Interview Squad Newcomers Program

The program that helps newcomers become ready for their job search. It teaches them how to showcase their talents and experience with confidence to Canadian employers. It prepares them to successfully navigate the hiring process. With a focus on mentorship, it is run by HR professionals with solid interviewing experience, to ensure the highest quality of training.

The program is conducted in person, with some over the phone and Skype sessions. Highly lauded by past graduate, for one of every four participants have landed a job in their chosen career.

 Program Objectives:

  1. Provide newcomers with the right techniques to be successful in interviews.
  2. Improve their self-confidence.
  3. Broaden their professional network.
  4. Help them learn more about the workplace culture.

You can join the Interview Squad Program if:

  • You are a Permanent Resident.
  • You held a professional qualification outside of Canada but have no Canadian experience in your profession.
  • You have a job-ready level of English proficiency.
  • You have a basic knowledge of the Canadian labour market.
  • You can commit to at least 30 hours, to attend the required training and workshops.
  • You are diligent and highly motivated to look for work in your profession.

You will get a chance to:

  • Network with mentors who are professionals with solid interview experience
  • Get the inside track on what employers are looking for from the experts
  • Practice and receive feedback in all levels of interview (phone/HR /technical)

To register contact:

Eman El Atawy at eatawy@culturelink.ca

Registration deadline is March 29, 2021. Limited spots are available.

You can also download, print and save the program flyer here.

If you have any questions regarding the Interview Squad program, please contact Eman El Atawy at 416-588-6288 ext: 219 or email her at eatawy@culturelink.ca

Interview Squad Program Schedule:

Program Date Time
Pre screening March 5, 2021- March 28, 2021 Flexible by appointment
Program orientation March 29, 2021 10:30 am to 11:30 am
1-Interview in Canada from Canadian culture perspective (workshop)
2- Interview question practice: Tell me about yourself.
Ritva Nosov:
Founder & Principal Consultant, TalentEd Consulting Inc.
March 30, 2021 &
April 6, 2021
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
1-Resume from the employer ‘s perspective
2-How to answer Non-STAR interview questions
Jiyin Tu: HR specialist
April 1, 2021 &
April 15, 2021
5:30 to 8:00 pm
1-How to interview successfully in Canada
2-How to answer STAR interview questions
3- LinkedIn strategies
Liliana Nakamura
HR Professional & Project Manager
April 10, 2021,
April 24, 2021 &
May 8, 2021
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
“The Right Resume”
Mentor Sonya
Retired HR Manager & Instructor
April 13, 2021 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Resume Editing by Sonya April 16, 2021 to April 23, 2021 45 minutes one on one by appointment
Interview Group Practice May 6, 2021 & May 13, 2021 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Interview practice One on one(Phone & HR interview) May 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021  (Flexible by appointment) 45 min Interview & 30 min to an hour Feedback 2 to 4 Interviews
Technical/ Information Interview ( if available) June 15, 2021 to June 30, 2021 (Flexible by appointment) 45 min Interview & 30 min to an hour Career specific feedback (if available)

CultureLink Interview Squad

  • Network with mentors who are professionals with solid interview experience.
  • Get the inside track on what employers are looking for from the experts.
  • Practice and receive feedback on all levels of the interview (phone/HR /technical).
  • Attend networking events.
  • Know how to work with recruiters.