Myth busters: Is Canadian work experience necessary to find meaningful employment?

The lack of Canadian experience is one of the most common obstacles for newcomers as they pursue meaningful work in their new country. Many report that they continue to face this challenge even after two or more years of living in Canada. But, what does “lack of Canadian work experience” actually mean?

In this webinar:

Our panel of industry experts advise participants on job search strategies and discuss keys questions such as:

  • Do Canadian employers hire job seekers who are the right fit for the role regardless of the fact that they are newcomers?
  • Can survival jobs count as Canadian work experience?
  • Where does the law stand when it comes to employers asking about Canadian work experience?
  •  How can internationally trained professionals demonstrate to Canadian employers that they have what it takes to fit in Canadian workplaces?

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Career Pathways in Canadian Universities

In this webinar, we are joined by 2 presenters from York University who share information on the education sector, specifically career opportunities in Canadian Universities. Presented by Jelena Zikic, PhD – Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director, School of Human Resource Management and Monica Anne Brennan – Manager-Internationally Educated Professionals Bridging Program.

We will cover topics such as:

  • Getting to know the Canadian university system
  • Learning about how to prepare for Canadian education sector
  • Learning how to effectively search for employment

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Canadian Career Opportunities in the Retail Sector

In this webinar, you will have the opportunity to learn about career opportunities in the retail sector in Canada. We are joined by Raymond Chow, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Talent Acquisition Lead at Sobeys Inc – the second largest food retailer in Canada.

We will cover topics such as:

  • The effects of the pandemic on the retail sector in Canada
  • Sobeys organizational values, DEI initiatives and other talent development programs
  • Job opportunities across Canada
  • Tips on how to standout in your job application process
  • How to transition to retail with experience in a different field

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Can I apply for jobs from outside Canada?

By Ligia Chiari, Employment Counsellor / Mentoring Coach at Canada InfoNet We get this very common question from individuals who are getting ready to immigrate to Canada. Short answer is: Yes,…

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