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1. Posted by sammie (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

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Hi Everyone!
Just wondering if someone could help me out with some information about working in Canada. I have a work visa. I am travelling from Australia to Toronto in October.
Is it hard to find work?
Does anyone know which way is the best way to find work? eg. going to places seeing people face to face or trying before I go or any sites I can check out?????
I am looking for any work, not really fussed as long as I can work to pay my way for awhile.
Can anyone (who has done this or something similar) give me advice?
Thanks
Sammie

2. Posted by globie07 (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

Work really isn't too hard to find here in Canada...but in really good times you can find tons.

When you get to Toronto buy a copy of the Toronto Star every day, and look in the Classified sections under jobs...you can find tons of listings there. But then again, you can find work anywhere in retail. Those places look for people almost 365 days a year.

HOWEVER! I advise you to avoid Loblaws at all costs...I've worked there and they are a bunch of top-down slave drivers. They also like to loosen on policy and then stricten them again...and again...and again...and so on and so on.

3. Posted by bethy (Full Member 49 posts) 10y

Hi Sammie
How has the work in Toronto been? Did you make it?
I ask because I am thinking of doing the exact same thing this May and am pondering over lining up a job before I go with a summer resort, or just trying my luck in Toronto.
I am interested in your experinces so far.
Thanks Beth

4. Posted by mirandasea (Full Member 20 posts) 10y

Bring a jacket! lol. It's great here in TO. I live right downtown and could give you some good places to start if you tell me your related experience and what kind of job you want. The best thing you can do here is market yourself- set yourself apart from other people whatever you need to do to pull that off...it works. If you are confident and personable you'll get a job in no time flat. It's better to go into the location you want to work and find out who the manager is. Dress nicely (not too too fancy, but accordingly to the location you want to work) and come when it is not busy. Introduce yourself, and make sure you say something they will remember because a zillion people just like you come in everyday asking for jobs. Make a REALLY nice resume. Get someone to look it over for you. I can give you resume tips as well- I've always been complimented on mine (I've taken a special resume course). Good luck, and feel free to message me with any questions.
Miranda