Canada's diverse economy is a lure to both foreign investment and international graduates searching for work…
As a nation Canada is one of the richest in the world. This is in no small part to the ongoing trade agreements with the neighbouring US and Mexico.
Thriving metropolitan areas include Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and the capital city Ottawa.
Some the key sectors in the country include:
Other active industries include food, logging, oil and renewable energy.
Start your search for work in Canada at:
Completing a work placement or internship can be an excellent way to get into a permanent role and prove your skills to a prospective employer. Helpful websites include:
To qualify for work experience or an internship you will still need to secure a relevant work permit and visa (see Canadian visas and immigration below).
Volunteer Canada is the national body for volunteering in the country. This is the place to start when searching for opportunities and to learn more about why volunteering is important.
For those looking to work temporarily in Canada, a work permit must be awarded. Although it's possible to apply for a work permit after you arrive in Canada, it's recommended that you obtain one before entering the country.
If you are thinking of immigrating to Canada then you must meet certain criteria based on a points system. Factors include:
Applications for permanent residency can be processed if you:
Rules can change without warning, so if you're serious about moving to the country then it's worth consulting with your local Canadian embassy to find out more.
To check if you meet the requirements, go to Government of Canada - Determine Your Eligibility .
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