Hot jobs for 2020: High demand across multiple sectors presents strong opportunities

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:55:22 +0000

There is plenty of good news for Canadians hoping to start the year with a new job, as well as those preparing to enter the Canadian workforce. Randstad Canada has reviewed data from across the country to determine the most in-demand jobs for 2020. Key trends are holding year over year. Notably, it’s a job […]

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What will your year 2020 look like? Review, assess and set goals

Credit to Author: Hazel Morley| Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 04:14:13 +0000

Every year offers an opportunity for a new beginning; for a fresh start. If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to look ahead and set some new goals and targets for 2020. Review the positives from 2019 It is common for some of us to end a year feeling deflated and disappointed […]

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The OTHER: do we have an us-versus-them mindset?

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:20:10 +0000

The concept of self requires the existence of “the other.” Sociologists use the concept of “othering” to describe how differences are understood and identities are constructed. People often assume that because someone has a different skin tone or dresses differently or has a different accent, they may not have much in common with them. They […]

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Canadian refugee makes history as UN delegate

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 20:54:19 +0000

With little fanfare, Canada made history at a recent United Nations conference in Geneva by having a refugee as part of its official delegation. While Mustafa Alio’s role as a state delegate had gone largely unnoticed, it marked a historic moment for the international community to – for the first time – have a refugee […]

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Five rules from psychology to help keep your new year’s resolutions

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 19:19:45 +0000

We are creatures of habit. Between a third and half of our behaviour is habitual, according to research estimates. Unfortunately, our bad habits compromise our health, wealth and happiness. On average, it takes 66 days to form a habit. But positive behavioural change is harder than self-help books would have us believe. Only 40% of […]

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Nova Scotia approves record number of immigrants in 2019

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 16:59:20 +0000

Nova Scotia has broken immigration records in 2019 as the province finds new ways to attract workers to sectors with the greatest need. According to a  Office of Immigration has approved 2,780 applications as of Dec. 27, up 21 per cent over 2018 and more than 300 per cent over 2013. As a result, the […]

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If in doubt, let them out — children have the right to play

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 12:19:05 +0000

[By Mark S. Tremblay, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa and Mariana Brussoni, University of British Columbia] New research from Statistics Canada’s Canadian Health Measures Survey reaffirmed the dramatic decline in Canadian children’s fitness seen over the past 35 years — with only one-third of Canadian school-aged children meeting physical activity guidelines. Other research from the same […]

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Bend it like Beckham musical comes to Toronto

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 12:08:45 +0000

Leading live-entertainment company Starvox Entertainment, Bend it Films and Kintop Pictures in association with TO Live, have announced the lead creative team of their upcoming North American premiere production of Bend it like Beckham: The Musical.  Playing from December 17, 2019 – January 5, 2020 at the Bluma Appel Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts, rehearsals […]

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Wise giving during the holiday season

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 09:19:48 +0000

The holiday season tends to ignite the spirit of giving in many of us. As you gather around with your family and friends to celebrate this time of year make sure that you’re contributing to the right charities. With thousands of charities in Canada and overseas seeking your contribution, make sure you do your research […]

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GTA immigrants nearly absent at top of corporate ladder, finds report

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 08:48:50 +0000

Despite making up nearly 50% of the population, Greater Toronto Area immigrants only make up 6% of senior leadership positions across the public, private, and non-profit sector, according to a report recently released by the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC). While newcomer unemployment rates are at an all-time low, too many immigrant professionals are […]

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