There is a wide variety of sales associate jobs. Whether you are a sales associate in a grocery store, retail, etc., Canada is currently seeking skilled workers that hold sale associate experience and is in-demand. If this sounds like something you are interested in, here is everything you need to know about being a sales associate in Canada.
Job Description (NOC 6411)
Sales Associates’ duties and responsibilities include working closely with customers to determine their needs by answering their questions about products and recommending the right solutions. Those individuals should also be able to promptly resolve customer complaints and ensure maximum client satisfaction.
Salary Average: $40k CAD per year
Other Sales Related NOC Codes:
NOC 6211 – Retail Sales Supervisors
NOC 6221 – Technical Sales Specialists
NOC 6232 – Real Estate Agents and Salespersons
NOC 6235 – Financial Sales Representatives
Canadian Sales Associate Requirements
Luckily, sales associate positions are considered mid-level occupations so the requirements are not strict. Typically when applying to be a sales associate in Canada, you don’t need any experience but employers look for those that hold great customer service skills, a great attitude, and a flexible schedule always helps!
Express Entry is the targeted system for those looking to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker. Express entry is a point-based system that ranks you within the Express Entry pool. When invited, individuals are able to migrate through employment and gain permanent residency.
Your Express Entry CRS Score is based on the following:
- Level of education
- Language proficiency
- Work experience
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)
Provincial Nominee Programs are also known as a PNP is a great choice if you have your eye on settling in a particular province/territory. A PNP allows a province to nominate a qualified skilled worker for immigration to their province based on the criteria set by the government of that province.