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Mental Health in the Workplace
BC Website on general mental health: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/careers-myhr/all-employees/safety-health-well-being/health/mental
Mental Health Commission of Canada: https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/what-we-do/workplace
Canadian Mental Health Association: https://cmha.ca/programs-services/workplace-mental-health
CMHA mental health & work resources: https://cmha.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/CMHA-MHCC-Toolkit-QuickReference_EN.pdf
UBC HR resource: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/wellbeing-benefits/living-well/mental-health/
1. Have a specific resume and cover letter for each job you apply to. Generic cover letters rarely get looked at, so find particular jobs you are interested in and make sure to mention why you are interested in that particular job, as well as the skills and experience that would help you be successful in that position.
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2. Ensure you have a valid study permit and a SIN number. A social insurance number (SIN) is necessary for working in Canada. Visit the Government of Canada website for information on how to obtain a SIN if you do not already have one. If you have any questions about working while you are a student, visit International Student Advising as soon as possible.
Visit the Government of Canada website
3. Prepare for your interview. A little preparation goes a long way in job interviews. Be sure to read the position description carefully and be prepared to speak to why you are interested in the job, as well as what you hope to learn. Anticipating what questions you might be asked will help make you feel more confident for your interview.
Learn more about interview preparation