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

Jordan William

Senior Proactive Digital Marketer Extraordinaire! He even wrote his own blog post for us.

Fellow Brit in Toronto, Jordan, moved here in October and is looking for a job to suit his skills. If anyone out there can help in any way, shape or form, it would be much appreciated.

Jordan did us a favour and wrote his own blog post. That shows a LOT of proactive initiative in DIGITAL MARKETING! HINT! SNAP HIM UP NOW!

Take it away, Jordan …

Jordan moved to Canada at the beginning of October last year on an International Experience Canada visa.

He worked in retail at Club Monaco for his first six months here and is now looking for a digital marketing position in downtown Toronto.

Jordan has worked in a not-for-profit environment since 2015 and is now looking to transition to for-profit or agency environment. He has degrees in Digital Marketing and Film Studies and has worked on a large variety of marketing projects in the past all with successful outcomes.

Key skills include: marketing, budget management, internal communications, social media management, content creation, crisis communications, project management, content management systems, customer relationship management, lead generation, design and copywriting

Fun facts about Jordan:

He once completed a charity walk up Mount Snowdon.
He can make pizza from scratch.
He was president of his university’s LGBT+ society.
LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/jordanpatrickwilliam/
E-mail: jordanpatrickwilliam AT gmail DOT COM

We had to wrestle the blog back out of Jordan’s hands, but all the details you need are above. Good luck to him!

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Brits In Toronto have partnered with Toronto FC to offer discounted tickets to the British community

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“What? 25% off tickets? Deserves a round of applause, that does.”

In part 1 of exciting football news regarding Toronto FC and Brits in Toronto, the two hugely successful organizations have partnered up as BFFs to offer some decent ticket discounts to the British community.

If you’ve never seen a live TFC game before or are a Brit visiting Toronto on a scouting trip as a possible city to move to, then take full advantage of this offer, save some cash and pay a visit to BMO Field.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! There will be some more exciting news soon whereby TFC and Brits in Toronto will host a meetup before the Sporting Kansas City game on Friday, June 7. We’re talking pre-match pub … reserved seating area at the game … FREE stuff … and end-to-end action with tons of goals (for TFC, obvs). So mark your calendar to “work from home” that day because it’s about time we all met for a chinwag, beers (ginger ale if you’re driving) and some ruddy good fun with the Brits in Toronto community.

If you can’t wait until then — already counting the days, right? — then read on for the discounted tickets offer for the following matches:

SAT APR 6 at 3:00 P.M. VS. CHICAGO FIRE
SAT APR 27 at 3:00 P.M. VS. PORTLAND TIMBERS
SAT MAY 11 at 3:00 P.M. VS. PHILADELPHIA UNION
WED MAY 15 at 8:00 P.M. VS. D.C. UNITED

Click here and use the password “BritsInToronto” to get up to 25%* off the ticket price. The flyer is here if you wanted to check it out.

For additional information, season ticket questions or to book a group of 10 or more, please contact fellow Brit in Toronto Jake Wyatt at jake.wyatt@mlse.com or give him a bell on the dog and bone at 416-815-5400 ext. 3072. Please tell him Brits in Toronto sent you!

*Discount percentage calculated off on single ticket price + any eligible service fees.

The Toronto Buccaneers player clinic and open house on April 14

Toronto Buccaneers Rugby Club

1976 = Apple was started, the CN Tower opened and The Toronto Buccaneers Rugby Club was established. We also thought Bucks Fizz won the Eurovision Song Contest but that was in 1981.

Greg reached out to Brits in Toronto looking for some promo for an upcoming player clinic and open house on April 14. From the flyer …

The Toronto Buccaneers are pleased to announce their spring 2019 player clinic and open house to be held April 14, 2019 at the Major League Sportsplex (641 Danforth Road,  Scarborough).

The session is the ideal opportunity for players (16 years of age and up) new to the game to learn what the sport of rugby is all about and for experienced players to take their game to the next level.

The clinic runs from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and includes a meet and greet with the coaching staff and president of the club.

The first 25 players to pre-register receive a free Toronto Buccaneers Rugby t-shirt*. Register by sending an email to recruit@buccaneersrugby.com.

Things to bring:
– Cleats (no metal studs) or runners
– Mouthguard (recommended)
– Shorts and a jersey
– Water

We look forward to seeing you out!

*All players are welcome but only new players to the club are eligible to receive a t-shirt.

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

Alex Irving

Say goodbye to quaint English country garden trestle tables and hello to condo patios where you have to book the BBQ!

Do you know what propaganda is? It’s when a Cockney takes a long look at Alex’s resume … and likes what he sees.

Alex contacted Brits in Toronto with the exciting news that he’s coming to Toronto on March 19 and would like to get a job ASAP.

“I have extensive experience in VIP client and supplier management and also in team management. Basically I’m looking for something in sales/ business development or partnership management.”

A quick scan of his resume using the patented HR slush pile bot reveals more: “I would best describe myself as a highly ambitious, self-motivated leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong desire for personal and professional growth. A keen focus on relationships is something I pride myself on maintaining to a high level with friends, colleagues and clients alike.”

So, if any connected Brits out there remember what it’s like to come to a new city and try to make a go of it, please reach out to Alex via his e-mail alexirving8 AT hotmail DOT COM or his LinkedIn profile.

And A Scotch Egg: A British-style panel show

And A Scotch Egg

We can see Mr. Bean’s jacket and some mashed potato, but that’s about it

Dan e-mailed to let us know about a British-style panel show called And A Scotch Egg.

And A Scotch Egg is everything you love about British panel shows, brought to you live on stage every month at Comedy Bar.

In each show two hilarious teams of comedians face off in a series of quizzes, games and challenges in order to see who has the right combination of wit and wisdom to win the competition — and with it the people’s ovation and fame forever!

The theme for their first show is SCIENCE!

Team Marmalade: Mike Payne (captain) with special guests Lexa Graham and Joey Harlem.

Team Horseradish: Peter Fraser (captain) with special guests Brian Millward and Chris Sandiford.

Hosted by Dan Donnelly.

So if that sounds like a bit of a giggle, the first one is at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 17 for $10 a ticket.

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

nicole walters

Already thinking about a lunch expense account

Been a while since we posted so firstly … happy new year! Only about 346 days left till Christmas.

Let’s start off mid-January 2019 with helping a fellow Brit find a job.

Nicole will be making the big move to Toronto at the beginning of April this year on an International Experience Canada working holiday visa.

With regards to finding a job once she arrives, Nicole has been looking online at some Toronto-based recruitment agencies, and have even signed up to some local career fairs — however she would hugely appreciate it if anyone out there can offer some leads or advice for her job prospects when she arrives in this fair city.

On her arrival in Toronto she will be looking for an administrative or customer service based-role.

She has over eight years of administrative and secretarial experience and is happy to be put forward for either a temporary or contract position.

Nicole considers herself to be hardworking, motivated and adaptable with excellent organisation, communication and IT skills. She can adapt to fast-paced environments and work well under pressure, both independently and as part of a team.

Her previous roles include a Client-Services Coordinator, Team Secretary and Employer Liaison Coordinator.

Interesting fun facts fact about Nicole:

She performed as a dancer in the 2012 London Olympics opening and closing ceremonies.
She can complete the Rubik’s Cube in less than a minute.
She can play the trumpet.
She can play the piano.

So, there you have it. Very impressive indeed. If anyone has some help to offer please contact Nicole at nicole.walters92 AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk. Cheers!

Successful Brits in Toronto: Miranda Anthistle

Miranda Anthistle

Look familiar? Then you watch CTV Toronto.

Brits in Toronto got an anonymous news tip the other day (thanks Brian, see you at Scallywags next Saturday?) and not being ones to burn our sources, decided to follow up on the scoop.

Five minutes of hard Googling later we discovered Miranda Anthistle, a Successful Brit in Toronto, who is a reporter at CTV Toronto.

Sometimes those people reporting the news become the news. So much so, in fact, that we requested an exclusive e-mail interview that Miranda happily agreed to … and here’s the result. (Didn’t have time to fact check it because Dufferin Mall was closing and we still had some Crimbo stuff to get, but it looks pretty honest.)

What made you decide to choose Toronto as a city of choice? Did you plan a permanent move, or wanted to “try it for a while and see how it goes” and it turned out to be longer than planned?

I didn’t have a choice! It was already a done deal before I was born. My mum grew up in Toronto, while my dad grew up in London which is where they ended up meeting one another through a mutual friend.

When my dad proposed, my mum said she would marry him … but only if he promised they would eventually move to Toronto where most of her family still lived.

I was born in London and grew up there until I started primary school.

What steps did you take to land your first Toronto job? Did the infamous “Canadian experience” hinder you in any way?

I had to leave the city in order to land my first on-air gig in Toronto!

I started in Medicine Hat, Alberta (which actually has a huge British population due to the nearby army base that houses BATUS: British Army Training Unit Suffield).

From there I worked in Hamilton before moving back to Toronto to work at Bell Media as a reporter.

What’s the best/worst aspects of living in Toronto?

The best part of living in Toronto is that the whole world is right at your doorstep. I grew up with friends from a variety of different cultures which exposed me to so many incredible experiences.

I have the most eclectic taste in music and love all types of food.

And in Toronto it doesn’t matter what mood you’re in — there’s always a dance floor or restaurant nearby to scratch that itch!

The worst part about living in Toronto? Trying to buy property downtown that’s larger than a shoebox without breaking the bank.

And of course, the winter weather. I can’t stand the cold!

Do you make an effort to connect with other Brits in the city, or just meet them when chance allows it?

I’m always excited to run into British people and usually ask off the top who they support. If it’s Arsenal, I’m terribly disappointed, but I try not to judge! [Editor’s note: feel free to judge away, Miranda, we all do :-)]

My great uncle played for Tottenham and my family have always been Spurs supporters through and through. COME ON YOU SPURS!

Thanks Miranda! If anyone wants to connect, here are her Instagram and Twitter accounts.