Canada is known for its acceptance of diversity. At the 2017 Newcomers Day, the celebration of cultures was marked with the welcoming of new Canadian citizens. Mayor John Tory enunciated the Canadian culture by acknowledging the contribution of immigrants and their value to society. Albert Wong, Citizenship Judge, IRCC was handing out citizenship certificates at […]

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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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If it is the will of man to overcome difficulty, then difficulty does not stand in his way. Antonio Urdaneta, a practicing lawyer from Venezuela had a long waiting period to get himself accredited in Canada. The wait can break the spirit of many individuals but those who persevere are the ones who inspire. Accredited […]

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In this interview with New Canadians, Dr. Hasan Malik of Sheridan College speaks about educational programs tailored for immigrants looking to enter the Canadian workforce. Through a curriculum developed by speaking to industry leaders, these continued education programs at Sheridan ensure that students have the skills sets employers are looking for. If students have a […]

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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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CultureLink Settlement and Community Services along with Ryerson University is filling the airwaves with information, music and news pertinent to immigrants. They do this through the community radio program, New Canadian Life. It’s a show run by immigrants from different walks of life. Some are refugees. Some have come in search of jobs. Some are […]

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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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The lure of big money from a corporate job has overshadowed the importance of essential trades needed in a society. Electricians, plumbers, carpenters etc. are indispensable for the smooth functioning of a community. Tyler Charlebois explains to us why the Ontario College of Trades is looking to promote the skilled trades and how new immigrants […]

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