Free Workplace Preparation

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Do you have education and work experience from your country but can't find the right job in Canada?

Integrating into the workforce is one of the most important goals when you're new to Canada. However, many internationally trained professionals face multiple challenges during the job search: lack of professional connections, interview questions related to their "Canadian work experience", and limited knowledge of the workplace culture.

Workplace Preparation (also known as Enhanced Language Training) is a FREE program offered to qualified newcomers that are looking for a job. In the program, you will receive all the support you need to overcome those barriers so that you can successfully integrate into the Canadian job market. There is a new intake every six weeks.

Apply today. Start in January!

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Program highlights

  • Flexible full-time and part-time format.
  • Expand your understanding of 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.
  • Add to your resume up to five micro-credentials issued by Mohawk College and supported by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.
  • Connect with a mentor to help you progress your career in Canada. (Newcomer Mentorship Program)

Who is eligible?

  • Permanent residents of Canada or protected persons (with Notice of Decision) living in Ontario.
  • With international education and relevant work experience from another 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.

Program schedule and delivery format

There is a new intake every six weeks. Next intakes:

  • January 10 to February 17, 2022
  • February 28 to April 7, 2022
  • April 18 to May 30, 2022
  • June 6 to July 14, 2022

The program offers a flexible modular with two intakes. Based on your needs and goals, you choose the modules you want to take.

 

Intake 1
 
Module name Description Interactive Zoom session
Labour Market Expand your understanding of your profession and stay current in your field in Canada with a research project. Mondays, from 10 to 11:15 am
Job Search Techniques Identify job opportunities, access the hidden job market, and make your job application stand out. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 to 11:15 am
Workplace Communication Enhance your teamwork and problem-solving skills. Wednesdays, from 10 to 11:15 am
Intake 2
 
Module Description Interactive Zoom session
Labour Market (for new students) Expand your understanding of your profession and stay current in your field in Canada with a research project. Mondays, from 10 to 11:15 am
Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interview Techniques Learn the essentials of portfolios, resumes and cover letters, and develop your job interview skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 to 11:15 am
Workplace Communication Strengthen your workplace communication skills. Wednesdays, from 10 to 11:15 am

Time commitment and technology requirements:

  • Interactive Zoom sessions: 10:00-11:15 am on the day when a given module is delivered.
  • Individual work per day per module: approximately 2-3 hrs.
  • You need to have access to a computer or laptop with a camera, microphone, and sound as well as an Internet connection.

How micro-credentials can support your job search?

Micro-credentials are digital badges that are valuable for potential employees.

They have labour market value because:

  • they're tailored to the employer or industry needs

  • they're designed to target high-demand skills with the goal of leading to faster hiring

  • they help match work-ready employees with gaps in the labour market.

Questions?

Contact Lillearnenglish [at] mohawkcollege.ca (subject: Question%20about%20Workplace%20Preparation%20Program)
By phone: 905-575-1212 Ext. 3092


Attend an information session and learn how the program can support your career goals

 

Student Testimonials

manoj lalit

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


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