Part 1: Newcomer Career Success Info Session
Part 1: Newcomers Career Success Info SessionPosted by City of Edmonton Jobs on Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Newcomer Career Success Info Session: Part 1 We hosted a live-streamed information session to provide newcomers with resources and advice on how to launch a successful career in Edmonton. Presentations and testimonials from our community partners at NorQuest College (12:00), Campbell College (28:00), Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (57:34), Edmonton Regional Immigrant Employment Council (1:11:03), and Bredin Institute (1:23:06) provide insight into their services. Other topics covered are Personal Branding (1:22) and the City's Recruitment Process (1:36:05). There are 2 Q&A sessions (48:39, 1:48:00 and Part 2 of this video below).
Edmonton is a city made rich, vibrant, and energetic by the diversity of our citizens and communities. These communities consist of over 60 cultural and ethnic groups. Edmonton's 2014 census results indicate that 26% of newcomers to the City were international migrants. Within the next 50 years, our City is expected to grow to more than 2.1 million people. Migration will account for two thirds of this growth, with one million of those people being newcomers to Canada. The City of Edmonton is committed to providing support to those that are new to our City. This includes providing resources to help individuals find meaningful employment.
Moving to a new country can be challenging. How do you go about finding housing and schools, making friends, developing networks, and obtaining a job? Whether you're already in Canada or planning to move to Edmonton from overseas, we are here to help you.
Edmonton provides a number of services to help newcomers feel welcome and settle into Edmonton more quickly.
Build Your Career:
If you have education completed outside of Canada, you may consider getting those credentials assessed:
Learn what your employment rights are in Alberta, Canada. Do you need help applying for a City of Edmonton position? Check out some of our valuable resources to help you with your career search:
We value the education and experience that Newcomers bring to our organization. All qualified individuals interested in joining the City of Edmonton are encouraged to apply on all open job postings.
To support Newcomers, The City of Edmonton provides opportunities, which allow Newcomers to Canada to gain valuable work experience, develop professional skills and learn about working at the City of Edmonton. We work with educational institutions like: NorQuest College, Robertson College, CDI College, and Campbell College to provide their students with opportunities to complete their work practicums.
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers - Youth Employment Skills Program: We provide up to 11 weeks of valuable paid work experience to support participants
The City of Edmonton works closely with external organizations, which can help you adjust to life in Canada and achieve your short and long term career and settlement goals. Together, we refer candidates to hiring teams, provide mentorship and valuable industry connections, conduct recruitment information sessions and career fairs, and we implement initiatives that contribute positively to transitioning Newcomers into the workforce.
- Attend career fairs and employment events in our community
- Provide information sessions on our hiring process
- Connect candidates with external resources
- Refer qualified candidates to Hiring Teams
- Provide job coaching to prospective applicants
Part 2: Question & Answer Portion of Newcomer Career Info Session
Part 2: Question & Answer Portion of Newcomer Career Success Info SessionPosted by City of Edmonton Jobs on Tuesday, February 14, 2017