Canada Resume Format

By | February 11, 2009

Canada Resume


A Canadian resume is usually works much like an American resume. For you to get the attention of the reader, your must actively sell yourself by using active verbs, rather than passive.

Likewise, these active verbs must show your accomplishments and the range of experience. This helps you get the interview. In terms of the format for the content, it is best to use the reverse-chronological format.

Start with your name and contact details at the topmost page of your resume. It should contain telephone numbers, address, and email address. For the work history, list your position, company name, and dates, as well as your important functions in the job.

Remember, when you discuss your functions, use active verbs. Next, discuss your education by listing your course, school, and inclusive dates. Present a brief account of what you did in school and academic awards.

Finally, close your resume with some personal information and reference that says “available upon request.” Take note that they do not discriminate against religion, race, or status so you need not exclude such information.

Resumes in Canada contain cover letter that should be as enticing as the whole content of your resume. Also, some Canadian employers require application online. If this is the case, you have to refrain from using fancy formatting in order to preserve the content of your resume.

Canada Resume Format and Example

Max Wilson

293 Miami
Florida, USA

(012) 345-6789


Applying as an insurance analyst in order to utilize and further develop my skill and knowledge in the field


Agency Service Coordinator          2004 – present

American Family Insurance

Miami, Florida, USA

  • Processes clients’ insurance applications using financial ratios
  • In charge of day-to-day financial tasks
  • Prepares day-to-day financial reports
  • Ensures that quotas are reached by applying strategies
  • Determines if goals are reached and applies contingency plans
  • Facilitates training and development among the customer service representatives


  • Finance Department’s Outstanding Employees, 2008
  • Employee of the Year Awardee, 2007

Customer Service Representative           Summer 2003

American Family Insurance

Miami, Florida, USA

Summer Internship

  • Handles customer insurance application
  • Contacts customers regarding the status of their applications, the necessary changes to be made, or the information that lacks in the application form
  • Studies about the different policies in order to help the customers in inputting the necessary details for the insurance that they are availing
  • Earned a “satisfactory” grade from direct supervisor


  • Knowledgeable in insurance policies and their facets
  • Has competent skills in carrying out the tasks designed by the management
  • Skillful in dealing with customers and providing them superb service
  • Skillful in achieving quotas set by the management
  • Has excellent problem solving and strategizing skills


Masters Study in Finance           2007 – present

University of Miami

Miami, Florida, USA

  • Dean’s Lister for 2 semesters

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration      2000 – 2004

University of Miami

Miami, Florida, USA

  • Major in Finance
  • Minors in Accounting and Business Law
  • Graduated with honors
  • Dean’s Lister for 4 semesters


Birth Date  April 9, 1983

Civil Status  Single

Nationality  American


Available upon request

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