What it takes to be an entrepreneur according to RBC Entrepreneur Award winner Ajay Virmani

Ajay Virmani has always been an entrepreneur at heart and has had the career journey to prove it. When he first arrived in Canada from New Delhi, he had humble beginnings as a window washer, then a brief stint as a life insurance salesman before eventually switching gears to work in transport. This move took […]

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Why emotional intelligence is vital for career advancement  

As a potential candidate, you might look great on paper, but do you have the emotional intelligence it takes to be a great addition to your employer’s team? How well you do in your career and life is not determined by how high your IQ is, but rather your EQ. So, what’s the difference between […]

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Soft Skills for Success for immigrants: Adaptability

In this Canadian Immigrant series, we will look at the most in-demand soft skills, and how you can show them off. We started off with communication skills, business etiquette and teamwork; our fourth important skill is adaptability.   Soft skill no. 4:  Adaptability As an immigrant, you know what it takes to adapt. After all, […]

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Boost your Career with a Professional Designation

The right credentials could help you land that big promotion Are you stuck in your job? Getting a promotion or moving into a new field can be difficult for anyone, but new Canadians may find it particularly challenging. On top of competing against other qualified candidates, they often encounter additional hurdles, such as a lack […]

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The First Step Towards a New Career in Canada

Get certified for success in your chosen profession SPONSORED CONTENT  You made your decision. You said your goodbyes. Now you’re here in Canada, full of optimism and searching for work. Chances are you arrived with a post-secondary degree, experience in your field and good references. But if you’re like many newcomers to Canada, you may […]

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The First Step Towards a New Career in Canada: Get certified for success in your chosen profession

  SPONSORED CONTENT  You made your decision. You said your goodbyes. Now you’re here in Canada, full of optimism and searching for work. Chances are you arrived with a post-secondary degree, experience in your field and good references. But if you’re like many newcomers to Canada, you may initially find it difficult landing a job […]

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First step toward a new career in Canada: get certified for success in your chosen profession

SPONSORED CONTENT  You made your decision. You said your goodbyes. Now you’re here in Canada, full of optimism and searching for work. Chances are you arrived with a post-secondary degree, experience in your field and good references. But if you’re like many newcomers to Canada, you may initially find it difficult landing a job in […]

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We are social creatures: how connections help us thrive

The biggest challenge I encountered when moving to Canada on my own four years ago was my sense of loneliness and isolation. Even though I did meet lots of people, I realized that creating deep friendships would take more time than I anticipated. Most people already seemed to have their circle of friends and didn’t […]

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Head for success: the right mindset can help you make it in Canada

If you ask Gabriela Medar what it takes to succeed in Canada, she’ll say understanding your new culture is a must. An engineer originally from Romania, Medar wanted to change her career path once she arrived in Canada in 2012 to work in the non-profit sector, and enrolled in from SFU’s career development practitioner program. […]

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Know what you can afford: get pre-approved for a mortgage before start house hunting

The real estate market in Canada has been very hot for the past few years thanks in part to ultra-low interest rates, and many immigrants are diving right into the home-buying process. With housing prices quite high, especially in Vancouver and Toronto, getting a mortgage pre-approval will give you an idea of how much a […]

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