Tag: Employment

I want to be a Calgary Police Officer. What do I need to do?

Becoming a police officer is one of the most challenging and rewarding careers that you can choose today. As a police officer, no two days will be alike, you will meet many different people with very different backgrounds, and you have the opportunity to specialize in a given skill or move up through the ranks [...]

Why is volunteering important (and how do I do it)?

If you’re busy hunting for a job to pay your bills, it might seem foolish to give your time to an unpaid volunteer role. Shouldn’t you spend every moment working on resumes and cover letters? In fact, becoming a volunteer can be an essential part of your employment strategy, especially if you are new to [...]

Tips for a successful job interview

First impressions are important, and one of the most important impressions you can make is at the job interview. At the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society, we provide several employment classes that can help you prepare for this experience, but there are a few tips that we want to share. Dress for success Professional business clothes are [...]

What credentials do I need to work in childcare?

Perhaps you worked as a childcare professional in your home country or maybe you want to join our team at CIES. Whatever your background or reason, there is a growing demand for childcare workers in Canada. This is because a large number of single-parent families and parents are taking on multiple jobs to support their families. [...]