Yes, absolutely. It would be ideal if you had one or, if possible, two local references but you can also use references from abroad. Book a Work Search appointment with a career advisor if you need help selecting the international references that will be most impactful for your application.
You may need to evaluate the need to change a job title on your résumé to the Canadian equivalent. If you are changing your job title, make sure you choose a job title that does not misrepresent your position or responsibilities (see Highlighting International Experience for more information). If you choose to change your title, explain this to your international referee before they are contacted by an employer.
You will have to evaluate whether or not you will be able to use this referee: