juan's story about receiving support from his local community

Juan tells his story of immigrating to Canada from Chile. He moved to Calgary hoping to find new, better opportunities than were available back home. He explains how support from the local community of Chilean immigrants was instrumental in helping him get settled in Canada. One of his connections recommended working with Randstad to find a job in his new home, which led him to his current career. Watch his full story below.

leaning on your local network (and connecting with a recruiter) makes finding a job in canada easier

As Juan discovered, finding a job after moving to Canada is a lot easier when you have local connections to help you make the transition. His local network helped him with sorting out his documentation and pointed him in the right direction to find a job. Here are some steps to take if you're looking for work as a new immigrant in Canada.

  • Find a local recruiter you trust. They will be your partner throughout your job search. You don't have to do it alone! A recruiter will provide guidance and tools that make it easier find a job.
  • Refine your resume. Having a local person (like a recruiter!) who can proofread it and ensure it's formatted in the local style will make finding a job easier. Your resume is your ticket to finding a job, so it's important to make sure it's optimized to appeal to local employers.
  • A recruiter will help you evaluate your skills and experience to determine a fair salary. They can also help you get your credentials assessed for the Canadian market. In many professions it's helpful to have your education assessed to determine the Canadian equivalent. You can include this on your resume to give employers a frame of reference for qualifications they're not familiar with.
  • As a new immigrant, you probably won't have accumulated a vast network quite yet. Having a recruiter on your side can help you find opportunities and connect with employers that you might not be able to reach on your own.

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working with randstad to find a job in canada

There's lots of opinions out there about whether working with a recruiter is valuable. The truth is simple: we're a resource to help you find a job. If you want support finding employment, we're a partner in your journey. Our services cost you nothing (that's right, working with a recruiter is 100% free if you're looking for a job!) and our ultimate goal is to help you find a job. We only succeed when you do!

  • Customize your resume and interview skills for the Canadian market. As HR experts, we know what employers look for and can help you frame your experience in a positive light that appeals to them.
  • Determine your salary in the Canadian market and ensure you're fairly paid based on your skills and experience.
  • The jobs we recommend to you are completely based on your preferences. We're more than a temp agency. While we can help you find a temp job, we also help thousands of workers find full-time, permanent jobs each year.
  • Use our connections with hundreds of top companies. We pass our network on to you, helping you get your foot in the door with awesome employers.
  • Did you know as many as 70% of job opportunities are never posted online? As Canada's largest recruitment company we can help you tap into these hidden opportunities.
  • Join our health and dental benefits program Randstad Advantage, which is run through Sun Life. Every temp worker who's on contract with Randstad is eligible.
  • Our approach to hiring is diverse, inclusive hiring and reflective of Canada's mosaic of cultures and identities. We support newly arrived Canadians, providing access opportunities they may not be able to find on their own. 

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