How to increase your chances of getting a job? Be well-informed!

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How to increase your chances of getting a job?

Become the best candidate in your field. Follow these tips:

  1. Know your National Occupation Classification (NOC) code

    • The NOC code describes the:
      • job title
      • duties
      • employment requirements
    • Go to the Labour Market Information Division website:
      • choose the year of the version
      • search for or enter your 4-digit NOC code (provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
      • or your previous job title
    • Or use the Job Bank tool to know:
      • your NOC code
      • if your job is regulated
      • the standard wages
      • the education and job requirements

  2. Find out if your job is regulated

    • Go to the Professions page of the Immigrate Manitoba website.
    • Some professions and most trades are regulated.
    • Regulation is done to protect public health and safety.
    • Regulated professions require accreditation or licensing.
    • Read 5 Steps to Credential Assessment and Licensing to know more.

  3. Learn options for education/training


  4. Take language courses

    • Handling information is easy with good language skills.
    • Improve your English before you arrive.
    • Take free language courses for immigrants.
    • Get information at English Online for English lessons.
    • Already in Manitoba? Have your language assessed at:

  5. Improve your soft skills

    • Canadian employers value soft skills more than technical skills.
    • Soft skills indicate that you will fit in and work well with others.
    • Examples are:
      • interpersonal communication
      • initiative
      • flexibility
    • To know more: Read Soft skills: The key to getting and staying employed.

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