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Canada prepares to welcome more permanent residents

Based on the 2018 multi-year Immigration Levels Plan, Canada will welcome 310,000 new permanent residents in 2018, 330,000 in 2019 and 340,000 in 2020.Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has taken great strides towards improving its clients’ service experience.A reduction in backlogs and processing times is a cornerstone of that work. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, highlighted some of the substantial improvements that IRCC has made over the past year.IRCC has been able to reduce backlogs significantly and make family reunification a priority, thanks to a historic multi-year immigration levels plan. For example, the Live-In Caregiver...


Posted: Aug 31, 2018



Employment strategy aims to help Canadian newcomers

The Targeted Employment Strategy for Newcomers aims to help highly skilled newcomers get their credentials recognized and obtain Canadian work experience more quickly so they can find jobs that suit their skills and experience.The Strategy has three components: pre-arrival services, a permanent loans program and a pilot to help highly skilled newcomers obtain their first Canadian professional work experience.The Foreign Credential Recognition Program aims to improve the integration of internationally- trained newcomers into the workforce. The Program provides funding to and works with the provinces and territories and other stakeholders – including regulatory bodies, post-secondary...


Posted: Aug 31, 2018



The making of a new Canadian

Canada’s identity has been largely shaped by the significant cultural and economic contributions of immigrants. Citizenship ceremonies are the end of a long process of immigration, settlement and integration for a newcomer to Canada. Ceremonies are a moving and emotional celebration. Taking the Oath of Citizenship is also a necessary legal step to citizenship. New Citizenship Judge Major Claude Villeneuve presided over his first citizenship ceremonies on July 1, officiating first at a ceremony in Fort Edmonton Park, where he welcomed 50 new citizens, and then at Heritage Park Pavilion, in Stony Plain, welcoming another 50 new Canadians.Across Canada, 1950 people became Canadians...


Posted: Aug 2, 2018



Promoting ethnic entrepreneurship can help newcomers integrate

Ethnic retail clusters like the one on Spadina Avenue in Toronto act as a central gathering place for communities and contribute to city building, says researcher Zhixi Zhuang.Immigrant entrepreneurs and ethnic retailers are a vital part of Canadian society. According to researchers at Ryerson, supporting immigrant entrepreneurs can improve the economy, build immigrant success and knit communities together.School of Urban and Regional Planning professor Zhixi Zhuang examined over 110 suburban ethnic retail clusters in the Greater Toronto Area, in particular Chinese and South Asian retail areas in gateway communities such as Scarborough, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton, Markham and Richmond...


Posted: Jun 1, 2018



Ontario is investing in projects to help newcomers settle and find jobs

Laura Albanese, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and Dipika Damerla, Ontario Minister of Seniors’ Affairs, at the announcement.Ontario is helping newcomers and their families by investing in services and programs to help them settle into their new lives.Laura Albanese, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, made the announcement at Mississauga’s Centre for Education and Training.The province is supporting 236 projects that will meet the diverse needs of newcomers by expanding services to help them settle into their communities, such as improvements to language classes and job training. These projects will provide:Settlement and integration support including...


Posted: May 2, 2018



Action plan to boost Francophone immigration
Posted: Apr 1, 2018


75 per cent of newcomers find employment after participating in mentoring programs
Posted: Apr 1, 2018


IRCC expands its presence in China
Posted: Jan 3, 2018


What and how are newcomers buying in Canada?
Posted: Nov 30, 2017


A new round of intake in the parents and grandparents program
Posted: Oct 2, 2017


New Canadians encouraged to start boating
Posted: Sep 6, 2017


Ontario expands immigration program
Posted: Jul 1, 2017


Finding a Canadian job that matches your skills
Posted: May 30, 2017


Internationally-educated professionals breaking down barriers
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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