Job opportunities in Canada

Canada chooses skilled immigrants as permanent residents based on their ability to settle in Canada and take part in its economy. There is a new system to manage how people with skilled work experience apply to immigrate to Canada. It is called Express Entry.

To be eligible to enter the pool, Express Entry candidates must have skilled work experience in a National Occupational Code (NOC) 0, A or B occupation. Jobs offered to candidates in the pool must be in one of these categories.

Skill Type 0 includes management occupations considered to be at the top of the organizational hierarchy of workplaces or businesses. Skill Level A occupations require a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate). For example, such occupations would include physicians, nurses, pharmacists, engineers, etc.

Skill Level B occupations generally require post-secondary education, apprenticeship training and on-the-job training, for example, occupations with significant health and safety responsibilities (e.g. fire fighters, police officers and licensed practical nurses).

We’ve listed a few current positions in some of Canada’s main cities that fit the criteria. You can click on the job title links for more information.

Job Title: Second Class Power Engineer

Job Sector: Property and Facilities Management Job Location: Ottawa

Job Type: Full time Salary: CAD$60,000 – $70,000 Recruitment Company: Hays Recruiting Experts Worldwide

Hays Property & Facilities is very happy to partner with our client Carleton University to recruit for a qualified Second Class Power Engineer to join them on a permanent full-time basis right away. Reporting to the Chief Engineer you will work alongside other qualified Second Class Power Engineers to supervise and maintain the operation of the boilers and other equipment in the Central Heating Plant. In this job your day to day responsibilities will include such things as maintaining the log of all operations, writing of reports on the overall condition of the equipment and making recommendations for future maintenance. In addition you will be called upon to test boiler water, make-up water and condensate and make required adjustments to ensure that smooth operations are maintained. You will monitor and respond to alarms as they occur and otherwise supervise all other building control systems. Additionally, any trouble calls that come in you with deal with in a timely and efficient manner.


Job Title: Construction Site Superintendent

Job Sector: Construction Job Location: Toronto

Job Type: Full time Salary: Up to CAD$115k + vehicle + bonus + benefits Recruitment Company: Hays Recruiting Experts Worldwide

A medium-sized Construction Management Company specialising in Institutional new build, addition and renovation construction projects is now looking to recruit a Construction Site Superintendent to responsible for the smooth functioning of day to day field operations to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget.

Role & responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrates leadership in health, safety and environmental protection on the project. Applies the requirements of the Project Specific Safety Program to promote overall compliance of company HS&E standards, applicable OH&S / OSHA Acts, regulations and codes with all employees and subcontractors on the project
  • Ensures that projects are built according to approved plans, specifications, design drawings, and applicable codes and that high quality standards are maintained
  • Develops, maintains, and drives the construction schedule in conjunction with project team; ensures project milestones and completion dates are met
  • Works with project team to issue material and services purchase orders and confirms receipt of materials and return of equipment
  • Supervises field employees and sub-trades, makes sure their work is planned and performed efficiently


Job Title: Corporate Project Accountant

Job Sector: Designated Senior Finance

Job Location: Vancouver

Job Type: Full time Salary: Up to CAD$75,000 base plus bonus and additional benefits Recruitment Company: Hays Recruiting Experts Worldwide

Our client is one of the leading Real Estate and Development companies based in Vancouver. With projects and properties spread across Canada, they continue to be a leader in their field. They are looking for an experienced Corporate Project Accountant to take on handful of new development projects coming on-line over the next 3 to 5 years.  The Corporate Project Accountant will be responsible for all financials relating to construction / development projects valued up to $150M CAD and reports directly to the Corporate Controller. More specifically the Project Accountant will be covering all project and job cost accounting for mix-use, residential and commercial developments.