Finding work is often a main priority for newcomers to Canada.
Finding a job that matches your qualifications and interests is one of the biggest challenges that you may face when you settle in Canada. Your first job in Canada may not be the most satisfying. It may take time to build your qualifications and gain Canadian experience before finding the job you really want.
To work in Canada, you will need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) issued by Service Canada on behalf of the federal government. You should apply for a SIN immediately after you arrive in Canada.
The workforce in the Bay of Quinte region is just as diversified as our population. No matter what skills you have, they are in need with Bay of Quinte region employers.
We understand that finding a job is likely going to be one of your first priorities when you move to Canada. When you live in the Bay of Quinte region, you have many job sectors to choose from including industrial, manufacturing, agriculture, retail, construction, finance, health, education and services including the hotel and restaurant industries.
Here are some services that may be able to help you find suitable work:
Canada Job Bank
Job Bank is the Government of Canada's leading source for jobs and labour market information. It offers users free occupational and career information such as job opportunities, educational requirements, main duties, wage rates and salaries, current employment trends, and outlooks.
The site can help people search for work, make career decisions, see what jobs will be in demand, and much more.
Belleville and Quinte West team up to host two career fairs each spring and fall at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre in Belleville. These career fairs help local employers connect with potential new employees in many different industries.
Prince Edward County also host annual career fairs which attract over 65 employers looking to hire in many different sectors.
The City of Belleville has a program in which they collect resumes from job seekers and they are kept in a database. These resumes are distributed to employers in the Quinte area upon request. This program has been very successful in linking employers with willing and able workers.
If you are interested in connecting with this program please send your resume to Lana Anderson at [email protected]
Volunteer and Information Quinte
Another great way to connect with others and learn about our career options is to volunteer to help with organizations that rely on community support. You can find out more about organizations and their volunteer needs at Volunteer & Information Quinte (http://viq.ca/website/).