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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.

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 […]

How to be truly linked in on LinkedIn

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 […]

My 200 meetings over coffee – Majid Kazmi

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 […]

Gerard Keledjian honoured with a Pioneers for Change Award 2015

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 […]

Overcoming cultural differences: Interview with Dr. Nava Israel

Is your goal securing employment in a Canadian hotel?

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There are several programs and services in Canada that help newcomers settle in their new home, find jobs and integrate successfully. For those who seek a fulfilling career in the Canadian hotel industry, the Destination Employment program can help them discover more about the hospitality sector and the opportunities available. Participants get to learn from […]

This newcomer found his calling in the hospitality sector in Canada

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

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Networking is a long-term investment in your career strategy, says Professional Networking Advisor Brent Edwards. Whether you’re connecting with someone in person or virtually – especially during these COVID times – the way you introduce yourself and make the conversation meaningful for both parties can make all the difference. Here, Brent shares some best practices […]

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

Immigrants to Canada, test your language skills with this pronunciation app

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PronApp – available for free throughout December 2020 – offers IELTS test practice, conversation simulators for English practice, and French pronunciation practice for the TEF examination. By Shruti Dargan Proper pronunciation is the key to mastering any language. And for immigrants, the better their language skills, the easier the likelihood of their settlement and integration […]
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