TRIEC Mentoring Partnership is a program that links skilled immigrants to mentors who are experienced in their occupational field. Learning from a mentor gives new immigrants a better chance of finding employment in Canada, since they can learn the nuances of the Canadian workplace culture and gain networking contacts right out of the gate. In […]

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The second annual Immigrant Business Expo (IBE) in Toronto brings entrepreneurial resources and inspiration to immigrants in the GTA. Initiated by Gerard Keledjian, Executive Producer of New Canadians, IBE collects local community organizations along with workshops and one on one small business clinics to provide a starting point for immigrants looking to start their own […]

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This ACCES Employment event takes a new twist on the traditional style of mentoring. Speed mentoring is a fast-paced approach to learning from other professionals – where new immigrant participants chat for a set amount of time with people with more Canadian experience in their own career field. The result of this is an event […]

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One challenge some newcomers face is adjusting to the work culture in Canada. It can be very different from other countries – and very important to keeping a job. As employment specialist Joanna Samuels says in this interview, “you can get hired for your technical skills, fired for your soft skills.” She shares her tips […]

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Many newcomers to Canada choose to start their own small business and getting things started without loans can be a challenge. Despite that, finding a conventional loan at a bank may be an issue for newcomers. ACCESS Community Capital Fund is a charity that works to guarantee loans on behalf of entrepreneurs who don’t have […]

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We welcome Career Coach Daisy Wright back to our show to share her insight on using LinkedIn. LinkedIn is an online social network designed for business and employment connections. Want to know how to start making full use of your profile? Daisy Wright has some tips and tricks on how to improve your online job […]

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Dr. Mizanur Shuvra knows how to tackle life’s harder challenges. His educational background in medicine took him from Bangladesh to Canada, but finding work there was harder than he expected. Positivity, hopefulness and patience – that’s what he says were crucial to his eventual success. That optimistic outlook he showed might be the key to […]

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Celebrating the leadership, innovation and diversity among immigrants for 25 years, Pioneers for Change is an awards gala hosted by Skills for Change. This year, listen to the event coverage and speeches of the six award recipients – in the categories of Excellence in Entrepreneurship, Excellence in Youth leadership, Women in leadership, Excellence in Community […]

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Networking is a crucial skill for immigrants to Canada to develop. In this interview with Gloria Pierre, founder and president of Clearly Speaking, she explains how to make memorable impressions and how to follow up on networking encounters effectively. Transcript:  Nafiz Imtiaz: Hello, everyone. This is Nafiz Imtiaz. I’m here with Gloria Pierre, the President […]

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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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