Canva CV Builder: Create Professional CVs Online

Are you trying to build a CV on Canva? Learn how to do it with ease through the detailed steps below.
Build CV/Resume on Canva

Canva is one of the best online design tools, and arguably, most prefer it for its wide collection of free templates and elements alongside the features and tools. In this guide, we will use Canva’s free templates to our advantage and build a CV with ease.

Build CV on Canva

  1. Start by navigating to Canva and sign in with your credentials. Now get started by clicking on the Create a design button and selecting Resume by searching for it in the search box.
Select Resume - Create new design
  1. By doing so, Canva creates a new design for you. We suggest you wait for it to load so that you can access all options without issues. Once loaded, navigate to the Editor panel and click on Design to gain access to Resume/CV templates.
Resume_CV templates

Note: If you don’t find the one that fits your requirements, use the search box associated with the Design and be specific while searching. For demonstration, we have searched – Resume for Chef and here are the results:

Searching templates
  1. After you find the Resume/CV template that matches your requirements, click on it to add it to the design. Once added, make necessary changes and ensure you make no mistakes while editing and entering your details.
Using template
  1. If your template features an image, delete it and replace it with yours by navigating to the Uploads from the Editor panel and clicking on an image. If you haven’t uploaded anything, do it by clicking on the Upload files button.
Replace image
  1. Once you’re happy with the CV you have built, navigate to the Share button present at the top right corner and click on it. Now, click on Download from the options displayed.
Select file type
  1. With the download options displayed, change the File type to PDF Standard and click on the Download button. However, if you’re trying to print it, set it as PDF Print.
Select file type

Wrapping Up

Congratulations on building a CV/Resume on Canva!

While Canva offers you complete flexibility with customization and is arguably one of the best software for building a CV, you might find it behind with the templates it provides.

As an alternative, we suggest checking out dedicated Online CV builders like, as they feature up-to-date resume templates that most recruiters and companies prefer.

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