Administrative assistant is a non-regulated profession in Canada and you don’t need a licence to practice your profession. The economy is currently booming in Canada and new companies are coming up all the time.
2. Skills Development
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. Soft skills, such as communication, coordination, and sociability, are even more important for administrative assistants.
3. Understanding Canadian Workplaces
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 there are ways to overcome some of these challenges.
4. Job Finding Techniques
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 different than in your home country. You must look for jobs in the region where you will settle. Therefore, take your time to research job… read more
The associations listed below provide additional information about licensure and certification and offer a variety of professional development, education and networking opportunities.
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is Canada’s reference on occupations. It provides job descriptions, occupational statistics and labour market information. This is great if you are hoping to be an administrative assitant in Canada. Finding a job in Canada may be different than in your home country and you may need help finding job vacancies, updating… read more