TCET Newsletter

August 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: ParaMed Personal Support Worker/Home Support Workers hiring event on Tuesday, August 25 at 10:00am 

Brampton East: Web Design and Web Presence on Wednesday, August 12 at 1:00pm   
Malton: First time home buyers on Tuesday, Ausugt 18 at 2:00pm 
Oakville: Canadian judicial system on Wednesday, August 19 at 10:00am 
Mississauga: Budgeting & Debt Management on Wednesday, August 26 at 10:00am 

Parliament: Social Media for job search on Thursday, August 20 at 1:00pm  

Don Mills: First Service Residential hiring event on Wednesday, August 5 


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Newcomer Services Information Session Calendar:

Your Elevator Speech
                  By Suelian White 


As a job seeker, you will find yourself in positions where you get asked a lot of questions. One of those questions usually is, "what is it that you do?" This is the perfect time to lead in to your elevator speech - sometimes called the 30 second commercial. With everything being so fast paced and people seeking instant answers, business people do not have time to listen to autobiographies. This is not the time to read out your resume from memory.


How you answer this question could help determine the pace and quality of which you land your next job. The way you formulate and deliver your response will set you apart from the competition. Elevator pitches are helpful for generating interest in your skills and abilities and also to showcase your communication skills.


Break the ice

Start off with any education or experience that you have in the field while making it clear the type of jobs or industries you are looking to work in. You do not have a lot of time to get your point across so you cannot be vague.



You should highlight the top skills you have for the job. Make sure to focus on skills that are relevant to the position. This will include hard and soft skills and ensure you drive the point home about how all this will benefit the employer.

Tying it all together

When wrapping up, keep the theme to "what you have to offer the company" and show how you are different from the competition. At the end of this, you want to come across as a highly suitable candidate who will be beneficial to the company. Do not spend too much time on your education or job title. Ensure that you make your strengths and specializations known.


Once you have this all written down, practice until you have a smooth delivery that will sound natural and not staged. Be strategic and at the end of your pitch, hopefully you would have given them enough information that they want to learn more about you.


Apart from using your elevator speech at networking events, it can also help you to answer the dreaded "tell me about yourself" question the next time you are at an interview. 



Assess your credentials
by Suelian White


Every year, many professionals make Canada their new home. For those who have studied outside Canada, there are various options available for getting their credentials obtained from outside Canada assessed to determine the Canadian equivalency.


If you are new immigrant or in the process of becoming a Canadian permanent resident and have studied abroad, you may want to get this done as soon as possible. For many, this could even be done before arrival in Canada.


Organizations such as World Education Services (WES) simplify the process where you can apply online to have your credentials assessed. For some, credential assessment is a part of the immigration process and this is done before being granted permanent residency in Canada. This information is useful for adding to your resumes for when you are ready to apply for jobs in Canada. Under the education section on your resume, once assessed, it could state the name of your degree and also the Canadian equivalency.


While some of these organizations offer services for persons looking to go back to school, you should also note that if you are planning on going back to school, some universities will require that they do their own independent evaluation.


For some clients using employment services, there may be financial assistance in getting the credentials assessed. Talk to your Career Specialist today for more information on how this works 

Child Care Rules - child care and early early years act 

Child care rules will be changing on August 31, 2015, when the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 comes into effect. 

To learn about the act and to see how these changes will affect licensed and unlicensed child care providers visit: NEW ACT

red-green-leaf.jpg New Citizenship Applications

Changes to Citizenship processing came into effect January 1, 2015. As a result  of the new rules the applications have been changed as well. Beginning on June 11, 2015, CIC will only accept the new application forms. Applications that were received on or after June 11, 2015 that do not use the latest version of the application will be considered incomplete and will be returned.  

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Attend an Information Session on August 17th, 2015 - 2:00pm at Brampton South  

Focus to Employment Program is a two week employment preparation program followed by 6 months of ongoing support to assist with securing job opportunities, with job retention and securing employment. 


The program is designed to assist Ontario Works clients to develop a professional resume and cover letter, a job search plan along with interview skills and to assist clients to become self-sufficient and confident to secure and keep the job they want.

Funded by the Region of Peel,  to be eligible for the program you must be in receipt of Ontario Works, be referred to the program by an Ontario Works Case Worker or Employment Services Worker and be able to commit to attending the 2 week in class portion of the program.


For information you can call 905-595-0722 ext. 4020, email: or visit our website at

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