Job Search Workshop (JSW)

Job Search Workshop (JSW)2018-08-14T15:35:37+00:00
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Job Search Workshops are designed to help you access labour market information and learn about hiring practices in your field. The program consists of two modules, each one week long, that will answer your questions about working in Canada and prepare you for the Canadian job market.

  • Do I know all of the methods to job search in Canada?
  • How can I market myself to a company using a targeted resume and cover letter?
  • Can I market myself to a company in an interview?
  • Can I do this job where I live?
  • Who do I need to meet and what are my next steps?

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Zahra Karimi
Job Search Workshop Facilitator
613-725-5671 ext. 355
zkarimi@ociso.org

What will I learn?

You will refine your job search skills, develop a personalized action plan and learn about strategies that will help you integrate into the labour market in Canada. The program features:

  • Needs assessment by trained assessors
  • One-on-one job search coaching with specialists who understand the job search needs of newcomers
  • Pre-employment workshops conducted in a computerized environment
  • Registration with Skills International, a web-enabled, searchable database
  • Learn about job search strategies and Canadian business perspectives
  • Work with a mentor who can guide you in your job search or settlement process, build professional networks, learn about Canadian workplace culture, and improve your self-confidence

Is this for me?

Eligibility criteria
Permanent resident, convention refugee, or live-in caregiver Intermediate level of English (CLB 5+)

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Our Mission!

OCISO supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.

What we do 🙂

We are community based non-profit organization that has been providing services in Ottawa since 1978. We are motivated by the stories of new immigrants, and we are there every stage of the journey. OCISO directly serves over 10,000 immigrants and refugees every year. Our work is augmented by the generous efforts of our enthusiastic, caring and talented staff, volunteers, both established and new Canadians.