Opportunities in Canada for candidates from Hong Kong

Posted by Daria Tkach, Senior Recruitment Consultant on Wednesday, June 7, 2023

The construction industry in Canada is experiencing steady growth, presenting a wide range of opportunities for skilled construction professionals looking to relocate from Hong Kong. Canada is a safe and welcoming destination for Hong Kong candidates. With rapid infrastructure developments, it offers a good environment for professionals in various construction disciplines. Emigrants from Hong Kong can contribute their skills and expertise, while in return getting a rewarding and fulfilling career with great life and work balance.

In recent years many Hong Kongers have decided to seek work abroad. Canada is an exciting prospect for Hong Kong people who are qualified and experienced construction professionals, with very attractive immigration terms to live and work in. Because, of the skills shortage of construction professionals in Canada there is growing demand for Hong Kong Candidates.

Maxim Recruitment has jobs available for candidates currently based in Hong Kong who have experience in cost consulting, project management, construction planning and cost estimation. We are particularly busy in major cities like Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver and Montreal.

These bigger cities are experiencing major developments, including major rail, residential, commercial, and public infrastructure projects. Numerous work opportunities, and the vibrant city life make these destinations most popular for skilled professionals from Hong Kong to settle down in.

Maxim Recruitment is a construction recruitment agency and we do not offer immigration or visa advice, but I am able to summarise the trends I have been noticing and signpost those interested on how to either apply directly or seek professional advice on their VISA options. In my experience, people emigrating from Hong Kong to Canada most commonly utilise the Open Work Permit (OWP) Visa route. To be eligible to apply you must have graduated no more than 10 years before you apply for this work permit and meet the education requirements for post-secondary, graduate or post-graduate studies. For full details see Canada.ca website – Open Work permits for Hong Kong Recent graduates. There are a range of other visas available to consider applying for – usually employers most appreciate a candidate application that demonstrates the applicant has done their homework on the type of visa they are most eligible for and has either begun or is intending to start the visa process.  This shows the commitment from the candidate for going to live and work in Canada.

To conclude, a variety of exciting opportunities exist for high-calibre construction professionals from Hong Kong looking to work in Canada. Maxim Recruitment specialist areas of construction recruitment include recruiting for building and civil engineering Contractors and Cost Consultants, employing Loan Monitoring Surveyors, Cost Consultants, Estimators, Engineers, Project managers, Planners, Quantum and Delay claims and Dispute professionals and a range of other professional and technical construction job roles.

Maxim Recruitment team welcomes CV applications from Hong Kong residents interested in a move to Canada.

Alternatively, you can view and apply to our range of jobs in Canada here.

Daria Tkach
Daria Tkach
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Maxim Recruitment

Daria is a Senior Recruitment Consultant with day-to-day responsibility for researching, shortlisting, contacting, and interviewing premium construction industry candidates. Daria works with our UK team to help construction industry jobseekers into exciting new construction jobs with our market leading employer clients. Daria also covers the Canadian market as part of her international recruitment responsibilities. Her focus is on Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa and other major cities in Canada.