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Y Sindhura

Y Sindhura

Sr. Immigration Consultant

With 8 years of experience in the overseas division, Sindhura is a specialist in Canada, Australia, UK and Germany visa process.

Top 5 Reasons To Work in Canada: Jobs in Canada (for Indians)2019

Y Sindhura

Sr. Immigration Consultant

With 8 years of experience in the overseas division, Sindhura is a specialist in Canada, Australia, UK and Germany visa process.

Jobs are one of the most attractive aspects of Canada. Especially for Indians, Canada has been a hub of employment opportunities since decades.

Every year thousands of Indians migrate to Canada majorly for a reason that this nation has the best-paying jobs all round the world.

Jobs in Canada for Indians

Whether you are an IT professional or a skilled worker representing a non-IT profile, finding a job of your expertise is never difficult in Canada.


  • Primarily because the country needs more skilled workers to boost its economy.
  • Over 25% of Canada’s workforce is nearing their retirement age. This is rising the vacancy numbers.
  • A majority of youth population is not ready for the current vacant positions.
Statistic Canada Employment Level by Industry 2018

Why Canada is the best place for Indians to work?

According to Randstad, a global provider of HR services, most job seekers choose Canada for reasons like its cultural diversity, quality living, high-paying jobs, career benefits and many other factors.

For an Indian worker, these 5 reasons are just enough to kick start their career in Canada:

5 reasons to work in canada
  • Multicure: No bias of religion or caste
  • Beneficial for families: Safety and social benefits
  • Economical: Highest paying jobs in the service sector
  • Tech-Savvy: Fastest growing country in terms of tech jobs
  • Paid Benefits: Best in North America

Especially in industries of Engineering, Information Technology, Finance and Banking, Healthcare, Education and Legal the demand for Indians is at peak.

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How long does it take to find a job in Canada?

Workpolis once conducted a survey to understand how long does it take for a skilled worker to find a job in Canada.

It found that over 50% of job seekers were able to secure a job within 16 weeks of application.

A large number of candidates stated that they had applied to only 10 job postings before they received their offer.

What are the documents required to apply for a Job in Canada?

To apply for a Canadian job from India, you will need:

  • Professional Resume
  • Cover Letter supporting your job application
  • Documents of Previous Employment
  • Payslips for salary evidence
  • Identity proof
  • Passport
  • Visa/Work Permit

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How to find a job in Canada in less time?

Finding a job in Canada can be a daunting task without proper understanding of the Canadian job market and proper planning.

Here’s what you need to do to get your job fast in Canada:

  • Plan for an Active Job Strategy:

You cannot find a job by simply posting your profiles on Canadian portals relaxing for results. You need to actively researching for available jobs and constantly applying to the same.

In your tough schedule of work and life, doing so can be challenging. Hence, hire a job search expert for yourself.

As job search experts are well aware of the Canadian job market and everything about Canadian jobs, relying on their assistance will help you greatly.

  • Apply for a Permanent Resident Visa:

If you think that applying for a work permit for a Canadian job is a good idea, then think again.

Canadian employers are giving a higher preference to candidates with PR visas over work permit holders. This is majorly because:

  • Permanent resident visa holders bring an assurity to live in the country for a long term.
  • This gives the employers a confidence the talent of the selected candidate will be beneficial on a longer run.
  • The fact that employers don’t have to bear any LMIA expenses also attracts them to hire PR visa holders.
  • Once the candidate obtains citizenship after 3 years, he shall be an asset to the overall Canadian economy.
PR visa issued to indians since 2015

Why Indians? A majority of Indians have the skills and talent Canada needs for its economic development.

A high number of candidates are able to meet parameters set by Canada for immigration easily than the nationals of other countries.

In certain occupations or skilled trade, a certification may be required. Similarly, for some roles you may be asked to demonstrate any practical skill test results.

Consult our job search experts to get a personalized checklist of documents based on your profile.

Why Permanent Residency is a Good Option to Get a Job in Canada in 2019?

A permanent residency visa is always considered an ideal option over work permit because of the status it grants. This visa gives you a permanent resident card, similar to the US Green Card.

Also, in order to apply for this visa you do not need a job offer. Both the job search and visa process can proceed simultaneously.

All you have to do is score 67 points under Canada’s Express Entry (immigration system and follow an online visa application process.

Once you have secured this visa, you will be able to:

  • Work anywhere in Canada
  • Work for any company in Canada
  • Switch between companies/jobs if required
  • Let your spouse work without any additional permit
  • Right to apply for any jobs available for Canadians
  • Claim unemployment benefits under several schemes
  • Enjoy the privileges of permanent residency(free education and free healthcare)
  • Right to apply for Canadian citizenship in 3 years

If you want to understand how a PR visa is better than work permit in a comprehensive manner, here’s a detailed difference between a Canada PR visa and Canada work permit.

What is the Occupational Requirement to Apply for Express Entry?

Canada Express Entry is the most organized system of issuing visas. Here, the visas are granted solely based on skills, experience and points.

However, it is important that the occupation you represent must be listed in Canada's National Occupational Classification.

This is a list of occupations that are high in demand in Canada and have a severe shortage of skilled workers.

While the NOC list is long and is updated from time to time as per Canadian requirements, here are Canada’s top jobs of 2019 from the list:

Sales Associates

Sales associates are on the top numbers when it comes to the most demanded professions of Canada 2019.

As business sector of Canada is booming with new businesses daily, the employers need talented sales-people to reach to their customers. Both B2B and B2C salespeople are at a demand.

If you belong to the sales department and having been dreaming of immigration to Canada, know that the best time has come. You can check out these NOC and apply under the respective codes:

Financial Sales Representatives – 6235

  • Sales associate – personal banking
  • Retail Salespersons – 6421
  • Retail sales associate
  • Sales associate
  • Sales associate – retail

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Administrative Assistant

Being the cornerstones of office workplaces, administrative assistants have a huge job demand in Canada in 2019.

Especially candidates who can take care of traditional clerk tasks and can perform more specialized tasks like accounting and bookkeeping are at a high demand.

You can apply under the following NOC codes:

  • Administrative Assistants – 1241
  • Legal Administrative Assistants – 1242
  • Medical Administrative Assistants – 1243


Developers play an integral part in Canada’s growing tech sector. With every business booming digitally, software development becomes more significant.

According to Randstad, both full-stack developers who know both front endfront-end and back-end programming are in demand.

What NOC codes you can apply under:

Computer programmers and interactive media developers – 2174

  • Cloud Developer
  • Computer Developer
  • Electronic Business (e-business) Software Developer
  • Electronic Commerce (e-commerce) Software Developer
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) Developer
  • Interactive Media Developer
  • Mobile Applications Developer
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Personal Computer (PC) Application Developer
  • Software Developer

Web Designers and Developers – 2175

  • Electronic business (e-business) Website Developer
  • Electronic Commerce (e-commerce) Website Developer
  • Internet Site Developer
  • Intranet Site Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Website Developer

Accounts Professional

Whether you an Accountant or an Accounts Manager, there’s always a position opened in Canada’s labour market for you. In 2019, professionals who know accountancy have a very high demand.

From IT to consulting to sales and marketing, every industry needs accounts professionals in Canada.

Knowledge of CRM software and strong sales ability is also a factor that employers are looking in when they hire an accounts professional.

The NOC codes you can apply under are:

  • Banking, credit and other investment managers - 0122
  • Corporate Sales Manager – 0601
  • Financial Managers - 0111
  • Financial Auditors and Accountants - 1111
  • Supervisors, Finance and Insurance Office Workers- 1212

The defined list of occupation under this sector is indeed huge. To process your application, you are in need to have your occupation nominated.

Hence, if you belong to any of these above mentioned streams of accountancy, contact our consultants to check if your job role is qualifying for PR visa under the Federal Program of Canada.

Project Manager

Project Managers with a project management professional (PMP) certification are at a huge demand in Canada in 2019.

A project management expertise, ability to juggle complicated projects, managing budget and clients efficiently are some traits you need to have in order to win the job of a Project Manager in Canada.

The NOC Codes that can be applied for are:

Engineering Managers – 0211

  • Engineering Service Project Manager

Construction Managers – 0711

  • Construction Project Manager

Financial Auditors and Accountants – 1111

  • Internal Audit Project Manager

Administrative Officers – 1221

  • Non-Technical Project Manager

  • Organisation and Productivity Manager

Property Administrators – 1224

  • Housing Project Manager

Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Professions – 5131

  • VFX Project Manager

  • Video Games Project Manager

  • Visual Effects Project Manager

Interior Designers and Decorators – 5242

  • Interior Design Project Manager

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Registered Nurse

With the increase in elderly population in Canada, the country’s healthcare system is emphasising more on improving its services.

For this registered nurses and caretakers are at an increasing demand.

you can apply for a registered nurse under NOC:

  • Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses – 3012
  • Allied Primary Health Practitioners – 3124

Electrical Engineers

Canada has always experienced a shortage of Engineers. In 2019, Electrical Engineers are especially experiencing at a huge shortage in Canada.

The following engineers can apply for PR and get selected faster:

  • Engineering Managers – 0211
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineers – 2133
  • Other Professionals Engineers, N.E.C – 2148
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians – 2241
  • University Professors and Lecturers -

How is Canada Express Entry Helping Job Seekers?

Canada has designed the Express Entry in a way that it not only streamlines the visa process but also helps candidates connect to employment opportunities.

For this it has included these 3 unique features:

Job Bank Registration: Once you create your profile with Express Entry, you are given an option of creating a similar profile with Job Bank.

This Job Bank is accessed by Canadian employers who are keenly looking for foreign talent.

The Job Bank serves as a recruitment portal similar to Naukri, Shine, Indeed, wherein both candidates and employers can connect to close on vacant position.

Until 2017, registration with Job Bank was a mandate requirement. However, since then it is not compulsory to create a profile with Job Bank.

Employer Sponsorship: Employers of Canada are allowed to sponsor candidates while their visa is in process with Express Entry. This is done by the medium of a valid job offer.

If an employer shortlists a profile and offers him a job offer, the candidate must include the details in his Express Entry profile.

Doing so gives him additional points between 50-200 (depending upon profile) and boosts the overall CRS score.

Provincial Nomination: Provinces that are falling short of skilled talent inline their visa programs with Express Entry to select and nominate candidates for work.

The candidates who meet the requirements of these programs are nominated and are invited to live and work in the province for 2 years.

Challenges of finding a job in Canada:

Now that you know most of the aspects of finding a job in Canada, note that there are several challenges too.

  • Unimpressive resume can get you failed
  • Sometimes, your resumes don’t reach the recruiter’s inbox
  • There are plenty of openings posted and removed each day, which you could miss
  • Employers conduct smart interviews and one bad move can lose you the job

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How to overcome these?

At Kansas Overseas Careers, we have the solutions to all the challenges an Indian may face during a job application.

Having been in the industry for years and understanding the job market of Canada, we have initiated the service of Advanced Job Search.

Our job search experts know exactly what it takes to help you with a job offer and have you covered in the following ways:

  • Click-Bait Resume: Create resumes that impress Candian employers.
  • As every country follows a systematic pattern of resume preparation, we ensure that your resume is meeting the Canadian standards and is click-baite.

  • Smart Tracking: Most resumes are barred by employers and do not reach their inbox.
  • To overcome this aspect, we use XXX system to ensure that your resume is reached to recruiter’s inbox and gets a view.

  • Constant Efforts: We work constantly on your profile for 2 months. During this span of time, all possible options are filtered and applied to.
  • We market your CV to companies who are seeking candidates with skills like yours.

  • Interview Preparation: Getting a yes from a recruiter is no easy task. Our experts train you to crack the code of winning a job through interview preparation assistance.
  • Mock sessions make our training more practical.

  • Advanced Services: If you have a spouse who is accompanying your immigration to Canada, we help you both find a job through our job search service.

What is the income possibility of your profession in Canada?

(Average Salaries by Sector)

salaries in canada by occupations

While we can give you an overview of the salary by industry, the exact answer to your question can be determined only after we scrutinize your profile.

As every profession has a varied salary range, only our experts will be able to help you understand your estimated income based on your demand, your job code and the related income.

Connect with us online or visit our office nearest to you.

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