Think about where immigrants go. What cities are in the top of your mind? Don’t tell! I can guess! Toronto is one of them.
Around 250 thousand people immigrate to Canada every year. 30% of them choose Toronto. That’s a lot of people for one city! And a lot of competition at the time of looking for a job, also.
Under those conditions, you can easily guess that in a city like Toronto there are hundreds of Organizations devoted to help newcomers succeed. Today, I want to introduce you to one that I think is unique. It’s the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC).
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Denise, a reader of this blog, sent me the link to a Globe and Mail article that I had marked to read but was still procrastinating: Why new Canadians struggle to find jobs. Thank You Denise!
It’s an excellent article by Miles Corak, a professor of economics with the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. The article itself is based on an original post at his blog that you can read at milescorak.com: Immigrants face challenges in finding jobs that are not of their own making.
Today, I want to add my point of view to Mr. Corak’s thought and make my contribution.
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Published at the Martineau&Mindicanu blog:
This morning the Quebec Government announced new procedures to facilitate the recognition of foreign-trained engineers.
A new tool will be implemented online so that the engineers selected by Quebec could find out what they need in order to practise their profession in the province, the requirements, the processing times and the implied costs to get their licence. The candidates should start the process before they land in Canada in order to avoid any delays.
The Quebec Government has 40 similar projects meant to facilitate the labour market access of foreign-trained professionals in different fields.
Although there are no names and certain dates for the new tool, we can move ahead and give you some interesting information in the meantime:
Source Quebec Portal, Martineau&Mindicanu
When talking about job opportunities in Canada we all have (or had) the same question: Will I be able to find a job for me there?
It’s valid, right? We all want to know how we are going to do once we arrive. If we will get a job in our area of expertise or if we have to plan towards a new career.
Today, I want to show you a quick and easy way to find an answer to four basic questions related to your future job in Canada
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I just found this in reddit and I think it could be very interesting for those readers in the Video Game Market and in the Software Development Market also.
Check this infographic…
Some interesting facts from there…
- 75% are small to medium companies.
- From 2011 to 2013 they expect a growth of 17% in the industry.
- The average salary in the sector is 62k.
- Quebec has the most video game employees.
- Ottawa has the most companies.
Interesting, eh? I’d love to work in this industry!
I am 43. I left my country with 37 years old. For the job market, I was already old.
A few months after I arrived to Canada, one of my former office buddies in Argentina told me the whole group I used to work with was disbanded.
The fact of thinking what would’ve been of me at that age looking for a job down there just makes me feel bad. I don;t know how things could have ended up. Probably hired by some family friend doing some stuff everyone knew I was totally overqualified. Ouch!
My country is full of under 35 years old managers and classified ads looking for “recently graduated students with 2+ years experience in the field” Sounds ridiculous. And it is. You can guess how out of the job market a 35+ is…
Does this same thing happen in Canada? I’m not sure. What I can really tell you is that the rules are more fair to everyone. You do not have to disclose your age in a resume nor in an interview. They are also not allowed to ask.. Yes, they can imagine and if they want they could leave you out because you do not look young enough, right?
Today, I have a list of 15 employers that do not have any problem with your age. The Top 15 employers for Canadians over 40…
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation
BMO Financial Group
British Columbia Lottery Corporation
Business Development Bank of Canada
Canadian Security Intelligence Service
Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited
Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Ontario Public Service
Royal Bank of Canada
Saskatchewan Government Insurance
Shell Canada Limited
Siemens Canada Limited
University of Toronto
What do you think about the age issue? Is it really an issue? Or everything works fine in order to give everyone equal opportunities disregarding their age?
Mark your calendar with these recruitment events…
Government of Canada Spring Recruitment Spread
It happens every September. The government job site (jobs.gc.ca) gets full of job postings.
Although the Government gives citizens a priority, if you are a resident with good qualifications you could compete. So don’t hesitate to apply if you feel you have the right qualifications!
Foire National de l’Emploi (Montreal)
Dates du salon
Jeudi 13 octobre 2011
Vendredi 14 octobre 2011
Heures d’ouverture du salon
Jeudi 13 octobre 2011 : 9 h à 18 h
Vendredi 14 octobre 2011 : 9 h à 17 h
800, rue de la Gauchetière Ouest
Montréal (Québec) Canada
Hall d’exposition Est
More information here
The National Job Fair (Toronto)
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building, Exhibit Hall A
255 Front Street West
Dates of the 18th edition
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The admission per person is $3.95 (tax included)