I take this opportunity to congratulate and express my heart felt gratitude to all staff members of the OCCSC for your outstanding performance! I found the blend of courses offered under the theme "Small Business Accounting" relevant and practical, especially to Newcomers to Canada, like myself. The courses are of paramount significance with regard to bridging the gap between the acquirement of international training and the requirement of the Canadian work environment. In my view, the services offered by OCCSC serve as a gateway to connect overseas trained manpower to the competitive Canadian labour market. I would also like to mention that I was most impressed by the diversity exhibited at OCCSC. The multicultural setting provided made me feel very comfortable and at ease throughout the duration of the course. I am very satisfied with the services offered by OCCSC!
Getachew S. Hailu
My biggest challenge was getting to a professional level in English and to understand the culture of the Canadian workplace. My next challenge was to tackle the hidden job market.
We had courses describing exactly how to get a job, how to keep it, and more important, how to advance into your career once you get the job. All the teachers have deep networks with employers and they know how they think, how they hire, and fire. The schedule of the program allowed me to focus on my job search during the day.
Furthermore, I got really useful help for my resume which allowed me to get an interview in my field and got help for the interview. After two years and half of hundreds of resume sent unsuccessfully, things started to change with the help of all the staff.
For me the best thing was MIchelle's coaching. She helped me prepare for my phone interview and provided support for my real interview. That is what landed me the job. I am very grateful to her for all of her help.
I am a professional from India and joined the ELT Accounting course at OCCSC. I must say that I am very, very pleased with this course! It is just brilliant! I am now working in Scotiabank as an intern and was successful! These programs are of exceptional value and learning experience and I would most definitely suggest them to our Newcomers!
As part of this program, I took IT courses/seminars such as, Ottawa ICT Market & Employer and ICT Management. They opened my eyes to a new way of improving my knowledge and career. Thank you!
The program helped me learn the process of company recruiting, Canadian workplace culture and cutting edge computer technology. I really appreciate the help I got from OCCSC. It greatly improved my job search skills and confidence which will benefit me enormously.
I took the ELT for accounting program in the Spring I and I really felt it was worthwhile-especially the practice on Quickbooks. One thing I learned from the program is the simplicity and good use of this accounting software. I also benefitted greatly from the financial & English language courses and computer lab time. This program is excellent for international professionals and I would strongly advise others to take it!
I improved my communication skills in the work environment and I wish the organization could provide more of the similar training classes!
The classes and the workshops guided me and trained me effectively in my ability to present myself in an interview, and enriched me with useful job-related information. Every day, without exception, I left the OCCSC class with a valuable gain! This course has exceeded my expectations! Participation by Newcomers in this program will have a remarkable impact on his/her future and success!
The program helped me deeply know the job environment ai job market in Canada. OCCSC has built a bridge for immigrant between our professional goals and the Canadian job market Very helpful information and services for immigrants.
The program provided an excellent ground for networking and learnt a lot about the employment market in Ottawa. The lectures on technology trends in the IT industry in Canada were very informative.