Learn effective ways to integrate into the Canadian job market.
Integrating into the workforce is one of the most important goals for Canadian newcomers. Workplace Preparation is a FREE program offered to qualified newcomers that have considerable background and experience from their country and are looking for a job in Canada. We have a new intake every six weeks.
Apply now. Start September 15
In the program you will:
- expand your understanding about your profession in Canada.
- build a professional network within your field of interest and gain access to the hidden job market.
- develop strong job search and interview techniques, and develop effective cover letters and resumes to highlight your skills.
- earn up to five micro-certifications supported by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.
- have the opportunity to participate in the Newcomer Mentorship Program.
- Permanent residents of Canada or protected persons (with Notice of Decision) living in Ontario.
- With international education and relevant work experience from their country.
- With current proof of their Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) assessment at level 7 or higher
- Don't have proof of CLB assessment? Contact YMCA Immigrant Services to book an appointment to take the assessment. YMCA's phone number is (905) 662-9400 or (905) 526-8452
- The test has no cost for permanent residents and protected persons.
Attend an information session to learn how the program can help you advance your career:
- Thursday, July 29, from 12-1 pm
- Tuesday, August 17, from 3-4 pm
- Thursday, September 2, from 12-1 pm
Manoj Lalit credits the Workplace Preparation program at Mohawk College with getting two offers of jobs in his field. Manoj is an Accounts Payable (Finance & Accounting) professional from India with 15 years of experience. He began looking for work when he first arrived in Canada but became discouraged because he didn’t get any responses to his applications. He realized he needed to learn how to look for a job in Canada and that he needed expert guidance. He turned to the Workplace Preparation Program at Mohawk College and says that this program helped him to... continue reading