Sample Canadian Resumes

Resume or rather Résumé (also known as CV or curriculum vitae) is usually the first document that you submit to an employer when you apply for a job. Whether your resume is accompanied with a cover letter or not, it plays an important role in the employment process.

This post includes some sample resumes in the formats that are acceptable in Canada.

Chronological Resume

This is the most common format for Canadian resumes. A chronological resume highlights your work experience. It presents the experience in a reverse chronological order. In other words you specify your latest role first. This type of resume is useful when you seek a job relevant to your work experience.

Sample chronological resume

Functional Resume (Skills Resume)

If you are pursuing a career that is not very dependent on your past experience then you need to highlight your skills and education. Functional resumes also known as Skills resumes are ideal for such situations. New college or university graduates may also consider this type of resume to find a job.

Functional resume sample

Combination Resume

A combination resume is basically a combination of  both skills and work experience.

Combination resume sample

Sometimes you might be asked to submit a Detailed Resume. Such resumes are similar to combination resumes but you need to explain every achievement or duty in detail. A detailed resume may be several pages. However, a typical resume is usually two or less pages.

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Al Parsai, MA, DTM, RCIC
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant
Ashton College Instructor – Immigration Consulting

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Al Parsai is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (class L3 RCIC-IRB – Unrestricted Practice) in Toronto, Canada. He is an adjunct professor at Queen's University Law School and Ashton College. Al, who holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from York University, is a member of CICC and CAPIC organizations. Al, the CEO of Parsai Immigration Services, has represented thousands of applicants from more than 50 countries to the immigration authorities since January 2011.

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