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Overcoming Cultural Differences to Facilitate Integration and Success

How cultural values and assumptions influence international students and newcomers’ career choices and job search behaviour By Ben Yang In his bestselling book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey advocates the habit “Seek first to understand, then be understood.” This is a motivational message that has inspired immigrants to overcome culture and language barriers to integrate ... Read More »

From Book Bags to Briefcase: International Student Transition to Employment in Canada

“International education is a key driver of Canada’s future prosperity, particularly in the areas of innovation, trade, human capital development and the labor market.” – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, 2012. By Jennifer Browne and Sonja Knutson A primary reason for countries to engage in international student recruitment is the direct contribution of billions of dollars spent by int... Read More »

Career Briefs

Playbook helps small businesses retain and develop employees CERIC is publishing a new resource entitled Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business. The concise Playbook is intended for owners and managers of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to use as a practical career management tool with their employees. With SMEs employing just over 90% of Canada’s private sector labour fo... Read More »

Editor’s Note

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Later life career development

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10 Questions for the Right Honourable Paul Martin

The Right Honourable Paul Martin was the 21st Prime Minister of Canada from 2003 to 2006, Minister of Finance from 1993 to 2002 and he served as the Member of Parliament for LaSalle-Émard in Montreal, QC from 1988 to 2008. He graduated in honours philosophy and history from St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Domes... Read More »

The Importance of International Students in the K to 12 Education Sector in Canada

Overview of the economic benefits of the internationalization of the primary and secondary school sectors By Jeff Davis This article will briefly discuss the importance of international students within K to 12 schools, and also the impact on the Canadian economy and local communities. This first section of this article explains how international students enrich school communities and support the i... Read More »

Career Counselling for International Students in High-Schools

Guiding students through the journey to post-secondary education in Canada and the Canadian labour market By Julie Doucette To a 16-year-old student, moving to Canada can be overwhelming. Without parents, friends or family and often immersed in a new language and culture, the journey can be daunting. However, each year, many students make the trek from their home country to Canada to become intern... Read More »

A Cultural Approach for Career Development Among the Inuit

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Working with Refugees: From Fear to Employment

“We call them refugees, but they’re just people, like you and me“, and … “We all stand on the shoulders of good people who didn’t look away when we were in need“.[1] [George Clooney, Oscar-winning actor] By Albert Nsabiyumva Heart-rending pictures of a child’s lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach sparked horror on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, as the c... Read More »

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