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2 Settlement Services Employment Supports Language Classes Accreditation Information …and Much More!

3 Hours of Operation Monday8:30 am – 4:30 pm Tuesday8:30 am – 4:30 pm Wednesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Thursday8:30 am – 4:30 pm Friday8:30 am – 4:30 pm

4 Immigration and Settlement Services Speak to a Settlement Specialist for help with: Housing – renting an apartment Health Care Social Insurance Number Child Tax Benefit Community Resources & Government Services Parenting in Canada Child Care Basic Needs Immigration and much, much more…

5 The Permanent Resident Card expires every five years. Check the expiry date and apply for a new one well before you plan to travel outside Canada. Did you know that…

6 It is not legal to leave a child under the age of 12 alone in the house Did you know that…

7 Employment Supports Employment Specialists will meet with you to discuss: Your current employment situation and assess your needs Develop a plan of action that will help you get to work Job Search Strategies Provide information and referrals to any other resources that will assist you to meet your goals

8 Absolutely! Having a cover letter says a great deal about you as a job seeker. Even if it’s never read by the employer, it says that you understand proper business protocol, you can write a suitable business document, and it gives you a chance to highlight your candidacy for the position over the competition. Do I really need a cover letter to apply for a job? Want to learn about writing effective cover letters? Visit the staff in the Resource Area for more information.

9 The Job Interview Your first impression in the job interview involves your smile, handshake, clothes, perfume or cologne and personal space. You can never be too good at making a good impression. For information on this and other job search topics, speak to the staff in the Resource Area

10 Employment Supports Job Search Workshops Designed especially for recent immigrants to help you to develop the skills needed to find work Resume Critique Improve your resume in just one hour! Mock Interviews Practice your interview skills

11 The Community Resource Area provides computer, internet, books, photocopies, fax & phone Resource Area –Check out what your Resource Area has to offer: Community and Social Services Employment Information Job Postings Employment Supports

12 Language Training LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) helps newcomers to Canada to learn the English language skills that are essential to their social, economic and cultural integration into Canadian society. provides students with a supportive environment in which they can learn a new language and explore different cultures.

13 Eight-week program offering different levels: –Levels 2 to 5 –Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 2:30 pm –Child minding and transportation allowance for eligible students Language Training

14 Basic Level Program: –Teaches students to improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. –Students will learn English quickly, and have ample opportunity to speak and participate in English discussions and exercises. Language Training

15 The longest word without repeating any letters "Uncopyrightable" with fifteen letters, is the longest word in English, in which no letter is used more than once. Fun English Facts

16 Strange pronunciation The most notorious group of letters in the English language, ough, can be pronounced at least nine different ways. Fun English Facts "UFF" tough, enough "OFF" cough "OW" bough, slough "OH" though, dough "OR" thought Pronounced "AW" in American English "OO" through "UH" thorough Pronounced "OH" in American English "UP" hiccough variant spelling of "hiccup", though the latter form is recommended in both British and US

17 Are you internationally trained in: Accounting Finance or have relative work experience? Check with Resource Area staff for more information! Language Training ELT (Enhanced Language Training)

18 ELT offers: English Terminology Accpac, Simply Accounting & Quickbooks Job placement and more… Language Training ELT (Enhanced Language Training)

19 Accreditation Assistance Providing assistance and advice to internationally-trained professionals & trades people on how to: Obtain professional recognition in Canada Evaluate International Academic Documents to Canadian Standards Develop Accreditation Portfolio Develop Accreditation Action Plans

20 An Accreditation Portfolio is a collection of documents such as comparative evaluation, assessment of foreign credentials, work history, and other documents with the purpose of getting professional recognition in Canada. It is a powerful tool to help you gain the competitive edge in the Canadian job market! What is an Accreditation Portfolio?

21 Refugees resettled from overseas including those government assisted or privately sponsored are eligible for full benefits under IFH (Interim Federal Health) until coverage under their provincial plan begins. Did you know that…

22 All the services you need… All in one place! Les services sont disponibles aussi en français. Funded by:Financé par :


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