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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M-Bridge Culture Integration Society for Professionals is a proud PINs association run by internationally educated professionals (IEPs). M-Bridge’s PINs leader, Sophie Duan talks about her experience with the PINs program. M-Bridge was formed in 2008 to help professional immigrant to integrate into Canadian workplace and society through educational services. As a volunteer-run association, we were constantly […]

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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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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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Are you a newcomer looking to explore Toronto, know the city and the people? Try Bike Host, a newcomer mentoring program run by CultureLink, a settlement agency and Cycle Toronto, a membership-based organization that promotes cycling. Bike Host focuses on multiple objectives in one ride. It helps newcomers explore the city, know the bike paths […]

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For newcomers arriving in Toronto for the first time, the city’s expanse can pose a challenge in terms of its transit. But once you understand how it works, identify the hubs, it becomes very easy to navigate within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). And now there is UP Express, the latest addition to GTA’s fast […]

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Winter is almost here. The season opens doors to several winter sports that newcomers may not have experienced back home. Skating is one such activity. And if you are envying other skaters and wondering if you will ever be able to learn skating, don’t loose heart and look no more. Harbourfront Centre in Toronto has […]

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Center for Community Learning and Development’s Immigrant Women Integration Program (IWIP) aims to provide a leadership development opportunity for immigrant women, to help them prepare for work or for volunteering in the social service and community-based sector. The objective of IWIP is to help participants develop organizational and analytical skills, gain understanding of organizational structures and participate directly in local […]

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This Citizenship and Immigration Canada video gives clear instructions on documents to obtain soon after arriving in Canada  and suggests ways to learn more about the neighbourhood and the community, so a newcomer’s  transition to life in Canada is easy. Starting from what to expect in the airport to a list of things that should be […]

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