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Hunting for a job in Canada

 Often we are aware of the saying that looking for a job is also a full time job. There is no such thing as a dream job and finding a job that creates a work-life balance is an arduous task. Some toil hard day and night whereas others graduate from best of the colleges like Harvard and Princeton only to realize later their true calling. Immigrating to a new country adds another piece of puzzle to this permutation and combination. Whatever your situation may be , whether you are still in your home country considering making a move to come to Canada or you are presently in Canada longing to be a part of the Canadian workforce. Don’t worry we will not let you fall into murkier waters . We have your back!

 Here are some tips that can help you find a dream job in Canada:

Networking can play a huge role in getting a job faster. Networking is just like doing smart work. Although hard work is really appreciated in Canadian society at large, networking with the right people will save you from gloomy days of hopelessly searching for a job. There are various ways networking can be done. LinkedIn can be a good tool to connect with professionals online, build a rapport and get yourself hired when the right opportunity arises in their company. Socialize on webinars and job fairs which are held in every major city and are free of cost. Ask your friends to introduce you to the professional acquaintances in their circle.  LCBN has a huge network of professionals, mentors and students. You can connect with professionals that can accelerate your job search, look for mentors that can guide you towards it and seek friendship in the peers who are in the same boat as you.

Credits: Forbes: why networking is essential in your career?

According to one data on Canadian job statistics, it has been found that 80% of jobs are never published. They are filled internally, through employee referrals or word of Mouth. Wonder why despite applying incessantly there is still a little luck? It seems competition is intense for these 20% of the jobs. 

Credits: Commpro.biz

Make up for your home-country experience by being open to unpaid/volunteer positions. These jobs can help you gain relevant work experience and familiarize you with Canadian work-ethics. These jobs may be unrelated to your field of expertise but skills acquired are transferable and if successfully demonstrated to interviewers can hit you a jackpot.

 Have you ever looked for job postings on social media? Most of them have job responsibilities and duties scribbled and work experience that is expected from applicants. Most of the hiring managers do not go through each and every resume individually. Many companies deploy Application Tracking Systems which look for keywords relevant to job postings in your resume. 

Credits: jobscan.co

Lastly, be motivated to go past this phase emerging victorious. Ignore the naysayers and strive hard towards your dream job one step at a time. Do your research well, seek advice from professionals, open up to your mentors about any questions that you have. It’s doable, you can take things slowly but keep on moving forward. You can do it!

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Andrea Welling

Regional Director, BC

CANADA

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Helping entrepreneurs connect with valuable resources in the entrepreneurship community is one of my passions. In addition, I strongly believe in the power of mentorship to support new ventures to be able to build confidence to go to their next level. For existing businesses struggling to scale, mentorship provides another invaluable perspective and a way to broaden the entrepreneur’s skillset.

For more information about Futurpreneur Canada or to learn more about entrepreneurship, please contact Andrea at [email protected].

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As a guest speaker with LBCN, I felt supported to create a presentation around pivoting your business that would directly speak to the entrepreneurial mindset which I feel is a key aspect of being a successful business owner. LBCN was very professional in creating a colorful advertisement for the event and I was so pleased to share this through my network. The event itself was well attended and participants felt comfortable to share and ask questions which made the experience interactive and engaging. LBCN staff were organized, efficient and friendly and I felt look after every step of the way.

Manuel Banales

Entrepreneur

México

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I was born and raised in Mexico, where I studied law in Guadalajara, Jalisco. This permitted me to become aware of the fact that business relationships are what makes up most of organized society. My passion is to create businesses catered to the current demand of society. However, my biggest passion is to create healthy and diverse businesses by always maintaining the customer as my number one priority.

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Being an active member of LCBN has permitted me to have access to a large data base of other entrepreneurs and a vast amount of companies which each specialize in different mercantile niches. This has enabled our company (Western Canada Education Services) to become well-known amongst the Latin community in Canada. This, in effect, has given us the opportunity to position ourselves effectively in Latin America.

Rosa Maria Delgado

Financial Planner

CANADA

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Rosa has been in Canada since 1999, and previous to her current business as an Insurance and Mutual Fund agent, had a successful career in Corporate Finance in the Tech Industry.

Rosa’s mission is to teach new Canadians the ABCs of personal finances and help them implement a financial plan to achieve their goals. Rosa truly believes all new Canadians from Latin America and elsewhere have the skills, knowledge, and dedication to succeed professionally in Canada. Rosa’s job is to guide them to make the most of their finances, following the premise: “It does not matter how much you make, but how much you keep”

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LCBN was a great platform to launch my business. When I first decided to turn my part-time business into my new mission and long-term career path, I started attending LCBN’s monthly breakfasts. These networking events were paramount in helping me meet other professional members in the Latin community and create a brand for myself.

I would highly recommend you become part of LCBN to fast-start your business, and become part of the Latin-American business community.

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