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November 2021

Talking Point with Darrell Pinto: Canada’s response to the Afghan crisis

November 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The sights and sounds of Afghans impacted by the US withdrawal and the lightning-speed takeover by the Taliban have been front and centre on our television screens recently. In response, the Canadian government has committed to resettling 40,000 Afghans through the end of 2023. At present, almost 3,000 Afghan refugees have arrived and an additional 5,000 Afghans are expected to get here in the next five months. This panel will discuss the situation of these newest arrivals to Canada as…

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Webinar – Decoding Unconscious Hiring Bias with Vivian Li and Raj Dam

November 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Research in neuroscience and psychology has highlighted the impact that unconscious bias has on our behaviour and decisions. This impact extends to the workplace and is reflected in day-to-day interactions. In the recruitment process, our unconscious bias can prevent us from fairly evaluating our candidates and offering the job to the best talent. Join us for this FREE webinar in collaboration with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), as we dive deep into our blind spots and explore ways…

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Webinar – Your First Weeks in Canada as a Youth

November 27, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Immigrating to a new country as a youth comes with a list of many things to do. To help you prepare and check everything off your list, this webinar will talk about the important things you need to know for your first weeks in Canada. We will cover topics including important documents, student housing, accessing settlement and community services, making connections, adapting to change, and much more! The following topics will be covered: What to expect upon immediate arrival Settling…

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January 2022

Webinar – Preparing Ahead: Your New Life in Canada

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Moving to a new country can be both an exciting and challenging experience. Preparing ahead of time will make you more ready and save you time and energy when you land in Canada. This webinar will talk about the essential planning and preparations that you can do before you arrive in the country. Presented by Kathleen Velasco and Ruby Atesoglu, Information and Referral Specialists from Next Stop Canada, a national pre-arrival settlement program funded by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada.…

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Webinar – Build a Career in Popular Canadian Industries

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Are you an immigrant to Canada looking to build a professional career in in-demand Canadian industries such as Accounting, Biotechnology and Life Sciences, or IT and Data Services? Join us for our webinar in collaboration with Facilitating Access to Skilled Talent (FAST) and learn about the free online program that supports immigrants in preparing for their Canadian careers through workplace culture competency assessments and industry-approved skills validation tools. You will gain an understanding of how to prepare to enter the…

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February 2022

TAC Newcomer & Refugee Artist Mentorship program – Information Session

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

WHAT DOES THIS PROGRAM SUPPORT? Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship program provides support for newcomer and refugee artists to develop their artistic practice and to further their integration and inclusion to Toronto. We define a newcomer as: an immigrant or refugee who has lived in Canada for less than 7 years; a refugee is a person who was forced to leave their home country and is now located in Canada. The total grant amount is $10,000. $5,000 is paid directly…

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Virtual Immigrant Business Expo 2022

February 19 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Free

All the information you need to start, grow, and manage your own small business in Canada. Organized by New Horizons Media Inc., in collaboration with leading immigrant-serving organizations in Canada, the first virtual Immigrant Business Expo (IBE) is a one-day exhibition including workshops and small business clinics for newcomer, refugee and immigrant business owners. Participants can join virtually from every part of the world. Canada has a long history of successful immigrant entrepreneurship. Many newcomers, refugees and immigrants aspire to own a…

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March 2022

TAC Newcomer & Refugee Artist Mentorship Program – Information Session

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Are you a newcomer artist looking to develop your artistic practice and connect with other arts professionals? The Toronto Arts Council (TAC) provides targeted funding to connect newcomer artists with mentors in their arts discipline. The grant is $10,000. Join our information session on March 8th, 2022 from 5:30-6:30pm to learn more.  Save Your Seat

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April 2022

Newcomer Rise Up: Celebrating inspiring immigrant entrepreneurs

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Immigrants to Canada have and continue to make outsized contributions to the country’s economic growth, enrich our communities and strengthen our prospects on a competitive world stage. While many of them work salaried jobs, several others choose the path that leads to entrepreneurship. There are currently more than 600,000 self-employed immigrants across the country, and over 260,000 of them have paid employees. Learn about 12 such inspiring immigrant entrepreneurs in a new weekly series called Newcomer Rise Up, which premiers…

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May 2022

Webinar – How to identify red flags in job postings

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free webinar: How to identify red flags in job postings

If you're moving to Canada as a skilled immigrant or have recently arrived and want to secure employment in your field as soon as possible, you would probably rely on online job postings. Most postings are a valuable resource, but some, unfortunately, lack information, are ambiguous, or even downright deceitful. In this free webinar, Michael Neblett, who is an Employment Specialist with Skills for Change, will share practical insights on how you can identify and not fall victim to "red…

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