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Wisen Up Podcast supports your career move to Canada by providing all the information you need through Content, Consultation and Community.Our content covers stories and interviews of those who have relocated to Canada and established themselves in various careers in Canada, like IT, HR, Consulting, Pharma, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Banker, and also as students.Our consultations help those trying to decide whether or not to make a move to Canada and what sector to focus on. We provide hands-on the pulse information, data from vetted sources combined with our collective 25 years of experience to help you make the right choices at the right time.We cover topics ranging from your career, courses, certifications, to business, startups, real estate, banking and investment management.Our community of consultants and experts have decades of experience working in Canada across multiple domains and specializations. The aim of the community is to build and support our members at each stage of our lives, to feel at home and to celebrate life's milestones together by uplifting one another.

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Wisen Up Podcast supports your career move to Canada by providing all the information you need through Content, Consultation and Community.Our content covers stories and interviews of those who have relocated to Canada and established themselves in various careers in Canada, like IT, HR, Consulting, Pharma, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Banker, and also as students.Our consultations help those trying to decide whether or not to make a move to Canada and what sector to focus on. We provide hands-on the pulse information, data from vetted sources combined with our collective 25 years of experience to help you make the right choices at the right time.We cover topics ranging from your career, courses, certifications, to business, startups, real estate, banking and investment management.Our community of consultants and experts have decades of experience working in Canada across multiple domains and specializations. The aim of the community is to build and support our members at each stage of our lives, to feel at home and to celebrate life's milestones together by uplifting one another.

    To Windsor or not to Windsor - How Networking, Faith and Building Relationships in Canada helps open doors? - Prince John

    To Windsor or not to Windsor - How Networking, Faith and Building Relationships in Canada helps open doors? - Prince John

    This podcast is ranked globally in the Top 10%
    https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/wisen-up-move-to-canada-canada-immigration-fw0MryBv8ta/

    Hello!
    I’d like to invite you to our community, WisenUp! Canada. It takes less than a minute to join and together we’re sharing our stories, experiences, and ideas.

    You will find all the information you need to be successful in Canada and most importantly build your Canadian network.

    I know you’ll love it.

    See you here!
    Ron Johnson

    Welcome to Season 2, Episode 3 with Prince John

    Prince is a banking professional who lived in Chennai before moving to Windsor, Canada. He is quite comfortable putting together million dollar deals and he brought that skill with him as a Commercial Account Manager with a Top 5 Canadian bank. 

    4:00 How did you over come obstacles in your journey?
    6:08 Why Canada instead of Australia or the US?
    7:31 You have a full time job and your wife owns 2 companies and you have 2 kids, do you have more than 24 hours in a day? :)
    9:33 Do we need domain expertise to be successful in business??
    11:50 How is the job search different in Canada?
    12:45 Canada is a country of Specialists? What skill sets are you specialized in?
    13:35 "Respecting Culture is very Important"
    13:35 "When I quoted my wide experience, I was not well received" When I focussed on my 10 years of managing business clients,I received a better response
    14:35 Respecting and Integrating with Canadian Culture is very important to be successful
    15:59 Talking to People in the Bus is a Game Changer
    16:55 Why is Windsor better than Toronto? :)

    • 33 min
    To Study or not to Study in Canada - #JobTips for International students - Pat Chaisang (Product Manager @ TELUS, CEO-Empower International Students, BBA - Simon Fraser University)

    To Study or not to Study in Canada - #JobTips for International students - Pat Chaisang (Product Manager @ TELUS, CEO-Empower International Students, BBA - Simon Fraser University)

    This podcast is ranked globally in the Top 10%
    https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/wisen-up-move-to-canada-canada-immigration-fw0MryBv8ta/

    Hello!
    I’d like to invite you to our community, WisenUp! Canada. It takes less than a minute to join and together we’re sharing our stories, experiences, and ideas.
    You will find all the information you need to be successful in Canada.

    I know you’ll love it.

    See you here!
    Ron Johnson

    Login using your Linkedin:
    https://wisenup-canada.mn.co/share/1bI8ogPZHqG348vS?utm_source=manual

    Welcome to Season 2, Episode 2 with Pat Chaisang
    Pat landed in Vancouver from Thailand straight out of high school and English wasn't her first language. She was shy and not confident to speak to people because she was worried if she would make mistakes.

    Growing up in Asia, she was taught not to challenge authority. She was told not to ask too many questions, not to be too direct with people. Such an upbringing made her shy to ask for what she wanted in her job search!

    She teaches you how to ask professionals/hiring managers working in the industry for coffee chats which exponentially increases your chances of landing your dream job!

    "CEO's tend to make time to talk to students and inspire the next generation. " says Pat so use the opportunity before you graduate :)

    KEY TOPICS:

    4:30: What did you do when things didn't go according to plan in Canada?
    5:30: Why become an entrepreneur in Canada?

    9:40: How does an international student become an entrepreneur in Canada?
    14:40: How is the Job Search different in Canada?
    16:05: Why is asking people for coffee chats in Canada one of the most powerful networking tools for international students??
    17:20: What all services does Empower provide for International Students in Canada?

    21:15: Why did you chose the college and program you enrolled in?
    22:15: How did you find your first part time job while in university?
    25:10: How did you enroll for the exchange program in Sweden from Canada?
    27:00: How did you stand out in the recruitment process when you are competing with 100s of applicants?
    31:20: "You can't train people to be hungry?!"
    34:50: "Hard work pays off, you get as much out of it as much as you put into it!"


    Resources to help your Canadian Move: https://www.wisenup.ca/resources

    Best resources for International Students : https://www.isempower.com

    Shareable links of the WisenUp! podcast:
    SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/1nPpeihcpCMpKJsVhZ8KhQ
    APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/wisen-up-move-to-canada/id154

    • 37 min
    To Canada or not to Canada - How tough times create strong people? - Simran Kaur (160k YouTube Channel host, CANGUIDE App Developer, Entrepreneur)

    To Canada or not to Canada - How tough times create strong people? - Simran Kaur (160k YouTube Channel host, CANGUIDE App Developer, Entrepreneur)

    This podcast is ranked globally in the Top 10%
    https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/wisen-up-move-to-canada-canada-immigration-fw0MryBv8ta/

    Hello!
    I’d like to invite you to our community, WisenUp! Canada. It takes less than a minute to join and together we’re sharing our stories, experiences, and ideas.
    You will find all the information you need to be successful in Canada.

    I know you’ll love it.

    See you here!
    Ron Johnson

    Login using your Linkedin:
    https://wisenup-canada.mn.co/share/1bI8ogPZHqG348vS?utm_source=manual

    Welcome to Season 2, Episode 1 with Simran Kaur

    Simran is an IT professional who lived in Hong Kong before moving from India to Canada. How are they managing to hold down full-time jobs and yet find time to create Youtube Videos, launch and manage their app, products and services in less than 14 months?

    Simran and her husband launched a startup while they were in Hong Kong and they sold that company before moving to Canada. They have launched their second venture in Canada and have one of the most successful Canadian Newcomer Youtube channels.

    How did Simran accomplish all that and also switch jobs/homes/location during the pandemic?

    Simran manages the IT development while her husband takes care of the marketing. Together they are the proud owners of the YouTube Channel - Potato Talkies

    How did they achieve 150k subscribers on their channel in ~14 months?

    All this and more is covered in this podcast interview.

    KEY TOPICS:

    10:45: When does Canada feel like home?
    11:39: What is potato talkies all about?
    18:29: How to generate additional income/create a side hustle in 14 months?
    35:20: My 3 Lessons for Canadian New Immigrants about the Canadian Work culture


    Resources to help your Canadian Move: https://www.wisenup.ca/resources

    Best Youtube channel on Canada: https://www.youtube.com/c/PotatoTalkies/videos

    Shareable link of the WisenUp! podcast: 

    SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/1nPpeihcpCMpKJsVhZ8KhQ
    APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/wisen-up-move-to-canada/id1548390072

    • 43 min
    How to become a PROJECT MANAGER in Canada? - VAGISH SHARMA (PMP®,MBA)

    How to become a PROJECT MANAGER in Canada? - VAGISH SHARMA (PMP®,MBA)

    This podcast is ranked globally in the Top 10%
    https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/wisen-up-move-to-canada-canada-immigration-fw0MryBv8ta/

    Hello!
    I’d like to invite you to our community, WisenUp! Canada. It takes less than a minute to join and together we’re sharing our stories, experiences, and ideas.
    You will find all the information you need to be successful in Canada.

    I know you’ll love it.

    See you here!
    Ron Johnson

    Login using your Linkedin:
    https://wisenup-canada.mn.co/share/1bI8ogPZHqG348vS?utm_source=manual

    Our next guest has travelled the globe and visited over 30 countries before he chose Canada as his home. He has his PMP certification, had a stint at London School of Economics while completing his MBA in Barcelona, published articles, papers and was also invited to be part of TV show panel in Canada back in 2011.  He worked on large  projects both for the US and Indian government managing multiple complex stakeholder relationships. 

    How did he manage to secure a job in Canada landing 1 month before the global lockdown?


    Awards & Achievements :
    • Selected as “Young Global Fellow” by University of Waterloo
    • Selected as "Young Pacific Leader” by United Nations
    • Awarded as "East Asia Future Leader" by Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Selected as "Global Social Fellow" by National Taiwan University
    • Awarded Middle East Leadership award by EADA Business School

    Publications:
    •Equinox blueprint: a techno- policy document on innovation and ideas
    •Article published by Energetica on Durban discussion
    •Book published on sustainable water management and healthcare
    •Part of the TV show panel hosted by TVO Canada in the year 2011

    • 42 min
    How to create a SIDE INCOME in Canada? - NAV BINDRA (YouTuber, Entrepreneur, Data Insights)

    How to create a SIDE INCOME in Canada? - NAV BINDRA (YouTuber, Entrepreneur, Data Insights)

    This podcast is ranked globally in the Top 10%
    https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/wisen-up-move-to-canada-canada-immigration-fw0MryBv8ta/

    Hello!
    I’d like to invite you to our community, WisenUp! Canada. It takes less than a minute to join and together we’re sharing our stories, experiences, and ideas.
    You will find all the information you need to be successful in Canada.

    I know you’ll love it.

    See you here!
    Ron Johnson

    Login using your Linkedin:
    https://wisenup-canada.mn.co/share/1bI8ogPZHqG348vS?utm_source=manual


    Nav and his wife landed in Canada right before the pandemic.

    They built their own company while in Hong Kong and in spite of many challenges sold it before moving to Canada

    They landed in Canada and lost all their employment opportunities thanks to COVID.

    In spite of all that, they have built a Youtube channel with over 140k subscribers and have launched their own Job Accelerator program to help Canadian Newcomers find their first job faster and easier.

    I love their passion, spirit and energy with which they breeze through life. Both of them invest 40 hours of work into their day job and 20 hours of work into their Youtube channel and coaching program.

    We have huge respect for their focus and creativity in solving the pain points of Canadian Newcomers and especially Nav's ability to wake up at 4 am everyday to work on his passion.

    Nav is working at Walmart in Marketing and we want to congratulate him for his recent promotion.  Nav's better half works in software and app development.

    You can find them here on their Youtube channel
    https://youtu.be/9lcp46bO1S4

    • 21 min
    How to START A BUSINESS, LAUNCH THE RBC AWARD and win the Queen's medal in Canada? - NICK NOORANI ('The Godfather' of Canadian Immigration)

    How to START A BUSINESS, LAUNCH THE RBC AWARD and win the Queen's medal in Canada? - NICK NOORANI ('The Godfather' of Canadian Immigration)

    This podcast is ranked globally in the Top 10%
    https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/wisen-up-move-to-canada-canada-immigration-fw0MryBv8ta/

    Hello!
    I’d like to invite you to our community, WisenUp! Canada. It takes less than a minute to join and together we’re sharing our stories, experiences, and ideas.
    You will find all the information you need to be successful in Canada.

    I know you’ll love it.

    See you here!
    Ron Johnson

    Login using your Linkedin:
    https://wisenup-canada.mn.co/share/1bI8ogPZHqG348vS?utm_source=manual


    #Takeaways from this episode:

    Business Owners:
    How did Nick move from running the largest call centre and ad agency in Dubai to starting multiple businesses in Canada?What was his first Canadian business and how did he sell it to the Toronto Star newspaper?When is the right time for immigrants to open up their own business?What has Nick created for the newcomers who lost their job in the 2020 pandemic?(Links below)Why did Nick launch the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant award?Employees:
    Why is getting your first job a smart move?Why is a mentor important for one's growth? Why is the cover letter your biggest tool to create an impression and how much time should you take to create one for a job?#3  success secrets to your first job: Volunteering, Mentorship, NetworkingInternational Students:
    Should international students move to Canada at any cost?What should international students look out for before selecting a program?Favourite Themes/ Quotes:
    "What do newcomers have in common with a sponge?""Immigrants don't need to change, we just learn to adapt like we change our clothes in response to the season.""We don't know what we don't know"Resources:

    Do you want to improve your network?
    https://immigrantnetworks.com/

    Do you want to improve your interviewing skills?
    https://canadaelearningacademy.com/


    From the Author

    https://www.amazon.com/Canada-Countdown-How-immigrate-ebook/dp/B00DP4DOGU/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&qid=1617806651&refinements=p_27%3ANick+Noorani&s=books&sr=1-5&asin=B00DP4DOGU&revisionId=&format=2&depth=1

    You could actually call Canada Countdown a prequel to Arrival Survival Canada, which is now in its third edition published by Oxford University Press and is a Canadian best-seller. While that book goes into everything you need to know in your first year after coming to Canada, this book concentrates on how to get here, and some of the initial steps you need to take before and after you land.


    Skilled workers want to migrate to Canada but have to pay consultants' exorbitant fees. The horror stories of some of these consultants are legendary with some victims paying huge fees and never ever getting to see their dream home!

    I wanted to create a level-playing field for prospective immigrants. I wanted to write a book that would be a quick and simple read for immigrants who could use the information to apply to Canada themselves.

    • 38 min

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