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Newcomer guide: Essential armour to stay toasty in the Canadian winter

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by David Gomes People from around the globe choose to make Canada their home for the country’s oh-so-many qualities, ranging from being surrounded by some of the nicest people in the world to safety, a high standard of living or public healthcare, among others. But what gives many immigrants cold feet, literally, is the chilly […]

Networking in Canada: Expert Brent Edwards shares tips for professionals

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In Canada, networking plays a role in one’s professional success, so much so that you could get a glowing reference for your dream job even before it’s advertised to the public. Newcomers can benefit from it not just when looking for employment but also as they advance their careers. Professional Networking Advisor Brent Edwards sheds […]

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 […]
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