Canadian Opportunity Knocks for Hairdressers

Heading for the bright lights of the hairdressing industry in Canada. Photograph: John Reidy
Heading for the bright lights of the hairdressing industry in Canada. Photograph: John Reidy

Canada’s skills shortage is a potential life-changing opportunity for 80 Irish hairdressers and their families as one of that country’s leading hair salon chains is currently recruiting for its salons mainly in Alberta and British Columbia.  Diamond Global Recruitment, the only Canadian recruitment firm with an office in Ireland, has been hired to find 80 outstanding, creative hair stylists to work in both men’s only and unisex salons.   Interviews will take place in Dublin, Galway and Cork in the first week of August, when candidates will get to show off their cutting and styling talents.

Successful candidates will commence in October this year and, as the jobs are skilled positions, they will be eligible to apply for permanent residency after one year of their two year contract and can even bring their families with spouses being eligible to work as well. Families will get to experience the freedom and diversity of the Canadian lifestyle. Stylist roles are based in British Columbia, pop 4.61 million, as well as Alberta 4.01 million. The standard of living in Canada is excellent and should they have any children they will be able to attend school in Canada.

One of the stylists selected in the last round of interviews is 25 year old Stephanie Sweeney from Dublin who will be moving to Regina, Saskatchewan with her partner Austin “we’re very excited about moving to Canada, it’s been a dream of ours for a few years now and when the opportunity came up to interview in Ireland for a job there, I jumped at the chance”.

Diamond Global is the only Canadian company located in Ireland for the purpose of recruiting individuals interested in moving to Canada permanently or temporarily.  Alan Daly, Managing Director of Diamond Global’s international operations based in Dublin, can provide candidates with first-hand knowledge having lived in Canada for five years before returning, temporarily, with his family last year.

Mr Daly said: “Canada is interested in mutually beneficial arrangements for Canadian society and new immigrants. As an economy it has escaped the worst of the recession and, despite a population similar to Ireland’s, Alberta has over 50,000 vacancies to be filled. Successful hairstylist applicants will get flexible working hours and excellent industry standard pay the equal of their Canadian colleagues, which is guaranteed by law. There is good opportunity to earn commission on product sales and of course there are significant tips to be earned in the great North American tradition.  We are looking for stylists with a total of 36 months salon experience and you can continue to develop as a professional hair stylist with continuous on-the-job training.”

Diamond Global Recruitment is accepting applications now – which can be posted directly on their web-site at

Alan Daly is Managing Director – Diamond Global International, Suite 5, 40-41 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 1