旦那の独り言 23 ボーナスエピソード24 (getting a job in Canada)

日本人向け、カナダで英語環境の職探し。最近自己分析を再度行ったヒトシが、カナダでの仕事探しの最初のステップ、心構えについて語っていきます。カナダでの職歴、資格無しで仕事をどうやって探し始める?一番確率の高い方法、やっちゃダメな方法を紹介。カナダでの最初の仕事はどういうのを選ぶべき?

Are you curious about how to start looking for a job in Canada? Hitoshi and I have been reading, “What color is your parachute?” by Richard Nelson Bolles. It’s a well known job hunting and personal awareness guide that has been around for years. While Hitoshi did not use all the ways listed in the book to find work in Canada, he gives his commentary about some of the choices.

Bonus Podcast!

winter scene in Canada

winter wonderland

緊急企画、旦那の住む街に寒波到来!体感温度マイナス29度の世界からライブ録音。鼻毛が凍る寒さの中、近所を少し散歩。クルマのエンジンは一発でかかるか?

We’ve had some very cold weather and Hitoshi was eager to do a neighbourhood walk for a podcast. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate and the wind chill was only -29° Celsius.

Do you have tips to share on finding a job in Canada when English is not your first language? What’s the coldest temperature you’ve ever experienced?! Comments in English and Japanese are welcome!

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11 thoughts on “旦那の独り言 23 ボーナスエピソード24 (getting a job in Canada)

    • Hubby’s first winter here, the temps were getting close to -40C. He was so excited he had to go for a walk. 😀 I stayed home and he came back with his balaclava completely frosted over.

  1. Very cold….and very beautiful scenery. I couldn’t understand all he said in Japanese… Of course not. Very good idea for a post. I’m sure there are many people facing the same issues and who can share tips and suggestions on how to make it work in Canada.

    • Do you miss that type of cold? I’m a firm believer that as long as you’re dressed for it, any temp is okay. That said, I couldn’t wear enough layers in Japan in winter… *inside*!

      • The weather in Taiwan never goes below freezing but that being said, it does feel cold here at times because of the high humidity. For example, it is 19C in the house today but it feels a lot colder; however, the sun is out and it is warming up now. However, if it is really cold, our air cons have a function that they can turn into a heater – oh, the advances in technology!

        • I can imagine! When I was living in Finland, I was up in Jyvaskyla, which, while more humid than home, was still far dryer than Helsinki. During a visit to Helsinki in December, I pulled on every single layer of clothing I had but the humidity and cold seemed to soak through and cool my bones. It was terribly uncomfortable!

          Yes! Our aircon had the same in Japan but we rarely used it. The cost was astronomical to run the heater. I had a dish-like reflective heater that we used to at least warm a small portion of ourselves. Other places we had kerosene heaters. We also wore long underwear, a fleece vest, winter jacket, toque and neck warmer *inside*. 😀 I called it involuntary winter camping. We Skyped with H’s family and it was 7C *inside* their home today. Brrrr!

            • 😀 I can understand wanting winter to stay on the nicer end. While it’s warmed up here, it will likely plunge into cold again. Such is the crazy cycles of weather, which I’m pretty sure are due to global warming.

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