FinanceDecember 21, 2020

How to plan your finances and prepare for life in Canada: Tips for newcomers

Moving to a multicultural and well-developed country like Canada and starting a new life is an exciting prospect. To ensure your transition and settlement in Canada progresses smoothly, it is important to be informed and prepared. Finding employment after moving is often one of the high-priority action items for many [...]

Daily Life in CanadaDecember 2, 2020

How to prepare for your first winter in Canada

Canada is often referred to as the great white north, and with good reason – the winters are snowy and cold. Temperatures in some cities could drop as low as -30 or -40 degrees Celsius. But don’t let this scare you. Know that life goes on as usual, even during [...]

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 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 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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