Starting in June 2017, refugee claimants from Afghanistan, Burundi, Egypt, and Yemen will be eligible for expedited processing if they are already in Canada.  Claimants selected for expedited processing will have an opportunity to submit documents to support their claim.  Then a decision-maker from the Refugee Protection Division will either accept the claim based on […]

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Interviews are an important, inevitable, and sometimes daunting part of getting a job. They can go amazingly or poorly, but much of how you do will depend on how you’ve prepared beforehand. Career coach and author Daisy Wright has some great tips on how incorporating storytelling can make your interview responses stand out. If you’ve […]

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This is the second profile in a series highlighting some of the Hamilton area’s successful immigrants. Name: Naim Zeqiri Country of origin: Kosovo Came to Canada: 2010 Occupation: Animal care attendant, City of Hamilton. What skills, experience, business knowledge and global connections did you bring to Hamilton? In Kosovo, I worked as a veterinarian. I managed my own veterinary […]

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Gurpreet Bajwa’s story is a true personification of the realization of the Canadian Dream. It serves to reaffirm that persistence and a positive attitude can overcome the barriers to any immigrant’s achievements in their new home. After all, the Canadian Dream isn’t merely the chasing of wealth, but the hope that one can reach their […]

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This episode of NEW CANADIANS has everything you need to know if you’re a professional immigrant looking to find meaningful employment in Canada. Through the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), we take a look at a number of associations that are part of the Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs) program. There are over 60 different immigrant […]

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The Canadian Columbian Professional Association (CCPA) is a professional immigrant network designed to help newcomers create new professional contacts in Canada to find employment. Hear about how building networks within their professional community can open an entirely new job market for new immigrants.

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In this video, we take a closer look at three professional immigrant networks that guide newcomers to meet other professionals and find employment. The Association of Romanian Engineers in Canada (AREC), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Persica Management and Quality Association (PMQA) are networks that use workshops, study groups and mentoring to teach […]

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If you’re a professional coming to Canada, you’ll likely be interested in the Professional Immigrants Network (PINs) program. Take a look at these three networks within the program that help newcomers prepare for registration exams in regulated professions such as the medical field or how to transfer their skills into alternative careers like entrepreneurship.

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Leadership skills are important for professionals entering the Canadian workforce. We heard from three members of different professional immigrant networks about how their experiences with these associations have led them to become stronger leaders and more confident with public speaking.

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For many of us, family means security and support. Of course that means that for some who are immigrating to a new country, keeping their families together is more important than ever. More families now may be able to stay united due to Canada’s announced changes to the maximum age of a dependent child. The […]

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