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During one’s job search process, every newcomer is faced with a number of questions and challenges. We understand where this comes from and there are ways to get around such hurdles. From mastering the art of networking to preparing for interviews, this section makes for a handy resource to help you find the job you want to secure.

Informational interview: What is it and how to land one as a newcomer to Canada

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Moving to a new country is a whole new ball game, especially when it comes to the job search process. While there are jobs galore, the ultimate challenge is to land one, and that can sometimes seem like an impossible hill to climb for any newcomer. The informational interview is a new immigrant’s best tool […]

Brian Epstein’s guide to networking in Canada

As a newcomer professional, have you tried mentorship in Canada?

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One of the first things you’ll discover as an immigrant in Canada is the willingness of people to help. In your initial weeks, months, or years, you might need guidance as you start exploring life and work in Canada. A mentor – an established individual, whether an immigrant or Canadian-born – can be of great […]

This newcomer found his calling in the hospitality sector in Canada

Canadian interview prep tips that new immigrants must not ignore

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If you have a job interview coming up, there’s no doubt that you would prepare for it. But as a newcomer or to-be immigrant to Canada, how would you know if you’re missing a key piece in your Canadian interview prep? We’ve put together pro tips from industry experts with a coaching or HR background […]

Immigrant take: Komal on how networking, volunteering helped her find a job in Canada

Pandemic check: How Destination Employment is supporting program participants

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The hospitality and tourism sector is among the worst-affected ones due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this video, learn about the Destination Employment program and how it is helping newcomers in the hospitality sector with their financial needs and introducing them to online programs which allow them to exploit their full potential. Destination Employment The […]

This newcomer found his calling in the hospitality sector in Canada

Focus on branding, networking as a newcomer looking for a job in Canada

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Let’s get this straight – personal branding is key for professional success no matter what you do. As a newcomer to Canada, time and again, you’d find yourself marketing your skillset to others, whether you’re looking for a job or starting a business. It’s how you brand yourself and showcase it to the connections you […]

Making a memorable networking impression: Interview with communication coach Gloria Pierre

Fix these 5 resume mistakes and see the difference

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If you’re an active job seeker, you’ve probably learned by now that the resume is the most important piece in your job search toolkit. This document must highlight your professional experience and achievements, and what makes you the right fit for the role. It’s how well you’ve presented the information in it that dictates whether […]

3 tried-and-tested branding and networking tips for newcomers to Canada

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Looking for ways to achieve your professional goals as you slowly understand the job market in Canada? We’ve put together an easy, 3-step plan for you. Follow these branding and networking tips for newcomers to Canada to learn how to showcase your skills and value to your connections. Let’s get started! Tip #1: Use LinkedIn […]

Ace networking with these dos and don’ts by Brent Edwards

Job success in Canada: Gerard Keledjian shares tips in chat with a career coach

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The journey of a newcomer to Canada goes much beyond just immigrating or physically relocating here. It extends into settling in and integrating into Canadian society. For some, it’s about establishing their identity with a small business, and for many others, finding job success in Canada to grow in their professions here. Our very own […]

Fix these 5 resume mistakes and see the difference

A loan from Windmill Microlending helped Peju complete her professional certification in Canada

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Hoping to give her family a better life, Peju travelled over 11,000 kilometres to start a new life. However, not having a Canadian internal auditor certification made it challenging to get a job. Read more on Peju’s journey and how she kickstarted her professional career with a loan from Windmill Microlending. In the summer of […]

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