Immigrant Services Calgary will announce the finalists for the 22nd annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) at the gala on March 9, 2018 at The Westin Calgary. About 600 guests are expected at the event, including representatives from all levels of government and the corporate and non-profit community. The Immigrants of Distinction Awards are given to […]

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The Canadian government has promised that it values family reunification – and it hasn’t let us down. Major improvements to the sponsorship program means significant cuts to the backlog and wait time for spousal sponsors. Over the past year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) fulfilled its promise to reduce the backlog of spousal applicants […]

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Nelma Llanora-Vega came to Hamilton from the Philippines in 2009 because she wanted a better future for her family. This is the fourth profile in a series highlighting some of the Hamilton area’s successful immigrants. Name: Nelma Llanora-Vega Country of origin: Philippines Came to Canada: 2009 Occupation: Social worker Where are you employed? I am […]

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For Sukhjit Singh, immigrating to Canada was an eventful journey. His inspiring path took him towards volunteering and into many personal ups and downs before his eventual success. His book, Same Shoes, Different Doors, is a memoir of these twists and turns – ones that he hopes will bring encouragement to readers. Find out a […]

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What are informational interviews or meetings? How can you use them to advance your career? Informational interviews can serve as great inspiration for finding new work opportunities and making yourself stand out from other competition in the job market. Career Coach Brian Epstein gives all the basics on what exactly an informational meeting is and […]

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e-ACCES is an online resource collection that equips newcomer job seekers with information that can help them find meaningful work in Canada. The site is an international extension of ACCES Employment, a Toronto-based non-profit organization that campaigns for a fully inclusive labour force in Canada. e-ACCES helps job seekers to prepare for career success through […]

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For newcomers with years of experience in their sector, transporting their skills to a Canadian workplace can be difficult without a bit of language training. Along with other colleges across the country, Humber College in Toronto offers a number of occupational specific language training (OSLT) programs that can help professional immigrants adjust to working in […]

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Bhanu Aery worked in Tech Support back home in India and had an MBA to his name as well. He chose to move to Canada because he saw greater opportunities here. However, things seemed very different when he landed here. He struggled with the cold and struggled to find a good job. Even though he lived in Vaughan, […]

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TRIEC Mentoring Partnership is a program that links skilled immigrants to mentors who are experienced in their occupational field. Learning from a mentor gives new immigrants a better chance of finding employment in Canada, since they can learn the nuances of the Canadian workplace culture and gain networking contacts right out of the gate. In […]

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For all Canadian citizens and permanent residents looking to sponsor a parent or grandparent in 2018, the month of January is an important time to act. The first step in the application process requires an online “Interest to Sponsor” form to be submitted. Form submissions open noon EST on January 2, 2018 and close a month later […]

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