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Meet Gina Cody, a foreign-student-turned-engineering-superhero of Concordia

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Gina Cody’s mother, who married young, wanted her daughters to continue their education, and be independent. Gina, who came to Canada in 1979 during the revolution in Iran, not only carried on the mission that was given to her by her mother, but became the first woman in her program at Concordia University to finish […]

Employers today are looking at your social media profiles too

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Today, applying to a job also means that you need to be prepared for your potential employer to want to take a look at your social media profiles. This might include your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles. Given that our world is moving to more digital interactions, employers and application tracking systems are also looking […]

Canadian Language Benchmarks standard, and what it means to newcomers

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Communities are stronger when everyone is engaged, connected and well-integrated. For that very reason, developing language skills is essential for any newcomer to Canada. Some newcomers need help to improve their language skills to get a job, while others want to learn English in order to navigate activities and interactions in their daily lives. This […]

This immigrant is a warrior of food wastage

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Tons of food nearing its best-before date at grocery stores and other places often end up in the bin. Igor Bjelac, a Serbian immigrant who moved to Canada in 2015, took it upon himself to prevent this wastage of food while feeding people in need in the city of Coquitlam in British Columbia. His quest […]

WES’ new program, a solution for newcomers who don’t have access to documentation

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Many newcomers who move to Canada might be doing so as a result of being forcibly displaced from their countries of origin. In many cases, they do not have access to the credentials needed in order to pursue education and work in Canada. World Education Services has recently launched the Gateway program for such individuals. […]

On the airwaves with Immigrants of Toronto

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A man on a mission to tell you “real stories of immigration.” by Shruti Dargan Meet Oscar Cecena. He immigrated from Mexico to Toronto in 2013 along with his wife. Oscar is currently the Senior Director of Client Onboarding at a fin-tech company in the city’s financial district, but when he isn’t behind his corporate desk, […]

Relaunch your career in Canada with ACCESS Community Capital Fund

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Affordable loans for Internationally Educated Professionals in Canada Layth Mohammed was excited about starting a new life in Canada. Leaving Iraq meant a safer, brighter future for him and his family. However, the trained dentist also wondered if he would find it easy to get back in his field with the experience he had worked […]

DIVERSEcity (Surrey, B.C.) – Special TV Episode

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Like many other Canadian cities, Surrey – located in the province of British Columbia, and a part of the Metro Vancouver area – too, has a number of organizations that offer support services to immigrants. This episode tells you all about DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society. Learn how this not-for-profit organization offers settlement and employment support, […]

‘Immigrants are creating jobs – not taking them’: New Horizons Media Inc. on Global News

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Like most newcomers, Gerard Keledjian had many years of international work experience when he migrated to Canada in 2010. One would think that it would be easy to find a job with these credentials. Yet, Gerard faced several challenges in finding employment. Many newcomers will identify with this struggle. Often, they don’t know where to […]

Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership, Canada’s new way to support LGBTQ refugees

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Starting in 2020, the Canadian government will be flagging off the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership, which will help more Canadians in privately sponsoring LGBTQ refugees. This will greatly benefit the scores of people who are fleeing violence and persecution on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The partnership builds on the Rainbow […]
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