How to Become an Importer Exporter in Quebec: Beginner's Guide

Sep 7, 2021 10:17:35 AM

It’s common for store shelves across Quebec to be lined with products from all over the globe.

Those products could be anything from coffee to car parts to computers. And they’re available to local shoppers thanks to the efforts of skilled import/export specialists.

Import/export specialists are experts in moving goods across international borders.

They use their knowledge of trade regulations, marketing techniques, and business strategy to sell domestic goods abroad and/or bring in products from foreign countries.

Interested in breaking into the industry? Wondering how a total beginner can become an importer/exporter in Quebec?

Here are 5 steps to get you started.

Should You Take an Immigration Assistant Course? 5 Things to Consider

Sep 7, 2021 9:59:58 AM

Looking for a quick route to an immigration career? An immigration assistant course may be just what you need.

An immigration assistant course will prepare you to become a key part of a team that helps newcomers navigate the complex process of securing visas and settling in Canada.

Immigration assistants are in charge of the administrative details that keep a client’s case moving forward.

They perform legal research, complete forms, draft submissions, manage deadlines, and communicate with clients and immigration authorities.

Sound like a path you’d like to pursue?

Before you jump into a training program, you need to be clear about basic details like what’s covered in class and what career options you’ll have after graduation.

Is an immigration assistant course right for you? Here are 5 things to think about as you decide.

What’s the Daily Routine of a Pharmacy Assistant?

Sep 2, 2021 10:21:07 AM

A pharmacy assistant is the person behind the counter who greets customers as they come in for prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines.

Assistants play a key role in supporting licensed pharmacists and keeping the pharmacy running smoothly.

The pharmacy assistant job description includes updating patient records, preparing prescriptions, answering the phone, monitoring inventory, and processing payments and insurance claims.

Thinking about taking on this role? Wondering what your daily routine might look like?

In this post, we take you through a typical workday for a pharmacy assistant. We also explain how the role differs a bit depending on the type of pharmacy you work in.

Let’s get started.

5 Business Careers With Quick Training and Good Employment Growth

Sep 1, 2021 10:49:20 AM

Hoping for a short route to an in-demand job in the business sector? You're in luck.

Plenty of business careers come with impressive employment outlooks and do not require years of university training.

In fact, in just 12 months or less, you can be prepared to work as an administrative assistant, office manager, procurement officer, health and safety officer, or accounting and payroll administrator.

Every one of those roles is expected to see double-digit growth across Manitoba in the next few years.

Read on to get details on these 5 business careers and see which path appeals to you.

Top 10 Most Important Graphic Designer Skills

Aug 31, 2021 2:14:15 PM

This really is an exciting time to launch a career in graphic design.

The rise of digital media has created so many new opportunities for designers to stretch their skills, adopt new tech, and experiment with new product design ideas.

There are numerous ways to specialize in this field, and a broad range of skills to master.

In this post, we're breaking down the most important technical knowledge and characteristics needed to become a successful graphic designer.

Top 8 Reasons to Start a Career in Computer Networking

Aug 27, 2021 12:15:24 PM

Computer networking is all about linking devices and systems to share information.

Professionals in this field focus on building and maintaining the networks that allow people to communicate, transfer data, and stay connected.

Those are prized skills in today’s digital world, especially in the wake of a global pandemic that forced a huge chunk of the workforce to go remote.

In 2021, computer networking careers were among Canada’s fastest-growing jobs, as noted by Randstad.

But demand alone should not dictate your career choice. There are plenty of other factors to think about.

So why should you consider a computer networking career? Here are the 8 best reasons.

CSW Diploma: Meet the Instructor, Explore the Program

Aug 27, 2021 11:55:53 AM

Photo: CSW instructor, Sabrina Bellefeuille at her home in Ottawa, Ontario

Becoming a community services worker (CSW) means dedicating yourself to helping vulnerable people overcome personal and social difficulties.

Sabrina Bellefeuille knows all about the realities, rewards, and challenges of a CSW career.

She’s a graduate of Herzing College’s CSW diploma program and has worked in mental health services for more than 14 years.

Recently, she came back to Herzing to teach the CSW program.

We spoke with Sabrina this week to learn what students can expect from the program and the community services field in general.

Read on to meet the instructor, explore the CSW program, and learn more about the career path.

Is Graphic Designer an In-Demand and Well-Paid Career?

Aug 27, 2021 9:44:07 AM

Many people seem to think that graphic design is a dying industry.

They’ve heard that print has no future. And they figure that with all the user-friendly software options out there, anyone can throw a digital design together quickly and easily, without help from a professional.

The reality is very different.

It’s true that graphic design is increasingly focused on digital media like websites, animations, television shows, and video games.

But print is still with us: think posters, album art, business cards, book covers, product packaging, etc.

And more and more companies rely on trained graphic designers’ expertise at using images to communicate ideas and inspire action (think websites and social media).

The bottom line? Skilled graphic designers are in demand, and many positions come with comfortable salaries.

Read on for all the details.

4 Healthcare Careers With Quick Training and Steady Demand

Aug 24, 2021 10:42:02 AM

Looking for a meaningful role in the fast-growing field of healthcare? Eager to avoid spending years in school?

Good news: there are several healthcare careers that offer solid employment outlooks but require minimal training.

This post examines four such careers: health care aide, community support worker, medical office assistant, and medical lab assistant.

All of these careers take 12 months or less of training and have projected growth rates of at least 20% across Manitoba.

Keep reading to explore each of these healthcare careers and see which path may be right for you.

Computer Networking Technology: Meet the Instructor, Tour the Program

Aug 23, 2021 3:12:26 PM

The field of computer networking has evolved tremendously over the past 20 years, from the dawn of the internet to the increasingly complex information systems we use today.

Sergio Gonzalez has been working in the field since those early days, graduating from his first technical engineering program in 1998.

Since then, he's earned degrees in information technology and education, and accumulated over 20 years of experience in networking and IT security roles.

Sergio's passion for teaching brought him to Herzing College, where he's recently become an instructor for the Computer Networking Technology program.

This week, we chatted with Sergio to learn more about his fascinating background and get an inside look at the program.

Meet the instructor, learn about networking careers, and find out what to expect in class.

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