The gig economy: a new way to look at career opportunities; pros and cons

Many of us grew up with the idea that a career was for life: you go to university or college, learn a profession or occupation, get a job in a good company and with some effort, time and luck, you’ll get promoted up the career ladder until is time to retire. Until about a decade […]

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‘Tips for Settling in Faster’: Columnist Ivy Chiu offers newcomers advice

I was in elementary school when my family moved to Vancouver from Hong Kong. As a kid, I remember wanting to feel like I belonged to my new community and to integrate to Canadian culture, although much of what surrounded me was unfamiliar. What I couldn’t articulate at that young age was the ambivalence between […]

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10 days until Toronto Career, Education and Settlement Immigrant Fair

In 10 days, Canadian Immigrant magazine’s dynamic tradeshow and speakers’ event, the Career, Education and Settlement Immigrant Fair, is returning to Toronto for the seventh year. The free event, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., presented on Saturday, June 3 (at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre), will feature a varied group of exhibitors from hiring employers, to educational institutes to […]

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Small-town Canada: living in outlying areas

Sitting in her large suburban home in Courtice, Ontario, my mom, Maria Jingco, tells me how lucky she is — she loves her family, her job, her country and the small town that she lives in. “I have it all,” she often says. It’s a reality that my Philippine-born mom only dreamed of when she […]

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A positive mindset is crucial for new immigrants

Sam Gill (name changed for privacy) and her husband, Jon, and two children met me at my office on the 29th day of their landing in Canada. They were stressed about fitting into their new country and their lack of employment. They found themselves alone in the city and complained of lack of social support. […]

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Winnipeg Career, Education and Settlement Immigrant Fair is this Wednesday!

This Wednesday, May 24, Canadian Immigrant magazine’s dynamic tradeshow and speakers’ event, the Career, Education and Settlement Immigrant Fair, is returning to Winnipeg for the second year. The free event, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., presented in Winnipeg on May 24 (at the Radisson Winnipeg Downtown Hotel, 11th floor), will feature a varied group of exhibitors from hiring employers like […]

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Last chance to vote for RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards 2017

Today is your last chance to vote for the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards of 2017. Canadian Immigrant magazine’s online voting phase for its ninth annual awards ends May 22, 2017, at midnight (EST). This coveted award recognizes and celebrates the untold stories of Canadian immigrants who have made a significant contribution to Canada […]

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Do you know what Canada’s national cocktail is? May 18 is the day to find out!

Here’s a little Canadiana you might not yet know as a newcomer … May 18 is National Caesar Day in Canada. Officially named Canada’s national cocktail by Parliament in 2010, the Caesar is a twist on a Bloody Mary using Clamato instead of tomato juice. The drink is virtually unheard of outside Canada’s borders. It’s […]

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