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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Immigrant Access Fund Canada (IAF) has recently announced their rebranding into Windmill Microlending, a move that is in line with the charity’s new growth strategy. Windmill Microlending offers help to skilled immigrants and refugees by giving loans of up to $10,000 for restarting their professional careers. Over $22M has been leant to more than 4,000 […]
Self-made entrepreneur Bassem Ghali can be an inspiration to us all. What started out as a side project at work turned into a hard-earned career in the world of search engine optimization. Bassem’s advice? Have courage and try new things! Get his full story in the video.
Are Virtual Career Fairs the new frontier of job hunting? See for yourself at Immigrant Services Calgary’s own Virtual Career Fair. With hundreds of jobs available across the province of Alberta and the rest of the country, you’ll want to check it out. The event will span from October 3rd to 4th 2018. Interested job seekers are […]
What makes New Brunswick an appealing destination for newcomers to Canada? While many immigrants decide to settle into the largest cities in the country, some opt for smaller cities and rural environments, attracted by the quieter life and the wealth of opportunities here. New Brunswick is the only bilingual province in Canada and has a […]
For newcomers looking for a land that’s rich with opportunities and a quiet lifestyle, look no further than New Brunswick. The safe community is close-knit, and looking to expand! Newcomers are welcomed in with open arms, helped by settlement agencies and local municipalities who want immigrants to love their new home.
New Brunswick is a fast growing community for small business. With so much potential for growth, entrepreneurs are flocking to the province to try it out for themselves. We take a look at a few small business owners’ successes in the province, as well as the Business Immigrant Mentorship Program – a free program to […]