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Facts About Working in Canada
Canada is one of the most sought-after destinations in the world for individuals seeking to get far in their careers. It is known for providing people with an opportunity to climb up the ladder in their current careers, start a new career from scratch, or expand their work communities. Even after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Canada has still added a number of jobs. In July, 94, 000 jobs were added, which shows that Canada’s economy continues to grow.
Before moving to a new place for work, you might have some questions in mind. Here are a few facts about working in Canada:
Canada has many coveted jobs
There are many in-demand jobs in Canada, and if you so much as qualify for one of them, you’ll instantly see that many doors open up for you. The range of jobs you can apply to will be wide, and you will also be eligible for Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) of certain provinces, and get a permanent residency there.
The minimum wage in Canada is also pretty high, at $15 per hour. Shown below are some jobs and their salaries in a year:
Truck Driver - $44, 836
Registered Nurse - $77, 603
General Labourer - $47,678
Welder - $73,504
Web Developer - $69,305
Canada draws a fair line between work and life
Finding a work-life balance is something many people struggle with today in this fast-paced world. You will be sure to find this in Canada, as organizations in Canada place special weight on the mental health of their employees. You can, therefore, dedicate yourself to your work without compromising on your time spent with friends and family doing recreational activities. This proves even more useful for people with young children who need constant love and attention from their parents.
Based on a study done by Forbes, 79% of the employees in Canadian workplaces are happy with their jobs, relaxed, face a lowered risk of burnout, and are very content with the way they’re able to manage their work and personal lives.
Canada offers a great number of employee benefits
Every single workplace in Canada has in place a system to offer its employees a set of mandatory benefits. These include a pension fund, maternity leave, and employment insurance. In Canada, even the fathers get a paid paternity leave for a long period of time, so their newborns can get accustomed to them and they can also help their wives take care of things around the house. There is a standard paid leave of 25 days every year, and there are also retirement benefits, finances provided for healthcare, gym memberships, and office canteens.
Some Canadian companies even go so far as to have nap rooms, comfortable beds, and pet spaces for their employees to unwind and relax. This just shows how much Canada values the mental health of its employees.
There are two paydays every month
This means that if you find yourself short on money a few days into a new month, you won’t have to wait till the end of the month to get paid again. This system truly helps one manage their finances.
The paydays in Canada happen within two weeks of each other on Wednesday. You get paid for the pay period that you have completed before. One payday period is 10 working days long, and this starts on Thursday after you get paid, and ends on Wednesday two weeks later, the day you get paid.
High cost of living
The cost of living in Canada is pretty high, but it also depends on where in Canada you choose to settle down. Approximately, an individual living alone would need around $2800 a month to pay their expenses, and an average family of four would need about $5300 per month.
With enough work experience, you can get a permanent residency
Even if you’re working in Canada on a work visa, over time you can elevate to getting a permanent residency there. For this, you will have to qualify for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program, after which you can apply for permanent residency through Express Entry.
You will be able to move to whichever province or territory you please, and you won’t have to exhibit any proof of settlement funds. This means that you can be relocated and a permanent resident of Canada within three to four months of applying.
If you’re looking to move to Canada and are unsure where to start, please do consult with us at VCAN Immigration Solutions. We represent families and individuals who desire to move to Canada. The rules of immigration are continuously changing, and our aim is to provide our clients with accurate information and steady guidance about moving to Canada in the midst of all this confusion.
We are equipped with a team of trained and sincere individuals who are ready to comply with your every wish. We understand that immigrating can seem like a daunting task, and are here to make that process as easy as possible for you, with the highest level of security maintained. There are many pathways for applying to immigration to Canada, and we analyze your profiles and select the one best suited for you and guide you through it step by step.