Success Stories

Alejandro Velazquez Lara – Mexico – Store Clerk

Country: Mexico

Date Hired: October 21, 2020

Job Title: Store Clerk

Employer: Save On Foods

How did the Immigrant Centre help you to find a job in Canada?
Gave me more self-confidence Taught me interview skills

What types of job search techniques did you use to find your job?
Research of companies close to my home Job search websites Applied online

What differences have you noticed between working in Canada and working in your home country?
We have to arrive before the starting time and be prepared to work when starting time begins. We have to punch in our starting job time and starting lunch time, and punch out our finishing job time and finishing lunch time in very accurate times. Thirty minutes of lunch time, no more, no less. Payment is per hours.

What advice would you give to immigrants and newcomers looking for work?
Create a network with friends and classmates The more available you are, the more chances to be considered. Knowledge about the company you are applying. Open to do different activities as a starter job.