December 18 is International Migrants Day: statement from Minister Hussen

The Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship; the Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs; and the Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today issued the following statement: “The United Nations designated December 18 as International Migrants Day. It is an opportunity to remember the rights, contributions and […]

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The “Stay Warm” Winter Guide for Canadian Newcomers (Part 1)

Enjoy all the season has to offer while staying warm Every new immigrant has to get through it: that first Canadian winter. Temperatures well below freezing, snow blizzards and high winds can all seem daunting — if not downright terrifying — but it doesn’t have to be! Surviving your first winter in Canada can be […]

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Raising kids in a new country means adapting to new ways of thinking

Although the majority of immigrants try their best to embrace the culture and values of their new country, it is not always easy, especially when it comes to parenting. One of the biggest challenges for immigrant parents is understanding how to raise and discipline their children in Canada. More old-school styles of discipline including yelling […]

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 7 blogging rules to promote yourself in today’s job market

Content is still king, and a blog can be the key to get you to your dream job faster. Yes, savvy jobseekers are putting their skills to the test and blogging their way to rapid success. If you already have a blog, you already know that it’s a great way to establish your personal brand, […]

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Plan to tackle backlog of live-in caregivers waiting for PR, plus other caregiving pathways

After long periods of being separated from their families, participants in the Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP) may soon be reunited with their loved ones as the federal government looks to eliminate the program’s backlog of permanent resident applications by the end of next year. In 2014, due to exploitation of workers and long processing times, […]

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Improving the government oversight of immigration consultants

After paying an immigration consultant $4,500 to help complete her live-in caregiver application, Filipino-born Michele Marie Dulanas, a witness to a federal government report, said that upon arrival in Canada, her consultant informed her that the employer was not ready for her. The consultant proceeded to drop Dulanas off at a nearby mall, and Dulanas […]

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Nominations are open for the Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

Do you know a business or organization in Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Chilliwack that embraces diversity? Nominate them for the 15th Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards. Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Award Categories You can nominate a business or organization in the following categories: Champion of Diversity (Individuals Only) — Nominees of this category work  toward […]

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How to prove you’re in a common-law relationship for immigration applications

Most Canadian citizens and permanent residents who fall in love with and get married to a non-Canadian understand that they can sponsor their spouses to immigrate to Canada, and will often do so shortly after they get married. Many Canadians also understand that they don’t have to be technically married; they can sponsor common-law partners […]

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Reflect on 2017, move ahead in 2018: tips from columnist Ivy Chiu

As 2017 approaches year end, the opportunity to reflect on the year that has past, and set new goals for 2018 is a way to start the New Year off right. In Canada, a common tradition at the end of each year is to set New Year’s resolutions; these are personal goals or commitments that […]

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Find a job at the Mississauga Career, Education and Settlement Immigrant Fair tomorrow!

Are you a recent immigrant in Mississauga?  Looking for a job? You won’t want to miss the Career, Education & Settlement Immigrant Fair on Friday, December 8, 2017. Sponsored by Chatr Mobile, this free event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Living Arts Centre (4141 Living Arts Drive) will give your immigration journey […]

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