The second annual Toronto Newcomer Day was yet another celebration of the city where different cultures and communities come together and celebrate each other. Apart from providing information on settlement, education, career, housing and fire safety to newcomers, it also tried to build awareness about governance. Newcomers found the event very useful as it not […]

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Event hears from experts and immigrant entrepreneurs on how to be successful. The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), through its Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs) program, has organized an information and networking event, hosted by MaRS Discovery District, to support immigrants seeking to become entrepreneurs. The event, ‘Newcomer Start-ups: Building a successful business,’ will feature four […]

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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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For newcomers looking to start their own business, the City of Toronto, and Enterprise Toronto have several resources  that are often free to use. Research shows that about 20% or more of immigrants coming to Canada every year try to start their own business. Realizing the need to support these newcomers, the City of Toronto organized […]

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People, particularly those of South Asian descent, are being targeted by an immigration scam, Toronto police have warned. The scammers make unsolicited calls telling people that they are Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) employees, and asking them to transfer money to an account to ensure that their immigration status is valid. Reminding public that immigration status […]

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The 3rd Annual Immigrant Employment Week organized by the Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership (TEQ LIP), from May 25-29 2015, focused on creating opportunities for employers and employees to start a dialogue on how to harness the skills and experience immigrants possess to help expand their businesses.  “This is the time for immigrants, employers, social agencies, regulators and […]

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On the first annual Newcomer Day, proclaimed by Toronto Mayor John Tory on May 29, 2015, over 25 community agencies and city divisions working with immigrants participated in an information fair on Nathan Phillips Square. As part of the celebrations 60 people became Canadian Citizens at a ceremony at City Hall. There were also a […]

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In three of Canada’s largest urban centres, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has teamed up with local heritage groups to host Heritage Walking Tours. These tours, taking place in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, give participants the opportunity to experience first-hand how history, geography and society have intertwined and helped to create Canada’s cultural mosaic, one […]

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Newcomers Canada held its third immigrant fair in Toronto where visa specialists, recruiters, educational institutions, immigration officers and others came together to provide information to newcomers to Canada to help them settle down in their new country. The fair is also organized in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver and aims to alleviate the challenges faced by […]

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A Canadian employment council has recently launched the pilot of Connector—a networking program that brings skilled newcomers and Canadian business leaders together—in Toronto, the nation’s most populous city. The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) said in a statement on February 24 that the program, originally founded in Nova Scotia in 2009, will facilitate 350 connections […]

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