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A Unique Canadian Workplace

5 Canadian Workplace Observations to Help Immigrants Integrate

Each workplace has its own unique characteristics that are influenced by regulations, societal expectations, and corporate policies. For immigrants, successfully integrating into a new job then requires adjusting to Canadian workplace norms.

Here are 5 things that you should know about the Canadian workplace.

Simple Tips for Canadian Immigrants to Prepare for a Job Interview

Finding a job is always a challenge, especially if you are new to the country. I know because I was in that situation before. So, I am sharing my tips to help Canadian immigrants prepare for a job interview.

Vancouver Public Library Central Branch - One of the Most Beautiful Libraries in Canada

Libraries in Canada Offer Knowledge, Entertainment, and Hope

Libraries in Canada offer much more than knowledge and entertainment. For new immigrants, these institutions are also catalysts of belonging, hope, and success.

Successful Salary Negotiations Can Influence Your Lifestyle and Quality of Life

Salary Negotiation Challenges and Strategies for Immigrants

Salary negotiation is easy, said no one.  It is even more challenging for immigrants who are struggling to adjust to their new environment, prove their worth, and gain back their confidence.  But through research, strategies, and preparation, you can successfully negotiate your salary.

Greeting, Personal Space, and Eye Contact are Integral in Non-Verbal Communication

3 Non-Verbal Communication Tips to Boost Your Personal Brand in the Canadian Workplace

Non-verbal communication is critical to our personal brand in the Canadian workplace and beyond.  In fact, numerous articles suggest that only 7% of communication is done through verbal communication, while 38% is made through tonality and 55% through body language.

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5 Effective Verbal Communication Tips For Newcomers in the Canadian Workplace

Effective verbal communication is critical in creating a great first impression in the Canadian workplace.  But despite our best intentions, a newcomers’ lack of awareness of the culture, norms, and lingo may lead to awkward situations.

Mentors Can Fast-Track Your Success in Canada in 8 Ways

Mentors played a huge role in my successful integration and settlement story. They were my counselors, personal cheerleaders, and guardian angels. 

Networking at a Professional Event in Vancouver

Networking Helped Me Land My First Job In Canada

Networking is said to be one of the most effective ways of finding the right job.  I believe this because I got my first job in Canada through networking.

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No Canadian Experience Barrier

The “no Canadian experience” barrier is a modern chicken and egg situation.  You need Canadian experience to land a job, but you need a job to gain experience. The good news is that there are various ways to work around this barrier.