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Interviews are some of the most intimidating practices, and it even get worse when you are not ready; on the other hand, if you had a proper preparation, your interview result will help you distinguished from other candidates even your resume were better than yours. Even though we wait to a great extent for an interview call, nonetheless as the interview day comes near we start having uneasiness in our stomach. Even if you might have faced some interviews before, but then it is imperative to take a proper preparation before going for another interview. When it comes to getting ready for an interview, we must understand that preparation comprises all the parts before you face the interview; a continuous preparation is a key to success even if you have gone through other interviews previously, consider it in any job interview you go. Here are things to consider before the interview.


  1. Self –Valuation

Some of the important things in personal -valuation is that you need to understand your strength and weakness. You should consider your strength and past endeavors first to boost the self-confidence, but still, you should not hide your personal weakness. Assess your education background, abilities, accomplishments and other aptitudes to choose any one feature to express in the interview.

  1. Resume

The CV should have a common presentation. Always provide accurate information in the resume. Study different online job guide to be acquainted with diverse types of CV writing. Have a copy of a lovely spotless form on resume paper and have on-hand, and your list of references and print out of your cover letter. 

  1. Explore about the Employer

It is important to gather comprehensive information about the company and also understand their business strategies and records over the past few years then think about how you can bring changes and more improvement in them. Know about the organization the size, structure as well as the main competitors of the company furthermore gather information about the latest new items, developments that related to the enterprise.

  1. Consider some of the questions to ask your interviewer.

Take part actively during the interview gives a good impression of how interested you are in the job. It’s important to come prepared with at least three provocative questions to ask your interviewer.


  1. Rehearse with a friend.

If your fellow is also preparing for an interview, it is good to prepare together. Doing it together will give you a way to structure your preparation, and it will also help you be at ease with giving answers, telling narrations, and using suitable terminology. Practice giving brief, complete answers and maintaining eye contact with the interviewers despite the fact that you give them. Make sure that your answers are stated with confidence and you aren’t speaking too slow or too fast.

  1. Run through Interview Methods.

Practice well how you want to present yourself to the interviewer. It is important to follow an exclusive way to introduce yourself, and this can help in creating a positive impression. Many interviewers make their conclusions in the first few minutes of the interview whether they want to take on that candidate or not. 


  1. Dress-for-work

It is vital to dress appropriately for the interview to look respectable be sure that the interview outfit that you wear is tidy, neat and appropriate for the kind of company that you are applying. Take with you an original folder with the copies of your qualifications and resume, as well as the pen and papers for taking note if needed.

It is always important to prepare yourself well before going for an interview by, practicing these few ways you can increase your chance of getting the job.




The land of Canada is one of the most popular destinations for immigrants. Usually, the reason for the settling of immigrants to Canada is Canada’s organized work system, school system, literarily they believe everything in Canada is organized and soon they find themselves convinced into it.

Other reasons people migrate to Canada are better paying jobs in the are they have been educated in, better life standard, etc. Some of the most successful people who are not native Canadians, but rather foreigners, never worked for anyone but they had opened their business ventures and companies.

There is a small amount of foreign people with Canadian permanent residence who have succeeded in terms of money and career and Canada. Most of the Canadian immigrants find themselves average jobs with average or above-average salary, but still don’t think about themselves as being successful. We will present you the list of several people who had immigrated in Canada in their early years and became very successful in a country that is not their homeland – Canada.

The seven foreign people who are very much successful in Canada are the following people:

  1. Akram Al-Otumi

The country of origin of this successful man is Yemen. Akram Al-Otumi arrived at the state of Canada as a teenager with his parents. Upon arriving in Canada, bot Akram and his parents knew little to nothing of the English language. He had many bad experiences because of his lack of knowledge of the English language. Eventually, Akram learned English, and his past bad experiences upon arriving in Canada served as an inspiration to open his business venture – Azal Student Agency.

Azal Student Agency helps the international students learn the English language and settle in Canada. Akram also works as a consultant with Common Good Solutions Inc.


  1. Dalal Al-Waheidi

Dalal Al-Waheidi was the immigrant to Canada from Palestine. As a child, this brave and intelligent woman was the witness of political tensions between the Gaza Strip and Palestine. The political tensions in her homeland made her and her family go to Canada. Today, Dalal is a successful human rights activist and the executive director of We Day Global. The terrors she saw done in her homeland made her become the human rights activist.


  1. Gradimir Pankov

Gradimir Pankov’s country of origin is Macedonia, which was at the time of his birth the part of the Socialistic Federalist Republic of Yugoslavia. Gradimir is one of the most famous European male ballet dancers. Before immigrating to Canada, Gradimir was an immigrant in seven countries of the world. He immigrated from F.Y.R Macedonia in 1967 to teach dancing around the world. Just recently, Gradimir had settled in Canada permanently, and he is at the moment the Artistic Director of the prestigious Les Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montréal.


  1. John Volken

John Volken immigrated to Canada from Germany with only $100 with him. He is a successful author, entrepreneur, humanist, etc. From coming to Canada with $100 in his pocket, John became a multimillionaire with the opening of his furniture company, United Furniture Warehouse. John is also a humanist and helps young people who are in the hell of drug addiction. For vhelping young drug addicts, John had opened the John Volken Foundation and Welcome Home Foundation.



  1. Vivian Abboud

The country of origin of Vivian Abboud is Lebanon. Vivian had immigrated in 1995 to Canada, at the age of 17. Before becoming what she is today, she was a math teacher in Alberta and a worker in a bakery. In Alberta, Canada, she got the Bachelor’s degree in Education. At the moment, Vivian is finishing her doctorate in Education. She is a successful entrepreneur and owns a business venture called Viva Café. Her current position is working as the Government Senior Manager at the Alberta Education.



  1. Gentil Misigaro

Gentil is a musician and immigrant to Canada from the Democratic Republic of Kongo. He had settled down in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and contributed a lot the Winnipeg’s music scene. For a short time, Gentil developed the music scene of Winnipeg by founding several bands in Winnipeg, arts and non-profit music organizations.

Getil also does humanitarian work. He teaches young drug addicts on rehabilitation playing the guitar and other instruments. He is also the founder of non-profit organization A Better World Movement.


  1. Zahra Al-Harazi

Zahra Al-Harazi’s origin is from Yemen. She came to Alberta, Canada, as a 24-year-old single mother with her three kids. Zahra and her kids didn’t have an ideal life in Yemen, and both she and her three children survived two civil wars in Yemen. Zahra says she comes from the country where electricity and water are considered as a luxury. In the search for a better life, Zahra moved to Canada with the three of her kids. She reeducated herself in Canada and earned a degree from the Alberta College of Art in Visual Communications. At the moment, this brave woman who had survived a lot in Yemen is the CEO of her marketing studio – Foundry Communications. Zahra is also the international speaker of the several of world’s most influenital organizations.



So, you want to come to Canada…eh? And most probably, the reason for your arrival to Canada is that you want to work part-time in Canada and earn some quick cash. That is great and congratulations on your will to do so!

But, first things first, the Canadian government allows to 51 nations of the world visa-free access to Canada. The sentence before means that Canadian government has bilateral agreements with 51 countries of the world. The maximum stay for non-residents of Canada coming from the countries which have the bilateral agreement with Canada is six months. Six-month stay is also the highest length of residence for the residents of the countries that don’t have bilateral contract with Canada.

The government of Canada doesn’t require you to enter Canada with the visa, if you come from the following countries:

  • All of the European Union countries – excluding Romania and Bulgaria
  • Australia
  • Japan
  • Chile
  • the United States of America
  • Republic of South Korea
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Brunei
  • Israel
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Samoa

Note that we have not listed all of the countries whose passports don’t require you a visa stamp when you enter Canada.

Most of the immigrants that arrive in Canada come from the countries that require a visa to enter Canada. In order to obtain a Canadian temporary resident visa, one must visit the Canadian Embassy in their country or a Canadian consulate.

If you are unable to travel to your country’s capital, where a Canadian Embassy is usually located in, then you can apply for the Canadian Temporary Via through the eTA Program – Electronic Travel Authorization. eTA Program is supported and connected to all of the Canadian embassies in the world.

One important thing you must know is that you can visit Canada with a Temporary Via, but you can’t work without the work visa, a.k.a Work Permit. Let’s learn a few things about Canadian Work Permits.

The seven important things to learn about the Canadia Work Permits are the following:

  1. Work Permit doesn’t mean you have become Canadian permanent resident

If you were lucky and ambitious enough and had arrived in Canada with both the Temporary Via and the Work Permit visa, you should know that Work Permit is no different than the Temporary Via. The statement before means that Work Permit only allows you to work or a short period in Canada. It doesn’t mean at all you have become the permanent resident of Canada who can work full-time in Canada.


  1. Your Canadian employer gives recommendation so you can obtain the Work Permit

You can’t work in Canada without the Work Permit. Remember it. If you are caught working in the state of Canada without the Work Permit, you will immediately be transported out of the country, and the Canadian police might forbid your access to Canada for the rest of your life.

We advise you not to work without the Work Permit visa. The only way you can obtain a work visa is with the help of your Canadian employer.

Your Canadian employer will have to send you a job offer or a contract in the written form. You then have to send the document your future employer has provided you with to the Canadian Embassy in your country.

But, does the job offer that obtains a Work Permit have some verification? Yes, it does. In most cases, your employer has to go to Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). The people at LMIA will review your employer’s job offer, investigate information about you, and after it, you get a Work Permit.


  1. Documents needed for the Work Permit must be in English, French and Spanish language

While submitting your legal documents to your Canadian employer, you must send him your documents translated into English, Spanish, and French by a certified legal translator. Your documents will later be reviewed by the LMIA, where your employer will take your translated documents.

  1. If you are a student, you can get a Student Work Permit

If you are a international student studying in Canada, you can get a Student Work Permit, and work up to 20 hours per week outside the college.

As of the Summer of 2014, you can work full-time as a student during college summer and winter breaks.

  1. Work Permit after you have finished the college

Congratulations on your graduation! Also, we congratulate you because you can immediately apply as a foreign college graduate in Canada for Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP).


  1. What documentation is needed for a Work Permit?

If you want to obtain the Canadian Work Permit, some (not all documents are included) documents that you need to get this valuable permit are:

  • Family Information Form (IMM 5645)
  • Two passport photos
  • Valid passport photocopy
  • Labor Market Opinion (LMO)

For more information, visit the official websites or give a call to the Canadian Embassy in your land.

  1. Eligibility requirements to get a Work Permit

Before applying for a Work Permit and after receiving it, you must do these things to be eligible to get the Work Permit:

  • Give a proof to your local Canadian Embassy that you will leave Canada after your Work Permit expires
  • Upon arriving in Canada with a Work Permit, you also have to prove the police officers that you will leave Canada several days before your Work Permit expires.
  • Bring enough money and show to the Canadian police officers how much money you have brought with you.
  • Obeying the Canadian Law


In 1973 the Government of Canada started Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) to allow employers in Canada to hire foreign nationals to work in Canada. Originally when the program was started research showed that the workers brought in were highly skilled workers such as specialist doctors. Later in the year 2002 a low skilled workers category was added to the program, this category currently makes up most of the temporary foreign workforce in Canada. In the year 2006 the program was expanded and it was introduced to some other locations. In the year 2013 the program policies were revised charging employer fees, raising wages and removing the accelerated applications. The total number of temporary foreign workforce more than doubled between 1993 and 2013 such that by the end of 2013 there were 338,000 foreign workers in Canada.

8.Information Technology (IT) workers

 Royal Bank of Canada hires temporary foreign workers in the field of Information technology (IT). These workers are brought from outsourcing firms like the one in India (iGATE). The temporary foreign workers are replacing the Canadian workers 


7.Mine workers

Chinese company based in Canada that owns a mine in British Columbia import workers from China to work in the mines. For one to work in the mines the sole requirements is the ability for one to speak Mandarin Chinese and to work efficiently.  

6.Oil-field workers

A Toronto based firm that is run by Italian company has employed 270 temporary foreign workers in the oil-field to raise enough workers to work in the site. The company employs the foreign workers that are young and can work for long. 

5.Farm-help workers

On October 23, 2013 a Saskatoon Company started helping farmers to recruit temporary foreign workers to help in farm work. The company was helping to fill the number of the needed 30,000 both seasonal and long term farm workers. It was as a result of the employment Canada acknowledging that there was shortage of agricultural workers



Due to the great demand for nurses in Canada out of shortages of healthcare workers in Ottawa, Ontario, Vancouver and other parts of this huge country (Canada is the second largest country in the whole world). Thus nurses from all over the world are being employed and being ingested into the public healthcare system as long as one has a one year experience nursing.


3. Mechanical Maintenance

At Honda premier vehicle manufacturing in Canada they employ temporary foreign workers who are ambitious, bright, and innovative team players who have focus on continuous improvement to join their team.  The company employs 4,200 workers in automobile manufacturing.

2. Foreign Exchange Bilingual Customer Service Representative

Most Companies in Canada are looking for customer service representatives to provide support with foreign exchange calls. The only qualification is for one to have excellent customer service experience and data entry skills. They employ temporary workers for example 6 Month contract that could be extended subject to one’s performance, attitude toward job and attendance.


1.Building Service Worker

Banff Centre employs foreign male workers to work in males changing rooms and washrooms. Also the hire foreign workers to offer exceptional customer services to artists, participants, conference attendees,  audience and general public who visit our campus throughout the year.


In conclusion Canada employs foreign workers to work in the country as the country experiences labour shortages. To cope with the labour shortages the Canada federal authorities allows immigration of a given number of people into the country as workers in different sectors. Also the Canada employers employ foreign skilled workers to replace the aging workers so that the company can maintain productivity.



In this post we’re going to show you (in 5 simple steps) How you can successfully apply for a Canadian Work Permit and How to Apply for A Job in Canada (for overseas applicants)

Step 1: How to Get Canadian Employers Interested in You

  1. Prepare a professional Resume that will focus on your details skills, credentials, and abilities that are relevant to the next rung of your career ladder
  2. Make sure you List your qualifications in a presentable manner.
  3. Focus on your skills and achievements.

– This is all necessary to grab the attention of Canadian Employers!

Your Resume is one of the most important tools in your job search.

The professional resume attracts the attention of an employer by assuring them that you meet the requirements for their open position.

A poorly constructed resume or one that doesn’t place the proper focus on your abilities can very easily get you disqualified by The Canadian Hiring Managers.

The CV, or the “Resume”, as we call it in North America, is the “Silent Salesman” for a job applicant, giving insight into the candidate’s unique abilities.

We here, at understand that making a Resume requires special skills that not everyone possesses.

That is why we are providing a FREE Canadian Resume Template and a Cover Letter Template at our website

Step 2: 
Where to find employment in Canada

Finding employment in Canada is the KEY to Migration.

At we feature thousands of Links to Job Vacancies from major Canadian Employers where you can apply for a Temporary/Permanent Job in Canada.

Our Website has 1000’s upon 1000’s of links to new Canada vacancies added each day, and with thousands of job vacancies available at: there’s bound to be one for you.

There is also a list included of some of the most reputable recruitment agencies for you to search for positions, as well as some prominent companies in Canada for you to do some research on, who have their own careers section on their websites so that you may apply directly.

Through doing this, you will be tapping into the hidden job market in Canada, and you should aim to spend equal amounts of time applying for jobs both through our links on our own website (that’s where new jobs are added daily, and also through your own research, applying directly to companies in your field.

Step 3: 
How to Get a Job Offer (LMIA) that is validated by HRSDC

What can YOU do to Assist your Potential Employer in making the decision to hire you?

  1. You will need to confirm that the position offered is skilled and the employer has been advertised the position in Canada, prior to considering an overseas candidate (such as you)
  2. You will also need to let him know that you are strongly determined to relocate to Canada for work and that you already possess the knowledge and the documents required to successfully apply for a Work Permit, once the employer has decided to consider you for the position

Canadian Employers hire thousands of temporary workers with specific skills every year..

Employers who wish to hire temporary foreign workers must first apply to Service Canada for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (L.M.I.A)

The Labour Market Impact Assessment commonly: (LMIA), assesses the impact the foreign worker would have on Canada’s labour market or, in other words, how the offer of employment would likely affect Canadian jobs.

Your Potential Employer will need a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment to hire you as a temporary foreign worker.

You fill need to obtain a copy of the positive Labour Market Impact Assessment in order to apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for a work permit.

What else can you do in order to help a Canadian Employer make a decision to hire you ?

Common concerns of Canadian Companies while reviewing Resumes of foreign workers have been well documented in the past…

– You will need to communicate to the Potential Employer that you understand the Magnitude of his/her responsibility, when considering Foreign Workers.

– You should also point-out that as a foreign worker, you are prepared to perform all of your duties with great determination, much like a native Canadian employee, not less because of your sheer determination and ambition to succeed in this new Economy, and make a statement for yourself.


Step 4: How to Complete the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Application

This application form should be used by your employer to apply for a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) to hire temporary foreign workers under the Pilot Project for Occupations Requiring Lower Levels of Formal Training (NOC C and D).

The application can be downloaded from the link that should appear now at the bottom of the screen, 
and all other required documents must be submitted to Service Canada.

Please note that there are Certain occupations like Athletes, coaches
, Aviation engineers, Businessmen Judges, Religious workers & similar, that are exempt from having to apply for work permit..


Step 5: How to complete the Application for Work Permit

A current copy of the Application for Work Permit can be downloaded from SERVICE CANADA, -the link should be appearing at the bottom of the screen now, and it is for people who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who wish to work temporarily in Canada.

A work permit is issued if the application is accepted.

All applicants must complete and sign their own individual form, including persons traveling as a family.


In 2015, the US job market has experienced the greatest amount of growth since the end of the recession in 2009. 200,000-220,000 new jobs are created per month, significantly more so than the past four years. These promising new numbers have lead forecasters to predict for another positive month for the labor market.

The unemployment rate has declined by 0.2% to 5.6% in December. The number of unemployed individuals went to 8.7 million, a decline by 383,000. Throughout the year the unemployment rate has declined 1.1% to 1.7 million individuals. Of these statistics for December, there is a 5% decline in unemployed adult women.


There has been an increase in employment in the professional and business services sector, with the addition of 52,000 jobs in December alone. In the administrative and waste services jobs increased by 35,000. Computer systems design and related IT jobs went up by 9,000. Engineering and architecture increased by 5,000.

Despite these promising numbers an in-depth analysis of the monthly trends and statistics suggest that even with the steady demand for jobs increasing it is still low compared to the supply of potential workers. In the manufacturing sector, developments in productivity have increased efficiency in production, meaning that the average worker does not receive enough hours as they used to. This means that wages are not increasing as steadily as they need to be. This is also influenced by the Affordable Care Act which requires employers to provide health care coverage for employees working a certain number of hours within a given time period. This has consequently caused employers to cut back hours in order to curb the health care costs. This also accounts for the significant increase in expenditure for many businesses in the last few months, significantly limiting their profit margins.

Job hunting online is often preferable because it saves time and money while showing you a broader range of employment opportunities. However, it is not without fault. Because you don’t have the benefit of making a good impression in person, your approach online needs to be flawless. Avoid making these common mistakes during your online job hunt.

Your CV or résumé is too long

Trim your CV or résumé to only include relevant information to the position you are applying for. If it’s too long, your potential employer may skip over something important. Also, listing every job you’ve ever had may give you the appearance of being unable to hold a position long term.

You forgot to proofread

Before submitting your CV or application, comb through it for spelling and grammatical errors. While this may seem unimportant, having such mistakes will make you look sloppy and rushed.

You appear to have a bad attitude

It is easy for things to get lost in translation online. Sarcasm can go undetected, for example, because words on a screen are not as dynamic as live interactions. Therefore, it is important for you to make sure you come across as positive and professional at all times. Skip the humor and avoid sounding arrogant. Instead, opt to show your enthusiasm for the position and an eagerness to learn more.

For many employers in Canada, an LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) is very important before hiring a temporary foreign worker through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The TFWP permits them to fill positions with foreign workers if no Canadian worker is available to fill the said position.

Are you an employee curious about how to get LMIA in Canada? Well, you’re in luck because this article will give you a brief introduction on how to get LMIA in Canada aside from outlining to you the guide and procedure on the same.

The Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

Previously known as the Labour Market Opinion (LMO), the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is now the screening mechanism for any employer in need of hiring temporary foreign workers. These changes were made in June 2014 when the Canada Immigration changed their Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

Moreover, these changes were made to highlight strict priorities to any Canadian citizen for available jobs and other important amendments. Therefore, employers have to offer sufficient information about the ongoing job application and any data required on the LMIA. Additionally, employers with more than ten employees who apply for new LMIA are subject to a 10% cap on their workforce’s proportion consisting of low-wage temporary foreign workers.

With the wages being more accurate reflections of the occupational skill levels and the conditions of the labour market, the NOC will be replaced by the wage levels.

‘Low-wage’ jobs are those jobs that rank below the provincial or the territorial median wage while ‘high-wage’ jobs are those above the median wage. The current application fee is $1000 for every job position as opposed to the previous $275 before the reforms.

What Is LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment)?

According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the LMIA is an ‘a must have’ document for any employer in Canada willing to hire foreign workers. The document is fundamentally used to show the need to hire a foreign worker for any job position that a Canadian worker cannot perform.

It is a labour market verification process where the Employment and Social Development Canada or simply (ESDC) assesses employment offers to ensure that employing a foreign worker will have no negative impact on the labor market in Canada.

For this reason, the employer will have to offer a variety of information on the vacant position they wish to hire a foreign worker, including the total number of Canadians who applied for the position and those interviewed as well as a detailed explanation why no Canadian worker was considered for the position.

To any foreign employee, the LMIA is usually processed by your employer in Canada along with your work permit. Therefore, the responsibility of paying the required LMIA fees lies on the employer. Therefore take caution of any employer asking for the LMIA fees; the job could probably not be legit.

While you may be required to have the LMIA as a foreign worker, there are certain exceptions that will not necessarily need an LMIA like the youth exchange programs, free trade agreements and jobs under the International Mobility Program.


The Requirements of Getting LMIA in Canada 

As mentioned earlier, the sole responsibility of processing and applying for LMIA lies on your employer. The employer will have to contact the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) who’ll provide them with the details of processing the LMIA along with all the requirements needed.

If you’re familiar with getting LMO in Canada, then the process is closely related, though, after the new reforms made in June 2014, the process of getting LMIA is stricter with a $1000 fee per position job application requested for a labour market opinion.

Before applying for LMIA, an employer will have to advertise the job vacancies to the Canadian job market at least in the first four weeks. Additionally the employer applying for the LMIA will be required to provide proof that the foreign employment will not impact negatively on the Canada Labour Market aside from proving that Canadians cannot fill the job offering.


How Long Does It Take To Have An LMIA Approved?

Well, the ESDC has set a 10-day processing commitment to certain LMIA applications especially high-demand jobs as skilled trades and jobs with shorter duration of work period – normally less than 120 days.


What Do You Do After Getting A Positive LMIA?

Once you have a positive LMIA, as a foreign worker, you can now proceed to apply for a working visa. Your employer will send you a copy of the LMIA along with a signed employment contract that are necessary requirements for getting a visa at the Canadian embassy.

This procedure is usually done in your country of residence outside Canada. The Canadian embassy will require a work permit, LMIA, your medical exams along with other documents and immigration permits the moment you leave the country. It’s important therefore to check your country’s immigration requirements before your flight to Canada.

What If You Get Negative LMIA?

As much as Canada is a wealthy country with numerous employment opportunities, your LMIA may be disapproved due to one reason or another. If you have a negative LMIA, your employer may request a review of the application. However, this doesn’t guarantee that your LMIA will be approved this time around.


To The Employer 

Any employer applying for an LMIA for the first time will be required to provide a business license or permit along with the signed statement that shows his willingness to abide by the program requirements. Employers applying for a second LMIA will have to show that they have met all the terms and conditions of employment that were set in the previous LMIA confirmation letter.

Wrapping Up

With this information, you now have an idea of the requirements and procedure for getting an LMIA in Canada. Moreover, this article has not only outlined the requirements but also given you a clear understand of what an LMIA is and why it is important for employers to apply for one

Fort McMurray will always elicit negative emotions from a majority of Canadians. It never ceases to amaze how many of these people have hardly been, yet they still hold strong opinions about this place. What makes such a city receive so much negative press? My two cents’ worth is that the dwellers pay little attention to what others think. They are simply too busy working and progressing in life.

Despite a populace of about 60,000, approximately 100,000 more people commute for work in the oil sand regions. The over 29 airports fly in people from across the world. The transient nature of the city makes it more susceptible to some lazy opinions.

A good number of workers are seen journeying further north to camps. They seldom set foot in the city. In a majority of these camps, alcohol and drugs are unheard. But as common with boomtowns with workers earning huge paychecks, the locals confirm that prostitution and drug abuse exists, but in isolation.

The diversity of the city can never go unnoticed. We can’t help to imagine how much culture shock the visitors get, especially in winter season. The city is a beehive activity with people from diverse backgrounds.

In business, English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Because of this, native English speakers do have an advantage when it comes to securing a job in most industries. However, there are a wide variety of resources available to you if you’re not an English speaker, which may help you to land your dream job, despite the language barrier.

It’s always best you have someone who is a native English speaker to go over your CV. A native English speaker can help you with any spelling and grammar corrections. You can also hire a professional to help you with your CV. Of course, you do need to make it known on your CV that English is not your native language.


You can practice interviewing with someone who is a native English speaker. They can help prepare you to answer commonly asked interview questions and discover where any language weaknesses might cause a problem.

You can improve your language skills by taking an English language course. Choose a course that concentrates on your weaknesses in the language. For instance, if your speaking skills are not as good as your writing skills, take a course that focuses on this.

There are many types of jobs that might require a non-native speaker to assist English speakers. Target these types of jobs when you’re searching for employment to increase your chances of being hired.

There are many jobs where knowing more than one language can be an advantage.

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