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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.

Tell stories, get hired: Interview with career coach Daisy Wright

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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 […]

Canada helping internationally trained newcomers get their credentials recognized

Leveraging your work experience: Interview with career coach Daisy Wright

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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 […]

Canada helping internationally trained newcomers get their credentials recognized

Food safety management training for pre-arrival immigrants

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Pre-arrival immigrants who intend to work in the food and beverage processing industry in Canada will have the opportunity to come better prepared for the job market thanks to the newly developed Pre-Arrival Food Safety Management Training (PAFSMT) Program. The online program is introduced by The Food Processing Human Resources Council (FPHRC); it targets people […]

Tell stories, get hired: Interview with career coach Daisy Wright

How Mary Grace, a newcomer to Canada, found meaningful employment in the hospitality sector

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A newcomer to Canada from the Philippines, Mary Grace is happily employed at a hotel in Dawson City, Yukon. She enjoys working in the hospitality sector and owes a lot of her learning to The Destination Employment program that she graduated from. In this video, she shares her experience. The Destination Employment program helps newcomers gain employment […]

Is your goal securing employment in a Canadian hotel?

Learning workplace lingo with OSLT

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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 […]

Manitoba to help skilled newcomers find work in their chosen fields

My 200 meetings over coffee – Majid Kazmi

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Who would have thought that coffee would come to be recognized as the Swiss Army knife of professional (and not so professional) networking? Centuries ago, when the first of Kaldi’s goats nibbled on the nameless red berries, I’m sure the poor goatherd had no clue that the serendipity would eventually give birth to a whole new way […]

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

Magnet: Connecting immigrants to employment opportunities

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In this interview, Mark Patterson, Executive Director of Magnet talks about the new online tool that helps bring down barriers to employment for new immigrants to Canada. “We have over 2900 employers that are looking to use the system,” he says. “And a lot of our employers are very interested in connecting in a targeted […]

Virtual career fair connects international job seekers with Canadian employers

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