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While Engineers Canada is not an employment or settlement agency, we help direct international engineering graduates to resources that can help them join Canada’s engineering profession.
Government of Canada resources
The Government of Canada provides several resources to help newcomers get settled in Canada:
The Prepare to Work section of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website will help you gather information about credential evaluation and recognition, living and working in Canada, and improving language competencies.
The Working in Canada Tool allows you to produce a free report on job opportunities, wages, qualifications and skill requirements tailored to your occupation and location in Canada.
Service Canada’s Services for Newcomers to Canada page details available programs that cover a broad range of topics including health care, legal aid and financial assistance.
There may be job opportunities within the Canadian government at the federal, provincial/territorial or municipal level. Visit jobs.gc.ca for links to job opportunities in the federal public service. For public service job opportunities at the provincial/territorial and municipal level, check the official websites of your province and city.
Job fairs are events that allow businesses and organizations to promote themselves and recruit new employees, and where job seekers can build networks and learn about organizations they may want to work for. Job fairs are advertised in the same places you find job postings.
Immigrant Serving Agencies
Immigrant serving agencies provide guidance to newcomers to Canada on finding a place to live, getting language training, finding a job and more. Visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website to learn more about Canada’s provinces and territories and the newcomer services each of them offer.
Recruitment agencies are organizations that help people looking for jobs in Canada write cover letters and résumés, prepare for interviews and find suitable employers. Recruitment agencies don’t usually charge a fee to find jobs for you, but may charge a fee if you want help writing your résumé and cover letter.
While mentoring programs do not help you find work directly, they do connect you to a mentor—an experienced professional engineer (P.Eng.) who can provide guidance and supervision related to your professional career. Mentoring programs are offered by some provincial/territorial engineering associations. Check with the engineering associations in the province or territory you want to work for more information.
Bridging programs help skilled professionals obtain additional skills that will help them find work, offer language training and provide volunteer opportunities in Canada. For more information on bridging programs, check the websites of the provincial/territorial government, engineering association and immigrant serving agencies in the area you want to live and work.