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How to Find a Job in Canada : Common Problems and Effective Solutions / Efim Cheinis, Dale Sproule.

By: Cheinis, Efim, 1931-.
Contributor(s): Sproule, Dale, 1953-.
Series: Canadian newcomer series. Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, 2008Description: xvii, 381 p. : ill., map, ports. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780195427950 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Immigrants -- Employment -- Canada | Job hunting -- Canada -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Immigrants -- Travail -- Canada | Recherche d'emploi -- Canada -- Guides, manuels, etc
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''How to Find a Job in Canada: Common Problems and Effective Solutions is a complete job guide that addresses topics from a newcomer's perspective, such as resume writing, composing cover letters, and interviewing techniques. The book also features topics that are specific to immigrants' concerns, including pre-arrival preparation, survival jobs, and newcomer employment services.
Written in clear language, the chapters are presented in a problem and solution format on two-page spreads along with tips and real-life experiences from immigrants and employers. ''How to Find a Job in Canada provides the necessary guidance for newcomers to overcome problem of having no Canadian experience, while helping them reach their full potential in the Canadian job market.
Who will this book help? People who aren't reaching their full potential in their Canadian careers Newcomers who want to know their training and education options Immigrants who are trying to understand how to find a job in Canada People preparing to immigrate to Canada
Written by Efim Cheinis, a Russian immigrant who lived through the difficulties of finding a job in Canada, and Dale Sproule, the publisher of Canadian Newcomer Magazine, this book combines their experiences and knowledge.'' (Book Cover)
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Foreword
Introduction
Section 1: Preparation
Unit 1: Before You Arrive 1.1 Newcomers and the Canadian Job Market 1.2 What Are Your Pros and Cons? 1.3 Making Your Pre-departure Plan 1.4 How Your Occupation Is Classified in Canada 1.5 Regulated Occupations in Canada 1.6 Evaluating Your Credentials 1.7 Organize Your References 1.8 Create an Inventory of Your Skills 1.9 Upgrade Your Skill with Distance Education 1.10 The Canadian Immigration Integration Project 1.11 Helpful Guides for Newcomers 1.12 Making Your Arrival Plan 1.13 Unit Summary
Unit 2: Preparing for Your Job Search 2.1 The Art of Job Searching in Canada 2.2 The Art of the Follow-Up 2.3 Applying for a Social Insurance Number of Work Permit 2.4 Understanding Your Skills and Qualifications 2.5 Understanding Employability Skills 2.6 Improve Your Language Skills 2.7 Obtaining a Professional License in Canada 2.8 Changing Your Occupation 2.9 Human Resources in Canada 2.10 Finding Information in Public Libraries 2.11 Canadian Job Market Futures 2.12 Social Assistance for the Unemployed 2.13 Gain Canadian Experience 2.14 Volunteering in Canada 2.15 Create Your Portfolio 2.16 How to Fill Out Job Application Forms 2.17 Unit Summary
Unit 3: Studying in Canada 3.1 Study for Success 3.2 What to Choose - College or University? 3.3 Applying for College 3.4 Applying for University 3.5 Applying for a Student Loan 3.6 Scholarships in Canada 3.7 Canadian Apprenticeships 3.8 Free Adult Education 3.9 Continuing Education 3.10 Unit Summary
Unit 4: Survival Jobs 4.1 Survival Jobs 4.2 Temporary Job Agencies 4.3 Caregivers 4.4 Security Guards 4.5 Cleaners 4.6 Drivers 4.7 Labourers 4.8 The Food Industry 4.9 Seasonal Work 4.10 Unit Summary
Section 2: Your Job Search
Unit 5: The Visible Job Market 5.1 The Visible Job Market 5.2 Newspaper Classified Ads 5.3 Magazine Job Ads 5.4 Job-Scam Ads 5.5 Provincial Job Banks 5.6 Industrial Job Banks 5.7 Responding to Job Ads 5.8 Unit Summary
Unit 6: The Hidden Job Market 6.1 The Hidden Job Market 6.2 Find Employers Locally, Provincially, and Nationally 6.3 Find Employers by Industry 6.4 The Art of Networking 6.5 Cold Calls 6.6 Cold-Calling Script 6.7 Job Fairs 6.8 Employment Agencies 6.9 Resume Banks 6.10 Unit Summary
Unit 7: Employment Services in Canada 7.1 Service Canada Centres 7.2 Employment Resource Centres 7.3 Professional and Trade Associations in Canada 7.4 Job Finding Clubs 7.5 Employment Resources for Young People 7.6 Employment Resources for Women 7.7 Employment Programs for Mature or Disabled Workers 7.8 Unit Summary
Unit 8: Career Assistance for New Canadians 8.1 Newcomers Employment Services 8.2 ERCs for Newcomers 8.3 Assisted Job-Search Programs 8.4 Support for Tradespeople 8.5 Mentoring Programs 8.6 Immigrant Employment Loan Program 8.7 Bridge-Training Programs 8.8 Foreign Credentials Referral Office 8.9 Skills International Service 8.10 Unit Summary
Unit 9: Resume Writing 9.1 What Is a Resume? 9.2 Preparing to Write Your Resume 9.3 How to Write a Resume in Chronological Format 9.4 How to Write a Resume in Functional Format 9.5 How to Write a Sample Resume in Chronological Format 9.6 A Sample Resume in Functional Format 9.7 How to Write an Electronic Format 9.8 A Sample Resume in Electronic Format 9.9 Resumes for Specific Occupations 9.10 Typical Mistakes in Newcomers' Resumes 9.11 Writing a Top-Quality Cover Letter 9.12 Distributing Your Resume 9.13 Why Didn't You Get an Interview? 9.14 Unit Summary
Unit 10: Effective Interviewing 10.1 How Do Interviews Work? 10.2 The Telephone Interview 10.3 The Informational Interview 10.4 Preparing for Interviews 10.5 Effective Interview Behaviours 10.6 What Questions Will Be Asked at the Interviews? 10.7 How to Answer Behavioural Questions 10.8 Questions about Immigration and Culture 10.9 Recognize and Deal with Illegal Questions 10.10 Questions You Should Ask at an Interview 10.11 After the Interview 10.12 Negotiating a Job Offer 10.13 Why Weren't You Hired? 10.14 Unit Summary
Unit 11: Internet Resources 11.1 A Look at the World Wide Web 11.2 Internet Job-Searching Help 11.3 Learning Internet Job-Hunting Skills 11.4 Job Search Engines 11.5 Using Job Alert 11.6 Unit Summary
Section 3: You're Hired - Now What?
Unit 12: How to Start and Maintain a New Job 12.1 Understanding Employer Expectations 12.2 Workplace Culture and Etiquette 12.3 Emotional Intelligence 12.4 Your First Days at a New Job 12.5 Build Good Relationships with Your Co-Workers 12.6 Build a Working Relationship with Your Manager Conflicts at Work Manage Your Career Unit Summary
Unit 13: Your Rights at Work 13.1 Employment and Labour Standards 13.2 Hours of Work and Overtime 13.3 Wages and Salaries 13.4 Vacation Time 13.5 Special Leaves 13.6 Health and Safety Rules in the Workplace 13.7 Human Rights 13.8 Trade Unions in Canada 13.9 Termination of Employment 13.10 Employment Insurance 13.11 Unit Summary
Section 4: Provincial and Territorial Job Markets
Unit 14: Provincial and Territorial Job Markets 14.1 British Columbia 14.2 Vancouver 14.3 Alberta 14.4 Calgary 14.5 Edmonton 14.6 Saskatchewan 14.7 Manitoba 14.8 Ontario 14.9 Toronto 14.10 Ottawa and Eastern Ontario 14.11 Ontario's Industrial Heartland 14.12 Quebec (The Province) 14.13 Montreal 14.14 New Brunswick 14.15 Prince Edward Island 14.16 Nova Scotia 14.17 Newfoundland and Labrador 14.18 Canada's Territories 14.19 Unit Summary
Authors'Final Thoughts Where Are They Now? About the Authors
Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

''How to Find a Job in Canada: Common Problems and Effective Solutions is a complete job guide that addresses topics from a newcomer's perspective, such as resume writing, composing cover letters, and interviewing techniques. The book also features topics that are specific to immigrants' concerns, including pre-arrival preparation, survival jobs, and newcomer employment services.

Written in clear language, the chapters are presented in a problem and solution format on two-page spreads along with tips and real-life experiences from immigrants and employers. ''How to Find a Job in Canada provides the necessary guidance for newcomers to overcome problem of having no Canadian experience, while helping them reach their full potential in the Canadian job market.

Who will this book help? People who aren't reaching their full potential in their Canadian careers Newcomers who want to know their training and education options Immigrants who are trying to understand how to find a job in Canada People preparing to immigrate to Canada

Written by Efim Cheinis, a Russian immigrant who lived through the difficulties of finding a job in Canada, and Dale Sproule, the publisher of Canadian Newcomer Magazine, this book combines their experiences and knowledge.'' (Book Cover)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Foreword

Introduction

Section 1: Preparation

Unit 1: Before You Arrive 1.1 Newcomers and the Canadian Job Market 1.2 What Are Your Pros and Cons? 1.3 Making Your Pre-departure Plan 1.4 How Your Occupation Is Classified in Canada 1.5 Regulated Occupations in Canada 1.6 Evaluating Your Credentials 1.7 Organize Your References 1.8 Create an Inventory of Your Skills 1.9 Upgrade Your Skill with Distance Education 1.10 The Canadian Immigration Integration Project 1.11 Helpful Guides for Newcomers 1.12 Making Your Arrival Plan 1.13 Unit Summary

Unit 2: Preparing for Your Job Search 2.1 The Art of Job Searching in Canada 2.2 The Art of the Follow-Up 2.3 Applying for a Social Insurance Number of Work Permit 2.4 Understanding Your Skills and Qualifications 2.5 Understanding Employability Skills 2.6 Improve Your Language Skills 2.7 Obtaining a Professional License in Canada 2.8 Changing Your Occupation 2.9 Human Resources in Canada 2.10 Finding Information in Public Libraries 2.11 Canadian Job Market Futures 2.12 Social Assistance for the Unemployed 2.13 Gain Canadian Experience 2.14 Volunteering in Canada 2.15 Create Your Portfolio 2.16 How to Fill Out Job Application Forms 2.17 Unit Summary

Unit 3: Studying in Canada 3.1 Study for Success 3.2 What to Choose - College or University? 3.3 Applying for College 3.4 Applying for University 3.5 Applying for a Student Loan 3.6 Scholarships in Canada 3.7 Canadian Apprenticeships 3.8 Free Adult Education 3.9 Continuing Education 3.10 Unit Summary

Unit 4: Survival Jobs 4.1 Survival Jobs 4.2 Temporary Job Agencies 4.3 Caregivers 4.4 Security Guards 4.5 Cleaners 4.6 Drivers 4.7 Labourers 4.8 The Food Industry 4.9 Seasonal Work 4.10 Unit Summary

Section 2: Your Job Search

Unit 5: The Visible Job Market 5.1 The Visible Job Market 5.2 Newspaper Classified Ads 5.3 Magazine Job Ads 5.4 Job-Scam Ads 5.5 Provincial Job Banks 5.6 Industrial Job Banks 5.7 Responding to Job Ads 5.8 Unit Summary

Unit 6: The Hidden Job Market 6.1 The Hidden Job Market 6.2 Find Employers Locally, Provincially, and Nationally 6.3 Find Employers by Industry 6.4 The Art of Networking 6.5 Cold Calls 6.6 Cold-Calling Script 6.7 Job Fairs 6.8 Employment Agencies 6.9 Resume Banks 6.10 Unit Summary

Unit 7: Employment Services in Canada 7.1 Service Canada Centres 7.2 Employment Resource Centres 7.3 Professional and Trade Associations in Canada 7.4 Job Finding Clubs 7.5 Employment Resources for Young People 7.6 Employment Resources for Women 7.7 Employment Programs for Mature or Disabled Workers 7.8 Unit Summary

Unit 8: Career Assistance for New Canadians 8.1 Newcomers Employment Services 8.2 ERCs for Newcomers 8.3 Assisted Job-Search Programs 8.4 Support for Tradespeople 8.5 Mentoring Programs 8.6 Immigrant Employment Loan Program 8.7 Bridge-Training Programs 8.8 Foreign Credentials Referral Office 8.9 Skills International Service 8.10 Unit Summary

Unit 9: Resume Writing 9.1 What Is a Resume? 9.2 Preparing to Write Your Resume 9.3 How to Write a Resume in Chronological Format 9.4 How to Write a Resume in Functional Format 9.5 How to Write a Sample Resume in Chronological Format 9.6 A Sample Resume in Functional Format 9.7 How to Write an Electronic Format 9.8 A Sample Resume in Electronic Format 9.9 Resumes for Specific Occupations 9.10 Typical Mistakes in Newcomers' Resumes 9.11 Writing a Top-Quality Cover Letter 9.12 Distributing Your Resume 9.13 Why Didn't You Get an Interview? 9.14 Unit Summary

Unit 10: Effective Interviewing 10.1 How Do Interviews Work? 10.2 The Telephone Interview 10.3 The Informational Interview 10.4 Preparing for Interviews 10.5 Effective Interview Behaviours 10.6 What Questions Will Be Asked at the Interviews? 10.7 How to Answer Behavioural Questions 10.8 Questions about Immigration and Culture 10.9 Recognize and Deal with Illegal Questions 10.10 Questions You Should Ask at an Interview 10.11 After the Interview 10.12 Negotiating a Job Offer 10.13 Why Weren't You Hired? 10.14 Unit Summary

Unit 11: Internet Resources 11.1 A Look at the World Wide Web 11.2 Internet Job-Searching Help 11.3 Learning Internet Job-Hunting Skills 11.4 Job Search Engines 11.5 Using Job Alert 11.6 Unit Summary

Section 3: You're Hired - Now What?

Unit 12: How to Start and Maintain a New Job 12.1 Understanding Employer Expectations 12.2 Workplace Culture and Etiquette 12.3 Emotional Intelligence 12.4 Your First Days at a New Job 12.5 Build Good Relationships with Your Co-Workers 12.6 Build a Working Relationship with Your Manager Conflicts at Work Manage Your Career Unit Summary

Unit 13: Your Rights at Work 13.1 Employment and Labour Standards 13.2 Hours of Work and Overtime 13.3 Wages and Salaries 13.4 Vacation Time 13.5 Special Leaves 13.6 Health and Safety Rules in the Workplace 13.7 Human Rights 13.8 Trade Unions in Canada 13.9 Termination of Employment 13.10 Employment Insurance 13.11 Unit Summary

Section 4: Provincial and Territorial Job Markets

Unit 14: Provincial and Territorial Job Markets 14.1 British Columbia 14.2 Vancouver 14.3 Alberta 14.4 Calgary 14.5 Edmonton 14.6 Saskatchewan 14.7 Manitoba 14.8 Ontario 14.9 Toronto 14.10 Ottawa and Eastern Ontario 14.11 Ontario's Industrial Heartland 14.12 Quebec (The Province) 14.13 Montreal 14.14 New Brunswick 14.15 Prince Edward Island 14.16 Nova Scotia 14.17 Newfoundland and Labrador 14.18 Canada's Territories 14.19 Unit Summary

Authors'Final Thoughts Where Are They Now? About the Authors

Index

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