How to Keep your Jobadmin2019-01-18T17:57:20+00:00
HOW TO KEEP YOUR JOB IN CANADA
Keep your Job Quiz
Check your answers below.
1. Easy Question:
Passing a probation guarantees that you will keep your job.
a) True b) False
2. Easy Question:
Ability to deliver excellent customer service is:
a) one of the most important skills in Canada b) only required in some jobs
3. More Difficult:
To get promoted in Canada, you need to:
a) work hard and do your job well b) build a good relationship with your manager c) take initiative and take on additional duties
4. More Difficult:
Are you supposed to give a gift to your manager on Christmas in Canada?
a) no b) yes c) depends on the manager d) depends on your relationship e) it’s your choice
Canadian workplace culture is
a) more hierarchical than many other countries b) more egalitarian than many other countries c) more collaborative than many other countries
‘Cubicles have virtual doors’ is a way to say:
a) respect people’s privacy b) respect people’s time c) respect people’s personal space d) respect people when they are busy
Check your answers
HOW TO KEEP YOUR JOB IN CANADA
Finding a job and even passing probation (usually 3 to 6 months in Canada) does not guarantee that you keep the job. It is possible to get fired, laid off or have your contract not extended. In order to stay employed, get a promotion or move to a better position with a different company, any new immigrant needs to know how to communicate with the management, customers and co-workers in a way that is respectful and effective.
Canadian workplace is much more egalitarian than that of some other countries. However, when it comes to making requests, choosing appropriate topics for conversation, making compliments, speaking in the meetings, and other types of interactions at work, there are certain unwritten rules that one must be aware of. To find out more about these rules, as well as get tips on dealing with problematic co-workers and using appropriate body language, click HERE.
The ability to deliver excellent customer service is one of the most valuable skills one could have in Canada. To see the examples of appropriate language to use with the customers, as well as tips on body language and how to handle customer complaints effectively, click HERE.
Do you want to succeed at work, get a promotion, a raise, build your resume, or move to a better position? While in some countries your hard work is what gets you promoted, in Canada it takes more than that. To discover the ways of taking initiative and taking on additional duties that will pave the way to future opportunities click HERE.
Discover which actions are considered respectful at work in Canada and which are not. Every culture is different and some things may surprise you. As a new immigrant, knowing the ‘Canadian rules’ will help you build successful relationships at work faster. For example, there is an unwritten rules that ‘cubicles have virtual doors’. It means that you need to respect people’s personal space at work: when you approach a co-worker sitting at their desk in his/her cubicle, it is polite to stop for a second where the ‘doors’ are and make eye contact before you come in. To learn more rules like this, click HERE.
Find out which gifts are considered appropriate in Canadian culture. To learn why you’re not supposed to give gifts to your manager, how not to embarrass your co-workers, how to give gifts to those whom you consider your friends at work, as well as how to participate in holiday gift exchanges, click HERE.
The role of a manager in Canada can be very different from that in some countries. If you come from a hierarchical culture, adapting to more egalitarian Canadian way of interaction might take some time. To speed up the process by learning about what it means to be a good manager in Canada click HERE.