According to Statistics Canada, in 2022 the number of job openings in Canada is increasing, with more than 915,000 job openings, twice as many as in 2021. The Expo Canada event, which will take place in Brasília, Goiânia, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in May is intended to help Brazilians who wish to work outside Brazil.
According to the magazine Exam, in six months, segments such as civil construction, logistics and supplies, health and social assistance are the ones that had the most significant increase in the number of job vacancies.
The immigration specialist and partner at Canada Intercambio, Ed Santos, points out that the Canadian job market suffers from a lack of qualified professionals. Therefore, the country needs immigrants to fill open job vacancies, an excellent opportunity for Brazilians. In addition, Canada has one of the lowest birth rates in the world and one of the oldest populations as well, with 18% of people aged 65 and over.
“Most entrepreneurs here in Canada report hiring difficulties due to talent shortages. In addition to technical qualifications, many people do not have enough English to compete in the market. People come here and think it's easy to get a job. Is not. You need English and qualifications”, explains the specialist.
Ed Santos is the organizer of Expo Canada 2022, a free fair for Brazilians who want to know more about the opportunities to study and work in Canada
The event will take place in the cities of Brasília, Goiânia, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro between the 10th and 15th of May. To learn more about the event, visit the website by clicking here.
What visa is required for Brazilians who wish to work and study in Canada?
If the Brazilian only wants to visit the country, he will not be able to work, and will need a tourist visa or have an American visa and issue the electronic travel authorization. Furthermore, if the person goes to study, they can work part-time or full-time during the holidays. In the case of couples, when one studies, the other can receive a work visa to work full-time. When the visa is for work, the company will be responsible for paying for the process. A person cannot apply for a work visa, but the company they hire can.
What is needed to be able to work and study in Canada?
This will depend on the province and institution where that person will want to study, but basically it is necessary to have a high school education and prove financial autonomy for studies. In the work visa, it is not necessary to prove financial autonomy, prove if you can speak a language, as it is all done by the company that is hiring. It will only be necessary to meet the company's need and the company must prove that no Canadian or permanent resident has the technical competence to supply the qualified workforce for that job vacancy that is open.
It is necessary know english or french?
The language can help, but the person will be able to learn it already in Brazil or Canada. In the case of language, proof is not always required.
Do you have job openings for everyone? Where are the job vacancies?
Canada has always looked for young people to compose its workforce to make its economy spin. However, due to the lack of qualified professionals, seniors are having more opportunities and with interesting salaries. A novelty is the opening of job vacancies for women aged 55 and over and men up to 54 years old.
Among the highest earning provinces are New Brunswick, Ontario, Prince Island, Quebec and Vancouver. The main job openings offered are linked to the areas of sales, health, information technology, marketing, food, construction, logistics, accommodation and agriculture.