Success Stories

Vincent Samuels – Jamaica – Warehouse Worker

Country: Jamaica

Date Hired: January 11,2021

Job Title: Warehouse Worker

Employer: MacDon Industries

How did the Immigrant Centre help you to find a job in Canada?
They wrote my resume, taught me how to apply for jobs, gave me more self confidence, taught me interview skills, they checked up on my monthly progress and encouraged me to keep applying even when I wasn’t receiving any callbacks. They really made me feel understood and important.

What types of job search techniques did you use to find your job?
Job search websites, job fairs and applied online

What differences have you noticed between working in Canada and working in your home country?
I was self employed back home so the shift from being my own boss to working for a company took a bit of getting used to . I’ve noticed that the work environment is more fast paced .

What advice would you give to immigrants and newcomers looking for work?
Be patient, take it easy on yourself. It might take some time to get a job but that doesn’t mean that you won’t find one eventually.