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Employability Skills and Cultural                                 Fluency for the Canadian Workplace

Employability Skills in Demand

Increase your odds of finding employment in Canada



As a newcomer to Canada, finding a job may be a little different than what you are used to. Understanding what these cultural differences and knowing how to navigate the Canadian job market will help you improve your job search, skills and lead you to a more successful outcome - getting a job!

That's why McMaster University Continuing Education has partnered with Devant to offer you the Employability Skills and Cultural Fluency for the Canadian Workplace course. Devant provides essential support and guidance for committed international students who want to stay, work, and succeed in Canada. Devant’s instructors provide thought leadership focussed on internationalization, research, cognitive diversity skills training, and strategic consulting to the classrooms and throughout the communities they serve.

Help improve your chances of finding employment in Canada as a new immigrant with this 12-hour in-person short course that will teach you:

  • Where the jobs are in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA)
  • The key skills that employers are looking for in today's marketplace
  • The importance of developing your soft skills and how to develop your personal brand
  • Understand the concepts of the "hidden job market", "employability skills" and "networking"

Get the skills you need to gain a competitive edge when looking for employment. 


Featured Topics

1) Jobs in Demand (the GTHA)
a. Post Jobs Overview (Burning Glass)
b. Understanding the Hidden Job Market

2) Employability Skills in Demand

3) Employer Cultural Fluency and Cognitive Diversity using One Smart World 4DI

4) Employers (GTHA)

5) Cultural fluency 
a. Networking
b. Volunteering
c. Pathway to ​Permanent Residency
d. The Job Hunting Process​


Who Should Take This Course?

  • Recent newcomers
  • Foreign educated professionals
  • International students seeking full-time or part-time work in Canada


ACCESS Community Capital Fund

ACCESS Community Capital Fund is a charitable organization which offers people in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) low-interest loans to internationally-trained individuals interested in upgrading their skills or starting up a business in Canada. ​If you need a helping hand with funding, McMaster Continuing Education has partnered with ACCESS Community Capital Fund to help you achieve your career goals. Learn more about the Foreign Credential Recognition Loans Program today!

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