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Missing: Money

When I started freelancing, I swore I would keep a close eye on my billing system and outstanding invoices. So far, it worked pretty well. I invoice my clients monthly and I have always been paid...

Maple World Translation

Two years ago, I barged into a local accountant’s office, slightly panicked. “I need to incorporate”, I said. “Whatever that means”, I added sheepishly.

The World Needs More Proofreaders

I catch funny typos all the time for my clients. For instance, “pubic relations” instead of “public relations” (ooops!) or “people who are death or hard of hearing” instead of people who are deaf or...

How to Avoid… Summer Jobs Scams

These days, I noticed a lot of inviting posters popping up on signposts downtown: “summer job, make $300 a day!”, “last year our employees made $10,000 over the summer” etc. So I set to investigate...

How to Avoid… Employment Scams

I was a French teacher for the federal government for four years. Once day, as I was having lunch in on the Statistic Canada campus, I was approached by two guys. They introduced themselves and...

The Holidays

When I first came to Canada, I had been warned: there are much less holidays on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, and no public strike will change labor laws. Looking back, I can say the system is...

The Office

I have my own office. An office with a door, a desk, a computer, a phone, a whiteboard and drawers. I also have a very cool magnetic pass to get around, one with my picture on it. I have a favorite...

5 Canadian Work Culture Tips (9/10)

The Canadian work culture is, on many aspects, very different from other countries'. So, what Canadian employers value? What are the unspoken rules that help you fit in? Here are 5 tips to help you...

3 Potential Career Challenges (8/10)

Most newcomers to Canada, no matter whether they were chosen for their skills or joined some member of their family, experience some work-related issues at one point or another. Here are the three...

Developing Interview Skills (6/10)

Being called for a job interview is both exciting and scary. Exciting because you are being considered for a position, scary because you may lack confidence. Fortunately, with a little bit of...

Canada’s Hiring Culture (5/10)

Canada's hiring culture is very much North American and can be a bit puzzling at first. It can be summed up in three steps: get the first contact right, be proactive and build your network.