Survival Jobs - For Now, NOT Forever

A survival job can keep you afloat, when you first come to Canada and you can't yet find work in your field. But a survival job is also a trap. It lures you in, letting you earn enough money to pay your bills... but you'll never get any farther in a job like that. And after a while, you may find it's hard to let go of that income in order to go after bigger things.

That's why this section has two parts. We've included resources for finding a survival job... and also, resources for leaving one. It's almost never wise to stay in a survival job. If you do, your immigration experience will probably be disappointing.