Students share their experience with the Programs for Newcomers
There are many different obstacles internationally trained professionals have to navigate and solve once here in Canada. Prior to starting Workplace Preparation program (also known as WPP), I found myself needing a much clearer path for landing in my field in Canada. Five months prior to starting the program, I was struggling with coming to the realization that I was no longer working in my professional field. This can be overwhelming initially and challenging at times to move past.
WPP helped highlight some of those barriers and how to overcome them. Having the opportunity to be in an academic environment, sharing and gaining knowledge with everyone in the program positively affected my well-being, allowing me to adapt more smoothly and better understand how to effectively apply within my field of work in Canada.
Jaime has a background in Architectural Technology
A valuable lesson I’ve learned from the Workplace Preparation Program was to know and use the NOC list. I knew of its existence before, however I did not know in which way it could be helpful for my career. I believe the more we know, we will be better prepared to understand the Canadian job market, we will be capable of negotiating a salary, and research for similar jobs that we might have overlooked for not being aware.
The motivation that we are given in class about how our contribution to the local job market is important as internationally trained professionals, it gives us the confidence we need to look for the jobs that are going to be appropriate for us.
Paula is a Marketing Management professional
Thi Lan Phuong (Julia) Hoang
Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT)
What I really liked about the OSLT course is how it made me realize the cultural differences that are linked to everyday life and the workplace. I have a much better understanding of Canadian culture and how to deal with Canadian people in an effective way.
Abdulbary has a background as a Security System Engineer
A good course can help the new comer to be happy, fearless and successful in a new environment. OSLT is really a good course for a new comer who wants to find a job in Canada. The on-line videos and practice in class allow for deeper knowledge. I really liked the flexibility of learning on-line. By doing presentations and in-class dialogues, the course helped to improve my skills and improve y confidence.
Trisha has a background in IT Project Management
My biggest win from OSLT was understanding how to create a network, which is custom-tailored for me that allows me to work in my most productive zone, and to reach the people who need my help the most.
Eldin has a background in Mechanical Engineering
LINC College Preparation
I found the course very useful, interesting, and challenging. I learned a lot. I am pretty sure that I am going to use all the knowledge I got during the course in my future life.
Karla has a background in Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
The LINC College Preparation course was really valuable to improve my four skills in the English language. Also, it provided great resources to help us with our studies.
Do not hesitate. This is a great way to strengthen your English skills and make great friends.
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