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

Beware of Scams Targeting Newcomers to Canada

2020-01-01T12:52:06-05:00

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay After speaking to one of our mentors, I thought it would be useful to write about common scams going on in Canada. In particular, several scams are targeting newcomers who are looking for their first job. Please be careful when applying to jobs and interacting with different people you meet online! Here's a message I received recently. Read it carefully and think: would I apply to this job? From: Helena M. Subject: HR Representative Job Greetings! We reviewed your resume. You are an excellent candidate for our position. If you are [...]

Beware of Scams Targeting Newcomers to Canada2020-01-01T12:52:06-05:00

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

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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