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Employment 

Canadian economy is a strong and resilient one and Canada offers a number of exciting job opportunities for people in a wide range of industries and occupations. Canada attracts hundreds of foreign workers each year to fulfill its demand of skilled workers. Thousands of people live and work in Canada in areas ranging from engineering, construction, technology, oil and gas, food, retail, healthcare, transportation, financial, hospitality and many others.

Provincial and Federal Governments

The provincial and federal government departments and agencies are one of the major employers in Canada. Many government websites provide lot of valuable information related to employment and the job requirements apart from advertising the jobs themselves.

Private and Public Organizations

Apart from the government, there are many private and public companies and organizations which provide employment to a multitude of Canadians. Here is a list of top 100 employers in Canada as published by one of the websites

http://www.canadastop100.com/national/

You may find other such listings which may provide you some other sources of employment. Some jobs require that you to have a Canadian citizenship and some may require you to have some security clearances and background checks performed. If do not have a Canadian permanent resident status or if you are not a citizen then you may need to obtain a work permit in order to work in Canada.

If you were educated outside of Canada, then some employers require that you have
your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (http://www.cicic.ca/) assists persons who wish to obtain an assessment of their educational, professional, and occupational credentials by referring them to the appropriate organizations.

Following are some of the websites which you may find useful for searching for jobs and information related to employment.

Employment resources

Job Bank is Canada's one-stop job listing web site. Each year it helps hundreds of Canadian workers, job seekers and employers connect online. It is a free service
http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/

Recruitment Agencies

Recruitment companies form another major way of obtaining employment in Canada. These agencies are an important link between the big organizations and job seekers. They offer employment opportunities on behalf of these big organizations, mostly on a temporary basis, although some have permanent positions available. It is best to have yourself listed with these agencies because many recruitment agencies could compete for a job position opening and time is of the essence in many cases. The recruitment agencies do some initial screening of candidates and keep them job-ready for the next available opportunity.

There are several websites which list employment agencies in particular local areas. Following are a few such websites

  1. http://canadaemploymentagency.net/
  2. http://www.jobsincanada.ca/
  3. http://www.headhuntersdirectory.com/canada.htm

Online recruiters

The online recruitment companies form the last but not the least source of job listings to job seekers. Some of them are national whereas some focus on a particular local area. In addition to providing job listings, these online companies offer a wide range of other services such as career advice, resume writing and interview tips. Some of the prominent national online recruiters in Canada are

  1. http://www.workopolis.com/
  2. http://www.monster.ca/
  3. http://www.canadajobs.com/
  4. http://ca.hotjobs.yahoo.com/
  5. http://www.wowjobs.ca

Following are some websites focused on particular job markets -

  1. http://www.torontojobs.ca
  2. http://www.torontojobclassifieds.com/
  3. http://www.alltorontojobs.com/
  4. http://www.vancouverjobs.com/
  5. http://www.bcjobs.ca/
  6. http://www.calgaryjobs.com/
  7. http://jobsincalgary.ca/
  8. http://www.edmontonjobs.com/
  9. http://www.halifaxjobs.net/
  10. http://www.saskjobs.ca/