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Get these 3 things right in your job interview

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An intriguing resume that highlights your skills and experience paves the way for a job interview. But how you perform when that moment arrives will eventually determine if a job offer is coming your way or not. Basically, we’re saying do your best in your next job interview. To help you do that, here are […]

Immigrant success story: Meet Kitchener resident Ayo Owodunni

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It can be challenging for newcomers to adjust to the new Canadian life and maximize their potential. When Ayo Owodunni immigrated to Canada from Nigeria, he faced a series of barriers but didn’t let anything bring him down.  Watch the video to learn more about Ayo Owodunni’s success story. With his grit and determination, today […]

Express Entry draw finally resumes after a long pandemic-led dry spell

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The much-anticipated Express Entry draw, after a hiatus of over one-and-a-half years, resumed on July 6, 2022. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score was a high 557 and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited a total of 1,500 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence. This was a significant all-program draw, which also included […]

Self promotion and meeting boss’s expectations in the Canadian workplace

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There’s no doubt that a solid work ethic and hard work are critical to professional success in the Canadian workplace. But that’s not all that counts. Teams and managers may have other expectations and look for some specific soft skills. Let’s find out what those are in this interview, wherein New Canadians reporter Shaili Saini […]

Newcomers’ starter guide for pet care in Canada

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By Sheetal Jose Immigration is quite an experience. As newcomers learn the ropes of how things function here in Canada and experience life’s ups and downs, many prefer to have the comforting company of a furry friend. Whether you are bringing your pet along while moving to Canada or are keen to adopt or buy […]

NewcomerRiseUp with Rand Abou Ras | Episode 11

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Rand Abou Ras is a Syrian-Canadian entrepreneur, co-founder & CEO of uCast, a marketplace to help podcasters monetize. Born in the United Arab Emirates, and raised between Abu Dhabi and the Syrian city of Sweida, Rand, her mother and brother arrived in Canada in 2016 as refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria. In this […]

#NewcomerRiseUp with Ritika Dutt | Episode 10

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Born in India, raised in Hong Kong and Singapore and living in Canada, Ritika Dutt’s multi-cultural upbringing and blended identity will resonate with many third culture newcomers. Ritika is an Indian-Canadian entrepreneur and co-founder of the technology company Botler AI. Having faced a months-long workplace harassment ordeal that resulted in her resigning from her position for […]

#NewcomerRiseUp with Adil Qawi | Episode 9

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Adil Qawi, in his own words, has been an immigrant many times over. Born in Qatar, having travelled to over 70 countries, and lived in five, Adil is a Pakistani-Canadian entrepreneur and the Managing Director of Greenlid, a Canadian startup focused on replacing single-use plastics with truly natural and compostable materials. In this episode, Adil and […]

This immigrant from China is introducing new farming techniques to Western Canada

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Immigrants have played a significant role in shaping Canada’s agricultural industry. Here’s a story from Olds, Alberta, where immigrants represent close to 10% of the population. Jianyi Dong came to Canada as an immigrant in December 2014. In China, he was a geologist in the oil industry. “During my first two years in Canada, I was […]

Parent and grandparent super visa modified: Your family can stay in Canada longer

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Canada is sweetening its popular parent and grandparent super visa program by increasing the length of stay for super visa holders to five years per entry into the country. People who have a super visa also have the option to request to extend their stay by up to 2 years at a time while in Canada. […]
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