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  • 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
  • Yasmine’s Success Story December 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? November 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 November 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 November 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
  • Cyber Fraud Awareness for Newcomers to Canada October 29, 2020
    Newcomers often become easy targets to fraud and scam since they may not be used to how banks, companies and government work in Canada. In this webinar, the team from the RBC Meeting Place will share tips and strategies for protecting yourself and your information from cyber fraud. Topics include: Cyber Crime/ Fraud in Canada […]
    Donna Chabot
  • JVS Toronto Announces 2020 AGM Award Winners October 7, 2020
    Recognizing client success, and the contributions of volunteers and employers, has been a staple each year at JVS Toronto’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). On September 30th, JVS Toronto presented its AGM Awards to six very deserving recipients. Avi Pollock, JVS Toronto’s incoming Board Chair, mentioned that the awards ceremony is always his favourite part of […]
    Donna Chabot
  • How to stay on top of job searching by using organizational skills October 6, 2020
    By Ligia Chiari Organizational skills are essential to many jobs. If you are job searching, you probably have come across postings that require the candidate to be organized, good with time-management and multi-tasking. But these are skills you will need not only on the job but to actually help you find one. This is especially […]
    Donna Chabot