If you are still one of the unfortunate unemployed people looking for a job in Canada, it means that you have not understood the Canadian culture.

It is not in the culture of a Canadian, nor of its permanent residents, to break the rules. These exist for a good reason and it is not well seen to suggest a shortcut that involves skipping any law. A Canadian or permanent resident prefers to play straight and will not try otherwise.

The labor culture in Canada does not understand the concept "of anything "; in fact, it is very focused towards areas of expertise. From ads looking for specialized cleaning people, specific machine operators, programmers in specific languages and to financial consultants with experience in federal taxes. Because of their cultural background, some permanent residents understand the concept of "working in anything", but that does not mean they are willing to run employment processes. The government of Canada does not understand "anything" and executing the correct process may be beyond the means of a restaurant owner.

Regardless of the size of the company to which it applies, the Canadian culture, in the labor aspect, requires that the curriculum sent must be personalized for that specific vacancy. Although the foreign worker may see it as a fortress and say "I do everything", the fact is that the employer sees it as "not specialized in anything". Each application must indicate the experience relevant to the desired position.

The Canadian government has done its job well. Canada has one of the strongest cultures in what is due to national consumption (of any aspect) and the labor area is not the exception. The LMIA, the permit granted by the government to an employer to hire foreigners can be hard to obtain and expensive. While this is a half-truth, many employers prefer to wait. Mexico and Chile enjoy a privileged position with respect to the labor market; due to the agreements concluded with these nations, there are well-identified professions that qualify as an exception to the LMIA and not all of them require a university degree, but they do require 100% compliance with the assigned NOC requirements. The person seeking employment must educate the employer about the existence of the exception (if applicable).

Fortunately, or unfortunately, Canada's conditions regarding studies is very good. In Canada, education is free up to the twelfth grade (equivalent to a high school in some countries). Low-level jobs do not require another level of education than completed secondary school. A worker can have an acceptable standard of living with a minimum wage job. Other jobs such as those related to administrative areas do not require more than technical level studies (college in Canada). In general, according to the census conducted in 2016, 78% of the population does not have a university degree (or higher). The generalist works are destined for the local workforce. Canada does not need to import waiters or construction aides.

Foreign workers with areas of expertise have a great opportunity in Canada. For example:

  • Specialized chefs
  • Operators of specific heavy machinery
  • Automotive mechanics of uncommon brands
  • Programmers in specific languages
  • Electronics on specific platforms

And many other areas.

To finish the idea, the job search must be specific, create a resume for each position, look for specialization jobs, educate the employer on how to hire you and why they should

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