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Windmill’s Career Change Navigator

Career Change Navigator for Skilled Newcomers in Canada

Now is the time to consider making your career switch

A recent study of working Canadians found nine out of ten who changed careers or sectors were much happier after their switch. For immigrants and refugees, the decision to change careers can be complex as you weigh the financial risks, opportunities and challenges related to establishing yourself in a new organization, role or industry. How do you know if switching careers is the right decision for you? What steps do you need to take to make the leap successfully? Windmill Microlending’s Career Change Navigator has the answers and will help you successfully complete your career transition with proven success strategies, a career change checklist, transition tips, links to supporting resources and organizations and advice from newcomers who have jumped from one career to another.

1 in 5 working Canadians is considering a career change in the near future. (Leger/Novexco)

Source: Globe Newswire

3 in 5 Canadian newcomers are unsatisfied with their current employment opportunities. (Leger/CC 2022)


24% of Canadian workers say they are less satisfied with their current jobs. (Leger/ICC 2022)

Source: Globe Newswire

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What’s included?

Strategies to help you determine if it’s time for a career change

How do you know if switching careers is the right decision for you? We walk you through the steps you need to take to successfully change careers.

Tips to guide you through the development of your professional skills

Transferrable skills are your key to career success in Canada. The Career Change Navigator explores common transferrable skills, including how to leverage them to develop your personal brand.

Questions to ask yourself before pursuing education, accreditation or professional development

The decision to go back to school is a big one. We list the key questions you need to consider before pursuing a career change in Canada.

A career change checklist

Have you identified what it is you want to achieve from your career change? Have you explored the education or training steps you need to take to achieve success in your new career? These questions, and more, are available in our career change checklist, which has been crafted to help you reach your full potential.