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Build ON is very excited to announce for this month’s newsletter, that we have partnered up with job developer Dave Cavana and employment consultant, Dolapo Asaju from Y Employment Access Centre post arrival services to highlight the importance of networking while considering post arrival services to help with your employment goals!

We would like to recognize that February is Black History Month, make sure to come celebrate virtually with the Y’s Newcomer Information Centre on February 11th, 2021 at 6:00pm Eastern Standard Time. To register for this event make sure to click on the link. Everyone is welcome!

Upcoming webinars in February

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

  • Creating an Effective Resume and Cover Letter presented by Build ON-February 1st at 11:00am (EST)
  • Skilled Trades as an Alternative Career presented by Build ON-February 8th at 11:00am (EST)
  • Accelerate your Career with ACCES Employment present by ACCES-February 11th at 10:00am (EST)
  • Starting a Business in Canada and Entrepreneurship Connections® Pre-Arrival Information Session presented by ACCES- February 18th at 11:00am (EST)
  • Interview Preparation Part One presented by Build ON-February 22nd at 11:00am (EST)
  • How to Prepare for a Virtual Interview Part Two presented by Build ON- February 25th  at 11:00am (EST)   

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.


The Importance of Virtual Networking

While companies move their services and workforce online, so do the opportunities to network. Look into professional organizations in your area related to your career. Regardless of your field, professional organizations continue to release newsletters that can keep you up to date with industry trends and potential postings. Some organizations are continuing with their networking events virtually, which can provide opportunities to hear guest speakers, ask questions, or meet other professionals. If you are attending a virtual networking event, be sure to present yourself online as professionally as you would in person. Also, make sure your personal media presence is appropriate and job ready, something you would be willing a potential employer to see. Keeping connected remotely to your field of interest can keep you informed of job trends, and prepare you for when industries are allowed to re-open fully. Take advantage of the time to attend online networking from your home.  If you would like to know more about how to Network, please visit our events page for upcoming live and on demand webinars.

If you are interested in collaborating or partnering with Build ON, please contact Jessica Marcotte at Jessica.marcotte@ymcaywca.ca.

Partner Highlight: YEAC Post Arrival Services

Taking advantage of post arrival services has many benefits. It allows you, as a newcomer, to gain and use the knowledge offered by these services, to help you successfully reach the employment goals you have been working so hard to achieve in a timely and realistic manner. Y Employment Access Centre is a post arrival service offered by the YMCA YWCA of the National Capital Region who works closely with the Build ON program. Providing a variety of services to newcomers coming to Canada who are seeking employment, YEAC provides the tools needed to set realistic goals, while continually being an additional support for job search, resume writing, reviewing potential job matching opportunities and more! If you have arrived, or are soon to arrive to Ontario, feel free to connect or find more details about the services the YEAC offers here or e-mail them directly at eac.central@ymcaywca.ca .Read an article about tips on setting realistic employment goals, written by the YEAC, on our blog.

If you would like to make a referral to Build ON, please contact us at buildonbatit@ymcaywca.ca.