A look at Canada Day through Heritage Minutes

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 12:00:06 +0000

Canada Day celebrations are back this year after being curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a day to celebrate the nation’s shared history and achievements. People can expect big events, fireworks and get-togethers with family and friends. Historica Canada, a national charitable organization that works to educate people about Canadian history, has been producing […]

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How immigrants can learn more about Indigenous people in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 15:00:37 +0000

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, an occasion to celebrate Indigenous people and cultures in Canada. Although immigrants oftentimes come to Canada not knowing much about Indigenous people, a recent Environics Institute survey suggests that immigrants generally want to support them, and one of the ways to do so is through learning. Since white […]

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How I succeeded as a newcomer to Canada

Credit to Author: Scotiabank| Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2022 09:27:40 +0000

I first came to Canada almost a decade ago as an international student. My family is mainly from Kolkata, India and when I graduated university, there was an opportunity to continue my education abroad in a foreign country. My dad and I went to an Overseas Education Consultant to explore countries which offered the best […]

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Making it official: How to apply for Canadian citizenship as a Permanent Resident

Credit to Author: Scotiabank| Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2022 10:42:55 +0000

So you want to become a Canadian citizen! You’ve made an excellent choice. Canada is known for many world-class offerings, like universal healthcare, hockey and ketchup-flavoured chips. It’s also welcoming to newcomers, with more than 20% of its population being born elsewhere. Getting Canadian citizenship can seem like an overwhelming endeavour, but we have good news. […]

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Are you eligible for Canadian citizenship?

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2022 13:00:56 +0000

Over 85% of Canadian immigrants become citizens, one of the highest rates in the world. The benefits of Canadian citizenship include being able to live permanently in one of the world’s most peaceful and economically, socially, and politically stable societies, enjoying one of the world’s most powerful passports, and having the right to vote, among […]

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How will Canada’s economy affect immigrant workers?

Credit to Author: Scotiabank| Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2022 12:00:34 +0000

At the beginning of the pandemic, immigrants who had landed in the last five years experienced higher unemployment levels than Canadian born workers. However, over the course of the pandemic, that shifted. As of January 2022, the employment rate for newcomers is now 7% above its pre-pandemic average. “Immigrants had this major decrease initially in their […]

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How Canada is encouraging newcomer women to play sports

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 14:29:43 +0000

Kruti Bhadarka has been a regular participant at the Moosejaw Newcomer Welcome Centre, since she immigrated to Saskatchewan in 2013. The community organization offers a variety of services to immigrants including sports programming that is tailored to newcomer women. “They have [events] twice a month,” Bhadarka said. “I try to attend both if possible because […]

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Newcomers buy 1 in 5 homes in Canada, Royal Lepage survey finds

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:58:05 +0000

Newcomers represent one in every five homebuyers in Canada and are projected to purchase 680,000 homes over the next five years if immigration levels to the country are maintained, a new survey commissioned by Royal Lepage shows.  The online survey queried 1,500 newcomers who arrived in Canada within the last 10 years. Respondents included immigrants, […]

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