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Helping Prospect and new Inmigrants find a Canadian Job

Finding a job during hard economic times is a challenge for anyone, but it can be especially difficult for prospect and new immigrants. What actions are you taking to help them in your job search? here are my tips

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Do not forget that there are Employment Resource Centres nationwide in which a new legal immigrant  can be help to get a job, to get skill and training. Service Canada Centre, Suite 103-105 700 Lawrence Ave West North York, Ontario (a non-profit organization) sponsor by the Canadian Government is a famous one. I am a citizen whose job was  outsourced once and I used to go to this kind of centres. Lets do not forget something very important: learn English, there are high schools or community colleges in which the immigrant can learn English for free. Also in the Employment centres they help to improve the person’s English skills. As again, many high schools have night and adult classes that  help a new immigrants. And will repeat, English and French are the language in this country.Grab any opportunity to learn it. Watch the  Canadian (English) channels, TVO  is a great example. Nothing in this life  is difficult than can not be accomplished.

How immigrants find work in their chosen fields? our Canadian listing directory of useful job  contacts can help with:

Private-sector jobs
Public-sector (government) jobs
Temporary jobs
Union jobs
Entry-level jobs


 The Immigrant Access Fund (IAF) announces that to date it has approved $1 million in micro loans to help immigrants get the accreditation and training they need to work in their field in Alberta. “This is good news in bleak financial times,” says Dianne Fehr, executive director, IAF. “The current economy makes it more difficult for everyone, but immigrants always face barriers.” IAF is hosting a seminar in Calgary and Edmonton entitled Closed Doors & Sticky Floors, Immigrants In the Workplace: strategies for success.

The Alberta-based not-for-profit organization provides micro loans to internationally trained immigrants for accreditation and training. “Immigrants really are faced with closed doors in that they can’t get a job in their field because they don’t have Canadian experience, and sticky floors in that they are often over qualified for the jobs they do get, but find it difficult to move into positions better suited to their experience and credentials,” Fehr explains. The seminar’s guest speaker Nick Noorani, publisher of Canadian Immigrant magazine, co-author of Arrival Survival Canada, and radio host, will speak about how employers can tap into the opportunities immigrants bring. Government representatives will present the Foreign Qualification Recognition Plan for Alberta, the province’s newly released plan to improve recognition of immigrants’ foreign-earned qualifications, training and experience. Nick Noorani, Dianne Fehr, internationally educated professionals and representatives of Alberta Employment and Immigration are available for interviews.

Closed Doors & Sticky Floors, Immigrants In the Workplace: strategies for success takes place: Calgary: Tuesday, December 16, 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Rotary House on the Stampede Grounds. Edmonton: Wednesday, December 17, 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Wild Rose Room, Lister Conference Centre, University of Alberta. IAF website: