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Applying for Jobs in Canada from Nigeria...
Some tips to follow!
@DrJoeAbah @yinkanubi @ogundamisi @akinalabi @Omojuwa @_MrDewa @Riddwane @Adeola0503

Applying for jobs in Canada from Nigeria may seem a little daunting a task but you must keep applying and applying for any available job openings. The more your resume resembles what Canadian employers are looking for, the more you are likely to get their attention.
When applying for a Canadian Job, you need to adopt resume and not C.V style. Some sites you could consider are,,, LinkedIn and The last 2 are my best options
Canadian employers (even startups) uses something called applicant tracking systems for automated resume screening to screen out resumes that do not confume with Canadian standard/format.
Basically Your resume gets crunched inside "applicant tracking systems" if it doesn't meet the Canadian resume standard.
ATS has now become a core platform and it is available in almost every core HR system… it is a standard part of the HR infrastructure in Canada.
The first obstacle is that most people dont even scale through the ATS stage of the recruitment process. in other words, HR did not even see your resume.
The idea of having one cap fits all resume will not work in Canada.. You have to tailor your resume to match the job description... Keywords is very important especially when it comes to must have skills.
If you are applying from Nigeria or outside of Canada, remove your telephone number and address from your resume!
The resume format in Canada must contain (in this order):

1. Contact information (In this case, Your Email only)
2. Professional / career summary
3. Work experience
4. Education / professional development
Where appropriate, you may also add technical skills, and volunteer experience / community involvement. This might look simple and ordinary but thats what a resume looks like in Canada... no need to paint it with design
When you’re writing your resume, your font choice does matter. Resume fonts & sizes: The most common font to use is Times New Roman, in black and size 12 points. Forget all those Ekiti Style of fonts... ko le werk! Some ATS programs wont be able to read it!
It's important to opt for a basic font – choose one that both hiring managers and applicant management systems can easily read. Your resume is no place to use difficult-to-read cursive, handwriting-style, or calligraphy fonts.
Best of Luck!
You can also take advantage of free Resume template Builder online...
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