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Shamira Madhany on how WES is assisting students, immigrants during the pandemic

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The unprecedented pandemic situation has forced the world to change the way it functions. Going digital and working remotely is the need of the hour. In this interview with New Canadians, Shamira Madhany, Managing Director – Canada and Deputy Executive Director, World Education Services (WES), shares how the evaluation body has digitized their Educational Credential […]

Queen Square Farmers Market in Saint John, NB, helps newcomers network

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The Queen Square Farmers Market is a vibrant and multicultural community in Saint John. It attracts visitors and vendors from all over southern New Brunswick, and with over 20 nationalities represented, it is truly a multicultural market. The Saint John Newcomers Centre in the city helps new immigrants participate in this open-air farmers market, meet […]

Manage your time during a job search

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Creating an action plan and tracking the actions is crucial when searching for a job. In conversation with New Canadians reporter Vasudha Sharma, personal skills coach and trainer Roxana Radulescu shares tips on how newcomers to Canada, who are looking to give their careers a fresh start, can manage their time and tasks efficiently.  Roxana emphasizes […]

Exceptional measures in PR application for asylum claimants who are frontline healthcare workers in Canada

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Asylum claimants across Canada, who are healthcare workers on front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, can apply for permanent residency (PR) under a temporary measure announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Under normal circumstances, asylum claimants cannot apply for PR until their claims for asylum have been accepted by the Refugee Protection Division. […]

Manitoba’s Morden is a great community because of its people

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Morden was quicker than many small cities in Canada to focus on attracting new immigrants as a way to address workforce needs and grow the population. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) has been a tremendous asset to its community. Before the program started, businesses in this city in Manitoba weren’t able to expand. Some of […]

Thunder Bay – Special TV Episode

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A welcoming Canadian city, Thunder Bay attracts newcomers for its affordable cost of living, rewarding education, a growing number of jobs in various sectors and an abundance of beautiful nature. Situated on Lake Superior, in northwestern Ontario, the city is home to about 110,000 people and offers a multitude of support services and resources for […]

New measures in place to support international students starting a program online this fall

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International students beginning a new program online this fall, will have priority study-permit processing, if they have submitted a complete application online. They will also be allowed to count the time spent pursuing their studies online abroad toward their eligibility for a post-graduation work permit, if they have submitted a study permit application and if […]

A citizenship breakthrough for Canadian LGBTQ2+ families and couples with fertility issues

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Non-biological Canadian parents who are legal parents at a child’s birth can now pass down Canadian citizenship to their children born abroad in the first generation. The move follows a change in the interpretation of “parent” under the Citizenship Act, recognizes and celebrates the diversity of Canadian Families, announced Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  The […]

How Mary Grace, a newcomer to Canada, found meaningful employment in the hospitality sector

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A newcomer to Canada from the Philippines, Mary Grace is happily employed at a hotel in Dawson City, Yukon. She enjoys working in the hospitality sector and owes a lot of her learning to The Destination Employment program that she graduated from. In this video, she shares her experience. The Destination Employment program helps newcomers gain employment […]

Immediate family of Canadian citizens and PRs exempted from travel restrictions

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Foreign nationals, who are immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, will now be exempt from the prohibition on entry to Canada if entering to be with an immediate family member for a period of at least 15 days. The Canada Border Services Agency has announced that this exemption applies to foreign nationals, […]
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