12 easy, effective habits to elevate your career as a newcomer

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 06:20:12 +0000

Once in a while, it’s good to revisit your goals for the year and see if they are aligned with your long-term prospects for career growth in Canada. Good work habits are essential for anyone who wants to succeed in his or her job, whatever the level. If you’re proactive about your future, you can […]

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Immigrants still playing career catchup

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2019 06:29:26 +0000

Is it taking too long for immigrants to catch up with their Canadian-born counterparts? Anna moved to Canada from Eastern Europe 14 years ago. As an internationally trained professional, she was excited to bring her teaching experience in French combined with a degree in psychology to make a new start in Canada. But she soon […]

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Mentoring matters at Skills for Change

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2019 16:07:11 +0000

How three different mentorships have led toward successful careers for newcomers Knowledge is a powerful thing. At Skills for Change, we understand the value of career experience and the practicality of industry familiarity. Providing newcomers with employment opportunities is one of our most important responsibilities, but there is also great value in partnering a new […]

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Should you apply for a job even if you don’t meet all the skills?

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 05:31:23 +0000

New survey says companies may be willing to train up, so it’s worth a shot, especially for internationally trained professionals Have you applied for a job even if you don’t meet all the qualifications asked for?  If so, you’re definitely not alone. In new research from global staffing firm Robert Half, HR managers in Canada […]

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More than 800 skilled immigrants to be mentored in national program

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:06:50 +0000

TRIEC and RBC partner up to deliver three-year National Mentoring Partnership Many newcomers to Canada arrive with extensive work experience and a significant education; yet many are unable to find employment where they can put this experience to good use and truly fulfill their potential. In 2017, the unemployment rate for recent immigrants was 10.4 per cent, […]

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Job simulations are a growing new hiring trend

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 05:39:46 +0000

You may be asked to showcase your skills in a test when interviewing for your next job The next time you head in for an interview, it may not be the typical question-and-answer format you’re expecting. More and more organizations in Canada are implementing creative interview strategies that go beyond the surface and dig deep […]

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3 ways to help immigrant women succeed in the labour market

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2019 04:54:57 +0000

Conference Board of Canada’s Sara Rose Taylor analyses career barriers for immigrant women Canada is facing a labour market crunch. Research by the Conference Board of Canada shows that, due to an aging population and low birth rate, Canada needs to tap into as many talent pools as possible to keep the economy strong. Immigrant […]

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How to network your way to success in Canada

Credit to Author: Himanshu Narang| Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 04:30:42 +0000

Are you a self-employed professional looking to make new connections in Canada? Follow these five strategies to become a powerful networker What is networking? As an entrepreneur or self-employed professional, it is all about positioning yourself in front of other people in a way that makes them willing to help you, work with you, recommend […]

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Program empowers internationally trained medical doctors

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 20:59:28 +0000

It’s a devastating immigrant story. An internationally trained doctor arrives in Canada eager to start a new life, but after months of obstacles in relicensing and job searching, the doctor gets frustrated, depressed and ends up taking a survival job. Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan was disheartened to hear about this fate that face so many internationally […]

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Tips for working while studying in Canada

Credit to Author: Geneviève Beaupré and Susan Qadeer| Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 20:10:24 +0000

While in some cultures, students tend to devote all of their time to their studies, in Canada it is very common for students to work part time while they are attending school. This allows you to gain experience while also meeting people who might eventually be part of your network and act as references for […]

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