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How to Work in Canada as a Barber

How to Work in Canada

The first step to working in Canada legally is to first get a working visa. To do that you need to first secure a job offer from a government-approved employer. To easily secure a job in Canada you need to apply for jobs that are in high demand. Currently, there is a high demand for barbers in Canada, and applicants are more likely to secure a job position now more than ever.

To work in Canada, you also need to meet the necessary requirements to live and work in Canada first as a temporary resident and with time you can apply for a permanent work permit. So, what are the requirement needed to become a barber in Canada?

You must complete the following

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  • You should have some education, at least a secondary school education.
  • You are also required to undertake a two-year apprenticeship or another barber program is usually required.
  • On-the-job training may be substituted for formal education.
  • Trade certification for barbers is available, but voluntary, in British Columbia and the Yukon.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to barbers, as qualified hairstylists, upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.
  • Some provinces also require that you are certified by a regulatory authority before you can commence work.
  • If you live outside of Canada, you may be required to show proof of working experience of not less than three years.
  • You must also be eligible to work in Canada and be admissible.

If you are already living in canada, you can proceed with the process of acquiring a professional certificate and they involve:

  • Sign up and enroll at a registered school
  • Get hired as an apprentice
  • Register your apprenticeship
  • Start Working to gain experience and master the skill
  • write a certification exam after completing 1500hrs and 2000hr on the job practical training (for a total of 3500 hours)
  • Receive your professional certificate and work as an owner.

Below we have listed a job opening for serious applicants, you can start applying for the position now to secure the job and then apply for your work visa

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Job requirements

Languages

English

Education

Other trades certificate or diploma

or equivalent experience

Experience

3 years to less than 5 years

Hair Styling Techniques

Iron waving/curling; Blow drying

Additional Skills

Shampoo customers' hair; Order supplies and equipment; Book appointments; Train other workers

Work Setting

Barbershop or hair-styling salon/studio

Work Site Environment

Wet/damp; Noisy; Non-smoking

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

Manual dexterity; Attention to detail; Standing for extended periods

Work Location Information

Urban area; Relocation costs not covered by employer

Personal Suitability

Effective interpersonal skills; Flexibility; Excellent oral communication; Client focus; Dependability; Reliability

Hairstylist Specific Skills

Suggest hair style compatible with client's physical features or determine style from client's instructions and preferences; Cut, trim, taper, curl, wave, perm and style hair; Analyze hair and scalp condition and provide basic treatment or advice on beauty care treatments for scalp and hair

Barber Specific Skills

Shave and trim beards and mustaches; Cut and trim hair according to client's instructions or preferences

How to Apply

By email

[email protected]

Include this reference number in your application

ROO0621

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