Job Search Tool

There are many resources where an immigrant can get help with the job search in Canada, including:

Search for jobs

There are many ways to look for jobs, such as:

  • research companies where you want to work by:
    • check their website for jobs they post
    • contact employers directly to ask if they are hiring
  • go to job fairs in your city or town, where you can meet employers and discuss jobs
  • browse job search websites and newspapers classified sections to see who is hiring
    • Job Bank has up to 2,000 new jobs posted every day
    • has job postings for federal public service
  • use an employment agency that searches for jobs for you
    • call or visit a Service Canada Centre near you for lists of government employment services and training help
  • ask family and friends if they know about open jobs
    • many jobs aren’t advertised
    • you’ll only learn about some jobs by speaking to people

Other resources:


It is easier to find a job if you have a set network of contacts. Networking can help you search for jobs in Canada’s hidden job market. It’s also a good way to tell many people that you’re looking for work.

Work as a volunteer to build your resume

Volunteering means you perform a service willingly and without pay. Working as a volunteer can help you:

  • get Canadian work experience
  • practice your English or French
  • build your network of contacts
  • meet Canadians and make friends
  • find someone who will be a reference for you
  • show potential employers that you’re willing to work hard

To find out how volunteering in Canada can help you find a job: