Employment and Business
It may take some time before you can get a job in
Your credentials may not be recognized
Foreign qualifications may need to be assessed in order for you to work in regulated professions. You may have to write an examination or work as a trainee to qualify. For more information:
The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
Find out more about how to get your credentials assessed.
Your language skills may not be sufficient
Even if you have good language skills in English or French, those skills may not be strong enough to work in your preferred profession.
Most professions and trades require you to be fluent in English or French and to have a strong knowledge of all work-related language. Learning or improving English and/or French (the two official languages in
Find out how you can improve your English or French language skills for work.
You might need Canadian work experience
Many Canadian employers may prefer you to have experience working in
Start you own business
You can learn more about starting a business or make an investment in
Find out about immigration programs for investors, entrepreneurs and self-employed persons.
As of 2014, around the world there are 19.5 million refugees of concern to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Most of these refugees are in Asian and in Africa.
Images of CANN services provided to new immigrants, including government-assisted and privately-sponsored refugees, at Vancouver International Airport.
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