9 Soft Skills
The importance of soft skills in the North American labour market is an underlying theme of Nick Noorani’s Seven Success Secrets for Canadian Immigrants seminar series. But Noorani soon realized that there was much more specific information newcomers needed to understand regarding this topic.
After you Arrive
Looking for work after you arrive If you’re tempted to set up your computer a couple days after you land in Canada and start blasting out email resumés to every company in a 25-kilometre radius … stop yourself! Most immigrants who take this approach find themselves sending out hundreds of resumés with very little —… read more
Bridging programs for immigrants Recognizing that newcomers with international credentials may need to upgrade their training to the Canadian context, several universities, colleges and not-for-profit organizations in Canada have developed “bridging programs.” These are designed specifically for foreign-trained professionals to bridge or adapt their skills from their country of origin to Canada, for both licensed… read more
Foreign credential recognition has been an enduring problem in Canada. Immigrant professionals come here with top educational credentials from around the world (MBAs and PhDs are not uncommon among the Federal Skilled Worker Class), but yet such qualifications don’t seem to hold the prestige they should. Immigrants face re-schooling to get a job equivalent to… read more
Rapidly growing technical recruitment team requires an outgoing professional who is experienced in creating business leads and opening doors. This role allows an opportunity to network at the highest levels of scientific corporations, the biotechnology industry, and pharmaceutical companies.
How to write a Canadian-style resume? To create a Canadian-style resume it’s always best to start with our Canadian style resume template. How should newcomers include their non-Canadian work experience in their resume?
Working Ask an Expert
Q: I am a doctor in my home country and I would like to know what the standards are in Canada before I move. I have a lot of friends who are professionals in various fields and they ended up driving taxis or working in factories after moving to Canada. What steps can I take… read more
When you apply for a job in Canada, you will need a Canadian-style resume, cover letter and references, but did you know you may also be asked for a credential evaluation of your international qualifications?
Working Success Stories
Elena Kumar was just making ends meet as her husband, Amit, completed his residency in South Africa. The couple immigrated to Edmonton in 2009 and survived on Elena’s income as a clinical aid at a Medicentre. Then Elena had an opportunity to write a critical professional exam, which required that she reduce her work hours… read more