Canadian jobs in the United States
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Canada’s diversity is one its greatest strengths. The Government of Canada is committed to creating a workplace that reflects this diversity. We offer an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture. We are committed to promoting and supporting a harassment and discrimination free environment.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and are committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from candidates reflecting diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds – including ethnicity, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital/family status and ability.
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Job opportunities are listed below, when available.
Senior Trade Officer – Life Sciences
Posting Date: October 19, 2021
Closing Date: November 14, 2021
Location: Consulate General of Canada in New York
Senior Trade Officer – Foreign Direct Investment
Posting Date: October 18, 2021
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Location: Consulate General of Canada, New York
Senior Foreign Direct Investment Officer (Trade Commissioner)
Posting Date: October 4, 2021
Closing Date: November 1, 2021
Location: Consulate General of Canada, Los Angeles, California
U.S. Job Listings for Canadians
Search All U.S. Job Listings Below to Find Employers Who Hire Canadians and Sponsor Work Visa’s
U.S. Jobs for Canadians
Thousands of Canadian citizens move to the United States each year for employment. However, it is not simply enough that you get a job, pack your bags, move to the U.S. and show up for work. As a Canadian citizen, you will need a work visa and an employer who will sponsor that work Visa. We have listed job opportunities in the USA below from employers who sponsor work Visa’s for Canadians.
Visa Sponsorship Jobs for Canadians
Many U.S. employers are seeking the best employee talent from around the world and will sponsor foreign employees for a work Visa. We have listed many jobs below in many different categories from employers who are seeking employees and offering work Visa sponsorship.CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT U.S. WORK VISA’S
Search U.S. Job Listings by State
As a Canadian citizen, you need to start by finding an employer to sponsor your work Visa. Luckily we have narrowed your search with many job listings below and our immigration team is available to help with all your Visa processing needs! Click on the map below to find jobs in every U.S. state!
An affordable cost of living and low crime rate make Canada a great option for those graduates wishing to work abroad
Home of maple syrup, Niagra Falls and ice hockey Canada has something to entertain everyone. Combine this with the friendly inclusive nature of its inhabitants and Canada becomes even more appealing.
Jobs in Canada
The unemployment rate in Canada was at 5.8% in March 2019, its highest since October 2018. Jobs are on the increase in British Columbia, Ontario and Alberta and popular industries across Canada include:
POPULAR GRADUATE JOBS
- electrical engineer
- HR manager
- registered nurse
How to get a job in Canada
The majority of job opportunities are posted online. You can start your job search at:
Canadian employers will require a résumé rather than the UK standard CV and covering letter. A résumé is designed to be more concise and tailored to each individual job application. A writing guide, along with downloadable examples, can be found at Settlement.org.
The majority of summer jobs in Canada are in summer camps or hospitality and you can find opportunities at:
You’ll need an International Experience Canada (IEC) working holiday visa to carry out summer work in the country.
If you hold a Bachelors degree, are fluent in English and have hands-on teaching experience, becoming an English tutor may be the job for you.
With English being one of Canada’s official languages, demand is relatively low for international English teachers. Canadian citizens are at a greater advantage for filling teaching positions, however there are a number of opportunities in Canada’s larger cities, such as Toronto and Vancouver, for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certified candidates.
To find out more:
An internship is the perfect way for any student or graduate to immerse themselves in Canadian culture, enhancing their skills and proving themselves to future employers in an exciting environment. In order to complete an internship in Canada, you’ll need to secure the correct work permit or visa (see Canadian visas for more information).
If you’re looking for an internship in Canada, here are some good places to start:
- BUNAC Vancouver Internship can last up to six months and is aimed at English-proficient students and graduates.
- Latitude International has internship opportunities based in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, Calgary or Ottawa.
Most people need either a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) to travel to Canada. To find out which applies to you visit Government Canada where you can answer a couple of questions to assess your eligibility.
Anyone travelling into Canada must do so with the correct travel documents, and must be able to prove that they are:
- financially capable of supporting their trip
- a law-abiding citizen
- medically fit.
You will usually need either an open or employer-specific permit to work in Canada and you can find out which one best suits your needs at Government Canada – Types of work permits. If you’re planning to be in Canada for more than a few years, you might consider applying for permanent residency.
Canada is officially a bilingual country. It is home to both English and French speakers. Fluency in English will be enough to navigate around the vast majority of Canadian cities and provinces. Quebec is the only officially French-speaking province, although you’ll likely be exposed to both languages wherever you’re based.
If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to prove your proficiency via an accredited online test. The Government of Canada approves two English tests:
- IELTS: International English Language Testing System
- CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program
Explaining your qualifications to employers
As the Canadian higher education system closely resembles the structure of the UK system, many employers will have no trouble understanding your qualifications.
If your job is regulated, you will need to have your credentials assessed. Regulatory bodies vary between provinces and territories. If your job isn’t regulated, the eligibility of your qualifications is usually down to the discretion of your employer.
For more information visit the Government of Canada credential assessment or the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC).
Working life in Canada
On average you’ll be expected to work 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday, although this will depend on the company and the role.
The average Canadian salary is CAD$55,000 (£31,500) and the minimum wage in any profession is set by each individual province. The tax system in Canada benefits the lower income brackets, where they’re fixed at 15% on any salary below CAD$47,630 (£27,363).
Holidays are issued as standard, with workers being entitled to nine paid public holidays, and a minimum of two weeks’ annual leave after one year of paid work; this increases to three after six years’ service.
Find out more
- Discover what it’s like to study in Canada.
Written by Rachel Swain, Editorial manager