Working for a Living


Are you working right now? Are you thinking about coming to Canada to work? Are you going to working one day? I think that’s about everybody! Listen to this episode to find out about working in Canada. Harp and Maura talk about what it is like to work in Canada and share their own experiences in their first jobs. Harp also offers lost of tips of looking for work, in case you’re thinking of coming to Canada to work.

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Maura: What about vacation time?
Harp: Well, unlike our European listeners, we only get 2 weeks of holidays as a general rule in Canada.
Maura: Right, but that’s only when you start?
Harp: Yes.
Maura: After a few years, you get another week and another week, right?
Harp: Exactly. My parents have a lot more vacation time that I do because they’ve been working for a lot longer. I’m still at 2 weeks.
Maura: Yeah, only 2 weeks. But you also get the other holidays.
Harp: Yup exactly. So in Canada, depending on what province, you get 8 or 9 stat holidays.

Expression included from this episode in Lipservice:

Working conditions A recruiter
9 to 5 Who knew?
Overtime Stat holidays
A resume or a CV Monster, workopolis, jobboom
HR/human resources Cold calling
To break the ice To stand out
Linkedin To get sick of/tired of
Drive-thru

Podcast/ Lipservice: Culips ESL Podcast, Photo: Feuillu

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