First Jollibee in Canada

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Who is excited to welcome the national jolly best friend of the Philippines to Canada?

Yes you heard it right, Jollibee, the Filipino multinational fast food chain of restaurant through its Jollibee Canada Facebook Page has announced the grand opening date of their very first Canada restaurant.

14 sleeps from today Winnipeg can finally taste the “panlasang Filipino” flavor as Jollibee opens its 1406 Ellice Avenue branch on December 15.

The Ellice Location is looking for people who wants to be part of their team. Email your application to jb-ellice@jollibeecanada.com

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Hospital/Health Care Facilities in Winnipeg

Hospitals and facilities in Winnipeg:

NAME

ADDRESS

PHONE

HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE WINNIPEG 820 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 204-787-3661
ST. BONIFACE HOSPITAL 409 Taché Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6 204.233.8563
CONCORDIA HOSPITAL 1095 Concordia Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2K 3S8 204-667-1560
GRACE HOSPITAL 300 Booth Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3J 3M7 204-837-0111
SEVEN OAKS GENERAL HOSPITAL 2300 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg, MB R2V 3M3 204-632-7133
VICTORIA GENERAL HOSPITAL 2340 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2E8 204-269-3570
DEER LODGE CENTRE 2109 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3J 0L3 204-837-1301
MISERICORDIA HEALTH CENTRE 99 Cornish Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A2 204-774-6581
RIVERVIEW HEALTH CENTRE One Morley Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3L 2P4 204-452-3411
MANITOBA ADOLESCENT TREATMENT CENTRE 120 Tecumseh Street, Winnipeg, MB R3E 2A9 204-949-4777
PAN AM CLINIC 75 Poseidon Bay, Winnipeg, MB R3M 3E4 204-925-1550
CANCER CARE MANITOBA 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 204-787-2197
HEALTH LINKS 1-888-315-9257
204-788-8200

Have your Credential Assessed

If you came to Canada as a federal skilled worker or you are in Canada to work in specific professions or trades, or you came to Canada to study, the education, work experience or professional credentials  that you received outside Canada will need to be assessed. Credential assessment and recognition can be processed even before you arrive in Canada. The credential assessment will help you:

  • see whether your credentials are equal to the standards set for Canadian workers
  • find out whether you need more training, education or Canadian work experience
  • understand the types of jobs for which you might be qualified
  • help employers understand your qualifications

Most employers consider academic credentials earned outside of Canada as generally comparable to similar credentials earned in Canada. For example, if you earned a 3- or 4-year bachelor’s degree (in a particular field of study) outside of Canada, you should feel confident applying for a job requiring applicants to hold a bachelor’s degree in the same or similar field of study.

If you are applying for a job requiring a high school diploma (Grade 12), most senior secondary school diplomas/certificates awarded outside of Canada are awarded upon completion of a 12-year or 11-year program of study. In Manitoba, these programs are generally considered comparable to Grade 12.

There are different procedures on how you can have your credential assesed, the step that you need to follow will depend on whether you are federal skilled worker, you want to work in Canada (requiring certain trades) or you want to study.

You may use this article as your guide in getting your credential assessment in order to work to Canada.

There are two types of occupations in Canada: regulated (including trades) and non-regulated.

A regulated occupation (for example, architect, engineer or plumber) is controlled by provincial and territorial (and sometimes federal) law and governed by a regulatory body or apprenticeship authority. They are also called professions, skilled trades or apprenticeable trades. These jobs are regulated to protect public health and safety, and to make sure that people working in those jobs are qualified.   In order to work in a regulated occupation and use a regulated title, you must have either a licence or a certificate or you must be registered with the regulatory body for your occupation in the province or territory where you want to work.  Each regulated occupation has its own requirements for getting a licence or certificate and the requirements may be different between provinces and territories.

If you want to work in a trade (carpenter, electrician, bakers), visit Red Seal for more details about the training, skills and experience you will need to meet. As a tradesperson, you may be eligible to immigrate through the Federal Skilled Trades Program.

In Canada, some provinces and territories regulate certain professions and trades while others do not. If you have a licence to work in one province or territory, it may not be accepted in others.

Most jobs in Canada are non-regulated occupations. A non-regulated occupation is a profession or trade that doesn’t require a licence or certification and has no legal requirement for registration to practice (for example, bookkeeper).  The National Occupation Classification  provides the general requirements for non-regulated occupations. About 80% of jobs in Canada are non-regulated, the non-regulated job market is an excellent place to begin your career in Canada.

Employers requirements, however, may vary, it is still best to be prepared to prove that you have the education or experience to do the job. Employers who would like to determine if you meet the specific requirements of their company may require you to demonstrate a certain level of skill and competence, provide specific level of education, and to have personal characteristics suitable for the job.

Here are the important steps that you need to do to get your credentials recognized to work in Canada:

1. Use Job Bank to create a report that will tell you useful information about your job including:

  • Job description
  • If it is regulated
  • Contact information for your regulatory body or apprenticeship authority
  • Main duties
  • Related job titles
  • The skills needed to do the job
  • Job and training opportunities
  • Hourly wages

2.  Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC).

3.  Compare your qualifications with the requirements for licensing, certification or registration to work in that job in the province or territory where you live. Then decide what you need to do to meet those requirements.  In some professions, the language skills may also need to be compared.

4.  Contact the regulatory body or apprenticeship authority for your profession in your province or territory to find out what you need to do to get a licence or certification. You will have to prove that your training, experience and other skills are equal to the standards that people trained in Canada must also meet.

5.  Collect the documents that prove your educational record, professional training and work experience which will help regulatory bodies, assessment agencies or employers understand your international qualifications. These documents are required when applying for licensing, certification or registration in a regulated occupation.

The documents you may need are the following:

  • Degrees, diplomas or certificates from universities, colleges, secondary schools or trade schools
  • Program descriptions or syllabi related to your studies; transcripts of grades
  • Letters from professional and other regulatory bodies
  • Apprenticeship or professional certificates
  • Letters from employers, performance reviews
  • Work descriptions for jobs you have done
  • Letters of reference from former employers

6.  Have your assessment done by an  approved assessment agency, this will help you show employers how your training compares with that of people trained in Canada.

The Province of Manitoba no longer operates a credential assessment service. Individuals residing in Manitoba and seeking an assessment should contact one of the following members of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (ACESC)

* For further information on the recognized assessment agencies in Canada, visit www.canalliance.org.

 

Sources:

Learn about credential assessment in Canada, retrieved October 30, 2016, http://www.cic.gc.ca

Have Your Credentials Assessed, retrieved October 30, 2016, http://www.immigratemanitoba.com

 

 

Top 10 Must Sees in Winnipeg

Here are 10 of the best places to visit when you are in Winnipeg, your trip to Winnipeg is not complete without seeing these places:

1) The Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Designed by architect extraordinaire Antoine Predock, Canada’s newest, most eye-catching attraction dominates the Winnipeg skyline, shining like a beacon. Inside an immersive experience that you can’t possibly shake awaits as 11 powerful, interactive and awe-inspiring exhibits gradually climb to the CMHR’s pinnacle, the Tower of Hope (which provides a stunning view of the city). An ambitious museum meant to foster dialogue and promote change for a better world; the CMHR provides a stirring account of the human experience unlike anything you’ve ever witnessed.

2) The Exchange District

One of Canada’s architectural marvels, this 30-block district boasts North America’s most extensive (and handsome) turn of the 20th century buildings. While walking its charming streets you’ll find some of the city’s trendiest and tastiest spots including small plate restaurants and bistros who flaunt their exposed brick and beam, up-and-coming and established galleries, vintage and antique shops and some of the best the city has to offer in coffee and café culture.

3) The Forks National Historic Site

Saturated in 6,000 years of history, the meeting of the Red and Assiniboine rivers has always been a gathering place for people. Across 54 beautiful acres you’ll find a bustling central market, exceptional dining and accommodations, vast tree-lined paths overlooking all the bends in the riverbank, a world-class skate park, a children’s play area and water park, and all the best things a Winnipeg winter has to offer like skate rentals and access to one of the world’s longest skating trails. It also bridges, via the sexy Esplanade Riel, très-European St. Boniface — with its restaurants, cafes, artistic flair and francophone flavour — and the downtown core.

4) Fortwhyte Alive 


Six hundred-forty acres of pristine prairie beauty are waiting to welcome you to this natural oasis, which is located right inside the city. In the summer feel the wind in your hair canoeing or sailing on one of FortWhyte’s several lakes; in the fall sip a locally brewed beer on their restaurant patio while witnessing North America’s largest animal (the bison) roam in its natural habitat as migrating birds fill the sky; in winter go cross country skiing on their many trails or take the kids out for a ridiculously fun day of sliding on the Richardson Rrrun Toboggan slide. No matter what the season, there is always an adventure to be had at FortWhyte Alive.

5) Hermetic Code Tour in the Manitoba Legislative Building 

Dan Brown would be at a loss trying to decipher all the meaning enlaced in Canada’s finest provincial legislative building. The grandiose interior of this ode to Olympus is studded with hieroglyphics, freemasonic symbols and numeric codes, all of which are unveiled in the Hermetic Code Tour — a must for anyone with a sense of intrigue. On the top of the building is Winnipeg’s most beloved citizen, the beaming Golden Boy, our nod to Hermes who was crafted in Paris and holds a sheath of wheat.

6) Journey to Churchill at Assiniboine Park Zoo 

With the possible exception of seals, everybody loves polar bears — that’s why they are the main attraction at the sensational Journey to Churchill exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Watching these majestic mammals dive, swim and frolic above youthrough the exhibit’s glass dome will take your breath away, while the vast terrain also features an incredible selection of animals like muskox, wolves, moose and seals. The zoo also features uber-rare animals like red pandas and snow leopards, along with over 200 other species.

7) Manitoba Museum


How many places do you know that can take you from the towering dinosaurs of the Cretaceous Period, to across the cosmos through space and time, to the buffalo laden prairie plains all under one roof? If your answer is none, then you haven’t been to the Manitoba Museum. The nine permanent galleries in this award-winning heritage and edu-tainment centre will enthral kids and adults alike; whether you are catching a Planetarium show featuring one of the world’s most advanced projection systems, to viewing some of Canada’s most important historical artifacts in the Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection, the Manitoba Museum is sure to please.

8) Royal Canadian Mint

One of Winnipeg’s most beautiful buildings, its reflective glassy exterior is a sight to behold at sundown, glowing under an orange prairie sky. On the inside you’ll find guided tours that will have you holding a gold bar worth more than $750,000 (it’s really quite heavy), ogling over the Olympic gold medals that were made for Vancouver 2010 and witnessing coins beingproduced for 75 different countries. A trip to the Mint is surely worth every penny.

9) Thermea by Nordik Spa-Nature 


The newest jewel in Winnipeg’s luxuriant-spa crown, Thermëa brings a bit of Scandinavia to the heart of Canada. Let the stress soak out of you in thermal pools situated amongst the pines; indulge your senses in Finnish saunas; treat yourself to the best in body treatments and massage therapy and then finish your day with some exquisite dining — because hey, you are worth it.

10)  Winnipeg Art Gallery

Architecturally striking and centrally located in the heart of downtown, the WAG houses an internationally acclaimed collection (with exhibitions having been shown from New York, to Barcelona, to Tokyo) of nearly 24,000 works featuring a great deal of Canadian and Manitoba-centric pieces, including the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art.  Critically acclaimed touring shows are also constantly brought in, featuring everything from the Renaissance to Dadaism, to Ancient Greece and the best in contemporary photography.

Images and information were directly taken from the official website of Tourism Winnipeg, visit their website at www.tourismwinnipeg.com.