Unskilled Jobs in Canada for Foreigners


According to professional recruiters, there is currently a major shortage of jobs in Canada.

This shortage mainly affects skilled jobs, but there are also a large number of vacancies in certain unskilled fields, such as 38,000 openings in construction, 45,900 jobs in hospitality, more than 50,000 jobs in retail, and thousands of jobs in driving services, such as truck drivers and cab drivers in Canada.

The urgent need for workers has prompted the Canadian government to offer jobs in Canada for unskilled workers. The positive side of this is that the average salary of unskilled workers is so remarkable that the minimum wage with the average salary exceeds $20,000 annually.

The Canadian government plans to hire many immigrants as unskilled workers for their vacancies in Canada. These jobs are the perfect opportunity for you to apply as locals are not being recruited for these jobs.

This is an opportunity to apply as an unskilled/semi-skilled worker for the Provincial Nominee Program as the Express Entry Canada system works in conjunction with the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class and all of these immigration pathways require some level of skill.

How can foreigners secure unskilled jobs in Canada?

A Canadian citizen or permanent resident can easily apply to an organization that hires unskilled workers. If you are neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident, your only option is to immigrate to Canada as a foreign worker.

Note that you will need to go through the Canadian unskilled visa and immigration process. This process can take up to five years.


While you wait, you should make sure that you meet all the requirements and score enough points to be eligible for admission. You will also need to prove that you have a minimum amount of financial resources by providing a bank statement.

However, if a company wants to hire foreign workers in Canada on a work permit, it must show that it has exhausted all available options to find a Canadian for an unskilled position. The company must also demonstrate that there is a shortage of unskilled workers in Canada who are qualified and can fill the position.

Unskilled and semi-skilled workers looking for a job in Canada can also try the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

This program allows foreign workers to work and live in Canada temporarily, usually for 2 years. During this period, immigrants can also apply for a new work permit or an extension of their existing work permit. Note that this process depends solely on the employers and the job offer received by the workers. Eligibility criteria for these programs include. The candidate must:

  • Have received a written job offer from a Canadian employer.
  • Have an approved Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
  • Convince the immigration officer that you are only temporarily residing in Canada and will
  • leave the country at the end of your employment contract.
  • Provide all required documents that meet the requirements of the job. This may include previous work experience, job-specific training (maximum 2 years), and academic requirements (usually a high school diploma).
  • You must not have a criminal record.
  • You must be in good health.
  • Make sure all documents are in English or French.
  • You must prove that you are not a threat to the security of the country.
  • You must prove that you have sufficient financial resources to live in Canada.

Your employer is responsible for the following:

  • Applying for an LMIA
  • Covering the cost of your flight (round trip)
  • Assisting you in finding suitable and affordable accommodation
  • Providing temporary health insurance coverage
  • Registering you with a provincial health and safety insurance company


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