Canada is generally a good place to work. The minimum wage varies by province, from $9.25/hour in Yukon Territory and $9.40/hour in Alberta to $10.25/hour in Ontario and $11/hour in Nunavut. As with most of the developed world, the economy is shifting from one dominated by manufacturing to one dominated by services. Thus, factory and manufacturing work is becoming scarcer every year and is highly sought, with most factories requiring a high school education or trade certificate. Minimum wage jobs are becoming more common every year, however with the housing market booming there is still a fair number of good construction jobs to be had.
Hiring practices are similar to those in the US.