For some people choosing to work in Canada is just about earning a good salary and obtaining some good international work experience, but for most it’s about creating a better life for themselves and their families, and ultimately becoming permanent residents of Canada. There is no shortage of jobs in Canada, as long as you are motivated, hard-working and looking in the right places.
Many immigrants tend to go to major cities, mostly because they may have support structures there such as Mexican communities and on the surface there is a significant amount of job opportunities in areas with larger populations. The important thing to keep in mind is that while there may be more opportunity, there will always be more competition too.
Cities tend to breed a dog eat dog kind of environment, whereas if you broaden your options to Canada’s other less populated provinces and towns, you may find there is ample opportunity just waiting to be snatched up.
Popular Jobs in Canada for Mexicans
It’s always important to look for a job in the province, and specifically the town that you will have the best chance of finding one, depending on your skills and experience. You can use job seeker websites such as Job Bank Canada, eJobbo and Monster. You can also use an immigration consultant to create a tailored immigration plan for you, based on your skills and abilities to pair you up with a province that is in need of your skills and is willing to offer permanent residency in Canada.
Canada has a special immgiration program that will allow you to fast-track your permanent residency if you are a skilled worker. Canada aims to invite over 330,000 skilled workers from all over the world to apply for permanent residency through the Express Entry System this year, and the best news, you can apply to this program without a job offer in Canada. The top in-demand skilled positions in Canada include:
|In-Demand Skilled Jobs in Canada|
|Managerial positions||restaurant, marketing, IT and mine managers|
|Skilled professionals||doctors, dentists, engineers, architects, web developers and any other professions that require a three year bachelor degree. Doing your masters either in Mexico or in Canada will also be highly beneficial to your application for permanent residency in Canada|
|Skilled Trades||cooks, plumbers, welders, mechanics, machinists, pipefitters and carpenters are all in very high demand in Canada. If you have completed a qualified journeyman and have a red seal certificate from a recognized institution, you will find employment and permanent residency in Canada with ease. The average trades worker salary in Canada is $56,511 a year.|
The road to permanent residency in Canada once you have work experience as a semi-skilled worker is a bit longer, but very much available. Through immigration programs such as
- The Provincial Nominee Program;
- The Atlantic Immigration Pilot; and
- The Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot
Canada is aiming to bring able and hard working foreigners to areas of the country that need them the most. Wages are very good and some occupations are so in demand that they have dedicated immigration pathways. The most important thing to do is to follow the correct procedure outlined below:
- Secure a job offer
- Apply for a work permit
- Apply to the correct immigration program for permanent residency
- Only once you have your work permit, travel to Canada and start working
- When you have the necessary experience, ranging from 6 months to 2 years depending on the program you applied to, submit this to Canadian Immigration so a decision can be made on your permanent residency application.
If you follow these steps and do not break the law, there is no reason for Canada to not grant you permanent residency. Just make sure to live within your means and not put any pressure on Canada’s social systems. Some of the most popular semi-skilled in-demand jobs in Canada are:
|In-Demand Semi-Skilled Jobs in Canada|
|Truck Drivers||$49,706 a year|
|Care Providers||both child care and elderly/disabled care providers are required, earn up to $38,000 a year|
|Butchers||a highly in demand profession, earn up to $45,065 a year.|
|Food and beverage servers (waiters)||$31,200 a year|
|Construction workers||$37,050 a year|
|Warehouse workers||in both retail warehouses and food packing, workers are paid well, $30,225 a year.|
|Farm workers||harvesters are paid very well in Canada, and there is a drive by the Canadian government for farms to hire workers on a more permanent basis, creating more opportunities.|