The City of Moncton in New Brunswick hold job fairs to help immigrants with a major challenge when moving to a new country, building networks. Immigration strategy officer Angelique Reddy-Kalala explains, “When you’re born here, oftentimes you have very well-ingrained networks in the community. But if you’re moving to whole new countries you need to rebuild networks.” BecomeACanadian has a goal to help immigrants receive the needed visas to live and work in Canada. Reach out to them today!
Couples Roland and Charity Okposio, and Promise and Chizo Oghor have been friends for many years when living in Nigeria. Moving to Canada a few weeks ago, they made looking for a job a “family outing.” They heard great things about the many job opportunities and friendly people in this community. These four, out of close to 200 other immigrants and international students attended the job fair which is tailored to the tourism and hospitality sector in downtown Moncton. Okposio said the family is experiencing a smooth transition in Canadian life but is learning new ways of doing things as a professional. He said the key is to be able to put his resume together and match the standard in Canada and to market yourself.
The city holds the job-specific fairs every three months. In the two and a half years of holding the fairs, 200 newcomers have found jobs as a result of attending. Moncton draws on the 140 companies in the region to participate. People attend with a clear goal. Being new to the city, they are ready to get to work and meet the public. If you are considering relocating to Canada, BecomeACanadian will help you with every step.