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Commissioner of Oaths Services

Commissioner of Oaths services are available by appointment at all Newcomer Information Centre (NIC) locations for affidavits, declarations, oaths, attestations and true copies of original documents.

For more information contact: nic(at)tcet.com
How to know if you're under-qualified or unqualified for a job (there's a difference)

I'm sure at some point in your life, you have passed on applying for a job because you didn't think you were an exact match. I'm sure you've also thought you'd be able to successful fulfil a job, even though the qualifications were way above where you were in  your career. These are somewhat extreme cases, but both illustrate the challenge of knowing when you're just a little under-qualified for a job and when you should say, "This is great, but probably for someone else" because you are not at all qualified. 
To help clear things up a bit, here are a few signs to look for when you're unsure of if you should apply:
How to Know How Much Money to Ask For
It can be difficult to know how much to ask for when a company asks for your "salary expectations". You don't want to price yourself out of the market and you don't want to undercut yourself in an attempt to win the gig. So what do you do?
Leniency Period for Canada's new Electronic Travel Authorization extended until November 9th

To give travellers and airlines more time to prepare for changes when flying to or transition through Canada, the government is extending the leniency period for the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) requirement until November 9, 2016.  

Learn English at Home with LINC Home Study
Do you want to learn English but can't attend classroom courses?  LINC Home Study offers English language training at a distance for free.  You can choose to study online or using a book and CD.  A TESL-certified instructor will contact you once a week for a lesson by phone or VoIP, monitor your progress and provide you with ongoing feedback and support.
For more information contact: help@linchomestudy.ca or www.linchomestudy.ca
Youth Corner
Youth Job Connect: The Definition of Barriers
"The Youth Job Connection (YJC) program serves youth aged 15 to 29 who experience multiple and/or complex barriers..."

Many questions are usually asked by potential clients, asking what is meant by 'barriers', when hearing about the Youth Job Connect Program. In order to get an idea of whether one falls under the criteria, here are some examples of questions where the interested would have to answer 'yes' to at least one of them:

  • Does the person have a physical disability?
  • Does the person have a self-declared mental disability where work accommodations may have to be provided?
  • Has the person ever been arrested or had a run in the law?
  • Does the person consider them self a visible minority?
  • Does the person consider themselves as being 'low income?'
  • Has the person ever been a victim of racism?
  • Is the person Aboriginal?
  • Is the person a recent immigrant (within the last 5 years)?
  • Does the person have difficulty reading?
  • Is the person a part of LGBT community?
  • Is the person a single parent?
  • ...etc
The Employment Counsellors determing, at the intake process, whether a client possesses enough barriers in order to take part in YJC. These specific questions are not the only determining factors as many other questions are involved as well. So should you think you may be eligible but don't quite answer 'yes' to as many questions, still contact TCET to have your eligibility and suitability checked over the phone. 
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