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2021 Parents and Grandparents Program: Canada increases application intake

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Wish to bring your loved ones to Canada? The details of the 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program are out and there’s good news for Canadians and permanent residents! Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that it will accept a record number of applications. Up to 30,000 additional people will be invited to apply […]

‘Pandemic’ shift: How Toronto’s immigrant-serving organizations adapted

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The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic impacted one and all, be it individuals or organizations across the world. Let’s zoom into Canada and take a look at how immigrant-serving organizations in Toronto pivoted or adapted their services to continue supporting newcomers during the pandemic. One of the challenges that many nonprofit community service agencies as well as […]

3 tried-and-tested branding and networking tips for newcomers to Canada

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Looking for ways to achieve your professional goals as you slowly understand the job market in Canada? We’ve put together an easy, 3-step plan for you. Follow these branding and networking tips for newcomers to Canada to learn how to showcase your skills and value to your connections. Let’s get started! Tip #1: Use LinkedIn […]

Karla Briones’s ‘IDEA’ for aspiring entrepreneurs in Canada

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Immigrants Developing Entrepreneurs Academy (IDEA) is a venture by Karla Briones. An Ottawa-based award-winning immigrant entrepreneur and business consultant, Karla has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs launch, scale and exit their businesses. Here, in an interview with New Canadians reporter Shruti Dargan, she shares why she came up with IDEA and how her 10-week step-by-step course […]

CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses completes 20 years

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One of the first government-funded bridge training programs for Ontario’s newcomer health professionals, CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses is celebrating 20 years of success in 2021. Originally called CARE, the organization’s name came from its goal: Creating Access to Regulated Employment. A grassroots group of community advocates founded this body in 2001 seeing Internationally […]

Toronto author Koom Kankesan recalls his newcomer days

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It was in 1987, during the tumultuous time of the civil war in Sri Lanka when Koom Kankesan and his family arrived in Canada. The Torontonian author and arts journalist, who spent some formative years in England, recalls noticing how the culture was so different here. Koom earned a B.A. in English and Creative Writing […]

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