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Call out racism! Diversity and inclusion experts urge immigrants to speak up

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By Shruti Dargan (with inputs from Valentina Barros Escobar) Racism, systemic bias, and discrimination are daily lived realities for many people and communities across the world. Close to home in Canada – a country that’s celebrated for its multicultural diversity – a lot still needs to be done towards building a more inclusive home for […]

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 […]

Long term care homes in Ontario call for internationally trained health professionals

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Amid the COVID-19-induced healthcare crisis, an online platform has created a win-win situation – internationally trained professionals get valuable work experience, and long term care homes in Ontario fill their staff shortage. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a healthcare crisis across the globe. At a time like this, when people are facing considerable psychological distress […]

Valentine’s Day special: Here’s to love in the multicultural mosaic that Canada is!

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by Shruti Dargan She’s from Brazil. He’s from Zimbabwe. They met and fell in love here in our multicultural mosaic that is Canada. It’s not uncommon to hear of intercultural love stories, especially in a country that’s home to people from different parts of the world. This Valentine’s Day, we bring you one such heartwarming […]

Canadian winter fix: Here’s what you must know about the February chill

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by Shruti Dargan What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions Canada? The biting winter, eh? Well, when the average temperature stays below zero and the calendar says February, it’s officially time to gear up in the warmest layers in your wardrobe to brave the bone-chilling cold outside, especially if it’s your […]

On the airwaves with Immigrants of Toronto

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A man on a mission to tell you “real stories of immigration.” 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, this 41-year-old produces […]
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