Webinars by Café New Canadians

2020-06-14T23:46:35-04:00

When the lockdown due to COVID-19 started, our partners at NewCanadiansTV started organizing live webinars in a series called Café New Canadians. The idea is to broadcast virtual chats packed with expert tips, information, and resources on how to best utilize your time at home. Guest speakers are subject matter experts and successful immigrants with inspiring stories who have lots to share – from boosting productivity when working from home to upskilling for that dream job, acing video interviews to virtual networking 101, and exploring Canada as a newcomer while staying indoors. The Founder of UnstoppableMe, Miguel Abascal, and the [...]

Webinars by Café New Canadians2020-06-14T23:46:35-04:00

IKEA Canada and ACCES Employment Rally to Help Refugees During COVID Crisis

2020-06-14T23:45:44-04:00

This article was written by our guest author, Jody Yvonne, Director of Communications at ACCES Employment. During the COVID-19 crisis in Canada, we have heard many stories of Canadians rallying to help the most vulnerable in our society get through these difficult times. Canada’s refugee population is facing particular challenges during this pandemic. Refugees are fleeing their home countries because of war, trauma, political instability, and any number of difficult circumstances and looking for a better life in Canada. Many of them are dealing with housing, food, and financial crises and finding employment can be difficult, especially now. IKEA [...]

IKEA Canada and ACCES Employment Rally to Help Refugees During COVID Crisis2020-06-14T23:45:44-04:00

Should I Get a Survival Job?

2019-12-17T23:35:32-05:00

You've been in Canada for a few months now. You have a place to live and have become accustomed to your surroundings. However, the work picture for your profession looks bleak. You've applied to many jobs in your field, took some courses, did some networking, and perhaps had a few interviews, but nothing has materialized as a temporary or full-time employment. The bills keep coming, and your savings are decreasing faster than you had thought... so now you're faced with the decision of whether or not you should take a survival job to make ends meet until an opportunity in [...]

Should I Get a Survival Job?2019-12-17T23:35:32-05:00

Newcomer to Canada? Here’s some advice for you – PART 1

2019-12-09T22:29:06-05:00

This text was originally written by an immigrant from India. We adapted it to include views for anyone preparing to come to Canada in the next few months, or who has recently landed. Please note that the advice is mainly for people who come to English-speaking provinces, especially when we talk about Language and Communication. As you know, both English and French are official languages, so Canada has two distinct societies, the English-speaking and the French-speaking. French Canadians, and especially the Québécois (citizens of Quebec) have a very strong sense of cultural identity. On the other hand, the English-speaking Canada [...]

Newcomer to Canada? Here’s some advice for you – PART 12019-12-09T22:29:06-05:00

Spring-Summer Activities 2018

2019-12-09T22:49:13-05:00

Finally the warm weather is here to stay, so we thought of organizing activities to get out of the house! When landing in a new country it's hard to develop new relationships and most people don't know where to start. Even if you have been living in Canada for quite some time, or all your life, it's always refreshing to meet new people. Your personal network is not just the people you meet through work, but also the people with whom you interact in casual settings. We would like to help this process by offering some informal activities that are [...]

Spring-Summer Activities 20182019-12-09T22:49:13-05:00

Whatever your feelings may be, go help someone

2019-12-08T15:06:13-05:00

The founder of UnstoppableMe, Miguel Abascal, once said: If you feel depressed, go help someone and it’ll go away. If you feel happy, go help someone and it’ll multiply. If you feel failure, go help someone and you’ll discover many treasures. If you feel successful, go help someone and you’ll find significance. If you feel you don’t have anything to offer, go help someone and you’ll find in that one ‘Thank You’ how something so small can change a person’s life. When I read this quote for the first time I wondered, how can I go help someone when [...]

Whatever your feelings may be, go help someone2019-12-08T15:06:13-05:00

How Can a Volunteering Experience Benefit my Career in Canada?

2019-12-08T11:27:01-05:00

Written by Arcelia Camacho, PMP This article was originally published in the PrepCan, online pre-arrival employment services website, https://prepcan.ca/ You have heard it before. Volunteering is a way to acquire work experience in Canada and even to get a job. While volunteering might not guarantee you a job, it could significantly improve your probabilities when you follow these simple tips. 1. Look for a position with similar responsibilities to the job you are seeking Identify organizations that have a structured volunteering department and recruitment process. Apply only to roles with responsibilities close to the ones you want in [...]

How Can a Volunteering Experience Benefit my Career in Canada?2019-12-08T11:27:01-05:00

Become Unstoppable: Network your way up into the Canadian Labour Market

2019-12-24T15:38:10-05:00

Written by Arcelia Camacho, PMP This article was originally published in the PrepCan, online pre-arrival employment services website, https://prepcan.ca/ Meet Miguel Abascal: Immigrant to Canada (2010), Project Manager in the financial industry, relentless volunteer, and co-founder of UnstoppableMe. You have a lot in common with Miguel: You are immigrating to Canada, you want to work in your area of expertise, and you can be unstoppable. Networking opens doors and volunteering is a master key Networking is the #1 career advice you will often get. It is not only a Canadian trend, but it has also always been the [...]

Become Unstoppable: Network your way up into the Canadian Labour Market2019-12-24T15:38:10-05:00

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