Archive for March, 2010

Positions Currently Recruiting

Ministry of Mission prides itself on recruiting the highest caliber volunteers and uses a formal screening process that includes completing an application form, finger printing and a security check. This ensures the safety of our residents and helps maintain the integrity of our programs.

Volunteer Opportunities are available to individuals of all ages, from youths to seniors. A variety of volunteer positions exist MoM divisions including Bookkeeper-Non-Profit Ontario, Non-Profit Fundraising Campaign Workers
Short Term Missions Coordinator,Computer skills training and literacy courses Trainer. Volunteer positions range from maintenance workers, to data entry clerks, to special event coordinators and ambassadors. When a potential volunteer contacts MoM and offers their skills, we make every effort to match them with an area where their skills and qualifications may be best utilized.  Fill out an Application Form (PDF) and email it to Maria Garcia at garcia_maria@mail.com
 
Note: Some Volunteer Opportunities may or may not use the above Application Form.  To find out, click on the Volunteer Position you are interested in below.

For general information about Volunteer Opportunities, please contact the City’s Community Programs Supervisor, Eve Kelso at (416).244.3699. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

  • Bookkeeper-Non-Profit Ontario
  • Non-Profit Fundraising Campaign Workers in Ontario…
  • Short Term Missions Coordinator (Canada)
  • Sales Reps/Marketing & Administration
  • Computer skills training and literacy courses Trainer
  • Business Immigration Categories in Canada

    Business Immigration in Canada

    The objective of the Business Immigration Program is to encourage investment and employment in Canada through the migration of people who have the ability to successfully establish or invest in a business in Canada.

    There are three Business Immigration Categories:

    • Investors
    • Entrepreneurs
    • Self Employed

    Business immigrants must apply at one of nine Business Immigration Centres — Beijing, Bonn, Buffalo, Damascus, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Seoul and Singapore.

    Investor Category:

    To qualify as an Investor, an applicant destined for any province in Canada you must:

    Have successfully operated, controlled or directed a business;
    Have accumulated through his or her own endeavors a net worth of at least CAD$800,000.

    Invest CAD$400,000 for five years with the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada which acts as an agent on behalf of provincial and territorial investment funds.

    If the application is for the Province of Quebec the applicant must:
    Have at least three years of managerial experience in a profitable commercial, industrial or agricultural business or, alternatively, have at least three years of managerial experience in a government, governmental organization, or international organization;
    Have accumulated a net worth of at least CAD$800,000 through legitimate economic activities; and
    Invest CAD$400,000 for five years in a Quebec-approved investment fund.

    Entrepreneur Category

    To qualify as an Investor, an applicant destined for any province in Canada must:

    Have successfully operated, controlled or directed a business;
    Have accumulated through his or her own endeavors a net worth of at least CAD$800,000
    Invest CAD$400,000 for five years with the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada which acts as agent on behalf of provincial and territorial investment funds.

    The Entrepreneur must also meet certain conditions in connection with his or her business in Canada. The Entrepreneur must:
    Establish, purchase or make a substantial investment in a business in Canada within 2 years of landing in Canada which will result in a significant contribution to the economy
    Engage in active and ongoing participation in the management of the business
    Employ at least one Canadian Citizen or Permanent resident other than the Entrepreneur and his dependents.
    To ensure that these conditions are met, Entrepreneurs are required to report to immigration officials their progress, on a regular basis within this two year period.

    Self-Employed Category:

    To qualify under the Self-Employed category, an applicant must demonstrate an intention and ability to establish or purchase a business in Canada that will keep him or her employed and make a “significant” contribution to the economy or the cultural or artistic life of Canada. Applicants must demonstrate that the proposed business will generate sufficient revenues to support the applicant and his or her dependents. Farmers, artisans, sports personalities, actors, consultants, and operators of small business outlets that may be in demand are examples of applicants who may qualify.

    Assessment in this category is based upon:

    Business ability and experience (when applying under the economic contribution component of the Self-Employed description);
    Artistic qualifications (when applying under the artistic/cultural component of the Self-Employed description); and
    Net worth (sufficient to establish/purchase the proposed business).

    Canada: From Work Permit To Permanent Residence

    Working temporarily in Canada can be used as a step towards gaining residence and settling here permanently.

    If your talents are needed by Canadian employers, or you have exceptional talent in the arts, culture or sports, you can apply to work in Canada under our Work to Residence category.

    The rules for residing and working in Canada depend on your country of origin and the purpose and length of your stay in Canada. There are separate rules for USA and Mexican citizens, EU/EEA citizens, and citizens of other countries.

    Canada work opportunities

    For general information, advice and links to do with finding work in Canada, take a look at the work opportunities section of our Living in Canada: a Guide for Migrants.

    Requirements

    Find out about the different Work to Residence policies, and the requirements that you will need to meet to get a Work to Residence visa and/or permit.

    How to apply
    Start the application process.

    After you are accepted
    If you are already in Canada on a Work to Residence permit, after two years you can apply for residence.

    If you have been in Canada for a while and your circumstances have changed, find out how your visa or permit may be affected.

    If you have your Work to Residence visa and you want to find out what to do to prepare for departure and what to expect when you arrive, take a look at our I’m accepted – tell me more pages.

    Canada government-sponsored French class

    In all of Canada, except Quebec and a few very small pockets in New Brunswick and Manitoba, English is the language of the masses. There are elementary schools teaching entirely or partly in French all over Canada, some operated by orders of nuns and some seculars. You would find it quite difficult to find someone in Toronto who speaks French on a day to day basis.

    You would have better luck finding someone to speak Mandarin/Cantonese, Punjabi, Spanish, Urdu etc, etc as Toronto is one of the world’s great multi-cultural cities. In  Montreal, Quebec, there are many free French classes. You could definitely learn how to speak daily French.

    There are many different kinds of ESL programs and (FSL) programs in Ontario, check the  above links to get information.

    What different kinds of ESL programs are available?

    Where can I learn French?
     

    Helpful Links:

    Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks
    A nonprofit organization established to promote the coherence, effectiveness and consistency of adult English as a second language (ESL) and French as a second language (FSL) instruction across Canada.

    Council of Second Language Programs in Canada
    This Web site provides information about studying French or English in Canada. You will find links to various college and university ESL/FSL programs from across the country.

    French Evening Course (10 weeks) at Ministry of Mission   Non Profit in Toronto

    Best way to get your resume notice as minority

    With employers receiving hundreds of resumes in Canada you must make sure that your resume hooks an employer’s attention within a 5-second glance. A great way to do this is to use job titles and skill headings that relate to and match the jobs you want. Once you find the companies or employers ads that interest you remember you need to tweak and target your resume and cover letters, along with prioritizing the content of it.

    LinkedIn is a great resource to find jobs online in Canada  if used effectively. However, many people do not know how to use it – especially new immigrants! Watch the video below  to find out how to network effectively, create an attention-grabbing profile, search for relevant positions, and use LinkedIn as a job-hunting resource the way it is meant to be used for locals, foreign professional trained ( from any ethnic or minority group)  settling in Canada.

    Linkedin tips

    Use Design That Grabs Attention:  highlight the most important information about your work experience, skills and education and upload your resume to your LinkedIn account.

    Create Content That Sells: Direct the attention to what it’s really the content of your resume, include descriptions of your skills and abilities.

    Quantify and Use Power Words: use Power Words or verbs that match the level of position you want.  

    Examples of Keywords

    Job Titles: Sales Manager, Laboratory Assistant, Customer Service Representative

    Education: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, M.A. in English Literature, Juris Doctor

    Skills: Business Consulting, Legal Research, Marketing Development

    Certification: CPA, CNA

    Computer Terms: Microsoft Access, C#, AutoCAD

     Analyze Ads and Job Descriptions to Identify Key Words:  Learn to how to analyze the key words that employers provide in help wanted ads and job descriptions.

    Identify and Solve Employer’s Hidden Needs:  identify and anticipate the full range of needs each employer faces and show how you can solve those needs.

    Video

    For more contact   Canada Settlement & Minority Development through Hineni Media

    CANADIAN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS WITH GREAT INTERNSHIPS

    EDUCATIONAL CANADIAN INSTITUTIONS THAT WE RECOMEND ARE:, Oakville & Brampton, Ontario, Canada: The Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is one of Canada’s premier polytechnic institutes and is dedicated to exceptional applied learning and graduate success.  They are a leaders in providing skills-based educational programming that integrates theory with application, preparing students for careers in visual and performing arts, business, community services and technical fields. Sheridan serves close to 15,000 full-time students annually at its campuses in Oakville and Brampton.
    ACCESS SHERIDAN COURSES: http://www1.sheridaninstitute.ca/programs/0809/

    SHERIDAN COLLEGE

    Host English Institute

    NIAGARA COLLEGE, CANADA has two specialized campuses offering applied learning with a large range of full-time post secondary, graduate certificate, apprenticeship, skills training programs, and co-operative education programs. It is the only teaching winery in Canada that is dedicated to teaching students the art of wine-making. The teaching winery has consistently produced award-winning VQA wines crafted by Canada’s talented future winemakers. The college winery has won several awards for their impressive Chardonnay’s, Sauvignon Blanc, and Late Harvest Vidal. Visitors are encouraged to dine at the Niagara Culinary Institute where the next generation of culinary leaders produce mouth-watering dishes that complement the college’s fine wines.
    ACCESS NIAGARA COURSES: http://www.niagaracollege.ca/programs/

    GEORGIAN COLLEGE: Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario – A leading cooperative education college in Canada with quality academic programs. A Top 100 Employer in Canada, offering career-centred education with a higher than 90% graduate employment rate.
    ACCESS GEORGIAN COURSES: http://www.georgianc.on.ca/academics/programs/

    FANSHAWE COLLEGE, Ontario, Canada. Fanshawe has campuses located in London, Simcoe, St. Thomas and Woodstock and smaller centres in Tillsonburg and Strathroy. Our locations in Southwestern Ontario offer you the best of friendly, small town living with access to larger centres along the Detroit-Toronto-Montreal corridor.
    ACCESS FANSHAWE COURSES: http://www.fanshawec.ca/EN/programs/default.asp

    Job Opportunities for Ethnic Minority Students & Graduates

    People from ethnic minorities are no longer automatically disadvantaged in modern Canada,  athough racism still exists, progress on promoting racial equality in the last decade helped to create a society that is more comfortable with diversity than ever before, “Canada today is not the same place as it was a decade ago”.

    It is evident throughout the professions. Ethnic minority students in Canada are winning places in top and diverse firms only to be channelled into less commercial areas of technology, health, law, broadcasting, investment banking, teaching, the police and the and Civil Service. They work hard to qualify. They work hard to get training contracts. Just like all locals born students do. Only to find themselves caught in the centre of a corporate maze, where all the exit routes are career dead ends. They have neither the contacts nor the networks that other local students have. But social media and networking groups are helping to change that. And they have an important role to play.

    So just how Black , Asian or White are certain professions? Here we present some  tips for you as ethnic and visible minority get a job opportunity.

    Use your background positively

    Hineni Settlment services   can help you create a positive CV that really makes the most of your experience and skills. For more advice on career planning and job-hunting techniques,  You can also  visit  Ministry of Mission  to see what advice and support I offer. Hineni  Firm advice and guide on getting a summer jobs and have details of graduate student training schemes for foreigners with a variety of Canadian employers.

    Get into  a paid summer work experience programme or summer internships.

    There is  a number of schemes, which offer a variety of work experience, skills training and career development programmes.

    Useful links


    Hineni Media  sells  a employment  listing directory which 50% profits goes to Ministry of Mission    . The directory  that has over 250 companies from numerous Canadian sectors offering job opportunities only to ethnic minority graduates .