How to get a job in Canada

To get a job in Canada, you can start with Glassdoor and Career Builder. Everyone who wants to find a job in Canada needs first to look for a job in Canada. You can look for recruitment agencies in Canada. And you can look for jobs on Facebook groups in Canada.

Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Canada. Canadian citizens, and residents, do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents. You can do this together with your new employer or employment agency. Or you can find a work visa scheme to come to Canada without a job offer. Read more below on how to find a job in Canada.

All websites linked in this article are in English. Use Google Translate or any other translation app if you need.

First, find a job, and then you will worry about a work permit if you need it.

How to find a job in Canada

You can find a job in Canada by searching online for job opportunities in Canada. You can find a job either with a company or a recruitment agency.

Canadian citizens and residents do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents.

Also, you can read the following:

Job websites in Canada

To find a job in Canada, try using search engines like Baidu, Google, Naver, Sogou, or Yandex. For example, try to search “Construction worker in Toronto” or “Nurse in Montreal,” and don’t just stick to the first few pages of the results.

Try different job websites until you find what you’re looking for. You can also look for organizations that may have job openings, like “Retail in Vancouver” or “Mall in Calgary.”

Many job websites can help you find work in Canada.  Some of them are focused on specific professions and industries.

Search for a job on these popular job websites below:


Career Builder

Zip Recruiter


Job Bank







Moving 2 Canada

wow jobs


Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in Canada

Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in Canada. I found these groups talking about jobs in Canada. You can look for more.

Canada job for employment/direct employment/employer/employees

Jobs in Canada

Regina Jobs, Canada

Jobs in Canada and USA: Skilled and Non-skilled Workers – LMIA Sponsorship


Agriculture Jobs in Canada

Work in Canada/Job Offer/LMIA

Canada Job ( Farm & Factory Worker ) 2023

Canadian Jobs For Ukrainians

Job Hiring in Canada 2023/2024

ca.LinkedIn is also a popular choice when networking for jobs in Canada.

Recruitment agencies in Canada

Google MapsBaidu MapsNaver Maps2GIS, or any other map app, can help you find employers near you or abroad.

You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you. You can type “recruitment agency near Montreal” on Google Maps or any other map app. There you can find a list of relevant agencies that you can contact. If you are not in Canada, you can search your area for local recruitment agencies. They can help you find a job in Canada.

Be aware that you should not pay an agency when they find a job for you. So be careful when an agency asks you for money.

Ask around you for jobs in Canada.

To find a job in Canada, speak with any person who may have traveled or worked in Canada. You will see that some of your friends or family know someone to help you. Ask around, and find opportunities among your contacts. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for “factory near Vancouver.”

Walk around anywhere in Canada for possible jobs

If you are somewhere in Canada, you can explore the area and see what job opportunities are around you. You can look for organizations and businesses around you and visit them. For example, below is a search on Google Maps for “market near Toronto.” You can see these places to ask for job opportunities.

What you need to do to work in Canada

If you are not a Canadian national, you can still look for work in Canada but cannot get a work permit on your own.

To apply for a work permit, consider the job and program you want and if an LMIA is required.

You may also need the following documents:

Such as an LMIA number

Employment offer

An employment contract or;

Proof of certification.

In some cases, you may be exempt from an LMIA through programs such as:

Mobilité Francophone or;

International Experience Canada.

Also, check How to apply for a visa to Canada.

Can I apply for a Canadian work permit without a job offer

Yes, you can look for a work visa scheme that suits you. For example, to apply to be a part of the Express Entry scheme, you don’t need to have a work offer.

Without English or French, can you work in Canada

It depends on the work you are looking for. Some say you struggle to find work in Canada without speaking English or French. Other people work for years in Canada with little English or French. If an employer hires you from abroad, your knowledge of English or French is not so necessary.

So try to find a job and then worry about becoming fluent in English or French later.

Sources: I used Similarweb to check how popular some of the job sites presented above are.

The caption of the cover image above is taken in Sherbrooke, Canada. A photo by Guillaume Bolduc on Unsplash.


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28 responses to “How to get a job in Canada”

  1. habari naomba niunganishwe na agent wa kazi nchini canada

    1. Aisha Hamza Msami

      Mimi Naomba mniunganishe. Na nafasi ya kaz na mim na taka

  2. Buoazza

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    1. Girish p patel

      કેનેડા ની કોઈ કંપની નોકરી માટે કોઈને બોલાવે તો વિઝા પ્રોસેસમાં કેટલો સમય જાય

  3. kerkoj pun ne kanada si murator ne sektori e ndrtimi un jam perfesjonist ne fushe e ndertimi .fslminderit

  4. hi waxan ahy shaqo doon waxan joog soomalia plz icaawiy

  5. Fatjona

    Kerkoj pune ne pozicionin banakiere faleminderit

  6. ለማንኛውም ሰው ጥሩ የስራ እድል ተፈጥሯል

  7. Mimi nataka Kazi Naomba kaz kwa mtu yoyote

  8. Hikmat devkota

    store keepar

  9. David khalifa

    mfanya usafi katika jengo kama ofisi au plaza

  10. Sulemani Rasim


  11. Yuzana

    I want to live in Canada, find a job and support my family.

  12. Vasudevaraj

    excellent . I need job

  13. রিমা আক্তার

    আমি লেখা পরা করিনি আমার কছে তো টাকা পয়শা নেই তাহলে আমি কি জেতে পারবো আমি আগে গার্মেন্টসের কজ করেছি ৩ বছর

  14. MN apna email send kr deta hon

  15. Madawala Liyanage Chaminda

    I can do any job

  16. Menga iw kere Elektra gaz sivarwikman 6 yilik iw sitajiga egaman inglis farnsus tillarini bilmiman yowim 26 da

  17. mujhe kanada me job chahiye. please help me.

  18. Mamura

    men har qanday ishni qila olaman enagalik hamshiralik oshpazlik xizmatkorli keksalar ni parvarish qilla olaman

  19. 吐尔逊


  20. Kirindage Prabath Asanka Ranasinghe


  21. m yousuf

    سلام داکتر هستم میخواهم در کانادا کار کنم در افغانستان در خطر هستم

  22. Naseer Ahmad

    mja apna lia nokri chahya

  23. Elihuruma Lago

    nipo tayari kufanya kazi kanada za mashambani

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