Can your international education be a barrier?

Credit to Author: Staff Writer| Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 14:01:55 +0000

Have you been told you’re overqualified? Why a masters’ or PhD degree might actually prevent you from getting the job “You are a terrific candidate for the job, but I’m afraid you’re overqualified.” Sound familiar? The notion of over qualification among immigrant jobseekers is a well-documented issue in Canada. According to 2016 Census data, immigrants with a […]

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Future proof your skills

Credit to Author: Daniela Cohen| Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2021 20:26:09 +0000

Sought-after technological and transferrable skills that will keep you competitive Want to future proof your skills? It may seem obvious, but communication is the number one skill jobseekers can’t do without, especially in the virtual career context brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Communication is key in capturing the attention of organizations and employers,” says Gabriela Medar, […]

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What’s your professional story?

Credit to Author: Staff Writer| Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 14:44:15 +0000

Discover how to create a professional brand to help you land the job you want To achieve career success, it is essential to create a compelling narrative that showcases your skills and experience. Chanèle McFarlane, a certified career strategist, TEDx speaker and writer, explains that “your ‘career brand’ is really what allows you to differentiate […]

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Managing your money after immigrating

Credit to Author: Staff Writer| Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 13:00:08 +0000

Learn about budgeting and the cost of living in Canada, including costs of education As a newcomer to Canada, you brought savings that will hopefully pay for your expenses until you land a job. The goal, of course, is that the job comes before the money runs out. But that’s not always the case. Many […]

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An overview of different types of educational opportunities

Credit to Author: Staff Writer| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 13:00:39 +0000

How to determine what further education is valuable and worth the time and effort   You’ve decided: it’s time to further your studies and upgrade your skills on your road to career success in Canada. But further education is an investment. If you don’t choose wisely and get the right credentials or training you need to […]

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Find a mentor

Credit to Author: Staff Writer| Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 13:00:20 +0000

Finding a mentor can help foster understanding of the Canadian context of your profession and workplace culture, which immigrants from diverse countries and backgrounds may not be familiar with. This knowledge is a critical step on the road to career success in Canada.

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How networking can help get you into your field

Credit to Author: Staff Writer| Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 13:00:51 +0000

Why in-person or virtual networking is a critical job search technique in Canada. Networking is a powerful tool that can help skilled immigrants access relevant career opportunities. Daniel Yeung, director of customer experience strategy and operations at TELUS Health, has been mentoring newcomers for several years and shares with them the many advantages that developing […]

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How networking can help get you into your field

Credit to Author: Staff Writer| Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 13:00:51 +0000

Why in-person or virtual networking is a critical job search technique in Canada. Networking is a powerful tool that can help skilled immigrants access relevant career opportunities. Daniel Yeung, director of customer experience strategy and operations at TELUS Health, has been mentoring newcomers for several years and shares with them the many advantages that developing […]

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What you need to know about credit in Canada

Credit to Author: Staff Writer| Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:43:38 +0000

What is a credit score and why is it important in Canada? As soon as you arrive in Canada, one of your first tasks will be opening a bank account. This will allow you to put the savings you brought with you into a Canadian bank account, get a debit card, set yourself up to […]

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Navigating the licensing process of regulated professions

Credit to Author: Staff Writer| Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 13:00:10 +0000

Is your profession licensed in Canada? It can be a challenging journey to get back to your field Even though Canada is known worldwide as a country that welcomes newcomers, many skilled immigrants are surprised by the career challenges they face after arriving. Despite being accepted to immigrate based on their experience in in-demand professions […]

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