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Newcomer Career Conversations: New library program for the English as a Second Language Community

Are you:

  • A Newcomer adult or student who is not yet a permanent resident or Canadian Citizen?

  • OR: An employer who works with newcomers as a possible mentor at a future NCC meeting? (please contact Chantale Boileau at the Barrie Public Library)

Newcomer Career Conversations is a new program for the English as a second language community. This program can help newcomer adults and students who are not yet permanent residents or Canadian citizens in getting and keeping a job.

Please share the below blurb with your network, especially anyone that is looking to improve their English communication skills with a focus on the Canadian business culture.

The Barrie Public Library is hosting this brand new complimentary program in collaboration with The Small Business Centre and Creative Barrie.

What is it?
Newcomer Career Conversations offers opportunities for people in Simcoe County to connect with others who are learning English communication skills, with a focus on employment, entrepreneurship and business topics. Attendees will learn how to communicate effectively, prepare presentations and participate in oral activities guided by experienced volunteers. They will gain business contacts, practice career focused conversations, and develop an understanding of Canadian business culture and the job market. Also, learn how to access and navigate the correct and suitable resources in the Barrie and Simcoe County ecosystem that will help them thrive.

Patricia Dent

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