If you are a professional, ensure your credentials will be recognized before you arrive in Canada, so that if language or upgrading courses are necessary you can begin before you leave your home country. Information about working in Canada can be found here. In Northeastern Ontario, these 20 job categories account for almost three-quarters of frequent hires:

  • food and beverage server
  • millwright
  • general labourer
  • room attendant
  • equipment operator
  • administration/clerk
  • lifeguard
  • plant operator
  • truck driver
  • Registered Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • personal support worker
  • sawmill and planer worker
  • summer student
  • assistant residential counsellor
  • professor
  • sales clerk
  • cashier
  • driller helper
  • residential worker

We suggest that you investigate job openings in a community before you arrive.

Major Industries

There are many large international mining and forestry companies based in Northeastern Ontario. The major industrial sectors in Northeastern Ontario include:

  • mining, forestry, and utilities
  • with jobs also available in:
  • health care
  • colleges
  • universities
  • manufacturing
  • hospitality services
  • communications
  • aviation
  • engineering
  • social services and other occupations

Finding a Job

Check online resources about finding a job, preferably before you arrive in Canada. Employment Ontario has offices in cities and towns across Northeastern Ontario to help you with the job search process. The government of Canada national job bank is an excellent source for jobs, and the Far Northeast Training Board has a regional job bank.

Employment Services

Professions North (PNN) is an initiative of Laurentian University that assists employers with labour shortages, and internationally trained professionals (ITPs) in finding employment in Northern Ontario at no cost.

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