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      Where are the jobs in Canada

      Public discussion has been growing over a report recently published by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). The report indicates a growing divide between the number of high-vacancy job fields in Canada and the skills of the Canadian workforce. To combat labour shortages, Canadian employers and government officials are increasingly looking beyond their own borders to find the employees they need. In addition, the government is taking ambitious efforts to secure skilled foreign workers, on temporary or permanent bases, to close employment gaps across the country.
      In its report, CIBC targeted 25 professions that are most in need of qualified employees. They are as follows:

      Managers in Engineering, Architecture, Science and Info Systems
      Managers in Health, Education, Social and Community Services
      Managers in Construction and Transportation
      Auditors, Accountants and Investment Professionals
      Human Resources and Business Service Professionals
      Professional Occupations in Natural and Applied Science
      Physical Science Professionals
      Life Science Professionals
      Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Chemical Engineers
      Other Engineers
      Professional Occupations in Health
      Physicians, Dentists and Veterinarians
      Optometrists, Chiropractors and Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Professionals
      Pharmacists, Dietitians and Nutritionists
      Therapy and Assessment Professionals
      Nurse Supervisors and Registered Nurses
      Technical and Related Occupations in Health
      Medical Technologists and Technicians (Except Dental Health)
      Technical Occupations in Dental Health Care
      Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental)
      Psychologists, Social Workers, Counsellors, Clergy and Probation Officers
      Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas
      Underground Miners, Oil and Gas Drillers and Related Workers
      Supervisors in Manufacturing
      Supervisors, Processing Occupations


      These occupations are all considered skilled work by the Government of Canada. In general, these professions fall in the fields of healthcare, mining, and manufacturing or business services. When added together, these fields account for 21%, or about one-fifth, of jobs in Canada.
      Canada’s need for qualified workers varies greatly from province to province. As demonstrated by the chart below, the need is most defined in the country’s rapidly-developing interior. It is reflective of Canada’s booming natural resources economy.




      Canadian employment is still on the rise. In fact, employment grew by 51,000 in February 2013 alone. However, despite these increases, the country is unable to fill shortages in the fields listed above with home-grown talent alone. Analysts have theorized that this lack of qualified Canadians is the result, in part, of individuals pursuing education and training in professions that are experiencing a labour surplus. These include occupations in the fields of clerical work, food services, recreational guides, personal services and sales. Due to this surplus, individuals in these fields may see greater unemployment as well as wages slightly below average.
      By contrast, those who pursue employment in one of the above targeted professions have a high likelihood of employment. At present, unemployment in this pool is a mere 1%. Additionally, wages in these fields have been rising steadily at a rate of about 4% per year.
      The Canadian government has made efforts to offset employee shortages through a forward-thinking immigration system. Individuals with the education and skills most needed in Canada will find that programs for both temporary and permanent residence have been tailored to suit their profiles. Some recent immigration changes intended to bring in the workers Canada include:
      The popular Federal Skilled Worker Program has overhauled its selection criteria to better target those individuals who have a high likelihood of succeeding upon arrival in Canada. Citizenship and Immigration Canada hopes to accept over 50,000 new permanent residents through this program alone in 2013.
      A new class of immigration, the Federal Skilled Trades Class, has been created to more efficiently bring tradespersons to Canada.
      Discussions are currently in place regarding the introduction of a new immigration system, known as an Expression of Interest system, that will directly connect Canadian employers and government officials with skilled workers interested in immigrating to Canada.
      More than ever, Canada needs immigrants to fill the jobs that Canadians are unable to perform. These jobs are for the most part in well-paying fields with high wages and employment. Individuals with skills in these fields may find themselves well-placed to take advantage of Canada’s many options for temporary or permanent residency.

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      Where are the jobs in Canada? Well they're not in BC, and that's across the board, easier in Ontario for work and more permanent ones too.
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      Alberta seems to be booming, Saskatchewan too. Well from what i've read anyway
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      Canada is always open for immigrants from various nations and Govt is offering financial aid to those immigrants too.Foreigner Access Fund for new Canadians as a part of new regulations by the ministry of Immigration services—New Canadians are being offered financial assist by Immigrant Access Fund (Iaf).

      fiscal aid to newcomers needing to act as skilled specialists in Saskatchewan is intended to pull in additional outsiders holding master aptitudes. Iaf needs to refuel the inflow of talented skilled migrants to Saskatchewan.

      What's more if further is a stage to empower skilled outsiders get to the level they as of now controlled before moving to Saskatchewan, said Dr. Hieu Van Ngo from the University of Calgary.

      Iaf—Initiated in February a year ago, this project is comparative to other foreigner credit customizes as a result in different Canadian regions incorporating Alberta.

      It has as of recently assisted almost 70 skilled outsider laborers from 21 countries empowering them to get preparing for working in their picked field of mastery in the most recent one year period. Around $440,000 has been offered as credits to 70 skilled remote specialists in Saskatchewan in almost 10 diverse occupations.
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      Hi

      I moved to Canada in 2010 as an experienced qualified UK accountant.
      With the 'Canadian only' mantra employers adhere to and in spite of getting the Canadian CMA my best job was putting letters in envelopes for a week - and that is after looking for 2 years.
      As one Canadian employment agency said "Why on earth should any Canadian employer ever want to employ you"?
      It was not as if my scope for employment was limited - I was looking along the Golden Horseshoe from Niaigara to Toronto!

      So I am back in a very good job in the UK regrettably.
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      Quote Originally Posted by cjolly2 View Post
      Hi

      I moved to Canada in 2010 as an experienced qualified UK accountant.
      With the 'Canadian only' mantra employers adhere to and in spite of getting the Canadian CMA my best job was putting letters in envelopes for a week - and that is after looking for 2 years.
      As one Canadian employment agency said "Why on earth should any Canadian employer ever want to employ you"?
      It was not as if my scope for employment was limited - I was looking along the Golden Horseshoe from Niaigara to Toronto!

      So I am back in a very good job in the UK regrettably.
      I am so sorry to hear that, it sounds like you had a bad experience of life over there.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ktee View Post
      I am so sorry to hear that, it sounds like you had a bad experience of life over there.

      Disgusting how you got treated, they should be ashamed, if anything you'd be better than them over here, unbelievable! Most smart people know the UK education is the best one.

      I have found it frustrating myself it that helps, with hospital jobs here, they aren't as professional in my field of work anyway, especially emergency reception areas, but it's the fact they want 3 yrs recent experience for a hospital job, never mind your 7 years valid previous experience, and how on earth is anyone supposed to get it in the first place?

      I rang the nursing board to tell them they are doing it all wrong and it should be like us in the UK, if someone wants experience and the job give it to them, and train them up at work, with study days, and modules at Uni if a specialized area, which was free by the way too!

      They agreed with me and said it would take over 10 yrs to catch up with us in the UK.. I shouldn't have been surprised to hear that. It's not as easy here as the UK to get work for sure, I have one now and part time I can live off better than I could back home, with a young child to raise on top, it works better in that way, pay is better too, in my field of work at least.

      Good luck back home I think you'll be happier under your own circumstances, and just take holidays overseas instead. It was their loss end of the day not yours. Silly sods.