Let’s face it; life will not be milk and honey upon your arrival in Canada. While we in Jobs in GTA are not trying to scare you off, our team wants you to understand the job market and to prepare for the challenges you will face.
Many new immigrants come to Canada with many years of experience. However, most employers put less emphasis on your previous skills and knowledge except rare occasions. This means that you will need to start building your life and career.
With your resources depleting and your money draining away, the best strategy might be finding another job, even if it is not in your field. Some experts call these jobs, survival jobs. However, survival jobs are not easy jobs, and in many cases, they need a specialized training and a specific knowledge. So, do not undervalue any position.
Working as general labour in manufacturing facilities or construction sites is not easy as well. You might think that these jobs do not require skills or at least require a limited skill-set. The truth is that these jobs – especially in Canada – need education and knowledge of the health and safety requirements and in most cases, they also require a deep understanding of how to handle materials and control your body movement to prevent injuries.
As a new immigrant, the work culture in your home country might be so different from the work culture in Canadian enterprises. These differences mandate that you become attentive and willing to adapt to your new work culture. Not only to adjust but also to demonstrate to the employer that you are coping with the new culture.
Some jobs are so complex and require getting a degree as a technician in that field. These jobs are not listed in Kijiji for example but usually listed on staffing agencies and job banks. Make sure to check jobsingta.com to learn about the new vacancies we post almost every week.
With the adjustments of the minimum wage, it is expected to earn a suitable wage to sustain your life and your family’s life, and even support any extra education you need to take to start a career in your field. The Canadian government and the not-for-profit sector provide several subsidies to new immigrants to support them building their careers.