Yes, it is possible for someone to get hired by a Canadian Company while living in India! This is going to be hard though as you are going to be competing with the local candidate pool but if you put the effort in, you can increase your chances in securing a job in Canada!
Where to get started?
The first thing before you even apply for any jobs would be to have your resume ready for whatever jobs that you plan to apply. Here is a quick guide that you can go through to prepare your resume for Canada.
What job sites should I use for Canada?
The two most popular job portals used by Job Seekers in Canada are Indeed and Linkedin. There are a ton of other websites but Indeed aggregates from a ton of company websites already and Linkedin is a great way to get connected with recruiters. You would not need to look at any other job portals.
What type of companies should I apply for?
Usually Big Companies will be more willing to help you with immigration. If you plan to work in the tech industry then some of the popular ones hiring in Canada are – Shopify, Facebook, Amazon, Google and Microsoft. If you are interested in the Financial Industry then some of the bigger banks in Canada are – Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto Dominion Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
Most importantly! You will need to research what major companies are there in the city that you plan to move to and apply accordingly!
What if I am interested in working for smaller companies?
Usually smaller companies might not be willing to sponsor because they might have a limited budget and would prefer not to spend it on immigration/legal fees. However, you can still try applying BUT you must let them know that you are willing to help them navigate around the immigration stuff when needed. If you know what type of work visa you might need, and what are the requirements, it might be easier to convince them not only to offer you a job but also help with sponsorship.
How long would it take me to find a job?
Finding a job can be a job in itself. Usually it can take anywhere between 3-6 months for someone to find a job depending on their skillset and salary they are targeting, the higher the salary, the more time it can take to find a job.
Tom Mehra, an Ottawa-based Software Engineer with a Masters in Information Systems from the University of Texas at Dallas, shares insights on local food spots and top attractions in Canada and the US. He’s also a former resident of the US, UK, and India, and in 2023, his blog was nominated for an Ottawa Award by Faces Magazine. He is also a cat sitter.