Work Ready Tools – Challenges Faced by Mature Workers Looking for Employment (2009)

This document is one of a series of tools developed by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) for use by human resources professionals who are helping immigrants find employment.

Here, the focus is on older immigrant workers, with resources and activities that can be used with mature second-language learners. The authors note that mature immigrants face the same challenges as all newcomers looking for work, as well as the additional one of age.

Mature workers are defined as those over 50. The term includes people who are new to Canada; those who have been here for some time, but are now looking for work for the first time; and individuals who have been employed but are now unemployed, laid off, or underemployed.

Throughout the document, some pages are aimed at practitioners, while others are designed for clients.

Topics include cultural differences; overcoming challenges; decoding job advertisements; job search strategies; and interview skills.

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2013-11-19
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Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB). Work Ready Tools – Challenges Faced by Mature Workers Looking for Employment 2009. Web. 29 Sep. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/cclb/work_ready_tools_mature_workers/work_ready_tools_mature_workers.pdf>
Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) (2009). Work Ready Tools – Challenges Faced by Mature Workers Looking for Employment. Retrieved September 29, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/cclb/work_ready_tools_mature_workers/work_ready_tools_mature_workers.pdf
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