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2020 Parents and Grandparents Program

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Much like the previous years, new Canadians interested in sponsoring a parent or grandparent to the country were eyeing January as the month when the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program would reopen. However, it has been announced that the reopening of this program has been postponed until Ministerial Instructions are issued. This is to ensure […]

Entrepreneurial mindset – A key for selling your skills

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As a newcomer to Canada, you must have already heard several times about how important it is to network with people from within your industry. You should approach them with an entrepreneurial mindset and let them know about the services and skills that you can offer. In doing so, sometimes you’ll make progress and sometimes, […]

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 […]

Biometrics collection is now easier within’ Canada

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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 […]
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