How to Become a Paralegal in Ontario

Sep 27, 2022 10:22:37 AM

Over the last few years, paralegal has become a very popular career choice in Ontario. There are a few reasons for this. One, there’s the special status of paralegals in Ontario—unlike in other areas of Canada, paralegals here can become licensed, represent clients in court for certain matters, and run their own practices.

Another reason involves the amount of schooling. Compared to law school, you can become a paralegal and start your career quite quickly. Admission requirements for paralegal programs are fairly simple, and the training itself is relatively short.

Plus, there’s a huge demand for more affordable legal services in Ontario. Paralegals charge less than lawyers, making it possible for more people to seek representation in certain areas of the law.

Seriously considering this career path? Wondering how to become a paralegal in Ontario? Here are six key steps you need to follow.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Resources

Sep 23, 2022 11:20:02 AM

We would like to acknowledge that Herzing College campuses are located in Ontario, Winnipeg and Montreal on the traditional land of Indigenous Peoples. We are grateful for the opportunity to live and work on this land.

Herzing College is committed to partnering and moving forward with Indigenous Peoples in the spirit of Reconciliation.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 

On September 30th, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Herzing College encourages all staff and students to reflect on the impacts of residential schools and honour the survivors, their families, and their communities.

This is an opportunity for Canadians to remember the children who never came home and engage in meaningful dialogue about the ongoing effects of this painful period in our history.

Herzing is committed to providing our staff and students with the support and resources needed to learn about truth and reconciliation and creating actionable steps that can be implemented within our campus and culture.

We will be making donations to the following organizations:

Student Support Services: Looking Inward

Sep 12, 2022 2:31:16 PM
By Fred Standil
Student Services Advisor at Herzing College Winnipeg

While it may seem that there is a quick fix for everything these days, maintaining one’s sense of well-being is an ongoing process that requires effort. Introspection is defined as the examination or observation of one’s own mental and emotional processes.

6 Accounting & Payroll Skills You Must Learn to Get Hired

Sep 8, 2022 1:52:01 PM

If you have solid math skills, are comfortable around computers, and like the idea of working in a business environment, you could be a natural fit for accounting and payroll training.

But it takes more than these basic skills to really succeed in a college program and land a position with a great company. How do you know if this career path is right for you?

Computer Networking Jobs in 2022

Aug 30, 2022 9:07:30 AM

Just what is computer networking? It’s the practice of connecting devices to share information. And it’s one of the hottest fields around.

Companies have long relied on computer networking experts to design, build, secure, maintain, and support the digital information systems that link employees and customers. But with the enormous shift to remote work during the pandemic, the demand for networking professionals really took off.

As companies implemented work-from-home policies or a hybrid office structure, employees who were once connected to in-office setups had to learn remote practices. That often involved using new sharing software, connecting to a company-wide VPN, or other tactics. As a result, the need for those experienced in computer networking has grown dramatically. In fact, computer networking jobs are some of the best IT roles in Canada in 2022, according to market research by Randstad.

As in any field, computer networking jobs have various levels. To succeed and move up, you need to demonstrate good problem-solving, communication, prioritizing, and teamwork skills. You also need to keep up with rapidly changing technology.

So where could you start out as a total beginner, and what opportunities are there to advance your career?

Keep reading to explore seven different computer networking jobs, from entry-level roles to the most senior positions.

What’s it Really Like to Study 3D Animation at Herzing?

Aug 26, 2022 11:16:05 AM

Did you know that Montreal is considered one of the best cities in the world to start an animation career? It’s home to a wide range of 3D and 2D animation studios, and attracts tons of projects and talent from all over the world. 

According to industry research by Montreal International, the animation industry provides over 60,000 jobs in audio-visual production. And more than 185 animation projects were completed in Quebec in 2020 alone. This sector is really booming. 

If you’re considering becoming an animator in Montreal, you’re definitely in the right place! The biggest challenge you’ll face is choosing the right 3D animation training.

The city is home to several animation colleges, each with their own approach to curriculum and teaching style. The program you choose will have a direct impact on your success in breaking into the industry, so it’s worth doing some research to figure out what each school has to offer.

Curious about Herzing’s 3D animation program? Here’s your quick guide to training, including what to expect in class, and exactly how this program prepares you for a successful animation career. Hear from grads of the program, see examples of class projects, and find out what it’s really like to study 3D animation at Herzing. Let's get started.

Top 7 PSW Interview Questions

Aug 25, 2022 9:09:11 AM

Completing your personal support worker (PSW) training was the first step. But now that you’re looking to transition into the workforce, one key hurdle remains: the job interview. Preparing to face a hiring manager can be stressful, but learning about the questions you’ll likely face is a great way to calm your nerves and boost your confidence.

Questions like “why do you want to work here?” and “what are your biggest strengths?” are pretty standard for any position. And you should definitely be prepared for questions like “are you able to work shift work?” and “can you work nights and weekends?” But in this post, we’re focusing on specific PSW job interview questions that relate to what you would do in an actual job situation. Keep reading for sample questions and answers, plus extra tips on how to prepare.

The 2D Animation Pipeline

Aug 24, 2022 10:36:39 AM

While animated movies and TV shows can be made in several different ways, they all follow a series of steps in order to make the most efficient use of time and resources.

The 2D animation pipeline is made up of three parts: pre-production, production, and post-production. If you’re hoping to launch a career in this field, you need to understand what’s involved in each stage and how they relate to each other.

In this post, we’re focusing on puppet animation, since that’s what the vast majority of entry-level jobs in the industry are about. Keep reading to see how the 2D animation process typically unfolds.

Top 10 Skills for Community Support Workers: Is This Career for You?

Aug 22, 2022 11:58:10 AM

Wondering if a career in social services is right for you? One of the best ways to figure that out is by looking at the skills you'll need to succeed on the job.

If those qualities match up with your profile and interests, chances are you're a good fit for the role.  And if they don't? You're probably better off in another career.

In this post, we're looking at what it takes to be an effective community support worker (CSW). We break down the top 10 characteristics, interests, and skills needed to really thrive in this job.

By the end, you'll know if a CSW career makes sense for you, and exactly how to get started.

Student Support Services: Looking After Yourself

Aug 8, 2022 12:31:09 PM

By Fred Standil
Student Services Advisor at Herzing College Winnipeg

The concept of self-care is a much-discussed topic both in academic circles and in wider society. In fact, never has it been more common for professionals, students, families, friends, and colleagues to talk about things we can all do to protect our well-being.

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