Canada is an amazing country, but when it comes to looking for a job, I wouldn’t say it’s that amazing, reason is that the process involved are pretty strict and if for one reason or another, you don’t meet up the smallest requirement, you might not get employed even if you the right person for the job.
Let me explain further, if you don’t have a working experience, it might be a problem getting a really good job.
Work experience is like a basic requirement over there, this is one of problems with looking for a job in Canada, so my advice to you is get a working experience, it’ll help you get a job faster.
Now before we begin, it’s important to note that there are two categories of job in Canada, working in a government sector and working in the private sector.
They’re not the same, I mean In salary payment, compensation and other factors, they’re pretty different, depending on the sector you want to work, I think you should know the difference between both of them
What Is the Difference between Government Jobs & Private Sector in Canada
one major difference in the two jobs is in the amount paid. When it comes to government jobs and the amount of money you get paid, it will be contingent on your position and class of employment, you a secretary? You earn less, and you the manager, your salary will be pretty much.
The salary is usually preset and negotiating it is hardly an option. So if you want your salary increased, the best option will be to look for a promotion or pray that the current policy is amended.
But With private sector jobs, the salary differs across firms and salary payment is negotiable, you can negotiate on the salary you feel you deserve more.
If it a big company, you probably will be paid more than SMEs, but this again is not always the case. You can always ask for a higher salary either during the interview or a few months into your job, unlike with government jobs.
Do not forget though that in government there will be allowances and numerous benefits like insurance cover, so be wise in your consideration.
if you’re looking for a flexible job, then government jobs is your best option. Yes, the job may say you are required to work from 8 to 5, but the truth is, they really don’t enforce it.
But working in the private sector can be time consuming, it may keep you on your toes with clock in and clock out systems, all you will need in government jobs is to organize your schedule.
And within the day you might find that you have a couple of hours to spare, especially because your duties are not as diverse as in private companies.
Notwithstanding what you think, what am about to say is very true. Working for the government has more limits than working in the private sector with regards career growth.
Where a government environment is tranquil and maybe more flexible, the private sector would demand you work more and trust me, it will promote creativity.
Government jobs are also within a place and any ideas you may want to pass across may be stifled if the person above you in the hierarchy feels you are going beyond boundaries. But with the private sector, new ideas are always welcome.
After all is said and done; the best feeling when working is to know that your job is secure and yes I know No one can have full job security but government jobs tend to be more stable than private sector jobs.
After going through your probation period and are hired permanently, the reason for losing that job will either be severe misconduct or when your government employer is laying off staff because of the economy.
But with private, the slightest mistake might get you fire from your position. Even reasons like you not a Christian or muslim can get you fired or maybe you are not performing as the boss would like you to (sometimes even the boss is not sure what they want) or maybe they don’t feel that your department is bringing in money anymore.
For government jobs, it’s all about providing services to the citizens of the country so no one will fire you for not making money.
Job Vacant Positions and Salary Scale for Government Companies and Private Companies
Private Company Job Vacancy
1. Royal Bank of Canada
the Royal bank of Canada is offering a job for the position of a Private Banking Intern in their company. The Royal bank of Canada is one of the largest banks in Canada, if you ask me, I would say you give it a shot
- Ensuring data integrity
- Creation and analysis of various sales reports
- Develop and maintain templates and request forms (Word / Excel)
- Assist with the development of presentations using PowerPoint
- Assist with the development of job aids and documentation of procedures
Trait you Should Have
- Able to work independently with communications guidance but with minimal direction
- Experience formatting/creating PowerPoint templates, excel sheets and word documents
- Able to prioritize and manage workload and meet critical milestones and deadlines
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build good working relationships
- Highly flexible and capable of adapting to changes in an evolving and collaborative team environment
- Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word. (Macros) Working knowledge of Microsoft Access
- Ability to research
- Strong writing skills.
2. Dyna Lync
this company is mainly offer end to end staffing solution. They are one of the fastest growing firms that values multiplicity and innovative thinking, and foster a culture of performance and accountability.
We have a strong team which has successfully built a reputation of providing a level of service that surpasses the expectations of our clients, candidates and partners. If you are looking to join our talented team of professionals, please review our job listings below or submit your resume.
Your duties will mainly be offering advice on the testing strategy and plan, the selection of testing tools, and the identification of resources required for testing.
Plans and organizes testing efforts for big systems in Graphical User Interface (GUI) and non-Graphical User Interface (GUI) environments, including the execution of systems integration tests, specialized tests, and user acceptance testing (e.g., stress tests).
- Experience in planning, organizing and implementing testing efforts at the specified experience level
- Knowledge of structured methodologies for the development, design, implementation and maintenance of applications
- Knowledge and experience in the use of Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools and data query tools to aid in the development of test cases
- Knowledge and experience in the use of automated test tools and version control systems on one or more platforms
- Knowledge and experience in all phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle
- Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; organizational, creativity and perseverance skills; verbal and written communication skills; and interpersonal skills
- A team player with a track record for meeting deadlines
- Knowledge of one or more automated testing tools
Location: Richmond Hill
3. Aecon Group Inc.
Aecon Industrial – Central Canada is among the largest when it comes to engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance for the heavy industrial sector, plus nuclear and non-nuclear power, oil & gas, petrochemical, steel and automotive.
The company focus on power generation, Aecon Industrial serves the nuclear, hydroelectric, fossil, biomass, and natural gas industries. Maintenance and capital improvement projects are also key component of our field construction services
- Perform inspection on pressure boundary and non-pressure boundary components, assemblies and structural fabrications in accordance with the applicable code of construction and/or customer specifications. Such inspections shall include but not be limited to:
- Paint Coating inspections
- Surface Preparation inspections
- Knowledgeable in the use of coatings inspection tools i.e. DFT Meters, Holiday detectors
- Follow and maintain Inspection and Test Plans or Travelers
- Complete all associated documentation; Quality Control reports, sign-off on drawings,
- Participate in the development and maintenance of a cost of quality tracking system
- Tracking of nonconformance reports and corrective/preventative action requests
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
- Graduate secondary school education in welding technology or in QA/QC a related discipline at the University or College level or a minimum 1 year work experience in QA/QC role.
- NANCE Level 1 minimum, NACE Level 2 preferred
- 2 Level I Visual Weld inspection an asset.
- Good communication and organizational skills
- Computer literate in MS Office
- Experience with structural codes – SSPC-PA2, CSA W59 and structural welding-CWB, would also be an asset.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Aecon offers the opportunity to work on challenging, high profile projects and provides competitive compensation and benefits. Aecon is an equal opportunity employer.
Location: Cambridge, Canada
4. Royal Bank of Canada
this is the second category of job offered by this bank and this time it is for the position of a Private Banking Associate
- As Private Banking Associate, you will meet with all new clients and outline how the PBA role provides support as part of the relationship team
- You will act as primary contact for new and existing client’s needs, coordinating sales and fulfillment with product and service specialists
- As one who thrives on finding the solution, you will ensure problems are resolved to the client’s satisfaction, and you will advise the Private Banker of potential escalation/major issues.
- As a sales and client service professional, you will maximize opportunities with clients to enhance retention, revenue growth and referrals
- Using your technological knowledge, you will also maximize the use of technology to maintain data integrity, documenting all relevant client sales and service contacts and results.
- Proactively educate and enable clients on self-serve alternative channels of delivery
- A minimum of 2-3 years retail banking experience
- Strong working knowledge of MS Office
- Proven client service skills
- Excellent organizational skills
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5. Mayura Transport
the Mayura Transport basically specialize in transporting goods to desired destination. They are offering job for the position of a Dispatch Logistician
Education: Secondary (high) school graduation certificate or equivalent experience
Experience: no experience needed
Salary: $$26HOUR hourly for 32 hours per week
Location: Campbellville, Canada
Train workers in duties and policies; Resolve work related problems; Requisition or order materials, equipment and supplies; Recruit and hire staff; Prepare and submit reports; Establish work schedules and procedures.
Ensure smooth operation of computer equipment and machinery; Conduct performance reviews; Co-ordinate activities with other work units or departments; Arrange for maintenance and repair work; Arrange training for staff; Co-ordinate, assign and review work; Plan, organize and oversee operational logistics of the organization
Government Sector Jobs
1. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The government of Canada is offering a job for the position of an Intern, Agro-Ecosystem Health – Research Affiliate Program
Who Can Apply
- People residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad
- You should have a full-time student status by the post-secondary academic institution
- Be the minimum age to work in the province or territory where the job is located
- Collecting air samples by means of syringes, and groundwater samples by means of hand pumps.
- Collecting plant samples by means of hand-held instruments.
- Providing support in the field for the maintenance of experimental plots.
- Providing support in the laboratory for sample extraction and analysis.
- Providing support in the laboratory during filtration of lysimeter waters.
- Participating in the handling of various samples and in various extraction processes for carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and trace metals, in accordance with the protocols provided.
- Participating in the collection of data from data loggers in the field and data inventories in the laboratory.
- Participating in data compilation on Excel and in data inventories.
- Assisting with the maintenance of research equipment.
Information You Must Provide
- Your résumé.
- Contact information for 2 references.
Salary: $12.93 to $17.31 for college and $13.47 to $18.91 for undergraduate
2. Parks Canada – External Relations – Banff Field Unit
the government of Canada through via this sector are offering job for the position of an Administrative Assistant. To apply for this job, kindly read through to get more detail
As the Administrative Assistant working for the External Relations team in the Banff Field Unit, you will provide valuable support to a dynamic and fast moving team responsible for communication and marketing activities.
Reporting to the External Relations manager, your general job duties include clerical and administrative/operational support services such as: maintaining records and filing systems, arranging travel and meetings, purchasing and processing financial and human resource records.
In addition, the position prepares edits and formats reports, letters and emails and frequently corresponds with the public, community groups and businesses.
To apply, you should at least complete your secondary school diploma according to provincial standards or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.
You Should Also Be Experienced in the Following
1: Providing administrative support services and related information such as: maintaining records and filing systems, arranging travel and meetings, purchasing, processing financial and human resource records
2: Use of various software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and Email applications
3: Planning, organising and prioritising work within an office environment with changing demands
4: Preparing, editing and formatting written correspondence such as: reports, letters and emails
5: Dealing with the public, community groups and businesses
Salary: $47,877 to $51,678 (currently under review)
A1: Prioritize work to meet deadlines
A2: Identify, analyze and resolve problems
A3: Use computer software to produce documents (Microsoft Word and Excel)
A4: Communicate effectively orally and in writing
A5: Ability to work in a team environment
Location: Banff National Park of Canada (Alberta)
3. Parks Canada – Canadian Rockies Hot Springs
the Canadian government via this sector is offering job opportunity to member the public who are qualified, read through to get concise info about this job
- cashier services and revenue control for the use of the pool and other facilities; provides information and assistance to visitors and maintains facilities.
- You should have Successful completion of secondary school according to provincial standards; or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.
You should be experienced in the following
- Providing information and service to the public;
- Point of sale equipment operation, cash handling, and balancing daily sales;
- Cleaning washrooms and facilities in a commercial setting.
Salary: $21.79 to $23.67 per hour (currently under review)
Information you must provide
- Your résumé.
- Contact information for 2 references.
4. Water Science and Technology / Watershed Hydrology and Ecology Research Division
here is another government job in Canada, read through to get full information about this job
- i) Assess the magnitude and dynamics of nitrogen and phosphorus mass stored in the aquifer.
ii) Estimate the travel time of groundwater nitrogen and phosphorus from recharge to discharge zones.
iii) Develop models of groundwater mediated nutrient fluxes delivered to surface water.
iv) Identify biochemical processes with significant impact on the fate of nitrogen and phosphorus transported in the subsurface.
v) Assess the significance of groundwater delivered nutrients with respect to surface water loadings.
- Student must be currently enrolled or eligible to enroll in a geochemistry focused M.Sc. program at the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, at Université du Québec à Montréal by March 2019.
- Experience with the sampling of groundwater and pre-processing of the samples
- Experience with chemical and/or isotopic analyses of water samples
- Experience with software used for storing, analyzing and interpreting hydrogeochemistry and spatial data (e.g. MS Office; PHREEQC or similar; ArcGIS or similar; MODFLOW or FEFLOW or similar)
Reference checks will be sought.
An interview may be administered.
A test may be administered.
A situational exercise may be administered.
You must provide proof of your education credentials.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.
A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.
Candidates from outside the public service may be required to pay for travel and relocation costs associated with this selection process.
Successful completion of both a RAP work assignment and your educational program may lead to a temporary or permanent federal public service position for which you meet the merit criteria and conditions of employment.
Salary: $18.91 to $23.78 per hour (March 1, 2019 until March 31, 2022 (20 hours/week))
Procedure for Applying for Government and Private Jobs in Canada
For Government Jobs
- Create an account, and input your contact information, education, and your résumé. Your résumé will be retained on file so that you can upload your résumé to each application
- Log into your account to apply.
- Sign up for job alerts. This program will immediately send an email to alert you to open positions that is suitable your profile.
- Check federal government and different department social media accounts: they may use Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to promote job openings.
- Visit www.Canada.ca/gcjobs to find a list of available jobs, which can be searched by location. Search Prince Edward Island to see all the jobs available on the Island.
- Make sure the closing date has not passed. However, some job postings have no closing date because there is ongoing continuous recruitment.
- Before you apply to a job ad, follow all the instructions and read the job ad carefully to make sure you meet all the essential qualifications listed. Be clear and precise in your application. Provide specific examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential qualifications listed. For example, if an essential qualification is proficiency in Microsoft Word, elaborate on how you used the program and avoid general terms. Describe your work experience starting at the most recent, and provide exact dates. Do not use “we” – say what you did. Use action words such as developed, coordinated, and produced, ran. When you cut and paste your information from the résumé into the job application, make sure that the format has not changed.
- Ensure to submit only what is asked for. Submit a cover letter only if they requested for it. If you are asked to submit a cover letter, make sure the information on the résumé matches the information on the cover letter. The cover letter should give detailed examples of how your experience matches each essential qualification listed in the job ad. Applicants may be asked to complete an Unsupervised Internet Test, which is completed online at home.
- The next step that would follow is assessment, which may include an interview, testing, and reference checks. Very complicated positions may need a knowledge test. Assessments for administrative positions may emphasis on soft skills. There might be different way you v can be contacted; you could be interviewed by telephone or in person by a panel of at least two people who will be taking notes. You will be asked questions about the qualifications, and your answers will be given a rating.
- A job offer will be made to the successful candidate, or the competition may be used to set up a pool of candidates to be hired for multiple positions. Make sure your e-mail service does not have a filter that could block emails from the public service.
For Private Jobs
- Before applying for any job, find out if you are qualified to enter Canada if you don’t already live there.If perhaps you’re Non-residents, you will need to legally enter Canada before they can start working. Some of the reason you won’t be able to enter Canada would be if you’re a national security threat, violating international human rights, having a criminal record of certain crimes, having a health condition that’s dangerous to public health, or being unable to support yourself financially upon entering Canada are all reasons you may be found inadmissible.
Visit the government immigration website of Canada at http://www.immigration.ca/grounds-for-inadmissibility/ for more information on your admissibility into the country.
- Endure to apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN) if you don’t already have one. If you were born in Canada, you probably already have an SIN. You will need to provide this number to future employers. If you were not born in Canada, you’ll need to apply for an SIN when you arrive to the country.
To apply for a Canadian SIN, visit the official government SIN website at https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/sin.html .
- Write a resume or curriculum vitae. Also called a Curriculum Vitae (CV) in Canada, is the next thing you should do. It is a 1-page summary of your job experiences and qualifications, and is needed virtually every employers. List your contact info at the top, then detail your education and dates of graduation, your job experience (beginning with the most recent), and your relevant skills.
- Check Job Bank or other websites for up-to-date job postings. Job Bank is a big job search website via the Canadian government that has up to 2,000 new job postings every day. You can search any type of job for any area of Canada via the search engine.
Visit Job Bank at https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home for more information.
- Write a cover letter for the specific job you’re applying for. A cover letter tells a specific employer why you should be considered for their company. It is usually 1 or 2 short paragraphs. When writing a cover letter, it’s helpful to research the company to see exactly what they’re looking for in employees.
- Fill out the job application completely and fairly. When you find a firm that you want to apply to spend as much time as you need filling out their application. Don’t forget that the application and your resume and cover letter are the only info about you that the firm has so far, so make sure to make it impressive.
Ensure that your application is void of grammar and spelling errors. Ask a friend or friend to proofread it for you before submitting it.
- Go for the interview in time and well-dressed for your interview. If a firm likes your application, resume, and cover letter, they’ll invite you to come in for an interview. Smile and be bold during the interview.
- Don’t forget that not only is the firm interviewing you, you are interviewing them.
Get prepared to answer questions about your background, experience, knowledge, and expertise in the field for which you are interviewing.
Dress professionally in clean, wrinkle-free clothes that are suitable for the workplace.