Explore careers in Canada
Canada is a great place for international students to build their careers after graduation.
Build your career in Canada
Have you considered a future in Canada? Your Canadian education will set you up for long-term success. Many employers in Canada are growing and looking for skilled talent.
Talent needed: 7.7 million job openings expected between 2022-2031.
- Employment and Social Development Canada, 2021
Immigration pathways: Canada aims to welcome hundreds of thousands of newcomers each year.
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 2022
Work among the best: Canada has the most educated workforce in the world.
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2022
Plan your career
Here are some resources for planning your career in Canada:
- Canada job bank: Explore the market
- Canada job bank: Choose a career
- Canada job bank: How to write a good resume
- Find free newcomer services near you
- Starting a business in Canada
- Minimum wage by province
There are many online platforms for finding jobs in Canada. These are a few examples of where to search:
Visit websites of employers you’re interested in to see if they’re hiring. You can also search for recruitment agencies to help you find work.
Grow your network
Networking is an important part of your career path in Canada. Making connections can help you find a job or learn new skills.
Ways to network:
- Create a profile and network on LinkedIn
- Join industry associations or professional bodies for your sector
- Attend meetings, conferences and events at your school or in the community
- Connect with alumni groups from the college or university where you studied
- Reach out to professionals in your industry or field
Provincial and territorial job search resources
|British Columbia||WorkBC: Search and prepare for a job|
|Manitoba||Job Bank: Manitoba jobs|
|New Brunswick||NB Jobs: search for jobs in New Brunswick|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Job Bank: Newfoundland and Labrador Jobs|
|Northwest Territories||Government of Northwest Territories Careers|
|Nova Scotia||Jobs Nova Scotia|
|Prince Edward Island||Prince Edward Island Jobs|
|Quebec||Quebec: Trades and Occupations|
|Saskatchewan||Find and apply for job in Saskatchewan|
Work while studying
International students can work while studying. Get job experience, help pay your tuition and build your network while you study.
Work after studies
Learn about the different types of permits and programs available for international students to work in Canada after graduation.
Pathways to permanent residency and immigration
If you’re hoping to settle in Canada after your studies, find paths to permanent residency and immigration.
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