Jobs in Canada for Irish Immigrants/Visitors

If like countless others you have decided that your future lies away from Ireland, you have probably given some serious consideration to setting sail for Canada, a country that has managed to weather the story of global recession with comparative ease when held up against some of the other countries in the western world.

But before you go there are many things that you'll need to consider. Firstly, you'll need to figure out how you're going to go about emigrating. Some prefer to test the water first, by going on one of the one year working visa schemes open to all Irish citizens under the age of 35.

If you decide that this is the right choice for you, you'll need to fill out the relevant paperwork, get a police certificate stating that you have not been convicted of any crimes in Ireland, take out a one year travel insurance policy to protect both you and the Canadian government from any medical costs that may arise during your stay and show proof that you have the necessary funds (generally somewhere in the region of $5,000 should be more than sufficient) to sustain yourself during the initial period where you are searching for work. This route is preferable for those who are undecided about their long term future, because it gives them the freedom to experience the country and working life in it without needing to commit to a lifelong switch.

Another option is to apply to emigrate permanently. In order to do this, you'll need to show proof of both education and work experience within certain pre-decided areas of expertise. If you are lucky enough to be selected for immigration, you can then start the process of moving.

The final option available to you is to pre-arrange work for your arrival, and have that company sponsor you for a work permit. This can be a tricky process, because both you and the company will need to prove that you can do a job that no Canadian was available to do.

Once you've decided on which route to take, there are plenty of jobs in Canada for Irish immigrants, depending on which line of work you are in of course. Below you'll find links to the best Canadian job sites to help you in your search.


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