Effective January 13 2019, the minimum age for employment in Alberta will be increasing to 13 years old. This will aid in protecting youth and aligning Alberta closer with international standards. Youth aged 12 and under may only be employed, with a permit, in artistic activities such as acting. These new rules do not apply to volunteers, contractors, youth employed on farms and ranches, or casual work such as babysitting or snow shoveling.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a new pilot for newcomer women addressing their existing barriers for employment. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Honourable Ahmed Hussen announced the 3-year Visible Minority Newcomer Women Pilot.
The primary goal of this pilot is to address the barriers newcomer women face when finding employment. Gender, race discrimination, low income employment, lack of affordable childcare and weak social supports are examples of the barriers newcomer women can face. IRCC will be providing funding for new, innovative programs and services that address these barriers.
November 22, 2018, Immigrant Services Calgary’s Employment Services Team hosted the “Network Your Way to Success” networking event for immigrant IT professionals. It was a great success with over 50 newcomers and employers. It was a good opportunity for newcomer professionals to build up their network with local IT professionals.
A big thank you to all of our clients, corporate partners and volunteers!
Friday Oct 26, Suncor Managers and professionals from various departments worked closely with Immigrant Services Calgary’s highly skilled professionals and invited them to practice elevator pitch, resume and interview preparation, as well as panel discussion.
Highly skilled professional invited by ISC participated, connected and networked with Suncor team and learned new tips and strategies especially when it comes interview skills.
Thank you Suncor team for giving back to our community. The event was professional, successful and we look forward for more events with your team.
Today, Immigrant Services Calgary’s employment team hosted a hiring event with Walmart Canada. It was a very impressive turnout. About hundred Immigrant Services Calgary’s clients showed up at this hiring event. They were interviewed, and many of them received job offers.
Immigrant Services Calgary is hosting its 2nd Virtual Career Fair on October 3 and 4, 2018 for residents living in Canada.
If you are looking for job, you can participate in our Virtual Career Fair online. You can apply for jobs and communicate directly with HR Recruiters and Managers.
The fair will feature 30+ national and multinational companies offering 1000+ job opportunities in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. Opportunities will be available in urban and rural areas.
On October 1, 2018, Alberta’s general minimum wage will be increased to $15.00 an hour. Minimum wage is the lowest amount that can be paid to an employee by law. In Alberta, employers must pay their employees at least the minimum wage. Minimum wage is the same for adults, liquor servers, adolescents, youth and disabled people.
This morning, Immigrant Services Calgary hosted a networking event – Power Breakfast for professionals in the field of finance, HR, accounting, and supply chain. It was a great success with over 60 participants, and opportunities for newcomer professionals to build up their local network with professionals in their field.
A big thank you to all of our clients and corporate partners who made it out bright and early!
Last week, Immigrant Services Calgary’s Youth Inclusive Program youth were invited by Trico Homes to learn about their summer student opportunities for 2019. The Vice President Human Resources of Trico Homes gave a presentation about what they look for in their hiring process, summer student positions, and work culture.
This morning Immigrant Services Calgary partnered with KPMG, to share with around 50 immigrant professionals about effective interview techniques. Over 15 KPMG staff came out to support our newcomers, and the event successfully concluded with a meaningful time of networking and relationship building.