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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In a world tearing itself apart, there are people holding it together with heartwarming initiatives. The hockey initiation program by the Gloucester Centre Minor Hockey Association is one such powerful ray of hope. Syrian refugee children take to the ice to learn Canada’s national winter sport. Armed with their hockey sticks and an ear-to-ear smile, […]

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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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M-Bridge Culture Integration Society for Professionals is a proud PINs association run by internationally educated professionals (IEPs). M-Bridge’s Executive Director, Sophie Duan talks about her experience with the PINs program. M-Bridge was formed in 2008 to help professional immigrants 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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