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2021 Parents and Grandparents Program: Canada increases application intake

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Wish to bring your loved ones to Canada? The details of the 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program are out and there’s good news for Canadians and permanent residents! Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that it will accept a record number of applications. Up to 30,000 additional people will be invited to apply […]

New Canadians and Lattin Magazine team up to grow visibility in the Canadian market

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The collaboration seeks to reinforce business opportunities and the visibility of both multicultural media outlets, while serving a bigger demographic in Canada and overseas. New Canadians and Lattin Magazine are joining hands to share journalistic content, develop joint marketing strategies and explore marketing possibilities in the Canadian advertising market. The decision to work together in […]

Canada announces new one-time open work permit for recent PR applicants

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If you qualified for the recently opened pathway to permanent residence in Canada, here’s an update for you. Beginning July 26, 2021, candidates will be eligible for an open work permit while awaiting the results of their application, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has announced. On May 6, 2021, the pathway to PR was […]

3 tried-and-tested branding and networking tips for newcomers to Canada

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Looking for ways to achieve your professional goals as you slowly understand the job market in Canada? We’ve put together an easy, 3-step plan for you. Follow these branding and networking tips for newcomers to Canada to learn how to showcase your skills and value to your connections. Let’s get started! Tip #1: Use LinkedIn […]

Nova Scotia’s new immigration stream targets graduates in health and child care

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Nova Scotia has its eyes set on the goal. The province has been expanding initiatives to address employment needs to strengthen its economy and population growth. In the latest efforts, the government, on June 30, launched a new immigration stream to fill labour gaps in health and child care. Nova Scotia’s new immigration stream is […]

To-be immigrants with a COPR can now travel to Canada

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To-be immigrants to Canada have been on a tightrope since the beginning of the pandemic. Questions such as, “Can I travel with my Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR)?” and “My PR application is approved. Am I exempt from the ongoing travel restrictions?” have been on their mind. While some could travel, many others waited with […]

Citizenship ceremony in Canada features new oath; Minister Mendicino calls it a profound moment

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The Oath of Citizenship in Canada now recognizes First Nations, Inuit, and Métis rights, and the obligation that all citizens have to uphold the treaties between the Crown and Indigenous nations. A Bill that was introduced in 2020 to amend the Citizenship Act to change Canada’s Oath of Citizenship, has received Royal Assent and is […]

New immigration pathway connects Nova Scotian employers with talent in construction sector

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The Nova Scotia government has announced changes to its Occupations in Demand immigration stream to help the construction sector in the province fill labour shortages. Two new national occupation codes, NOC 7521 (heavy equipment operator; except crane operators) and NOC 7611 (construction trades helpers and labourers) have been added to the Occupations in Demand Stream, […]

‘Pandemic’ shift: How Toronto’s immigrant-serving organizations adapted

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The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic impacted one and all, be it individuals or organizations across the world. Let’s zoom into Canada and take a look at how immigrant-serving organizations in Toronto pivoted or adapted their services to continue supporting newcomers during the pandemic. One of the challenges that many nonprofit community service agencies as well as […]

Toronto author Koom Kankesan recalls his newcomer days

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It was in 1987, during the tumultuous time of the civil war in Sri Lanka when Koom Kankesan and his family arrived in Canada. The Torontonian author and arts journalist, who spent some formative years in England, recalls noticing how the culture was so different here. Koom earned a B.A. in English and Creative Writing […]
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