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Episode 16

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Cultural diversity and vast nature are among Canada’s top highlights. This episode merges the two. We take you through the best practices for an effective résumé as well as what makes the beautiful Toronto Zoo a must-visit attraction for fun and learning. Also, join us in applauding New Canadian Life’s efforts to impart radio skills […]

Applying for temporary or permanent resident status from within Canada now easier

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Foreign nationals applying from within Canada for temporary or permanent residence, or to extend or renew their visitor visa, work or study permit will now be able to give their biometrics within Canada. Applicants can have their fingerprints and photo taken at any of the 58 designated Service Canada locations across the country.  “Fingerprints and […]

Opportunities galore for newcomers in Thunder Bay

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Career opportunities in Thunder Bay are aplenty and span a wide range of sectors including technology, mining, hospitality and transportation. Farming is another big occupation. For newcomer entrepreneurs who want to set up a business, there are government and community-based organizations that assist with resources, funding financing etc.  

Meet Bela Ravi, an immigrant-turned-changemaker in Canada

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Bela Ravi is one of the several immigrants who are making a difference in communities across Canada. She has been working tirelessly to introduce much-needed services by organizing fundraisers in her city. For Bela, who came to Canada from India in 1973, this is a way of giving back to Sudbury. “This is the place […]

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, […]
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