International Students

Finding employment in Canada is not just about who has the highest grade point average. There are many factors that employers take into consideration when seeking out the right candidate for a position. 

Marketing Your Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes

You are in a position to offer employers unique skills and abilities that will be beneficial to their workplace. Some of these include:

  • Cross cultural awareness
  • Multi-lingual abilities
  • Broadened perspectives
  • Knowledge of international aspects of specific field of work 
  • Representing the diversity of Canada and the community in which the employer operates

Identify other knowledge,skills and attitudes employers seek in candidates and that will also help you articulate your added value to Canadian employers. When speaking with employers or developing your resume or cover letter, speak about these diverse skills and your value beyond your credentials. Show how the skills you bring can help the company achieve its goals.

Cultural Awareness

Cultural awareness is the ability to understand cultural differences and being aware of different cultrual values, beliefs and perceptions. Everywhere in the world it is considered to be an important skill and enhances communciation in the workplace. Canada is no different. Read the Canadian Job Search Tip Sheet to learn a few guidelines, including qualifications, writing resumes and interview tips. For more information, click on the tabs to the right of this page.

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