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Job Hunting Tips for New Graduates in Canada: Advice for Job Seekers

Canada, the second largest country in the world in terms of face measurement, is one of the most preferred countries for education with its fascinating nature, tolerant and multicultural structure and quality universities. With more than 500 thousand international students, Canada offers many qualified foreign students an opportunity to find a job and live in the country every year. Let’s take a look at the cities and areas where you can step into your career life after graduating in Canada!

Looking for a job in Canada

Most students who graduate from any university in Canada have a very high chance of finding a job and staying in the country. Throughout their educations, students, who create a social network and become accustomed to the country's culture and lifestyle thanks to the internships they can do, can start their career lives especially in the cities where universities and businesses are , such as Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Quebec.

Canada's low unemployment rate and developed economic structure are among the biggest factors that make it possible to start a career in the country. To find a job in Canada, you can first apply to the consultancy centers opened for international students of the university where you will graduate and have a look at CV preparation, interviews and job postings. Also on the internet;

  • You can subscribe to LinkedIn to develop your professional business network,
  • If you are looking for a job in the field of design, you can share your portfolio on sites such as Behance, Deviantart,
  • You can enter international job search sites like Monster, XING, Job Canada, Talent Egg,
  • You can look at the job opportunities published on the Canadian government's official page CIC and upload your CV,
  • By visiting the Volunteer Canada site, you can work on volunteer jobs and projects and add a great experience to your resume.

Business areas in Canada

In particular, the need for employment in petroleum engineering, computer and information technologies, computer programming and software, graphics and web design, healthcare, where successful developments are experienced in Canada, is increasing day by day. If you want to pursue a career in Canada after graduation and have studied at any higher education institution in Canada, you can apply for graduate education and browse academic career opportunities in the country or search for jobs in the appropriate sectors. Bayer, Sandoz Canada, Shopify, L’Oreal Canada, PepsiCo Canada, Siemens Canada and HootSuite Media are among the international companies you can evaluate in Canada, especially in the fields of engineering, healthcare, business and economics.

Working conditions in Canada

While studying in Canada, you have the right to work up to 20 hours a week (full day during summer holidays) on campuses of your own university, without applying for a work visa. If you want to pursue a career in Canada after graduation, you can apply for a work permit within the scope of the Post Graduation Work Permit Program, PGWPP. The work permit granted up to a maximum of 3 years may vary depending on the duration of your education.

To get a work permit after graduation;

  • Having graduated from an education program of at least 8 months,
  • Having completed undergraduate or graduate programs at a university in Canada,
  • Applying for a work permit within 90 days with a graduation certificate or transcript you will receive after graduation,
  • You must have a student visa.

At the same time, Canada allows qualified immigrants to live and work in the country every year. For this, new graduates can gain the right to work with Express Entry by proving their English or French language proficiency.You can learn the necessary conditions in more detail on the CIC website, and get help from the consulates in your country.

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