Name: Hadid Musa
Country of Origin: Eritrean, (born and lived in Sudan).
Date Hired: 10 April 17 RRC
Job Title: immigrant support worker, Transition worker(EIA)
Case Manager (RRC)
Employer: IC, RRC
How did the Immigrant Centre help you to find a job in Canada?
Created an effective resume for me.
Advised me about best ways to find job.
The career workshops were so useful.
Shared information about available job postings. Encouraged and made me feel confident.
What types of job search techniques did you use to find your job?
Looking for ads everywhere, newspaper, signs, website, visiting in person and Volunteering. attending employment workshops.
What differences have you noticed between working in Canada and working in your home country?
More organized. More developed. More rules. More friendly environment.
Advice to other Immigrants/Newcomers:
What advice would you give to immigrants and newcomers looking for work?
I advise newcomers to take their time in figuring out what works best for their long term goals, and not rush into employment.
Also, concentrate in upgrading their skills or developing new ones if needed, because the more someone gets skilled and knowledgeable of a specific career the easier and faster they find job and may be the more wages the get.
Volunteering in your field or something close, is one of the best ways into employment and developing work experience.
“The province has a lot of resources for newcomers, they don’t come to look for you, you need to come out and look for them.”