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July 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 

Brampton City South: CPA Info Session on Wednesday, July 16 at 2:00pm

Brampton East: LinkedIn for Beginners on Tuesday, July 15 at 9:30am 
Malton: Canadian Citizenship on Friday, July 25 at 10:00am  
Oakville: Labour Market Information on Tuesday, July 8 at 2:00pm 
Mississauga: First Impression - Lasting Impression on Tuesday, July 29 at 9:30am 
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.



Secrets to Writing a Great Cover Letter 


Many people come in to the Centre asking about cover letters. Some clients are confused about what exactly is a cover letter  and why they need one, meanwhile other clients write a brief one paragraph introduction and attach it to their resume.  Today, I am here to help clear the air about cover letters and share some great industry tips to make your cover letter great and get you one step closer to your next employment adventure!First, let's talk about why you need a cover letter. A cover letter is your introduction to a prospective employer. It acts as an introduction between you and a potential employer. A cover letter introduces your skills, experience and education to an employer and outline's how you meet the job requirements. There are many resources that can assist you in writing a cover letter; however the tips below can make your cover letter stand out!

 1.  When writing your cover letter, show personal interest and enthusiasm for the job that you are applying for. It is important to convey to the reader, why you chose that job to apply for. Try to relate why you would be a good fit for the job and how your qualifications are an ideal match for what the employer is seeking.

 2.  Your cover letter should explain what makes you the perfect candidate and why, try not to copy and paste points from your resume. It is repetitive and boring for an employer to read the same information twice.  The cover letter is a place where you can write about how YOU fit the job description. Talk about your experiences, your personality traits or your work habits and link it to the job, company and/or organization. The cover letter can also be a great place, to use specific quotes from your references to demonstrate to the employer what type of employee you would make.

3.  Job seekers sometimes feel that a cover letter should be as formal as possible, but   the best cover letters are written in a conversational, engaging tone. Of course, don't be overly casual; don't use slang, and pay careful attention to things like grammar and spelling. But your tone and the language should be conversational, warm and engaging. Follow these tips, to help you increase your chances of landing the interview. 


Source: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/02/10/how-to-write-a-cover-letter-that-will-get-you-an-interview


For more information about cover letters, please join us in July for our cover letter workshop.*
5 Occupations in high demand amid Canada's surprising job losses
Here are five occupations in which there won't be enough job applicants to meet demand in the next seven years, according to trends in labour supply and demand in Canada. The five picks are based on the Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) put together by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) 

1. Registered nurses and nurse supervisors

2011-2020 projected job openings: 161,992

2011-2020 projected job seekers: 128,671

The COPS data shows that employment growth has been strong for registered nurses and supervisors between 2008-2010 with a low, virtually unchanged unemployment rate. The number of job seekers won't be sufficient to fill job openings between 2011-2020 according to their projections, with employment growth and replacement demand "among the highest for all occupations."

2. Managers in health, education, social and community services

This includes:
* managers in health care
* administrators in post-secondary education and vocational training
* school principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
* managers in social, community and correctional services

2011-2020 projected job openings: 66,981

2011-2020 projected job seekers: 52,247

While the unemployment rate in this category increased slightly in 2008-2010, it remained low at 3.3 per cent according to the COPS data. The average hourly wage is among the highest of all occupations, and employment growth was strong. From 2011-2020, this field's retirement rate will be one of the highest among all occupations, largely due to older workers and earlier retirements compared to other jobs.

3. Medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)

This includes:
* medical laboratory technologists and pathologists' assistants
* medical laboratory technicians
* animal health technologists
* respiratory therapists and clinical perfusionists
* medical radiation technologists
* medical sonographers
* cardiology technologists
* electroencephalographic and Other Diagnostic Technologists, n.e.c.
* other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)

2011-2020 projected job openings: 40,304

2011-2020 projected job seekers: 41,321

This field's unemployment rate was one of the lowest among all occupations, and remained virtually unchanged over the 2008-2010 period. Despite the higher number of job seekers projected above, employment growth over the next few years will be "sizeable" because of the aging population. "The arrival of new medical technologies and techniques, as well as the introduction of more advanced equipment, will require more technologists," according to the COPS data. With Canada's aging population, Statistics Canada's Lahouaria Yssaad said it's no surprise that there will be lots of job openings in the health care sector. "Healthcare and social assistance have been on a long-term upward trend," she said. "So if there is one industry that can increase its workforce, understandably that would be healthcare." But there are other fields needing more applicants, as well.

4. Architects, urban and land use planners, land surveyors

2011-2020 projected job openings: 13,378

2011-2020 projected job seekers: 12,628

This occupational field saw more rapid employment growth than in other occupations over the 2008-2010 period, maintaining its low unemployment rate. While the hourly wage was lower than other jobs in natural and applied sciences, the average hourly wage increased quickly.

"Nearly all job openings will arise from retirements, despite a retirement rate similar to the average for all occupations," said the COPS data, noting this occupation recently experienced a labour shortage. 

5. Construction managers, residential home builders and renovators, transportation managers

2011-2020 projected job openings: 96,934

2011-2020 projected job seekers: 102,568

From 2008-2010, the number of job seekers was insufficient to fill job openings, though the unemployment rate increased slightly (still very low at 2.9 per cent in 2010). In that time period, the average hourly wage increased much more quickly than the average for all occupations, according to COPS data. Despite a higher number of projected job seekers, it's projected there won't be enough managers in construction and transportation to fill openings in the 2011-2020 period, partly due to a higher than average retirement rate. The COPS data notes that construction has been a "major driving force in the creation of jobs nationally since the start of the decade," particularly due to new housing units, home renovation projects and non-residential construction spending increases in the energy sector. The aging population will mean decreased demand for new housing units, but the trends suggest non-residential construction will support this industry. "Major investments in the energy sector in Quebec (hydro-electric dams), in Ontario (nuclear power plants), and in Alberta (oil sands and pipelines)" signifies that "non-residential investments will be the driving force behind job creation in the construction industry."


 Source: Erika Tucker (Global News)

  For more information please visit our centre or email: nic@tcet.com
Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation    

Effective July 1st, 2014, Canada's new anti-spam legislation (CASL) will take affect. CASL helps protect Canadians while ensuring that businesses can continue to compete in the global marketplace.

For more information visit: www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/casl-lcap.htm

Youth Pathways

Youth Pathways, funded by the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, is an employment and life skills program geared towards marginalized youth in Peel region between the ages of 15-24. The program aims at developing essential skills and work habits to obtain employment in the retail sector.  


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

Youth Corner - Keeping your teens busy during the summer  


To keep your teen focused and on the right path, you'll want to find some ways to keep them busy over the summer.

  1. 1.    Help your teen locate a summer job by connecting with community organizations that assist with job search. It is essential that your teen seek advice regarding job opportunities related to his/her skills and interests.
  2.  Speak with your teen about volunteering. Remind them that while a volunteer position is unpaid, s/he will gain valuable work experience. Volunteer supervisors can make great references. Volunteer experience can be used on resumes and college/university scholarship applications.
  3. Suggest that your teen join a community sports team. Sign them up for summer camp such as an adventure, faith based, education or sports camp. Create activities for your teen to do, such as arts and craft projects, scrapbooking or cooking and baking.
  4.  Keep your teen busy by giving him extra chores and housework to do, such as light landscaping, painting, lawn-mowing or organizing an area of your home. Be sure to offer him/her praise for all
  5. Last but not least, spend time with your teen. This is a time for you to connect or re-connect. Go out together, shopping, watch a movie or grab a coffee/ice cream. Talk about what's going on in their lives: what's bothering them, what makes them happy, what's going on in the music industry, what's new in the technology world? It is so easy to get into the parent role and give advice and lecture, but try to listen and just be there for them. Remember, they are teenagers and are getting ready for college and university, which means time for them to move on and move out. Make the most of this time.
To further explore any volunteer, job or other opportunities for your teen or to discuss any other issues regarding your teens, contact a NIC Youth Counsellor at nicyouth@tcet.com and someone would be happy to assist!
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