How-to Guide to Information Interviews

Information interviews are one-on-one meetings you can request (in person / online) to learn more about another person’s job, organization, sector and industry. This can be used as an effective tool in your Canadian job search process.

When you’re a newcomer to Canada, building professional connections and conducting information interviews is a great way to find opportunities that could lead to employment. Having conversations with professionals in your field for information and career growth should be part of your job search and is an effective way to network and build your personal brand.

The Canada InfoNet program offers insightful e-Learning modules that cover topics like Information Interviews, Online Networking, Canadian Resume and Cover Letter.

This interactive webinar presented by the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) in partnership with JVS Toronto (Canada InfoNet),  shares insights from employers on how to network and build social capital through information interviews focusing on what you can do prior to your arrival in Canada.

After viewing the webinar, you will:

  • Identify how to use information interviews to enhance your job search before coming to Canada.
  • Learn about approaches you can take to arrange and conduct information interviews prior to arriving.
  • Understand the value of information interviews from the perspective of employers.

Employment Law in Canada – Know Your Rights And Duties

Antonio Urdaneta, LL.M, Barrister, an Ontario Employment Lawyer, provides information and answers your questions on Canadian employment law.

Have you been wondering what your rights are as a worker under a Canadian employer? Canada InfoNet’s webinar on “Employment Law in Canada – Know your Rights & Duties” is just for you. In this webinar we cover important topics like:

  • Basic Employment rights.
  • Interview Questions: Legal vs. Illegal.
  • What is discrimination?
  • Employment contracts.
  • Difference between Federal / Provincial laws.
  • Room for dismissals.
  • And more!

How to excel at a job search in Canada

A panel of leading experts answer your questions on how to excel at a Canadian job search

Learning how to conduct a job search in Canada and how to be successful in the workplace is an integral part of finding employment in Canada. Canada InfoNet, a leader in providing pre-arrival programs for internationally trained professionals, hosts a webinar with employers representing some of the largest companies in Canada.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • Hiring Practices
  • Workplace culture
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Tips on job searches, resumes & cover letters
  • Open positions / industry trends
  • Effective interviewing tips
  • Getting a job through staffing companies

Learn how to apply at these participating organizations. Expand your professional network in Canada!

Banking Basics – Financial Literacy to Start Right in Canada

Canada InfoNet recently collaborated with Jason Purba, Financial Advisor at Scotiabank to present the next webinar on Banking Basics: Financial Literacy To Start Right In Canada. This webinar covers information on financial literacy for Canada including:

  • Credit History
  • Differences between Savings & Chequing Accounts
  • Mortgages for Newcomers
  • Making a Budget Work
  • Protecting yourself from fraud. 

Using LinkedIn To Build Your Canadian Professional Network

Building professional connections is a great way to find opportunities that could lead to employment – especially when you are a newcomer to Canada. Networking with professionals in your field for information and career growth should be an important aspect of every newcomer’s job search strategy.

Using LinkedIn to build your Canadian professional network

The good news is that you can start building your professional network even before you arrive – for example – by using LinkedIn as a professional networking tool.
This was the topic of discussion for Canada InfoNet’s webinar.

This interactive webinar shares insights on LinkedIn’s professional profiling techniques and how to maximize this tool to further your job search and market your skills in the Canadian job market. This webinar recording will provide information on:

  • Why using LinkedIn is important for job search in Canada.
  • LinkedIn profile guide: what’s expected in Canada, tips to make your profile standout.
  • Current hiring trends using LinkedIn.
  • Starting a network from scratch.
  • How to connect to the industry in Canada.
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