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21
JUL
2015

Citizenship Academy Provides Free Prep for Test

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BURLINGTON, Ont.  English as a Second Language students preparing to take the Canadian Citizenship Test can register for a free, nine day preparation course. Offered by The Centre for Skills Development & Training, the Citizenship Academy will teach students about   The...
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Multiculturalism Day in Canada
25
JUN
2015

Multiculturalism Day in Canada

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June 27 marks Multiculturalism Day – a time for celebrating diversity in Canada. Half of all immigrants to Canada make Ontario their home representing approximately 200 countries and 130 languages. The Region of Halton – consisting of Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton...
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Rob Young settlement speaker event
23
JUN
2015

A summary of Robert Young’s speech on “Express Entry to Canada for Skilled Immigrants”

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Express Entry to Canada: Helping employers connect with skilled immigrants   BURLINGTON, Ont. – Last month, The Centre for Skills Development & Training (The Centre) hosted a free event on the “Express Entry Immigration Program”.   Keynote speaker Robert W. Young, a...
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Learning English at The Centre
08
JUN
2015

Citizenship Academy Preps Students for Test

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ESL students preparing to take the Canadian Citizenship Test can now register for a free, 10 day preparation course.   Offered Monday to Friday, June 15-26 from 9:00am to 12:30pm, students will learn about: The rights and responsibilities of citizenship Canada’s history,...
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Rob Young settlement speaker event
26
JAN
2015

Speaker addresses wide range of issues regarding the new immigration system

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BURLINGTON, Ont. – Robert W. Young, a partner at Eisenberg & Young LLP, Hamilton area’s largest law firm practicing exclusively Immigration, Citizenship and Refugee Law, addressed over 100 attendees on “New Immigration System and Settlement Sector Challenges” on January 19,...
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09
JAN
2015

Free Speaker Event on New Immigration System

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BURLINGTON, Ont. – In support of its mission towards workforce development and building better lives, The Centre for Skills Development & Training (The Centre), located at 860 Harrington Court will host a free public event on “Canada’s New Immigration System and Settlement...
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Build your online image
12
DEC
2014

Job Search Tip – Build Your Online Image in 5 Steps

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It’s no secret employers research you online before inviting you in for an interview. Here are 5 ways to make sure you leave them with a good first impression:   Make it easy for employers to find you online. LinkedIn and Twitter are two digital accounts that will get...
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How to Prepare for Winter Driving
12
DEC
2014

Ask the settlement expert: How can I prepare for driving this winter?

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We get asked this question every year from clients about to experience their first winter in Canada. Driving through snow and ice can be pretty nerve wracking. Fortunately, there is a lot of great information online that can help you prepare. Start with this article from CBC on...
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social media and your job search
31
OCT
2014

Job Search Tip – The follow up

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Following up after a job interview is easy to do and goes a long way toward showing your interest in the role. It’s also a great opportunity to thank the interviewers for their time while highlighting a couple thoughts that you had during the interview.   For your next...
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31
OCT
2014

Ask the expert: Should I get my credentials evaluated

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Getting your credentials evaluated can be expensive so it’s important to make sure you really need to before you contact an evaluation service. You will need to get a full credential report if you are applying to college or university, or if you want to receive the Canadian...
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