1. Pre-Arrival

  • Pre-Arrival

    Administrative assistant is a non-regulated profession in Canada and you don’t need a licence to practice your profession. The economy is currently booming in Canada and new companies are coming up all the time.

2. Skills Development

  • Skills development
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    Canadian employers put a high emphasis on soft skills, which are personal attributes that enhance your interactions, job performance and career prospects. Unlike your hard skills, you can apply your soft skills broadly. Soft skills, such as communication, coordination, and … Continue reading

3. Understanding Canadian Workplaces

  • Understanding Canadian workplaces
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    Canadian employers who often do not know how to assess education and work experience from other countries, may require or prefer you to have experience working in Canada. Lack of local market experience can pose a challenge for newcomers, but … Continue reading

4. Job Finding Techniques

  • Job finding techniques
    Getting the Job

    The Canadian job market is very competitive, so be prepared and understand each of the steps needed to gain employment.  As well, finding a job in Canada may be very different than in your home country. You must look for … Continue reading

5. Associations

  • Associations
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    The associations listed below provide additional information about licensure and certification and offer a variety of professional development, education and networking opportunities.

6. Employment

  • Employment

    The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is Canada’s reference on occupations. It provides job descriptions, occupational statistics and labour market information.  This is great if you are hoping to be an administrative assitant in Canada. Finding a job in Canada may be … Continue reading