By: Jenna Tziatis, Marketing Specialist
Immigrating to a new
country is a huge undertaking for anyone. Uprooting your life, building a new
home, and finding a job can be very daunting. Luckily in Canada, newcomers are
not alone. There are many resources available to make this transition as smooth
Take advantage of courses offered through the Canadian
The Canadian government
offers a variety of programs to help newcomers. It may take a little bit of time to register but can be worth the
effort. Designed specifically for newcomers, you could be entitled to take
fully funded English language classes or participate in intern programs to gain
Canadian work experience. To learn more visit http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/.
Invest in education
Canadian employers do not recognize your international education credentials
and it may be necessary to take additional college or university courses that meet
the required qualifications employers are looking for. There are many
universities and colleges that offer continuing education courses to
help you gain the required skills. It
may take a couple of years, but the rewards will make up for it in the end.
Gain the skills to get a job
When it comes to gaining
employment, many newcomers are looking at continuing education as a way to
learn about Canadian culture and the skills needed to kick-start their
career. Courses like McMaster’s Employability Skills and Cultural Fluency for the Canadian Workplace give
newcomers the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to improve their
chances of finding employment. From
learning what jobs are in demand, how to write a resume, and mastering the art
of interviewing, these courses can give you the competitive edge you’re looking
for to stand out.
Learn about the workplace culture in Canada
The Canadian workplace
culture can be quite different from that of your home country. Learning how to
read body language, how to communicate effectively, and how to fit into a team
environment is highly valued. There are some great courses like Professional Communication in the Canadian Workplace to help get you
started. Remember that each workplace has its own culture and nuances but
understanding the general expectations of an employer will help set you apart
from your peers.
Grow your network
quality network is vital for everyone, and this is especially true for
immigrants. You can build your network by attending events, volunteering at
local charities, and attending classes. Building quality contacts now could
help you in the future.
Improve your chances of building
a successful career in Canada by following these tips. By enhancing your current experience and
education with Canadian programs and courses you can stand out from the rest
and reach your employment potential.