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  • Workplace Culture 101

    Workplace Culture 101

    15:00 -16:00
    March 2, 2021

    As you arrive in Canada – the land of opportunities, your priority is getting a job as soon as possible. Before you start your new job why not familiarize yourself with Canadian workplace culture?

    This webinar will help you succeed in the Canadian workplace, understand the work environment, prepare you to work in a multicultural workplace, and learn about effective communication skills. By adopting and practicing the information from this webinar, you will be on your way to your dream job!

    Topics:

    • Keys to Success in the Canadian Workplace
    • Work Environment
    • Cultural Diversity in the Workplace
    • Effective Communication Skills

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please login in to our community and register under “Upcoming Webinar“.

  • LSP: Canada My New Home – Discover Canada

    LSP: Canada My New Home – Discover Canada

    16:00 -17:30
    March 2, 2021

    Do you feel that you are forgetting English?
    Are you worried that you don’t have a chance to practice English during COVID-19?
    Do you miss socializing with your friends in conversation groups in the Library?

    The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre invites you to this fun, friendly and welcoming online session: Canada My New Home

    It will provide you with the opportunity to:

    • Interact with other immigrants & get new friends
    • Improve your spoken English
    • Broaden the knowledge of Canadian culture

    When: Every Thursday

    4:00-5:30 PM Eastern Time (the US and Canada)

    • March 2, 2021, 04:00 PM
    • March 9, 2021, 04:00 PM
    • March 16, 2021, 04:00 PM
    • March 23, 2021, 04:00 PM
    • March 30, 2021, 04:00 PM

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre; or email at Raluca.Costea@YMCAGTA.ORG for a detailed registration link.

    If you already our client, please log in to our community and register under “Connect with your Community“.

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  • Introduction to Virtual Job Fairs

    Introduction to Virtual Job Fairs

    15:00 -16:00
    March 3, 2021

    In this webinar, you will learn about the do’s & don’ts, expectations and common key interview questions in the virtual job fairs.

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please login in our community, and register under “Upcoming Webinar“.

     

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  • LSP: Canada My New Home – Steps to English Fluency

    LSP: Canada My New Home – Steps to English Fluency

    16:00 -17:30
    March 4, 2021

    Do you feel that you are forgetting English?
    Are you worried that you don’t have chance to practice English during COVID-19?
    Do you miss socializing with your friends in conversation groups in the Library?

    The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre invites you to this fun, friendly and welcoming online session: Steps to English Fluency

    It will provide you with the opportunity to:

    • Interact with other immigrants & get new friends
    • Improve your spoken English
    • Broaden the knowledge of Canadian culture

    When: Every Tuesday,

    Starts at 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    • March  4, 2021, 04:00 PM
    • March 11, 2021, 04:00PM
    • March 18, 2021, 04:00PM
    • March 25, 2021, 04:00PM

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre; or email at Raluca.Costea@YMCAGTA.ORG for a detailed registration link.

    If you already our client, please log in to our community and register under “Connect with your Community“.

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  • Income Tax for Newcomers

    Income Tax for Newcomers

    16:00 -17:00
    March 9, 2021

    Piratheepa Jeyaseelan has worked with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) since September 2019 as an Outreach Officer. Piratheepa delivers information sessions and attends fairs to promote the benefits and credits that Canadians may be entitled to in the Ontario Region.

    During this presentation, we will be focusing on these topics: Canadian Tax System, Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) Credit, Disability Tax Credit, Canada Recovery Benefits, Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit, Canada Caregiver Benefit, Tools and Services available, Scam Awareness, CVITP and Q&A

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please log in to our community, and register under “Upcoming Webinar“.

     

  • LSP: Canada My New Home – Discover Canada

    LSP: Canada My New Home – Discover Canada

    16:00 -17:30
    March 9, 2021

    Do you feel that you are forgetting English?
    Are you worried that you don’t have a chance to practice English during COVID-19?
    Do you miss socializing with your friends in conversation groups in the Library?

    The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre invites you to this fun, friendly and welcoming online session: Canada My New Home

    It will provide you with the opportunity to:

    • Interact with other immigrants & get new friends
    • Improve your spoken English
    • Broaden the knowledge of Canadian culture

    When: Every Thursday

    4:00-5:30 PM Eastern Time (the US and Canada)

    • March 9, 2021, 04:00 PM
    • March 16, 2021, 04:00 PM
    • March 23, 2021, 04:00 PM
    • March 30, 2021, 04:00 PM

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre; or email at Raluca.Costea@YMCAGTA.ORG for a detailed registration link.

    If you already our client, please log in to our community and register under “Connect with your Community“.

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  • Employers’ Expectations and Mentoring

    Employers’ Expectations and Mentoring

    10:00 -12:00
    March 10, 2021

    You’ve immigrated to Canada. You have skills, education, and some work experience – and you’re keen to get started and find a job where you can use those skills and talents. But how do you find that job? Where are the positions advertised? How do you build your professional network?

    A mentor can help you answer these questions – and more. By talking to a mentor who shares your professional background and knows how the local labour market works, you can get a head start on your journey to success in Canada. A mentor can help you: understand Canadian industry trends, develop more effective job search strategies, build your local professional network and find ways of leveraging your experience and skills.

    Our guest speaker Kathleen Leon from JobStart will talk about the TRIEC mentoring program and how it would help you with job search.

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please login in our community, and register under “Upcoming Webinar“.

     

  • LSP: Let’s Speak English

    LSP: Let’s Speak English

    15:00 -16:00
    March 10, 2021

    English Conversation Group: Let’s Speak English!

     Are you looking forward to practicing your English while connecting with new friends? Do you wish to practice your speaking skills from the comfort of your home? Join us for a fun and interactive group hangout where you can discuss current topics with other newcomers, meet new members, and build confidence in your skills!  An experienced facilitator will guide you through the discussion, as you and other members engage in conversation about topics on life in Canada and current situations.

    Time:

    • March 10, 2021, 03:00 PM
    • March 24, 2021, 03:00 PM

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre; or email at Lucia.Scalco@ymcagta.org for a detailed registration link.

    If you already our client, please log in to our community and register under “Connect with your Community“.

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  • Your Road to Employment

    Your Road to Employment

    11:00 -12:00
    March 11, 2021

    Are you ready to begin your job search? Are you looking to take the next step in your career?

    This webinar will give you the necessary tools and resources that you’ll need to start your job search. During this webinar, our Information Specialists will help guide you toward finding the potential strategies that will suit your job search in Canada.

    Topics:

    • Getting Started
    • Job Search Strategies
    • Employment Programs
    • Resources for internationally-trained professionals
    • Employment Services amid COVID-19

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please login in our community, and register under “Upcoming Webinar“.

  • CPA Information Session for Internationally Educated Professionals

    CPA Information Session for Internationally Educated Professionals

    15:00 -16:00
    March 11, 2021

    The CPA designation is the nationally-recognized business credential sought after by top employers across Canada. Whether you are new to Canada, or interested in advancing your career, there is a path to becoming a successful CPA. Learn how to earn the CPA designation, your ticket to career success. Join CPA Ontario Student Recruiter Ghada Tajeddine for an information session that will provide an overview of the CPA certification program and steps to get started on your path to career success as a Chartered Professional Accountant.

    Take the first step to a rewarding future as a CPA and register today!

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please log in to our community, and register under “Upcoming Webinar“.

     

  • LSP: Canada My New Home – Steps to English Fluency

    LSP: Canada My New Home – Steps to English Fluency

    16:00 -17:30
    March 11, 2021

    Do you feel that you are forgetting English?
    Are you worried that you don’t have chance to practice English during COVID-19?
    Do you miss socializing with your friends in conversation groups in the Library?

    The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre invites you to this fun, friendly and welcoming online session: Steps to English Fluency

    It will provide you with the opportunity to:

    • Interact with other immigrants & get new friends
    • Improve your spoken English
    • Broaden the knowledge of Canadian culture

    When: Every Tuesday,

    Starts at 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    • March 11, 2021, 04:00PM
    • March 18, 2021, 04:00PM
    • March 25, 2021, 04:00PM

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre; or email at Raluca.Costea@YMCAGTA.ORG for a detailed registration link.

    If you already our client, please log in to our community and register under “Connect with your Community“.

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  • ABCs of Volunteering in Canada

    ABCs of Volunteering in Canada

    11:00 -12:00
    March 16, 2021

    Are you a newcomer and looking to start your volunteering journey in Canada?
    Are you seeking Canadian experience and do not know where to start?
    Do you want to learn a new skill or simply give back to the community?

    Join our interactive webinar to learn about the Canadian volunteer etiquette, identify and discover the type of volunteer opportunities and resources available to support you on this new journey.  In addition, you receive information about volunteering with YMCA, police reference checks, interviews, and training process.

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please login in our community, and register under “Upcoming Webinar“.

     

  • LSP: Canada My New Home – Discover Canada

    LSP: Canada My New Home – Discover Canada

    16:00 -17:30
    March 16, 2021

    Do you feel that you are forgetting English?
    Are you worried that you don’t have a chance to practice English during COVID-19?
    Do you miss socializing with your friends in conversation groups in the Library?

    The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre invites you to this fun, friendly and welcoming online session: Canada My New Home

    It will provide you with the opportunity to:

    • Interact with other immigrants & get new friends
    • Improve your spoken English
    • Broaden the knowledge of Canadian culture

    When: Every Thursday

    4:00-5:30 PM Eastern Time (the US and Canada)

    • March 16, 2021, 04:00 PM
    • March 23, 2021, 04:00 PM
    • March 30, 2021, 04:00 PM

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre; or email at Raluca.Costea@YMCAGTA.ORG for a detailed registration link.

    If you already our client, please log in to our community and register under “Connect with your Community“.

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  • COVID-19 Information Session

    COVID-19 Information Session

    10:00 -12:00
    March 17, 2021

    This one-hour webinar includes up-to-date information about COVID-19 symptoms, where to get tested and find results, self-isolation requirements, and the Toronto Voluntary Isolation Centre; vaccine information including safety, effectiveness side-effects and precautions, resources for where you can get support, and a Q&A segment.

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please login in to our community and register under “Upcoming Webinar“.

     

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  • Healthy Homes: Understanding healthy relationships

    Healthy Homes: Understanding healthy relationships

    11:00 -12:00
    March 18, 2021

    It will give participants an in-depth understanding of healthy versus unhealthy relationships, including the definition of abuse and the warning signs associated with it. Participants will also learn how to get help and support, and what they can do if they suspect they are experiencing abuse, or if they know someone who may be. Lastly, we will focus on the benefits of cultural diversity for social, economic and civic life, and we will explore the ways in which cultural diversity contributes to healthy and safe communities.

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please login in to our community and register under “Upcoming Webinar“.

     

  • LSP: Canada My New Home – Steps to English Fluency

    LSP: Canada My New Home – Steps to English Fluency

    16:00 -17:30
    March 18, 2021

    Do you feel that you are forgetting English?
    Are you worried that you don’t have chance to practice English during COVID-19?
    Do you miss socializing with your friends in conversation groups in the Library?

    The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre invites you to this fun, friendly and welcoming online session: Steps to English Fluency

    It will provide you with the opportunity to:

    • Interact with other immigrants & get new friends
    • Improve your spoken English
    • Broaden the knowledge of Canadian culture

    When: Every Tuesday,

    Starts at 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    • March 18, 2021, 04:00PM
    • March 25, 2021, 04:00PM

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre; or email at Raluca.Costea@YMCAGTA.ORG for a detailed registration link.

    If you already our client, please log in to our community and register under “Connect with your Community“.

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  • Navigate with Ease-Ontario Education System

    Navigate with Ease-Ontario Education System

    15:00 -16:00
    March 23, 2021

    Canada offers some of the best education in the world. Do you want to explore more about the Public School System in Ontario? Please come and join our webinar. Parents, Early Child Educators, International Trained Elementary and Secondary School Teachers or anyone interested in education are welcome!

    Questions are:

    1. What are the Childcare Services?
    2. How to apply for Child Care Fee Subsidy?
    3. How to register for School?
    4. What is Elementary School?
    5. What is ESL?
    6. What is the French Immersion?
    7. What is Special Education?
    8. What is EQAO?
    9. What is Secondary School?
    10. How to help my child during COVID-19?
    11. What is Post-Secondary Education in Ontario

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please log in to our community and register under “Upcoming Webinar“.

  • LSP: Canada My New Home – Discover Canada

    LSP: Canada My New Home – Discover Canada

    16:00 -17:30
    March 23, 2021

    Do you feel that you are forgetting English?
    Are you worried that you don’t have a chance to practice English during COVID-19?
    Do you miss socializing with your friends in conversation groups in the Library?

    The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre invites you to this fun, friendly and welcoming online session: Canada My New Home

    It will provide you with the opportunity to:

    • Interact with other immigrants & get new friends
    • Improve your spoken English
    • Broaden the knowledge of Canadian culture

    When: Every Thursday

    4:00-5:30 PM Eastern Time (the US and Canada)

    • March 23, 2021, 04:00 PM
    • March 30, 2021, 04:00 PM

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre; or email at Raluca.Costea@YMCAGTA.ORG for a detailed registration link.

    If you already our client, please log in to our community and register under “Connect with your Community“.

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  • Interview Skills

    Interview Skills

    10:00 -12:00
    March 24, 2021

    Are you prepared for your next job interview?
    An interview is your first opportunity to impress a potential employer.You are being judged from the moment you arrive, on your level of professionalism, your personality, and even the image you present of yourself, and all before you’re asked a question.

    Topics:
     Types of interviews
     Styles of interviews
     Interview stages
     How to prepare yourself
     The interview process
     What happens after

    Our guest speaker Kathleen Leon from JobStart will talk about how to master your interview for your job search.

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please login in our community, and register under “Upcoming Webinar“.

     

  • LSP: Let’s Speak English

    LSP: Let’s Speak English

    15:00 -16:00
    March 24, 2021

    English Conversation Group: Let’s Speak English!

     Are you looking forward to practicing your English while connecting with new friends? Do you wish to practice your speaking skills from the comfort of your home? Join us for a fun and interactive group hangout where you can discuss current topics with other newcomers, meet new members, and build confidence in your skills!  An experienced facilitator will guide you through the discussion, as you and other members engage in conversation about topics on life in Canada and current situations.

    Time:

    • March 24, 2021, 03:00 PM

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre; or email at Lucia.Scalco@ymcagta.org for a detailed registration link.

    If you already our client, please log in to our community and register under “Connect with your Community“.

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  • Starting a Business in Canada

    Starting a Business in Canada

    10:00 -11:30
    March 25, 2021

    Starting a Business in Canada. If you have owned or operated a business outside Canada, or would like to launch one here, this informative webinar will assist you with setting up a successful small business in the Canadian market.

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please login into our community and register under “Upcoming Webinar“.

     

  • International Academic Credential Evaluations – World Education Services

    International Academic Credential Evaluations – World Education Services

    15:00 -16:00
    March 25, 2021

    An international credential evaluation is a valuable tool that can be used when applying for post-secondary study, licensing with a professional association, entry to an apprenticeship program, or when applying to immigrate to Canada.

    Please join our guest speaker, Karolin Givergis, from World Education Services, for more details about Credential Evaluation services.

    Topic covers:

    –       Credential Recognition

    –       WES Evaluation Services

    –       WES Application Process

    –       Resources

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please login in our community, and register under “Upcoming Webinar“.

     

  • LSP: Canada My New Home – Steps to English Fluency

    LSP: Canada My New Home – Steps to English Fluency

    16:00 -17:30
    March 25, 2021

    Do you feel that you are forgetting English?
    Are you worried that you don’t have chance to practice English during COVID-19?
    Do you miss socializing with your friends in conversation groups in the Library?

    The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre invites you to this fun, friendly and welcoming online session: Steps to English Fluency

    It will provide you with the opportunity to:

    • Interact with other immigrants & get new friends
    • Improve your spoken English
    • Broaden the knowledge of Canadian culture

    When: Every Tuesday,

    Starts at 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    • March 25, 2021, 04:00PM

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre; or email at Raluca.Costea@YMCAGTA.ORG for a detailed registration link.

    If you already our client, please log in to our community and register under “Connect with your Community“.

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  • Money Management as a Newcomer

    Money Management as a Newcomer

    11:00 -12:00
    March 26, 2021

    As a newcomer in Canada, you probably have many questions about the banking products and Government financial support programs that are available to you.

    This webinar will get you familiar with the basics of Canadian Financial System, products & services, as well as how to better manage your money and protect yourself from fraud.

    Topics:

    • Banking Service in Canada
    • Debt & Borrowing (Canadian Banking Products)
    • Government Financial Support Programs
    • How to Save
    • Questions and Answers

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please login in our community, and register under “Upcoming Webinar“.

     

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  • Healthy Mind Matters

    Healthy Mind Matters

    11:00 -12:00
    March 27, 2021

    You might be hearing a lot about mental health lately. That is because mental health issues are at an increase. Want to raise your self-awareness about this topic? Join us in this webinar to learn how you can maintain good mental health and improve your overall well-being. Join us in this webinar to learn about:

    • Difference between mental health and mental illness
    • Stigma related to mental health
    • Effect of immigration on mental health
    • Mental Health during a crisis
    • Strategies, service and resources to support mental health

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please login in our community, and register under “Upcoming Webinar“.

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  • OSAP/Financial Aid

    OSAP/Financial Aid

    15:00 -16:00
    March 30, 2021

    In this session, you’ll learn:

    • OSAP eligibility, timelines, documents, course load, full time and part time OSAP
    • Scholarships, bursaries, awards
    • Work-study program

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre.

    If you already our client, please login in our community, and register under “Upcoming Webinar“.

     

  • LSP: Canada My New Home – Discover Canada

    LSP: Canada My New Home – Discover Canada

    16:00 -17:30
    March 30, 2021

    Do you feel that you are forgetting English?
    Are you worried that you don’t have a chance to practice English during COVID-19?
    Do you miss socializing with your friends in conversation groups in the Library?

    The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre invites you to this fun, friendly and welcoming online session: Canada My New Home

    It will provide you with the opportunity to:

    • Interact with other immigrants & get new friends
    • Improve your spoken English
    • Broaden the knowledge of Canadian culture

    When: Every Thursday

    4:00-5:30 PM Eastern Time (the US and Canada)

    • March 30, 2021, 04:00 PM

    To attend the webinar, please first register with  YMCA Newcomer Information Centre; or email at Raluca.Costea@YMCAGTA.ORG for a detailed registration link.

    If you already our client, please log in to our community and register under “Connect with your Community“.

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