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October 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: Adecco Recruitment Fair on Tuesday, October 14 at 10:00am

Brampton East: Linkedin for Beginners on Tuesday, October 14 at 9:30am 
Malton: OAS/GIS & CPP by Service Canada on Tuesday, October 21 at 2:00pm 
Oakville: Starting a new life if Canada on Tuesday, October 28 at 2:00pm 
Mississauga: Labour Market Information by NCP on Wednesday, October 22 at 10:00am 

Don Mills: Versatile Health Centre Hiring Event on Wednesday, October 1 at 9:30am

Parliament: How to find a job using social media on Friday, October 17 at 10:00am


Employment Services Workshop Calendar: www.tcet.com/employmentservices/workshop-calendars

Newcomer Services Information Sessions Calendar:

Do you have CQ?


Have you heard the expression "people are people and business is business"?  Today this phrase is an antiquated illustration of a bygone era. Our workplace is now global, not only local, and what one culture believes in can be very different from another.


Understanding cultural differences used to be something that was kept at a distance, but now everyone has to keep up with shifting trends and the complexities of being employed in a diverse workforce.


In the book Leading with Cultural Intelligence: The New Secret to Success by David Livermore, it highlights that the missing piece to success is having awareness and knowledge of what Livermore calls cultural intelligence or CQ.


Similar to IQ (Intelligence Quotient) CQ is rooted in research from over 25 countries and has been tested in business and education sectors. According to Livermore, there is solid proof that CQ is valuable because it affects the understanding of diversity, leadership style and how you communicate respect. Livermore outlines numerous cultural values in his book and highlights the following two as the most important:


1.Time Orientation.

Not all cultures share North America's obsession with punctuality. Some cultures are more interested in emphasizing the priority of social relationships, thus meetings and events simply begin and end when everyone feels the time is right rather than artificially imposing clock time.  


2. Power Distance.

This refers to how far apart leaders and followers feel from each other. Cultures that score high in power distance offer a great deal of formal respect to leaders, job titles and status, and it is expected that leaders are entitled to specific privileges. Cultures with a low power distance believe that everyone should have equal rights and can question and challenge the views of others.  


According to Livermore, business is not simply business anymore. It is global, not just local, and CQ is the secret to career success for everyone. Today cultural differences are no longer kept at a distance but instead are right beside each of us every day.


2015 Career Fortune Tips


It's already more than half-way through the year, so it's not too early to get ready for 2015.  Do you want to know 3 secrets for your career fortune? If you want to be a successful employee try using the tactics of focus, attitude and adaptability to your best advantage:


●Set clear goals and know where you are going

●Make your life a resentment-free zone and don't personalize things that aren't personal

●Have flexible plans and be curious  - not furious


Whatever your job title, look for opportunities to incorporate these 3 secrets and your 2015 career fortune could just change in a winning direction! 


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


Are you purchasing, selling or renting a home in the Greater Toronto Area? 

HomeOptima Inc., Brokerage has a revolutionary new website that provides home buyers, home sellers and renters with a wide variety of insights, allowing them to make the best possible decisions about purchasing, selling or renting a home.

For more information visit:  www.homeoptima.com for details 

A Newcomer's Introduction to Consumer Protection 

This guide contains information that newcomers to Ontario should know when buying goods and services, and gives many examples of questions you can ask to help you become a smart consumer. 

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

Youth Corner - What are dual credit programs?


Dual credit programs are ministry-approved programs that allow students, while they are still in secondary school, to take college or apprenticeship courses that count towards both the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and a postsecondary certificate, diploma, degree or a Certificate of Apprenticeship.


Students have the opportunity to:

  • Earn high school credits while studying at a local college or taking apprenticeship training
  • Gain experience to transition to postsecondary education or apprenticeship
  • Get a head start on learning and training for their future careers

For more information visit:  http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/morestudentsuccess/DualCreditFS.pdf

 For further information regarding your youth; education, volunteering, skill building and much more; contact our Youth Counsellors at nicyouth@tcet.com
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