Maintenance Worker in Canada
Play a pivotal role in the smooth running of WEC's headquarters in Hamilton. Take responsibility for general maintenance of two buildings.
Jobs include building, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, masonry, painting, etc, plus yard and vehicle maintenance. Also some renovation work.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
Training and/or experience in a variety of practical trades. Willingness to live and work in community.
Skills in administering projects, gifted in mentoring and organising volunteers and trainee missionaries.
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Canada is located in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering almost 10 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.
Canada's southern border with the United States is the world’s longest bi-national land border.
Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land territory being dominated by forest, tundra and the Rocky Mountains.
It is highly urbanized, with 82 percent of the 35.15 million people concentrated in cities. Its capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
Canada’s climate varies widely across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons.
The first known attempt at European colonization began when Norsemen settled briefly in Newfoundland around 1000 AD.
Europeans returned in the 15th to 17th centuries to establish colonies.
The First Nations are the main indigenous peoples in Canada south of the Arctic Circle. The Inuit, and Métis are also significant indigenous peoples.
The indigenous population at the time of the first European settlements is estimated to have been 500,000. As a consequence of European colonization, the population of Canada's indigenous peoples has declined by 40-80%. Indigenous peoples in Canada have 75 distinct languages.
Canada is a federal parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II being the head of state. The country is officially bilingual at the federal level. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations.
Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.
Canada is one of the most educated countries in the world: the country ranks first worldwide in the number of adults having higher education, with 51 percent of Canadian adults having attained at least an undergraduate degree.
Culture, symbols and art
Historically, Canada has been influenced by British, French, and indigenous cultures and traditions. Through their language, art and music, indigenous peoples continue to influence the Canadian identity.
The use of the maple leaf as a Canadian symbol dates to the early 18th century.
Other prominent symbols include the beaver, Canada goose, and common loon, the Crown, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the totem pole and Inuksuk.
Historically Canadian literature had three main themes: nature, frontier life, and Canada’s position within the world. Today, notable authors include Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and Michael Ondaatje.
[Source Wikipedia; Operation World. Read more about Canada here]
Canada has 274 people groups and 30 (18%) are considered unreached.
The main religion is Christianity at 73% and of those 8% profess to be evangelicals.
[Source: Joshua Project]
Pray with us for:
-the growth of strong, well lead churches that reflect First Nation culture
-Bible translations for indigenous people
-immigrants to be drawn to Jesus
-believers to humbly and lovingly represent Christ despite the pervasive stigma against Christians
[Source: Operation World, 2010, and Prayercast]
You can use Operation World’s online resources.
Watch the Prayercast video for Canada.
WEC Canada works in partnership with the Canadian church, and seeks to glorify God by forming viable churches among the unreached peoples of the world.
We train, recruit, send and support.
More about WEC in Canada