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Employability Skills and Cultural                                   Fluency for the Canadian Workplace Employability Skills and Cultural                                   Fluency for the Canadian Workplace

Employability Skills and Cultural                                 Fluency for the Canadian Workplace

Employability Skills in Demand

Increase your odds of finding employment in Canada

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As a newcomer to Canada, finding a job may be a little different than what you are used to. Understanding what these cultural differences are 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 this course. We want to improve your chances of finding employment in Canada. This 12-hour, in-person course 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