Sister2Sister: A leadership program for immigrant women in Toronto

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 18:23:31 +0000

Created by two ‘sisters’ in 2019, the goal of the Sister2Sister program is to help immigrant women find their voice and build their networks. It’s for women who want to make a difference in their lives and their communities.

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B.C. invites 74 immigration candidates in new Tech Pilot draw

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:36:15 +0000

British Columbia’s latest Tech Pilot draw invited 74 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on September 22. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot draw held today issued invitations to candidates under the Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories. Selected candidates who were from the Skilled […]

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Preparing for interview questions in post-pandemic scenarios

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 22:54:14 +0000

One of the things you can do in 2020 is to be prepared  for the new set of interview questions. Here are a few of the questions that could feature in post-pandemic interview scenarios and the best way you can craft your answer. 1. What are you currently working on? In the post-pandemic scenario, there […]

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Landing your first job in Canada is also about your approach

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 22:12:38 +0000

Newcomer Nilay Savla who moved to Canada from India in September 2019, shares his experiences finding a job. He believes that: “It is not just about your education and experience. It is also about ‘how you approach’ the job market.”

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Biometrics no longer required for some Canadian immigration applicants

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 21:57:40 +0000

Canada no longer requires permanent residence applicants to provide their biometric information as long as they have submitted their biometrics in another application within the last ten years.  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has previously taken special measures due to the coronavirus pandemic such as allowing delays for biometric submissions if applicants are unable to submit them.  It is unknown as […]

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Canada’s immigration minister: 56,000 study permits approved in first stage

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 20:57:51 +0000

Immigration minister Marco Mendicino provided an international student update during a webinar today. He made two notable revelations. Mendicino stated that Canada has already issued 56,000 first stage approvals for study permit applications. Secondly, as previously reported by CIC News, the minister confirmed that the federal government, led by Health Canada, continues to work with […]

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Chocolatier and medical student among Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award winners

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 18:07:29 +0000

Immigrant entrepreneurs, activists, and academics across Canada have been recognized for their contributions to the country in a nation-wide immigrant awards program. The RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards acknowledges the achievements of immigrants across the country. The winners are selected by a combination of online voting, and a team of judges. “We’ve had a […]

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Canadians call for faster family reunification

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:00:02 +0000

Protesters once again took to the streets across Canada this past weekend, calling on the government to address delays in spousal and family sponsorship applications. Foreign spouses and common-law partners of Canadians are exempt from coronavirus travel restrictions, however, many couples are finding that they cannot even get a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) for their […]

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Online dating: Humour matters more than ‘good looks’ but immigrants struggle with local jokes

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 19:45:12 +0000

If humour is used in evaluating cultural fit in friendships, romantic relationships and employment, how long does it take for immigrants to navigate the culture of humour when making friends, seeking future partners or looking for jobs?

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P.E.I. issues record-breaking number of invitations in latest draw

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:06:12 +0000

The province of Prince Edward Island has invited 345 economic immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in a draw held September 17. After issuing the largest number invitations to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates on August 20, the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) distributed yet another record-breaking number of 345 […]

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