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June 2014

Commissioner of Oaths Services

Commissioner of oaths services are available by appointment at all locations to take affidavits, declarations, oaths, attest/certify true copies of original documents.

For more information contact: nic@tcet.com
Scheduled Events 

Parliament: Employment Opportunities System on Monday, June 16 at 2:00pm

Brampton City South: Cold Calling Techniques on Thursday, June 12 at 9:30am

Brampton East: Toastmasters Club: Demonstration Session on Thursday, June 5 from 12:00pm
Malton: Immigration and Sponsorship on Wednesday, June 11 at 10:00am  
Oakville: Career Skills Matching for Women on Tuesday, June 24 at 10:00am 
Mississauga: Employment Opportunities with Peel Regional Police on Monday, June 23 at 10:00am 
Employment Services Workshop Calendar: www.tcet.com/employmentservices/workshop-calendars

Newcomer Services Workshop Calendar:







Are you unemployed, 15-30 and not returning to school? 

You may qualify to participate in a 4-6 month job placement.

Click on the link below for more details.



Job Search Tips 

Summer is here, the weather is finally hot and the kids are almost out of school and your job searching?!? Good for you!! It is important to stay focused and dedicated while you job search, actively searching for work increases your chances of success.  Below are some strategies on how to job search, and how to keep your spirits up while you search for your next job.

1)      Make your online more efficient by registering with online job boards such as; Workpolis, Monster.ca or Job Bank. To make online job search more effective, sign up for career alerts.  Emails will be sent to you when a new job posting is advertised and it meets what you are looking for.

2)       Begin or continue to network. 60-80% of all jobs are not advertised! Jobs are frequently filled by people who know people. To increase your chances of job search success continue to network and broaden your networking circle. Create a "one minute infomercial" about yourself. This is a brief description of your back ground; try to include your work experience, skills, education and training. This infomercial will be useful when you are meeting new people.

3)      Ask your targeted companies for informational interviews. This is an opportunity to learn more about the organization/company that you would like to work for. In this interview, you are not asking for a job, rather you are gaining information about your profession, industry, work environment and/or future employment activities.

4)      Cold call the organizations/companies that you would like to work with. Cold calling is a basic technique that is used in selling, but when done properly it can provide new opportunities for you.  Cold calling is a technique that the more you do it, the easier it gets! It is important to write a script to use when you call companies, a well drafted script will help you highlight your skills and experience and will assist in you in staying on topic.

5)      Consider visiting the companies in person and/or dropping of a resume.  This method may prove successful if you are able to talk to the front desk about new opportunities or meet with human resources. Be sure to dress professionally for those occasions where you may get interviewed (even briefly) on the spot.


For more information about cold calling, please join us in June for our cold calling workshop.*

Interview Skills
Now that you have completed your job search, the next step is to prepare for your interview. Whether this be your first interview or fifth, interviews can be nerve racking. To overcome some of your anxiety, below are the top 5 tips that can help you cope and prepare for your next successful interview!
1. Be on time:  Arrive 10-15 minutes early
2. Make Conversation:  On your way to the room where the interview is to take place, make conversation with the individual who is guiding you: compliment the décor, talk about the weather, the great location of the building, the pictures on the wall, etc.
3. Listen to the Interviewer:  Consider your answer carefully and be sure to understand the question.  IT IS OKAY TO ASK THE INTERVIEWER TO REPEAT THE QUESTION(S) if you are uncertain.
4. Keep your answers short and concise but informative :  Generally, do not spend more than 3 minutes answering a question, unless they ask for detail information
5. Thank the interviewer(s) for the interview:  If you have enjoyed speaking to the interviewer, say so and let him/her know why you found the interview was helpful or informative.

 For more information about interview strategies join us for our June Workshop. Or schedule a mock interview with staff members to practice for that upcoming interview!

New Immunizations Required for Children   

All children need to have certain immunizations against diseases in order to attend school in Ontario. For the 2014/2015 year several new immunizations are required. 

Children will need to be vaccinated for:
-Meningococcal disease
-Whooping cough
-Chickenpox (for children born in 2010 or later)

These immunizations are in addition to the ones already required. Some of the doses required have also changed. If you are not sure if your child has received all the necessary immunizations, you can check with a doctor, nurse practitioner or your local health unit. 

For more information contact: nic@tcet.com 
Changes to the International Student Program
New rules that will reduce the potential for fraud or misuse of the program while protecting Canada's international reputation for high-quality education and improving services to genuine students will come into force on June 1, 2014. The new rules will:
- limit the issuance of study permits to applicants who will be studying at a designated learning institution, including institutions that are designated by provinces and territories on the basis of meeting minimum standards
-require students to actively pursue their studies while in Canada
- allow full-time international students enrolled at designated institutions in certain programs to work part-time international students enrolled at designated institutions in certain programs to work part time off campus and full time during scheduled school breaks without a work permit

For more information please visit our centre or email: nic@tcet.com

Youth Corner - Culinary Training for Newcomer  Youth


Are you interested in pursuing a career in food service?

Are you a Newcomer to Canada between ages 15-29?

Did you arrive in Canada within the last 5 years?


Attend a full time 16 week Culinary Training Program: 


You will: 
 Learn to plan menus, prepare & cook various foods 
 Operate tools & kitchen equipment 
 Receive training in plating, presentation, health & safety 
 Obtain training & certificates in Smart Serve* & Food Handling 
 Acquire interview and resume/cover letter writing skills 
 Enhance financial literacy, communication & workplace skills 
 Practice your culinary skills in a guaranteed 8 week work placement 
 Receive training by a Certified Chef
For more information please visit our centre or email nic@tcet.com
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