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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Keep personal information safe online

Credit to Author: Ivy Chiu| Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2019 04:09:46 +0000

Lots of everyday services like banking, the post office and even some medical care providers offer digital management services that can be accessed from a computer and likely a smartphone or tablet as well. Most of these digital services require you to provide personal information in order to use them which can come with risks […]

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Living in Calgary, Alberta

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 08:41:06 +0000

Looking to move out West? Calgary, Alberta, has a lot to offer newcomers. Our ‘Find a City’ series explores ‘Cowtown.’ Calgary is the largest city in Alberta, the fourth largest city in Canada, and boasts the largest immigrant population after Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. In 2010, Calgary’s immigrant population was roughly 304,000 — or nearly […]

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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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