The social work sector in Canada is regulated in all provinces. Only those who meet the qualifications and standards set by the provincial regulatory bodies can use the titles of “Social Worker” and “Registered Social Worker.” These bodies issue licenses or certificates to individuals who meet their registration requirements.
2. Skills Development
In addition to accreditation, you may be required to take some courses, enroll in a bridging program or upgrade your language skills in order to become certified as a social worker and get employment in your field.
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 and jobs are not easy to find. It may take some time to find full-time work as a social worker, so be prepared and understand each of the steps needed to gain employment.
Each Canadian province has its own regulatory body to license social workers who meet the profession’s high standards, and to govern the profession of engineering. The associations listed below provide additional information about licensure and certification and offer a variety of professional development, education and networking opportunities.
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.