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.
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 Career Strategist( CCS), a Certified Information and Referral Specialist ( CIRS-AIRS, Canada ) and also a Certified Career and Employment Information Specialist (CEIS,Canada). 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 supporter 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.
Sukhjit became a motivational storyteller. Recently, he published his first book “Same Shoes, Different Doors”. This book is chronological stories of his journey of struggle and success as a new immigrant in Canada.
Sukhjit is a frequent speaker at many events in GTA. Sukhjit shares his expertise and enthusiasm with others as a member of several community-based organizations. At present he is a Regional Reviewer at Emploi et Développement social Canada (EDSC) / Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), Board Member at InformCanada, a mentor at e-NIC YMCA and an ambassador at Volunteer MBC. In past, as a volunteer, he chaired Institute of Canadian Citizenship Peel chapter, a speaker with passages Canada, a member at Heritage Minute Advisory Committee. He was Co-Chair at Ontario, Ministry of Labour Small Business Task Group, member at Interfaith Council of Peel, Board of Director at Volunteer MBC, Co-Chair at Peel Newcomer Strategy Group’s Social, Civic and Economic Inclusion committee, Brand Ambassador of Region of Peel’s Immigration Portal, Ambassador at Canadian Immigration Integration Program, Mentor at TRIEC, PIC member at Peel District School Board and many more.
Sukhjit lives in Mississauga, Ontario, with his wife and daughter; he is interested in sports and now a days he is learning karate.