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PRESS RELEASE: AAISA launches Information Hub Website for Refugees in Alberta

Website helps refugees access information in multiple languages that can help them settle and thrive in Alberta.
 
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - September 7, 2016: The Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) announces the launch of a new website, www.refugeealberta.ca, which will serve as a one-stop shop for refugees to access information on settling in Alberta and services to support them in their new life.
 
Following one of the largest resettlements of refugees in Canadian history, the website, which is funded by the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, responds to a significant need across the province. Since November 2015, Canada resettled 25,000 Syrian refugees across the country--3,792 of which were welcomed by Albertans. Another wave of Syrian refugees integrate into their new lives by providing support with language, employment and social well-being. Over 1,400 of these services can be found on the website's settlement service database.
 
Refugees like Sleman Aldib, an electrical engineer, theatre actor, and photographer who came to Calgary from Syria with his family eight months ago, can search for services in their area and find information on important every day topics like where to find a family doctor, what their rights are as a tenant, how to find a job, how the education system works and what to wear in the winter. Aldib, a privately sponsored refugee who provided input on the website, says that "all information you need is in the same place." The website can also help sponsors like Mayssoun Hneidi, who together with her husband, brought Aldib and his family to Canada. Hneidi believes the website will empower refugees because it "...tells them about Alberta. People are always eager to know about the place they move to and now call home."
 
About AAISA
AAISA is a regionally and nationally recognized leader, representative, hub, and an amplifier of the settlement and integration sector in Alberta. As an umbrella organization of immigrant serving organizations, AAISA's mandate is to build sectorial capacity through professional development, research, and stakeholder engagement. AAISA's member agencies provide services to assist newcomers in becoming fully integrated members of society. For more information, visit AAISA's website at www.aaisa.ca.
 

Ya Hala! An evening of Syrian entertainment, food, and fun

Experience the rich culture of Syria at Ya Hala, a fundraising event filled with music, entertainment, food, poetry, henna, calligraphy and more.

The event is organized by the Syrian Women's Club of Calgary, the Rotary Club of Calgary Downtown, and the Rotary Club of Calgary North.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased HERE.

Visit rotaryclubofcalgary.org

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For the Love of Curling

Co-hosted by Olympian curlers Cheryl Bernard and John MorrisFor the Love of Curling will be held on September 25, 2016.

This one-day event introduces kids to curling and gives the family a chance to interact with Cheryl, John and the 2010 Women's Olympic Curling Team.

Organized by KidSport and the Calgary Curling Club, the event will have three separate sections for different age ranges.

Buy your tickets at KidSport.ca/Calgary.

For the Love of CurlingOriginally posted on: http://community.weemploy.com/2016/09/for-the-love-of-curling/

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Challenge yourself this STEPtember

Take the first step to an active lifestyle, and do it for a great cause with one of WeEmploy's partner charities, the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta.

Join 68,555 individuals participating in Steptember, a global challenge to take 10,000 a day for 28 days. And as you step closer toward a healthy and active lifestyle, you'll also be supporting and raising funds for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

*Seeing this mid-September? It's not too late! Contact Kari at stepitup@steptember.ca to see how you can be a part of this global event.

Here's more information about how your steps are count:

Or visit Steptember.ca

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Originally posted on: http://community.weemploy.com/2016/09/challenge-yourself-this-steptember/

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WeEmploy Inc. is a multi-nominee at the Small Business Awards

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WeEmploy Inc. has been nominated for multiple awards this year on the Small Business Week's SMBYYC Awards.

We're incredibly grateful for the nominations for the:

People's Choice Awards

Community Impact Award

Innovation Award

Originally posted on: http://community.weemploy.com/2016/08/weemploy-inc-is-…-business-awards/

 

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Where are the jobs? This week in employment news so far.

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Behind the doom and gloom figures in the economy are the people directly affected by the loss of income and career security. What does the future hold for job seekers in Canada? (March 22,2016)

 

Across Canada, employment and job security is on everyone’s mind. As we welcome spring season so will job fairs and trade missions bloom, or so it seems from this week’s news so far.

Ontario

This week, Ontario announces its trade mission to China last November is continuing support the creation of high-value jobs in the province, touting global online photo community 500px as an example of its success.

The Toronto-headquartered tech company is set to expand its global operations and its HQ in Ontario. The company has already hired 14 new employees, reportedly as a result of a venture capital agreement it announced during the China mission.

The mission is expected to create 3,500 jobs in Ontario.

Ontario’s Going Global Strategy promises to help startups across the province tap into global markets. According to a government news release, it’s part of the provinces four-part plan that includes investing in talent and skills. The plan is also making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history and investing in a low-carbon economy.

Alberta

According to an article in Edmonton’s 630ched.com, research from the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council show farms are currently short 26,000 workers.

The article quoted council member Debra Hauer saying the shortfall is Canada-wide, and that she hopes even those without farm experience would consider applying for work in farms.

“There are quite a lot of transferable skills between the oil and gas industry to agriculture, she told 630ched.com. “That includes all sorts of skills to do with mechanics, truck driving, logistics, all sorts of different types of skills.”

Growing the AgriWorkforce, The Canadian Agriculture and AGriFood Workforce Summit was held March 14-16 in Winnipeg. The summit encourages discourse among farm producers, food processors and private industry, as well as government representatives, educational institute representatives and industry stakeholders.

New Brunswick

Canada Jobs held a cross-country job fair at Fredericton in New Brunswick recently, as more residents there are reportedly finding jobs out of province, Global News reports.

Approximately 300 job seekers reportedly attended the fair, which focused on locally based job placement.

Global News reports the provincial government has pledged to create jobs in the future.

Are you looking for a fresh start? Or have a desire to level up your career game? Check out WeEmploy.com and look through our 600+ job and volunteer listings.

WeEmploy is the ONLY recruitment platform that provides free staffing and fundraising services to charities across Canada and the US.

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WeEmploy.com is looking for Impact INVESTORS and SUPPORTERS!

If you or anyone you know believe in companies that put social responsibility in tandem with business growth, then Steve Mix at Steve.Mix@WeEmploy.com and check out our investment presentation, investinWE: http://bit.ly/investinWE

 

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Originally posted on: http://community.weemploy.com/2016/03/where-are-the-jo…ment-news-so-far/

Humanitarian Tom Jackson named WeEmploy Ambassador

Canada’s Minstrel with a Message aligns with WeEmploy’s principles of goodwill in business, as he promotes the power of participation, networking, and collaboration through a series of investinWE: Community Engagement Sessions.

Tom Jackson (centre) celebrates new agreement with Steve Mix, CEO & CoFounder of WeEmploy Inc. (right), and Sid Mark, COO & CoFounder of WeEmploy Inc. and President of Friday Professional Group (left).
Tom Jackson (centre) celebrates new agreement with Steve Mix, CEO & CoFounder of WeEmploy Inc. (right), and Sid Mark, COO & CoFounder of WeEmploy Inc. and President of Friday Professional Group (left).

CALGARY, March 7, 2016 – Accomplished Canadian musician and actor Tom Jackson brings his philanthropic prowess into his latest role as Ambassador for employment firm and social enterprise WeEmploy Inc.

The appointment reflects WeEmploy’s efforts to create more value for its members, providing enhanced networking and business opportunities in addition to expert employment services.

“We live in an extraordinary time of stress for many and it will take extraordinary commitment for us to work through it together,” said Tom, who is a strong advocate of social responsibility.

“I believe in the values that build the foundation of WeEmploy. It’s important for the business world to engage in what’s equally good for business, good for the world, and good for the soul.”

As an Ambassador, Tom lends his weight of influence, experience, and profile to WeEmploy’s network of non-profit organizations, job seekers, corporate subscribers, and investors.

In conjunction with partner company Friday Professional Group, WeEmploy will be hosting investinWE: Community Engagement Sessions. These will be focused on information exchange, networking, and exploring the possibilities for growth and advancement among attendees. At the events, Tom will share his insights on philanthropy; on fundraising; and in the strength of collaborative business. He might even play a tune or two.

WeEmploy will also have a dedicated community page for Tom and the monthly investinWE sessions. The events will be exclusive to WeEmploy members, with topics tailored to the interests of its attendees. The company is preparing for the first session, slated for the coming weeks. An announcement of the schedule is being finalized. Companies interested in joinining should sign up at WeEmploy.com or call 403-2330505.

“We are proud to welcome Tom to the WeEmploy family and we are excited with the world of possibilities that we are bringing to our community,” said Steve Mix, CEO & CoFounder, WeEmploy Inc.

“In line with our goal of providing the best in employment services, the engagement sessions are added benefits for our members. We are cultivating the connections between business growth and sustained employment, as well as its positive impact on the larger community.”

Tom has dedicated his prolific career to helping the less fortunate across Canada. From producing TV specials and benefit concerts to purchasing and selling beef for drought-stricken farmers, he has raised millions of dollars for various social causes, including poverty reduction and disaster relief.

“Twenty eight years ago, I lived in a crawl space, far below any poverty line. The creator sent me an angel, a man who was worse off than me. When I decided to help that man, I went from ‘Woe is me’ to ‘Whoa, it’s me!’,” said Tom.

“Over the past 28 years, I have been fortunate in that I am able to help the less fortunate. My team has generated over $250 million in cash and in-kind value for Canadians in need. As I continue down that path, let me say it is an honor for me to hold the title of Ambassador of this organization.”

A national icon, Tom has received nine honorary university degrees and numerous accolades from prestigious institutions such as the JUNOs, Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. He has also been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada for his music and humanitarian work and in 2014 was presented with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. ❖

 

For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Precious de Leon

Community & Engagement Coordinator      

WeEmploy Inc.

403-4087767

Precious.deLeon@WeEmploy.com

Steve Mix

CEO & CoFounder

WeEmploy Inc.

403-6059239

Steve.Mix@WeEmploy.com

 

About WeEmploy Inc.

WeEmploy is a digital recruitment company that facilitates the matching of employers and charitable organizations with individuals who are seeking employment and volunteer positions. Backed by over 30 years of experience, the company empowers the market with knowledge and expertise in staffing and recruitment, job boards, social recruiting and volunteerism.

Breaking the conventions of the industry, WeEmploy leverages its intelligent applicant and network database to eliminate barriers between employers and jobseekers. Its rich, streamlined applicant database is designed to make the recruitment process efficient and cost-effective.

Charities within the WeEmploy network use services free-of charge while earning WeEmploy Rewards. To date, WeEmploy Inc. has provided services valued at more than $250,000 to charitable sectors in Canada and the US.

WeEmploy recently launched investinWE, as the company enters the next round of investments after a successful beta run that recorded hockey stick growth. Further investment will see WeEmploy scale its services, rolling out across Canada and abroad.

 

About Tom Jackson

For over 40 years, Tom Jackson has crafted an impressive career as an actor, singer, and producer. He has championed the marginalized while entertaining a continent of music-lovers, and theatre and TV audiences.

Born to an English father and Cree mother, he carries his parents’ legacy of openness and kindness. He founded the Huron Carole Benefit Concert, which raised funds for the less fortunate for 28 years. Tom has written a new book, 364-Timeless Wisdom for Modern Times, and has recorded 16 albums-- the latest release is Ballads Not Bullets. Sales of both the book and the album support the Canadian Red Cross. He has also starred in shows such as Shining Time StationStar Trek The Next Generation, and most famously, North of 60. Tom uses his celebrity to highlight issues in the community and he continues to promote community service, professional development, and global change.

 

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6 ways to avoid job scams

As if job hunting wasn’t hard enough, jobseekers also need to lookout for scams.

canadian-anti-fraud-centreWith many of us competing for jobs in an uneasy economy, scammers are taking advantage of the populace who just want to get back on the employment track.

It’s easy to say “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” The reality is that in times of uncertainty, like when looking for a job, the promise of rich rewards and our own desire to get hired can blind us from suspicious behaviour.

The Ontario Provincial Police created a page sharing tips and what to look out for to avoid employment recruitment scams. These include being wary of the use of “wrong grammar, spelling and wording” and odd phrasing.

This January, a jobseeker shared her job scam experience with the Red Deer Express. The publication’s Co-editor Erin Fawcett reported Donna Johansson brush with scammers, who posted fraudulent job listings on Kijiji and Indeed.com. On the first instance, Johansson was able to suss out the fraudsters with their fake ‘corporate’ locations, which showed bogus addresses abroad and in Canada. On the second instance, another company was asking her to send copies of her personal ID and passport.

The news follows a CBC report by Janice Johnston in November 2015 that reported job scams are on the rise in Alberta as unemployment rates increase. In it, a fake business consulting firm ‘TipTop Energy’ that have scammed jobseekers in Alberta and Manitoba. At least ten people came forward to CBC and have filed cases with the RCMP, at the time of CBC’s report. The suspicious posting was listed on Workopolis, despite the site’s initial screening process.

How do you protect yourself against these ills?

1 - Do a background check on your background check. Creating a website ‘front’ is easy these days, so make sure that contact numbers, emails and company staff are all legitimate. Verify information about the interviewer and the company. The following are some examples of what you can do:

  • Check the company’s digital presence (their website and social media accounts).
  • Look for profiles of current and past employees online.
  • Browse for any news coverage or corporate releases by the company. 
  • Scan for reviews about the company and their services on sites like the Better Business Bureau.
  • Scan scam lists online.

2 - Be mindful of the details. Are they asking you to meet in a dodgy area? Is the company email from a free account? Are they asking you to pay a fee in advance? These are some red flags that the ‘company’ you are dealing with might be scamming you.

3 - Keep your personal info on a need-to-know basis. Make sure you clearly understand why the company needs the information they say they require to hire you. Don’t share your personal information (like bank accounts or passports), unless you are signing a contract with someone you have vetted. Note: companies will never ask for your passport.

4 - Go ahead and ask! Ask about everything. Make sure the company is transparent with you and that you understand what they’re all about.

5 - Beware of vague job descriptions. Legitimate companies are looking for candidates with a specific set of skills to fill a specific role. They won’t use vague, roundabout phrases to attract candidates.

6 - Use only trusted employment agencies and websites. Sites like WeEmploy.com, only carry job listings from companies with which our staff have been in direct contact. This puts an extra layer on top of paid subscriptions to our security measures.

If you come across a scam, report it to the RCMP and contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. You can also check out the latter for more information on other types of fraudulent behaviour.

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Originally posted on: http://community.weemploy.com/2016/01/6-ways-to-avoid-job-scams/

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