The world over, food has often proved to be a humble yet powerful means of bringing people together, breaking myths and building community. But even more so in Canada, a country that’s built on the very efforts and talents of immigrants. A case in point, watch this beautiful story of Chris Aerni, a Swiss chef. […]

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Build ON is a pre-arrival service for trades workers. Created by the YMCA, Build ON connects newcomers who haven’t landed yet with mentors in their field and information about how to find a job and settle. The only requirements for participants are that they are accepted permanent residents of Canada and have not yet moved […]

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Immigrant Access Fund Canada (IAF) has recently announced their rebranding into Windmill Microlending, a move that is in line with the charity’s new growth strategy. Windmill Microlending offers help to skilled immigrants and refugees by giving loans of up to $10,000 for restarting their professional careers. Over $22M has been leant to more than 4,000 […]

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Finding a dream job in Canada got a bit easier for these immigrant professionals with the help of occupation specific language training (OSLT) offered by a number of colleges in Ontario. These courses prepare immigrants to communicate effectively while on the job. The focus of the free program is on interviewing, networking and career-building communications […]

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When your home is destroyed and you can’t go back, where do you turn? For these Syrian refugees, Canada was their haven. They’ve found work, friends and a new home in this country. This video from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) tells the story of a chef, a builder, a scholar and their families […]

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released a short video on the process of the Citizenship Test. The informative guide has everything you need short of the questions and answers of the test. The step by step process is made easier with this video. Potential Canadian citizens can focus on the test itself, instead […]

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In a world tearing itself apart, there are people holding it together with heartwarming initiatives. The hockey initiation program by the Gloucester Centre Minor Hockey Association is one such powerful ray of hope. Syrian refugee children take to the ice to learn Canada’s national winter sport. Armed with their hockey sticks and an ear-to-ear smile, […]

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It’s that dreaded time of the year again. Before the taxman comes knocking on the door, here’s a brief guide by the Canadian Revenue Agency on how to file returns. Whether you’re in Canada or a Non-Resident Canadian, you can avail the benefits and refunds offered by the Canadian Government by filing your returns. The […]

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Coming to Canada can be as simple as filling out an online application. This tutorial from IRCC provides step-by-step instructions on how to create an Express Entry profile. Once individuals check their eligibility for a Permanent Residency on the IRCC website, entering the pool of candidates is the next step. For this, individuals will have to take […]

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Having to leave behind loved ones is what makes migration heart wrenching. It’s a decision Najah made with a stone on her heart. Seeking a better future for her children, Najah, a Syrian refugee, is now in Joliette, Quebec. Learning the language of the land is the first step to integration and the Quebec government […]

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