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Toronto Newcomer Day 2021 artists Marta Solek, Ahmed Moneka share their story

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Every year since 2015, at the Toronto Newcomer Day event hosted by the City of Toronto, a number of newcomer artists showcase their talents as part of the day’s lineup of activities. Fellow Torontonians cheer them on and join in the celebrations. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions, the 2021 event was held online […]

Job success in Canada: Gerard Keledjian shares tips in chat with a career coach

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The journey of a newcomer to Canada goes much beyond just immigrating or physically relocating here. It extends into settling in and integrating into Canadian society. For some, it’s about establishing their identity with a small business, and for many others, finding job success in Canada to grow in their professions here. Our very own […]

This couple decided to immigrate to Canada during the pandemic

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Does the thought of immigrating to another country sound overwhelming? Imagine what it would be like to move across the world during this unprecedented pandemic. Vaibhav Saxena and Sanvi Srivastava decided to immigrate from India to Canada in 2020 amid all the COVID-19 chaos. The couple knew that the journey ahead could throw unexpected challenges […]

Immigrating to Canada? A youth program that offers settlement support, mentoring

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Immigrating to another country can be an exciting but challenging experience. More so for the youth that may not view or be prepared for the new possibilities and uncertainties the same way as adults. In order to adjust to their new surroundings and thrive, the young people require customized immigration and settlement support. The Youth […]

CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses completes 20 years

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One of the first government-funded bridge training programs for Ontario’s newcomer health professionals, CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses is celebrating 20 years of success in 2021. Originally called CARE, the organization’s name came from its goal: Creating Access to Regulated Employment. A grassroots group of community advocates founded this body in 2001 seeing Internationally […]

Do skilled immigrants need a Canadian credential to get ahead?

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Skilled immigrants to Canada bring with them job experience and also educational credentials. However, do they also need a Canadian credential to get ahead? Paula Calderon, National Director – Client Success at Windmill Microlending answers that question in conversation with New Canadians’ reporter Shruti Dargan. Whether a skilled immigrant needs a Canadian credential or not […]

Amar’s newcomer story: From quarantining at home to finding a job during the pandemic

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Amar Desai moved from India to Canada in June 2020. “My family and I landed during the pandemic, but we were prepared, nonetheless. The Planning for Canada team equipped us with lots of information and contacts of agencies in Toronto that supported us from Day 1. In no time, I had a job, too,” says […]

Getting ready for your new life in Canada – Webinar recording and list of resources

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Getting ready for your new life in Canada can be an exciting yet challenging endeavour. There’s just so much to do! To help you prepare for this life-changing event, check out our webinar recording from April 2021 on ‘Getting ready for your new life in Canada’ featuring Rizza Solis and Aabra Ashfaq from YMCA of […]

New pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 essential workers in Canada

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As Canada continues the fight against the pandemic, immigration remains critical to economic recovery by addressing labour shortages and adding growth to the workforce. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced a new pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 essential temporary workers and international graduates who are actively contributing to Canada’s economy. The focus […]

New immigrant Jennifer is all praises for Planning for Canada’s pre-arrival support

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After living in the Philippines and Dubai, Jennifer Pacquing immigrated to Canada in 2020. Before the big move, she signed up for Planning for Canada‘s pre-arrival services and is “grateful for all the assistance, information and resources” she received. In this interview, Jennifer shares how Planning for Canada helped her create and follow a personalized […]
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