New film ‘Because We Are Girls’ tells story of three Punjabi Canadian sisters and their sexual abuse

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:17:30 +0000

The National Film Board of Canada has released a new documentary film about three Punjabi-Canadian sisters from B.C. Because We Are Girls, by Baljit Sangra, is a feature-length, intimate documentary about these sisters who have a devastating secret: they were sexually abused by an older relative beginning in their childhood years. After remaining silent for […]

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Canada welcomes 37 new citizens in a special ceremony on the Hill

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 05:59:15 +0000

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen welcomed 37 new Canadians on April 17, 2019, at Parliament Hill. Why 37? The special citizenship ceremony marked the 37th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter became part of the Canadian Constitution on April 17, 1982. The Charter is highly valued among […]

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Top tax season questions

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 05:32:58 +0000

Every year around tax time, Canadians call the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) with a variety of questions. Have a question about your taxes? See if it’s answered below Top questions for the CRA at tax time How do I change my address? You can do it online if you  are registered for My Account, MyCRA […]

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Inspiring influencers featured in this year’s Immigrant Women of Inspiration

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2019 05:58:25 +0000

Our sixth annual ‘Immigrant Women of Inspiration’ special picks four amazing women who are influencing change In today’s era of Instagram influencers, the notion of what influence is has perhaps become a little distorted. Real influence is about more than encouraging others on what shoes to buy or makeup to wear, it’s about inspiring meaningful […]

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Interim pathway for caregivers deadline June 4

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2019 07:17:57 +0000

Caregivers who came to Canada to provide care to Canadian families, in the hope of becoming a permanent residents can apply to the Interim Pathway for Caregivers. The deadline is June 4 to apply. “Caregivers came to Canada to provide care to families that need it, and it’s time for Canada to care for them […]

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Brazilian-born Elton Hubner shares stories through film

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 05:23:16 +0000

Elton Hubner always has a story to share. And he has lots of inspiration to draw from. Born in Brazil to a family of European immigrants, Hubner is what you might call a global citizen, having lived in Germany, Switzerland and Italy, and having travelled to 30 countries before coming to Canada in 2012. But, […]

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How to craft your unique value proposition

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 05:00:00 +0000

A value proposition is the answer to the two questions that your audience asks of you — the two questions that will help you progress to the next level, if answered correctly. And the two questions are: Why You? and So What? “Why should I hire you? Or choose your brand or buy from you?” […]

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Homecare services company offers caregiver services and career opportunities for immigrants

Credit to Author: Johnny Zhang| Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2019 05:45:34 +0000

Chinese-born Mary Lee heads up Homecare Group Canada Inc. Chinese-born Mary Lee is the successful entrepreneur behind Homecare Group Canada Inc., providing high-quality homecare services for clients, while offering hands-on professional training programs for those who want to be a nanny, a live-in caregiver or a live-out caregiver. Lee started her business a decade ago, […]

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Mentoring matters at Skills for Change

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2019 16:07:11 +0000

How three different mentorships have led toward successful careers for newcomers Knowledge is a powerful thing. At Skills for Change, we understand the value of career experience and the practicality of industry familiarity. Providing newcomers with employment opportunities is one of our most important responsibilities, but there is also great value in partnering a new […]

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Canadian Immigration Summit to explore immigration in a fast-changing world

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 02:26:11 +0000

Immigration is an important driver in a fast-changing world — that idea is the foundation of this year’s Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Immigration Summit 2019. Held in Ottawa, on May 8-9, the purpose of the 2019 summit is to explore how Canada can respond proactively to emerging immigration issues in a rapidly changing world. […]

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