As a newcomer to Canada from Ukraine, navigating the job search can be an intimidating process. Many newcomers may feel overwhelmed by the number of options and resources available, as well as competition in certain industries. It’s important to know what job paths are available, as well as which employers are open to hiring immigrants.

Fortunately, there are many helpful resources and initiatives specifically designed for immigrants looking for work in Canada. Services like the York Region Welcome Centres provide assistance in writing resumes and cover letters that are tailored to the Canadian job market; they also offer life skills such as building communication and conflict management skills which can be valuable assets in any job search. Additionally, certain government programs exist that provide financial assistance while finding employment or going back to school. With some guidance from experts, newcomers should be able to find suitable positions and begin their new careers in Canada with confidence.

 Job Skills’ newcomer programs are designed specifically to provide you with the solutions, skills, and resources you need to succeed in the Canadian job market. From job search strategies and resume writing to interview preparation, we’ve got you covered. Job Skills offers employment solutions to unlock your full potential and take your career to new heights. Don’t let a lack of Canadian work experience hold you back.

The Simpact Practice Firm is a safe and supportive environment designed to assist Ukrainian and Newcomer clients with learning what is required to integrate seamlessly into the Canadian workplace. Clients will interact and build relationships with others, settling into a new environment and having a shared experience.

The Practice Firm enables clients to build networks, practice hands-on skills, gain confidence with workplace language through practical exercises/projects, learn about Canadian workplace norms and engage with guest speakers, including CMHA and sector-specific experts, to assist them with their employment and wellness goals.

Clients will participate in developing a personalized return to work action plan and receive one-on-one career coaching while working with a Facilitator/Coach and Employer Relations Specialist to attain a positive outcome in finding employment.

The Practice Firm program is eight (8) weeks of supported job preparation in sectors such as administration, data entry, accounting/bookkeeping, sales, purchasing, information systems, computer graphics, human resources, communications, and marketing.

About Job Skills 

For 35 plus years, Job Skills has been delivering solutions to job seekers and moving people into sustainable, meaningful employment. Throughout their long history, Job Skills has recognized that not every job seeker is the same. There is no one size fits all employment program. That’s why the Job Skills vision is building an inclusive society where all people are ensured equitable opportunities to fulfill their career aspirations and participate fully in the community.

Job Skills’ employment specialists are there to answer any of your employment questions. Job Skills‘ staff offer solutions to all job seekers, including youth, newcomers, mature workers, persons with disabilities, and entrepreneurs. Job Skills’ knowledgeable team can help you make educated decisions, set goals, and create a strategy to help you become happier in your career. Job Skills works with local employers creating employment opportunities for Job Skills’ clients. 

Thanks to government funding, Job Skills’ programs and services are free to all users. Job Skills have locations across Keswick, Markham, Brampton, and Mississauga. Job Skills also offers virtual services for community members unable to attend one of our offices for in-person activities.

Find your employment solution today. Visit www.jobskills.org

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