Newcomer Success Story: Amruta Chitre

Posted by: Sana Arshad Date: October 30, 2018 Category: Tales of Inspiration

 

My husband and I decided to move to Canada in February 2017 and we started our Permanent Residency process, receiving it in February 2018. My friend suggested that I should take pre-arrival services of PrepCan as he himself was a client and had a really good experience.

This is how I got introduced to PrepCan and an advisor got assigned to me. The initial sessions with them were very useful as they assessed my profile, and helped me by suggesting all possible options in the form of a well-designed plan. It had listings of bridging programs, company websites related to my field, useful links and study material, internship and volunteering options to do networking, resume and cover letter templates, and so on.

We were then introduced to newsletters and webinars conducted by Prep Can on a weekly basis. The webinars were very interactive and informative. Some of them also had newcomers like us who shared their journey, some were recruiters, hiring managers and other talented professionals, who shared a lot of information about the job market, culture, and environment in Canada, before we actually start our life there. I had a great time listening to the guest speakers and participating in the webinars. They covered various topics like resume-building, cover letters, job fairs, networking events, ways to build your professional network in Canada, interview preparation,  emails and their formats, Canadian workplace culture, soft and hard skills, workplace attire, language, etiquette, your initial two weeks in Canada, list of things to get done, and much more.

Through the interview preparation, email writing, job search techniques by Prep Can, I started getting calls from recruiters about job opportunities. I followed all the small tips and ideas shared in the webinars by all presenters, and kept following up and going to job fairs and networking events. I also did networking on LinkedIn. All these things really helped me landing a job interview and I got selected in an IT consulting start-up as a Training and Resource Coordinator.

To summarize, I exactly know what all to do pre and post-landing to start our new journey in Canada. I would certainly recommend Prep Can’s FREE services to all the newcomers who are planning to start their life in Canada.

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