When countries like the United States, Britain and Australia are tightening their work visa norms, Canada is actually going the other way. In fact, the Canadian government has just announced another expansion of its work visa program— making it easier for skilled workers from around the world to live and work in Canada. What’s more, there are currently more than 10.5 lakh job vacancies across various sectors in Canada. So if you’re looking for jobs abroad, consider a move to Canada.
Canadian work visa program
The work visa program in Canada is a points-based system. The more points you have, the easier it is to get a visa. There are five categories under the Canadian work visa program. The eligibility criteria and the points required will vary based on the category you fall under.
How to get a job in Canada?
If you are looking to get a job in Canada, the first thing you need to know is what type of visa you’ll need. As we mentioned above, the qualification criteria vary for every category. You’ll need to decide what type of visa you want based on your education level, work experience, language proficiency, and the salary you expect. The next step is to find a job that is appropriate for you based on the visa category you’ve selected. In most cases, employers will need to go through a government-approved recruitment agency to hire a foreign worker. If you’ve found a job that is appropriate for your visa category, you should apply for the job. You’ll need to submit a job application through the employer’s recruitment website. In addition to a general job application, be sure to include information about your qualifications, including your education and work experience.
The bad news: Out of 10.5 Lakh job vacancies, only 4 Lakh are for skilled workers
Despite a high number of job vacancies in Canada, only a small number are actually open to foreign workers. Of the 10.5 lakh job vacancies currently in Canada, roughly 4 lakh are open to skilled workers. The remaining 6.5 lakh vacancies are for people in other categories, such as students, seasonal workers, and people who want to run a business in Canada. On the other hand, many people outside Canada are trying to move there and work. This is why the government has raised the number of points required for certain visa categories so the qualifying criteria get harder.
What’s the next step after getting the job?
Obviously, get a work visa. In general, different types of visa categories have different application methods. You should select the visa category that suits you bestaccording to your qualification and portfolio. If you live in India and want to work in Canada, you must apply at the Canadian visa office in New Delhi. Once you’ve applied for the correct visa category, you should be prepared to wait.Visa Process time variates with your visa category and where you apply.
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