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Job search in Canada

Updated on November 26, 2012

Are you looking for job in Canada?

Are you new in Canada and looking for a job in this country? Are you prepared for it and how much do you know about Canadian job market? Below there is simple test to check your knowledge about it and some useful links you will need in your search for a job.

Job search skills test

  1. Mark 3 occupational areas that are predicted to have the greatest growth over the next five years.

  2. entertainment
  3. manufacturing
  4. technology
  5. trades
  6. health
  7. government service

How many different occupations are there in Canada at present?3 000

8 000

12 000

25 000

Approximately how many career changes can you expect to have in your lifetime?2

3 or 4

5

8

What is the most common way for people to find work?direct contact with employer

employment agencies

want ads

networking and personal contacts

Approximately how long does it take for an employer to form an impression of an applicant in a hiring interview?30 seconds

a few minutes

30 minutes

1 hour

What are the three most important employee attributes as ranked by employers?positive attitude

flexibility

a team player

commitment to employer

dependability

What is the standard length of winning resume?2 pages or less

3 pages

4 pages

How long does it takes the average job seeker to secure new employment in a recession?2 months

4 months

6 months

8 months

Check answers below

Answers

  1. Correct answers are a) d) e). Due to the aging baby-boomers, the booming industries in the next 5 years will be in health and entertainment, including travel. Due to the continued construction boom in Toronto , all of the skilled trades are in high demand.
  2. b) At present there are approximately 8000 different occupations listed in the National Occupation Classification book (NOC). The number of occupations is constantly changing with advances in technology and new trends in the labour market.
  3. c) The average person will changes careers at least 5 times during his or her career span. It is important to do career  planning to assist you in this process.
  4. a) Direct contact with employers is the most common way that people find work. Networking and personal contacts are the second most frequent  way. 70-80% of jobs are not advertized. This mean that job seekers must find other ways besides the use of the job banks and ads in order to find open positions.
  5. b) The employer forms an impression of the applicant within the few minutes. 90% of applicants forget to smile. How you present yourself (dress, posture, handshake) is crucial in the interview in order to make a positive first impression.
  6. a) c) e) According to the Conference Board of Canada, employers consider the most important attribute to be a positive attitude. Other important factors are dependability and ability to get  along with others and use initiative as a team player. Flexibility can be very important in certain jobs and commitment to getting the job/project done is more important than commitment to the employer.
  7. a) The shorter and more power-packed the resume, the greater the likelihood that it will be read! A winning resume is usually not more that 2 pages.
  8. c) It takes the average job seeker up to 4 months to find a job in a good economy and can take up to 6 months in a recession.

Job search agencies in Canada

It is just short list of employment agencies in Canada, but it will help you to get started.

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