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A new round of intake in the parents and grandparents program

This year, Canada introduced a new application intake process for the Parents and Grandparents Program. This change improves access to the application process and makes it more fair and transparent.Under this new process, people who want to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada first have to complete an online form. Earlier this year, 10,000 individuals were randomly selected from the forms received and invited to submit an application to sponsor their parents and grandparents. They were given 90 calendar days to submit their applications, meaning that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) needed to receive complete applications by August 4,...


Posted: Oct 2, 2017



New Canadians encouraged to start boating

The Lifesaving Society, Canada’s leading organization responsible for drowning prevention, launched an online boating safety program targeted to new boaters, particularly new Canadians who may be experiencing recreational boating for the first time. STARTboating is a comprehensive program designed to teach basic boating and water safety skills. The program was launched in English, French, Mandarin and Cantonese; followed by Hindi and Tagalog at the beginning of August.STARTboating consists of a series of online, interactive videos, which guide the user through the basic skills needed to safely enjoy a day on the water. While suitable for all boaters, the program was developed with...


Posted: Sep 6, 2017



Ontario expands immigration program

Ontario is continuing to welcome newcomers while helping the province’s employers attract skilled workers and responding to the needs of the labour market, with enhancements to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The program allows Ontario to nominate for permanent residence people who have the skills and experience needed to contribute to the province’s economy, helping employers to meet their labour needs.  Ontario is enhancing the program with changes to the following streams: Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream. This new stream is being launched under the OINP for workers in the skilled trades, which will help employers meet their identified need...


Posted: Jul 1, 2017



Finding a Canadian job that matches your skills

Internationally-trained immigrants find jobs through many innovative programs such as the Mentoring Partnership and Ontario Bridge Training.The Mentoring Partnership matches internationally trained newcomers with established Canadians in occupations-specific partnerships to learn about the Canadian job market. Partnerships run 24 hours over four months with 75 per cent of mentees reporting finding work in their professional field within 12 months of completing the program.In 2012, Andrew Bakos signed up with The Mentoring Partnership to become a mentor in the engineering field.Since then, he has mentored many internationally-trained engineering professionals from diverse cultural...


Posted: May 30, 2017



Internationally-educated professionals breaking down barriers

After arriving in Canada more than four years ago, marketing professional Olha Shmanko sent out many unsuccessful job applications.She couldn’t land a job in her own field because she either did not have Canadian experience or was over-qualified.Today, she is well-employed as a planning analyst in part thanks to the help of York University’s Bridge Training Program for International Educated Professionals (IEPs). The Ukrainian immigrant was among the graduates at a celebratory event recently.For immigrants like Shmanko, the certificate helps them bridge the gap between the professional skills and experience they obtained in their respective countries, and employability in Canada.“At...


Posted: Apr 30, 2017



CAREER STRATEGIES: 5 tips for landing a summer job
Posted: Apr 2, 2017


CAREER STRATEGIES: Maintain your children’s mother tongues
Posted: Apr 2, 2017


Don’t become a victim of immigration fraud
Posted: Apr 2, 2017


Lottery system for sponsoring parents and grandparents unfair
Posted: Mar 2, 2017


Occupations-specific partnerships match internationally-trained newcomers with mentors
Posted: Mar 2, 2017


CAREER STRATEGIES: Preparing for a job interview: Practise, practise, practise!
Posted: Jan 31, 2017


Applying for Canadian immigration: Get it right the first time
Posted: Jan 31, 2017


Investments in mentoring support skilled newcomers to Canada
Posted: Oct 31, 2016


Alternative careers: Taking a different path to meaningful employment
Posted: Oct 4, 2016


Canada starts a national conversation on immigration
Posted: Aug 7, 2016


Virtual mentoring connects global mentees with mentors in Canada
Posted: Jul 4, 2016


Entrepreneurship is increasingly attractive to newcomers
Posted: May 4, 2016


Self-employed newcomers, make dollars and sense of your income tax return
Posted: Apr 1, 2016


Newcomers, your taxes can help fund your new life in Canada
Posted: Feb 29, 2016


Newcomers, secure your financial future!
Posted: Feb 2, 2016


Warm up to your first Canadian winter
Posted: Jan 5, 2016


You can prepare and file your own Canadian immigration application, right?
Posted: Nov 1, 2015


Fall in Canada: Enjoy a great Canadian tradition
Posted: Sep 30, 2015


Opportunities for women in Canada
Posted: Sep 30, 2015


Mentoring partnership helps newcomers
Posted: Jun 2, 2015


Indian PM’s historic visit to Canada promotes bilateral ties
Posted: Apr 28, 2015


Moving to Canada? Do it right!
Posted: Jan 4, 2015


Tips for winter driving in Toronto
Posted: Dec 3, 2014


Don’t let Canada’s winter get under your skin
Posted: Dec 3, 2014


How to get acclimatized to Canada’s winter
Posted: Dec 3, 2014


Newcomers’ choice of destination in Canada makes a difference
Posted: Sep 1, 2014


Microskills: Helping newcomer women and youth
Posted: Jun 30, 2014


New rules for work permits
Posted: Apr 1, 2014


Small towns in Canada offer big rewards for newcomers
Posted: Dec 4, 2013


Canada welcomes the first immigrants under the Federal Skilled Trades program
Posted: Oct 2, 2013


How to make a successful offer on a new home
Posted: Jul 31, 2013


Finding the right neighbourhood for your family’s needs
Posted: Jul 31, 2013


Tips for newcomers: How to choose the mortgage that’s right for you
Posted: Jul 31, 2013


Tips for newcomers: How to purchase your first home in Canada
Posted: Jul 30, 2013


Brampton newcomers bus tours a success
Posted: May 1, 2013


Newcomers flock to Brampton
Posted: May 1, 2013


Toronto welcomes newcomers
Posted: Apr 3, 2013


Bridging program for internationally-trained nurses
Posted: Mar 3, 2013


British Columbia needs skilled labour
Posted: Jan 31, 2013


Get that Canadian job faster with these five simple tips
Posted: Dec 31, 2012


Canadian immigration system gets a makeover
Posted: Dec 4, 2012


Toronto is a magnet for newcomers
Posted: Oct 31, 2012


Planning on studying in Canada? It pays to listen to these gentlemen!
Posted: Oct 2, 2012


How College Students Can Avoid Credit Hassles
Posted: Sep 4, 2012


Speed mentoring helps newcomers to Canada
Posted: Aug 1, 2012


Does life in Canada meet immigrants’ expectations?
Posted: Jul 4, 2012


Why do immigrants earn less in their first years in Canada?
Posted: May 30, 2012


How to dress for success: Seminars and workshops on topics of interest to newcomers.
Posted: May 2, 2012


Interactive workshops for newcomers
Posted: May 2, 2012


How to reduce your Canadian tax bill
Posted: Apr 2, 2012


Champion of social justice invested with the Order of Ontario
Posted: Feb 29, 2012


Coping with the stress of coming to a new country
Posted: Feb 1, 2012


Immigration can be stressful at many levels, but there’s help at hand
Posted: Feb 1, 2012


Award for many years of serving the immigrant community
Posted: Jan 3, 2012


Schulich School of Business to build a world-class campus in India
Posted: Dec 1, 2011


Top marks for Ontario schools
Posted: Nov 2, 2011


How immigrants keep their language alive in Canada
Posted: Oct 6, 2011


Move-in advice for newcomers to Canada: “Be emotionally prepared”
Posted: Aug 31, 2011


Internationally-trained immigrants find alternative employment solutions and satisfaction in helping other newcomers
Posted: Aug 5, 2011


Ontario human rights system: 50 years of progress worth defending
Posted: Jul 1, 2011


Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services: programs and services for newcomers to Canada
Posted: Jun 2, 2011


Agency helps immigrants improve their chances of finding work
Posted: Jun 2, 2011


The Chaturvedis find their groove in Canada
Posted: Apr 30, 2011


Job prospects draw newcomers to Ontario
Posted: Mar 31, 2011


Top performers recognized for leveraging skilled immigrant talent
Posted: Mar 31, 2011


Amar Shah’s five tips to get you the job you want
Posted: Mar 4, 2011


Changes to the Immigrant Investor Program necessary, says minister
Posted: Mar 4, 2011


Understanding the changes to the Immigrant Investor Program
Posted: Mar 4, 2011


Canadian university in India prepping students for success in Canada
Posted: Jan 6, 2011


Tips to ensure success in your job hunt
Posted: Dec 4, 2010


Toronto is unmatched for its sense of community
Posted: Nov 14, 2010


Ontario opens doors to opportunities for new immigrants
Posted: Oct 16, 2010


A parent’s guide to bringing up caring, high-achieving children in Canada
Posted: Sep 3, 2010


A management student’s approach to finding the right university in Canada
Posted: Aug 6, 2010


Canadians Believe Overseas Compatriots Are Still ‘Real’ Canadians, APF Canada Poll Finds
Posted: Jul 15, 2010


How to choose an immigration consultant
Posted: Jul 1, 2010


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