As a skilled immigrant, developing your workplace communication skills may be one of the most important factors in achieving your career goals in Canada. Many job developers, employers and recruiters consider “communication skills” as one of the most important skills for job search and career success here.
Whether you immigrated here or were born and raised in Canada, your career path will be heavily influenced by how well you communicate in the workplace.
Good communication is not just about speaking English well. While score tests such as the TOEFL and the Canadian Language Benchmarks can accurately measure your language abilities, they don’t measure communication skills as a whole. The tone of your voice, your body language, cultural sensitivity, your sense of humour, and others, are all important aspects of effective workplace communication. Even someone with high language test scores may struggle with the “soft skills” of communication. It is, therefore, good practice to get feedback from friends, colleagues, or even a professional communication specialist to ensure that you are communicating effectively and making a positive impression.
So what are good communication skills in the workplace? How can you practise them? And how can you make sure you’re communicating in a way that’s helpful for everyone involved?
To find answers to these important questions, join WES Global Talent Bridge’s upcoming webinar:
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT (GMT -4)
This webinar is presented in partnership with Andrea Strachan of the Touchstone Institute. It will focus on the importance of self-awareness in communication, models of successful communication, and the importance of context, communication and personal identity. It will also cover communication competencies as defined by professional regulatory bodies in Canada.
This webinar is free but registration is required. Sign up today!
About Andrea Strachan:
Andrea Strachan (TESL, M.Ed.) is a language and communication specialist with expertise in the English language and communication skills required of immigrants seeking to build a career in Canada. Andrea has developed, implemented and evaluated profession-specific language training curricula for adult immigrants and occupation-specific language assessments. She has also researched language and communicative demands of professional practice and consulted on language proficiency policies for professional licensure and registration. Andrea leads the Communication Program at Touchstone Institute, an organization that develops and administers competency assessments and education programs for internationally educated health professionals in Canada.
For more information about Touchstone Institute, visit their website.
About WES Global Talent Bridge:
WES Global Talent Bridge is an innovative program of World Education Services (WES) that is dedicated to helping skilled immigrants succeed in Canada.
We partner with institutions and community-based organizations to help skilled immigrants leverage their education and reach their full career potential.
This article was prepared by World Education Services (WES) Global Talent Bridge for exclusive publication on CICNews.com. Global Talent Bridge is an innovative program dedicated to helping skilled immigrants succeed in Canada. Global Talent Bridge partners with institutions and community-based organizations to help skilled immigrants leverage their education and reach their full career potential.
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