A cover letter is a formal letter that accompanies your Canadian resume. Use it to introduce yourself to potential employers, to show that you are fully informed of what the job role entails and to convince them that you’re the right person to work in their organisation.
Your cover letter differs from the CV in that it highlights the skills you have that are relevant to the job you’re applying for.
You can bring a more personal touch to your job application with the cover letter because you are directly addressing the potential employer.
Knowing how to write a good Cover Letter and how it should be structured are vital in order to make a good impression on the human resources department that will carry out the employment selection process in most companies. The better your cover letter and the more you have tailored it to the specific organisation and job position, the better your chances are for being called back to a job interview in Canada.
Canadian employers have specific standards when it comes to the cover letter. Although the same rules that are detailed in our general cover letter section apply, you must adapt certain elements of a cover letter when applying to a job in Canada.
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