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  • Writer's pictureRobert A. Dougan, M.A.

How New Canadians Find Their Dream Career


If you are a newcomer to Canada, it’s important that you find a job as soon as possible. A job provides an income and is critical for living independently in Canada. But how do you know which jobs will be open to you? How will employers know what skills and experience you have?


The answer is a career assessment tool. These types of assessment tools help individuals understand their strengths and interests so they can match them with jobs that are available to them. It also helps employers identify potential candidates who might be right for their organization or business sector (i.e., people with the right set of skills). New Canadians/immigrants may find it difficult to access these tools, however, because they do not know where to look for them or how they work.


Career management assessments can be valuable tools to help you figure out what you're best suited for.


Career management assessments can be valuable tools to help you figure out what you're best suited for. They can be used to help you decide on a career, or even a job. These tools are based on the idea that people have unique personalities that influence their behavior and preferences in the workplace. For example, some people may find it difficult to work with others because they don't want to compromise their own ideas; others might prefer working alone so they don't have any distractions from completing tasks on time; still others might like being part of teams but only if they feel like everyone is contributing equally.


These personality traits will impact how well each person performs at work and whether he/she enjoys working there as much as possible!


You likely have a lot of potential that you haven't even used yet.


You likely have a lot of potential that you haven't even used yet. You might be surprised to learn that there are things you can do in your career that nobody else can do.


This is because we all have different abilities and interests, and those differences come from our unique personalities, skill sets, and experiences. We also tend to find ourselves drawn towards certain types of jobs because they match up with our interests (e.g., working at home or being outdoors). But even if a job isn't exactly your cup of tea, it might still be worth considering if there's something about it that would make it worthwhile for you personally--perhaps an opportunity for growth or advancement?


If nothing else works out for now though then don't give up hope! Just keep exploring until something clicks into place.


Taking a career management assessment could help you uncover your hidden talents.


A career management assessment is an in-depth evaluation of your personality and work preferences, which can then be used to guide the development of a personal career plan.


Most assessments are administered online and take between 15 minutes to 30 minutes to complete. You'll be asked questions about yourself, including how motivated or driven you are at work, what kinds of tasks and projects interest you most and what kind of environment would suit your strengths best (e.g., working alone vs collaborating with others). The results will provide insight into what type of role would best suit your unique set of skills, and even offer suggestions on where those roles might exist within an organization's structure!


Career assessments can help you find out what kind of work you might enjoy doing so that you can do more of it.


Career assessments can help you find out what kind of work you might enjoy doing so that you can do more of it.


To be clear, a career assessment is not a test that tells you what to do with your life. It's an opportunity for self-reflection and exploration--a way to figure out what kind of work would be fulfilling and meaningful for you, which will help guide the rest of this process.


There are many kinds of career assessments, and they can be administered in person or online. Some are more extensive than others, but all will ask you questions about your values, interests, skills, and experience. Some may also ask you to write an essay or create a video explaining what kind of work you'd like to do.


Once you have the results of your assessment, you can use them to help guide your job search. If it turns out that your scores indicate that you'll be happiest working at a non-profit or as an entrepreneur, then those industries should be at the top of your list when applying for jobs. You might also find some surprising results—like discovering that there are many different facets of what makes you happy.


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