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An adventure on the other side of the world – this is what Winnie Law and her family are calling their move to Canada. They moved from Auckland, New Zealand, to Calgary, Alberta, this summer. A supply chain management professional, Winnie found out about the SOPA program while looking online for a job and registered right away. Just four weeks after arriving in Canada, Winnie was invited for a job interview that landed her a job in her field.“Before I joined SOPA I had little confidence in what ...
Thinking of immigrating to Canada? Have you recently arrived and are looking for a job? Or are you thinking about changing careers?When you move to Canada, one of your most important concerns is finding a job, often the same position you had in the country you've come from. To accomplish this, you need to apply effective job search strategies. One way is to speak to people who are working in positions you’d like to have or for companies you're interested in. These people may ...
So long, summer. Hello, fall. The days are getting shorter days and there's a chill in the air, so throw on a sweater, get a pumpkin spice latte, and read up on 5 of the best things to experience in Alberta in autumn."larch valley-1" by John Johnston is licensed under CC BY 2.0Take a HikeFall's a great time to visit Alberta's national and provincial parks as they're generally less busy and you can see some stunning colours upclose on a number of trails. Larches are a popular sight in late Septem...
It's no secret that employers in Canada look at a potential employee’s soft skills in addition to their technical skills. In fact, soft skills are often the deciding factor on who gets hired. Knowing how to work as part of a team is an important skill to have- and worth highlighting to potential employers; they want employees who can effectively work as a part of a team to reach the organization’s common goals. That doesn’t mean you have to be the same or have the same ideas as yo...
We make small talk—polite conversation about unimportant or uncontroversial matters—every day without even realizing it: when we ask a colleague if the morning traffic was slow or how someone's weekend was, or when we run into someone at the supermarket. Small talk is an important type of conversation for making contact with people we don’t know well or at all, and for maintaining relationships with friends, colleagues, and business partners.When making small talk in Canada, what is appropr...

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