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.
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.
Libraries in Canada offer much more than knowledge and entertainment. For new immigrants, these institutions are also catalysts of belonging, hope, and success.
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.
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.
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 played a huge role in my successful integration and settlement story. They were my counselors, personal cheerleaders, and guardian angels.
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.
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.