Reflect on 2017, move ahead in 2018: tips from columnist Ivy Chiu

As 2017 approaches year end, the opportunity to reflect on the year that has past, and set new goals for 2018 is a way to start the New Year off right. In Canada, a common tradition at the end of each year is to set New Year’s resolutions; these are personal goals or commitments that […]

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What it takes to be an entrepreneur according to RBC Entrepreneur Award winner Ajay Virmani

Ajay Virmani has always been an entrepreneur at heart and has had the career journey to prove it. When he first arrived in Canada from New Delhi, he had humble beginnings as a window washer, then a brief stint as a life insurance salesman before eventually switching gears to work in transport. This move took […]

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Top four challenges international students face in Canada

Canada attracts students from all over the world. At last count, there were 266,620 international students enrolled across the country, according to Statistics Canada (2016). International students have high hopes when they enroll in a Canadian college or university. Many choose Canada because of the quality of the Canadian education system and opportunities offered, but tuition […]

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On the job hunt: land your first job in Canada with these five tips

We’ve all felt the emotional highs and lows that come with job hunting. If you are new to the country, those emotions of excitement and angst may intensify as you search for a job in an unfamiliar market. Deciding to move to a new country is a major decision. Taking steps to build your network […]

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Land your first job in Canada with these five tips

We’ve all felt the emotional highs and lows that come with job hunting. If you are new to the country, those emotions of excitement and angst may intensify as you search for a job in an unfamiliar market. Deciding to move to a new country is a major decision. Taking steps to build your network […]

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Three tips for newcomers to find the right neighbourhood in Canada

Moving — many of us have done it or can at least relate to the level of planning it takes. Whether you are moving across the city or across the globe, finding a neighbourhood that suits your lifestyle likely tops your to-do list. Buying a home and choosing where to live is one of the […]

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‘Tips for Settling in Faster’: Columnist Ivy Chiu offers newcomers advice

I was in elementary school when my family moved to Vancouver from Hong Kong. As a kid, I remember wanting to feel like I belonged to my new community and to integrate to Canadian culture, although much of what surrounded me was unfamiliar. What I couldn’t articulate at that young age was the ambivalence between […]

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