The paradox of social distancing: We’ve grown closer to co-workers during the Coronavirus pandemic

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 13 May 2020 21:46:09 +0000

While driving to work in the first week of 2020, I came upon the aftermath of a horrific vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. An hour later, I was in a meeting with colleagues at Brock University. Although still disturbed by what I saw, I didn’t share the experience with anyone. A few days later, Ukrainian […]

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Know your rights in the Canadian workplace

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 19:44:08 +0000

Overcoming challenges, seeking resources and finding solutions Prashant Shori knows a thing or two about the confusion newcomers to Canada face when it comes to understanding their rights in the workplace. As an information and referral specialist at the YMCA of Greater Toronto, he advises newcomers on all aspects of their settlement— from finding housing […]

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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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Ten things to keep in mind at your company’s holiday party

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2019 11:38:48 +0000

For many companies, the annual holiday or Christmas party is a tradition in Canada.  However many new immigrants may not be familiar with the party protocol.  It’s important to remember that unlike other social gatherings, most of the time, the year-end gathering could be attended by your work colleagues, your bosses, spouses and even your […]

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Report says Canada needs to close its immigrant wage gap

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 20:19:59 +0000

A report released in the Fall by RBC Economics, Untapped Potential: Canada Needs to Close its Immigrant Wage Gap finds that while Canada is drawing in some of the best and brightest, with the focus on highly skilled, educated immigrants, their integration falls short on one key measure, earnings. And, this gap has widened over […]

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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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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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