July 7, 2022

Live and Work in Canada – Canada Express Entry Application

Thinking of emigrating: here’s how to live, work and look for a job in Canada (Living and Working in Canada). There are a variety of Immigration Programs and options to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada, and Canada Welcomes You! we will assist you in selecting the Program that is most appropriate for you and your family. We’ll make sure you qualify for the program of your choosing.

Would you like to live permanently in Canada?

It’s simple to see why people from all over the world choose Canada as their permanent residence. Immigrating to live and work in Canada is a fantastic opportunity, thanks to its high standard of life, world-class education, and strong economy.

There are many options for permanent residence and sometimes choosing the right path may not be that simple. That is where EETT can help you make the best choices and lead you to the right path in your quest for permanent residency in Canada or to apply for Live and Work in Canada
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Employment opportunities

The unemployment rate in Canada is 8.4%. (August 2021). Even if you are highly skilled, having a work visa and being approved to immigrate does not guarantee employment. There is currently a demand in areas such as accounting and finance, aerospace, agriculture, construction, healthcare and e-commerce, food services, etc.

Temporary work & Volunteering

If you are traveling with any International exchange organization they will provide advice and assistance in pre-arranging work and accommodation. Their directories have listings from those who wish to employ part-time and summer staff, which helps take a lot of stress out of job hunting. Internships are a great opportunity to get practical training in your field of study in another country.

How to get Visa

Nigerian citizens need a visa to enter Canada. However, if you wish to work there you will need the correct work permit, even if the work will be unpaid. If you are planning on working in Canada for a maximum of four years you are able to apply for a temporary work permit. In most cases, you’ll need a written job offer, as well as evidence that you meet the requirements of the job before applying for the permit.

Work permits

If you are going to Canada a student or are under 35 you can visit under the Student Work & Travel Programme/Canada Work & Travel Programme Canada under 35 Programme which allows you to spend up to a full year living and working in Canada.

Will your Nigeria qualifications be recognised for Live and Work in Canada?

Nigeria qualifications are generally well recognized around the world, but check with the employer or the relevant professional body prior to applying for work. If your profession is regulated in Canada you will need to get your academic or professional qualifications assessed.

Applying for jobs in Canada

It is a good idea to apply for jobs in Canada while you’re still in Nigeria as trying to get a job when you’re in the country can be difficult.

As in Nigeria, the typical way to apply for jobs is with a cover letter and CV (commonly known in Canada as a résumé). Your CV should include the standard information such as your contact details, past employment, education, and skills and should usually not be longer than two pages.
You don’t have to supply references on your CV but you should be prepared to provide them at your interview.

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