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Posted September 16th, 2012 - 4:23 pm by from Washington, United States (Permalink)
Hi, I have wanted to move to Vacounver for some time, and I am wondering if its easy to get jobs there. Have applied for many jobs online but have not heard back from any recruiters. I am more than willing to move there and start off with a non-career job. I hold a public policy masters degree and have taken doctoral coursework in the same field, and speak three languages fluently, Spanish, English and Portuguese. Also have US citizenship but not a Canadian citizenship. Is it hard to get jobs for non-Canadians?

What are the obvious channels to get jobs in Vancouver besides craigslists, and idealist?

If people move there without a job, how many months of searching to find the first job?


Posted September 24th, 2012 - 5:13 am by from Livingstone, Zambia (Permalink)
Hi Andres,

I've just moved to Vancouver for a couple of months and I came without having a job. I'm still looking at the moment but I have been signed up by two different temping agencies for admin type work. That was only a few days ago so I'm hoping that they'll find me something over the next couple of weeks.

I think that it's just a case of keeping going with applications. I didn't really get any replies to jobs I'd applied to until a week before I left the UK to come here.

I guess if you're looking for something very specific then it might be harder. I will be hitting the market hard this week, doing more on foot in shops etc.

Anyway, I hope that that helps a bit?



Posted November 6th, 2012 - 8:39 pm from Kolbuszowa, Poland
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Posted November 8th, 2012 - 1:26 am by from Galway, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
Hi Mike,

What s your strategy ? Just apply on job websites.

Do you have any personal connection in Vancouver ?

I think like you, the best idea is have some contract before leave Europe?

Good luck to your looking

best regards,

Fernando Salgueiro

Posted November 8th, 2012 - 5:41 pm by from Ljubljana, Slovenia (Permalink)
i believe it depends on the profession. if you are in IT, logistics, hospitality, it should be no problem. if you are in arts, there's retail :) i have 10 years experience as a journalist, photographer and editor, especially in environmental issues, but am working in a store. it's minimum wage and shitty schedules, but it's the only thing i could get after 3988122 interview - and i love it! :)

Posted November 9th, 2012 - 8:45 pm from Kolbuszowa, Poland
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Posted April 17th, 2013 - 5:39 pm by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
where is the best to start looking for a jobs and accomodation also ? i plan to move to Vancouver during the summer and im also interested in worging at ski resorts also.thanks

Posted May 9th, 2013 - 5:55 pm by from Saint Petersburg, Russia (Permalink)
Hello! I plan to go to Vancouver in autumn for a special program. And I will need in a job. Can you tell me any job websites, which can help me in it?
(Sorry for my bad eng.)

Posted May 13th, 2013 - 2:22 am from Vancouver, Canada
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