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#NewcomerRiseUp with Alwar Pillai | Episode 5

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Alwar Pillai is an Indian-Canadian entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Fable, a leading accessibility platform powered by people with disabilities. As a newcomer to Canada in 2015, she dealt with a series of rejections based on no “Canadian experience” until she finally got her first gig. She waited on tables while working on her Masters in Inclusive […]

#NewcomerRiseUp with Tobi Oluwole | Episode 4

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Have you ever reapplied for a role at a company you were rejected by? How about reapplying seven times? Tobi Oluwole has. The grit, sense of humour and resourcefulness of this Canadian-Nigerian entrepreneur from Ottawa are unmatched, even when faced with challenges and ambiguity. He shares his learnings generously and vulnerably on LinkedIn, where he […]

Canada expands services in Europe for Ukrainians fleeing war under CUAET

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Canada has launched the new Canada Information Centre (CI Centre) in Warsaw, Poland to better support Ukrainians who wish to seek a temporary safe haven here. This announcement by Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser on May 4, 2022, highlights Canada’s ongoing efforts to grow its services in Europe for Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s […]

International student to PR: Advice from those who have done it

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If you are already an international student and wish to pursue immigration to Canada permanently, different pathways offered by the government can turn your dream into a reality. Several students have done it and vouch for the international student to PR route. Wondering what it’s like? Read on. Anirudh Sharma came to Canada as an […]

Immigration appeal: Learn about the eligibility and process

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Canada receives hundreds of thousands of immigration applications every year from people seeking to study, work or permanently live here. However, not all applications are met with a favourable outcome. If you, too, received a negative immigration decision, you might be able to challenge it with an immigration appeal. Want to learn if you are […]

#NewcomerRiseUp with Vartika Manasvi | Episode 3

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Vartika Manasvi is a serial entrepreneur and ecosystem connector who demonstrates the courage to fail and own her decisions with unwavering confidence in her abilities. A quick scroll through her Linkedin feed will show you her varied interests, and the ability to juggle multiple identities and apply her skills meaningfully to different contexts. In this […]

New Pathways to Cyber Security program to provide skills training to job seekers in GTA

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Known for supporting job seekers in the Greater Toronto Area with its employment services, Springboard now offers Pathways to Cyber Security, an innovative program that it is leading in collaboration with the Canadian College of Cyber Security (CCCS) as part of Round 2 of the Skills Development Fund provided by the Ministry of Labour, Training […]

Canada’s Express Entry to resume in July 2022, and more immigration updates

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Canada will soon begin draws for Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) under the sought-after Express Entry immigration program. The announcement by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that Canada’s Express Entry program will resume in early July of 2022 was accompanied by other critical updates […]

#NewcomerRiseUp with Mustafa Alio | Episode 2

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Mustafa Alio is a Syrian-Canadian activist and dedicated community leader focused on refugee rights, economic empowerment, and inclusion. His own experiences of refuge fuel his work and advocacy. He has come a long way from knowing a handful of words in English, juggling school during the day, and working shifts at a local nightclub till […]

#NewcomerRiseUp with Rui Su | Episode 1

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Rui Su is a first-generation Chinese-Canadian and pharmacist-turned entrepreneur. Shortly after obtaining her PharmD from the University of Waterloo and after a few stints exploring her interests, she doubled down on combining her passion for technology and pharmacy, co-founding MedMe Health to transform pharmacy care delivery.  If you booked COVID vaccines or tests through Rexall […]
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