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Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists

Occupational profiles, foreign academic assessment information and a list of nationally accredited technical programs can be found at this site.

Canadian Information and Networking Services (CanadaInfoNet)

Canada InfoNet is an online forum providing mentoring and access to resources and other services that help internationally educated, business and trades people integrate into Canadian society and find jobs in their chosen profession.

CanPrep Webinar: Using LinkedIn To Build Your Canadian Professional Network

Building professional connections is a great way to find opportunities that could lead to employment – especially when you are a newcomer to Canada. Networking with professionals in your field for information and career growth should be an important aspect of every newcomer’s job search strategy. Using LinkedIn to build your Canadian professional network The good news is that you can start building your professional network even before you arrive – for example – by using LinkedIn as a professional networking tool. This was the topic of discussion for CanPrep‘s webinar. This interactive webinar shares insights on LinkedIn’s professional profiling techniques and how to maximize this tool to further your job search and market your skills in the Canadian job market. This webinar recording will provide information on: Why using LinkedIn is important for job search in Canada LinkedIn profile guide: what’s expected in Canada, tips to make your profile standout Current hiring trends using LinkedIn Starting a network from scratch How to connect to the industry in Canada   Panelists: Perry Monaco – Manager, Customer Success (LinkedIn Talent Solutions) Karin Lewis – Employment, Communications and Marketing Specialist (JVS Toronto) Facilitator: Irene Vaksman – Director, Newcomer Services (JVS Toronto)


Who’s eligible for the Career Bridge paid internship program?  Internationally qualified professionals who: have the equivalent of a Canadian bachelor’s degree and a completed education credential assessment. have at least 3 years of international work experience in their field have little or no career related Canadian work experience have been in Canada for less than 3 years are legally able to work in Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

This link connects to the Citizenship and Immigration site page for skilled immigrants to Canada. The site explains the minimum requirements required to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker. The site also contains a test to test language skill in English and/or French as well as a test to determine if you qualify as a skilled worker.

Employment Guides Online

Skills Immigrant Info Centre. These employment guides were created by VPL librarians. They contain an overview of the industry, salary expectations, employment outlook for the next 5 years, a description of the duties related to the position in Canada, education assessment, and more.

Experience Matters

This online resource from the Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment (CAPLA) helps immigrants and career changers to assess learning and experience.

Get in the Know: Project Resources

In addition to, the Embracing Cultural Diversity in the BC Workplace project produced an employer guidebook, a series of training events, videos and cultural diversity marketing materials. Browse through the video collection, download and share copies of the posters, or print and review copies of the guidebook. A limited number of print copies of the guidebook and posters are available. if you would like copies for your workplace, classroom or organization, please contact us at

Partnered with Manulife Financial and Volunteer Canada to help volunteers and organizations connect. The goal is to help Canadians build a better future by supporting volunteerism in Canada. Utilizes a matchmaking tool to find you the right fit.

Government of Canada – Services for Youth

This Government of Canada contains useful information for youths, ranging from career planning and financial advice to educational options and major life events. Special sections for unemployed youths, aboriginal youths, youth with disabilities, newcomers, etc.

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