Beat the Virus blues: 10 tips for staying productive while working from home

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:07:23 +0000

Suddenly, WFH is now a buzzword. For the uninitiated, WFH or ‘Work From Home’ seems to be the new norm in these extraordinary times. Thousands of people have suddenly been thrust into the reality of working remotely from home. And with “Social distancing” becoming another buzzword, WFH could be here to stay. Look at the […]

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Spring forward: could this be the time to try something different?

Credit to Author: Hazel Morley| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:13:55 +0000

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin As each season changes, I feel a sense of optimism and anticipation. This is especially so in the spring. Maybe it is because my birthday is in the springtime; […]

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Coronavirus: When Canadian compassion requires social distancing

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 21:58:16 +0000

Canadians are well known for their reserved politeness. If someone accidentally steps on our toe or bumps into us, we apologize: “Sorry.” We are also widely known as a compassionate people — we value personal autonomy, but also embrace collective responsibility. In times of trouble, we can usually be counted on to reach out in […]

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Tips for recognizing and rejecting Fraud

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2020 16:51:39 +0000

Did you know that March is Fraud Awareness Month in Canada? This is an opportunity to highlight the importance for Canadians to recognize, reject and report fraud. Statistics from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, Canada’s central repository for information about fraud, finds that, in 2019 alone, Canadians lost over $98 million to fraud. The Centre estimates […]

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Give yourself the gift of love

Credit to Author: Hazel Morley| Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 21:38:01 +0000

February is a definitely a special month for love – with Valentine’s Day and all the symbols of romance that surround us during this time! But, many of us are much better at loving other people than we are at loving ourselves. So, I want to bring focus on self-love. Most of us can be […]

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Immigrant Women of Inspiration 2020

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2020 17:51:05 +0000

Immigrant Women of Inspiration 2020 In honour of International Women’s Day each March, Canadian Immigrant has been recognizing some truly inspirational immigrant women in Canada since 2014. Several women are selected annually by a Canadian Immigrant judging panel for their achievements and influence in their area of expertise of sphere of influence. A new theme or […]

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A primer on changes to 2019 tax returns

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 20:36:24 +0000

A new tax season is upon us. Let’s warm up this winter with a primer on the changes to the tax return. The T1 tax return has a new look The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has reworked the tax return. More specifically, the line numbers that were 3 or 4 digits are now 5 digits, […]

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Winning advice for 2020

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:47:55 +0000

We asked a few of our RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants from 2019 to share their words of wisdom and inspirational tips as we take on 2020! Here is their winning advice.  Rola Dagher, President and CEO, Cisco Canada “Thirty years ago, I arrived from war-torn Lebanon with few possessions and no expectations; survival has […]

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The importance of soft skills in the workplace

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 21:56:32 +0000

Soft skills in the workplace are important at every level and everyone can benefit from working on them, from students to newcomers to well-placed professionals. When applying for a job or a promotion, your soft skills are as important as the hard skills i.e., the skill you need to achieve success on the job. As […]

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Wellness tools and resources to boost mental health are available to help immigrants thrive

Credit to Author: Baisakhi Roy| Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 22:00:48 +0000

Anxiety and stress can be overwhelming for those looking to build a new life in Canada. Settlement programs along with wellness tools and resources to boost mental health are available to support immigrants reach their potential and thrive in their new home. Thirty-five-year old Sharmistha Manna’s enthusiasm is both unexpected and infectious. The Indian-born immigrant […]

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