Who was Gord Downie, and why the Tragically Hip is considered utterly Canadian

  As a new Canadian, you may not have heard about the rock band the Tragically Hip — aka, the Hip — before immigrating to Canada. Today, October 18, 2017, the nation mourns the passing of its lead singer, Gord Downie, of cancer. In a statement to the public announcing his passing, Prime Minister Justin […]

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Ascend Canada conference encourages Pan-Asian professionals to ‘innovate to differentiate’

Ascend Canada, a non-profit Pan-Asian organization with a mission to advance pan-Asian talent, held its sixth Annual Fall Conference on October 12, featuring interactive workshops and thought-provoking panel discussions on the theme of “Innovate to Differentiate.” Ascend Canada, which offers programming throughout the year to develop leadership skills, and provide mentoring and networking opportunities, brought […]

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Multicultural marketing trailblazer Sharifa Khan is a finalist in the 2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

A record-breaking 6,400 women entrepreneurs were nominated in this year’s Women of Influence’s 2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards and multicultural marketing trailblazer, Sharifa Khan has been announced as one of the 18 selected finalists. Khan, the president and CEO of one of Canada’s longest running multicultural communications agencies, Balmoral Multicultural Marketing, is in company […]

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New country, new questions, new home

SPONSORED CONTENT   Moving to a new country can be both an exciting and overwhelming experience. Before finding a permanent place to live, many people start out renting or living with relatives. Once you are more settled, you may be ready to buy your first home. Navigating your way through the Canadian banking system once you’re […]

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Changes to Citizenship Act come into effect during Citizenship Week

On October 11, 2017, during Citizenship Week, changes to the Citizenship Act come into effect.  These changes include: reducing the time permanent residents must be physically present in Canada before applying for citizenship; amending the age range for applicants who must meet the language and knowledge requirements; and counting the days applicants spend in Canada […]

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Oakville Diwali Gala raised $281,000 for Oakville Hospital Foundation

The Oakville Diwali Gala is one of the most sought-after events in the Halton region of Ontario, Canada, and this year’s edition took place in September with great success. Traditionally dressed guests, members of The Oakville Hospital foundation, friends and families were all in attendance to celebrate the festival of lights in its true meaning […]

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Start your career in Canada as a freelancer, says contract work expert

So, you are a recent immigrant and seeking employment. You have probably already heard all the right advice. Design a great resumé. Send out effective cover letters. Create a full online profile, and network, network, network. You are doing it all, but not getting the offers you want. One way to turn things around is […]

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Autumn activities in Canada for family fun

  Autumn, or fall, is a season to celebrate the harvest and prepare for the arrival of winter. With the cool crisp air and the beautiful autumn sceneries, there is so much to appreciate about the season.  And there is plenty to do with families, too. Appreciate nature Enjoy the natural beauty of the season, […]

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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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Canadian immigrants who made it big share their best tips for entrepreneurial newcomers

Want to know what it takes to succeed in business? Who better to ask than Canadian immigrant business leaders who have overcome their own challenges as immigrant entrepreneurs to make it big? For Small Business Month this October,  business success stories like Maninder Dhaliwal, Robert Herjavec, Karim Hakimi and others share their business wisdom.   Maninder […]

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