Are you interested in immigrating to Canada and currently working and hold experience as a receptionist in your home country? This is good news! Canada is looking for individuals who hold receptionist skills and experience.
Job Description (NOC 1414 Receptionist)
Receptoinist are responsible for greeting visitors at a work location and providing execptional customer service. Most of the duties a receptionist provide can include communication between customers and employees, answering phones, transfering phones, scheduling appointments, answer questions, give directions, etc. The most receptionist job opportunties will be within the cities as there are more front desks to maintain. The salary for a receptionist will vary depending where in Canada a receptionist will work.
Salary Average in Canada: $32,000 CAD per year
Canadian Receptionist Requirements
To work in Canada as a receptionist there are very minimal requirements. Most of the requirements for a receptionist are skill-based rather than education-based.
- A high school diploma
- Good English skills
- Customer service skills
- IT skills
- Organization skills
- Time Management skills
There are several pathways a receptionist may take to immigrate to Canada.
The best option for receptionists looking to move to Canada is applying through Express Entry. 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
Canada Is a Great Place to Live
Canada is a great country to live in as a front desk receptoinist. The major cities in the country (i.e. Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary) rate towards the top of the most livable cities in the world. There are a number of reasons for this.
For one thing, the people are generally friendly, there is lots of open space and many of the cities are filled with large parks. Canada’s larger cities have more parks than a lot of other large cities around the world, due to the abundance of space. Calgary has even been voted as the cleanest city in the world.
Also, there are plenty of outdoor activities to do very near the major cities. For instance, Calgary is just an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains. Vancouver also sits very near the spectacular North Shore Mountains, and the Cascades to the south. If you are into the outdoors, Canada has a lot to offer.
Climate in Canada
In Canada, the climate depends on which province you are settling in. If you are living in northern Canada, you can expect super cold weather and summer lasting less than two months! Warmer weather can be found in the southern border provinces where most Canadians live. In all, you should be prepared for super cold weather as well as warm weather throughout the seasons!