Temporary foreign workers in Canada will have an additional shot at expanding their avenues in making the country home. On March 12, Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced 2000 additional spaces under Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The additional 2,000 National Occupation Code C spaces are meant to provide a net […]

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Many newcomers to Canada bring with them dreams to start their own businesses. But not having a good credit score or a well thought out business plan, for example, might be factors that can distance you from realizing that dream. Talking to us at the Immigrant Business Expo in Toronto, Sharon Connolly, Vice President of […]

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As an immigrant professional herself, Nargiz Mammadova understood the challenges in being able to skim through a vast amount of information to find the perfect visa plan for one’s self. She saw an opportunity in this to help newcomers and with Destin AI, Nargiz is using artificial intelligence to connect newcomers with immigration specialists who […]

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Caregivers, or people who look after children, the sick, differently abled, or elderly, now have new ways to work towards immigrating to Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced on February 23, that two new 5-year caregiver immigration pilots are underway. With these, not just caregivers, but their families as well could come to […]

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Themed around ‘Immigrants – Building Canada’s Prosperity’, the 23rd edition of the 2019 Immigrants of Distinction Awards to be held on March 15 A major share of Canada’s daily and future success can be attributed to its growing immigrant-refugee population. Every year, the Immigrants of Distinction Awards, presented by Immigrant Services Calgary, recognizes the exceptional […]

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As part of its constant endeavour to support immigration, the Government of Canada recently proposed a program to support smaller communities. In January, Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), announced plans to set up the ‘Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot’. The five-year federal immigration pilot will involve communities and selected provincial […]

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Build ON is a pre-arrival service for trades workers. Created by the YMCA, Build ON connects newcomers who haven’t landed yet with mentors in their field and information about how to find a job and settle. The only requirements for participants are that they are accepted permanent residents of Canada and have not yet moved […]

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Find a city full of potential in Moncton, New Brunswick. This mid-sized city is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Atlantic Canada, and because of its great quality of life and abundance of jobs, it’s becoming a hot spot for immigrants to land in. Watch this interview to learn more about how newcomers are […]

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Visible minority newcomer women face unique challenges when it comes to finding meaningful employment in Canada, which is why Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a new pilot project to support this vulnerable group of newcomers. When speaking about the importance of this pilot, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said, “Having a job isn’t just […]

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A struggle that many new immigrants face in Canada is getting their international credentials recognized as they try to find work. The Government of Canada has announced that 960 internationally trained newcomers in the Hamilton and Toronto regions will receive financial assistance and employment coaching to help them enter the Canadian workforce. “Helping newcomers get […]

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