Entering the workforce
To work in Canada or access government programs and benefits, you will need a 9-digit number known as a Social Insurance Number (SIN). Apply for a SIN as soon as you come to Canada. To apply for your SIN, you can complete this process online, by mail, or in person. To commence the application process, begin here.
Finding a Job
ACCA Careers is a free site to our members and future members to locate employment opportunities, seek career advice, and read member and student success stories. Jobs across Canada and in a wide variety of sectors are posted to the website each week. You can set-up e-mail alerts to avoid missing any opportunities as they become available. There are also several organizations that help support new Canadians in gaining employment – both pre and post arrival. ACCA Careers offers a number of articles related to career advice that are helpful in your career journey.
The Government of Canada offers an extensive list of resources on its page about looking for jobs in Canada. Learn about job search skills, how to get a job, and Canadian workplace culture. Job Bank is a Government of Canada website, which not only offers services to job seekers and employers, but also provides information on Canadian labour standards and the labour market. Click here for additional resources provided on the Government of Canada Job Bank webpage.
An important professional networking tool used in Canada (and worldwide) is LinkedIn. Everyone should use this valuable resource. In addition, ACCA members can join the ACCA Canada LinkedIn group. This group can help expand your network and learn more about valuable networking opportunities in your area which include local events and continuing professional development. Job opportunities and career advice are also posted. Follow us on our official Facebook page for career advice and on Twitter for Professional Insights and networking advice.
For additional resources for job hunting and advice in Canada, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request a copy of the ‘ACCA North America Orientation Guide’, which provides detailed information about networking and working in Canada.