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October 2017

success

Success Story: Shaunelle Valley

By | Alumni, Success Story

“I’ve never even visited the country.”

Shaunelle Valley is quickly learning how to integrate into Canadian life. Her process began before her landing. With roots in Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the U.K., the self-described “true newcomer” didn’t make plans to look for a job – she already had one. Read More

recruiters

“Why aren’t recruiters recruiting me?”

By | Job Seeker

Yes, there are people out there who will try to get you a job. And yes – that’s their job, to connect other people to jobs. They’re called recruiters and they recruit for positions on behalf of their company or client.

And no, you don’t have to pay them, but recruiters aren’t doing you any favours. Their job is to find the best candidates to fill open positions for the company.

Recruiters will contact you through email, LinkedIn, or wherever you provide access. But if you want recruiters to come to you, you need to provide access and many reasons why they recommend you.

If a recruiter hasn’t contacted you, consider these: Read More

history

History Coming Soon: Changing the World for People with Disabilities

By | Employer, General

Visually impaired since birth, a human rights lawyer and former Paralympian is convinced history is on the way. With three Olympic medals on her mantle, Honourable Carla Qualtrough welcomed another challenge in her life – challenging her country’s employers to make history.

“This law, when created, will be very proactive and basically tell employers, and service providers, and programmers, and the government itself, these are the expectations we have on you and we’re going to hold you to account.”

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