Finding a dream job in Canada got a bit easier for these immigrant professionals with the help of occupation specific language training (OSLT) offered by a number of colleges in Ontario. These courses prepare immigrants to communicate effectively while on the job. The focus of the free program is on interviewing, networking and career-building communications […]

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Networking is a crucial skill for immigrants to Canada to develop. In this interview with Gloria Pierre, founder and president of Clearly Speaking, she explains how to make memorable impressions and how to follow up on networking encounters effectively. Transcript:  Nafiz Imtiaz: Hello, everyone. This is Nafiz Imtiaz. I’m here with Gloria Pierre, the President […]

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Interviews are an important, inevitable, and sometimes daunting part of getting a job. They can go amazingly or poorly, but much of how you do will depend on how you’ve prepared beforehand. Career coach and author Daisy Wright has some great tips on how incorporating storytelling can make your interview responses stand out. If you’ve […]

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Immigrants bring valuable knowledge and skills to the Canadian economy; however, in spite of their high qualifications and hard work many of them face challenges in starting and advancing careers in their new country. Most of these challenges occur because newcomers are often unaware of the differences between the work environment in their home countries […]

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A recent CareerBuilder survey found that over one in five workers (22%) resolved to change jobs in 2017. If like them, one of your goals for the new year is to find a great job, you’re in luck! We’re guiding you through Canada’s hottest jobs and giving you some tips and tools to keep you […]

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Think back to when you bought your first car or made some other significant purchase. What made you feel confident about your decision to invest your savings? Did the salesperson seem credible and trustworthy? As an immigrant professional preparing to enter the Canadian workforce, it is vital to establish trust and credibility and to build […]

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Learning to sell yourself is key to getting a good job. Joanna Samuels, employment specialist at JVS Toronto shares some insights about what the Canadian employer wants to hear. Each employer is different and the resume must be specifically tailored for the company.

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Good health is a combination of adequate exercise and the right diet. But when illness strikes, it’s often great to have educated doctors and qualified nurses. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is trying to make it easier for internationally educated nurses (IENs) to work in Canada by offering them a PASS – Pre Arrival Supports […]

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Employers asking for ‘country specific’ job experience is a slightly unfair demand. Years of working get discounted just because of a move to another country. In an interview with New Canadians, author Daisy Wright talks about her book ‘No Canadian Experience, Eh?’ and how it is up to the individual to bring their experience to […]

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The lure of big money from a corporate job has overshadowed the importance of essential trades needed in a society. Electricians, plumbers, carpenters etc. are indispensable for the smooth functioning of a community. Tyler Charlebois explains to us why the Ontario College of Trades is looking to promote the skilled trades and how new immigrants […]

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