Alberta is booming! Our province has grown significantly, seeing people from all over the country choosing to call Alberta home.
We have seen this influx in our business and are aware of the challenges individuals face when applying for jobs in a different province.
Data from Statistics Canada, reported that almost 10,000 people moved from other provinces to Alberta. This is the largest gain since 2014 and doubled from the same period in 2021. The largest driver of this gain? You guessed it, Ontario. There were 6,281 people who relocated to Alberta during the second quarter.
A great resource to help you get started in looking for a job anywhere in Canada is Job Bank. Job Bank is Canada’s national employment service and can help you find the following: job opportunities, job descriptions, wages, job prospects, and job requirements and skills.
When looking for work in another province, another step is determining whether your occupation is regulated. Job Bank will tell you this information, along with who is the regulatory body.
Another resource to consider is LinkedIn. We speak quite a bit on the importance of networking and how building relationships with individuals through this platform is a great companion to an excellent resume. If you know people in the province who work in the same industry, reach out. LinkedIn allows you to connect with people from all over the country, so chances are you likely know, or know of someone, who lives and works there. Chances are, they are willing to help guide you or offer recommendations.
Of course, your resume will need to be updated! What may have been successful in one province, may not be the case in another.
As we work with more and more people who have recently located to Alberta, it is important to have someone who can help guide you through the job search process specific to our province. While it may seem like applying for a job is the same across each province, that is not always the case.
As a company that has been in business in Alberta for over thirty-five years, we have a unique advantage. Not only are we experts in writing skills-based resumes, but we also have a vast knowledge and understanding of how different industries work, and how best to help find you success in your new venture.
Whether you have already moved, or are planning on moving, our team of professional resume writers can help!
Reach out to us today, and let’s get started!