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Gaining Canadian Work Experience

 

The Career Bridge

A paid internship program operated by Career Edge Organization. The program is a response to Canada's labour market demand for internationally qualified professionals who are eager and qualified to work in their professional fields in Canada. For more information, click here.

 

Volunteering

Volunteering is a way for you to learn new skills, continue to develop your existing skills, practice English and meet people. Click here to learn more about volunteering.

 

Why Volunteer?

  • To build and maintain skills

  • Obtain an up-to-date employer reference

  • Obtain current work experience

  • Avoid gaps in your resume

  • Improve communication/social skills

  • Better understand workplace expectations 

 

For a list of volunteer opportunities within the region, please click here.

 

Networking

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In addition to job postings, many people search for work in Canada through networking. You can also use networking as a tool to let people know that you are looking for work.

 

Who Should be in My Network?

You may already have a network. Your network starts with the people closest to you—your family and friends. Your network can also include your acquaintances—people you know socially. Here are some people to consider:

  •  Neighbours and family friends

  •  Employers and co-workers

  •  Club members

  •  Teammates and classmates

  •  Teachers and coaches

 

Online Networking


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Over 150 million professionals use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas and opportunities. Using LinkedIn can also help you to:

  • Stay informed about your contacts and industry

  • Find the people and knowledge you need to achieve your goals

  • Control your professional identity online​

 

Professional Immigration Networks (PINs)

PINs are instrumental in developing professional networks in your field, as well as learning new skills. PINs are also a great way to keep up with market trends and emerging technologies in your field. Click here for more information. professional networks in your field in collaboration with learning new skills. PINs are also a great way to keep up with market trends and emerging technologies in your field. Click here for more information.