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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For internationally educated nurses, finding work in Canada doesn’t always go as planned. That’s where CARE Centre comes in – connecting nurses to the Canadian foundation they need to start working here. In this video you’ll find out about what CARE can offer and also hear from nurses who have found support in the past.

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For new skilled immigrants in the Greater Toronto Area, Humber College offers four bridging programs that introduce newcomers to the Canadian workplace. By the end of the programs, students have learned how to take their professional experience and apply it to jobs in Canada. Hear from graduates of the programs in this video and see […]

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Attaining a designation with CPA (Chartered Professional Accountants) is a goal for many immigrant accountant and business professionals and it’s also a popular choice for those looking to make a career shift in a new country. The University of Lethbridge hosts a CPA bridging program designed with adult learners, career changers and internationally-trained professionals in […]

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In this interview with New Canadians, Dr. Hasan Malik of Sheridan College speaks about educational programs tailored for immigrants looking to enter the Canadian workforce. Through a curriculum developed by speaking to industry leaders, these continued education programs at Sheridan ensure that students have the skills sets employers are looking for. If students have a […]

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Bridging programs are giving newcomers an opportunity to gain new skills and integrate more easily into the Canadian job market. Kamo Mailyan studied public administration, worked in hospitality and promoted civic participation in his native Armenia. Now in Canada, he works as an international commodities trader, thanks to a bridging program offered at Toronto’s York […]

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Halifax West High School mirrors Canada’s multiculturalism. The school has been taking in young people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and helping them integrate into the larger social system, step by step. Today it has students from over 55 countries. How did it all start? It was about 20 years ago, that YMCA partnered […]

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The Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto (MNLC) has a long history of supporting immigrants and the community in general. , helping them settle down in their new country. One such service is the community mental health program started about 20 years ago where it enlisted the services of internationally trained mental health professionals as […]

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Communicating in an assertive, yet collaborative way The fully online and in-class Workplace Communication in Canada program offered by The Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University focuses on helping immigrants conquer the little gaps in communications skills that they face in Canada . It is designed to help newcomers acquire public speaking skills […]

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When Ryerson University’s Chang School of Continuing Education realized that the pass rate of internationally trained midwives (ITMs) at the mandatory Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination (CMRE) was as low as 32%, it launched a unique bridging program to support them. This was in 2001. The program incorporates professional language competency program and has a simulation […]

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