Working in Canada
Most Filipinos want to work in Canada; it’s a vast country. As a newcomer it is useful and good thing to know the diverse roles and responsibilities of each level of government. Understanding the Canadian employment system will help prepare you to find a job. Finding jobs in Canada.
Government of Canada
Canada has a federal system of government. There are three levels of government:
- The federal government- represents all Canadians.
- Provincial or territorial government- represents residents in each province or territory.
- Municipal government- represents the residents of a city or a town.
Each level government has different roles and responsibilities. For example, the federal government is responsible for defense, and provincial governments are responsible for education and schools.
Employment System of Canada
Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories each have their own labor markets with specific standards, requirements, job opportunities and working conditions. To learn more, please visit the Provinces and Territories section at www.workingincanada.gc.ca
Newcomers can face challenges finding a job working in Canada. Before looking for a job, learn about these challenges:
- Canadian work experience: Canadian work experience may be a requirement for employment, in both regulated and non-regulated occupations.
- Labour market contacts: newcomers may have trouble finding out about jobs because they do not have an established network of contacts.
- Foreign credential recognition: Getting professional and educational credentials recognized in Canada can take time. Organizations that assess foreign credentials include: credential assessment agencies, education institutions, regulatory bodies and employers.
- Language or Communication skills: speaking, reading and writing. Being able to work in either English or French is very important to finding a job. Source: www.workingincanada.gc.ca