Canada broke another record by welcoming 341,000 immigrants in 2019

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 17:02:21 +0000

Canada continued its immigration record-setting pace by welcoming 341,000 newcomers in 2019. This is only the fifth time in its history that it has welcomed more than 300,000 immigrants in one year (the other times were 1911-1913 and 2018). Canada also exceeded the target it set in its 2019-2021 Immigration Levels Plan (330,800 immigrants) by […]

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Think carefully before you apply for a payday loan

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 20:44:55 +0000

How informed are you about payday lending? Payday loans are short-term loans with high-interest rates that are often available to people without or with poor credit history. When immigrants move to Canada, they arrive without a Canadian credit history. Unfortunately, even if they had a good credit rating in their home country, information is not […]

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New to Canada? Three tips to help manage your finances

Credit to Author: Amit Sadhu| Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 20:48:13 +0000

At the beginning of the year, we often participate in a time-honoured custom of creating New Year’s resolutions. This typically involves individuals setting self-improvement goals to fulfill throughout the year. And finances, particularly money management and saving, commonly make an appearance on resolutions lists. To start 2020 off on the right foot, below are some financial […]

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Accenture gives $1.1 Million grant to ACCES employment to help newcomers

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:32:41 +0000

Accenture has made a cash and in-kind services grant of more than C$1.1 million to ACCES Employment, a Canadian non-profit that helps connect employers with qualified workers from diverse backgrounds. Although nearly 300,000 people immigrate to Canada every year, only about 24% of foreign-educated immigrants find work in their professions, according to Statistics Canada. This grant […]

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The OTHER: do we have an us-versus-them mindset?

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:20:10 +0000

The concept of self requires the existence of “the other.” Sociologists use the concept of “othering” to describe how differences are understood and identities are constructed. People often assume that because someone has a different skin tone or dresses differently or has a different accent, they may not have much in common with them. They […]

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Celebrating the fifth annual Toronto Newcomer Day

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 03:02:39 +0000

The City of Toronto is celebrating Toronto’s diverse communities on May 16, 2019 with its fifth annual Toronto Newcomer Day. All are invited to join in celebrations to welcome newcomers in Toronto with activities and entertainment at this showcase of Toronto’s diverse communities. An important community-building event According to Vera Dodic, Manager, Toronto Newcomer Office, City […]

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 Common misconceptions about life in Canada

Credit to Author: Ivy Chiu| Date: Fri, 10 May 2019 13:02:41 +0000

On any given flight, many Canadians are returning home from a vacation, tourists are coming to visit, and others are here for business.  And sometimes, an entire family might be on a plane, ready to embark on their new life in Canada, about to set their feet down for the first time in their new […]

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Write your own prescription for a ‘nature pill’

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2019 02:42:34 +0000

Take your stress outdoors this spring! What if there was a free, natural, flexible and convenient remedy for stress? No prescription from a doctor required, no pill to remember to take, no restrictions about where or when to take the remedy, no unrealistic time constraints, not much planning required…would you be interested? I hope so, […]

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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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Job simulations are a growing new hiring trend

Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 05:39:46 +0000

You may be asked to showcase your skills in a test when interviewing for your next job The next time you head in for an interview, it may not be the typical question-and-answer format you’re expecting. More and more organizations in Canada are implementing creative interview strategies that go beyond the surface and dig deep […]

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