It is very important to make a mindset as a student to study in Canada and get a job related to your respective field of study.
Getting a PR after the field job is a better option than trying to get the PR and applying for the job later. Getting a good job will almost certainly guarantee a PR in Canada.
The course selection is a major factor which will decide the outcome of the job that you get later on. A specialization will be beneficial than a generic course which is very common amongst students in Canada. If you can merge the course selection with what you have studied before it will be beneficial since there won’t be a disconnect and the transition from the previous field of study will be smooth.
Make sure to have the course related to your background. It is recommended to spend a good amount of time to research about all the colleges and universities before entering Canada. The work permit you get will be of the same duration as the length of your study program.
During your study try to visit the career pages of various company websites and try to match the job profile over there. By reading the job descriptions you will be able to analyze what the company is really looking for in a particular candidate. This is a very good way to know how you can leverage your academic skills and work experience in your home country. The skills that they are looking for can be found on online portals such as YouTube, Udemy and other related platforms.
When you start the course make sure to clear all the basic courses first as this will help you to build a solid foundation. Another method to find a job would be to take a look at the profiles of people already studying in Canada in the specialized streams. LinkedIn is the best possible option to take a look at these profiles as it also mentions the courses that these people have done.
The summer break on average will be of 4 months and this is when one can do part time work as well as make the most of the time by doing the courses and working on various projects. The third semester on average is usually quite intense and most of the time will be spent on studies but this is also the best to get as much information as you can in order to get field related knowledge.
Never stop looking at Job descriptions and Job profiles as well as candidate profiles. It is recommended to spend half to one hour seeing a tutorial everyday. If you are looking to learn a new programming language visit www.thenewboston.com as this site has all the coding languages that could further add value to your profile.
IT jobs are always in demand and having the skill set for it will help to secure a job whether the course is related to your field or not. Semester 4 will also be quite busy on most occasions. To test the coding skills or coding knowledge that you have gained since the start of the course visit the site called hackerrank.com. Keep a daily target in your free time to apply for jobs towards the end of your course. It is recommended to apply for 5-6 jobs everyday and this might take an hour or more on average depending on the rate of application.
It is possible to change your resume according to the job description as this will give you the flexibility needed when applying for various jobs. There are sites that will match the job description to your resume and let you know what is missing in the resume that will help enhance your profile. The cover letter is another aspect which can be changed according to the job, this will further help you to get the job that you are looking for. It is recommended that you keep applying for jobs until you don’t get the job you are looking for. The time duration for the jobs can vary as it may take between a few weeks and a couple of months to get a job offer. One must not lose heart if you are not getting the job and keep applying for it regardless of what the situation might be. The mindset that one must have during studies is that of sacrificing on leisurely activities and instead just focus on the end goal of getting the job that you desire.
It is up-to the individual to see if they want to go in full time into the part time job or not. You can look to move up the ladder in the part time job but then you could also focus on getting the job you are working towards after you graduate.
Not all the jobs are based on reference, some of them are also on merit basis wherein you can be selected purely based on your application. You can get jobs based on references as well but do not discount the fact that a merit based job cannot be achieved.
Every individual has a different experience and it’s up-to then how to plan as this is just blog is meant just as a suggestion basis. Not every individual has gone through this process and each experience is unique. If a student is comfortable and satisfied using their own approach then that can be followed too.