Build ON: Helping you prepare to work in Ontario's Skilled Trades, Engineering and Construction Sectors before you arrive! Register today for personalized online employment consultations, access to webinars, mentorship, training workshops and more. To know more about our services, watch this video.


Upcoming Webinars in July

Build ON is offering several live webinars during the month of July about the following topics:

  • Preparing for the Canadian Workplace: Tools and Resources to help you succeed presented by FAST - July 9th, 2020 at 11:30am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
  • Learn about Pre and Post Arrival Mentorship presented by Build ON - July 13th at 11:00am (EDT)
  • Networking for Your Job Search presented by Build ON - July 16th at 11:00am (EDT)
  • Prepare for a bilingual job interview in Canada presented by Build ON - July 17 at 2:30 p.m. EDT
  • Creating an Effective Resume and Cover Letter presented by Build ON - July 20th at 11:00am (EDT)
  • Ask the Experts about Your Job Search presented by Build ON - July 27th at 11:00am (EDT)
  • Introduction to the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) presented by Andrew Couturier- July 30th at 11am

Please visit our events page for more details or to register. You can also send us an email at buildonbatit@ymcaywca.ca or call us at +1-613-608-6943.

Don't forget to share Build ON with family and friends moving to Canada. We are here to help them be prepared before they arrive!


Knowing Your Rights as a Permanent Resident

Knowing your rights as a Permanent Resident, arriving to Canada, grants you access to many free Canadian services and allows you permission to partake in the many benefits that Canada has to offer to help you to integrate comfortably into your new home.

Permanent Residency is given by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Once approved, your new status allows you to work, study, access free services and benefits and to pay taxes. Having Permanent Residency provides you the opportunity to take advantage of pre-arrival services, as well as learn, at no cost, either of Canada’s 2 official languages and apply for Canadian Citizenship should you meet the eligibility requirements. To learn more about your rights as a Permanent Resident and keeping your new status, please read Build ON’s blog for an in depth description and explanation.

Partner Highlight: The Newcomer Information Center (NIC)

Settling into a new country ,presents many challenges on its own and now with Covid-19, may start to feel overwhelming in regards to where to turn for support. The Newcomer Information Center (NIC) of the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is a great resource for newcomers, now offering online assistance and referrals for a variety of immigration and settlement matters through one-to-one services and webinars.

With aid of community partners, NIC is here to help and support with immigration applications, referral to services, settlement questions and orientation, tax preparation, Driver’s License Preparation, Citizenship test preparation, applying for EI, CERB and more. You can e-mail nic@ymcaywca.ca or call 343-961-7120 for post-arrival support.