The Never-Ending Road Test

Through the Second Career program, the LEHC assists many people in pursuing further education and training for new career directions. This is a story about an aspiring and committed truck driver. The LEHC supported him with the cost of the road test, not once or twice, but three times! It’s not an easy test for new drivers, but one that he needed in order to pursue his new in-demand career. He recently passed the road test and accepted a job offer in his area of training! Where could you see yourself?

Don't Ever Give Up

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Do You Suffer from Mask Ears?

Masks aren’t very comfortable. They don’t do much for your wardrobe or fashion sense. But, masks are now required by law in all indoor spaces in Ontario and where physical distancing can’t be maintained. Embrace your mask ears, for the health and well-being of our communities!

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What Are You Grateful For?

Daily life can be full of stress. It can challenging to take some time here and there to enjoy life. Use this gratitude bingo card to slow down and appreciate the small victories and little things by x-ing out any of the activities you enjoy most!

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The Internationally Trained Individual: New to Canada

You are enough!

We hear everywhere that Canada needs to tap into the wealth of talent and skill of new Canadians, but the story on the ground is often very different. At the LEHC, we like to focus on being proactive even though the experience of starting a career that is already well established outside of Canada can be exhausting, hopeless, and dreadful. We meet highly specialized and gifted internationally trained professionals all the time, and we do what we can to support this challenging career transition. For example, there was a business communications and marketing professional that was seeking opportunities in her field in London ON after relocating here with her family. We started with simple application document revisions. Then, we established a list of company targets. From there, it was a matter of finding the relevant person to contact about hiring decisions. Then, a role came through a local employment sector network, which sounded just perfect as a start to her career in Canada! The LEHC assisted with gathering the information that was necessary to create a highly specific application made just for this role and made the direct connection to ensure that the company saw this great candidate. Over a year later, and she is still working in Canada in her field!

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Career Transitions: From Not-for-Profit to the Finance Sector

People often want to change career direction for any number of reasons: lack of fulfillment, too routine, no opportunities for advancement or growth…It’s common. It’s not easy. You’re not alone. The LEHC is here to help. Take the not-for-profit supervisor that grew tired of the role and wanted something new. With the support of the LEHC, this individual was able to access a small Employment Ontario training budget to complete a Financial Advisor certificate. Now, in part because of the training, he is ready to start his new role at a company in the area of finance where he will be able to further his professional development through on-the-job training.

Always Believe SOmething Good is Going To Happen. Start Today!