APRIL 29, 2020

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Dear CATS Community,


The end of term is always cause for celebration. After all, It’s the culmination of months of hard work, focus, and commitment to academic pursuits. CATS would like to congratulate those of you who recently completed your winter term course work while simultaneously managing COVID-19 challenges. It’s an especially exceptional accomplishment in unprecedented times. As we look towards an uncertain future with trepidation, we can count  on some certainties: distanced learning will continue through the spring and summer at the School of Continuing Studies and there are still companies looking to hire. While educational and labour market ecosystems have radically changed, they continue nonetheless. If you need guidance about the new labour market and how you can best navigate it, CATS is here for you! Read on to discover which of our services are right for you, and connect with us on social media. Do not hesitate to email us with your questions or concerns, and let us know what you need from us during this time by completing our survey. As it has often been said during this pandemic, we are not all in the same boat, but we are all riding the same storm.


Remotely yours,


The CATS Team








Even for the most introverted, social distancing can be challenging, especially if you aren't able to visit with loved ones and friends. Join us for our weekly Virtual CATS Corner chats via Zoom Meetings, where we talk about varied topics, answer your questions, and most importantly, we work on staying collectively motivated and focused on our respective professional goals. 



APR 30

10:00 AM

Topic: How to keep a positive outlook for your career search during the pandemic and beyond

Facilitator: Laila Al-Alwan


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 982 3956 3088

Password: 915594








10:00 AM

Topic: Building Community 

Facilitator: Ana Milic

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 980 1924 2991

Password: 065267






MAY 12

10:00 AM

Topic: Grow Your Business using Digital Marketing Tools

Facilitator: Tarek Riman

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Meeting ID: 989 8799 1988

Password: 058961





10:00 AM

Topic:Translating Your Skills Across a Wide Range of Employment Opportunities

Facilitator: Carola Weil, PhD

(Dean of the School of Continuing Studies)

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Meeting ID: 942 8942 5699

Password: 052919




MAY 14

10:00 AM

Topic: A Conversation With a Corporate Talent Acquisition Professional 

Facilitator: Carla Marrouche

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Meeting ID: 989 8799 1988

Password: 058961



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Whether by default or design, you have a personal brand. Your story is already out there, so you might as well edit it to your benefit! If you want to design an authentic personal brand that accurately reflects YOU, and that can help YOU reach your professional and personal goals, this fun interactive two-part workshop is for you! Register for Part 1, 2 or both (recommended) - A Zoom link will be sent to registrants.


You will learn:




MAY 14

12 - 2 P.M.

  • About *the brand*
  • What is a personal brand?
  • How your personal brand affects your personal/professional credibility and development
  • How you can positively drive Brand YOU
  • How to focus your personal branding efforts
  • The importance of authenticity




MAY 21

12 - 2 P.M.

  • How to best tell your story
  • Why it’s important to live your brand
  • How other people can support your brand
  • How your personal brand should evolve as you do
  • How to leave a legacy with your brand






Featured Article




Nancy Levesque

Leadership Consulting, Corporate Facilitation, Business Coaching


How to Manage your Energy in challenging Times


These are exceptional times. A lot has been said and written in the last couple of weeks on how leadership is shifting during this global pandemic. Many of us not only have to face the deadly human toll and disruption to millions of people’s lives, but deal with the uncertainty of the economic damage. 


The workplace is confronted with huge tasks these days – and even bigger ones are waiting:

-      Dealing with the uncertainty of roles, businesses and the financial impact of the crisis

-      Protecting employees and colleagues from Covid-19 exposure & supporting Mental Health...









Emilie Salvi

Career Advisor, CATS







Valerie Ndiweni

Career Advisor, CATS




NOW is the perfect time to work on your personal brand, re-imagine your career, and to keep looking for that next role if you want a change. This is what I have stumbled upon this week to help you accomplish just that:






Known as PACME (Programme actions concertées pour le maintien en emploi), the program will cover 100% of the costs of training up to $100 000 and 50% of costs between $100,000 and $500,000 to develop staff skills, help organizations adjust or diversify their activities and become more competitive. The program also covers employee salaries (up to $25 per hour per employee) as well as any necessary costs such as course material, travel, meals and lodging.


Who is eligible?


✔  Employers

✔  Self-employed workers (registered or not) with employees

✔  Cooperatives, Social enterprises and community organizations

✔  Non-profits

✔  Employee or employer associations or organizations

✔  Professional associations



Virtual Individual Career Advising & Coaching (IA's)



Our individual advising and coaching sessions are still ongoing! Now is the perfect time to review your CV, reposition yourself professionally and/or revamp your LinkedIn profile. Our Career Advisors are still *meeting* with students for individual advising and coaching sessions - virtually of course. You have the option of meeting with an advisor via telephone or through a virtual platform (Zoom, Messenger, or Microsoft Teams). 


Book an appointment today!







Microcredit offers loans and personalized support to local entrepreneurs  with modest income and internationally trained professionals for credential recognition or skills upgrading.  These professionals include permanent residents , accepted refugees and  recently, temporary workers (part of a new pilot-project that we announced in March).

Loans primarily help  individuals with a lack of access to traditional lending institutions for various reasons.


If you would like to learn more about Microcredit's programs and the new measures for internationally trained professionals, visit the Microcredit website and learn more in the press release.  







Commis-comptable (payé)


SIDCAN Inc. est une jeune entreprise dynamique spécialisée en gestion de projets et gérance des travaux de construction ayant à son actif une panoplie de projets de type résidentiel, commercial et institutionnel. Nous sommes reconnus pour notre expertise et nos valeurs profondes : respect, engagement, intégrité et sens familial.


Nous sommes une PME en forte croissance et nous recherchons un commis comptable pour effectuer diverses tâches comptables. Ce poste sera à temps partiel pour permettre la réussite de nos ambitions bien qu’une possibilité d’horaire à temps plein soit à considérer.



Les responsabilités du commis-comptable comprend à soutenir et aider l’équipe comptable à effectuer la tenue à jour des dossiers financiers, la préparation des rapports et le rapprochement des relevés bancaires. Les tâches inclus :  

  • Fournir un soutien comptable et administratif aux membres du service de la comptabilité;
  • Entrer les données clés des transactions financières dans la base de données;
  • Assister et supporter le commis aux comptes débiteurs et le commis aux comptes fournisseurs;


  • Diplôme universitaire en comptabilité ou étudiant universitaire en comptabilité;
  • Savoir s’organiser et se structurer;
  • Compétence dans MS Office;
  • Connaissance des procédures comptables et de comptabilité de base est un atout;
  • Compétence avec les bases de données et logiciels de comptabilité est un atout;
  • Expérience pratique avec des tableurs et des rapports financiers est un atout;
  • Excellentes relations interpersonnelles et capacité reconnue à travailler efficacement en équipe; Précision et attention aux détails: aptitudes pour les nombres et précision dans la saisie de données;
  • Orienté vers le service à la clientèle;
  • Attitude positive et professionnelle.


 Courriel: p.dilillo@sidcan.ca








We are an independent technology and management consulting firm dedicated to driving business transformation & innovation for clients on an international level. Our expert solutions focus on Strategy & Change, Information System & Digital, Telecoms, Life Sciences and Engineering.   We constantly meet and exceed our 850+ worldwide clients’ expectations – this is made possible by an international team of more than 6,000 people, working together from 80 offices in 55 countries.  We’re focused on building and nurturing a top talent community where all our team members can achieve their full potential. 






Levio specializes in remedial, high risk, and complex enterprise IT and Digital Transformation projects. We have delivered services to more than 230 clients and offer the following core services: Change Management Strategy and Implementation, Design Thinking, Rapid Prototyping, User-Research, UX Design, Visual Design, Mobile App Development, Digital Transformation Strategy and Management, Business Transformation and Management, IT Modernization, Systems Architecture, Pega Systems, RPA, RDA, Systems Integration, Agile Coaching, DevOps, Cloud, Big Data, Identity and Security, eCommerce, Supply Chain, Innovation (FinTech, HealthTech, InsureTech, Blockchain, IoT, AR, Voice, AI).


We are currently looking to fill numerous positions:


Développeur Java/J2EE 

Conseiller(ière) aux offres de services 

Administrateur de système 

Administrateur de système Linux 

- See more




Human Resources Advisor


The main responsibility of the Human Resources Advisor is to provide expert advice in the field of Human Resources, particularly in regards to onboarding, integration, performance assessment, compensation, benefits, as well as for implementation and support related to various Human Resources programs and policies.



Product Manager


927 million. That’s how many lives our Novartis group products touched last year. And while we’re proud of that, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are empowered to ask new questions, make bolder decisions and take smarter risks.



Startup Project Manager


The Realization team are the sharp, challenging, and exciting end of our OSP MHE development. We integrate and make our OSP MHE function for all new projects. We project manage wider teams. We oversee the install plan. We commission the kit. We integrate software & hardware. We test new product. We deliver the finished MHE product. We drive improvements in our existing sites. We oversee improvements to design. We roll out our improvements.










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