Directions for Immigrants offers a series of workshops that discuss effective work search strategies and Canadian business culture.


How to register: If you are interested in attending our workshops and have never been to Directions for Immigrants, please call (403) 770-5155 to make an initial appointment with a Career Coach. If you are already a registered client, please call the above phone number to sign up for a workshop.


Workshops offered:

Marketing your Transferable Skills

Focusing on your job title can be limiting. Learn how to identify yourself through your skill set rather than a job title. In this workshop you will identify your skill set and then learn the process to identify some new job targets within your industry or outside your industry that utilize your existing skills. Calendar.

Personal Presentation Skills

Learn how to be a better public speaker, practice effective presentation strategies and learn about Toastmasters International ©. Calendar.

Job Search Strategies

This introductory workshop discusses effective job search, skills and abilities, employer expectations developing goals and a plan of action.  Calendar.

Power of Positive Attitude

Learn how to stay positive while job searching in tough economic times. Topics include: Positive communication, stress management, handling change.

How to Information Interview

Questions such as: What is labour market information? How do I find it? How do I use it? What does it mean to my job search? What is an information interview? are all answered during this session. Topics discussed include labour market trends, using sector information and cold calling to Employers. Calendar.

How to Network

Networking is critical to career success. Most jobs are found through networking yet many of us find networking difficult and uncomfortable. There is a way to become a positive networker specific to your sector. Join us and learn why all positive networkers are successful people and how you can become one of them. Calendar.


LinkedIn is a business oriented social networking website with over 562 million members. This interactive hands-on workshop will help you enhance your profile, expand your network and get feedback from a career coach. Learn how to use this tool for your job search and career advancement.  Calendar.

Networking and Job Leads

Take one step ahead with the skills you have learned from the How to Network session and expand your network. Come hear about industry and service provider events and employment opportunities. This session discusses your job search and what you have discovered about local employers. Learn the tools you need to succeed. Calendar.

Study Methods for Exam Preparation

This workshop has been designed to assist immigrant professionals in preparing for licensing, designation, and academic exams. Join us and learn efficient study techniques including learning styles, reading tips, note taking, and memory improvement tips. Calendar.