Articles and resources on finding a career in Canada.

CareerImmigrationStudyingNovember 20, 2020

Moving to Canada twice: A newcomer comeback story

From an interview with Hector F.   Hector was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. When he was only seven years old, three of his older half brothers emigrated with their father to Canada. Hector always dreamed of one day joining his brothers here. In 2013, it happened. One [...]

CareerNovember 12, 2020

Coffee chats: Questions you should ask to network better

Networking is a way of life in Canada and is crucial to finding a role in your field of work. In the pre-COVID era, people usually networked at conferences, events or over in-person coffee chats or informational interviews. Today, due to the pandemic, networking has gone virtual. So, as a [...]

CareerNovember 6, 2020

Starting out in Canada during COVID-19: adapting to a brand new job market

From an interview with Minnie Karanja.   Minnie Karanja is a communications and marketing expert who came to Canada from Kenya. She worked for four years in media, nonprofits and public relations in Rwanda. Minnie got her bachelor's degree in business computing in Malaysia, a master’s degree in international studies [...]

CareerNovember 5, 2020

How to find a mentor in Canada: Tips for newcomers

For many newcomers in Canada, finding a job and getting back in their field of work feels like an uphill task. While it does take effort (and patience) to find meaningful employment, there are various resources and tools available that you, as a newcomer, can leverage to ease your job [...]

CareerNovember 3, 2020

How to write compelling LinkedIn connection request messages

In Canada, LinkedIn is widely used as a networking tool by both job seekers and employers. As a newcomer, you may have heard or read that Canada has a hidden job market – made up of open positions that are not advertised publicly. It is said that as much as [...]

CareerOctober 29, 2020

Job search in Canada: 10 things you can do in pre-arrival to prepare

Moving to a new country and restarting your career takes patience and a growth mindset. It is essential to research and network in order to adapt to local norms, understand industry best practices and get back into your field of work.  Investing some time and effort in preparing for the [...]

CareerOctober 27, 2020

5 tips to ace your virtual job interview

There’s a visible shift happening in the job market globally and in Canada: adherence to COVID-19 preventive guidelines have led many organizations to move to a remote model, either temporarily or permanently. Previously, a majority of job interviews were in-person. More companies are now leveraging technology and video conferencing apps [...]

CareerOctober 23, 2020

Landing a job in Canada before landing in Canada: Preparation and patience pay off

From an interview with Trinadh Moganti.   Trinadh Moganti is a full stack developer from Hyderabad, India. He holds a bachelor degree in technology, electronics and communication engineering and has over six years of experience developing and hosting applications on cloud infrastructure. Trinadh began his job search months before moving [...]

CareerOctober 21, 2020

How to find a job in Canada and position yourself as an ideal candidate

Whether you’ve just received your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) or have recently moved to Canada, finding employment and getting back in your field of work is always top of mind for many. As you begin your job search in Canada, there are a few things that are must-haves:  A [...]

CareerOctober 19, 2020

Canadian resume and cover letter: Format, tips, and templates

 For many newcomers, finding employment quickly after moving to Canada is a high-priority action item. Whether you’re contemplating a career switch or looking to get back in your field of work, the first step is usually the same – to have a resume and a cover letter that you [...]

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