Need a job in Canada? Don’t let job postings get in your way!
Many people looking for a job in Canada assume that the best time to approach Canadian employers is when these employers are looking to hire candidates. Of course, applying to open and posted job positions is very sound strategy. However, there is definitely another and perhaps more strategic method of finding a job and immigrating to Canada.
You can’t find a job in Canada. Maybe you are even waiting on the express entry list. How can this be happening? There are tens of thousands of foreign workers getting jobs in Canada each year! You even know of a few personally from your own city or town.
Let’s step back and start from the most fundamental component of immigrating to Canada as worker. Unless you are one of the very lucky few, you will need the help of an employer to start a new life in Canada. For those of you waiting and waiting in the express entry system, we are sorry to deliver such bad news. But waiting for 600 points to fall from the sky and randomly pick your name out of a hat from a pool of tens of thousands is like waiting for a miracle.
As most quickly realize, very little is random in the immigration world. If you want to come to Canada as a worker, including being selected by an employer in the express entry system, you need to build a relationship with an employer. The only question is when you should start building this relationship.
Most candidates wait until an employer signals that they are willing to hire an international candidate to begin a relationship. More specifically, they begin the relationship by applying to an open job position. Of course, this can work and in fact our affiliate website jobsaloon.com has had great success identifying which companies have job positions that are open to international candidates.
However, many of the candidates that are finding jobs and immigrating to Canada realize that your chances of success are greatly increased if you establish a relationship well before the job posting stage. Is it because most foreign jobs are filled well before the Canadian employer applies for an LMIA? Might it be because it is easier to convince a Canadian employer from your ethnic group to hire you and apply for an LMIA than it is for Canadian employer with an LMIA to hire you as a random stranger?
Who knows? The point is that over and over again, we at Uniivaa have had success helping international candidates find jobs and immigrate to Canada by knowing which employers to talk to and by helping international candidates to initiate a relationship with employers whether or not they currently have an open job position. If you want to start a new life in Canada, we suggest you do the same.