Landing your first job in Canada is also about your approach

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 22:12:38 +0000

Newcomer Nilay Savla who moved to Canada from India in September 2019, shares his experiences finding a job. He believes that: “It is not just about your education and experience. It is also about ‘how you approach’ the job market.”

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How my family dealt with a health emergency during the pandemic

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 17:48:08 +0000

Recently, in August, my husband came back from a trip to the grocery store. As he was getting ready to cook dinner for a family of six (due to the pandemic, all our four children live with us now), something seemed off with his right hand. He left red and yellow peppers in the sink, […]

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Doing something special to mark a milestone birthday

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2020 21:42:24 +0000

More than fifty years after she came to Canada from Guyana, Jean Janki Samaroo decided to do something special to mark her 70th milestone birthday .  That’s how her book for Senior Citizens ‘Late Blooms’ and a children’s book  ‘Making New Friends’ came about.  

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Being there for each other is the COVID-19 vaccine we need

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:34:39 +0000

The decision to relocate to Canada with my family was tough because we had deep roots in Nigeria. Between my wife and I, and our two kids, those roots span over 10 decades. Leaving family and friends, and all the connections we built over the years – personal and professional, has been one of the […]

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The labels people give me vs. the labels I give myself

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 20:09:58 +0000

Recently, I learned that the proper label for me in Canada is BIPOC (Black/Indigenous/person of colour). I used to be a visible minority. Why do people who don’t know me classify me based on my complexion? I grew up mostly in India and New Zealand. In India I lived in Kerala, the state at the […]

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Finding inspiration and hope: Gu Zhenzhen shares her experience starting a new job during COVID-19

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 21 May 2020 15:12:16 +0000

I recently found myself waiting for a job interview with six other candidates in a narrow hallway outside a windowless training room at a Walmart store in Toronto’s west end. While many companies have laid off their workers amid the pandemic, Walmart Canada is hiring 10,000 people! During the interview, while an assistant manager was […]

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Newcomer artist Salbhi Sumaiya believes she is on the right track

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2020 01:51:11 +0000

I grew up in Dhaka, Bangladesh and moved to Canada in 2017, after  marrying  a Canadian immigrant. Initially, I was perplexed by the massive differences here with regard to the weather, landscape, food and demography, and expected to face many obstacles. But, in spite of the differences and the obstacles in my way, I must […]

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You are never too old to learn: advice from an aspiring Chinese-Canadian writer

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 11:02:58 +0000

[By Zhenzhen Gu] I have always had a passion for writing. When I was young, my mother encouraged me. So did my junior high teacher. When my first piece appeared in China Daily (overseas edition), I was thrilled, even though it was just the size of tofu. After that, I was hungry for more. I experienced the […]

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A proud Canadian-Congolese-Romanian believes Canada’s strength is our diversity

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:08:32 +0000

My name is Patricia Marie-Antoinette Mayaza Mwilu Kumbakisaka, and I am a proud Canadian-Congolese-Romanian. How often do you see Romanians with last names such as ‘Kumbakisaka’? You are probably used to see last names like ‘Florescu’ or ‘Stefanescu’. People call me the ‘citizen of the world’, ‘global citizen’ or the ‘United Nations’. When you first hear […]

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A newcomer’s dreams in Winnipeg

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 21:15:23 +0000

Young professional from India Amit Kalra shares his first six months in Canada The last year of my life has been a roller-coaster ride. Being a new immigrant in Canada, my voyage here has been full of surprises. I vividly remember the day, I received my passport with visa stamp on it, and I had […]

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