Chapter 6: International Job Seekers & Job Seekers with Disabilities

Understanding what Canadian Employers are Looking for

In addition to having a well-developed set of technical skills that are required to effectively perform your job, Canadian employers are looking more favourably at employees who can demonstrate a range of soft skills. Soft skills are skills that have been developed across your diverse life experiences and can include qualities such as communication, problem-solving, leadership, a positive attitude, adaptability, and teamwork. When an individual can effectively identify concrete examples of how they have demonstrated various soft skills through past experiences, an employer will see the candidate as more valuable and a greater long-term asset to the company.


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