New country, new questions, new home

SPONSORED CONTENT   Moving to a new country can be both an exciting and overwhelming experience. Before finding a permanent place to live, many people start out renting or living with relatives. Once you are more settled, you may be ready to buy your first home. Navigating your way through the Canadian banking system once you’re […]

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Citizenship Week pop quiz for the citizenship exam

If you are currently studying for the Canadian Citizenship exam, you most likely already know more about our great country than many Canadians who were born here do. Ask your co-workers and neighbours what the three parts of Parliament are, and surely you will be met with blank stares. While the official citizenship study guide […]

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Newcomer artists receive RBC Arts Access Fund

On the evening of October 4, art lovers headed to Project Gallery in Toronto for an exclusive opportunity to take in artwork created solely by newcomers to Canada. The event, more formally known as the RBC Newcomer Spotlight Celebration, was put on by the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Neighbourhood Arts Network to celebrate the recipients of […]

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Ontario Accepting Applications for Masters and PhD Graduate Streams


The Canadian province of Ontario has reopened two popular immigration streams for international post-graduates who studied in the province: the Masters Graduate stream, and the PhD Graduate stream. Both of these streams are connected with the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Through the OINP, the government of Ontario […]

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New Regulations Now in Effect, Making Canadian Citizenship Easier to Obtain


As of October 11, permanent residents in Canada can apply for Canadian citizenship — a process known as naturalization — more easily and sooner than before, following the implementation of key measures contained in Bill C-6, which was passed into law last June. Whereas previously permanent residents had to accumulate at least four years of […]

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Nova Scotia’s Express Entry Stream to Reopen for More Applications


The government of Nova Scotia has announced that it will accept up to 300 more applications through the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry immigration stream, starting at 9 a.m. local time (8 a.m. EST) on Wednesday, October 11. These applications will be accepted under Category B of the stream. A job offer is not required, but eligible […]

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Changes to Citizenship Act come into effect during Citizenship Week

On October 11, 2017, during Citizenship Week, changes to the Citizenship Act come into effect.  These changes include: reducing the time permanent residents must be physically present in Canada before applying for citizenship; amending the age range for applicants who must meet the language and knowledge requirements; and counting the days applicants spend in Canada […]

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Oakville Diwali Gala raised $281,000 for Oakville Hospital Foundation

The Oakville Diwali Gala is one of the most sought-after events in the Halton region of Ontario, Canada, and this year’s edition took place in September with great success. Traditionally dressed guests, members of The Oakville Hospital foundation, friends and families were all in attendance to celebrate the festival of lights in its true meaning […]

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Start your career in Canada as a freelancer, says contract work expert

So, you are a recent immigrant and seeking employment. You have probably already heard all the right advice. Design a great resumé. Send out effective cover letters. Create a full online profile, and network, network, network. You are doing it all, but not getting the offers you want. One way to turn things around is […]

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Autumn activities in Canada for family fun

  Autumn, or fall, is a season to celebrate the harvest and prepare for the arrival of winter. With the cool crisp air and the beautiful autumn sceneries, there is so much to appreciate about the season.  And there is plenty to do with families, too. Appreciate nature Enjoy the natural beauty of the season, […]

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