The recent observation suggests that immigrants with soft skills get occupied and employed in Canada at a faster rate than those without them. There are many case studies supporting this statement.
The growing importance of “Soft Skills”
A study indicates that there are immigrants who have faced a rejection in Canada. They may be holding foreign credentials which are largely not accepted by the Canadian Employers.
And the experts in the employment market suggest that the rejection or refusal is mainly due to lack of “soft skills” which is considered to be an important criteria for the immigrants to meet.
The setback for the immigrants
There are cases where an immigrant could manage to get a job and may have been working in an organization for years, but, could not be promoted to managerial level,or at a higher position because the employers did not find adequate soft skills in them.
The various soft skills Canadian Employers look for
The employers prefer having an employee who could be diplomatic, tactful, achiever and a good manager. People who are hardworking and sincere are certainly appreciated by the employers, but, at the end of the day their own professional growth gets stuck in the absence of certain soft skills.
The common aspect an employer looks into is “if the new person will fit into the company’s profile and will also be a good manager.”
The requirement is not only restricted to the credentials, education and work experience but also gets extended to the inner skills which a person should bear to lead and be a “team player”.
The felt need
The need has been looking into the failure of average achievement of many immigrants coming to Canada and finding it difficult to make it big.
Their inability to speak adequately in English or French, the deeper knowledge about Canadian culture makes it difficult for the immigrants to get integrated with Canadian society.
The available training
Training classes are provided to work and develop upon soft skills. These classes are mainly need based. And to make it possible for the immigrants to take them up, they are organized in the evening.
Facility of child care is provided to the course takers so that they bring their toddlers along, leave them with the care taker and attend classes.
For those who cannot take those up on a regular basis online sessions are available. These classes train the immigrants on English or French, impart them knowledge about Canadian culture and brush upon their soft skills so that they can merge well.
Soft Skills are emerging out to be one of the most important requirements by the employers in Canada. They are needed not only for the growth of the organization but also for the individual a professional growth too. Canada provides adequate support to the immigrants so that they can get incorporated into Canadian Society at a faster speed and can settle down better.