Chatterbox #32 – Working in Canada

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.


Expressions included in the learning materialsoffice

  • 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

Sample transcript

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.

english PodcastAudio/Learning Materials: Culips