Can I become a professor in Canada?

Career in Canada

You need a work permit for Canada

Canada is a country of immigrants, one in six of its 34 million inhabitants was born abroad. Given this diversity, it is no wonder that "Canadian Multiculturalism Day" is celebrated every year on June 27th. Incidentally, Canada ranks ninth among Germans among the most popular emigration countries. In 2011 about 2,300 Germans crossed the Atlantic.

If you want to work in Canada, you should look for potential jobs from Germany. To a Work permit Applicants must submit to the Human Resources Development Canada Submit a specific job offer from a Canadian employer. If you want to live and work in Canada permanently, you need it "Permanent Residence Status". Whether you get it has been a deciding factor since 1967 Point systemthat queries skills and qualifications such as educational level, work experience, language skills, age or adaptability.

A total of 100 points can be achieved There are 25, for example, for a doctorate or degree. Those willing to emigrate who can already show a job offer or whose partners have completed vocational training or studies in Canada receive special points.

The construction industry and the areas Mechanical engineering, medical and environmental technology are among Canada's growth industries. Doctors are also in great demand. But scientists are also drawn to the North American country. If you want to teach or do research in Canada, you can contactDAADapply for scholarships.

Incidentally, when looking for a job, not only the applicant has to work hard, but also the future employer. He has to prove that there is no Canadian who could do the job as well.

Anyone who would like to find out about potential jobs from Germany will go to and find it. There you can find vacancies all over Canada, broken down by industry and of course in English and French.

Caution: You should clarify early on whether, for example, the Hhigh school diploma is recognized in Canada. The Canadian Information Center for International Credentials provides information about this:

This is important when applying!

An application in Canada is quite different from what you know from Germany: A classic application in Canada consists of the cover letter, and the résumé (CV), Here the Canadians proceed antichronological and start with the last occupation. School or job references are only sent along if explicitly requested - including a translation, of course. Personal references are more important than certificates, to which the future employer turns to find out about the applicant.

We already know it from the USA: The application documents are anonymized, Information on age, nationality and marital status are taboo. An application photo is also waived; however, it is interesting for Canadian employersvoluntary activities and hobbies - if they are relevant to the job.

TheGerman-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Industry advises on the subject of work permits and immigration and also offers an application portfolio check for a fee.

Anyone wishing to work in Canada must have a good command of English. Those who speak French have an even better chance of after all, both are official languages ​​of the country. The majority of French-speaking Canadians live in the province of Quebec. So if you want to apply for a job there, fluent French is a basic requirement. The residents skilfully switch between the two languages. In shops, for example, customers are always greeted with "Bonjour! Hi!" And can then choose which language they want to be served in.

The DAAD puts the cost of living for students at around 1,000 Canadian dollars a month, that's around 675 euros. Of course, living in the country is cheaper than in big cities like Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver. If you want to know exactly, take a look below Groceries are on average a little more expensive than in Germany. There are hardly any discounters in Canada.

And wasn't there something else with the winter? Frostbite should have its problems in Canada, after all, the country is considered to be the snowiest in the world, Temperatures of minus 30 or even minus 40 degrees are not uncommon. But don't worry, the Canadians have thought too, and for example Montreal has the longest underground shopping mall in the world. So you don't even have to go outside to go shopping on particularly icy days.

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