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.
Shelly Elsliger, a trainer who specializes in LinkedIn, tells us that Canada ranks fifth globally when it comes to being active on the professional social networking platform. Hence, there’s a high chance that an employer will first visit your LinkedIn profile before they look at your resume. Is your LinkedIn profile ready enough to be […]
Finding a job in Canada could be frustrating and disappointing, especially for internationally educated professionals who know they can be an asset to the Canadian workforce. We sit down with Sabina Michael, from Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, who talks to us about Business Edge, a one of a kind program, […]
Build ON is a pre-arrival service for trades workers. Created by the YMCA, Build ON connects newcomers who haven’t landed yet with mentors in their field and information about how to find a job and settle. The only requirements for participants are that they are accepted permanent residents of Canada and have not yet moved […]
Visible minority newcomer women face unique challenges when it comes to finding meaningful employment in Canada, which is why Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a new pilot project to support this vulnerable group of newcomers. When speaking about the importance of this pilot, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said, “Having a job isn’t just […]
A struggle that many new immigrants face in Canada is getting their international credentials recognized as they try to find work. The Government of Canada has announced that 960 internationally trained newcomers in the Hamilton and Toronto regions will receive financial assistance and employment coaching to help them enter the Canadian workforce. “Helping newcomers get […]
Immigrant Access Fund Canada (IAF) has recently announced their rebranding into Windmill Microlending, a move that is in line with the charity’s new growth strategy. Windmill Microlending offers help to skilled immigrants and refugees by giving loans of up to $10,000 for restarting their professional careers. Over $22M has been leant to more than 4,000 […]
Are Virtual Career Fairs the new frontier of job hunting? See for yourself at Immigrant Services Calgary’s own Virtual Career Fair. With hundreds of jobs available across the province of Alberta and the rest of the country, you’ll want to check it out. The event will span from October 3rd to 4th 2018. Interested job seekers are […]
For job seekers in Sarnia-Lambton, knowing what is expected from employers is a make-or-break difference! As is the case in most of Canada, you can be hired for your hard skills and later fired for your soft skills. Strengthening your communication and language skills is a great way to find a job and keep it! […]
What is networking? Career coach Brian Epstein gives a basic rundown of what it takes to find jobs and build a professional network in Canada. We learn how to find networking opportunities, how volunteering could help you and even things to AVOID doing when networking! Get started today on your networking.