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This Is Your Year


Are You An Internationally-Trained Professional?

This is a one-day conference for job-ready, Internationally-Trained Professionals (ITPs) living in Waterloo Region and the surrounding area. The conference provides ITPs with resources and information on credential recognition, skill development, professional associations, regulatory bodies, and related professions.

Join us on Wednesday March 21, 2018 and jump-start your career.

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This Is Your Year


Are You An Internationally-Trained Professional?

This is a one-day conference for job-ready, Internationally-Trained Professionals (ITPs) living in Waterloo Region and the surrounding area. The conference provides ITPs with resources and information on credential recognition, skill development, professional associations, regulatory bodies, and related professions.

Join us on Wednesday March 21, 2018 and jump-start your career.

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Prepare for GSC


Prepare for GSC


 To prepare for the Global Skills Conference, we strongly encourage you to speak with your employment counselor and attend a GSC Preparation Session at the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre. The GSC Preparation Sessions will focus on:

  • Overview of GSC: What to expect

  • Getting ready for the conference (e.g. how to dress, what to bring, research before-hand)

  • Tips so that you get the most out of the day 

  • Small Talk

  • 30 second commercial

  • Networking

  • Social media and LinkedIn 

You can register for a preparation session through our online form when you are registering to attend the conference. 

The theme of the Global Skills Conference is Making Connections, with a significant focus on learning how to identify and market transferable skills and networking. The Global Skills Conference will provide a platform for you to 'Learn' more information about your sector/industry in Canada, 'Connect' with employers, professional associations, licensing bodies, and other ITPs, and 'Explore' alternative careers and new opportunities through networking. Exploring these themes throughout the course of the day will give you the tools you need to think 'outside the box' when trying to enter the Canadian labour market. 


Below is a list of transferable skills and related professions from the 4 sectors represented at the Global Skills Conference to help participants begin to identify their own transferable skills and explore alternative career paths/related professions. This resource can help you decide which sector hub session to attend at the conference. 

Human
Services

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Professionalism
  • Work well under pressure
  • Organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Interact well with diverse cultures
  • Quick learner
  • Energetic
  • Trustworthy
  • Efficient
  • Time management skills
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to delegate
 

RELATED PROFESSIONS

  • Social worker
  • Counselor
  • Human resources
  • Therapist
  • Nutritionist
  • Pharmacist
  • Probation officer
  • Childcare worker
  • Customer service representative
  • Support worker
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Manager
  • Executive assistant
  • Sales associate
  • Nurse

Engineering & Tech Professions

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

  • Project Planning and Management
  • Attention to Detail
  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Computer Skills
  • Data Analysis
  • Logical Thinking
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Analytical and Investigative Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Leadership and Initiative
  • Negotiation
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Decision-Making Skills
 

RELATED PROFESSIONS

  • Teacher
  • Technical Consultant
  • Logistician
  • Technical Sales
  • Operations Manager
  • Technical Trainer
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Technical Writer
  • Construction Manager
  • Urban Planner
  • Cost Estimator
  • Health and Safety Inspector
  • Application Developer
  • Manufacturing Operator

Finance & Accounting

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Team-Oriented
  • Information Gathering
  • Management Skills
  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • Oral Presentation Skills
  • Problem-Solving
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Organizational Skills
  • Numeracy
  • Analytical Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Leadership
  • Time management Skills
  • Adaptability
 

RELATED PROFESSIONS

  • Project Analyst
  • Event Planner
  • Estate Planner
  • Realtor
  • Business Analyst
  • Payroll Manager
  • Urban Planner
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Merchandiser
  • Researcher
  • Trainer
  • Retail Banker
  • Tax Advisor

Information Technology

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

  • Customer service
  • Working well under pressure
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Multi-tasking
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Leadership skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Data entry
  • Detail-oriented
  • Coding
  • Time management skills
  • Networking
  • Effective listening
  • Numeracy
 

RELATED PROFESSIONS

  • Network engineer
  • System administrator
  • Analyst
  • Security specialist
  • Project manager
  • Consultant
  • Manager
  • Help Desk
  • Technician
  • Professor
  • Technical support
  • Controller
  • Manager
  • Operator
  • Digital copywriter

Exhibitors


Showcase Your Company


Showcase Your Company


Be a champion for immigrant employment. Be part of the 2018 Global Skills Conference team!

The Global Skills Conference is a one-day event created especially for Internationally Trained Professionals. On an annual basis, this event brings together over 150 ITPs with service providers, regulatory bodies, professional associations and employers with the intention of sharing the Canadian employer perspective and improving the chances for meaningful employment. The emphasis is on understanding the importance of soft skills, gaining insight on hiring practices and providing ITPs with access to employers through networking opportunities. We invite you to consider the various opportunities available for you to support the event and be a champion for immigrant employment.

The 10th Annual Global Skills Conference will take place on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. This is your opportunity to help us make this conference possible by joining our team as a partner or sponsor which in turn gives you direct access to over 150 ITPs, local service providers, and a variety of unique marketing options! Following is an outline of the various options available: 

 

As a Gold Level Sponsor

You will have:

  • The opportunity to introduce our Keynote Speaker and profile your company.

  • Your company logo displayed on multi-media screens in the main room.

  • A half-page advertisement in the conference booklet.

  • A preferred location for your booth in the Exhibitors Marketplace.

  • Your company’s name, logo and designation as GOLD/Keynote Speaker sponsor will appear on the conference’s official website with a link to your company’s website.

  • The opportunity to insert a promotional item or brochure into the delegates conference bags.

Gold Level Sponsor
5,000.00
Apply
 

As a Silver Level Sponsor

You will have:

  • The opportunity to profile your company as one of 4 Sector Hub Session sponsors. The 4 sector hubs are:

    • Engineering & Technical Professions;

    • Finance;

    • Information Technology;

    • Human Services

  • The opportunity to designate a company representative for your Sector Hub Session as either an expert panelist or as the facilitator/moderator.

  • The opportunity to display a company banner in your Sector Hub Session room.

  • Your company logo displayed on multi-media screens in the main room.

  • A quarter-page advertisement in the conference booklet.

  •  A booth in the Exhibitors Marketplace.

Silver Level Sponsor
2,000.00
Quantity:
Apply
 
Bronze Level Sponsor
500.00
Quantity:
Apply

As a Bronze Level Sponsor

You will have:

  • A quarter-page advertisement in the conference booklet.

  •  A booth in the Exhibitors Marketplace.

 
Booth Exhibitor
200.00
Quantity:
Apply

As a Booth Exhibitor

You will have:

  • A booth in the Exhibitors Marketplace.

 
Promotional Insert Provider
200.00
Quantity:
Apply

As a Promotional Insert Provider

  • You can insert a promotional item or brochure into the delegates conference bags.

Advisory Committee


Advisory Committee


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The K-W Multicultural Centre is excited to again lead the planning of the 9th Annual Global Skills Conference on March 21, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Conference Centre in Kitchener.  

Our conference Advisory Committee consists of representatives from Conestoga College, Agilec, Immigration Partnership, Lutherwood, Region of Waterloo, Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington, the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin, The Working Centre, Waterloo Region Small Business Centre and the YMCA, community agencies who serve immigrants as well as from business, education and government. This broad coalition ensures great value to both employers and Internationally-Trained Professionals in the Region of Waterloo and surrounding areas.

With support from:

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Past Conferences


Past Conferences


Global Skills Conference 2017

Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Centre

Global Skills Conference 2016

Bingemans Conference Centre