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  • Celebrating Toronto Newcomer Day 2021 May 6, 2021
    Join us as we welcome newcomers to Toronto. First proclaimed in 2015, Toronto Newcomer Day is an annual event held in May that welcomes newcomers to Toronto, helps them understand and access a wide range of services, and celebrates their contributions to the city. The event features a number of activities including a formal stage […]
    Donna Chabot
  • How to Explain the Employment Gap April 19, 2021
    The question that matters most is what employers think: how are they responding to this gap? It is probably fair to assume that they are very familiar with this issue and are willing to look beyond it to consider candidates, so it might not necessarily prevent you from being called to an interview. However, it […]
    Karin Lewis
  • How to thrive in your career in Canada: Panel discussion with successful immigrant women April 12, 2021
    International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements and reflects on their challenges. This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge and this inspired us to showcase amazing women from our program who are mentors and alumni. They all immigrated to Canada themselves and have found success in their careers.  In this video, you will learn about: Their successes and […]
    Donna Chabot
  • The Journeys of Immigrant Women – International Women’s Day March 23, 2021
    The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge. In recognition, we reached out to some of our mentors and former program participants to ask them what challenges they faced as immigrants, to tell us their achievements, and what they chose to challenge in honour of this day. We featured some highlights in our newsletter […]
    Donna Chabot
  • The Visto Show: Newcomer Services with Irene Vaksman March 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 February 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 February 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 January 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? January 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 December 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