Don Cherry Fired

  Why do high profile media personalities like Don Cherry make inappropriate comments towards immigrants regarding world war issues without knowing the facts? Is it ego, or perhaps just lack of understanding. Whatever the reason, it is unacceptable in 2019. During Hockey Night In Canada broadcast he said, "You people love, that come here, whatever [...]

By |2019-11-12T17:20:29-08:00November 12th, 2019|Businesses, Organization, Recent Immigrants|Comments Off on Don Cherry Fired

Who is a True Canadian?

Who is a true Canadian? Is it Justin Beaver? Or is it Celine Dion? Perhaps it is Margaret Atwood or Aubrey Drake Graham? Recently an elderly man came up to Jagmit Singh, leader of the New Democratic Party, suggesting him to cut off his turban so he can look more like a Canadian. "In Rome, [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:12:56-07:00October 18th, 2019|Businesses, Recent Immigrants|Comments Off on Who is a True Canadian?

Interviewing

    This is the third and final segment from Vervoe, a publication that covers various issues such as flexible working, branding, automation, how-tos and tips on interview scripts, tests and more. Verve helps organizations such as Uber to assess a candidate’s accomplishments and style in order to get to the right hiring choice.  This article [...]

By |2019-06-21T10:34:10-07:00June 21st, 2019|Businesses, Employement, Organization, Recent Immigrants|Comments Off on Interviewing

Pre-employment assessment, skill testing and interviewing:

In the coming weeks I will be posting a number of segments from Vervoe, a publication that covers various issues such as flexible working, branding, automation, how-tos and tips on interview scripts, tests and more. Verve helps organizations such as Uber to assess a candidate’s accomplishments and style in order to get to the right [...]

By |2019-06-18T15:10:57-07:00June 5th, 2019|Businesses, Employement, Organization, Recent Immigrants|Comments Off on Pre-employment assessment, skill testing and interviewing:

Canada Welcomes Syrian Refugees

This week Canada has allowed in close to 10,000  Syrian refugees and in the next couple of months another 15,000 will call Canada their homeland. This kind of gesture is important for wealthy nations such as  Canada, especially when much of this nation is comprised of immigrants from around the world. However, there will be [...]

By |2016-12-05T21:48:16-08:00January 14th, 2016|Recent Immigrants|Comments Off on Canada Welcomes Syrian Refugees

Career, Education and Settlement Fair

  As a keynote speaker at the Career, Education and Settlement Fair, I will be talking about “8 Key Steps to Getting Hired”.  There are many newly arrived immigrants and other Canadians who have the skills but are lacking that little edge to get into the workplace. This one day free session presented by the [...]

By |2016-12-05T21:48:27-08:00December 11th, 2013|Employement, Recent Immigrants|Comments Off on Career, Education and Settlement Fair

Adaptability is Vital to Being Successful

As a guest lecturer at various post-secondary education institutions I get the opportunity to assist new professional immigrants to enter the Canadian workforce. The majority of these individuals are extremely keen, and highly educated such as doctors, engineers and teachers. Although they want to enter their professions but some of them still resist change because [...]

By |2016-12-05T21:48:31-08:00July 3rd, 2013|Recent Immigrants|Comments Off on Adaptability is Vital to Being Successful

New Immigrants: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Coming to a new country such as Canada or any other western nation can be extremely difficult. First it is the language, then trying to find employment and then there is just simply fitting in! But what sets apart one immigrant from another when it comes to making themselves not only comfortable but also feeling [...]

By |2016-12-05T21:48:31-08:00June 19th, 2013|Recent Immigrants|Comments Off on New Immigrants: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Wanting to be Accepted

In May’s edition I was featured in Canadian Immigrant, and since I have received overwhelming support and inquiries from how to look for a job to how to stay motivated in career/life/networking, etc. in Canada. The story in the national magazine profiled me growing up as an immigrant, orphan child in a small sawmill town [...]

By |2016-12-05T21:48:31-08:00June 5th, 2013|Recent Immigrants|Comments Off on Wanting to be Accepted

Soft Skills Critical for New Immigrants

Finding a good job is a daunting task for any person, but for a new immigrant this can be even more challenging. In many instances their work experience or education credentials are not recognized. But there is even something more lurking underneath which many new immigrants fail to understand. After the interview, many qualified applicants [...]

By |2016-12-05T21:48:31-08:00January 30th, 2013|Recent Immigrants|Comments Off on Soft Skills Critical for New Immigrants