Recently, Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC), issued a statement about plans to safeguard Canadians, prospective newcomers and good-standing immigration and citizenship consultants against fraudulent consultants. “The government is taking decisive action to hold immigration and citizenship consultants to a much higher standard as we do with other professions, such as lawyers […]

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Over the past week, we’ve been an excited lot at 192 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, the space out of which we work. And by the time you read this, we would have finished downing lots of cake (not to mention singing ‘Happy Birthday’ in each of our native languages!). New Canadians turns four, and we’re excited! […]

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Canada has always taken pride in the contribution of its immigrants. Calgary recently recognized the achievements of its immigrants and refugees. The 2019 Immigrants of Distinction Awards, organized by Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC), announced its winners. Achievement Under 35: Oluseyi Smith Arts and Culture: Wilmer Aburto Community Service: Dr. Victorino Lantion Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Amy Giang […]

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Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada will have an additional shot at expanding their avenues in making the country home. On March 12, Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced 2000 additional spaces under Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The additional 2,000 National Occupation Code C spaces are meant to provide a net […]

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On International Women’s Day, seven women talk about how they discovered their deepest strengths in the face of their greatest challenges By Dean Lobo With immigration comes great change and the realization of fears that one hardly imagined. Hence, there’s little reason why your next door neighbour or relative who grew up in Canada tells […]

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Caregivers, or people who look after children, the sick, differently abled, or elderly, now have new ways to work towards immigrating to Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced on February 23, that two new 5-year caregiver immigration pilots are underway. With these, not just caregivers, but their families as well could come to […]

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Themed around ‘Immigrants – Building Canada’s Prosperity’, the 23rd edition of the 2019 Immigrants of Distinction Awards to be held on March 15 A major share of Canada’s daily and future success can be attributed to its growing immigrant-refugee population. Every year, the Immigrants of Distinction Awards, presented by Immigrant Services Calgary, recognizes the exceptional […]

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As part of its constant endeavour to support immigration, the Government of Canada recently proposed a program to support smaller communities. In January, Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), announced plans to set up the ‘Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot’. The five-year federal immigration pilot will involve communities and selected provincial […]

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Visible minority newcomer women face unique challenges when it comes to finding meaningful employment in Canada, which is why Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a new pilot project to support this vulnerable group of newcomers. When speaking about the importance of this pilot, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said, “Having a job isn’t just […]

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A struggle that many new immigrants face in Canada is getting their international credentials recognized as they try to find work. The Government of Canada has announced that 960 internationally trained newcomers in the Hamilton and Toronto regions will receive financial assistance and employment coaching to help them enter the Canadian workforce. “Helping newcomers get […]

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