Funding your education in Canada

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:50:17 +0000

Canadian universities are seeing increasing numbers of international students, but these students often face challenges, such as high tuition and fees. Most financial aid options offered at universities in Canada are intended to benefit Canadian students. As an international student, options of finding aid in Canada are limited and it is critical that you understand […]

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New program to help newcomer youth get started

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 19:03:16 +0000

Start it Right! A new kind of youth employment program kickstarts careers for newcomer youth  International students and young temporary residents are trying to build lives and careers in Canada. But when looking for career resources to help them succeed, they often come up empty. Not eligible for government job programs and services, these youth […]

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Free courses to help newcomers improve communications skills

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 18:00:11 +0000

Would you like to increase your confidence in using English in your workplace? Want to improve your interviewing and networking skills and make connections? Interested in understanding technology workplaces in Ontario? Georgian college is offering free courses for permanent residents and protected persons, beginning in Fall 2019. Workplace Communication Skills for Professional Managers, a blended […]

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Free online training for newcomers in accounting or finance

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 02:19:20 +0000

New to Canada and working in the financial sector? Conestoga College and Colleges Ontario have launched a free pilot online communications training program for newcomers who are working in accounting or finance. This free Occupation-Specific Language Training (OSLT) online course will teach valuable communication skills used in a financial/accounting workplace. Through practical and innovate online […]

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10 soft skills that can help you get ahead

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:38:41 +0000

Beyond great credentials, soft skills give you the edge Soft skills are essential at all times in one’s life. On the career front, beyond solid credentials like a degree, work experience, and professional references, it’s your soft skills that ultimately help you get your foot in the door at your dream job and get ahead […]

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Newcomers and Canadian high schools students are friendly, but not friends

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 16:35:41 +0000

As international migration continues to grow in scope, complexity and impact, social integration of newcomers has become an issue of global concern. It’s particularly a salient issue for Canada, a country with one of the highest global rates of immigration. During the five years between 2006 and 2011, more than one million foreign-born people immigrated […]

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Prepare for an interview with the CEO

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 18:50:23 +0000

Ten powerful answers to interview questions from the CEO.  Congratulations! So you have progressed to Round 2 or 3 and are invited to interview with the CEO. While that’s great news, preparing for the interview can be quite another thing. If you thought preparing for the job interview was stressful, imagine  sitting across the table […]

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Dealing with cultural differences in the classroom

Credit to Author: Geneviève Beaupré and Susan Qadeer| Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 02:27:31 +0000

When we add newcomers to the diverse student mix in a typical Canadian post-secondary classroom, we have the possibility of delight as well as tension. The delight is the opportunity for students to learn from each other and develop an appreciation of how others do things. On the other hand, tensions can develop leading to […]

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Six tips to write the perfect post-interview thank you note

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2019 03:08:54 +0000

In a previous article, we covered the importance of sending a thank you note after an interview. The obvious reason is that it’s just plain, good manners. Plus, it helps you get your name in front of the hiring team one more time and leave a positive impression. So what goes into the perfect post-interview […]

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Diversity and inclusion: three factors to consider when job hunting

Credit to Author: Ivy Chiu| Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 02:41:35 +0000

With finding employment being one of the top priorities for new immigrants, it’s important to consider several factors when you are job hunting – including looking for an environment where you feel welcomed and supported.  This is an important consideration given that we spend a lot of time on a daily basis in our workplace. […]

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