Success Stories

Ali Rizvi, Pakistan, Commercial Banking Associate

Country: Pakistan

Date Hired: 9th May 2022

Job Title: Associate, Commercial Banking

Employer: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

How did the Immigrant Centre help you to find a job in Canada?
Immigrant Centre including other settlement agencies helped me to get awareness in essential areas that are pre-requisite to secure any kind of employment in Canada. - Canadian Culture - Workplace Culture - Resume Building - Networking - Actively Job Searching - Workplace Integration - Interview Skills - Highlighting relevant job opportunities and encourage to apply for those. - Referring to respective employers.

What types of job search techniques did you use to find your job?
I used all of the following avenues for Job Search. - Job Boards (Glassdoor, Indeed, Job Bank) - Companies Websites - Job Fair (Online / Inperson) - Linkedin - Settlement Agencies (Provincial, Federal)

What differences have you noticed between working in Canada and working in your home country?
- Country Culture - Workplace Culture - Technology - Recruitment Process - System and Procedures - Conciseness and Accuracy - Well regulated with Vibrant Controls.

What advice would you give to immigrants and newcomers looking for work?
- Be Energetic in Job Search - Set your goals and be focused on that with consistency - Don't feel shy to start any job even though it is not relevant to your profession and then keep finding the job in relevant field. It will help you to understand Canadian culture, weather, improve confidence level and interpersonal skills, networking and improvement in numerous soft skills and traits.