Canada’s Food Guide stresses plant-based eating

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:35:10 +0000

As a newcomer, shopping for and cooking food in Canada can be a little confusing as there may be many new, unfamiliar choices. It’s also easy to get trapped into unhealthy choices, as there are many convenience and pre-packaged foods and drinks available. Confused? The new Canada’s Food Guide, released on January 22, 2019, can […]

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Set your children up for homework success

School is in full swing; here’s how to help your kids succeed at homework! Helping children with homework can be challenging and frustrating, even with the parents’ best intentions. It requires careful thought and lots of patience, support and encouragement. Here are some tips on making homework less of a chore. Set up an optimal […]

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Newcomers’ guide to Halloween in Canada

Halloween (October 31) in Canada today is primarily about dressing up and trick-or-treating, but the tradition actually stems from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Celtic festival of Samhain Samhain was celebrated the day before the Celtic new year, Nov. 1, a day that marked the end of summer and the beginning of the winter. […]

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Small Business Month: startup tips for newcomers

October is known as Small Business Month throughout the country — a time to recognize the significance that the small and medium-sized business sector has in the Canadian economy. The majority of  Canadian firms are, in fact, small businesses; 1,143,630 out of 1,167,978 are small businesses across the country and 70 per cent (or 8.2 million) […]

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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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Pilot project to connect newcomers with hotel jobs

A new pilot project has been announced by the federal government that will connect newcomers with jobs in the hotel industry, while also supporting their language skills and integration into Canada. Tourism directly accounted for $41.2 billion of Canada’s GDP in 2017, but the industry often struggles to attract and retain enough employees to meet […]

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