Researching your occupation will help you learn about job opportunities and find the one that is right for you.
- Job Titles and Descriptions - Working in Canada can help you find the name, description, and main tasks of your occupation, as well as what skills are needed to work.
- How do I Find a Job? - Finding a job can take time. Learn about job postings, networking and the hidden job market.
- How do I Apply for a Job? - Applying for a job involves three steps: a resume, a cover letter, and company/job research.
- How do I Prepare for an Interview? - An employer will often interview several qualified applicants for a job. Learn about the steps to prepare for an interview.
- What is a Regulated Occupation? - A regulated occupation requires that you have a licence before you can work.
- Starting Your Own Business - Starting a business is an excellent way to start your career in Canada.
The Government of Canada has created numerous services to help you in your job search. Use the services below to help you find the job you are seeking!
- Service Canada – Find a Job - If you are searching for a new full-time or part-time job in the private or public sector, Service Canada can help. There are a number of tools available to help you search job listings, create a résumé, choose a career, and assess your skills.
- Social Insurance Number - The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a nine-digit number that you need to work in Canada or to have access to government programs and benefits.
- Careers in the federal public service - This resource is the official Web site for all Government of Canada jobs open to all Canadians.
- Employment Standards - Find the labour standards that relate to your employment situation.
- Minimum Wages in Canada - Current and forthcoming minimum hourly wage rates in Canada.
- Employment Insurance - The Employment Insurance (EI) program provides temporary income support to those who are between jobs or cannot work for diverse reasons.
Youth & Students
Through a wide variety of youth employment programs and services, the Government of Canada supports young people between the ages of 15 and 30. The skills, experience, knowledge, and creativity that you acquire will be the keys to success in this new and rapidly changing job market.
Skilled immigrants are important to the growth of Canada's strong and diversified economy.
- Before You Leave - Preparing for your new life in Canada is important.
- After You Arrive - Welcome to Canada! Learn about how to prepare for work and start a social network.
- Are You Ready to Work in Canada? - Answer some questions to help you prepare to work in Canada.
- Priority Occupations - A priority occupation is one that the Government of Canada has identified as being in high demand.
- Success Stories - These testimonials are about Newcomers who are making better choices to lead productive and rewarding lives in their family life, at work, and in their communities.
- How do I get my Skills Recognized? - Some credentials obtained outside of Canada may not be recognized as equivalent to Canadian credentials.
- How do I get Canadian Work Experience? - Experience in a Canadian workplace may be a requirement or an employer preference.
- Guide to Working in Canada - You can view and print each content section of this Web site by clicking on the link.
Older workers play an important role in the workforce, and contribute to Canada’s economic growth and long-term prosperity.
- Targeted Initiative for Older Workers – provides employment assistance, skills upgrading, and work experience to unemployed workers aged 55 to 64 living in vulnerable communities across Canada.
People with Disabilities
The Government of Canada has a number of employment related programs and services to help people with disabilities to participate in the workforce.
The Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities provides funding for national, regional, and local projects that assist people with disabilities in preparing for and finding employment or self-employment, as well as acquiring the skills necessary to maintain that new employment.
The Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program offers vocational counselling, financial support for training, and job search services to recipients of Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefits to help return to work.
The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program provides services to entrepreneurs with disabilities who live in Western Canadian communities and who are seeking to start up or expand a small or medium-sized business.
The Government of Canada has created a number of employment related services and tools to help Aboriginal people with their job search.