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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.  In this post, I will share what is a mentor, my experiences with mentors, and ways that a mentor can help a newcomer. I will also share some resources that can help start your search for the right mentor. What is a Mentor The Insurance Institute defines a mentor as “a person who has professional and life experience and who voluntarily agrees to help a mentee develop skills, competencies, or goals. Put another way, a mentor is an advisor...

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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. What does Canadian experience really mean? A panel online consultation conducted by the government of Canada reveals that the lack of or difficulty obtaining Canadian work experience was the top employment challenge faced by newcomers. Canadian work experience does not only refer to technical skills.  Often, it refers to the ability to fit into the Canadian workplace culture....