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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.

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 […]

Canada helping internationally trained newcomers get their credentials recognized

This newcomer found his calling in the hospitality sector in Canada

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For newcomers and immigrants to Canada, obtaining a meaningful job here is one big goal that often takes time in becoming a reality. Mentorship is a route that can put things in perspective for them and also assist in their professional journey and employment goals. Here’s taking you on a journey to the Wingate by […]

Magnet: Connecting immigrants to employment opportunities

SOPA: Arrive prepared to work in Canada

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Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) is an online learning program to help immigrants with job search strategies and integration into Canadian workplace, before they arrive in Canada. Funded by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), SOPA delivers pre-arrival orientation, employment and workplace culture communication support for immigrants focusing on job search, job readiness and job retention. SOPA’s courses […]

Food safety management training for pre-arrival immigrants

10 tips to smart networking that worked for me – Majid Kazmi

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When fisherman Jack finally landed a boot, he knew it was the last straw. His spectacular skills, with the perfect fishing gear, which he’d gone to great lengths to polish each day for the past 20 years, were no longer working. Jack was exasperated. He suffered from cold feet, itchy fingers and a hunger for […]

3 tried-and-tested branding and networking tips for newcomers to 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 […]

How to have a career, not just a job, in Canada

CanPrep: Connect to your career in Canada

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Being able to work in their career of choice, is an important part of the settlement process for skilled immigrants in Canada, CanPrep, offered by JVS Toronto, is a free specialized employment program designed for internationally trained individuals immigrating to Canada to help them quickly connect to a career. The program is offered online so […]

Virtual career fair connects international job seekers with Canadian employers

Speed Mentoring Marathon – The fast track to mentorship

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This ACCES Employment event takes a new twist on the traditional style of mentoring. Speed mentoring is a fast-paced approach to learning from other professionals – where new immigrant participants chat for a set amount of time with people with more Canadian experience in their own career field. The result of this is an event […]

Saad’s story: A newcomer entrepreneur in Canada

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