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What Does an Immigration Case Manager Do?

Nov 2, 2022 11:14:02 AM

Are you considering a career in the immigration industry? There's never been a better time to get started than right now.

According to federal government data, Canada plans to welcome more than 460,000 immigrants annually for the next couple years. That will continue to generate strong demand for professionals who help with visa applications and the often complex process of settling in Canada.

You may be familiar with jobs like immigration lawyer and immigration consultant. People in those roles focus on providing advice and developing customized strategies for clients seeking to immigrate.

But what does an immigration case manager do? How do they fit into the immigration process? And what does it take to thrive in this role?

Big Demand for Physiotherapist Assistant Grads in Ottawa

Oct 5, 2022 10:37:12 AM

The job market for physiotherapist assistants is booming in Ottawa right now. More and more people are seeking treatment, and many clinics can’t find enough qualified assistants to keep up with the demand.

That’s why Herzing recently launched a new diploma program for physiotherapist/rehabilitation assistants. It came about as the direct result of consultation with local employers who are starved for staff.

Two of those employers are Mohamed Fouda, clinic manager at Prime Physio Plus, and Jason Verge, owner and clinical director at Stittsville Carp Road Physiotherapy. They’ve both been in the physiotherapy field for more than 25 years, and they are both looking forward to accepting interns from Herzing’s new program.

We caught up with Mohamed and Jason recently to learn more about the role of physiotherapist assistants (PTAs) and find out why there’s such a need for them in the Ottawa area.

 

What Does a Law Clerk Do?

Oct 3, 2022 11:12:32 AM

Updated December 2022

You like the idea of a career in the legal field, and you have a vague notion that it takes a whole lot less time to become a law clerk in Ontario than it does to become a lawyer (which is true). But you’re stuck on a basic question: what does a law clerk do?

Here’s the short answer: A law clerk provides essential legal and administrative support to help lawyers manage their caseloads and serve their clients. Law clerks are not the same as paralegals, although both provide legal support.

In this post, we explore the role of a law clerk in Ontario: what they do, what skills they need, what career opportunities they have, and what training they require.

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?

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.

Why is Health and Safety Important in the Workplace?

Jun 16, 2022 9:10:57 AM

When a person gets hurt on the job, both they and the business feel the impact.

Ontario Government Will Pay for Your PSW Program! Learn How to Qualify

Jun 6, 2022 11:12:46 AM

Amind continuing high demand for personal support workers in Ontario, the government is relaunching a special bursary to help PSW students pay for tuition and costs during their internship. 

The Personal Support Worker Challenge Fund provides money for tuition, textbooks, and supplies, plus a stipend to support students while they’re on work placements. It debuted in 2021 and was such a success that the government is bringing it back for 2022.

Have you thought about becoming a personal support worker but didn’t think you could afford tuition? Don’t miss this limited-time opportunity to get your PSW program at no cost to you. 

Keep reading to learn about eligibility requirements, important deadlines, and other key facts about the Personal Support Worker Challenge Fund. 

2D vs. 3D Animation: Which Path is Right for You?

May 2, 2022 12:41:58 PM

Animated content has becoming increasingly popular in recent years—especially when pandemic restrictions forced the shutdown of live-action productions.

What to Expect at Herzing College Ottawa: Campus Facilities & Features

Apr 20, 2022 1:16:50 PM

Since it first opened back in 1970, Herzing College Ottawa has helped more than 9,000 people prepare for rewarding new careers.

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