Gratitude for Canada woven in red and white

Indian-born Minu Bhatia crocheted a Canadian flag to show her gratitude to her adopted country People usually forget a good deed done for them, others remember it but don’t think of reciprocating. Then there is Calgary-based immigrant from India Minu Bhatia. She not only fondly remembers the benevolence of the Canadian society, but has gone […]

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New to Canada? Be a culture shock absorber!

Indian-born Nazreena Anwar-Travas shares her experiences with culture shock! What awaits most immigrants to Canada is not just a new country or new currency or new cuisine. “Be braced for culture shock,” you might have heard your friends say when you were busy packing your bags. The culture there is so different!   What is this […]

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Study points to social integration as key for immigrant success

York University academic and associate professor Jelena Zikic wants to understand why some immigrants in Canada succeed professionally, while others don’t. An immigrant from Serbia herself, Zikic has been studying career transitions of immigrant professionals for several years, examining both personal and structural barriers to their career success in the Canadian labour market, as well […]

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A new voter’s guide for the Ontario provincial election

The 2018 provincial election in Ontario is on June 7. If you are 18 and older, a Canadian citizen and a resident of Ontario, you will soon be able to have your say in choosing your provincial representatives. If you’re a new citizen and have never voted here before, the process of voting may seem […]

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Responding with openness and tolerance amidst rising populism

With recent reports of the rise of populism and anti-immigrant sentiment around the world, it’s important to know: are Canadians more or less supportive of newcomers and ethnic and religious diversity today than a decade ago? Just last month, the Mowat Centre released the results of their survey, Portraits 2017: Immigration & Diversity. Comparing results […]

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