• Immigrate to Canada

    Immigration to Canada for construction and engineering professionals

    Welcome to the Outpost Recruitment guide to immigrating to Canada for construction and engineering professionals. The immigration experts at our sister website, Moving2Canada.com, helped us to develop this guide, which has been updated for 2019. Spending a few minutes now to become familiar with which Canadian immigration programs are open…

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  • LNG Canada employment in Kitimat, BC

    Hiring: Play your part in Canada’s LNG industry

    In October 2018, after years of speculation and frustration, LNG Canada announced a final investment decision (FID) on the mega $40bn project in Kitimat, a small coastal town in Northern BC. The LNG liquefaction plant in Kitimat will be Canada’s first LNG export facility, with further mega projects expected to…

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  • Brexit and Canada: opportunities for construction and engineering workers

    With the prospect of a chaotic no-deal Brexit edging ever closer, an increasing number of construction and engineering workers in the UK are weighing up their options for working abroad. Canada is chief among the destinations where construction workers can not only continue their careers, but also watch them grow.…

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  • Why the best job applicants may not need a cover letter

    Do I need a cover letter for my job application? My short answer is: no, unless specifically asked to provide one. The reason is that a cover letter is generally used for an unsolicited online application. Online applications are anonymous cold introductions without any personal touch. Best avoided. If you…

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  • BC workforce poised for growth

    B.C.’s Construction Workforce Poised For Growth

    Up to 17,000 new workers could be hired in British Columbia’s construction industry over the next five years, according to a new forecast by BuildForce Canada. Their latest predictions indicate that proposed transportation, pipeline, LNG, and mining projects will be the main driver behind the job growth, increasing employment in…

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    ‘Should I use a recruiter?’ Here are 6 scenarios where you should not.

    Outpost Recruitment founder, Ruairi Spillane, has spent five years placing jobseekers with Canada’s top construction and engineering companies in permanent roles. Jobseekers often ask themselves ‘should I use a recruiter?’, and in this opinion piece, Ruairi outlines six scenarios where jobseekers should instead apply to companies in those industries directly.…

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  • Top 10 mistakes job seekers make

    There are many simple mistakes job seekers make, which can be easily avoided. Outpost Recruitment founder, Ruairi Spillane, explains how. Over five years of working in recruitment, Outpost has gathered lots of anecdotal evidence on what works and what doesn’t when searching for a job. Do you have to use…

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  • Networking

    A quick guide to networking in Canada

    If you’re looking to advance your career, then you’ll need to make sure you take full advantage of the opportunities for networking in Canada. Outpost Recruitment founder, Ruairi Spillane, explains. Why do some construction professionals follow a seamless upward path from role to role? How do recruitment agencies know exactly…

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  • construction in Canada

    What job titles are used in construction in Canada?

    Transitioning to work in construction in Canada as a newcomer can be difficult. When you lack local experience it’s crucial that you can get up to speed on the local market as quickly as possible. At Outpost Recruitment, we understand what employers are looking for when assessing international candidates.  In…

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  • custom LinkedIn profile URL

    How to create a short, custom LinkedIn profile URL

    We all know having a LinkedIn profile is a crucial resource in your job search. But the default LinkedIn profile URL can be long, clunky, and difficult to include on a resume or CV. Luckily, LinkedIn provides an option for you to create a short, custom LinkedIn profile URL. By default, your URL…

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