Employment seminars. Do you need them?

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Do you need employment seminars?

5 reasons for attending career seminars:

  1. Learn new techniques
    • Seminars share new practices to help you adapt to the Canadian labour market.
    • They provide tools to help you succeed.
    • Learn how to get employed and stay employed.
    • All these services are free.

  2. Get personalized help from experts
    • Career coaches or counsellors give free consultations.
    • They give one-on-one coaching.
    • Coaches can be your references.
      • They know your professional history.
      • Ask their permission first.

  3. Networking
    • You meet all kinds of people at employment seminars.
    • They can become your friends and contacts.
    • They are good sources of job opportunities.

  4. Job matching services
    • Most immigrant-serving organizations that hold seminars have a job bank.
    • They provide job leads.
    • They can assist you when making an application.
    • Some can recommend you to their employer-contacts.

  5. Source of motivation
    • Seminars encourage you to persist in your job search.
    • HR experts who understand your situation will support you.
    • Learn from the experience of other job-seekers.

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Community Resources

Settlement Pre-Arrival Online (SOPA) for free pre-arrival services for job readiness and retention.

Manitoba Job Skills and Development Centres.

Manitoba Start serves permanent residents in Manitoba. They have employment training programs. They also connect you to other services that you may need.

SUCCESS Skills Center is a resource center for internationally educated individuals and skilled workers.

Accueil Francophone has settlement and employment services for French-speaking immigrants.

Immigrant Centre has settlement and employment services for permanent residents, refugees, temporary residents and temporary foreign workers, international students, visitors and Canadian citizens.

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