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Lakhvir Kaur Toor – India – Uncertified Health Care Aide

Country: India

Date Hired: Nov 4, 2021

Job Title: Uncertified - Health care aide

Employer: Shared Health Manitoba

How did the Immigrant Centre help you to find a job in Canada?
I was immigrant to Canada in 2018 . I visited at immigrant Center with the help of my cousin and i had a good facilitator Margaret Ko. She opened my file but i did not applied for two years and i did not take any classes that time because iā€™m stay home mom but after that when I contact to Margaret after two and a half years for helping me to search a job .I got help with my resume & got job alerts very often.She wrote my resume,taught me how to apply for jobs. She helped me to get so many certificates like food handler,first aide - CPR from red cross , nutrition classes etc. at no cost. These classes gave me more self confidence,taught me interview skills. She sends me job search websites, regular updates,emails about job fares, careers shows.I applied for jobs which matched my qualification and i met all the requirements, got called from shared health and they gave me paid training and hired me on September but my availability was not matched that time but now i got a mail on 4 November which matched my availability and i got the job . I am very grateful for the support of my facilitator.

What types of job search techniques did you use to find your job?
Job search websites, indeed etc.

What differences have you noticed between working in Canada and working in your home country?
People are very honest, kind and friendly.

What advice would you give to immigrants and newcomers looking for work?
For newcomers - Learn all the time, there are so many free resources for new immigrants which helps a lot . Be patient and prepare your resume with your best outcome features on it. Talk to your friends & people around you about the job postings. Always check job search web sites.