Newcomers in Ottawa are here. We are Newcomers in Ottawa community – Where you are new to town, you will find support, meet-up and information that help you !
This is a project of Newcomers’s Story – Where we share, learn and support!
Meet Jean Roberth Souza – He is member and a moderator on Newcomers in Ottawa FB Community. He is Science Project Coordinator at Compute Canada. But in previous jobs he was working with Immigrant Serving Agencies in Ottawa and in Canada. He has more specialized in integration qualified newcomers in the IT field in Canada.
A brief about you?
I am from Brazil and immigrated to Canada eleven years ago. I am a Communications, Marketing, IT & Project Management professional. My hobbies: Participating in multicultural festivities, foreign languages, cooking, yoga.
What brought you to Canada?
Opportunities and better quality of life.
Why you come to Ottawa ?
(Gatineau). I came through the Québec Provincial Immigration Program.
What is the biggest challenge for you since you have lived here, in Ottawa ?
Cultural adaptation into the Canadian society, finding a job with lack of professional Canadian experience.
How do you try to get over with that biggest challenge ?
Better understand the Canadian culture; Start with voluntary work.
What are the challenges newcomer face here in Ottawa? What can be done to make it easier for newcomers?
Better English and French skills learning or improving, understand and respect the Canadian way of living and adopt it for yourself. Newcomers need to participate in employment workshops offered by YMCA, World Skills, or OCCSC to be better prepared to face the local job market.
Are you doing something to help newcomers or are in interested in participating in activities for newcomers?
Yes, I am an active member within the Brazilian community assisting many newcomers through social media, and I also belong to a group of IT professionals that promotes networking opportunities to IT newcomers.
Any suggest for those who new to Ottawa ? Relates to job, friendship, social life ?
Get more and more connected within your cultural communities and also participate in all events related to your professional and social areas, mostly as a volunteer. It is crucial do understand the Canadian culture and society and help others in order to be more accepted and respected as a citizen.
Anything else you want to share with Newcomers in Ottawa ?
Encourage all members to share news about job fairs, employment opportunities, services offered to newcomers, social life, and cultural festivities.
Woohoo. Thank you Jean so much for share your story on our Newcomers’s Story! We hope you will enjoy the group and support more in the community as a newcomers.
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