Meet Mohamed, A Canada InfoNet Mentee

Mohamed, who will be landing in Canada shortly, shares his experience of how being a mentee helped to explore alternative career options and be prepared for the Canadian workplace culture.

My name is Mohamed Awad and I am a new Canadian immigrant working as a Mechanical Engineer.  I started the mentorship program with JVS Toronto’s Canada InfoNet because I wanted to have a better understanding of Canadian workplace culture and how I could get involved in it. I explored different options and then I realized that I have to be more flexible in terms of career path. I was really excited about the idea of having a mentor who could guide me through this transition and explore other options related to my field where I could keep growing in professional and personal terms. (suite…)

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Meet Sandeep, A Canada InfoNet Mentor

Sandeep Dani has associated with Canada InfoNet for over 4 years as a mentor. Being an immigrant himself, he is committed to helping the immigrant community settle and integrate within Canada. Sandeep is a risk management executive with 15+ years of experience and has been part of global insurance and consulting firms. He is also on the Board of iPartnerIndia, Canada a Canadian charity focusing on women empowerment and education of vulnerable children.  In this interview, Sandeep talks about mentorship as an opportunity to share his experience and give back to the community.

Why did you decide to become a mentor with Canada InfoNet?

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Employment opportunities in Canada beyond the big cities, Part 2

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 the cost of living and the labour market which means settling in these cities comes at a significant cost.

It is important for new immigrants to understand that smaller cities in Canada have lower unemployment rates and can offer great job opportunities.

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Employment opportunities in Canada beyond the big cities, Part 1

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 in Canada have lower unemployment rates and can offer great job opportunities. Ageing population and other economic factors have created a great need for immigrant talent in these communities.

In this webinar, we bring you representatives from two such cities – London and Ottawa in Ontario. They will provide information on labour market and cost of living which are things new immigrants should definitely take into account when deciding in which community to build their lives.

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