Olaide Bankole

Olaide Bankole2021-02-19T11:15:40-05:00
Olaide Bankole

With OCISO’s tutelage, I was better prepared to participate in the Canadian job market. First, my resume was reviewed and made into a Canadian format. Afterwards, I was invited to attend job search workshops (JSW) where I learned how to write resume, cover letter and how to attempt informational interviews and elevator speeches and the Canadian workplace in general. Through these workshops, I had the opportunity of expanding my network.

While I was preparing for a job interview in the private sector, a mock interview was organized and I learned that there is always a benefit to be gained through an interview, whatever the outcome of the interview. In retrospect, I find that knowledge to be factual. As part of the Mentorship onboarding program, I remember attending a workshop titled “Demystifying the Public Service” which help boost my knowledge about applying for federal government positions.

Finally, I was matched with a mentor who answered my questions as best as she could and connected me with a manager with the City with whom I had an informational interview. This led to employment at the City of Ottawa.

With OCISO’s tutelage, I was better prepared to participate in the Canadian job market. First, my resume was reviewed and made into a Canadian format. Afterwards, I was invited to attend job search workshops (JSW) where I learned how to write resume, cover letter and how to attempt informational interviews and elevator speeches and the Canadian workplace in general. Through these workshops, I had the opportunity of expanding my network. While I was preparing for a job interview in the private sector, a mock interview was organized and I learned that there is always a benefit to be gained through an interview, whatever the outcome of the interview. In retrospect, I find that knowledge to be factual. As part of the Mentorship onboarding program, I remember attending a workshop titled “Demystifying the Public Service” which help boost my knowledge about applying for federal government positions. Finally, I was matched with a mentor who answered my questions as best as she could and connected me with a manager with the City with whom I had an informational interview. This led to employment at the City of Ottawa.
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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.