How to be self-employed as a consultant in five steps

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:00:27 +0000

Looking for a way to become self-employed in Canada? Become a consultant! Consulting is one of the best business models on the planet. I don’t think there is any other business that can beat consulting, considering the benefits it offers. It gives you an opportunity to add value to other people’s lives and businesses. It […]

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It’s time to change the way we teach English

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:50:31 +0000

As we move into 2019, the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages, it’s time to consider not only how we think about Canada’s linguistic identity but also how we might develop best practices for learning and teaching languages. Since 1969, Canada has recognized two official languages, English and French, but many people who live […]

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Canada’s goal of 1 million new permanent residents turning heads worldwide

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:11:54 +0000

Canada’s goal of admitting more than a million new permanent residents by the end of 2021 is gaining new attention internationally.   Recent reports by the BBC, CNN and others have highlighted how the three-year target is setting Canada apart on the global stage. As CNN reported, “Canada’s friendly stance towards new residents comes as many other Western […]

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Argentinian-born Javier Schwersensky heads up Winnipeg Humane Society

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:47:55 +0000

Javier Schwersensky leads the non-profit animal protection agency with compassionate leadership and communications savvy Javier Schwersensky was confident in his decision to immigrate to Canada from Argentina. Born in the city of Villa Ballester, a suburban neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Schwersensky felt his personality clashed with the culture in Argentina. “Given that I spent time […]

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What’s in the smart jobseeker’s toolkit?

Credit to Author: Connel Valentine| Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 21:41:48 +0000

New to Canada? Get more job interviews with these online tools You’ve just read a horror story online about an internationally trained professional working survival jobs, struggling to make ends meet and stuck in debt in Canada. You’re now worried your Canadian dreams will turn into a nightmare. Did you just make the biggest mistake […]

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Employers in Moncton, New Brunswick, turning to foreign workers to fill labour needs

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 16:25:16 +0000

The need for skilled labour is the biggest challenge facing employers in Moncton, New Brunswick, a new survey suggests, and increasing the number of foreign workers is seen as key to solving the problem.   The survey by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Moncton (CCGM) found businesses in the city of 72,000 are “increasingly focused […]

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Indian-born Naveen Seth leads restaurant chain La Prep

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:59:44 +0000

The serial entrepreneur heads up La Prep and Indian street food restaurant Chaska, after many other entrepreneurial ventures in India and Canada Thirty years after he arrived in Canada from India barely able to speak English, serial entrepreneur Naveen Seth traces the roots of his thriving business career to lessons his father taught him when […]

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Five survival strategies for spouses and partners of international students

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:17:59 +0000

It’s a new year and everyone with a project is busy again. But what about when you have your own hopes and goals, yet find yourself in an unfamiliar country supporting a spouse or partner who is an international student? Over the past two decades, Canada has experienced massive growth in the numbers of international […]

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2019: How will you enjoy the new year?

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 18:04:09 +0000

A new year. A new beginning. A new start. Words that resonate with immigration. Often at the start of a new year, just like the beginning of a new life in Canada, we look back at the past and review the good, the bad and the ugly. It is also traditionally a time when we […]

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Canada ranked 6th out of 167 countries in latest Democracy Index

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:34:27 +0000

Canada earned a 10 out of 10 for civil liberties and was ranked sixth overall among the world’s democracies in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s updated Democracy Index.   The index provides a snapshot of the state of democracy in 167 countries based on scores in five categories: electoral process and pluralism; civil liberties; the functioning of […]

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