If you want to work as a waiter, waitress, food server, restaurant attendant in Canada, this post is for you.
Did you know that when you come to Canada to work as a waiter, your salary can be as high as $23,000 per year?
In Canada, the restaurant and food service businesses are one of the top employers in Canada and they are in urgent need of workers. Canada’s tourism and hospitality industries are booming, with over 1.16 million employees in the sector, including food and beverage servers.
In 2019, more than half of Restaurants Canada’s members had trouble finding workers and immigrants will remain an important source of workers for this industry in the years ahead.
Restaurant and food service workers are in-demand. And if you are interested in relocating to Canada as a food service worker, food counter attendant, kitchen helper, waiter, waitress, let me show you how you can move to Canada.
Nova Scotia in Canada is now accepting immigration applications from food service workers through its Occupations in Demand stream.
Nova Scotia is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada.
The covid pandemic hit the restaurant industry in Canada very hard. As a result, Canada has been experiencing labour shortages in food services.
To address the labour shortage in their restaurant industry, Nova Scotia added these three new eligible occupations to its Occupations in Demand immigration stream:
- NOC 6513 (Food and beverage servers)
- NOC 6711 (Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations)
- NOC 6731 (Light duty cleaners)
Employers in Canada will be able to hire these workers without needing to do a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Also, the employee will not need to work with the employer for six months before applying to Nova Scotia’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
For you to qualify to come to Canada as a food service worker using Nova Scotia’s Occupations in Demand stream, you must:
- have a full-time permanent job offer from a Nova Scotia employer in either:
NOC 3413 (Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates)
NOC 6513 (Food and beverage servers)
NOC 6711 (Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations)
NOC 6731 (Light duty cleaners)
NOC 7511 (Transport truck drivers),
NOC 7521 (Heavy equipment operators (except crane)), or
NOC 7611 (Construction trades helpers and labourers)
- have 1 year of work experience related to the job;
- be 21 to 55 years old;
- have a high school diploma;
- have the appropriate training, skills and/or accreditation for the job;
- prove language ability equal to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 4 even if your first language is English or French;
- show enough financial resources to successfully settle in Nova Scotia.
Step 2 – How to find waiter, food service worker job offers in Canada:
The right place to always check for authentic Canadian employers who are looking for waiters, waitresses, food service workers to work in Canada is Job Bank – jobbank.gc.ca/
Job Bank is the most popular job search website here in Canada which is operated by the Canadian government. Job Bank is Canada’s national employment service and it is available as a website on https://jobbank.gc.ca/ and mobile app.
Step 3 – List of job opportunities in Canada for food service workers:
There are lots of job openings for food service worker, food counter attendant, kitchen helper, waiter, waitress in Canada. And you can get one of them because the employers are looking for people outside Canada.
These waiter jobs listed HERE are also verified by Job Bank so feel free to click and apply for any of them. These Canadian employers are taking applications from candidates with or without a valid Canadian work permit.
For example, one of the jobs on that list is Restaurant Waiter/Waitress with salary of $18.00 hourly for 30 hours per week. This job accepts secondary (high) school graduation certificate and will train you.
What you will do on this job:
- Prepare and serve specialty food at customers’ tables
- Present bills to customers and accept payment in cash, credit or debit cards, travellers cheques or room billings
- Describe menu items including daily specials for customers
- Advise on menu selections
- Greet patrons, present menus, make recommendations and answer questions regarding food and beverages
- Serve food and beverages
- Take orders and relay to kitchen and bar staff
- Assist clients/guests with special needs
- Provide customer service
So guys, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and apply now.
I hope you find this article helpful and I wish you success with your application.
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