Finding a job and working in Canada

Chapter 7: Volunteer to get work experience in Canada

Published: 24-02-2020

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Volunteer to get work experience in Canada

Many Canadians engage in volunteer activities regularly and helping the community is highly valued. If you have volunteering experience, do include them on your resume! You may have developed soft skills that potential employers will take seriously.

If you need that first work experience in Canada, consider applying for a volunteer position. Volunteering will give you practical knowledge of a Canadian workplace and add valuable Canadian experience to your resume. You may want to contact organizations in your field—this is also a way to grow your professional network and get local references.

To find volunteer opportunities, check out Volunteer.ca and Charity Village. You can also contact community centres. Finally, keep an eye on local events—festivals, sports events or charity drives often need volunteers!

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