- Gather all your educational diplomas and certificates and get letters of reference from your past employers as it is common practice in Canada to ask a reference.
- Get your educational and professional qualifications recognized in Canada.
- There are processes you have to follow to make sure the education, training and job experience you obtained in another country are equivalent to the standards applied to Canadian workers. The Foreign Credentials Referral Office can provide you with valuable information on how this process works.
- Determine if your profession is regulated or unregulated. Regulated occupations - in fields like health care, engineering, skilled trades and others and requires a license or a certificate. Most jobs in Canada are non-regulated occupations, which don’t require a license or certificate.
- Lastly, take some time to learn about searching and applying for jobs in Canada. There are many job search websites in Canada you can use, including the Working in Canada website.
- Prepare your resume to Canadian standards.