TCET Newsletter

April 2015

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.

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Scheduled Events 

Brampton City South: Citizenship Application & Test Preparation on Tuesday, April 14 at 2:00pm 

Brampton East: Career Exploration by Career Coach on Thursday, April 2 at 9:30am   
Malton: Labour market information on Thursday, April 23 at 10:00am 
Oakville: Removing the Canadian Experience Barrier on Friday, April 24 at 10:00am 
Mississauga: Start your business now! on Monday,  April 13 at 10:00am 

Don Mills: Gatestone hiring event (call centre company) on Wednesday, April 8 at 9:30am

Parliament: How to find a job using social media on Thursday, April 2 at 10:00am  


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5 Trends that will shape the labour market landscape 


According to Tom Turpin, Randstad Canada there are many factors shaping the year ahead for businesses and their employees across Canada. Falling oil prices are expected to continue for some time; consumers and government will carry even deeper debt loads and Generation Z will begin entering the job market while Boomerang Boomers continue to fill the void in various skilled trades. 

Companies, employees and job seekers should all be paying close attention to these trends;

1. Canada to see movement from West to East

2. Technical fields will be in high demand

3. Skills gap and youth unemployment will remain a challenge

4. Employers want an all in one employee

5. Gen-Z will bring in changes in the workplace

To learn more about the five trends visit: 2015 Trends for the Canadian Employment Market 

Top Five Tips for Staying Positive while Job Searching!  

1. Create a daily job search routine

If possible, treat your job search like a 9:00 to 5:00 job. Wake up early, take a lunch break and end your job search activities before dinner. By creating a regular routine and keeping your job search organized you are helping yourself stay focused and motivated. 

2. Find time NOT to think about your job search
It can be easy to always have your job search at the back of your mind. It's an important task and it requires a lot of time, however, excessive worrying can only increase your stress. Be sure to enjoy other aspects of your life and set time aside to do something you enjoy doing. Going for a walk can be an excellent way to de-stress! 

3. Set Reasonable, Concrete Goals 
Concentrating on keeping a list of specific, manageable goals that you would like to achieve is a great way of starting the week. By focusing on smaller achievable goals you will feel more accomplished throughout your job search process. 

4. Celebrate small victories
It can be difficult to focus on the positives when your busy focusing on the negatives such as the interview you didn't land. Instead, focus on the smaller wins! Be proud of yourself for getting a phone interview or when you connect with a new contact on LinkedIn. Celebrating these smaller wins will help you stay positive and keep an open mind.  

5. Focus on your positives
While job searching it is important to make a list of your best qualities, skills and accomplishments. This list will help you create your cover letters, resumes and also help you practice for a job interview. This list is also a great reminder of what makes you a successful job candidate for the position your applying for and will help boost your confidence during this job search process. 

New Networking Pilot Program  

Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) has launched the pilot of a networking program called Connector in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

This innovative program puts professionals who have immigrated to Canada in touch with well-connected leaders (i.e., connectors) who want to expand their networks with new talent.

For more information visit: Connector

Online Directory: Check Qualifications of Tradespeople 

 Have you ever wondered if your plumber is certified? If so, you can now use the new online directory that allows you to quickly check qualifications of anyone you're considering hiring to work on your home or vehicle. For no cost, you can learn within seconds if you're actually hiring a certified tradesperson for jobs like electrical work or plumbing that might have a serious impact on your home or safety. 


Visit: Find a Member 

Youth Corner - The Google Science Fair


The Google Science Fair is a global online science and technology competition open to individuals and teams from ages 13 to 18. 


To participate you'll need to sign up for a free Google account, once created you can register for the competition. 


Visit: Registration and begin your challenge. Good Luck! 


If you would like more information contact one of our Youth Counsellors at 

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