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How to Look for a Job?

It can be hard finding a job, especially when you’re new to the country. But don’t fret as there are a number of resources that can help.

Many community centres like the YMCA and YWCA offer employment search services. If you belong to a particular newcomer organization, they also have resources to aid in your search. You can also check in with the local ethnic association who often have ties to major employers that speak a particular language. They sometimes run recruitment events for these employers as well. Those who are citizens or have a Permanent Resident card can also visit a Service Canada Centre.

If you’re doing your job search primarily online, then you may be digging through sites like Monster and Workopolis. That being said, there are also specialty sites for job seekers in certain industries. EngineerJobs.com is a comprehensive listing across many cities for engineers. Charity Village specializes in postings for non-profits and charity across the country in a variety of sectors such as healthcare. Freshgigs list jobs in marketing, media, and design. Work in Culture is a great resource for those looking to work in the arts in Toronto. HCareers is where you can go look for work in the hospitality field, like hotels and catering. The Government of Canada’s Job Bank also lists many professional and casual jobs.

Job Fairs are also a great place if you are seeking entry level customer facing jobs with banks, who are often on-site recruiting those who speak various languages for different customer service roles. These events also contain many community organizations with services that help you gain employment. Visit this link for a list of upcoming job fairs in the Greater Toronto Area.

Of course, there are sites like Kijiji, Craigslist, Eluta, and Indeed that can be a hit or miss but you never know what you may find.

Good luck on your search!

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