Starting your Career in Canada
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When arriving in Canada, one of the most important things on many newcomers’ minds is finding meaningful employment: it is the foundation of life, career, and financial success in Canada.
But trying to navigate a new job market while settling-in can be overwhelming. Arrive understands the pain points and challenges faced by most newcomers — we aim to not only help you be better prepared for the Canadian job market but also fast-track your career success.
One of the ways we support you is with this Career Guide: a quick and concise overview that explains all the need-to-know information, and action items you can take to prepare yourself for finding and landing a job opportunity in Canada. It will help you prepare for your job search before you even leave your home country with helpful templates and tools. And once you’ve landed in Canada, this guide will help you understand where to search, why and how to build your Canadian network, and how to prepare for and ace your interviews.
What you’ll find inside
- Building your resume in the Canadian format
- Creating your personal brand
- Starting your career search in Canada
- Preparing for your interview
- Common interview questions and how to answer them
- Interview etiquette
- Getting and accepting a job offer
Who is this guide for?
This guide is written for newcomers preparing to enter the Canadian job market. Whether you are laying the foundation for your job search in pre-arrival or actively looking for career opportunities after landing, this guide will help you find and land your dream job in Canada.
Are you ready to start your job search in Canada?
Newcomers in Canada are often experienced and educated professionals who leave behind well-settled careers in their home country. A large motivator for newcomers is the hope to find relevant opportunities in their field of choice, or even a new industry. While some are able to find employment quickly, others take a while before they receive an offer that aligns with their expectations and aspirations.
In this guide, we will walk you through the steps of finding employment in Canada. Get tools and tips for every stage, from crafting the perfect resume and finding your personal brand to acing the final interview at your dream job and getting hired.
Remember that everyone has a different path to success. Your job search may take a little longer than you planned, or you may end up with a new opportunity in front of you that you had never considered before. Keeping an open mind and a positive outlook will help you discover a great opportunity in Canada.
Arrive makes it easier for newcomers and international students to make a smooth landing in Canada by providing the information and guidance they need. Arrive provides up to date, informative articles, guides, webinars, digital tools and expert advice to help newcomers prepare for their arrival, and adapt to the Canadian job market and cultural landscape. Students can get ready for their Canadian studies, so that they are set up for academic and professional success in Canada.
Arrive is supported by Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), the largest bank in Canada* and one of the most reputed banks in the world, employing 80,000 people worldwide. This places us in a unique position to be able to help and support newcomers, like yourself, with credible and reliable resources that can help you get started while setting up a strong financial foundation in Canada.
*Based on market capitalization
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