Employer Testimonial: Mathew Rosenblatt, Co-Founder of the Distillery Restaurants Corporation

"The Distillery is a place brimming with creativity and creative people." Employer Testimonial: Mathew Rosenblatt, Co-Founder of the Distillery Restaurants Corporation POSTED BY: ILAC “The Distillery is a place brimming with creativity and creative people. It is also one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Toronto, with high-end restaurants, trendy cafes and boutique shops. The Distillery Restaurants Corporation alone services more than 1 million customers a year and employs 750 team members. Every business in The Distillery has a very high standard of customer service, which is fundamental to our success. That’s why ILAC student work placements are [...]

Employer Testimonial: Mathew Rosenblatt, Co-Founder of the Distillery Restaurants Corporation 2018-05-23T12:04:48+00:00

Resume Tips for Getting a Job in Canada

Don't make these mistakes! Resume Tips for Getting a Job in Canada By Shawna Cole, ILAC Curriculum Developer As a foreign student trying to look for part time work, or a new immigrant trying to restart their career in a new country, or someone who is in search of their dream job, there are common resume writing mistakes that everyone makes. According to Prepare for Canada, these issues include: Don’t confuse the past and present tense – past tense describes a previous job Check your date formatting - use Canadian MM/DD/YYYY format, or be consistent with what you choose [...]

Resume Tips for Getting a Job in Canada 2018-05-18T16:07:02+00:00

How to Write a Canadian Resume That Gets Noticed

You have six seconds to show you are the right candidate. How to Write a Canadian Resume That Gets Noticed By Shawna Cole, ILAC Curriculum Developer How long do you think it takes an employer to decide whether or not you are a good candidate? The research shows that you only have six seconds. That’s it. So, if you are wondering why you have applied for multiple jobs and have not gotten a single call back, it’s likely because you did not make a strong enough impact in those six seconds. On average, employers shortlist two out of every [...]

How to Write a Canadian Resume That Gets Noticed 2018-05-18T16:10:33+00:00

Your best place to work in Canada in 2018

Once you’ve completed the study portion of the SEB program it will be time for you to find the perfect employment opportunity for your Co-op. We have gathered the Top 5 national companies selected from “Canada’s Top Employers” list 2018. Good luck! TD Bank Group TD Canada Trust is a commercial banking operation of the Toronto-Dominion Corporation (TD). The company offers financial services to more than 10 million Canadian customers. Working here would definitely provide a great place for you to practice what you’ve learned in your Customer Service Skills and Canadian Workplace Essentials classes. Advantages: Community involvement: Employees receive [...]

Your best place to work in Canada in 2018 2018-02-13T19:53:46+00:00

5 Volunteering Opportunities in Vancouver You Can’t Miss

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more”, said the American author, H. Jackson Brown Jr. Volunteering is a good way to spend time improving your skills. We gathered 5 volunteer opportunities in Vancouver that will make an impact in your life and community. 1- Vancouver Aquarium Have you ever thought about getting nose-to-nose with aquatic animals? Well, at the Vancouver Aquarium you can volunteer with experienced Aquarium professionals and work at their galleries, offices and library. Their programs welcome adults of all ages and youth. Why be involved? You can expand your social [...]

5 Volunteering Opportunities in Vancouver You Can’t Miss 2018-02-13T14:25:47+00:00

5 Volunteering Opportunities in Toronto You Can’t Miss

In 2016, over 12.7 million people volunteered in Canada. Helping each other is a part of Canadian culture, and it is the root of a strong country. Just like roots are needed for trees to bloom, volunteering is needed for Canada to grow. Volunteering brings many exciting experiences and opens doors to future opportunities, but there is nothing more rewarding than helping others in your community. If you'd like to complete your Canadian experience, check out these 5 volunteer opportunities in Toronto.   1.- City of Toronto’s Special Events Office     From Nuit Blanche Toronto and the Cavalcade of Lights [...]

5 Volunteering Opportunities in Toronto You Can’t Miss 2018-02-13T14:26:58+00:00

Success Story: Flavia Maciel

Flavia Maciel from Maringá, Brazil is one of the hardworking students of the Service Excellence for Business Program at the ILAC International College, Vancouver. She had the opportunity to develop more professional skills to become a successful leader full of charisma, enthusiasm and commitment. Today she tells us her story, sharing her experience and tips on completing the program. Flavia’s journey started on March 27th, 2017 when she stepped into her first class at the ILAC International College in Vancouver. 6 months and many experiences later she shares: ”In a few days I’m going back to my country, and the [...]

Success Story: Flavia Maciel 2018-02-13T14:30:07+00:00

Guest Speaker: Success Stories

Three former students from the Service Excellence for Business program returned to ILAC International College to share their success stories with us. “I really found what I want to do for the rest of my life,” said Isabele Marques. Isabele currently works as a Marketing Coordinator at Hays, a leading recruitment agency, providing permanent, temporary and contract services to professionals. As a former SEB student in 2016, she acquired many skills that gave her the foundation to get a job at a growing company. “My manager at Hays gave me more responsibilities every week. At the end of my internship, [...]

Guest Speaker: Success Stories 2018-02-13T14:41:56+00:00

Field Trip: Learning by doing helps at St. Felix Centre

Our Food and Beverage classes in the Service Excellence for Business program went to help at St. Felix Centre, a non-profit community. "Be Humble, Help and Learn" is the message to summarize the amazing experience I had. By giving, you receive more than you think. Our class of SEB students helped to prepare a dinner for people in need at St. Felix Centre. Located downtown at 25 Augusta Ave, this establishment is dedicated to providing compassionate service. They have two Meal Programs: the Lunch Program from Monday through Friday (9:00 AM to 1:30 PM) and the Dinner Program from Monday [...]

Field Trip: Learning by doing helps at St. Felix Centre 2018-02-13T14:42:52+00:00

Field Trip: The Hazelton Hotel by Marine Gas

Our Front Desk Services classes of the Service Excellence for Business program went to visit the 5 star Hazelton Hotel in Toronto's ritzy Yorkville neighborhood. Discovering this luxurious establishment was an incredible honour. My classmates agreed: “It is amazing; I realized how lucky we are to visit this place. I would never have come here if it wasn't for the ILAC International College. It gave us this opportunity” Emelyne gushed. She smiled from ear to ear throughout the whole tour. I too fell under its glamorous spell the moment I walked up to its classy facade, but the interior made me speechless- such [...]

Field Trip: The Hazelton Hotel by Marine Gas 2018-02-13T14:45:03+00:00
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