Newcomers to Canada

Consistently recognized as a global leader in quality of life, employee rights, and happiness, Canada is an amazing country to live and work in - whether you’re born here or choose to immigrate.

Navigating a new country’s working policies can be daunting, but Agilus has the resources to help you build a new career in Canada. 

Who can work in Canada?

In order to work in Canada without any restrictions, you must satisfy at least one of the below conditions:

Getting Started

Once you land in Canada as a Permanent Resident or a Work Permit holder, you can apply to most jobs available across Canada. 

Finding a job is one of the most critical aspects of settling in as a newcomer in Canada. It could be overwhelming when you are not aware of the Canadian job market trends, the demand for your profession, or in general where to begin your job search journey.

What types of jobs are available in Canada?

There are 3 main types of jobs available in Canada:

  • Contract: Contract roles have a defined start and end date and can last anywhere between a few weeks to a year or until a project has been completed. These roles could be paid as an hourly wage and might not have benefits such as life and health insurance. If considering a contract role, inquire about the frequency of payments as it can vary across companies. 
  • Permanent: Most Permanent roles are full-time and are often accompanied by employee benefits such as life and health insurance.
  • Part-Time: Most Part-Time roles have regular weekly hours and are paid as an hourly wage.  They might not have benefits such as life and health insurance.

Many newcomers seek flexibility in their work as they are getting settled in Canada and want to gain invaluable Canadian work experience. If this is you, consider a contract work in your preferred profession or many newcomers choose the Light Industrial sector (Warehouse & Manufacturing). With tonnes of opportunities, higher than minimum wage, and flexible hours, working in the light industrial sector can help you gain more time and freedom to pursue certifications, courses, or even polish your French/English skills. 

Finding a Job in Canada with Agilus

At Agilus Work Solutions, we are committed to helping newcomers and new Canadians find a job and grow a career of their choice. Whether you’re looking for a contract or permanent role, our in-depth knowledge of hiring trends, connections with top Canadian employers, and extensive experience of working with versatile job profiles make us a preferred career partner for many job seekers across Canada.  

We know this is an exciting yet stressful time in your life, and we would like to be the ones to help you find your first Canadian opportunity. Our Recruitment Consultants will help you through the registration and recruitment process, and before you know it, we will be offering you meaningful work. We have placed thousands of newcomers like you.

Get started by creating a profile & submitting your resume so our recruiters can connect you with a suitable open opportunity. We encourage you to search our current job openings and apply directly. 

Job Search before landing in Canada

Not eligible to work in Canada yet? No problem! You can still start preparing for your job search in Canada. Here are a few tips that can help you get started:

Networking: Look for professional connections working in Canada, in your industry. You can consider asking your current employer, friends, or family if they can connect you to someone working in Canada in your industry. If you are able to connect with someone, request a quick virtual call to understand how your industry works, what are the prospects like, etc. 

Resources: There are tonnes of information available on what it is like to work and live in Canada. Work culture in Canada may be different from what you have experienced before and it can help you be better prepared for when you eventually land in Canada. 

Resume & LinkedIn: Update your LinkedIn profile and resume with your most current details. You can also prepare a Canadian-style resume ahead of landing in Canada so that you are ready to apply for jobs as soon as you have settled as a new Canadian.  

Diversity & Inclusion at Agilus

At Agilus, we believe that diversity, inclusion, and equity are integral to our success. We recognize the value a diversified workforce brings to our organization. We annually measure our diversity against the Canadian population. While we exceed expectations in many areas, we recognize there is more we can do in some areas within our candidate base and employees in our organization. To read more in detail about how we help individuals from varied backgrounds visit our Diversity & Inclusion page today! 

Currently, Agilus is only able to hire newcomers who are eligible to work in Canada. If you need to apply to travel, study, work or immigrate to Canada, apply for citizenship, or a permanent resident card, please review resources available here.