Friday, September 23, 2016

Regional Spotlight: Calgary

 Regional Spotlight: Calgary

By WES Global Talent Bridge
World Education Services

Calgary is the fourth-most common destination for newcomers to Canada. Around 20 percent of the city’s 1.2 million residents are immigrants. It is the largest city in the province of Alberta and the third-largest in Canada. Alberta is known for its oil and gas industry. Since the 1980s, Calgary has focused on other industries to diversify its economy. As a result, Calgary grew into a diverse city with a vibrant arts and culture scene. Calgary’s climate with cooler summers, moderate winters, and the highest number of sunny days per year in Canada is another benefit to consider.

Spotlight on Success: Abdul Kader Azzam—An Alternative Path to Engineering

 Spotlight on Success: Abdul Kader Azzam—An Alternative Path to Engineering
By WES Global Talent Bridge
World Education Services

Skilled newcomers to Canada often find success in alternative jobs and positions that utilize their skills and experience. In the engineering field, for example, many newcomers face the challenge of not yet having a license when searching for employment. Newcomers that have come to ACCES have found success in alternative positions within the sector, many of which do not require relicensing right away. These opportunities provide more options for a skilled newcomer as they gain employment experience in their field of work.

Partner Preview: Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS)

 Partner Preview: Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS)
By WES Global Talent Bridge
World Education Services

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) is a non-profit organization with over 35 years of experience in helping newcomers settle and find employment in the Calgary, Alberta region. With offices across southern Alberta, CCIS offers both free and fee-based services. Programs and workshops are designed to increase the success of all immigrants and refugees.

Surprising Pathways to Career Success in Canada

 Surprising Pathways to Career Success in Canada
By WES Global Talent Bridge
World Education Services 


As the top destinations for immigrants around the world, your decision to immigrate to Canada or the United States is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. 
After you have moved here, finding work in your field will be a high priority for you. Like anyone entering the workforce in North America, it may be difficult at first. 


Career Changes and Identity Loss

 Career Changes and Identity Loss
By Elena Fenrick
Career Navigation Consultant, Active Career

Your decision to immigrate to Canada is one of the best and most important decisions you will ever make. However, keep in mind that immigrating to a new country often disrupts career growth. This can cause skilled immigrants and internationally trained professionals to experience something called “professional identity loss.” Occupation, nature of work, level of responsibility, salary, and stability of work are likely to change after immigration. Adapting to these changes—while maintaining a positive self-image—can be difficult at times. This article will explore how immigrants can overcome career-related identity loss, and will also discuss how creating action plans can help immigrants take a more active role in rebuilding their identities in Canada.

Regulated and Non-Regulated Professions

 Regulated and Non-regulated Professions
By WES Global Talent Bridge
World Education Services

Certain professions in Canada and the United States are regulated to protect public health and safety. The government regulates occupations that affect a large number of people directly, such as those in healthcare, engineering, law, finance, and education. In a regulated profession, you need a license or certificate from the regulatory body that governs that occupation to be employed in that field.

Medical Work in Canada: Internationally Trained Medical Doctors Bridging Program

 Internationally Trained Medical Doctors Bridging Program
By WES Global Talent Bridge
World Education Services

Currently there are over 5,000 internationally trained medical doctors living in Canada who face a number of professional and employment barriers which include unemployment and underemployment.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Helpful Tips for Increasing Your Productivity

 Helpful Tips for Increasing Your Productivity
By Kaitlin Ramby
World Education Services

When you’re a student and you have many deadlines, it’s very important that you work productively. But sometimes, procrastination can get the best of you, and you suddenly find yourself stressing over that test you have tomorrow but haven’t even studied for yet. Luckily, there are ways to ensure this does not happen to you. Read these tips for ways to increase your productivity as a student.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Work in Canada: The Active Career Advancement Project

 The Active Career Advancement Project
By WES Global Talent Bridge
World Education Services

The Active Career Advancement Project (ACAP) works with immigrants who are permanent residents or citizens and having been in Canada for a minimum of 3 years who are currently employed for at least 20 hours per week in a job that underutilizes their education and expertise. The program provides help to internationally trained professionals in three stages: 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Five Effective Tools for Time Management

 Five Effective Tools for Time Management
By Kaitlin Ramby
World Education Services

As a student, you’re constantly juggling multiple things at once. Between exams, projects, group meetings, and extracurricular activities, you need to ensure that you’re managing your time effectively, and there are many online tools and apps out there that can help you do this. Discover five effective time management tools and how they can help.

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