Career Pathways Social Work

Updated For 2017

Find out the requirements to work as a Social Worker in Canada

Thousands of social organizations operate across Canada and one could find many job opportunities in every city or town. However cities and provinces experiencing the highest population growth offer more opportunities than others. Demand for expanded social services in these areas is expected to create greater opportunities for social workers. Figures from the 2011 census show that of the 10 fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the Canada, seven are in Alberta, and all the rest are in Western Canada —British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Our Social Work Career Pathway Ebook will provide information on the following subjects:
  • Pre-Arrival First Steps
    Including links to the Working in Canada tool from the Federal Government.
  • Skills Development
    Including tips on skills upgrading and bridging programs available at universities, colleges and settlement agencies across the country.
  • Understanding Canadian Workplaces
    Featuring tips about volunteering, internships, mentoring, and job shadowing programs that could can help you in your job search and job performance.
  • Job Finding Techniques
    Resources including links to Immigrant Settlement Agencies and tips on resume writing, interview techniques, information interviews and networking.
  • Associations
    Links to National, Provincial and Territorial regulatory bodies and professional immigrant networks.
  • Employment
    An overview of best locations, major employers sector reports and alternative career pathways. 

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Note – “Career Pathways” is only a guide and you will have to do more research to make a career plan that will work for you. The information listed in Career Pathways is for guidance purposes only and is up to date to the best of our knowledge. It is recommended that you contact the relevant body before taking any step.