The Canadian job market and the tech skills needed to succeed

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Published on May 26, 2014

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This presentation covers the Canadian job market and its requirements, the most important job skills to succeed, the place of technology, how to explore your job options and how to obtain the tech skills you need as a newcomer to Canada.

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“Learn what tech-skills employers are looking for and how Q College can work with you.” TECH SKILLS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED N E W C O M E R S C A N A D A E X P O 2 0 1 4 Presented By: Cassandra Price, Director of Education, Q College, Victoria

WHO AM I WHO ARE YOU WHAT WE ARE GOING TO COVER N E W C O M E R S C A N A D A E X P O 2 0 1 4

ABOUT ME N E W C O M E R S C A N A D A E X P O 2 0 1 4

ABOUT YOU N E W C O M E R S C A N A D A E X P O 2 0 1 4

WHAT WE ARE GOING TO COVER N E W C O M E R S C A N A D A E X P O 2 0 1 4

WHAT WE ARE GOING TO COVER N E W C O M E R S C A N A D A E X P O 2 0 1 4 • EXAMINE CANADIAN JOB REQUIREMENTS • IDENTIFY AND MASTER THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB SKILLS • UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE WORKPLACE TODAY • EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS • HOW TO GET THE TECH SKILLS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED!

CANADIAN JOBS IN THE 21ST CENTURY are characterized by: • Multitasking “Do three things well, not ten things badly.” ― David Segrove N E W C O M E R S C A N A D A E X P O 2 0 1 4

CANADIAN JOBS IN THE 21ST CENTURY • Co-operation among large groups individually accountable for your work, and the work of the group as a whole work face-to-face & learn to work as a team

CANADIAN JOBS IN THE 21ST CENTURY • Co-operation among large groups individually accountable for your work, and the work of the group as a whole share strengths and develop weaker skills

CANADIAN JOBS IN THE 21ST CENTURY • Co-operation among large groups individually accountable for your work, and the work of the group as a whole deal with conflict

CANADIAN JOBS IN THE 21ST CENTURY • Co-operation among large groups individually accountable for your work, and the work of the group as a whole improve understanding

CANADIAN JOBS IN THE 21ST CENTURY • Ability to make quick decisions “thinking on your feet Identify the decision to be made

CANADIAN JOBS IN THE 21ST CENTURY • Ability to make quick decisions “thinking on your feet Reduce the emotion involved

CANADIAN JOBS IN THE 21ST CENTURY • Ability to make quick decisions “thinking on your feet Decide the criteria for making the decision

CANADIAN JOBS IN THE 21ST CENTURY • Ability to make quick decisions “thinking on your feet Be honest and ruthless with your choices Use critical thinking skills

CANADIAN JOBS IN THE 21ST CENTURY • Ability to make quick decisions “thinking on your feet Consider your gut instincts, if you have not yet reached a decision Communicate your decision

CANADIAN JOBS IN THE 21ST CENTURY New workers who hope to succeed in their careers need to: • IDENTIFY the most important necessary job skills • MASTER them to increase their own prospects in a competitive job market. N E W C O M E R S C A N A D A E X P O 2 0 1 4

WHAT WE ARE GOING TO COVER N E W C O M E R S C A N A D A E X P O 2 0 1 4 • EXAMINE CANADIAN JOB REQUIREMENTS • IDENTIFY AND MASTER THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB SKILLS • UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE WORKPLACE TODAY • EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS • HOW TO GET THE TECH SKILLS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED!

THE CANADIAN JOB MARKET has changed significantly • Routine and rule-based tasks have become automated • Global competition • Certain skills have been rendered obsolete by machines and technology • Advanced information technology N E W C O M E R S C A N A D A E X P O 2 0 1 4

CANADIAN JOBS IN THE 21ST CENTURY • High technology According to a 2013 Adobe study, 76% of people who work in marketing think marketing has changed more in the past TWO years than the past FIFTY! N E W C O M E R S C A N A D A E X P O 2 0 1 4

UNDERSTANDING TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY AND HOW IT CAN BE USED TO ACHIEVE A SPECIFIC PURPOSE OR GOAL IS ONE OF THE SKILLS EMPLOYERS ARE LOOKING FOR N E W C O M E R S C A N A D A E X P O 2 0 1 4

THE 21ST-CENTURY WORKPLACE IS A TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA-SATURATED ENVIRONMENT N E W C O M E R S C A N A D A E X P O 2 0 1 4

TECHNICAL SKILLS No matter where you find employment, there is a good chance a computer will be a basic tool you will have to use. The technology-driven global economy has erased traditional concepts of time and space. This requires you to use technology and software related to your job. N E W C O M E R S C A N A D A E X P O 2 0 1 4

WHAT WE ARE GOING TO COVER N E W C O M E R S C A N A D A E X P O 2 0 1 4 • EXAMINE CANADIAN JOB REQUIREMENTS • IDENTIFY AND MASTER THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB SKILLS • UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE WORKPLACE TODAY • EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS • GET THE TECH SKILLS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED!

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS N E W C O M E R S C A N A D A E X P O 2 0 1 4 • UPGRADING CREDENTIALS • Custom one-on-one Training • Workshops • Short Term Training • CHANGING CAREERS • Web Development Diploma • Web Development Certificate • Computer Certificates

“Learn what tech-skills employers are looking for and how Q College can work with you.” TECH SKILLS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED N E W C O M E R S C A N A D A E X P O 2 0 1 4

HOW Q COLLEGE CAN WORK WITH YOU N E W C O M E R S C A N A D A E X P O 2 0 1 4

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