How to ace a virtual interview in the post-COVID workplace

Credit to Author: Daniela Cohen| Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 13:00:56 +0000

Maximize your chances of getting hired with effective preparation for online interviews Do you have an upcoming virtual job interview? How can you be best prepared? Body language is a critical component of online interviews, says Masha Rademakers, settlement and integration services lead at the North Shore Multicultural Society in North Vancouver, B.C. Maintaining eye […]

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Communication and other soft skills for skilled immigrants

Credit to Author: Staff Writer| Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 13:00:04 +0000

Learn the importance of communication and other soft skills sought by employers in Canada It’s an all-too common scenario for skilled immigrants — they get accepted to Canada for their skills and experience, but then struggle to find work in their field. You’re told, “Sorry, you don’t have any Canadian experience.” This often translates to […]

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Waiting to take your IELTS Test? Get prepared with British Council’s free resources

Credit to Author: Staff Writer| Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 16:33:56 +0000

Once you have registered for your IELTS test, it is important you are ready for the big day and the key to success is lots of practice!  The good news is that British Council offers a range of free preparation resources to ensure that you have all that you need to practice and succeed. Our […]

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The Centre for Education & Training provides free English and French language assessments

Credit to Author: Laura Jackman| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:00:21 +0000

The first step to accessing language training is to complete a language assessment.  The Centre for Education & Training (TCET) provides free English and French language assessments and referrals to training.  TCET’s Language Assessment Services is funded in part by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada and by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. […]

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Cultural Intelligence in the Workplace: Tips for thriving in a multicultural work environment

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:38:23 +0000

Very often when I talk about Cultural Intelligence (CQ), the initial reaction is wide-eyed confusion. What’s that? Is that even a thing? Tell me more! The concept is often ‘foreign’ to a number of immigrant professionals. As an immigrant professional myself, I had my days of never having heard of the term, to hearing about […]

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The importance of soft skills in the workplace

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 21:56:32 +0000

Soft skills in the workplace are important at every level and everyone can benefit from working on them, from students to newcomers to well-placed professionals. When applying for a job or a promotion, your soft skills are as important as the hard skills i.e., the skill you need to achieve success on the job. As […]

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Learn to maximize your potential. At work. In life.

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 23:33:50 +0000

Successful people in life and at the workplace are those who can maximize their potential each and every single day. We live in a culture of achievement and success. Learning to maximize your potential is simple once you understand the proper way to approach it. By following certain steps, you can make each and every […]

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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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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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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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