Blog

RSS JVS Toronto
  • The Visto Show: Newcomer Services with Irene Vaksman mars 2, 2021
    Irene Vaksman, Director of Newcomer Services at JVS Toronto, chats with Josh Schachnow, a Canadian Immigration lawyer and founder of Visto.ai. Visto is a free platform that helps skilled workers and international students move to Canada as quickly as possible by uncovering the most popular applications and programs needed to move to Canada. Irene talks […]
    Donna Chabot
  • Staying Motivated During Difficult Times février 8, 2021
    Being motivated is often more easily said than done – you know that you need to get something done, but it’s just not happening. Somehow, you just can’t dig up that willpower to even get going on -- what should be -- a simple task. Many of us have this idea that we are the […]
    Karin Lewis
  • Entrepreneurship as an alternative career option in Canada février 1, 2021
    Forbes magazine rates Canada as the best country in the G-20 for business. Canada’s overall tax rate on new business investment is significantly lower than that of many other countries. There are also great individual startup hubs and incubators which support new businesses. Research has shown that entrepreneurial rate among newcomers is more than double […]
    Donna Chabot
  • Karen Goldenberg Appointed to the Order of Ontario janvier 13, 2021
    JVS Toronto congratulates Karen Goldenberg on her appointment to the Order of Ontario which honours individuals whose exceptional achievements have left a lasting legacy in the province, in Canada, and beyond. Karen served as President & CEO of JVS Toronto from 1999 to 2011. During her 12 years of service, Karen worked tirelessly to expand our services and build […]
    Donna Chabot
  • A Video Resume: Do You Need One? janvier 4, 2021
    Video resumes are an opportunity for the job seeker to present a short (up to about 90 seconds, or so), personal introduction of themselves to the employer. But videos can be tricky -- learn how and whether to make one to support your job search.
    Karin Lewis
  • The Impact of the Online Mentoring Program Décembre 8, 2020
    The online mentoring program is an important component of Canada InfoNet. There have been over 1600 matches between mentors and mentees since 2016. Online mentors are volunteers who have at least two years of professional experience in Canada in their field and are willing to share their knowledge and expertise in areas of employment, settlement […]
    Donna Chabot
  • Yasmine’s Success Story Décembre 8, 2020
    How I went from being a pre-arrival participant to a member of Canada InfoNet We are always happy to share our program participant’s success stories. This one is even more special: Yasmine participated in our program before immigrating to Canada and has recently joined the Canada InfoNet team. My name is Yasmine and I took […]
    Donna Chabot
  • Remote Work Skills: Do You Have What Employers Need? novembre 23, 2020
    Turns out that in 2020, without even thinking about it, you’ve acquired a whole repertoire of unexpected new skills that might come in handy for your next job. Think about it: whether you’ve been working remotely from home, or just using your computer to stay in touch with family and friends using video and social […]
    Karin Lewis
  • Employment opportunities in Canada beyond the big cities novembre 12, 2020
    Although Canada is a big country most immigrants settle in the country’s biggest cities – Greater Toronto and Metro Vancouver areas. This has a big impact on cost of living and labour market which means settling in these cities comes at a significant cost. It is important for new immigrants to understand that smaller cities […]
    Donna Chabot
  • Keep Your Skills Current: Identify Top In-demand Skills and Ways to Learn Them novembre 2, 2020
    Are your skills considered valuable by employers in 2020 and into the future? Do you know what careers are most valued? What skills do you need to add and how? Questions about job trends are frequently asked of employment and career counsellors, and answering these questions is never easy. Right now, as we face an […]
    Karin Lewis