Canadian Culture Instructor (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 24 February 2017
CCIS is an immigration society that helps refugee families to give them a comfortable environment in Canada. My typical activities with the family is to teach them about the Canadian culture and the language. I visit them every week and for 2 hours and assist them with any extra help they require to settle down.
INTERPRETER, VOLUNTEERING (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 January 2017
Meet people from different background and strengthen your networking. Learned about others cultures and interests.Good management chart. Get the ability to help people in need for interpreting services.
Weak and lazy managers!! NOT a good place to work.
Counsellor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 July 2016
Great Organisation with lots of good ideas. Unfortunately, lack of professional management and unclear business goals threaten to sink this company. The work environment is UNHEALTHY and there are always plenty of reasons not to take a decision, reasons to wait for more information, more options, more opinions, (always managers opinion). Managers are the last to arrive in the mid-morning and the first to leave in the afternoon...Of course, with such incompetency in the middle management team they are bias against honesty. If you are looking for a place to grow professionally where your leaders are likeable, understand your needs, can authentically motivate people and know how to energize a workplace culture to generate the best results for the organization, keep looking for it because THIS IS NOT THE PLACE.
Good benefits(paid by you) OK Salary, lots of clients-always busy, variety.
Cultural broker (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 November 2015
The benefits are OK Great balance work and life Unfortunately poor management results in inefficient work rate I worked for two years and I'm done with the unprofessionals there The way they treat new comers and refugees are involving some discrimination.
Working at CCIS is a rewarding experience everybody should have!
Program Coordinator (Current Employee) – CCIS Main Office - Calgary – 18 November 2015
Dynamic work place with countless opportunities to develop networking while building up useful programs for community. CCIS is the perfect work place to live diversity while you fulfill yourself with rewarding moments with clients and workmates.
Assisting to organize Legal training for newcomers
Volunteer Work (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 September 2015
I am in the process of organizing workshop on legal interpretation for newcomers in Calgary, AB. The main idea of the workshop is to help newcomers interpret right for their family members and friends at the meetings and appointments.
Vocational Instructor (Former Employee) – Calgary – 26 March 2013
I would like to have had more job security than I had while teaching there. I did two contracts at CCIS, but there was a considerable time delay between them. Further, they did not submit Employment Insurance deductions, as they were obligated to do. This resulted in an extra long waiting period for myself while the EI people collected these monies that CCIS should have deducted (by law) and remitted to the government after I was given a lay off.
salary was good.
the curriculum development involved a lot of personal time and endeavour.
Program Coordinator (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 May 2012
Dealing with immigrants and assisting in finding employment as well as integration into Canadian culture. Great place to work at. Approachable managers Hardest part of the job is not being able to place internationally trained professionals into their desired fields of employment. The most enjoyable part is international recruitment and selection