As someone who moved to a new country, you may leave your successful career behind. And maybe you plan to find work in your field, or you may decide to pursue another career.
No matter your decision on what profession you want to have in Canada, it’s crucial to research the occupation. Our Information & Referral Specialists can provide you with tools to find if your profession is regulated or non-regulated in Ontario. You may need to invest more time and money to get the certification to work in the regulated profession.
Aside from knowing whether your occupation is regulated or non-regulated in Canada, you also want to research what skills are needed by looking through the job postings. There are many ways to learn new skills in Canada. From taking short courses in public Colleges or community agencies, volunteering, to using an online learning platform such as LinkedIn Learning.
So, why do you need to upgrade your skills?
Learning can help you be more adaptable to change and keep you up-to-date with the current market trends in your industry. Employers will value someone who seeks continuous learning for their personal and professional growth. You will impress your employer, increase your credibility, and open doors to new opportunities. Remember that you are investing in yourself when you learn new skills. So, think about what skills you need to improve on for your career growth. Now is the right time to start upgrading your skills!
If you’re a newcomer living in Ontario and feel that your career has gone nowhere or you need to boost your skills to get a job, book a virtual meeting with us to get a FREE LinkedIn Learning license. Or if you have registered with YMCA Newcomer Information Centre, please speak to your Information and Referral Specialist. With LinkedIn Learning, you can learn new soft skills and technical skills in the business, technology, or creative sector. For now, the license will be valid only until March 31, 2022, with a possibility to be extended.