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Employers working with the Ottawa Job Match Network to help Newcomers to Succeed in Ottawa

August 16, 2017

On July 21st, The Ottawa Job Match Network (OJMN) held its Employer Engagement Event and Targeted Recruitment Event. This event brings together employers and internationally trained individuals who have been a part of the program, to learn more about each other. Employers get to present their companies and their perspectives on employment in Ottawa and […]

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Welcome to Dreamland!

August 11, 2017

  This blog post was written as part of an assignment prepared by our group during the Ottawa Job Match Network (OJMN) program, cohort Business Administration & Management July 11-14 & 18 – 21. The purpose of our blog is to give some practical tips to newcomers in order to have a comfortable transition in Canada. Welcome to the Dreamland! We […]

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Entrepreneurship Connections

July 28, 2017

New to Canada? Interested in starting a business? We Can Help!   Entrepreneurship Connections helps newcomers who plan to start a business in Canada. If you have owned or operated a business outside Canada, or would like to launch one here, this innovative and informative program will assist you with setting up a successful small business […]

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World Skills Summer Event. Team building at its best.

July 17, 2017

Team building is defined as: The action or process of causing a group of people to work together effectively as a team, especially by means of activities and events designed to increase motivation and promote cooperation. (Taken from a Google search). And this is exactly what happened last Friday July 14, 2017! World Skills celebrated […]

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Launch of Mentorship Program – Non Profit Employer Engagement Project

July 13, 2017

Are you a non profit employer? World Skills Employment Centre would like to invite you / your organization to participate in its first Mentorship Program for the non-profit sector on September 2017, at the 123 Slater Street, from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.  This initiative is part of our Non Profit Employer Engagement Project, which was […]

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Internship Opportunities with Non Profit Employer Engagement Project

July 13, 2017

World Skills Employment Centre is seeking partnerships with non profit employers to provide internship opportunities for newcomers.  This initiative is part of the Non Profit Employer Engagement Project, which is funded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. The objective of the internship program is to create an active engagement between newcomer professionals and employers […]

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Roadmap to Employment. Celebrating Success.

July 07, 2017

Last night we held the first event to celebrate the successes of the Roadmap to Employment Program (RTE) at World Skills. We’d like to thank everyone who has touched this program; because of your intervention, guidance, expertise and commitment to helping newcomers find employment, we have changed lives, sped up the integration time and helped to heal spirits. […]

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Welcoming Ottawa Week – LinkedIn Photo with Algonquin College Photography Program

June 30, 2017

World Skills would like to say a special thank you to the Algonquin College Photography Program, especially Nyamulola Kambanji, Jason Machinski, Micheal Bowie, Denine Wrixon, Tracy Byers Reid, Ryan McCosham and all photography students and alumni for collaborating with us to host a Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW) activity – LinkedIn Profiles. We chose to do […]

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Cross Cultural Training Workshop for Employers in the Non Profit Sector

June 30, 2017

Are you a Non Profit Employer? If so, you and your staff may be interested in this participating in this workshop. A Shared Dialogue: Navigating Across Cultures for Positive Business Communication and Productivity   Date:  September 12, 2017 Venue: 123 Slater Street, sixth Floor Time:  2 – 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. With Canada’s […]

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Cultural Differences and Challenges in Cross-cultural Communication

May 29, 2017

Magdalene Cooman, Director of Employer Engagement from World Skills Employment Centre, delivered the cross-cultural training session at the TD VISMIN-WORLD SKILLS Mentorship Program launch event.  Her presentation focused on an introduction to culture and cultural differences, challenges in cross cultural communication, and understanding cultures through one of the culture modes by Hofestede. Through the interactive […]

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