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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What I learned from observing successful immigrants

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2019 00:32:46 +0000

Five Secrets to Immigrant Success in Canada  I have met hundreds of successful immigrants who were able to establish themselves very successfully in Canada, live their dreams and make a positive impact on the community around them.I couldn’t help but notice five consistent themes that stood out from observing those successful immigrants. These are what […]

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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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6 things to put on your resumé if you don’t have Canadian experience

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:49:04 +0000

How to impress Canadian employers if you don’t yet have Canadian work experience Picking up everything you can carry and moving to Canada takes a lot of effort, time and — frankly — guts. It is no small feat moving yourself and your family to a new country to start a new life. However, when […]

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Unwritten rules of gift-giving at the office or school

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:31:55 +0000

It’s holiday season! Should you give your teacher or boss a gift? The end of the calendar year is approaching — and the darkest days of the year as well. Fortunately parties and festivities, with lights and good cheer, help to brighten our moods in December and into January. While some celebrations are religious — […]

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Part 10: Develop your soft skills at simpler jobs

In this new exclusive 10-part webcast series for Canadian Immigrant, Iranian-born Iman Aghay offers his strategies for immigrant success. In Part 1o, he talks about developing your soft skills after immigrating to Canada, including at simpler, entry-level jobs. Iman Aghay’s Strategies for Immigrant Success Part 1: Communication is a skill Part 2: Dos and don’ts of small talk […]

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What does your handshake say about you?

New to Canada? Avoid these 8 types of handshakes that will hurt your influence Have you ever wondered what your handshake says about you? Your handshake is like your business card. It conveys your confidence, credibility and influence without sharing a single word. Studies have shown this one simple gesture can enhance a social situation […]

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Agility is today’s key soft skill for success

The ability to change quickly is what employers are looking for in an ever-changing workplace Not only is change happening every day, it is now happening at a faster pace and gets more challenging with each passing day. Hence, the new buzzword is agility. Organizations are recognizing the need to employ people who display agile […]

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