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Karla Briones’s ‘IDEA’ for aspiring entrepreneurs in Canada

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Immigrants Developing Entrepreneurs Academy (IDEA) is a venture by Karla Briones. An Ottawa-based award-winning immigrant entrepreneur and business consultant, Karla has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs launch, scale and exit their businesses. Here, in an interview with New Canadians reporter Shruti Dargan, she shares why she came up with IDEA and how her 10-week step-by-step course […]

Immigrants to Canada, test your language skills with this pronunciation app

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PronApp – available for free throughout December 2020 – offers IELTS test practice, conversation simulators for English practice, and French pronunciation practice for the TEF examination. By Shruti Dargan Proper pronunciation is the key to mastering any language. And for immigrants, the better their language skills, the easier the likelihood of their settlement and integration […]

This Vancouver entrepreneur is teaching children for free during the pandemic

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Immigrants in the Vancouver area (British Columbia) represent 41% of the population and play a huge role in its social and economic development. Meet Kavita Dau, a young immigrant entrepreneur, who has been giving back to her community by teaching kids for free online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kavita is the founder and CEO of […]

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 […]
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