While it’s easier for Canadian citizens to find jobs in the US, it can be a little bit more difficult for US citizens to find jobs in Canada. US citizens can increase their chances of securing a job in Canada by looking for companies that might be familiar with the sponsorship process or seeking US citizens due to the nature of work involved.
Here are some companies that hire US citizens in Canada –
NTT Data is a Japanese IT service and consulting company. The company has a big presence in the United States and Canada. You will be required to pass a background investigation for government clearance to be eligible for the job.
Types of Jobs available at NTT Data –
- Data Center Cabling Technician (Montreal, QC)
- Data Center Hardware Technician (Montreal, QC)
NTT Data website – https://www.nttdata.com/
TTI Inc is a distributor of electronic components and has a significant presence not only in North America but in Europe as well. The company servers different industries namely transportation, medical, communication, medical, aerospace and defense. The company is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Roles at TTI Inc –
- Technical Marketing Manager (Pointe-Claire, QC)
TTI company website – https://www.tti.com/
Teledyne FLIR designs and produces thermal imaging cameras/sensors. FLIR works on large number of specialized products for airborne systems, aerial systems, tactical solutions, maritime systems, traffic management, health and safety and more.
Types of roles at FLIR –
- Technical Support Engineer
Teledyne FLIR website – https://www.flir.ca/
Rocket Lab USA
Rocket Lab is an aerospace manufacturing and launch servicing company with key products being electron rockets, rocket engines, satellite busses and rockets.
Roles for US citizens in Canada at Rocket Lab –
- Spacecraft Component Sales Engineer (Toronto, ON)
- Manufacturing Engineer (Toronto, ON)
- Electrical Engineer (Toronto, ON)
Rocket Lab company website – https://www.rocketlabusa.com/
Bisco Industries is one of the top suppliers of electronic components and fasteners in the US and Canada. The company is looking to hire more people in their sales department.
Types of opportunities at Bisco –
- Sales Representative (Oakville, ON)
Bisco Industries website – https://www.biscoind.com/
Advantech provides tailored internet-of-things solutions in healthcare, energy, telecom, manufacturing, video, design, logistics and retail. The company has its headquarters in Taiwan.
Roles at Advantech –
- Vertical Key Account Manager
Advantech Company portal – https://www.advantech.com/
Saint-Gobain is well known for its glass and mirror manufacturing. The company is looking for individuals to contribute to the company’s World Class Manufacturing initiative. To be eligible for the role, you will need to be a US citizen, US national, lawful permanent resident or protected individual.
Types of jobs available at Saint-Gobain –
- Continuous Process Improvement Manager
Saint-Gobain website – https://www.saint-gobain.com/
Canadian Pacific Railways Limited is a rail transport company that services Canada and the US. It’s one of the larger companies in Canada and has more than ten thousand employees in North America. The company offers engineering internships for those who have a background in Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Industrial engineering. Also, extensive travel might be required for certain positions.
Types of opportunities available at Canadian Pacific –
- Engineering Internships (Calgary, AB)
Canadian Pacific website – https://www.cpr.ca/
Quantum Technology is a manufacturer of helium and hydrogen liquefaction units, recovery systems and production plants. The company requires Canadian or US citizens to be hired for certain roles in Canada.
Types of opportunities available at Quantum Technology Corporation –
- Electrical Engineer / Programmer (Squamish, BC)
Verify Global is a service provider of supplier performance management solutions. The company provides specialized solutions in product inspection, auditing, supplier management, technical support, and delivery assurance. Verify prefers candidates who have experience in the aerospace/defense industries.
Roles for US citizens at Verify –
- Source Inspector (Delta, BC)
Verify company website – https://www.verifyglobal.com/
Align HCM is a provider of human capital management solutions to large organizations who need help with their HCM process. The company helps with solution implementation, data integration, talent management, and many other workforce management related issues.
Jobs at Align HCM –
- Associate Systems Consultant (Remote)
Align HCM company website – https://alignhcm.com/
BECHT is an engineering solutions and software tool provider. The company provides solutions in the following areas: Process Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Corrosion and Materials, Reliability, Electrical Instrumentation and Controls, Machinery, and Strategic Business Planning.
Jobs at BECHT that hire US citizens-
- .NET Software Developer (Remote)
BECHT company website – https://becht.com/
JAMY Interactives is a software company that is focused on developing automation solutions. The company provides solutions in E-Learning, 2D/3D Animation, Game Development, Mobile Games, Video Games and Web Applications.
Opportunities at JAMY Interactives –
- CRM Developer (Toronto, ON)
JAMY Interactives website – https://jamyinteractives.com/
BETA Technologies is an aerospace manufacturing company that is focused on developing electric aircraft and charging networks. Investors in the company include Fidelity Management and Research, Redbird Capital and Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund.
Types of opportunities at BETA Technologies –
- Test Equipment Software Engineer (Montreal, QC)
Beta Technologies website – https://www.beta.team/
Quest Global is an engineering service provider with its headquarters in Singapore. The company works in different industries mainly Defense and Aerospace, Automotive, Utilities, Healthcare, Transportation, Electronics and Technology. Due to the nature of their work, the company requires US citizens and permanent residents for certain positions.
Types of opportunities at Quest Global –
- Stress Engineer (Oakville, ON)
Quest Global website – https://www.quest-global.com/
Imaginet is a software solution provider specifically for business productivity platforms, application development, data engineering and business intelligence. The company has a number of clients including Coca Cola, Toyota, AT&T, American Airlines, Fidelity Investments, Credit Union Central of Canada and more!
Roles at Imaginet –
- Software Developer – Canada (Winnipeg, MB)
Imaginet website – https://www.imaginet.com/
U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada
While the US Embassy and Consulate is not a company, they do have opportunities for US citizens to work in Canada. Non-citizen family members of US citizens might be eligible to work at the US Embassy/Consulate as well if they meet certain criteria.
Jobs at US Embassy and Consulates –
- Office Management Assistant (Montreal, QC)
- Administrative Clerk (Ottawa, ON)
- Consular Associate (Montreal, QC)
US Embassy/Consulates of Canada website – https://ca.usembassy.gov/
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