Experience Hamilton’s first Newcomer Day as we take you through the highlights of this welcoming community event. From the fun activities to the solemn citizenship ceremony, there’s something for everyone. Find out what locals and newcomers enjoyed about the day and how the city invited new immigrants to celebrate! Join the party at Hamilton’s Newcomer […]

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Toronto Newcomer Day is an annual event to cherish and welcome the city’s new Canadian residents. Join a tour of what happened this year with Vera Dodic, the event organizer! With fun-filled info booths, stage programs and a citizenship ceremony, it was an action-packed summer day. Make sure to stay tuned for a word from […]

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Put a new city on your list of potential new homes. London, Ontario is a great spot to pick if you want to get away from the bustle of Toronto and still find a robust economy. With multiplying jobs and affordable living costs, it’s a charming city that could be perfect for you. Find out […]

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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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“We are all immigrants in Canada.” For every culture that makes up Canada, there are thousands of different stories. Often these stories of immigrants aren’t heard and instead are shrouded in a veil of mystery and stereotypes. Passages Canada is working to change that, offering a way for newcomers to share their history with the […]

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Canada is known for its acceptance of diversity. At the 2017 Newcomers Day, the celebration of cultures was marked with the welcoming of new Canadian citizens. Mayor John Tory enunciated the Canadian culture by acknowledging the contribution of immigrants and their value to society. Albert Wong, Citizenship Judge, IRCC was handing out citizenship certificates at […]

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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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For the fresh crop of Canadian citizens, there’s an all access pass to the country’s rich harvest. Valid for a year after the citizenship ceremony, the Cultural Access Pass (CAP) provides free or entry at a discounted rate to over 1200 cultural attractions such as museums, art galleries and science centres spread across the country. […]

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CultureLink Settlement and Community Services along with Ryerson University is filling the airwaves with information, music and news pertinent to immigrants. They do this through the community radio program, New Canadian Life. It’s a show run by immigrants from different walks of life. Some are refugees. Some have come in search of jobs. Some are […]

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