Each year our CanPrep program helps hundreds of newcomers start preparing for employment before arriving in Canada. Our Employment Specialists guide each participant through how to conduct a job search in Canada, participate in online mentoring, learn about their specific industry, connect with employers and apply for jobs.
Internationally trained professionals who enroll in the CanPrep program arrive in Canada well-prepared to find positions that fully utilize their skills and education.
Tasneem, a Marketing Specialist from Bangladesh, participated in the CanPrep program. Here is what he has to say about his experience.
Isn’t it remarkable how time flies? I have now spent four seasons in Canada. [I wanted to] thank you for the greatest gift of all in my first year here. You listened to my story and shared your views on the industry and job market here. I feel indebted to you for sharing knowledge with me; each [step of the CanPrep program] has contributed to making me the person that I am today.
The last year brought with it the challenges expected with moving to a new country. After 11 years of [short term] marketing roles in different countries, I was “between jobs” for about 5 months. But I came across the term “up-skilling”, and then made the most of it during summer. I got Google AdWords certified, completed an online diploma in digital marketing, earned an email marketing certification, learned basics of UX design, HTML & CSS, and built a portfolio. My short term contract was replaced with a permanent account management role.
Tasneem accessed the following resources through our program:
- One on one sessions with CanPrep Employment Specialist through Skype and Email
- Canadian job search advice and support based on individual needs
- Resume building tool
- Employer Connections – job board connecting to job postings that match candidates’ profiles
- Self-directed e-learning courses
What was the lasting result of Tasneem’s participation? He says “I have started to find my feet in Canada. Thanks to you.”