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Small Talk in Canadian Business Culture – Interviews and Networking

October 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join this free webinar to learn how to make small talk effectively in Canada and have meaningful job interviews and business networking.

About this Event

Every year almost 350,000 people make Canada their permanent home. Out of these almost 120,000 people come to Canada as economic immigrants under the Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP). As they go about integrating themselves in the Canadian business sector they also adapt themselves to the Canadian business culture in terms of communication, networking, workplace etiquette etc.

One of the important elements of Canadian business culture is the ability to make small talk which often paves the path to establishing meaningful business relationships.

However, for newcomers that come from various countries, as well as people that are introverts, making small talk and knowing what to say, what not to and (sometimes more importantly) when to stop and get down to business can often be a challenge.

This webinar has been created to specifically address that. In this webinar you will learn about the “Importance of Small Talk in Canadian business culture specifically in job interviews, networking and business meetings.
You will learn from the following people :

Brent Edwards
With 30 years of sales, marketing and product development experience in the Greater Toronto Area, Brent thrives on building relationships with economic stakeholders across a broad range of industries and markets. His passion is coaching newcomer entrepreneurs on how to improve their professional networking skills.

Piyush Shrivastav
As a Business Consultant with Scotiabank, Piyush has more than 14 years of experience solving complex problems within the financial services industry. He has worked around the globe and adds unique perspectives to stakeholder management skills. As a newcomer to Canada he has adapted to the business culture here and has a tale to tell.

Shannon Jackson
Shannon is the Director of People and Culture at the Catholic Crosscultural Services and is a seasoned HR leader who has led talent acquisition and development, built high performing teams and is known for building trusted relationships through a direct, yet empathetic communication style.

The event has been conceptualized by Raj Dam and is being moderated by him. Raj is a new Canadian and is part of the Employer Relations team at TRIEC ( Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council) and comes with 15+ years of experience in business development, account based marketing and product management in the technology industry.

This webinar is an initiative of TRIEC PINs ( Professional Immigrant Networks). More information here.

Knowledge Partner: Catholic Crosscultural Services

Media Partner: New Canadians