Continuing education benefits newcomers

Newcomer to Canada? Don’t overlook continuing education courses If you haven’t considered taking courses through the continuing education department of a post-secondary institution or school, you may be overlooking valuable opportunities. Continuing education courses are usually offered part time in the evenings or weekends, and some are offered online. The courses may be work-focused, academic […]

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How jobseekers can overcome being ‘overqualified’

It’s ironic isn’t it? You work hard your whole life, climbing the corporate ladder. You gather valuable skills and knowledge along the way. You become a better you every single day you step out of that office. Then when you unexpectedly find yourself looking for work, the “overqualified” hammer falls on you. Perhaps you’re moving to […]

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Living in Canada means living with wildlife

Wildlife safety tips in Canada Whether it is ducks in the park pond, squirrels in the trees, whales in the sea or bears in the mountain, living in Canada means finding ways to co-live with wildlife. While wildlife might seem cute and harmless, they are not household pets and can pose great danger. And it […]

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Cannabis Act stricter driving rules can impact immigrants

With the legalization of marijuana comes stricter driving laws, which could have an impact on immigrants and visitors The possession of marijuana for personal use has been legalized in Canada. But, along with that, there are new laws on transportation-related offences that could impact visitors and immigrants in Canada. On June 21, 2018, Bill C-46, the […]

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Helping newcomers at the Furniture Bank

Meet Iranian-born Haydeh Mohebbi, who helps newcomers fill their homes from Toronto’s Furniture Bank When she came to Canada from Iran in 2003, Haydeh Mohebbi found herself in the situation many newcomers face. She was confronted with a monumental task: rebuilding her life from scratch. Arriving with her two daughters, and followed five months later by […]

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Agility is today’s key soft skill for success

The ability to change quickly is what employers are looking for in an ever-changing workplace Not only is change happening every day, it is now happening at a faster pace and gets more challenging with each passing day. Hence, the new buzzword is agility. Organizations are recognizing the need to employ people who display agile […]

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