How to Write a Canadian-Style Resume?

How to Write a Canadian-Style Resume?

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 19 Apr, 2023 | 12:13 PM]
About Author - 4 min read

Writing a Canadian-style resume can be a challenging task, especially for those who are new to the Canadian job market. A Canadian-style resume is different from a traditional resume and follows a specific format that highlights your skills and experiences effectively. In this blog, we will discuss some important tips on how to write a Canadian-style resume that will impress your potential employers.

Need help to find a job? Talk to an immigration consultant.

Best Way to format a Canadian-style resume

Start with a header

The header of your resume should include your name, address, email, and phone number. You can also include your LinkedIn profile if you have one. This information should be placed at the top of your resume in a clear and easy-to-read format.

Write a strong objective or summary statement

Your objective or summary statement should be a brief summary of your career goals, skills, and experiences. This statement should be tailored to the specific in-demand job in Canada you are applying for and should highlight how you can contribute to the company.

Highlight your skills

In a Canadian-style resume, it is important to highlight your skills rather than your work experience. Your skills should be listed in bullet points and should be specific to the job you are applying for. For example, if you are applying for a marketing position, you should list your marketing skills such as market research, social media marketing, and content creation.

Emphasize your work experience

Your work experience should be listed after your skills. In a Canadian-style resume, it is important to highlight your achievements and accomplishments rather than just your job duties. For each job, you should list your job title, company name, dates of employment, and a brief description of your job duties. You should also include a few bullet points that highlight your achievements and how you contributed to the company.

Emphasize your work experience

Include your education and certifications

Your education and certifications should be listed after your work experience. In a Canadian-style resume, it is important to include your GPA if it is 3.0 or higher. You should also list any certifications or licenses that you have earned that are relevant to the job you are applying for.

Add a language section

If you are bilingual or multilingual, it is important to include a language section in your resume. This section should list the languages you speak, your level of proficiency, and any certifications you have earned.

Book your Free Consultation

Keep it concise

A Canadian-style resume should be no more than two pages long. Keep your resume concise and focused on the job you are applying for. Use bullet points to make your resume easy to read and avoid using long paragraphs.

Use a professional format

Your resume should be easy to read and visually appealing. Use a professional format that includes clear headings, bullet points, and a consistent font. Avoid using fancy fonts, graphics, or colors that can distract from the content of your resume.

Watch Now! How to find a job in Canada with Nationwide Visas Expert?

Proofread and edit

Before submitting your resume, proofread and edit it carefully. Check for spelling and grammar errors and make sure that all of your information is accurate and up to date. It is also a good idea to have someone else review your resume to ensure that it is error-free and easy to read. Seek guidance from a friend, family member, or an ICCRC-authorized immigration consultant if you’re having trouble.


Remember, it is important to customize your resume for each job you apply for. This means that you should tailor your objective or summary statement, skills, and work experience to the specific job you are applying for. This will show your potential employer that you have taken the time to understand the job requirements and that you are a good fit for the position.

Writing a Canadian-style resume can be challenging, but by following these tips, you can create a resume that stands out and impresses your potential employers.

Good luck!

Read More:- What should be the approach to get a job in Canada from India?

Related Posts

Alisha Khan - 08 Jul, 2022

Best Cities to Live and Work in Canada


- Read More

Surya Rathee - 21 Jan, 2023

What is the Future of Canada PR in 2023?


- Read More

Tejaswini Panigrahi - 08 Nov, 2021

Everything about the Best Immigration Consultants...


- Read More

Tejaswini Panigrahi - 31 Jan, 2022

Steps to Check Your Canadian Immigration...


- Read More

Tejaswini Panigrahi - 05 Feb, 2022

FAQs on the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot...


- Read More

Surya Rathee - 07 Jul, 2022

Cost Of Living in Canada in 2023


- Read More

Abhishek Rai - 11 Apr, 2022

Repercussions of Misrepresentation While...


- Read More

Abhishek Rai - 29 Apr, 2022

How to find jobs in the UK for Indians?


- Read More

Abhishek Rai - 02 Feb, 2022

Why do people migrate to Canada from India?


- Read More

Surya Rathee - 02 Feb, 2023

How to Bring your Parents to Canada?


- Read More

Tejaswini Panigrahi - 01 Feb, 2022

Top 10 tips to boost your CRS score


- Read More

Alisha Khan - 23 Aug, 2022

Top 24 Visa free countries for Indians


- Read More

Tejaswini Panigrahi - 04 Feb, 2022

4 Easy Canadian Provinces to Move From India in...


- Read More

Tejaswini Panigrahi - 27 Jan, 2022

Top 6 Ways to Migrate to Canada in 2023


- Read More

Tejaswini Panigrahi - 27 Nov, 2021

Obtaining Immigration Consultant’s Help For...


- Read More

Tejaswini Panigrahi - 03 Jan, 2022

How Canadian Immigration Looks like in 2023


- Read More

Surya Rathee - 07 Sep, 2022

Canada PR Visa fees in Indian rupees


- Read More

Tejaswini Panigrahi - 15 Nov, 2021

Which nation is better for Indians to settle in...


- Read More

Tejaswini Panigrahi - 21 Jan, 2022

Top 4 easy ways to get the Canada PR Visa


- Read More

Sanjay Yadav - 06 May, 2023

Canada PR Visa Fees from India in 2023


- Read More

Surya Rathee - 20 Mar, 2023

Top 10 Highest-Paying Jobs in Canada for...


- Read More

Tejaswini Panigrahi - 19 Nov, 2021

Top 4 Immigration Programs for you to immigrate...


- Read More

Surya Rathee - 20 May, 2023

Which Province Gives Easy PR in Canada?


- Read More

Tejaswini Panigrahi - 26 Oct, 2021

COVID-19 impact on Canada Immigration and Visa...


- Read More

Surya Rathee - 06 Sep, 2022

Top 3 cities in Canada for Families in 2023


- Read More

Surya Rathee - 30 Aug, 2022

Important facts about the USA H-4 Visa


- Read More

Sanjay Yadav - 12 May, 2023

How to Work in Canada without an LMIA?


- Read More

Abhishek Rai - 30 Mar, 2022

Quebec Immigration to accept 70,500 new...


- Read More

Surya Rathee - 17 Jan, 2023

Learn How to Choose Your NOC Code?


- Read More

Surya Rathee - 30 Mar, 2023

5 Tips to find a job in Canada from India


- Read More

Surya Rathee - 12 Jan, 2023

How to Apply for LMIA to Work in Canada ?


- Read More

Surya Rathee - 17 Feb, 2023

Proof of funds for Canadian immigration


- Read More

Surya Rathee - 19 Apr, 2023

How to Write a Canadian-Style Resume?


- Read More

Surya Rathee - 08 Feb, 2023

Moving to Canada with your Business


- Read More


We welcome your feedback

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Enquire Now

Stay up to date with latest news

Website-Pop-UpCanada Express Entry Latest Draw Popup