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Proposed changes in the Canadian Citizenship Act

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum introduced legislation to amend the Citizenship Act. The proposed changes would make it easier and faster for applicants to meet the requirement for Canadian citizenship. If the Bill An Act to Amend the Citizenship Act is is passed, the time required for permanent residents to be physically present in […]

Celebrate Canada Day with citizenship events

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 […]

Integration of Francophone children

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 […]

Diaspora Dialogues gives emerging writers a voice

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 […]

Sarnia – hot-spot for entrepreneurs

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 […]

Future of Canada’s immigration system to be discussed in April

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