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HEADLINE
MEDIA
DATE
EXCERPT
HEADLINENight shift as security officer, a survival job for many immigrants (May 29/11, Canadian Immigrant)
MEDIA
Canadian Immigrant
DATE
May 29, 2011
EXCERPT

It may be a cliché, but many skilled, educated newcomers are still finding themselves working as security officers, trolling shopping malls and condominiums. >> Security

Programs & Events

Sectors:
IT (Information technology), Office administration
Type:
Job search, Mentoring, Women
Location(s):
GTA-Central
Start Date:
Ongoing
Minimum CLB:
6
Sectors:
All
Type:
Job search
Organizers:
Mennonite New Life Centre
Location(s):
GTA-North, North York
Start Date:
Ongoing
Minimum CLB:
5
Sectors:
IT (Information technology)
Type:
Bridging
Organizers:
ACCES Employment, Ryerson University
Location(s):
GTA-West, Brampton
Start Date:
Not yet confirmed or scheduled
Minimum CLB:
8

Work to Consider

Information and Communications Technology

There is currently tremendous demand in Canada for talent in the information technology sector (commonly referred to as ICT, for “Information and Communications Technology”). There is no question that employers are keen to hire qualified newcomers. Immigrants already represent over 40% of the ICT workforce in Canada. However, while job opportunities are plentiful, newcomers may have some difficulty finding work, due to language proficiency or unfamiliarity with Canada’s workplace culture. Fortunately, there are many programs, training opportunities, job services, and job fairs that can help qualified newcomers find employment in this industry.

Restaurants and Quick Service

An overview of jobs available in the restaurant industry including the types of employers; expected compensation; English speaking requirements; regulation and certification; training opportunities; apprenticeships; and a job market outlook.

Construction Trades

An overview of job opportunities in the construction trades in the GTA, with discussion of occupations in this sector; types of employers; expected compensation; English speaking requirement; licensing and training requirements; apprenticeships and other training programs available; and stories in the media.

Security guard work

An overview of job opportunities as a security guard in the GTA, with discussion of different occupational roles in this sector; types of employers; expected compensation; English speaking and licensing requirements; training programs available; and stories in the media about newcomers working in security.

Early Childhood Care and Education

An overview of job opportunities and self-employment in early childhood care and education in the Province of Ontario, with discussion of occupations in this sector; types of employers; expected compensation; English speaking requirement; licensing and training requirements; and training programs available.

Tips & Leads

Bridging Programs: A Guide for Newcomers

Bridge training programs are for all immigrant newcomers (and not just refugees) who already have a combination of international post-secondary education and work experience, as well as a high level of English proficiency.