Finding a Job
Finding a job isn't always easy. As a newcomer, you may face additional challenges when coming from another country. There are a number of programs and services available to help you find work.
Employment Support Agencies
Job Connect is a free service which assists unemployed individuals in the Timmins, Cochrane and Iroquois Falls area, in gaining the skills and knowledge they need in order to find and keep a job. Job Connect is an interactive community employment network funded by the Government of Ontario.
The Government of Canada offers the Working in Canada Tool. The tool is a great way to learn about Canada's labour market, find information on job titles, and research employment facts by occupation and city, town or region.
If you are interested in working temporarily in Canada, you will have to meet specific requirements. Visit Working Temporarily in Canada to learn more.
You can find job postings in local newspapers, professional and trade magazines, or on the Internet.
Employers in the City of Timmins are currently seeking employees in various positions, notably in retail sales, client service, specialized trades, labour, and professional positions. The jobsintimmins.com website allows job seekers to find job postings in our community on a single site.
The Ontario Public Services website lists the public service positions with the Government of Ontario while the Public Service Commission of Canada provides information on public service careers as well as a list of positions available with the federal government.
Service Canada offers an online Job Bank that lists both public service positions with the government and private sector positions.
One of the first steps to finding a job is knowing how to market your skills and experience. To apply for a job in Timmins, you will often have to submit a cover letter and résumé, or curriculum vitae (CV), to the employer. A cover letter explains why you are applying for the job and why you are the best person to do the job A résumé briefly describes your education, work history and volunteer experience Ontario Immigration offers resources to help you look for work, including tips on how to write a cover letter or résumé and how to prepare for an interview.
Talking to people in your network is one of the best ways to find a job. Most people connect with potential employers through their contacts rather than through job advertisements or postings. Arrange interviews with people who can help, such as employers or people who work in your field of interest.