Which is easier: Getting a job in Canada or the United States?
How can a company in the United States hire a remote worker in another country?
Deel is a payroll and compliance system that was made for the global workforce.
US-based companies can’t hire people from other countries in the usual way. Your direct payroll is only for US citizens, but there are other ways to hire people from around the world and let them work from their own countries.
What you can do is:
Independent contractors are people you hire on your own
In this situation, you don’t have to pay for your contractor’s taxes, health insurance, or other benefits. You also have less say over how they do the work. You only have the right to the results of what they do for you.
This is the easiest way for many employers to hire people from outside the country. But keep in mind that if you cross the line between a contractor and an employee, you could face legal problems. You also need to make sure you follow the local labor laws and deal with contracts, invoices, payroll, etc.
Employer of Record lets you hire people as employees (EOR)
Working with an Employer of Record organization can save you time if you want to hire people from outside the United States.
What does an EOR Do?
- Locally hires the employee on your behalf.
- Handles payroll taxes
- Putting an end to contracts
- Deals with employees’ pay and benefits (healthcare, social contributions, pension, and other statutory contributions)
Make sure you follow the rules in your area.
Start a branch
Your third choice is to open a branch in another country and hire people from other countries through it. A subsidiary is a business that you open in a foreign country. It’s also called a “daughter company,” and it lets you legally hire foreigners to work for you full time.
These two companies are separate legal entities, but the policies, plans, and decisions of the daughter company will depend on those of the parent company. Note that a subsidiary is not the same as a branch office. A subsidiary is more independent from the parent company and has its own legal status.
When you open a subsidiary, you need someone local to handle the paperwork and legal matters, like opening bank accounts and signing contracts.
If you have the right partner, it can be easy and quick to hire people from other countries. Deel takes care of the whole process of hiring and paying contractors and employees, making sure that all local laws are followed. Find out more about how to hire people from other countries.
For the 2017-18 school year, about a quarter of Canada’s university students and 16.3% of its college students were new. India is one of the top three countries where people moved to get a better education.
In the USA, it is easier to find a job from outside the country.
In the United States, the best visa you can get is an H-1B visa, which is good for three years and is rarely, if ever, renewed these days. You can’t stay in the US just because you work and live there. Then you have to pack up your things and go.
Canada is not like that. It may be hard or even impossible to find a job from outside the country, but you can apply to immigrate, come to the country with a visa that lets you live there for life, and then look for work once you’re there.
10 Things To Do To Find A Job In Canada
Here are 10 things you can do to find a job in Canada that other newcomers don’t do because nobody teaches them:
1) Record a video of your elevator pitch on your phone
As a new immigrant, employers will have an unconscious bias against your communication skills, which are a “soft skill” that almost every job description lists as a requirement.
If you have a video elevator pitch, it will show off your communication skills and vocabulary and disprove any negative assumptions or biases the employer or recruiter may have had about you.
Use a teleprompter app like Video Teleprompter Premium if you can’t remember what to say.
Make a great 30-45 second “elevator pitch,” post it on YouTube, and add it to your LinkedIn profile. You can also send hiring managers and recruiters a link to it in an email.
Find out what makes a good elevator pitch. Don’t think you already know how.
2) Change or shorten your name.
This is a sensitive subject, but it’s also important to talk about. A study done by the University of Toronto and Ryerson University found that people with non-Anglicized names got 20–40% less callbacks than people with Anglo names who had the same qualifications.
In Canada, this is less of a problem in big businesses where diversity and inclusion are more actively practiced.
If you have a really long ethnic name that you think would be hard for a Canadian to say, you might want to shorten it for your resume and LinkedIn profile.
3) Get to know 25 people
You don’t have many connections as a new immigrant. And that’s not good.
Because the Business Council of Canada surveyed 90 large Canadian employers and found that 90% of them find candidates through word of mouth.
In his book “Highly Effective Job Search,” Orville Pierson says that it takes, on average, 25 connections to get the job you want.
These 25 people are not people who hire people. They are the ones who have the power to hire you.
So, make a list of 10–15 companies you want to target in Canada. Then, use a LinkedIn search filtered by company and job title and a premium account to InMail these people directly.
Don’t ask for jobs.
Just keep in touch and give them something of value. If they agree to connect, you don’t have to give up an InMail credit. You get your credit back if they answer your In Mail.
Think about “The Rule of 7,” a well-known marketing idea. Before someone will think about buying your brand, they need to see an ad 7 times.
If you have to measure how well your job search is going, don’t look at how many online jobs you apply for every day. Send 175 (257) outreach messages to your network over a reasonable amount of time.
Messages like “Hello” and “Hope you are well” don’t count. It has to be something of value to the person getting it.
4) Write cover letters correctly.
Managers and recruiters will tell you that they don’t read cover letters.
This is because most people aren’t very good at writing cover letters.
Liz Ryan from Human Workplace, a job search expert, says that a cover letter should sound like a business letter.
The focus should be on what business pain you think your future manager is feeling right now and how you’ve solved that pain in the past.
Every job exists because someone has a problem or pain that needs to be fixed.
Instead of assuming you know how to write cover letters, look into the best way to do it.
5) Send your resume and cover letter to hiring managers directly.
Canada’s postal service is still going strong and is often taken for granted.
When you use it, your letters will never be ignored, which isn’t the case with email.
Go to Shopper’s Drug Mart and buy envelopes and stamps.
Then, what about those 25 contacts you found? Send your resume and cover letter to them.
The hard part is over.
If you want to make a good impression, you need to put in the time to learn about the company and the person and write a cover letter that is tailored to each.
I know that it’s hard to do. So, how badly do you want that first job in Canada?
6) Read this book by Nathan Perez called “20 Minute Networking Meeting.”
Many people who move to Canada don’t know anyone.
But when they try to build that network, they make so many mistakes, even though they’ve been building networks their whole lives in their home country.
And the reason is that they have never made connections with a goal in mind.
This short book tells you how to network effectively and meet professional Canadians in person, which is the ultimate goal.
7) Look for Dr. Lionel Laroche on YouTube
You need to know how the way people work in Canada is different from the way people work in your home country.
Canada is different from the rest of the world in many ways, especially when compared to Asia and the middle east, especially when it comes to communication, leadership, feedback, meetings, and being on time.
Dr. Lionel Laroche is an expert on the way immigrants fit into the Canadian work culture.
Watch his videos and think about how they might affect how you act in the interview.
His talks are both interesting and fun to listen to.
8) Learn about Canada the RIGHT way
People will tell you to give your time to a good cause.
That’s the wrong thing to say!
If you’re looking for a job in accounting, hiring managers won’t care if your “volunteer experience” was packaging food for Meals on Wheels or greeting visitors and handing out flyers at some random organization.
Good for you if you want to help out your community by volunteering. Give your time everywhere you can.
But if you want to get a full-time job, that’s an entirely different story.
You would be better off volunteering at events where you will be around people who have the power to hire you. Join a Canadian association in your field and get in touch with the board of directors to let them know you’re willing to help out.
Yes it’s an investment to join an association. But if it helps you find a job faster or gets you a job that pays you $10,000 more per year, it’s money well spent.
9) Read as many job descriptions for your target job title as you can
By default, every new immigrant that I’ve worked with makes the mistake of brain dumping their past experiences on to their resumé.
Remember it’s not about what you did in the past.
It’s about what your future employer needs and how you translate your past experience to those needs.
Read job descriptions for your target job title. As many as you can. And when you’re done, read some more.
Notice trends in requirements and qualifications, industry language in Canadian terms and any gaps you find.
Make sure your resumé speaks to those trends.
Fill those gaps if you have them.
And after doing this research, then decide if you need more education. Don’t waste your time and money pursuing more education just because you want to keep yourself busy and feel productive.
Education is not valued in North America as much as it is in Asia.
If the job description does not mention a Master’s degree or a certification for your target job title, don’t bother getting one if your sole purpose of pursuing it is to improve your chances of getting your first job.
10) Make sure your resumé has these words in it
According to a study done by Career Builder, these are the most popular words to use on a resumé. Make sure you use them in your experience section:
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Good luck and welcome to Canada!