent places to work.  There is always room for improvement, and while employers can offer parties, courses and extra activities, the atmosphere is just as important.  An employee who feels free to give honest feedback without fear of retaliation will definitely be happier with their position.

 

The best employers in Canada

For a final treat, these are the top 25 employers in Canada according to the latest data.
You can click the links below to go to the company’s website and see if they have a job for you.

  1. Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  2. Ledcor
  3. American Express
  4. Suncor
  5. TD Bank
  6. RBC
  7. Husky Energy
  8. H&R Block
  9. Ericsson
  10. Desjardins
  11. Sun Life Financial
  12. CIBC
  13. TELUS communications
  14. Banque Nationale Du Canada
  15. Apotex
  16. PwC
  17. Deloitte
  18. Accenture
  19. Citi
  20. BMO Financial Group
  21. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  22. Intact
  23. PepsiCo
  24. Shaw Communications
  25. IBM

So now that you know jobs are abundant and looking for you – what’s you’r dream job? Where would you like to work? Tell us in the comments!

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ssebyala Twaha moses

Add a Comment*…i will be greatful if hve given the chance of working in ur country.

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Safia

I’m a teacher n would like to know if I would find a teaching job in Canada. I’m looking for May 2019

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    Violet Mitchell

    Hi!
    There are teaching jobs available, of course.
    You’re welcome to start your immigration process here.

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Leussa Roceline weledji

Pepsico is where am interested in. I will love to migrate to canada with my family. Please how do i go about it?

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    Violet Mitchell

    PepsiCo is great. Have you checked the careers on their site?
    I’m sure there’s one for you.
    You can start your process here.
    Good luck!

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Rakibul Islam

We like to canada this is my drim please can you help me. now i am steiey in Poland this is my number +48728479341
please call me this number. My job is WELDING TIG and MIG MAG and ARC WELDING thanka Sar.

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zelda

please let me know how i can apply for a work visa

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    Violet Mitchell

    Hi!
    We’re happy to help.
    You can start here.
    Good luck!

    Reply

Krishna sahi

I m driver & vehicles mechanics

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ivan Lara Rodas

Quiero trabajar pero tarda mucho lo de la visa de trabajo o permiso de residencia

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sulinder singh

tourasht vija

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    Violet Mitchell

    Hi!
    We’d be happy to help with your tourist visa.
    Just leave your contact details at the bottom of this page and we’ll contact you for more information.

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Harun Adam Abdallah

My love to Canada but how can I get visa my real interest to Canada so if can found visa I will feel r..g thank God bless us save

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    Violet Mitchell

    Hi!
    You’ll never know if you don’t try…
    You can start your process by clicking the big red button and signing up.
    Good luck!

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Mirko Cañete

Hi, I am a Physical Education Teacher, and I would like to study something else like medicine or a master degree while I work in Canada, is it that possible?

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    Violet Mitchell

    Hi!
    It’s definitely possible.
    There are plenty of great schools to select from.

    Feel free to start your process here.
    Good luck!

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Adham Brik

I’m an Isreal medicine doctor..what the terms that I should pass for accepting me as a doctor

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    Violet Mitchell

    Hi!
    You need to have all your diplomas/degrees verified by WES.
    You will need to attach your WES documents to your immigration application, of course.
    Good luck!

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Elisabetta

I’m 28 years old and a model designer.
My father is a Canadian citizen and lives in Italy.
Do I have the right to have a Canadian citizen?
I want to Immigrate to Canada for working and staying there for ever.
Sure of an interest, thank you in advance.
Elisabetta

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    Violet Mitchell

    Hi!
    A close relative who is a citizen can sponsor you from Canada.
    Any chance your father would move back to Canada for the duration of the process?

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Miss Nefale

Hi!

I am currently doing my PhD in Cape Town, South Africa. However, I would like to work and study in Canada after completion of my present study. I have 8 years working experience in administration, academic and retail. Where can I start in order to easily find myself in Canada?

Thank you for the information in advance.

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    Violet Mitchell

    Hi!
    That’s excellent. Great work experience, plenty of education – excellent credentials.
    It’s important to remember that while we do everything we can to facilitate the process and make it as easy and fast as possible, you will need to be an active participant.
    If you feel ready to start, you can start here.
    Good luck!

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Barbara

Iam a qualified nurse with a lot of experience in ITU currently working in the UK as a citizen now. Any jobs for me .Please how do i start the process of applying
Thanking you
Barbara Gwanzura

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    Violet Mitchell

    Hi!
    Yes!
    In fact, there are dedicated programs for caregivers, as there is high demand for carers at the moment.
    You can start your process here.
    Good luck!

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Tseke Nchabeleng

Good evening.
I have passed B.Sc(Agric) Animal Science, 1985 and BVMCH, 1995.
I am just ordained as Chaplain Minister by CLA in August 2018 and am studying for M.Div with NationsUniversity.

Is there any job for me using anyone of these qualifications?

Peace
Dr Tseke Nchabeleng

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    Violet Mitchell

    Dear Dr Nchabeleng,
    I’d say in your case the problem would be more the abundance of options in Canada’s job market, rather than the lack thereof. 🙂

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bayanda

Hi there please help me, how can i apply for passenger ground service

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    Violet Mitchell

    Hi!
    Are you referring to a specific position you’re interested in?
    You can apply with the company offering the job.

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Samantha moodley

I am a bookkeeper, administrator, personal assistant. I would like to know if there is a job in canada for me. Also my boyfriend is in the motor industry trade would there a job available for him

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    Violet Mitchell

    Hi!
    The answer is absolutely yes.
    Every company employs admins and assistants, so this should not be a problem.
    I don’t know what your boyfriend’s skills are, but with a vacancy rate this high across the board, it’s very likely he should have an easy time finding work.
    If you’d like to start your process, you can start here.
    Good luck!

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Mark anthony sunga

Im a factory woker here in korea a im a pilipino how can i apply hera at canada can u help me thanks in advance good eve

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    Violet Mitchell

    Hi!
    You can start your process here.
    After you sign up one of our immigration experts will contact you and give you all the information.
    Good luck!

    Reply

Damacline

Hello, I just finished my degree in sociology and environmental studies and would really like to move to Canada. Is it possible for me to get a work visa? Thanks in advance

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    Violet Mitchell

    Hi!
    We do handle work visas, so if you’re interested, we’ll be happy to help.
    You can start here.

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Omar Ibrahim

I’ll like to work at Americaxpress

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roy sahadeo

hi…i will be very happy to work as a head teller or commercial teller full time in any bank cash enviorment or continue in my present profession of 28 years as a fast food general manager.

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    Violet Mitchell

    Great!
    You can start your process here.
    Good luck!

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William Mitchell

Hi I’m a plumber and would like to know if I would be able to find a job in the Ontario district any feedback would be very much appreciated

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    Violet Mitchell

    Hi!
    The construction business is expanding and definitely has a need for plumbers.
    Also, worst case scenario, you could go the self-employed route as a house-call plumber…

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Magdaleen Van Wyk

Good day
I am looking for a job in the Food / Restaurant / Hotel Industry – I have 13 years experience as Restaurant Owner / Manager.

Please advise where I can start and if there are jobs available.

I am 53 years of age and I know it makes it more challenging.

Regards
Magdaleen

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    Violet Mitchell

    Hi!
    You can look through the jobs bank and I’m sure you’ll be able to find several options.
    It is more challenging as you get older, much like everything else in life 🙂
    The good news is that Canada needs a lot more coming in.
    Good luck!

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Efe

I am an intensive care nurses in South Africa and my husband is an electrical engineer. I want to migrate to Canada with my two children in march,2019. What do I need? How much do I need? Do I need to write any exams?

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    Violet Mitchell

    Hi!
    Both your professions are widely in demand in Canada right now, which will really work in your favour.
    I can’t say much about rates, as different people have different needs and use different services.
    You will need to take the IELTS. You can both take the IELTS to increase your chances, but only the primary candidate has to take it.
    You can read more about IELTS here.
    And if you’re ready to start, you can sign up here.
    Good luck!

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Akpa Tracy Uzoamaka

Good day. I would like to come over by June 2019, next year. Am a fresh graduate from University of Lagos (Unilag), Nigeria. I studied Mass Communication. I also have a Diploma in French language. Can I get a job within the mass media? In Quebec or any other past of Canada?

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    Violet Mitchell

    Hi!
    I believe there would be a variety of options for you, employment-wise.
    You can start looking through the Canada job bank and see if there’s anything that might fit your specific qualifications.

    And when you’re ready to start your immigration process, you can click here.
    Good luck!

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Clarina

I am a senior office administrator at a local University and I am also a freelance editor (from which I earn my biggest income). What are the possibility for me to find work in Canada? I am single with two sons (aged 18 and 13).

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    Violet Mitchell

    Hi!
    There should be all sorts of positions suitable for people with admin and editing skills.
    You can look through the Canada job bank and see if there’s anything that might fit your specific skills.
    You can also go to the websites at the end of the article and look through their careers sections. There should be plenty of admin positions there.

    And when you’re ready to start your immigration process, you can click here.
    Good luck!

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Kingsley

How Long will it take for you to assist me with employment Visa and how much will it cost me in Canadian dollars? I am a teacher in South Africa

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    Violet Mitchell

    Hi!
    The duration of the process can vary depending on many different elements, such as – the immigration program you apply for, your personal information (single adult? family? level of education, Language proficiency, etc), “the competition” – other candidates, and much more. It can take from 6 months to 2 years.
    As for the rate of the service – we have different packages for different client needs.
    So if you’d like information that’s relevant to your specific case, you can leave your contact details at the bottom of this page and one of our experts will contact you to examine your individual situation and give you all the details.

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Desiree Deadessis

I’m a registered nurse in the United states with 2 years of experience, mostly doing home health. How can I find a job offer from a Canadian hospital?

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    Violet Mitchell

    Hi!
    Absolutely. There is even a special program for nurses. And when there’s a special program it means there’s a shortage in Canada.

    Reply

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