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Price: $47.50

Paperback 350 pp.
Approximately 30, 7" x 9"



Publication date:
May 2008

Imprint: OUP Canada

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How to Find a Job in Canada

Common Problems and Effective Solutions

Efim Cheinis and Dale Sproule

Series : Canadian Newcomer Series

Written by Efim Cheinis, once a newcomer himself from Russia, and Dale Sproule, owner of the Canadian Newcomer Magazine, this second book in the Canadian Newcomer Series deals with all aspects of the Canadian job hunt as it relates to newcomers.

Quite often, newcomers' expectations of the Canadian job market and job search are unrealistic. By providing newcomers with access to How to Find a Job in Canada before arriving and upon arrival in Canada, they are able to learn and understand Canadian job market facts and intricacies. Through proper preparation and learning, immigrants will be able to provide for their families and prosper in their new country. From résumé writing to Canadian workplace etiquette, the book uses a problem/solution format to answer newcomers' most common questions.

Readership : Intermediate to high-intermediate adult ESL readers.

Section One: Preparation
1. Before You Arrive
2. Preparing for Your Job Search
3. Studying in Canada
4. Survival Jobs
Section Two: Your Job Search
5. The Visible Job Market
6. The Hidden Job Market
7. Newcomer Employment Services
8. Résumé Writing
9. Effective Interviewing
10. Internet Resources
Section Three: You're Hired - Now What?
11. How to Start and Maintain a New Job
12. Your Rights at Work
Section Four: Provincial Job Markets
13. Provincial Job Markets

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Efim Cheinis arrived in Toronto in 1995 from St. Petersburg (Russia), where he worked in a research institute as a Senior Research Scientist. While working in St. Petersburg, he published over 70 brochures and articles in scientific and non-fiction editions, patented 30 inventions, and earned a PhD degree. After migrating to Toronto, Efim took an interest in immigration and employment issues and began to collect information about Canadian job-search techniques. He found that the majority of newcomers were not prepared for the Canadian job market, and their job search lasted for months or even years; this was his motivation behind writing How to Find a Job in Canada.
Dale Sproule graduated from the University of Victoria with a BA in Creative Writing. He worked in advertising and media as a copywriter and Creative Director, where he learned to express himself simply, clearly, and concisely. In 2004, he began publishing Canadian Newcomer Magazine, which has grown to a readership of over 100,000 people per issue in Southern Ontario and has been embraced by the immigrants themselves and by almost everyone in the burgeoning immigrant service community.

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Special Features

  • Deals with all aspects of the Canadian job hunt as it relates to newcomers.
  • The first book of its kind to reach an international market, the book is thorough and meticulous in its realistic step-by-step approach.
  • Deals with common issues such as deciding where to immigrate based on job availability, understanding the hidden and visible job markets, writing a résumé fit for the Canadian market, practising and preparing for job interviews, what is expected on the job site, and workplace etiquette.
  • Real-life immigrant experiences are used to exemplify various points in the book and help newcomers relate to the material and information.
  • Visuals such as maps, graphs, charts, and diagrams help ESL readers to grasp key concepts and information.