Thursday, March 16, 2017

List of settlement service provider organizations

Entrance to New Brunswick Route 2 (Trans-Canad...
Entrance to New Brunswick Route 2 (Trans-Canada) at Young's Cove Road. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Settlement Service provider organizations in Atlantic Canada.

St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nov...
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Canada’s most popular job search sites

For Canadian employers, the job-posting process can be frustrating, time-consuming, and unreliable. It can be a lot of work to sort through stacks of resumes, call up candidates, and do interviews – and this doesn’t always produce the best hire. Because so many employers try to avoid the process, approximately 80% of jobs never get listed at all.
These unlisted jobs makeup “Canada’s hidden job market” and are most commonly accessed by potential employees through personal contacts and/or networking. The importance of personal contacts and networking cannot be stressed enough in the context of finding work in Canadian society.
However, for those of us who have exhausted our personal contacts and networks or for those who are looking for immediate employment, advertised jobs are another option to securing employment. Because employers typically only spend 20-30 seconds reviewing resumes, it is vital that when responding to advertised jobs potential candidates write tailored resumes and cover letters for each position applied to. Candidates should also demonstrate that they have the key skills and qualifications that the employer has outlined in the job description and that they discuss why they are interested in the organization based on conducting research on the organization they wish to work for.
The following is a brief list of Canada’s most popular job search websites. More links to job search websites that are specific to professional industries are also included below.
General Job Search Sites
Canada’s Top 100 Employers
Career Builder
Eluta – The Search Engine for New Jobs in Canada
Government of Canada Careers
Mazemaster – Youth Employment Link
Monster Canada
Possibilities: Toronto’s Online Employment Resource Centre
Top 100 Internet Sites for Learning and Job Searching

Accounting Job Search Sites
Certified Management Accountants Society of British Colombia
Institute of Chartered Accountants Alberta
Institute of Chartered Accountants B.C.
Institute of Chartered Accountants Manitoba
Institute of Chartered Accountants Nova Scotia
Institute of Chartered Accountants Ontario
Institute of Chartered Accountants Quebec
Institute of Chartered Accountants Saskatchewan
Certified Professional Accountants
Society of Management Accountants Canada
Society of Management Accountants Ontario
Certified General Accountants Association of Manitoba
Certified General Accountants Association of New Brunswick
Certified General Accountants of Ontario
Certified General Accountants Association of Prince Edward Island
Certified Professional Accountants of Quebec

 Advertising, Marketing & Communications Job Search Sites
Advertising Age
Marketing Magazine
Outdoor Advertising Association of Canada
Strategy Magazine

 Biotechnology Job Search Sites
Biotechnology Human Resource Council

Construction/Trades Job Search Sites
Construction Sector Council
Made with the Trades
Toronto Construction Association

 Education and Teaching Job Search Sites
Education Canada Network
Jobs in Education
The Manitoba Teacher’s Society
Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Foundation

Engineering Job Search Sites
Canadian Technical Employment Network
Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

Environment Job Search Sites

Health Job Search Sites
Canadian Nursing Index
Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Canadian Society for International Health
Opticians Association of Canada

 Information Technology Job Search Sites
Canada Computer Work
Canada’s Association of Information Technology Professionals
International Webmasters Association
Information Technology Association of Canada
Webgrrls International

Insurance Job Search Sites

 Manufacturing Job Search Sites
Wood Manufacturing Council

 Mathematics and Statistics Job Search Sites
Canadian Mathematical Society
Statistics Society of Canada

 Oil and Mining Job Search Sites
Petroleum Services Association of Canada

 Science Job Search Sites (see also Biotechnology Job Search Sites)
Canadian Association of Physicists
Chemical Institute of Canada


Monday, March 6, 2017

Atlantic Immigration Pilot for Employers: Prince Edwards Island.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is an employer-driven federal immigration pilot program designed to help you fill permanent labour shortages and skill gaps in your business by supporting foreign nationals for permanent residency.  There are three different streams which aim to address different needs.  The Atlantic High Skilled Program allows you to attract highly skilled individuals, the Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program allows you to attract semi-skilled individuals, and the Atlantic International Graduate Program allows you to attract recent graduates from Atlantic Canada post-secondary institutions.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to participate in the Pilot you must be a designated employer.  To become a designated employer you must:
  • Want to hire full-time, non-seasonal international candidates
  • Be in good standing with provincial and federal standards and legislation as per the program guidelines
  • Demonstrate your preparedness to receive and meet the settlement needs of international candidate(s) and accompanying family members, and agree to do so
  • You understand and agree to the reporting requirements for the program

What is the process?

The Pilot is a two step process.  The first step is to become designated.  You will only need to be designated once, but you will be contacted annually by our office to update your file.  The second step is to identify international candidates that you would like to support through this program and submitting an endorsement application to our office. 

Why should I apply now?

The Province is able to designate employers now in anticipation of the Pilot opening.  You only need to be designated once to be eligible to participate in the Pilot, so if you get designated now you will be eligible to start submitting endorsement applications now.

How do I apply?

If you meet the criteria listed above you must first read the application guide then complete the employer designation form.
The complete form can be submitted to the Office of Immigration in three ways:
Office of Immigration
94 Euston Street, 2nd Floor
PO Box 1176
Charlottetown, PE
Canada  C1A 7M8

Do I have to pay a fee?

There are no fees payable to the Province for the designation or endorsement process.  All regular federal immigration fees(link is external) apply.

What forms do I need to fill out?

To become designated as an employer who is eligible to use the Pilot you must complete an employer designation form.  To apply to have a candidate endorsed you must already be a designated employer and then submit an endorsement form.

Who can I contact with questions?

Forward questions related to the Pilot to sends e-mail) or call (902) 620-3628.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project:New Brunswick

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a three-year employer-driven immigration program to attract and retain global talent while supporting population growth and addressing labour shortages. The pilot will allow 2000 additional immigrants and their families to come to the four Atlantic Provinces, a key component of both the Atlantic Growth Strategy and the New Brunswick Economic Growth Plan.
Provincial government staff will assist local employers identify, hire and support foreign workers. In turn, successful candidates will be selected for permanent residency by the Federal government.
Employers interested in participating in the Pilot, must meet the following designation criteria:
  • The employer wants to hire full-time, non-seasonal international candidates;
  • The employer and their business are  well-established and in good standing; and
  • The employer is committed to meet the settlement needs of international candidate(s) and accompanying family members.
For more information, please contact the employment development office near you and/or review the information under our Quick Links above.

You may also contact us at: or 1 855 444-6554

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program for Employers: Newfoundland and Labrador.

Immigration, multiculturalism, and diversity have significant social, economic, and cultural benefits for Newfoundland and Labrador. Immigrants coming to our province not only enrich the social fabric of Newfoundland and Labrador, they also bring economic advantages, generate innovation, attract industries and workers, and spur economic growth.
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) will help address labour market challenges in the Atlantic Provinces by assisting employers in attracting and retaining skilled immigrants. Newfoundland and Labrador is working closely with the other Atlantic Provinces and the Federal Government to ensure the successful development and delivery of the AIPP.
To participate, employers must meet certain requirements, including a commitment to support the newcomer and their family as they integrate into their new life in Atlantic Canada.  Starting in early March 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will begin accepting permanent resident applications targeting international students, intermediate-skilled workers and high-skilled workers.
Potential employers who may be interested in taking part in the AIPP could include those involved in food services industries, the health care sector and other employers prepared to offer full-time employment opportunities for hard to fill positions.  Interested employers are encouraged to review the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Employer Designation Guidelines and contact the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour’s Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism to learn more about the Pilot.
The Way Forward: A vision for sustainability and growth in Newfoundland and Labrador committed to increasing the number of immigrants to the province by 1,700 annually by 2022. Prior to the end of this fiscal year, Government will outline specific actions for achieving this target.
For more information please contact:
Atlantic Immigration Pilot
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism
Confederation Building, West Block
P.O. Box 8700, St. John's, NL A1B 4J6
Telephone: 1-709-729-6607