1. Pre-Arrival

  • Pre-Arrival
    Pre-Arrival

    Dental hygienist is a regulated profession in Canada and you have to be a registered member of a provincial or territorial regulatory body in order to use the title of dental hygienist.


2. Skills Development

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    Canadian employers put a high emphasis on soft skills, which are personal attributes that enhance your interactions, job performance and career prospects. Unlike your hard skills, you can apply your soft skills broadly.


3. Understanding Canadian Workplaces

  • Understanding Canadian workplaces
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    Canadian employers who often do not know how to assess education and work experience from other countries, may require or prefer you to have experience working in Canada. Lack of local market experience can pose a challenge for newcomers, but … Continue reading


4. Job Finding Techniques

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    Getting the Job

    The demand for dental hygienists in Canada is good, however, the Canadian job market is very competitive, so be prepared and understand each of the steps needed to gain employment.  As well, finding a job in Canada may be very … Continue reading


5. Associations

  • Associations
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    The associations listed below provide additional information about licensure and certification and offer a variety of professional development, education and networking opportunities.


6. Employment

  • Employment
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    Finding a job in Canada may be different than in your home country and you may need help finding job vacancies, updating your resume, writing cover letters, preparing for interviews, and understanding what Canadian employers are looking for.