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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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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YMCA of Greater Toronto has launched Next Stop Canada, a pre-arrival settlement service designed for overseas immigrants whose permanent residence application is in its final stages. An online platform, it delivers settlement information, orientation and referral services, and helps participants prepare for their new life in Canada, through its two programs; The Electronic Newcomer Information […]

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Being able to work in their career of choice, is an important part of the settlement process for skilled immigrants in Canada, CanPrep, offered by JVS Toronto, is a free specialized employment program designed for internationally trained individuals immigrating to Canada to help them quickly connect to a career. The program is offered online so […]

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The Peoples Church was founded in 1928 in Toronto. Appreciating the diversity of nationalities represented at the church and in Toronto, the Peoples Church began the Newcomers Network in 2013 to help immigrants integrate and adjust to life in Toronto. The Newcomers Network offers a mentoring program and a language café, where new immigrants can find community services, […]

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Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) is an online learning program to help immigrants with job search strategies and integration into Canadian workplace, before they arrive in Canada. Funded by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), SOPA delivers pre-arrival orientation, employment and workplace culture communication support for immigrants focusing on job search, job readiness and job retention. SOPA’s courses […]

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