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Resume writing has become a science. Most managers, studies claim, spend less than a minute in going through a resume before deciding whether it is worth pursuing or not. So, you have to make your impression within that time. You have to be grammatically correct and the laws of the language are universal. What is not universal though is the prerequisites of the reader of the resume – in this … [Read more...]

Loan Program to Help Foreign Professionals

The Canadian government has launched an 18-million dollar loan program to help immigrant professionals get their foreign credentials recognized in the country. The three-year program, called The Foreign Credential Recognition Loans Pilot, will run in three provinces – British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan. It will be run through selected community agencies, and will provide loans to help … [Read more...]

Canada Launches New National Occupations Classification

The Canadian government has made changes to the way professions and jobs are defined in the country. These changes are reflected in the new National Occupation Classification (NOC) 2011. The NOC 2011 is in a way an amalgamation of the traditional NOC, defined by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada – a federal ministry in charge of human resources development—and the National … [Read more...]

New Jobs in Eastern, Western Canada

Eastern Canada and the western province of Alberta are looking for thousands of professionals in a number of fields, from IT to health care and engineering. And with demand running high, recruiters from these regions are flocking to major Canadian centres such as Toronto, which have the supply. According to Albert Girard from the Enterprise Greater Moncton, which is a partnership agency … [Read more...]

Jobs in Oil and Gas Sector

Whether you are geologist, drilling waste officer or a mechanical engineer, Canada’s oil and gas industry might have a job for you. According to the website infooil.com, there are thousands of jobs in the western Canadian province of Alberta, known for its oilsands resources. While many other sectors are fragile with lowered demand, the oil sector is booming. For more information on the … [Read more...]

The Rising Demand for Qualified Personnel

There is an irony in the workplace: unemployment is growing but at the same time companies say they are finding it ever more difficult to find the right people for openings. This challenge faced by companies is a global issue, and appears to be particularly high in specialist jobs. This is according to a recent report by the global employment agency, Manpower. The US-based firm with global … [Read more...]

Trends in Work-from-Home Jobs

As the working world changes, there are ever increasing people looking to work from home. According to a US-based jobs site, FlexJobs.com, the following are some of the hottest fields for such jobs: Education Jobs include remote tutors, enrolment specialists and financial aid representatives. Bilingual Jobs These include communications, education, research, sales and online … [Read more...]

New Website to Help Jobseekers and Students

  Canada’s unemployment has been slow to go down after the recession, but what is surprising, or perhaps not surprising, is that many employers say they are struggling without qualified personnel. So, the Canadian government has come up with a new website. Running under workingincanada.gc.ca, the website is a treasure trove for those seeking jobs and for employers. The main search … [Read more...]

One-Stop Application Site For Immigrant Doctors

Starting late 2012, immigrant doctors in Canada will be able to start their licencing process through a one-stop, and not thirteen separate, shopping websites. This is possible through a joint initiative launched by the Medical Council of Canada and the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada, and through a 2.8 million dollar grant from the Canadian government’s Foreign … [Read more...]

New Program Helps Foreign-Trained Architects

Canada is rolling out a new program designed to help foreign-trained architects get necessary local accreditation and eventually jobs in their field. The 1.6 million dollar foreign credentials program, titled Integration of Broadly Experienced Foreign Architects in Canada project, has two key components: the creation of a “fair, efficient and timely” national system to evaluate and licence … [Read more...]

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