Daily life can be full of stress. It can challenging to take some time here and there to enjoy life. Use this gratitude bingo card to slow down and appreciate the small victories and little things by x-ing out any of the activities you enjoy most!
We hear everywhere that Canada needs to tap into the wealth of talent and skill of new Canadians, but the story on the ground is often very different. At the LEHC, we like to focus on being proactive even though the experience of starting a career that is already well established outside of Canada can be exhausting, hopeless, and dreadful. We meet highly specialized and gifted internationally trained professionals all the time, and we do what we can to support this challenging career transition. For example, there was a business communications and marketing professional that was seeking opportunities in her field in London ON after relocating here with her family. We started with simple application document revisions. Then, we established a list of company targets. From there, it was a matter of finding the relevant person to contact about hiring decisions. Then, a role came through a local employment sector network, which sounded just perfect as a start to her career in Canada! The LEHC assisted with gathering the information that was necessary to create a highly specific application made just for this role and made the direct connection to ensure that the company saw this great candidate. Over a year later, and she is still working in Canada in her field!
People often want to change career direction for any number of reasons: lack of fulfillment, too routine, no opportunities for advancement or growth…It’s common. It’s not easy. You’re not alone. The LEHC is here to help. Take the not-for-profit supervisor that grew tired of the role and wanted something new. With the support of the LEHC, this individual was able to access a small Employment Ontario training budget to complete a Financial Advisor certificate. Now, in part because of the training, he is ready to start his new role at a company in the area of finance where he will be able to further his professional development through on-the-job training.
Employment Ontario has partnered with four local training providers to offer free training. Contact your local Employment Ontario office to learn more!
Visit the Training Provider websites to learn more about the course offerings:
- 4S Occupational Health and Safety Advisory
- Industrial Safety Trainers
- Langlois Safety Training
- Occupational Safety Group (OSG) (course enrollment to follow soon)
Check out this short video discussing options for apprentices in the environmental sector. It’s on the LEHC’s new and improved YouTube channel!
Prosper Canada has put together a financial relief navigator online tool for those that are particularly hard-hit by the pandemic. Visit the webpage today to learn more and access the financial support you need. If you don’t have access to a computer, contact the LEHC and we’ll work remotely to navigate the site with you. (Click on the image below to visit the website).