Employment and Business
Service Canada Centres and settlement agencies provide information and services for people looking for work at no cost. They may also offer various employment search and career exploration assistance.
Visit the following websites for information and resources:
|Services for Newcomers||www.cic.gc.ca/new|
Key sources of information on working in Canada:
There are many useful starting points for information and support when you begin your search for a job in
- Job Bank (www.jobbank.gc.ca) is the Government of Canada’s source for jobs and labour market information. On the site, you can explore free occupational and career information such as job opportunities, educational requirements, job descriptions and duties, wage and salary information, current employment trends, and outlooks. The information provided can help you search for work, make career decisions, and much more.
- Service Canada (www.servicecanada.gc.ca) provides you access to the programs, services, and benefits from the Government of Canada and its many partners – online, by phone, and in person. Services that you can access via Service Canada include Social Insurance Number (SIN), passports, employment insurance, Canada Pension Plan, and more.
- Immigrant-serving organizations can guide you in all aspects of searching for employment in
and help you with any step in the process. You can find addresses and contact information for immigrant-serving organizations across Canada at www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/map/services.asp. Canada
Foreign credential recognition:
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.
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.
You may need financial assistance to start a business. Through the Canada Small Business Financing Program, the federal government makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions. For more information, visit www.ic.gc.ca or call 1-866-959-1699.
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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