Get ahead by preparing for your new career before leaving your home country. Making sure you have proper documentation that will be needed in Canada can accelerate your employment success on arrival.
Preparing before you land
Before leaving for Canada, obtain and bring with you original or official copies of education credentials including transcript of grades, certificates, diplomas or degrees. Prepare a resume that includes employment history and if possible, append relevant job descriptions. Your most recent, relevant job description should be signed by your supervisor.
Provide the name, title, e-mail and telephone contact information for at least three professional referees (references). One of the referees should be your immediate supervisor. Confirm with the referees that they are willing to complete an online reference questionnaire in English or French. If you are self-employed or operate your own business, your referees may be other professionals or clients that are familiar with the work you do.
Documents in a language other than English or French must be officially translated into English or French. Applicants must submit the original document that was translated plus the official translation.
Apply for certification
Certification for the internationally educated
Your international education and experience may be considered for certification in Canada. Find out how your credentials and skills will be assessed by Canadian standards.