As a newcomer to Canada, embarking on a journey towards (re)settlement can be challenging due to limited or overwhelming information, especially for those leaving established livelihoods.
Many newcomers must start afresh in Canada, facing obstacles such as language barriers, lack of education, limited work experience, or foreign credential recognition, making the establishment of a settlement journey towards a career problematic. Connecting to appropriate sources of information from an early stage is crucial to navigate this process.
Newcomers often encounter difficulties in finding relevant information online and may lack awareness of available settlement services in Canada. While the time to settle varies among individuals, understanding one’s skill and value is essential to contribute to the Canadian labour market promptly. Making informed choices is key to ensuring newcomers’ success.
Over the past three years, The Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC) has tested an AI tool called CareerAtlas with newcomers across Ontario, yielding impressive results:
- 88% of clients surveyed said they were able to understand what skills they already possess.
- 89% became more aware of their employment needs or goals.
- 83% found CareerAtlas helpful in finding information about career options.
- 79% felt more confident in making an informed career decision and starting their job search in Ontario.
How CareerAtlas can help newcomers begin their journey to a career in Canada
CareerAtlas, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), is a FREE online tool available to permanent residents, convention refugees, CUAET (Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel) holders and protected persons. It assists newcomers in understanding their skills, identifying assets, and exploring fulfilling career paths upon arrival in Canada.
Unique perks of CareerAtlas
CareerAtlas, powered by AI, offers personalized career recommendations, considers home country experience, recommends potential jobs, helps map pathways, and engages newcomers at every step of their journey. The platform allows newcomers to regional employment opportunities, facilitating settlement and career goals decision making.
Begin your journey with CareerAtlas today.
The platform meets newcomers at any stage of their settlement journey, offering support in understanding Canada’s labour market and providing tools for job applications.
Learn more about OTEC at www.otec.org