One of the most common problems that an employer has in Canada is to find a qualified worker available in the geographical area where he works; Not all companies have a business model that allows remote work. Therefore, finding the ideal employee sometimes becomes a challenge.
The government of Canada is aware of the situation and through different programs gives various incentives to employers to employ national staff (citizens or permanent residents) with little experience (who can learn and train while working) or recent graduates. Unfortunately, it is not always possible.
When an employer does not find the ideal personnel to run his business, it is that moment when he must turn his eyes towards out of the country. For some employers hiring a foreign worker can be a risky step, but the truth is that it is not. We will explain why.
Staff Turnover is Lower
Being hired is not easy, and that's why the candidate appreciates his work.
For the foreign candidate, the search for an employer means a cultural shock. The Canadian labor market has different characteristics. A foreign worker is not used to or has the strategy to obtain employment in Canada. Because of this, getting an interview is considerably more difficult. Canadian culture focused on specialization prevents generalists from finding a job opportunity. A foreign worker must know how to sell his area of expertise.
If the employer decides to hire, sometimes (except when the law specifies), the candidate must pay the transfer to Canada. Depending on the nationality, the future employee must process (and pay) a visa for him or her and any family member accompanying him or her. Let's not forget the work permit and the others (work permit, study or visitor) of the companions. In short, moving to Canada is not cheap.
The new worker, newly arrived, knows that the legal stay in Canada depends on his work. The government of Canada protects the employer's investment and grants a closed work permit; This prevents the worker from changing jobs easily.
The foreign worker must think very carefully before giving up his job and looking for a new one. Except for the cost of the transfer and the visa (if applicable), you must complete the entire process.
Can Reach other Markets
It is very common to see communities of a culture grouped in an area in Canada. People of the same ethnicity tend to group. In the same way, customers of a specific ethnic group tend to do business with similar people.
If the work requires human interaction of any kind and the employer wants to approach a specific market, this is one more reason to employ a foreign worker. Foreign clients tend to seek first places where their language is spoken natively.
As strange as it may seem, non-Canadian cultures tend to have a commitment to the employer. After all, the employer is the reason why they were able to get to Canada.
Without abusing the goodwill of the foreign worker, the employer can always expect a little more in performance compared to a local person.
A study by HR Reporter shows that Canada has been one of the countries with the highest turnover. This means that the nationality of a foreign worker is very likely to correspond to a country with less staff turnover.
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