How to increase your chances of getting a job?
Become the best candidate in your field. Follow these tips:
Know your National Occupation Classification (NOC) code
- The NOC code describes the:
- job title
- 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
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.
Learn options for education/training
- The government has many educational and career programs.
- There are language and skills development courses.
- Consult a career counsellor to draft a personal learning plan.
- Go to:
- Those in the skilled trades can earn while they learn. See: apprenticeship opportunities.
- Learn about Employment Manitoba’s Professional Immigrant Pilot Project (PIP).
- It helps newcomers enter their field of expertise in the Canadian labour market.
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:
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
- To know more: Read Soft skills: The key to getting and staying employed.
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