Newcomers to Canada

Discover the Canadian Advantage with Agilus

Canada, consistently recognized as a global leader in quality of life, employee rights, and overall happiness, stands as an exceptional destination for both living and working.

Canada relies on immigration for population, labor force, and economic expansion. In accordance with its Immigration Levels Plan, Canada is currently aiming to welcome between 460,000 to 500,000 new immigrants annually by 2025, marking the highest figures in its past. These immigration objectives revolve around enhancing the economy, addressing labour market shortages, reuniting families, and aiding refugees.

Navigating the Canadian Job Market

Embarking on a career journey in a new country can be a daunting task, but Agilus is here to provide you with the resources you need to build a thriving career in Canada.

Who Can Work in Canada?

To work in Canada without restrictions, you must meet one of the following criteria:

Getting Started

Once you arrive in Canada as a Permanent Resident or Work Permit holder, you can apply for most job opportunities across the country. However, finding the right job can be challenging when you're unfamiliar with the Canadian job market, demand for your profession, or where to begin your job search. We have put together some tips to help you navigate the job market and improve your chances of finding applicable employment.

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Types of Jobs in Canada

In Canada, jobs typically fall into three categories:

  • Contract: These roles have defined start and end dates and can last from a few weeks to a year or until a project is complete. Compensation may be hourly, and some benefits may not be included. Ensure you inquire about payment frequency, as it varies among companies.
  • Permanent: Most permanent roles are full-time and often come with employee benefits, including life and health insurance.
  • Part-Time: Part-time positions have regular weekly hours and are compensated on an hourly basis. They may not include life and health insurance benefits.

Many newcomers seek flexibility in their work as they settle in Canada and aim to gain valuable Canadian work experience. If this describes you, consider contract work in your field or explore opportunities in the Light Industrial sector (Warehouse & Manufacturing), which offers flexibility, above-minimum wage pay, and options to pursue certifications, courses, or improve language skills.

Finding a Job in Canada with Agilus

Agilus is dedicated to assisting newcomers and new Canadians in finding jobs and building their careers. Whether you seek a contract or permanent role, our deep understanding of hiring trends, strong connections with top Canadian employers, and extensive experience with diverse job profiles make us the preferred career partner for many job seekers across Canada.

We understand that this is both an exciting and stressful time in your life. We aim to be the ones to help you secure your first Canadian opportunity. Our Recruitment Consultants will guide you through the registration and recruitment process, and before you know it, we'll be offering you meaningful work. We've successfully placed thousands of newcomers like you.

To begin your journey, create a profile and submit your resume so our recruiters can match you with suitable opportunities. We also encourage you to explore our current job openings and apply directly.

Job Search Preparation Before Arriving in Canada

If you aren't yet eligible to work in Canada, don't worry; you can start preparing for your job search now. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Networking: Seek professional connections in your industry who are already working in Canada. Reach out to your current employer, friends, or family for introductions. If you connect with someone, consider requesting a virtual call to gain insights into the Canadian job market and industry prospects.
  • Resources: There is a wealth of information available about working and living in Canada. Understanding Canadian work culture before you arrive can better prepare you for your transition.
  • Resume & LinkedIn: Update your LinkedIn profile and resume with your most current details. Consider preparing a Canadian-style resume before your arrival, so you're ready to apply for jobs as soon as you settle into your new life in Canada.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging at Agilus

At Agilus, we embrace diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging as core values essential to our success. We recognize the profound value a diverse workforce brings to our organization. While we surpass expectations in numerous areas, we acknowledge that there's room for improvement, both among our candidate base and within our workforce. For a detailed look at how we support individuals from diverse backgrounds, visit our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging page today.


Please note that Agilus can currently only hire newcomers eligible to work in Canada. If you need assistance with travel, study, work, immigration, citizenship, or obtaining a permanent resident card, please refer to the available resources here.