Career Transitions Participant Resources
It is critical you attend all 11 workshops and complete the related homework in order to complete the program. During this time you will gain valuable insight into the Canadian health care sector, develop interview and job search skills required to compete in the sector, and demonstrate your employment potential. All of this is critical in assisting the Career Transitions team in getting to know you and helping guide you through your journey to meaningful employment.
This is your opportunity to meet one-on-one with your Job Developer and discuss a job search strategy that is customized to your goals. This meeting will provide you with valuable information about your options and the steps to take to move forward. Most importantly it gives your Job Developer the opportunity to learn more about you and how to connect you with the right opportunities.
Once you complete the workshops you will be added to our database and start to receive weekly emails with job opportunities and other information. You will continue to have access to our professional writer as well as employment support. We are available to assist with applications, interview preparation and special opportunities.
The homework you are assigned during the workshops is an important part of your job search. You will create your resume and CV, develop your job search skills and prepare for your mock interview. Completing these assignments will prepare you for your Action Plan meeting and the subsequent steps to employment.
The job interview is the final step in the hiring process and often the make-or-break moment for every candidate. The single best piece of advice is to be prepared. Read through this section, speak to people who have been through the process, use a resource book, and do your homework. Solid preparation will give you the added confidence you need, sharpen your focus, decrease stress, and allow you to relax a little bit.
Practice will make you calmer, more organized, and help you sound better during the real thing.
Know about the company you are interviewing with:
- Review all the information they send you.
- Visit their website.
- Ask for an interview schedule ahead of time if it was not included (fax or email).
- Ask the program what to expect and what materials to bring for the interview day.
- Find out about the interviewers (LinkedIn, web search) if possible.
- Speak with employees you might know.
Know a great deal about the organization’s and the role’s culture:
- What do practitioners in the field really do?
- What types of work do they do?
- How are they perceived by other professionals?
- What do they value or view as important as a profession?
A mock interview is a great chance to practice your skills and receive valuable feedback on how you can improve. You’ll also get suggestions about what the employer might be looking for and how you can tailor your answers to reflect that. Prepare as if it were a real interview – review your answers to specific questions. Carry copies of your CV, cover letter, your list of questions you wish to have answered, and any additional documents that might be necessary.
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Resources and Useful Links
Health Jobs Information
Job Search Websites
Elute.ca is similar to indeed.ca and posts jobs from a variety of sources.
Charity Village features postings from non-profit organizations.
Job Bank is hosted by the government and contains postings from the private and public sector.
This program for Internationally Educated Professionals in Nutrition provides a Canadian university certificate to enable enhanced opportunities for employment.
Medical Laboratory Technology
Several Ontario colleges have a several programs for those pursuing a career in medical laboratory technology.
Medical Radiation Technology
Michener’s program is designed to help prepare internationally educated medical radiological (x-ray) technologists for the national certification examination.
International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program is a 9-month bridging program for internationally trained and experienced midwives.
This program assists internationally educated nurses meet the professional and educational requirements of the CNO.
International Optometric Bridging Program provides qualified applicants with opportunities to gain the skills necessary for registration in Canada.
International Pharmacy Graduate Program prepares internationally educated pharmacists to meet Canadian licensing and entry-to-practice requirements.
Ontario Internationally Educated Physical Therapy Bridging Program offers courses for internationally educated physiotherapists to help transition their career to Canada.
BREM provides bridge training and an option for a supervised placement working towards registration for mental health professionals.
Health Sector Information
Public Health Agency of Canada is another federal organization which works to improve the health of Canadians.
Canadian Institute for Health Information a non-profit organization that provides essential information on Canada’s health system.
Life Sciences and Research
CIHR is an independent agency that administers funding to research projects on behalf of government.
Clinical Research Association of Canada is a non-profit organization and has information and resources relevant to all aspects of clinical research in Canada.
Licensing and Residency
The College of Nurses of Ontario provides information about licensing for nurses in Ontario.
CaRMS is the organization that administers the residency matching system for Canada.
Dentists can learn more about licensing and exams at NDEB’s website.
Pharmacist’s Gateway provides information and resources for pharmacists pursuing licensing in Canada.
Local Health Care Services
The Champlain LHIN administers health care funding and information about the local integrated health network.
ONIP is a network of internationally trained professionals and has information about the health care sector.