Keep your wits about you and keep these quick tips in mind when applying and you won’t go wrong.

  1. Avoid willingly offering up your personal details. Do not provide sensitive information including your address, bank account details and social security numbers before you are offered a job.
  2. If something seems too good to be true, proceed with caution. Always ensure that you are clued up on the company that you will be interviewing for with an internet search on any possible scams or reviews. You can also check the validity of the company by checking the company’s physical address and online website. If you find any scams, report it to the Internet Fraud Complaint Centre.
  3. If you have been offered outrageous sums of money for a job yet you have no experience in the field, this may be a scam. Be realistic with your expected salary.
  4. Job descriptions can give away a potential threat or scam. When searching for a job, you should find that the company does not have too many grammatical errors in its job description. A red flag can also be when the salary is the main topic in a job advert and the job description is vague.
  5. Be aware of upfront payments. There should be no reason to send money through to a potential employer. Employment agencies will help you find a job but will be paid by employers, not job seekers.

In your application to immigrate to Canada, you will need to have proof of employment. Always be mindful of these safety tips and avoid potential scams.