NORD - Sudbury
« …First of all, I'd like to thank LBA agent very much for their time correcting my Canadian CV and explaining how I could find perfect jobs in Canada… » Van Vinh
« …thank you again for the time you have given me to review my resume and make it more attractive and adapting it for potential Canadian employers… » Cedric
« …Thank you for your investment in me, giving me a hand to realize my dearest wish. See you soon… » Bertrand
SUD – Toronto
« Hello, I am writing you this note to share with you the good news: "Hospitality Network" have accepted my application and they offered me the job.
I am very happy and it’s with great emotion that I want to highlight your contribution to this achievement.
BIG THANKS and Thousand Thanks to you, I am truly greatful.
Please accept my sincere appreciation.
I promess that I will do everything to be up to your expectations and those of ''Network' Hospitalty’’ » Redouane
« Hello, A small note to tell you that I found a job at CIBC! Thank you for your help! » Xavier
« Hello LBA team! I came by the office yesterday, because I wanted to share the good news with you face to face: I’ve got a 4 months contract in an insurance company called IBAO (Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario) and I start Monday !! I'm so happy, this is my first paid work experience in Canada… good things come to those who wait » Noémie
« …I am very happy to work for the Four Seasons Hotel; everyone is nice, it's going great. The Pastry Chef told me he will not let me leave his department… it's a good sign. They have all the working conditions an employee may wish, it is wonderful. I'll some see you one day, as soon as I can… see you soon… » Radu
« …I was confirmed for the job for which I applied. It has now been 2 weeks since I started working. The pace is intense and I'm in training.
Thank you very much for the support and advice given, because it was thanks to your advice that I had first started as a volunteer and things did quickly moved on thereafter.
Can I refer newly arrived people in Toronto to your center?
Again thank you and goodbye! » Rosaline
«…I wanted to thank you for the invitation to the Toronto Board of Trade. The formula was very interesting and I met some people from the Relations National Press of Nestlé who was sitting at my table; He was in charge of Nestlé Waters account. Then I also met the CEO of Nestlé Canada who was very interested to know that I was in contact with Nestle-Purina. I also met Maggie Lapcewich, CEO of Diageo, who asked me to send her my CV… This was on my to-do list for a month now, but I never had the chance to do that. Now I have met her!!! Thank you again for allowing me to participate in this great networking opportunity…» Francois
« …My first activity within my new contract was very smoothly thanks to your support. Thank you very much and especially to LBA…»
Gisèle N. Tchatat, French Tutoring
« Hello, I sincerely thank you for organizing the workshop “Agir maintenant (Act Now)”. This workshop gave me a new horizon in my integration journey and job search. Thanks to your advice, I will remain standing to see further. I would encourage such workshops as much as possible in the interest of all parties »
Mariama Bah, Benefit specialist
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC),
Further to obtaining a Masters degree in Public Ethics from the University of Ottawa, I felt confident and I thought that finding work was going to be easy for me. However, it was not as easy as I first imagined. I posted my profile on several placement agencies websites and I communicated with different employment consultants but with no success. After several failures, I panicked.
La Bonne affaire (LBA) played a fundamental and crucial role in attainting my goal. The agents at La Bonne affaire not only accompanied me professionally but they also helped me from a moral perspective.
If I have a job today, it is thanks to the support I received from La Bonne affaire. Thanks to LBA, I acquired several verbal communication tools that helped me improve my behavior during interviews. I also learned to highlight the value of my past work experiences and above all, I learned to tranform my tasks into acquired skills. For me, LBA was just like a magic wand and it was definitely the type of help I needed.
I think it is very important for anyone who is looking for employment to meet the agents at La Bonne affaire (LBA) because meeting with them could revolutionize your life.
Lise Ngandu Kasakanga, Personal Support Worker
Pioneer Manor, Long Term Care Facility
« At my previous workplace, I felt ill before starting my shift. One year later, I decided to look for another job in Sudbury. The search itself took me 3 months and finally, with the efficient support of La Bonne affaire, I found a job in one of the city’s Senior Residences. I presently work at le Manoir des Pionniers of Grand Sudbury and I love it.
The time I spent with the agent at La Bonne affaire was very useful and practical. We met three days in a row, a few hours each time to review the details of my resume and adapt it to highlight my knowledge to the desired positions. I learned that small details such as where and how I position my professional objective on the resume have an immense impact to make my application stands out. I also learned the importance of a good cover letter and that the cover letter was an essential element to be selected for an interview.
During the interview, I kept in mind the encouraging advice of the agent from La Bonne affaire. I was not nervous, I was confident and I answered the questions of the interviewing panel appropriately. Moreover, the referral provided to the Human Resources Department by LBA was very helpful to me.
I can conclude by saying that I appreciate the work that La Bonne affaire is doing and I encourage people around me to go and visit them to benefit from their support in looking for employment. I will always stay in touch with my agent.
Elsa Gamini, Administrative Assistant
When we are looking for employment, there is a moment when we want to quit altogether because it takes time to find work. In my case, the agent at La Bonne affaire was as a channel or a middle person who was able to help me find something. Even after I found work, the agent was still present to accompany me in integrating my new work place.
I think that La Bonne Affaire (LBA) is a good program. The agents at LBA try their best to help immigrants and newcomers to find work. With the LBA follow up, we end up finding work.
Anne Michaux, IT
Here we go, I am finally working!!!
I signed a one-year contract with Drake International to work for TD Bank as Technical Support.
I am really very happy. I am finally working for a company that is 100% Canadian.
It is a very interesting bilingual position.
I have learn a lot but I was am already familiar with some of the softwares there as they were he same I used at a different IT jobs in France.
The TD team has been friendly and welcoming.
There are good chances that I will be hired permently by the TD Bank at the end of the contract and that I will move on to different services, for example in pure IT … or mainframe or micro…
My schedule varies because it is a service that is available 24 hours and I work evenings, nights and/or weekends.
My children are now older and I will not pass on this opportunity to get involved in a new job.
I want to thank the agent at La Bonne affaire for her help. So here it is, back to school for my kids and back to work for me.
Sébastien Roche, CEO
When I arrived in Canada two years ago, I felt that I faced a challenge that I had not imagined the size: economic integration. To get out of it, I had to find the proper tools. Luckily, one year ago, I had my first meeting with the agents at La Bonne affaire that was decisive. Last October, I partook in an intensive training offered by LBA to draft business plans, business law, etc. I also benefited from accompaniment and support to create and promote my business. With the LBA agent, there was a rigorous agenda to follow to reach objectives within a few months. We had a monthly meeting that allowed us to review and analyze the progress of the project. Today, my very first contracts have been signed and I rely on my network and that of my clients to ensure the growth of my business.
In less than a year, I already have to hire some staff… If your ambition is to start a business, you should pass by the office of La Bonne affaire (LBA). The positive energy of the agents will give you confidence.
KOSSA’S – Waiter Afric
<< … I personally contacted several organizations but LBA is an organization that invests time in its clients, with sincerity. I thank them and I encourage them to continue. To go into business is not obvious and I could tell that I was not going to start my business at the date originally set.
La Bonne Affaire enabled me to understand the steps of building a business plan and above all, to know how to manage a business without going bankrupt. Today, my business plan is complete and it has been sent, to be reviewed, by an Ottawa consultant, an expert in providing advice.
There was a very good reason for setting LBA because the welcome and the help that LBA brings to its clients enable them to stay hopeful and especially to follow their dreams... >>
Noalla’s Hair Design
I got acquainted with La Bonne Affaire (LBA) program through la Cité collégiale and one of the agents of the program helped me in the process of starting my own hair salon. I am now almost done with the completion of my business plan before I go the meet with a banker.
I hope that la Bonne Affaire will widen its network to help people in all areas, especially to help those who are looking for information with respect to businesses. Lots of people who want to start a business do not know how to do searches to find key information.
I will be very happy to send my friends to the agents at La Bonne Affaire (LBA) because we need people like them to assist us in our steps.
I did not really feel able to start my own business in Canada because I did not have that in mind when I first came to Canada. I only wanted to find work in the field of interior design. It is only after I contacted the team at La Bonne affaire that I started to take the necessary steps to start my own business.
I have to say that the agent of La Bonne affaire (LBA) who took care of me really guided me in to taking the necessary steps. It is also thanks to her that I got my first clients. My LBA agent and I had a true complicity. I find it very pleasant that we get some follow up even when we have launched our business. We feel supported. The follow up is comforting and it encourages us because as we move along, we sometimes have setbacks.
I have not yet had the chance to really speak about LBA to people around me but I will recommend it to anyone who wants to fulfill his or her dreams or who wants to feel less vulnerable.