It is highly recommended that every applicant searching for a job start by developing a Canadian style
resume. When reviewing resumés from potential employment candidates, Canadian employers expect
to see a certain standard format containing typical information. These standards may be different from
what employers in your home country expect. An effective resume is essentially a marketing document
wherein you are the product.
Studies show that employers spend no more than 20 seconds glancing over each resume they receive.
Your resume should present a well-organized profile of your qualifications, work experience, education,
achievements and overall career objectives. It is vital that the information you present be visually
appealing, consistently formatted, and error-free.
The following websites will give you some tips on writing a resume for the Canadian market: