Newcomer Employment Readiness

It’s Tax Season! If you are a newcomer to Canada – make sure to visit the Government of Canada site to learn about what tax credits are available to you, and how to file your taxes. 

Are you new to Canada and looking for work?

Become a Connectee in the Connector Program and benefit from direct contact with people who are in the habit of making introductions and connecting others to opportunities. Through one-on-one meetings with Connectors who work in your field you will:

  • Learn about the local job market
  • Enhance your networking skills
  • Build a professional network
  • Improve your job search

How do I qualify?

Below are the common qualifications for most Connector Programs (please contact a program near you for specific program qualifications):

  • Hold a valid work permit and have immigrated to Canada within the last five years.
  • Currently living in Canada with the intent to work and stay in Canada.
  • Have sufficient English or French language capability to be employable and to be functional to work in Canada.
  • Employment ready with sufficient resume and interview skills.

There are 32 Connector Communities across Canada and 6 International Communities with more to come. For more information on the Connector Program, contact a program in your area today!

Employment Resources

If you are looking to grow your career in Canada, the Skilled Immigrant Career Success Guide by Windmill Microlending can help you understand how to move forward in your career in Canada. Windmill Microlending has also produced the Immigrant Career Planning Guide, which will lead you in the right direction.

Click the buttons below for resources to help you prepare for the job market in Canada.

Networking Tips
Canadian Workplace Culture
Labour Market Information
Key Industry Sectors
Interviewing Tips
Resume Building Tips

 For general information check out Job Junctions’ Job Search Tips and National Job Boards. You can also check out ACCES Employment’s bank of webinars on all topics related to job searching in the Canadian context.

If you are looking to transition to a new career, try “OpportuNext”, a career transition tool from Future Skills Centre.

Become a Connectee

To become a Connectee, please contact the Connector Program in your area