Announcements

Webinar: LinkedIn to Your Next Job

- Hosted by ASSIST Community Services Centre, Downtown Office

Do you know that 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn for recruiting? Do you know how to use LinkedIn in job hunting? Join our webinar and learn some basic skills in using LinkedIn. You will learn:

  • Importance of LinkedIn
  • Various functions
  • Techniques of creating attractive profile
  • Strategies of approaching recruiters
  • Ways of searching for job opportunites
  • Methods of building up your network

Please note: this training is only offered to permanent residents, protected persons, live-in caregivers, and applicants for immigration who have file numbers.

When: Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 9:45 am – 12:00 pm
Where: ASSIST Community Services Centre, Head Office (Downtown), 9649 105A Ave, Edmonton

For more information or to register, please contact Wendy Yu at 780-429-3119 ext. 315. To learn more about the services that ASSIST offers, please visit their website at www.assistcsc.org.

 

Knowing Canadian Workplace/Culture for Employment Retention

- Hosted by ASSIST Community Services Centre, Southwest Office

If you are struggling with keeping a job, please welcome to attend this workshop to learn Canadian workplace culture for employment retention. Topics covered:

  • Knowing Canadian workplace culture and employers’ expectations
  • Recognizing and overcoming barriers to employment retention
  • Improving communication skills
  • Practicing small talks and being sociable
  • Getting along with others and maintaining sense of humor
  • Handling conflict and stress at work effectively
  • Gaining confidence and professional development
  • Knowing your rights and responsibilities
  • Job smart – tips for staying employed
  • Surviving a layoff

Note: Please bring your permanent resident card or confirmation of permanent residency in Canada, work permit for live-in caregiver and letter of acceptance for refugee claimant.

When: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: ASSIST Community Services Centre, Southwest Office, Unit 2, 810 Saddleback Road, Edmonton

Free service, but registration needed. Please contact 780-429-3119 for registrations. To learn more about the services that ASSIST offers, please visit their website at www.assistcsc.org.

 

Professional Networking for Accountants/Banking and Financial Professionals

- Hosted by ASSIST Community Services Centre, Southwest Office

Are you actively looking for jobs or seeking for career advancements? Would you like to build up your network and meet with some professionals? Please come and join us for this professional networking event! You will:

  • Meet professionals from CPA, EMCN, NAIT, ERIEC, RBC, Freedom Financial
  • Learn information on bridging programs and career mentorship programs
  • Learn job interview tips from hiring employers’ and employees’ perspective
  • Have successful job hunting experience sharing
  • Make new friends in the same industry

Note: Please bring your permanent resident card or confirmation of permanent residency in Canada, work permit for live-in caregiver and letter of acceptance for refugee claimant.

When: Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 3:10 pm
Where: ASSIST Community Services Centre, Southwest Office, Unit 2, 810 Saddleback Road, Edmonton

Free service, but registration needed. Please contact 780-429-3119 for registrations. To learn more about the services that ASSIST offers, please visit their website at www.assistcsc.org.

 

Water Wings Employment Readiness Program

MOS- Microsoft Office Specialist

Limited time offer! $99 plus GST!

Includes: Exam Voucher + Practice Test + Retake

Must take the exam/practice test/retake no later than December 30, 3017.

Exam Centre location: Water Wings, 10112- 105 Ave, Basement Level (across from Rogers Place)
Exam Times: Very Flexible, arrange with your instructor

How to get started?

  • Call and set up an appointment with Hyerin @ 780 424-4106 Ext. 236
  • OR email Hyerin at: HHong@boylestreet.org
  • Pay $99 plus GST for each Microsoft Office 2016 application (e.g. Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Your Water Wings instructor will guide you through the set up process
  • Create an account with Certiport – certiport.com
  • Practice test may be taken at home-ask for details
  • Get set up for an exam on one of Water Wings computers
  • Designated proctor will go over the rules with you
  • Start exam…Get your MOS certificate

 

The online tool – AgriJobMatch has been launched!

AgriJobMatch is a national job board which compiles thousands of agricultural job postings from across Canada for “one-stop job shopping.” The goals of AgriJobMatch are to assist in making the hiring process faster and easier while also improving upon the pairing of the right person with the right job.

For job seekers, AgriJobMatch:

  • is free to use;
  • easily searches agriculture jobs from across Canada;
  • offers the creation and management of resumes;
  • tracks applications and invitations;
  • creates a customized profile to find agricultural jobs that best match your interests; and
  • allows employers to send you invitations to apply for jobs that match your profile.

For employers, AgriJobMatch:

  • is free to register;
  • allows you to add job postings ($199 standard job posting fee is waived until April 2017);
  • provides a hiring kit option which includes sample job descriptions, job advertisements, and interview guides; and
  • matches and invites job seekers to your job postings based on their profiles.
  • The enrollment process for job seekers will take approximately 10 minutes.

Check out the job matching tool for yourself at www.agrijobmatch.ca now!

 

New! Global Logistics Management Professional Development Certificate and Courses

The Supply Chain Management Association Alberta (SCMA AB), in association with MacEwan University School of Continuing Education, offers this advanced, comprehensive series of courses to meet the emerging needs of the global supply chain industry.Through case-based, problem-solving activities, you will have the opportunity to apply high level, analytical reasoning to examine different solutions to purchasing and transportation logistics, advanced sourcing, and integrated business systems in different domestic and international settings to achieve a stronger presence in the global marketplace.

Course Details

This certificate consists of eight courses and 126 instructional hours.

  1. Advanced Supply Chain Management (21 hours)
  2. Logistics Infrastructure (14 hours)
  3. International Trade and Logistics (14 hours)
  4. Transportation Management (14 hours)
  5. Advanced Global Sourcing (21 hours)
  6. Production and Inventory Control I (14 hours)
  7. Supply Chain Risk Management (14 hours)
  8. Warehousing and Materials Handling (14 hours)

The courses can be taken individually. Complete all eight to receive your Global Logisitcs Management Certificate.

All completed courses will be eligible for Continuing Education (CE) credit hours and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points through SMCA AB.

The courses are designed for professionals, with broad business knowledge and experience in Supply Chain Management, wishing to enhance their career growth, develop in-depth knowledge and specialized skills in Global Logistics.

For more information, please click here.

To know more about this certificate program, Contact 780-497-5207 or businessconed@MacEwan.ca

 

Constructing Futures

We are pleased to share information on EMCN’s newest occupational skills training program called Constructing Futures: a 6-month program that provides essential workplace skills and access to the labour market for unemployed, or underemployed immigrants with recognized degrees from an international institution and work experience in the construction field, who want to pursue careers in construction project management within Canada.

Program Description and Goals:

The program provides 18 weeks of full-time employment preparation skills training to participants and an 8-week full-time practicum with an Edmonton employer in the construction industry. Participants will build their skills in effective Canadian business communication, English language for the construction industry, Canadian workplace culture, workplace safety, use of computers and social media, employment standards and employment readiness. These elements will be instructed in partnership with Enbridge Pipelines. In addition, participants will complete Project Management courses with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and will obtain an industry recognized Certificate in Project Leadership.

Participant Selection:

  1. be a graduate of a recognized degree program from an international institution and have work experience in the construction field;
  1. have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmarks for Academics (CLBA) score of 6 in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing;
  1. be an Alberta resident, and submit immigration status documents;
  1. be unemployed, underemployed; or receiving Employment Insurance (EI);
  1. demonstrate readiness, willingness, and ability to complete the full 6 months of programming;
  1. submit and pass a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) assessment to appraise technical and project management background and submit documented evidence;
  1. pass an interview with a panel of trustees that includes representatives from NAIT, the project management industry, and Constructing Futures programming.

Please note: the application process is competitive. Applying for the program does not guarantee acceptance.

Where: Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN), 8914 – 118 Avenue, Edmonton

REGISTER to attend a free information session by sending an email to: constructingfutures@emcn.ab.ca or contact 780-421-7400.

 

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