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Upon arrival to Canada, access career services such as Directions for Immigrants. You will learn effective job search methods, get help with networking, and learn more about your occupation. 

The main goal is to land your first professional job and start working towards your professional career.  

What leads to a professional career?

Understand the Calgary labour market, figure out a realistic job target for yourself matching the labour market, and developing a targeted resume are some of the steps you will learn in our employment workshops.

Job Search Strategies, How to Network, LinkedIn are some of the workshops you can register for. 

Call 403-770-5155

General News

Global energy engineering expertise delivered from Calgary

Global energy and engineering leaders Saudi Aramco and Jacobs Engineering Group reinforced the point in announcing they will provide front-end engineering, procurement management and project management services for part of the massive offshore Zuluf field development project from Jacobs’ offices in Calgary. 

Read more on the Calgary Economic Development website:

Clear Communication for Business

A great group of internationally educated banking managers, health and safety specialists, architects, supply chain managers, accountants, engineers and IT professionals completed our Clear Communication for Business Job Success group. Good job everyone!
The next one runs April 23 - 27, 2018

Top 3 personality traits of successful immigrant professionals

For the Winter 2018 newsletter we asked our career coaches what are the top three personality traits that make immigrant professionals successful in their careers.

Job search resources

In-TAC 4th Virtual Career Expo

In-TAC is hosting this virtual career expo for two groups of people:

1) All who have registered with In-TAC for employment support, i.e. the clients of In-TAC’s Pre-Arrival Services and other programs such as IT, Accounting, MAPLE, JSW

2) Any job seekers who are legal to work in Canada.

Read more on the In-TAC website:

Canada's best employers

The Canadian Business magazine posted the companies where employees report the highest levels of engagement as selected by Aon.

Two employers based in Calgary made it to the list.

Tips from our clients


My experience at Directions for Immigrants has been fantastic so far. The career coaches have been very helpful.

Alero, internationally educated banking manager


Building confidence

If you have a challenge speaking in public, attend this workshop. It would help you build confidence.

Rose, internationally educated office administrator and Personal Presentation Skills workshop participant



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