Where all the LMIA jobs are

How to network for a job and structure your resume

Your Path to Success in Canada 🇨🇦 

Hey guys, we hope you’re enjoying this slow beginning of summer! We’ve skipped the last few weeks of newsletter editions and today we’re bringing an upgraded version. Our goal is to share even more jobs and career tips with you!

In today’s edition we’ve got:

  • how to stay in touch with your network

  • advanced resume tips

  • more job postings! 🔥

    -Anastasia and Anna

🎩 Career Tips

In our last newsletter, we shared practical strategies on how to network on LinkedIn, but networking is not a thing you do when you need a job and forget.

Should You Keep in Touch with Everyone in Your Network? 

Absolutely not. Focus on quality over quantity. Prioritize relationships that are mutually beneficial and align with your career goals.

Keeping in touch with all your new connections can be overwhelming, so here are a few tips on how to stay in touch.

  1. Create a list.

    • Create a list of 5-10 individuals who hold peer or superior roles in your profession and industry. Ideally, these are the individuals who a) may hire you in the future b) may serve as a referral for your next job

  2. Share relevant articles or resources:

    • Whenever you come across an article, book, podcast, or resource that you think your network list would find valuable, share it with them. This shows you’re thinking of them and it can serve as a great reason to reconnect.

  3. Stay engaged with their LinkedIn activity:

    • Keep an eye on LinkedIn - just 10 minutes a week is enough to scroll through your feed and notice any updates of interest. Whether it's a new job, a promotion, a commentary or a published article, acknowledging their POV and successes helps keep the relationship warm.

  4. Send Seasonal Greetings:

    • Take advantage of holidays and seasons to send greetings. A simple “Happy New Year”, “Happy Birthday” or “Wishing you a great summer” message can be a nice touch to stay connected.

📃 Resume Insights

Your resume isn't just a list of jobs you’ve had; it's a story of your personal and professional growth. Don’t just list roles you’ve held in your career, highlight your career progression and upward trajectory as you describe your role in the bullet points.

You can show career progression by showing an increased level of responsibility, bigger and more complex projects, handling larger clients, managing a bigger team.

  • If you’ve been promoted, state your promotion clearly: this is an accomplishment, especially if the promotion came sooner than usual!

  • If you were asked to mentor a junior member, mention that in the resume, it will demonstrate your leadership skills

  • Talk specifically about projects or challenges you or your team faced, and speak of the magnitudes: how big was the challenge? How big was the impact of your work?

  • Don’t hesitate to brag a little: is there something you’re super proud of in this role? It could be something outside of your responsibilities, like spearheading a fundraising for a cause or creating a working group within the company

Aside from all: always only list relevant experiences on your resume. Irrelevant experience is a distraction for the recruiter and increases the chances of your resume being dismissed.


 💵 Global Oil demand is projected to peak in 2029. The future of oil and gas in Canada is unclear as it increasingly bets on renewable and nuclear energy. (Globe and Mail)

 💹 Canada became the first G7 country to cut interest rates. Some say this was premature and many think rate cuts will not make a dent in the Canadian economy. There are 4 more cuts expected this year (Financial Post)

 🧑‍🚒 Canada announces a pilot program for caregivers.The new pilot programs will provide home care workers with permanent residence (PR) on arrival in Canada. They will also be allowed to work for organizations that provide temporary or part-­time care for people who are semi-independent or recovering from an injury or illness. (canada.ca)

What occupations dominate LMIA?

Government of Canada released data for the last 2 years on number of LMIA’s issued to temporary foreign workers.

Natural resources and agriculture saw by far the biggest number of LMIA’s issued. This includes mining, oil and gas, forestry, fishing and farming. Nearly 800,000 TFW visas were issued since 2022.

Sales, services and trades are second most common LMIA occupation category.

Curiously, health occupations have ben among the lowest LMIA, despite the government’s statements that they’re prioritizing healthcare immigration.

0 - Management occupations


1 - Business, finance and administration occupations


2 - Natural and applied sciences and related occupations


3 - Health occupations


4 - Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services


5 - Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport


6 - Sales and service occupations


7 - Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations


8 - Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations


9 - Occupations in manufacturing and utilities


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💼 Job Highlights

📍Flo, a Quebec based EV charging startup recently raised a large funding and is currently hiring in R&D and Sales.

📍Westinghouse Electric, has recently unveiled a new engineering hub in Kitchener bringing 30+ job openings in engineering, labour, architecture, quality, operations and finance

📍TerraSense, a Kelowna, BC based AI surveillance and monitoring company has multiple roles open in project management and software.

📍Photonic, a BC based quantum computing company is hiring for software and hardware engineers

📍 SGI, a Saskatchewan Government Insurance company for licensing and automotive registration, has several roles, including internships open in administration and operations.

📍 Metrolinx, a transportation agency of the Government of Ontario, has over 50 new roles open in administration and operations

📍 Vanta, an international security compliance software company has several roles open in software development

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