WHERE AND HOW TO LOOK FOR A JOB?
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES AND SUPPORT
There are many different jobs available in Ontario – many different occupations are required. Some are regulated, while others are not or are self-regulated.
Ontario’s onboarding programs will help you get started in your profession by providing training, skills development, job search and employment support. Some settlement programs prepare you to become licensed to work in a regulated profession. Others provide you with access to employment opportunities in Ontario through job placement, mentoring and
connecting you with employers.
FINDING A JOB
Finding the right job for you can take time and planning. Finding a job in Ontario can create new opportunities. You can present your resume in many different ways, and networking is often an important part of the job search. Various agencies and supports can help you.
JOB SEARCH SUPPORT
Learn about the Ontario labour market at ontario.ca
Call the Employment Ontario Contact Centre for information and guidance on finding a job at 1-800-387-5656 or visit Employment Ontario at ontario.ca
To receive job search assistance from Employment Ontario organizations, you will need to provide your Social Insurance Number (SIN). To find out when to give your SIN.
YMCA offer a wide range of employment services to newcomers, such as language assessments for job training or training opportunities.
COSTI offers free employment services, refugee services, workshops on skills development
interviewing workshops, enhanced language training and cybersecurity programs, they have several locations in the GTA and specifically offer settlement assistance, housing and job search support for newly arrived Ukrainians in Canada.
For more information on job search or training assistance, call 1-888-562-4769 or visit www.ontario.ca/employment. All services are free of charge.
VALIDATING PRIOR LEARNING
To have your prior learning evaluated, you must submit an application with personal information (e.g., country of education, type of education, name of institution), pay fees, and wait for standard processing times from the following organizations
International Credential Assessment service of Canada provides prior learning assessment services for individuals applying to colleges in Ontario.
World Education Services evaluates the educational credentials of individuals who have been displaced due to unfavorable circumstances in their home country.
Comparative Education Service provides professional assessments so that you can apply for
employment or obtain the licenses needed to practice a profession in Canada. In Ontario, the government regulates over 100 occupations. To get the qualifications you need to practice your profession, check out the resources below:
– Government of Ontario Guidance
– Trade Equivalency Assessment
– Access Centre
JOB SEARCH SITES
When you start your job search, make sure you have a working resume and Cover Letter, each website has a
each website has a section to help you edit and improve your
resume if needed.
LinkedIn is a professional network that is used to find internships, jobs,
establishing and strengthening professional relationships. See here for a guide on how to create a profile
with additional tips for beginners and examples of a step-by-step guide.
Workopolis is the national employment board in Canada. Before applying for a job
you need to create a profile and upload your resume. On their website, there is a section
career guide that contains resources on job search, resume writing, and interviewing.
Monster is a global job site; you can use the website to find jobs all over the world.
to search for jobs all over the world. See here to learn how to narrow your job search by
location, skills, keywords, job types, and more.
Glassdoor is the leader in terms of information about jobs and companies. Before you apply for a job, you can get valuable
for a job, you can get valuable information about a company from employee reviews.
Eluta is a job search engine that specializes in finding new jobs
directly from employers’ websites. It is focused on the winners of the “100 Best
employers in Canada”.
CareerBuilder Canada is an employment website founded in 1995, with offices in
USA, Canada, Europe and Asia. Follow this link to learn how to optimize your
your job search and resume on CareerBuilder.
Some employers today are ready to hire Ukrainians immediately. Job Bank for Ukrainian is a special section in the job bank. A job bank is an employment service for people looking for work and employers looking for employees. You can use the job bank to find jobs near your location.
General tips and tricks for navigating the interview process
When you’re invited to an interview, there are a few best practices to consider:
– Learn about the company: review their “About Us” section to get an idea of
company history, products, and services, and read their media releases to get
up-to-date information on what the company is doing in their community, who they are affiliated with, and if
they have launched a new product.
– Practice: rehearse common interview questions, record and video yourself
yourself on video to understand your communication style, confidence, body language, and
– Dress professionally: for a formal workplace, women can wear dark-colored clothes, a dress with a blazer
color, dress with a blazer, pantsuits, skirt suits. Men can wear
a shirt, blazer and matching pants, as well as a belt with comfortable loafers.
– Prepare specific examples: list specific examples of your work that
match the job description. Use the STAR method (describe the situation, the task, the actions you took, and the outcome of the situation
you did and the outcome of the situation you are describing).
– Bring physical copies of your resume and references: use them to
talk about your abilities and skills.
– Create a list of questions to ask: At the end of the interview, you can
ask the interviewers about the role, their experience in the organization, or general next steps.
The Canadian Human Rights Act prohibits employers from asking the following questions in an interview
the following questions:
1. Country/place of origin and citizenship status
2. Questions about your religion
3. Questions about your age, gender, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity
4. Your marital status
5. Mental, physical health and disability
6. Questions about pardoned crimes
We wish you good luck in your search and easy adaptation!
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