Canada offers a huge array of job options once you know where to look. Whether you are hoping to shred the slopes of Whistler as a ski instructor, swap business cards with Patrick Bateman in Toronto, or serve Starbucks espressos in picturesque downtown Vancouver – Canada is not short on variety. And if you are after the true Great White North adventure (and you have a beard), you could even venture further north where there is an abundance of jobs in the oil and mining industries in cities like Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon.
That said, finding a job is probably one of the hardest things you will do while on your working holiday, but cheesy as it sounds, maintaining a positive outlook is half the battle. Put some time and effort into your CV/Resume, do your research on the job area you are interested in, and then get yourself out there. I would say “Pimp Yourself” but we are respectable folk here at WHC.
You will need to prepare your CV/Resume specifically for Canada. A typical resume in Canada is not necessarily the same as what you would send to an employer at home. If your CV does not match the typical format used in Canada, you risk being rejected before employers even begin to read your resume. Check out our templates in our Jobs Kit to get you started.
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