How do you get Canadian Work Experience?

  Most Canadian employers want to hire someone who is familiar not only with the job post being offered but also with other related matters such as workplace culture, expectations, the level of service, and so on. That being said, there’s a chance that you’ve already asked this sensible question to yourself: “How in the world do I get Canadian experience?"   Volunteer work   For most...

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First 6 things you need to do when you arrive in Canada

As every migrant will tell you, your first few weeks in Canada will be the most gruelling.  As you adapt to your new surroundings, you'll discover local restaurants, motels, malls and shopping centres and general way of life here in Canada. For some people, this can be a bit scary, especially if you don’t have any friends or relatives residing nearby.   But don't panic! Every first timer has...

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Better jobs, top-notch education, and higher quality of living? Canada has it all, HSBC says

  And it's not the only survey that thinks Canada is perfect country for foreigners!   The latest report published by HSBC reveals that Canada remains among the most dominant countries in the world when it comes to quality of life, education, and job prospects. Canada, tied with Japan, came in third for these three categories. Germany topped the list, followed by Singapore in second, and the US...

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Finding a job as a new immigrant: Always prepare a backup plan

It’s not difficult to see Canada as a paradise cut straight from heaven. Who would not be charmed by its unconventional, young and hip prime minister who has not only opened his country to everyone but a self-confessed feminist, too? For years, Canada has willingly and silently embraced being second to the US in terms of being a popular tourist and immigration destination. It has now changed....

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The Canadian dream is the new American dream

  The Canadian dream is the new American dream  “The great American dream has moved to Canada,” declares social entrepreneur, international development reform advocate, and writer Scott Gilmore in his latest essay in the Canadian news magazine Maclean’s. But even Americans would agree that Canada, their closest neighbor that has been just the “other Norther American country” for many years in...

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How to build credit history as a new Immigrant in Canada

  New immigrant? This is how you build your credit history in Canada   Starting a new life in a new country is difficult, especially if you don’t have enough money to do it. In a 2015 study conducted by the Bank of Montreal Wealth Management, it was revealed that over almost 20 percent of immigrants arrive in Canada without savings. Also, a large percentage of those who have a bit of cash end...

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8 Steps to Landing a Job in Canada

How to land a job in Canada   Landing a good job is every new immigrant’s worry. Who wouldn’t be anxious about getting a stable and decent job after deciding to live in a foreign country?    One of the common mistakes made by immigrants is being overly complacent with looking for a job once they get here. It’s true that the government of Canada has a vacant post (tons of them actually) for...

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How to write a Résumé for Canadian Employment

Writing a Canadian-Style Résumé   One of the reasons why new immigrants find it hard to land a job in Canada is that they fail instantly on the first step: writing a résumé that wins over Canadian employers. A new immigrant or foreign worker in Canada planning to work in country must know how to prepare and present an appropriate Canadian-style résumé. Some ground rules:   Be concise...

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A Newcomer’s Guide to Opening a Canadian bank account

  Opening A Bank Account in Canada   Having a local bank account is important for someone who decides to live and work in a foreign land. Most Canadian employers would require their employees to open a local savings or checking account for payment as an international account would mean additional foreign transaction charges. A local account would also make it easier for you to apply for...

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Going to Canada? You need to know what you can (and cannot) bring into the country

Canada is among the most accommodating countries in the world. However, that doesn’t mean that it offers no restriction on what you can bring into its borders. Yes, whether you’re a visitor, a temporary resident, or a permanent resident, there are certain rules you have to follow regarding this matter.   Plan to come to Canada? Here's what you need to know about what you can (and cannot) bring...

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