Sukhjit Singh, came to Canada in September 2009 with his wife and daughter, after spending almost ten years as a counselor and facilitator in the field of higher education (Engineering and Management).
He got his first career break within six months of landing in Canada by empowering others and using innovative tools. He was helping others while being helped by others. His continuous learning along with skills and experience assisted him in the following positions: Settlement Worker, Enhance Language Training – Program Coordinator, and Information Counselor. He is also a certified interpreter/translator. He also worked at Sheridan College as an Academic Recruitment Specialist and his most recent position was at MPP’s office in Mississauga.
When he landed with his family, he knew that life in Canada will be mixed with ups and downs. He was equipped with information and resources before landing in this beautiful country. He swiftly learned the tricks of the trade in job hunting by attending the Job Finding Club.
Sukhjit followed non-traditional ways of job hunting; he got first paid position as a Settlement Worker in Peel Multicultural Council in Mississauga. During this short period of time he was able to make an impression in the field of settlement and employment while serving newcomers and internationally educated professionals in Canada.
He is an active member of online community blogs which help newcomers in Canada. He got himself involved in community work by taking a new approach to help individuals and families who are in need of right information during the process of settlement in Canada. Sukhjit is a Certified Information and Referral Specialist ( CIRS-AIRS, Canada ) and also a Certified Career and Employment Information Specialist (CEIS,Camada). He is also a MBA (Information Technology from Amity University, India ) , B.Sc in Computer Engineering( Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland,U.K), Diploma in Computer Programming and Application, Diploma in Sales and Marketing.
Sukhjit Singh, a strong support of social and civic inclusion for newcomers to Canada, feels that volunteer work is not only a way to gain Canadian work experience but it is the best way to participate and learn about Canada. Volunteering has become a passion for him and his car trunk is loaded with resources for newcomers and he never hesitates to give away those resources, whenever he gets a chance.
At present, he volunteers with a number of organizations including Volunteer MBC, TRIEC, CIIP and in past he volunteered with Ontario Ministry of Labour, Peel Newcomer Strategy Group, Peel District School Board, Interfaith Council of Peel , India Rainbow Community Services, YMCA and many more.