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Refugees will have full health-care coverage through IFHP

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Refugees and asylum claimants in Canada will have full health-care coverage through the restored Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP), the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum, announced today. The IFHP will be restored after the significant cuts to it the previous Conservative government implemented in June 2012. These cuts provoked protests of healthcare […]

Biometrics collection is now easier within’ Canada

How tax changes affect newcomers

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A tax cut introduced by the new federal government looks to strengthen the middle class, but some Canadian immigrants disagree about how it will help newcomers. The new change will provide about $3.4 billion in tax relief to nine million individuals, according to Stéphanie Rubec, a communications officer from the Department of Finance in Ottawa. Canadians earning […]

Volunteering benefits newcomers’ well-being

Giving a third of Canadians a sorely lacking media voice

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New Canadian Media is a pioneering non-profit media venture with an educational mandate. After identifying a gap in the presence of the immigrant point of view in the Canadian media landscape, George Abraham (Founder and Publisher) set out to create an enterprise that would facilitate the expression and dissemination of the perspectives of New Canadians […]

Refugees reunited at Toronto airport

IEP conference in York Region

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If you are a newcomer entrepreneur or a professional (IEP), York Region’s The Gateway 2015 Conference for Internationally Educated Professionals is an opportunity to network and learn about the region’s business and employment landscape. With an impending labor shortage, York Region offers a great potential for newcomers looking for jobs. This Gateway 2012 video gives […]

The Gateway 2015 conference for IEPs in York Region

Canadian Small Business Women to host an empowering career expo for immigrant women

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Guest panelists will share entrepreneurial insights with attendees.   The second annual Immigrant Women’s Small Business Expo will be facilitated by the Canadian Small Business Women (CSBW) on Sunday, October 4th, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Westin Ottawa (11 Colonel By Drive). The CSBW will be hosting a live panel discussion […]

Project Welcome: Supporting newcomers with entrepreneurial spirits

Celebrate Canada Day by attending a citizenship ceremony

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Canadians from coast to coast are encouraged to celebrate Canada Day by attending one of the 52 citizenship ceremonies that will take place across the country on July 1st. By doing that, they will not only give a warm welcome to the newest citizens, but will also celebrate Canadian culture, history and pluralism. During the […]

Second wave of Citizenship Act amendments mean important changes to your application

First candidates selected under Express Entry become permanent residents

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Only three months after the Express Entry system was introduced, the first three successful candidates became Canadian permanent residents. They are Emma Hughes from Ireland, Yaoyao (Anita) Zheng from China and Xin (Frank) Zhao, also from China. Hughes applied under the Federal Skilled Worker stream. She is now working as an application scientist for EcoSynthetix in […]

Invites to Parents and Grandparents Program continue to soar

Newcomer fair in Toronto

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Newcomers Canada held its third immigrant fair in Toronto where visa specialists, recruiters, educational institutions, immigration officers and others came together to provide information to newcomers to Canada to help them settle down in their new country. The fair is also organized in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver and aims to alleviate the challenges faced by […]

Beware of scammers: Toronto Police

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