Accenture releases new Free Online Employment Training Site

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Accenture has released a new free Online Employment training site the ‘Learning Exchange’ for Canadians that can’t join a traditional employment training program. Although in person training is the most effective method when it’s feasible, due to the current crisis situation, this tool will hopefully help those who aren’t able to access in person training. It will have free online …

Immediate Job Opportunities in Calgary

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The Calgary Economic Development has a website dedicated to help connect Calgary job seekers with immediate opportunities in the city. These opportunities vary from accounting, manufacturing, operations, health, non-profit, technology and more. When applying for jobs online, you will need to attach a resume. Canadian resumes are typically in either chronological or functional format depending on what you want to …

Benefits from Government of Canada during COVID-19 Crisis

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With the situation related to COVID-19 evolving rapidly around the world, the Government of Canada has benefits for both individuals and in your workplace. For individuals, there are Employment Insurance (EI) You should apply for Employment Insurance and Pensions online. Canada Child Benefit Eligible recipients will receive $300 more per child with their regular May CCB payment. Canada Student Loans Government of Canada has announced its …

Job Fairs in Alberta for February – March 2020

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Job fairs are a great way to meet employers from different companies all at the same place. We have combined a PDF with all the job fairs happening in Alberta from February to March 2020. Having many resumes prepared can be helpful as you are able submit them to the employers directly. If you need some help with your resume …

Workers’ Rights in Alberta

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Settling in a new place often means getting a new job. Depending on what country you worked in previously, you may find that the rules are quite different from what you are used to. Regardless of whether you are at the beginning of your search, already employed, or have been recently terminated, it is important to understand your rights under …

August 2019 Power Breakfast Networking Event For Newcomers

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Immigrant Services Calgary hosted a Power Breakfast networking event on the morning of August 21, 219 at the New Central Library.
Newcomer clients were able to talk and connect with employers from differing industries such as finance and accounting. This event allowed for like-minded professionals to network and hear inspirational stories of immigrant professionals and their journey to settling in Canada. Immigrant Services Calgary would like to thank our clients and partners for the positive feedback and participation to make it a success!

Windmill Microlending Announces New Mentorship Program

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To better support people in achieving professional success, Windmill Microlending has launched a new Mentorship Program. The program will help mentees navigate the Canadian labour market and provide necessary skills and tools to help them find employment that matches their skills, experience and education.

New programs to help newcomer settlement and integration

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has selected 824 projects to deliver high quality services to newcomers across Canada. The projects selected include: Language training and workplace-based language instruction to help newcomers settle and gain relevant skills  Employment services that foster the entrepreneurial spirit of newcomers and engage private sector employers Support for French speaking newcomers Support for vulnerable populations …

Workplace communication training for IT professionals looking for career advancement in Canada

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Immigrant Services Calgary’s Advanced Literacy & Essential Skills in the Workplace (ALES) will be hosting a free 10-week course for IT professionals looking for career advancement in Canada. Those who have worked or trained as a programmer, database analyst, data administrator or network technician may be eligible. In this course, you will receive training in oral and written communication, and …

New Agri-Food Immigration Pilot

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Canada will be starting a new 3-year economic immigration pilot that will fill labour shortages, specifically in meat processing and mushroom production, within the agri-food sector. This industry has been experiencing ongoing difficulty in finding and keeping new employees. The pilot aims to attract and retain workers by providing them an opportunity to become a permanent resident.  Details on how …