Success Stories

Silava – Syria – Educational Assistant

Country: Syria

Date Hired: December 1, 2018

Job Title: Educational Assistant

Employer: Winnipeg School Division

How did the Immigrant Centre help you to find a job in Canada?
The Facilitator Reem Younes helped me a lot when I felt alone after my surgery, I usually went to her office. She was advising me and looking for a suitable job for me. She gave me more self-confidence, and taught me interview skills. I had some workshops too in immigrant centre and other centers. All these increased my connection to other people. I usually love to give support and love to others. I did that all my life. I think who love other people and give them support and help. one day other people will love him and give him support. Love and humanity is transitional. It moves from somebody to others. Reem loved me and gave me support and help so I began giving support and help to others. I was helping and teaching some girls from the Yezidi community. I sympathized with them a lot. just because they are human, I cared about them without taking any benefits into consideration. And another friend told me about a job in school division. I applied for it and I got it.

What types of job search techniques did you use to find your job?
Workshops how to write resumes and make a lot of connections with other people. Job research websites. I register my name in immigrant centre and Manitoba start who helped me to look for some jobs.

What differences have you noticed between working in Canada and working in your home country?
The work here is great. It was great in Syria too. But I left it because of the war, and now we are in Canada in safety.

What advice would you give to immigrants and newcomers looking for work?
Making many connections, register in some centers like immigrant centre and Manitoba start. Looking for the jobs on line.