Job Search Workshop for Immigrants (JSW)
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Job Search Workshop for Immigrants (JSW)

*NEW* Job Search Workshop training now available online! Contact us to sign up.
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Planning for your career in Canada

As a newcomer to Canada, you may have questions about how to break into your professional field. You may be struggling with your job search and feel frustrated by the lack of response. The Job Search Workshop (available on-line and in-person) will help you develop a targeted, effective job search plan, focused on what Canadian employers are looking for. Our friendly and experienced staff will guide you through the training program and will help lead you towards reaching your career goals.


What will I learn?

Career Exploration

  • The Canadian company perspective of employment – what employers are looking for
  • Labour market information (LMI) – discover the skills, education and other requirements and salary for your desired occupation in Canada


  • How to describe your work history, training and education within a Canadian context
  • How to effectively sell your skills and accomplishments


  • Networking techniques including how to conduct an information interview
  • Preparing to network - how to present oneself in a professional manner
  • Do’s and dont's of professional networking
  • Internationally Trained Professionals seeking employment in the same or related field of training and/or experience
  • CLB 5 or higher and basic computer literacy skills

Additional suitability requirements may apply for individuals wanting to attend specialized JSW workshops.

What is my experience and how can I help a Canadian company?

  • What do Canadian companies want?
  • How can I present my professional accomplishments to employers?

Can I do this job where I live?

  • Learning about one’s field in a Canadian context
  • Understanding the elements of job postings
  • What companies are in my city?

Who do I need to meet?

  • How to present oneself – creating a 30-second commercial / “elevator speech”
  • What is an information interview?
  • How do I build a network in my new community?

The first step is to speak to one of our experienced staff to see if the Job Search Workshop program is right for you. Please call (519-822-4141) or visit our Guelph location for more information.

Not the right program for you? No problem. Contact us to get information about the other employment services available in your community

This program is funded by the Government of Canada through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada