This ACCES Employment event takes a new twist on the traditional style of mentoring. Speed mentoring is a fast-paced approach to learning from other professionals – where new immigrant participants chat for a set amount of time with people with more Canadian experience in their own career field. The result of this is an event […]

Read more

One challenge some newcomers face is adjusting to the work culture in Canada. It can be very different from other countries – and very important to keeping a job. As employment specialist Joanna Samuels says in this interview, “you can get hired for your technical skills, fired for your soft skills.” She shares her tips […]

Read more

Many newcomers to Canada choose to start their own small business and getting things started without loans can be a challenge. Despite that, finding a conventional loan at a bank may be an issue for newcomers. ACCESS Community Capital Fund is a charity that works to guarantee loans on behalf of entrepreneurs who don’t have […]

Read more

A multi-year immigration plan has been announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that sets out to welcome more immigrants in the coming years than Canada has seen in recent history. Starting in 2018, there are an expected 310,000 permanent residents to immigrate to Canada. The following years 2019 and 2020 will bear even […]

Read more

Bill C-6 is rolling out its second round of amendments to the Citizenship Act on October 11, 2017. Changes include adjustments to physical presence requirements and the age range that determines which applicants need to meet language and knowledge requirements. Bill C-6 was introduced on June 19, 2017 as an amendment to the former government’s […]

Read more

We welcome Career Coach Daisy Wright back to our show to share her insight on using LinkedIn. LinkedIn is an online social network designed for business and employment connections. Want to know how to start making full use of your profile? Daisy Wright has some tips and tricks on how to improve your online job […]

Read more

Dr. Mizanur Shuvra knows how to tackle life’s harder challenges. His educational background in medicine took him from Bangladesh to Canada, but finding work there was harder than he expected. Positivity, hopefulness and patience – that’s what he says were crucial to his eventual success. That optimistic outlook he showed might be the key to […]

Read more

Attaining a designation with CPA (Chartered Professional Accountants) is a goal for many immigrant accountant and business professionals and it’s also a popular choice for those looking to make a career shift in a new country. The University of Lethbridge hosts a CPA bridging program designed with adult learners, career changers and internationally-trained professionals in […]

Read more

The wait is finally over this year to nominate an immigrant in the Calgary area for their outstanding achievements to be recognized. Immigrants of Distinction Awards is an event dedicated to recognizing and celebrating immigrant individuals for the positive impact they’ve created in their community. The theme for the 2018 Immigrants of Distinction Awards is […]

Read more

Finding a dream job in Canada got a bit easier for these immigrant professionals with the help of occupation specific language training (OSLT) offered by a number of colleges in Ontario. These courses prepare immigrants to communicate effectively while on the job. The focus of the free program is on interviewing, networking and career-building communications […]

Read more