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Visit Our Paralegal Program Open House!

Posted on May 4th, 2016 - Written by: Michael Oksinski

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Are you interested in learning more about the Paralegal field? The need for well-trained, competent legal professionals has never been greater. Visit Canadian Business College’s open house to learn more about how you can become a licensed Paralegal in under 1-year!

New class starting May 23rd

You are invited to attend our PARALEGAL Program Open House

When: Thursday May 12, 2016

Time: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Where: Canadian Business College – Toronto Campus | 2 Bloor Street West, 22nd Floor

For directions, please click here.

  • Guest speakers from the legal industry
  • Refreshments will be served
  • Children welcome
  • Special program incentives available for attendees

Please RSVP by calling 416.925.9929 now!

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Personal Support Worker Program Now Available at CBC Scarborough

Posted on April 21st, 2016 - Written by: Michael Oksinski

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Canadian Business College is very pleased to announce it has rolled out a new Personal Support Worker Program (PSW) at its Scarborough Campus location.

If you’ve been thinking about entering the in-demand health support services field, Canadian Business College’s Personal Support Worker course will provide you with the skills required to support and assist individuals within your community needing above average assistance.

Personal Support Workers help create optimal living conditions for the elderly, chronically ill and/or individuals with physical disabilities living in private care facilities, not-for-profit homecare agencies, senior citizens homes, nursing homes, hospitals, and client residences, amongst others. And with the rising number of baby boomers entering retirement, the demand for Personal Support Workers has never been greater.

To learn how Canadian Business College can help you or someone you know earn a Personal Support Worker Diploma and enter the in-demand support services field in just 38-weeks, call 416-925-6565 today!

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Visit CBC’s Paralegal Program Open House

Posted on April 20th, 2016 - Written by: Michael Oksinski

Are you interested in learning more about the Paralegal field? The need for well-trained, competent legal professionals has never been greater. Visit Canadian Business College’s open house to learn more about how you can become a licensed Paralegal in under 1-year!

  • Guest speakers from the legal industry
  • Refreshments will be served
  • Children welcome
  • Special program incentives available for attendees

When: Thursday April 21, 2016

Time: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM or 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: Canadian Business College – Toronto Campus | 2 Bloor Street West, 22nd Floor

For directions, please click here.

Please RSVP by calling 416.925.9929 now!

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Paralegal Licensing Exam Prep Course

Posted on December 29th, 2015 - Written by: Michael Oksinski

In preparation for the LSUC Paralegal Licensing Exam on February 17, 2016, Canadian Business College is pleased to once again offer its licensing examination prep course. The course is open to Canadian Business College Paralegal students and alumni, as well as Paralegal graduates from other institutions eligible to write the exam.

The course will be delivered in 6 separate sessions. Specific dates include:

  • Friday January 8, 2015 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Friday January 15, 2015 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Friday January 22, 2015 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Friday January 29, 2015 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Friday February 5, 2015 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Friday February 12, 2015 9:30am – 5:00pm (Mock Examination)

The prep course will be offered free of charge to Canadian Business College students and alumni. Non-CBC candidates may attend the course for $175. The deadline to register is Thursday January 17. 2015.

The prep course will be held at CBC’s Toronto Campus located at 2 Bloor Street West, 22nd Floor (corner of Yonge & Bloor). For directions, please click here.

Seats will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students can pay for the course by credit card, debit card or cash, however please note that payment must be received prior to the start of the first session.

If you’re interested in attending, please email nhomami@canadianbusinesscollege.com today!

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What Can You Do With Your Community Service Worker Degree?

Posted on December 9th, 2015 - Written by: Vanessa Hamkens

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If you’re passionate about working with individuals and groups within your community, making the decision to pursue a Community Service Worker diploma could very well be the stepping stone you need to start a rewarding and meaningful career. Community Services Workers play an integral role in helping youth, families and other members of the community make positive social, economic or physical changes. While this may sound appealing, you may still have questions about the type of work you would be doing as a Community Service Worker, required skills and available career paths. Let us help you answer some of those questions!

Industry Description

With a job as a community service worker, your focus will be on providing care, support and counselling to individuals dealing with a variety of issues. Providing emotional support to clients is an important role with the hopeful outcome of helping clients obtain a more satisfactory quality of life.

The knowledge and skills that are required as a community service worker will range based on your work environment and job type. However those basic skills include are:

• A basic knowledge of social work practices and the social services industry

• Knowledge of the social, child care and health resources available in your community

• Ability to understand and accept the needs and right of others

• Ability to work with a wide range of service recipients

• Ability to compile factual reports

• Ability to express ideas effectively and with proficiency

• Developed skills in communication and interpersonal skills to maintain a supportive social service relationship

Industry Careers

As a Community Service Worker, you will administer and implement a variety of social assistance programs and community services, as well as assist clients with personal and social needs. Canadian Business College’s CSW program prepares students for careers in some of the following positions/fields:

Addictions Worker

Take the opportunity to promote healthy lifestyles and healthy choices. A career as an addictions worker includes the assessment of psychological conditions to determine, develop and implement treatment and recovery plans. This field will allow you to provide community support through counselling, education and support programs for individuals and families.

Childcare Worker

As a childcare worker, you are given the chance to improve the lives of the youth in your community. Job tasks will include investigating cases of family violence, child abuse and neglect and taking preventative action to protect your child community member. Depending on your title, you may also recruit foster parents, work adoption cases or supervise the placement of children into protective care.

Community Centre Coordinator

Be a leader in your community. As a community centre coordinator you will overlook the facilitation and promotion of community planning and development as well as monitor community empowerment. Additionally, you may be given the task to identify and foster development opportunities, secure funding for development activities and programs, and ensure public input is considered in development plans and projects.

Correctional Facilities

A correctional facilities worker is concerned with the social rehabilitation of young or adult offenders. Job positions include classification officers, probation officers or parole officers. As a correctional worker, your priority if helping ex-prisoners adjust to life in the community while conforming to the conditions of their parole.

Mental Health Agencies

By working at a mental health agency, you will be directly involved in providing mental health services to clients. These services are provided in a variety of settings including primary health care centres, agency office, client’s home, or a public setting like a coffee shop. Positions include a case manager, crisis counsellor (telephone distress centers), mental health promotion worker, occupational therapist, peer support worker or personal support worker.

School Boards

Seize the opportunity to help students succeed in their educational environment. As a community service worker in a school board, you help students, parents and teachers assess and solve problems such as aggressive behaviour or family problems that may affect a student’s performance.

Social Services Centre/ Social Services Agency

Connect to health, housing, childcare and other social services by working in a social services centre or agency. As a social services worker you will provide employment support, financial benefits and social support to people living in your community. Tasks may include helping them find a job or the training they need to find work. Duties for such broad of a role will depend on the settings and environment in which you work.

Discover how you can make a difference with a Community Service Workers diploma from the Canadian Business College. Our program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to create a positive impact on their community and to prepare for a rewarding career in community support roles. Students will learn how to work with clients, assess their needs, and develop an effective action plan. With the knowledge and skills provided through CBC’s Community Service Worker  program, we help open the doors to endless possibilities for you to give back to your community and enhance your career.

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What are the Differences Between a Paralegal And A Law Clerk? Why Choose One Over The Other?

Posted on November 19th, 2015 - Written by: Vanessa Hamkens

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Paralegal or Law Clerk? Which Career Path to Choose and Why

So you’ve identified the legal field as an area of growth and opportunity and have made the decision that you want in…excellent! Step one complete.

If going the way of law school isn’t quite right for you, step two can be considerably more difficult. That is, choosing a profession within the legal industry that aligns with your specific career goals and objectives. Like many Ontario residents who have faced this conundrum, it often boils down to choosing between a career as a Paralegal or a Law Clerk.

As there is often confusion in terms of what Paralegals and Law Clerks can and can’t do, it’s important to understand the roles and responsibilities of each, as well as the academic paths required to get there.

 

What’s really the difference between Paralegals and Law Clerks?

While the duties and responsibilities of Paralegals and Law Clerks do at times overlap, the roles they play are in fact very different. One key difference is that Paralegals are able to provide legal advice and represent clients before criminal and civil courts and certain tribunals. Law Clerks cannot.

The question you have to ask is what’s driving your decision. If having more responsibility is important to you, choosing a career as a Paralegal is the way to go. On the other hand, if securing a good job opportunity as quickly as possible outweighs the responsibility granted to Paralegals, choosing the path of a Law clerk is recommended as there are a greater number of entry level opportunities available.

While the prospect of securing a job immediately may be tempting for some, it’s important to consider the scope of each field. “Paralegals are able to do the job of a Law Clerk, and could have the title of Law Clerk, but a Law Clerk would have to go back to school to upgrade their degree in order to be at the same level and have the responsibilities as a Paralegal,” states Jeffrey Nicholson, Canadian Business College’s In-House Counsel and Faculty of Law Director. “In some ways, a Paralegal is basically an upgraded version of a Law Clerk.”

While there is more upside in terms of responsibility, both Paralegals and Law Clerks require a solid foundation and breadth of legal knowledge and must have the ability to conduct effective legal research. Paralegals have been known to take additional Law Clerk courses with the objective expanding their knowledge base.

 

Paralegal and Law Clerk training at Canadian Business College

Canadian Business College’s award-winning Paralegal program includes 46 academic weeks and a 120 hour internship arranged by the college. The program is accredited by The Law Society of Upper Canada  and graduates are eligible to write the LSUC Paralegal Licensing Exam upon completion of their program. For more information on the Paralegal program, please click here.

The Law Clerk program offered at Canadian Business College was developed in partnership with Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO). Like the Paralegal program, it’s 46 academic weeks in duration and includes a 120 hour internship arranged by the college. Graduates of are eligible to write the ILCO Estates, Corporate, Real Estate and Litigation exams. For more information on the Law Clerk program, click here.

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No Resume? No Problem. Tackle Writing Your Resume With These Simple Tips

Posted on October 29th, 2015 - Written by: Vanessa Hamkens

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Writing a resume can be frustrating, stressful, and time consuming, but it doesn’t have to be. Most people don’t know where to begin when constructing their resume, nor do they know what employers are looking for.  Industry competition nowadays emphasizes the importance of a well-constructed resume as the first step in your job search.

This post aims to give you a better understanding of the critical aspects of a resume that will help yours stand out and not end up in the trash. There are some key requirements that must be included when writing a resume in order to be competitive in any area. It must be:

 

  1. Well formatted

Resumes are most effective when they are simple, professional, and easy to read. First impression and initial appearance are key as most recruiters spend an average of 6 seconds scanning a resume before moving on. Make those 6 seconds count!

Clearly lay out your contact information at the top of the page so it is easy for the employer to get in contact with you if need be. They won’t take the time to chase you, so make it easy for them.

Professionalism is extremely important when it comes to resume writing because it is the only impression they have of you prior to an interview. Take the time to ensure that everything is aligned and consistent. Pick a simple font, headings should be clear and easy to follow, and your experience should be written in reverse chronological order. Below your contact information, you should have the following headings clearly laid out:

  • Education

Include all relevant education you have as well as the dates you attended each educational institution. You can chose to include any involvement or achievements you deem relevant in bullet form under this title, or you can include this information under another title if it is more applicable there.

  • Experience (related or other)

This section can included paid or volunteer positions. Employers look for consistency and often it doesn’t look good to have many different positions or jobs in a short period of time. That being said, include all your recent or otherwise relevant past work experiences. For the more recent/relevant positions, include up to 3 bullet points of the tasks or duties you completed during the time you held that position.

Optional:

  • Applicable Skills

If you have any unique skills that may interest a potential employer, you could briefly mention these. This could help you stand out from the other candidates.

  • Awards or Other Major Accomplishments

Have you received any interesting awards? For athletics? Community service involvement? Academics? Let this potential employer know. They want to see someone who is driven, dedicated, and well rounded, as well as someone who is competent and qualified to complete the job.

Again, including a short bullet point list of some awards you’ve received within the past few years or any major accomplishments can’t hurt.

 

  1. Free of irrelevant, inappropriate, or unprofessional information

Experience is important, but employers don’t want to see all the irrelevant job experience you have from years ago, especially not in detail. If you have space, perhaps simply state it, but leave it at that. Refrain for including any information that may be deemed as inappropriate as well. You should never include any details about your personal life on your resume.

 

  1. Tailored to Specific Employers

Create your resume skeleton first, and fill it in according to the position you are applying to. Every resume you give to a potential employer should be slightly different than the one given to the previous one. This can be done by taking key words from the job description and incorporating them into your resume bullet points. Employers want to see that you have the relevant skills and personality traits that they require for the job. By using these key words, you are making a valuable connection between what they are looking for and what you have to offer.

 

  1. Proofread

Simple spelling grammatical errors could be the deciding factor between you and another candidate. Take the time to reread and edit your resume until you are sure it is free of and spelling and grammar errors. Get a friend or family member to read it over before submitting it.

 

These simple pointers should help you with this important step in the job application process. For additional information, please take a look at the links posted below. If you feel like you need further assistance in writing your resume, feel free to contact our career services!

 

http://www.fastcompany.com/3052371/hit-the-ground-running/a-former-google-recruiter-reveals-the-biggest-resume-mistakes

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/resumetips/tp/resumetips.htm

https://careerservices.princeton.edu/undergraduate-students/resumes-letters-online-profiles/resumes/resume-sections

 

 

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Business Management Program Drives Grad’s Entrepreneurial Aspirations

Posted on October 26th, 2015 - Written by: Vanessa Hamkens

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Vasiliy Poluektov enrolled  in the Business Management program at Canadian Business College with one goal in mind: learning how to successfully run and manage a business. Before making the decision to return to school, Vasiliy had established his own small business in the construction industry, which was struggling to make substantial profits.

Following the successful completion of his program in early 2015, Vasiliy has worked hard at maintaining his business positive profit margin by leveraging the skills and business fundamentals he acquired during his time at Canadian Business College.

“I learned a lot about business which I always thought wasn’t that important or crucial. Most importantly I got a crash course in accounting, which is a must in business, even though I’ve never taken it in high school.”

Vasiliy attributed the Business Management program as the deciding factor in helping him to re-ignite his desire to pursue his own business. Committed to helping him succeed in all endeavors during his studies, CBC was also a proud sponsor of Vasiliy’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions at the provincial level.

With relevant and effective courses, a positive stress-free environment and continuous guidance from knowledgeable instructors, Vasiliy is now a proud and successful entrepreneur. He maintains a positive work/life balance by training and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Learn more about the Business Management program at Canadian Business College here.

 

 

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2015 Graduation Photo Album

Posted on October 13th, 2015 - Written by: Vanessa Hamkens

The 23rd annual CBC Convocation Ceremony was hosted on September 19th, 2015 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. 151 graduates proudly shared this memorable evening with supportive family members, friends and faculty. Please enjoy the collection of photos taken throughout the evening displayed below!

 

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Congratulations to our 2015 Canadian Business College Graduates!

Posted on September 28th, 2015 - Written by: Vanessa Hamkens

On September 19th, 151 Canadian Business College graduates proudly walked the stage at the 23rd annual Convocation Ceremony at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.

Following a warm welcome from Faculty of Law Director, Jeffery Nicholson, President & Dean of Canadian Business College, John Nelson, took the stage and shared with us kind, thoughtful words, leaving us all extremely proud of all our inspiring graduates. Cheers filled the auditorium as parents, siblings, children, and friends watched loved ones receive their well-earned diplomas our Business, Law, IT & Digital Media, Health, and Community Services & Child Care programs.

Thank you to everyone who attended this event and supported our students in accomplishing this amazing milestone in their lives.

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