Success Stories

Almontaser Bellah Al Jajeh – Syria – Facilitator

Country: Syria

Date Hired: September 12, 2019

Job Title: Facilitator

Employer: NEEDS Centre

How did the Immigrant Centre help you to find a job in Canada?
It benefited me in realizing that my skills set are of a value and can be applied in the Canadian markets.

What types of job search techniques did you use to find your job?
It started with a potential partnership with my initiative (sawa theatre) and ended up with an employment for myself

What differences have you noticed between working in Canada and working in your home country?
Here, work is more pragmatic and methodical while working in home country was more focused in interpersonal relationships which understood the capacity of each employee

What advice would you give to immigrants and newcomers looking for work?
My advice for work and other aspects of life would to develop storytelling skills. This may sound out of context but I strongly believe that in the ability to tell a story. Stories can be on one's professional capacity or any other aspect of life for that matter. We as immigrants and newcomers should aspire to tell our own stories of who we are as professionals and as unique individuals as authentically as possible.