Is it hard to get a job in Victoria? No, not particularly. And of course it depends on what kind of job you’re looking for. The easiest thing to come by around here is something mind-numbing in food service or retail. If you’ve got some kind of marketable skill and some education to back it up, chances are you can find work for the Provincial Government, the Parks department, or something like that. The local medical industry is big. There are more and more opportunities opening up for high-tech careers and
that sort of thing, and there are plenty of opportunities in the hospitality & tourism industry.
Victoria has a good deal of resources for finding employment, so with a bit of determination and organization… good luck!
To be eligible for employment in Canada you will need a Social Insurance Number. Application forms can be obtained and dropped off at the Service Canada Centre at 1401 Douglas St. If you are a temporary resident you will need to bring a supporting document and one of the following primary documents:
For more information about SIN cards see the Service Canada website at:
Typically, you need to apply for your permit before or upon your entry to Canada; however, there are some exceptions where you can apply within Canada:
Don’t have a work permit? You can WWOOF!
This place is a real help when you’re looking for work. Not only do they have great resources for finding a job, they’ve got a fantastic Youth Internship Program. One of our staffers was in it, and he said it was super-helpful.
1405 Douglas Street 381-9074