Networking is a crucial skill for immigrants to Canada to develop. In this interview with Gloria Pierre, founder and president of Clearly Speaking, she explains how to make memorable impressions and how to follow up on networking encounters effectively. Transcript:  Nafiz Imtiaz: Hello, everyone. This is Nafiz Imtiaz. I’m here with Gloria Pierre, the President […]

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When searching for a place to move into as a new Canadian, what makes some cities better than others? Jobs that pay well and low unemployment rates are definitely factors to pay attention to, as well as a reasonable average rent price for housing. Strong diversity is a plus too, making it easier for you […]

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“We are all immigrants in Canada.” For every culture that makes up Canada, there are thousands of different stories. Often these stories of immigrants aren’t heard and instead are shrouded in a veil of mystery and stereotypes. Passages Canada is working to change that, offering a way for newcomers to share their history with the […]

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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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For the fresh crop of Canadian citizens, there’s an all access pass to the country’s rich harvest. Valid for a year after the citizenship ceremony, the Cultural Access Pass (CAP) provides free or entry at a discounted rate to over 1200 cultural attractions such as museums, art galleries and science centres spread across the country. […]

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Learning to sell yourself is key to getting a good job. Joanna Samuels, employment specialist at JVS Toronto shares some insights about what the Canadian employer wants to hear. Each employer is different and the resume must be specifically tailored for the company.

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Good health is a combination of adequate exercise and the right diet. But when illness strikes, it’s often great to have educated doctors and qualified nurses. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is trying to make it easier for internationally educated nurses (IENs) to work in Canada by offering them a PASS – Pre Arrival Supports […]

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Employers asking for ‘country specific’ job experience is a slightly unfair demand. Years of working get discounted just because of a move to another country. In an interview with New Canadians, author Daisy Wright talks about her book ‘No Canadian Experience, Eh?’ and how it is up to the individual to bring their experience to […]

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Evolution is key for a successful business. Advances in technology affect every business. But one thing that is a constant for an entrepreneur is the need for money. At the recent Immigrant Business Expo organized by NEW CANADIANS, we caught up with Catherine Leteinturier-Guisse, the Toronto Business Centre Manager of the Business Development Bank of […]

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Communicating in an assertive, yet collaborative way The fully online and in-class Workplace Communication in Canada program offered by The Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University focuses on helping immigrants conquer the little gaps in communications skills that they face in Canada . It is designed to help newcomers acquire public speaking skills […]

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