What types of jobs do most expatriate spouses/partners have? Locally based or telecommuting? Full-time or part-time? Can you comment on local salary scales?

It's the usual spouse dilemma, but there is a work agreement that you can apply for after you arrive. Then it can be a several month process to be approved and given the Social Insurance Number, which is the equivalent to the Social Security Number. After having the SIN you can apply for work on the local market. Salaries are a bit lower. Telework is ideal. I had a seven-month wait for the paperwork process. The other spouse is teleworking with a previous job in from DC. - Sep 2020

Surprisingly few. No opportunities at the Consulate given its very small size. Spouses are authorized work permits for Canada, but few seem to take advantage given the fairly anemic job market. - May 2018

some, not many. - Feb 2010

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