Monthly Archives: September 2018

A Very English Concert

A Very English Concert

“Hello old bean, can I interest you in some English string pieces? And biscuits and tea? Hoorah! Then cast your eyes below forthwith.”

Kemi Lo took the plunge for some free PR, fired up the old e-mail machine to write us a nice note … and here we are.

“I am the Artistic Director of the Unitatis Strings, a strings group based in Toronto comprising of violins, violas, cellos and double basses. We are having an English-themed classical concert on September 22, 2018 from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at St. George the Martyr Anglican Church, near Osgoode station. We are playing English pieces that are dated as early as 1960, and as far back as 1695.

“The tickets are $10 for students, and $30 for adults, and can be purchased at the door (cash only), or through our website at www.unitatisstrings.com/upcoming-concerts. There will be biscuits and tea after the concert!”

Did you say biscuits and tea?! SOLD.

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Let’s all help fellow Brit Emma find a job!

Emma Clay

Tons of experience? Check. Keen to connect? Check. Worth looking at her LinkedIn profile? Check

Emma contacted us and said that she moved to Toronto in May and is currently looking for a solid role. Can any kind fellow Brit (anyone will do, we’re not fussy at this stage of the game) please offer a helping hand or connect with Emma for advice on getting past the lack of  dreaded CANADIAN EXPERIENCE?

Cheers a lot, proper appreciative.

So, Emma — tell us about your excellent track record to date …

“After recently moving to Toronto after a travelling break, I am looking to dive back in to a new challenge. I have worked with Operations and Customer Experience for over seven years in the travel industry, but am open to exploring any role in an operational/logistics/customer care field.

“I have worked in both London and Zurich as a Recruitment Manager, Operations Manager, and most recently Senior Operations Manager, leading a whole range of projects from improving customer experience, to managing IT projects, to being responsible for recruitment channels and internal staff trainings, to organising meetings, trainings and events for up to 5,000 students.

“My full LinkedIn profile is here and for anyone who knows of an opportunity that could be a great fit, I can be contacted at emma.clay2 AT gmail DOT COM. Thank you!!”

Over to you, well-connected and generous-to-a-fault fellow Brits.

Interview with Daisy Wright, author of “No Canadian Experience, Eh?”

Daisy Wright

Daisy Wright talks about getting that all-important Canadian experience

We’ve written in the past about the troubles talented British immigrants face when they come to Canada looking for their first job. Extremely frustrating trying to get your foot in the door and be given a chance.

Thanks to the excellent resource that is New Canadians, they interviewed Daisy Wright, author of “No Canadian Experience, Eh?” so take a butcher’s at her video and website … may be very useful for landing that first Canadian job.