It’s that time of the year again when Canadians and immigrants alike thank this country for providing us and subsequent generations with a safe, secure and beautiful environment for ourselves and future generations! Check out this great initiative from Share Thanksgiving. Continue reading
Recently, I have been made aware of some troubling incidents that involved newcomers to Canada. In an effort to help those already here, or intending to arrive in Canada soon, I wanted to share them with you.
And no, this article is NOT about driving at all. Let me explain.
Many of us come from positions much senior to what we are doing in Canada. We were Senior Managers, some even Vice Presidents and Directors earning a great income and the lifestyle that goes with that income. And the initial years in Canada can mean stepping down several rungs not only in our titles but also our earnings. Continue reading
No, I do not plan to suggest an investment opportunity! I am talking about investing in yourself!
As the year draws to a close many of us gather with friends and family to celebrate Christmas it is also a great time to reflect on your professional journey in Canada. Continue reading
For the past four years, we at Prepare for Canada have been speaking to immigrants preparing them by providing them information on Canada. One of the most asked questions is “are there loans that one could get to upgrade skills or get further education?” And the answer is ‘Yes!’ Continue reading
At a recent conference, I was seated next to an HR manager who after a few hours of sitting together turned to me and said “I have an unusual situation with an immigrant hire and was hoping you could give me some inputs.” She went on to say that the person in question had been promoted to a Manager position, but had some ‘communication challenges’. Continue reading
Summer is here and with it brings so many newcomers to Canada! I recently had the opportunity to connect with someone who had attended our Know Before You Go! Webinar. After a couple of months in Canada and he called me and said he wished he had done all that we advised him to do! It is something I hear all the time and frankly, there’s not much that we can do but give you all this information. Continue reading
ALLIES recently released a report on Perceptions of Employment Barriers and Solutions.
I am reproducing excerpts from this report for this newsletter. Why is this report important to you? Simply put because the learnings and gaps can help you better prepare for your journey to employment success in Canada. Continue reading
April 13, 2015, Ottawa (ESDC) –Minister of Employment and Social Development Pierre Poilievre released a report outlining new and better ways to integrate immigrants into the Canadian workforce. Continue reading
This year is the beginning of my seventeenth year in Canada. Seventeen years of working to help immigrants succeed and thereby give back to the country I adopted. Here are some tips beyond my 7 Success Secrets! Continue reading
One of the biggest challenges immigrants face when they come to Canada is being faced with a lack of social networks. Sure, many immigrants do have family and friends who help them in the initial phase but that only counts for the social phase. Continue reading
As the year draws to a close a million things run through my mind.
First, our colleague and the guy who manages all our online programming and advertising Ryan D’Souza and his charming wife Gitanjali became Canadian Citizens. Ryan and Gitanjali attended a 7 Success Secrets Seminar four years ago and we got chatting. I met them both one evening at a restaurant to chat. And then I met Ryan twice, the last time with my business partner David Frattini. After the meeting we offered Ryan a job! He was so surprised he didn’t know what to say and we always laugh about the most unusual interview he has ever had! Continue reading
October 24, 2014, Vancouver, British Columbia – Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, announced the creation of the Panel on Employment Challenges of New Canadians as part of the Government of Canada’s action plan to improve foreign credential recognition for internationally trained professionals. Continue reading
Victoria’s secret is all about the language!
For someone who didn’t speak English to now being a teacher, entrepreneur and working with seniors, Victoria sure has come a long way! Continue reading
Nasim’s story takes guts and is worth a read! So many times I tell immigrants to move out of their comfort zone and Nasim did this with aplomb! It takes guts to walk up to someone at a bar and strike up a conversation, but that is exactly what we immigrants need to do! Here’s her story – it is a bit long but is a must read! Continue reading