Employment Information Specialists are Subject Matter Experts who will guide and support your job search and help you with researching and finding resources near you. They do not secure employment for you. They provide you with a resume critique, and tailored resources based on your short-term career goals and landing chosen location. They will, however, be able to suggest the right resources and services for your needs.
NIC Online services are available as long as you meet the criteria (Permanent Resident or Conventional Refugee). Since this is a client driven referral, you can contact us any time you need a referral for a service, and we will guide you.
NIC Online provides online services, and the meetings are set up using Zoom. Our office is located in Mississauga, but we generally do not meet clients in person. We do however, make referrals to in person services that our clients can access locally.
We host a panel discussion with recruiters on a quarterly basis. This discussion panel gives you the opportunity to gain some insights into what Canadian Employers are seeking when hiring. Most Guest Panelists are open to being contacted afterward so this is a great way to grow your professional network in Canada.
Securing a job in Canada while living overseas can be a challenge because you are thousands of miles away and you cannot attend in-person interviews. Also, employers often want new hires to start working two weeks after they have accepted a job offer.
It will be easier for you to secure a job when you are physically in Canada because you will be accessible and available to them when they need you. Having said this, obtaining employment before landing in Canada it is not unheard of, and resilience is paramount during the job-hunting process.
We provide the information and tools you'll need to find a job that suits your expectations and needs. This means that we will help you with your marketing tools, provide guidance and resources for you to practice your interview skills, and also refer you to specialists who can work with you to help you further. However, we are not a recruitment or temporary work agency and we will NOT get you a job.
The cost of living in Ontario varies from location. Living in the heart of Toronto will cost more than living in smaller towns across the province. Some of the most affordable cities in Ontario include: Thunder Bay, Guelph, Kitchner-Waterloo, Kingston, and London. Canada Buzz has a great blog about the average cost of living in Ontario in 2020.
Settlement agencies provide support services for newcomers to Canada. These agencies provide information and assistance with getting your life started as a newcomer. NIC Online is here to support newcomers through virtual sessions and resources. Register now to access our services!
Getting a new job takes time. Job searches can last anywhere from two days to over a year. The Canadian average duration of unemployment-period reported by Statistics Canada in the years between 2009-2019 has been from 15 weeks to 21.3 weeks.
There are many options to improve your English language skills before you come to Canada. Welcome to Ontario provides some option you may want to consider. You can also talk to the Employment and Information Specialist for local referrals to appropriate programs.
Newcomer Information Centre Online is coordinated and funded by: