Be at least 18 years old
To obtain a visa and work in Canada, you need to be 18 years old or older.
Have health insurance in your name
To apply for any visa or work permit in Canada, it is mandatory to take out health insurance that covers your entire stay in Canada. Medical expenses can be very high, and in the event that something happens, you will be glad you did.
Also, having health insurance will guarantee you the best 24-hour medical assistance in case of an accident, and it will also cover other incidents that may arise when traveling, such as lost luggage, flight cancellations, dental emergencies, or repatriations in case of serious illnesses or death.
There is a wide variety of insurance companies, many of them international, and different policies. We recommend that you research and look for the one that offers the services that best suit your travel plan.
Have a Canadian bank account
If you are going to work in Canada for a while, we recommend opening a bank account upon your arrival. This will make many procedures and arrangements easier for you. In addition, most companies pay their employees’ salaries through a bank transfer. If you come with Dingoos, we will help you open your bank account even before you arrive, so you can access your money as soon as you set foot in Canada.
Is having a high level of English a requirement?
Working in Canada will be much easier for you if you have a good level of English. Even if you are looking to work in non-qualified sectors, it is very important that you can speak and understand the language well, as this will facilitate your communication with your employers and clients.
Keep in mind that to access many qualified job opportunities, you will need to provide a certificate that certifies your level of English. If you don’t have it yet, it’s best to come a few months earlier to study an English course and get your certificate in Canada. This way you can start getting to know the country and everything it offers more calmly. After finishing the English course, you will feel much more confident to go for the job of your dreams.
In addition, with just a few weeks in Canada, your English will improve significantly, as most of your day-to-day life will be in this language, and there is no better teacher than necessity and enthusiasm. And if you need a boost, it’s best to look for accommodation with a family or in a shared flat with people who don’t speak Spanish. Laughter and English are guaranteed.