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Tax relief for first-time home buyers

As a first-time home buyer, what would you do with an extra $4,000? As of January 1, 2017, that’s how much the provincial land transfer tax rebate will give back to Ontario’s first-time home buyers.“That extra money could go a long way toward beefing up your down payment, covering closing costs or purchasing appliances for your new home,” advises Ray Ferris, president of the Ontario Real Estate Association. “The government of Ontario deserves credit for helping more young families achieve their dreams of home ownership.”The tax is calculated as a percentage of the property’s purchase price and is paid at closing. If your first home costs less than $368,000, the new rebate...


Posted: Mar 2, 2017



It pays to file taxes for newcomers and students

Moving to another country is full of new experiences – including doing your taxes in Canada for the first time.If you need a hand, you can get help from the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.Run by community organizations with support from the Canada Revenue Agency, the program helps people with modest incomes and simple tax situations do their taxes.The program is great for beginners, especially for newcomers who don’t yet understand Canada’s tax system.Trained volunteers at free tax clinics can do your taxes using electronic software to make sure the return is completed correctly.Yan Hu, who emigrated from China and has been using the program for the past few years, says she...


Posted: Mar 2, 2017



5 ways to make your resumé stand out

Whether you’re applying for a job straight out of school, looking to change careers, or get back into the field after time off work, the importance of having an all-star resumé is key.Your resumé is the first step to show off your experience and persuade potential employers that you are the right fit for a desired job. Hiring managers are often busy and will quickly glance at a resumé to determine if it goes in the “yes” or “no” pile. Set yourself up for success with these tips to make your resumé stand out:1. Incorporate key words. Highlight words that show how you delivered results or what you accomplished: words like “achieved”, “improved”, “managed”,...


Posted: Mar 2, 2017



How to ace a job interview

Congratulations! You have been invited to a job interview. You have probably heard much advice about the colours to wear and not to wear, the styles to avoid and so on.There is no one way to dress but it is always important to remember that a neat, professional, well groomed appearance is well received in most circumstances.Leave early for the interview – it is bad to be late! When you arrive you will likely be greeted and shown to a waiting area. Use the extra time to gather your confidence and quieten any stresses that may be betraying your nervousness. When you enter the interview room, shake hands with the selection committee chair and, if there is opportunity, with the other members...


Posted: Mar 2, 2017



Tips for going digital with your small business

Now more than ever small business should invest in developing an engaging digital presence to connect with their consumers. A recent study shows that 85 per cent of consumers are interested in doing preliminary online research before their purchase.Fortunately, there are many simple ways for small business owners to increase their online visibility at reasonable costs.Investing in creating a website is a good example. It’s not necessary to spend staggering sums; you only need to include some basic information about the business and relevant images and videos. Consumers increasingly use mobile apps to make travel easier and to find their way in the city, but also to discover their...


Posted: Jan 31, 2017



Do you need a business coach?

Posted: Jan 31, 2017


Simplified tax notices are now easier to understand

Posted: Jan 31, 2017


Newcomers, don’t forget to file your taxes

Posted: Jan 31, 2017


Mentoring programs give newcomers a great headstart

Posted: Jan 31, 2017


Life satisfaction: Do you have it?

Posted: Jan 2, 2017


Safe winter driving tips

Posted: Jan 2, 2017


Your job prospects in Ontario

Posted: Jan 2, 2017


How to apply for your dream job

Posted: Jan 2, 2017


3 festive season savings tips for newcomers to Canada

Posted: Dec 1, 2016


Buying a business in Canada? Prepare for the unexpected

Posted: Dec 1, 2016


Free language training for newcomers in Ontario

Posted: Dec 1, 2016


How to find your professional footing in Canada

Posted: Dec 1, 2016


10-minute home repairs you can do yourself

Posted: Nov 1, 2016


What’s in your file? How to get your credit report

Posted: Nov 1, 2016


Potential sources of deadly carbon monoxide at home

Posted: Nov 1, 2016


Protect your family from carbon monoxide

Posted: Nov 1, 2016


Entrepreneurs, improve your company’s productivity and boost your profits

Posted: Nov 1, 2016


Workforce empowerment: New job opportunities for Canadian newcomers and youth

Posted: Nov 1, 2016


Career strategies for new immigrants

Posted: Oct 31, 2016


What you need to know before buying a car and auto insurance

Posted: Oct 4, 2016


What sets a leader apart

Posted: Oct 4, 2016


3 eco-friendly ways to enjoy the great Canadian outdoors

Posted: Sep 1, 2016


How new Canadian tax benefit notices are making life easier

Posted: Sep 1, 2016


Newcomers’ guide to banking services

Posted: Sep 1, 2016


Canadian innovations in employment

Posted: Sep 1, 2016


7 personal mistakes that can crush your career advancement

Posted: Aug 7, 2016


77,000 jobs approved for funding through Canada Summer Jobs

Posted: Aug 7, 2016


What if the interest rates go up? Stress-test your mortgage

Posted: Aug 7, 2016


Tips on basics of home ownership

Posted: Aug 7, 2016


Newcomers beware: CRA/extortion scams

Posted: Jul 4, 2016


Learn to camp at Ontario Parks

Posted: Jul 4, 2016


Four signs you’re stifling your inner entrepreneur

Posted: Jul 4, 2016


Thousands use no-fee Global Money Transfer service from CIBC

Posted: Jul 4, 2016


Checklist for newcomers entering the workforce

Posted: Jul 4, 2016


Scam alert: Newcomers beware!

Posted: Jun 1, 2016


7 easy steps to improve your personal brand

Posted: Jun 1, 2016


Help for immigrants and youth in finding jobs

Posted: Jun 1, 2016


Identity thieves are trying to steal your life

Posted: May 4, 2016


5 online missteps a new business must avoid

Posted: May 4, 2016


A cash advance or a debit nightmare?

Posted: Apr 1, 2016


Newcomers, connect with your new community

Posted: Apr 1, 2016


5 things every modern entrepreneur needs

Posted: Apr 1, 2016


Is incorporating your business right for you?

Posted: Apr 1, 2016


Nine quick fraud-prevention tips for newcomers

Posted: Feb 29, 2016


What every student needs to do to land a job

Posted: Feb 29, 2016


Reaping the benefits of a temp job

Posted: Feb 29, 2016


When the job hunt stalls, it may be time to hire yourself

Posted: Feb 29, 2016


Do newcomers have to file a tax return?

Posted: Feb 2, 2016


Combating your first Canadian winter blues

Posted: Feb 2, 2016


Tips to help you master winter driving

Posted: Feb 2, 2016


Avoid fraud by being an educated investor

Posted: Jan 5, 2016


Help for newcomer women and their families

Posted: Jan 5, 2016


How to make the most of your online presence

Posted: Jan 5, 2016


5 skills that will put you ahead of the pack

Posted: Jan 5, 2016


Pradeep Mathur is driven by his own immigrant experience

Posted: Jan 5, 2016


Over 11,500 newcomers paired with mentors

Posted: Jan 5, 2016


7 pitfalls to avoid when running a family business in Canada

Posted: Dec 1, 2015


Most common home buying and selling errors

Posted: Nov 1, 2015


Most common home buying and selling errors

Posted: Nov 1, 2015


Connect Legal

Posted: Nov 1, 2015


Things you can do to protect your money

Posted: Nov 1, 2015


5 top tips to making a lasting impression in an interview

Posted: Nov 1, 2015


Initiative tackles skilled newcomers’ job challenges head on

Posted: Nov 1, 2015


7 easy steps to save money (especially when you think you don’t have any left to save)

Posted: Sep 30, 2015


Your guide to buying used goods in Canada

Posted: Sep 30, 2015


Canada Job Grant funding makes training possible

Posted: Sep 30, 2015


5 tips for reducing job interview stress

Posted: Sep 30, 2015


Help for newcomers to get job-ready skills

Posted: Sep 30, 2015


Know what you get when you buy a condo

Posted: Sep 1, 2015


5 tips for new car buyers in Canada

Posted: Sep 1, 2015


Tips for newcomers: Beware of aggressive door-to-door sales tactics in summer

Posted: Aug 1, 2015


Be prepared for a power outage

Posted: Aug 1, 2015


Canada Job Grants help train people for the job market

Posted: Aug 1, 2015


Tips for newcomers: How to protect yourself from the fraudster at the door

Posted: Jun 29, 2015


Five keys to maintaining your personal authenticity

Posted: Jun 29, 2015


Super Visa unites families

Posted: Jun 29, 2015


Cultural Access Pass opens doors for newcomers

Posted: Jun 2, 2015


Help for new Canadians to get into the job market faster

Posted: Jun 2, 2015


Simple dos and don’ts of home protection for newcomers

Posted: Apr 28, 2015


Buying a home in Canada is a learning curve for newcomers

Posted: Apr 28, 2015


Skills and training for in-demand jobs

Posted: Apr 28, 2015


Finding settlement and self-employment in Canada

Posted: Apr 28, 2015


Ready to move to Canada?

Posted: Mar 30, 2015


Helping newcomers get the skills for jobs

Posted: Mar 30, 2015


Embrace the cold!

Posted: Feb 3, 2015


Coaching classes for nurses

Posted: Jan 4, 2015


Mentoring Partnership impacts careers of skilled immigrants

Posted: Jan 4, 2015


Speeding up recognition of foreign credentials benefits all Canadians

Posted: Dec 3, 2014


Citizenship fast-tracked for armed forces members

Posted: Dec 3, 2014


311 Toronto celebrates five years

Posted: Nov 3, 2014


Helping newcomers to Canada achieve success with a $2 million investment

Posted: Sep 30, 2014


Newcomers access quick information about Canada online

Posted: Sep 30, 2014


It pays to equip youth and newcomers with skills and work experience

Posted: Sep 30, 2014


Helping newcomers start school in Canada

Posted: Sep 1, 2014


Skills training for newcomers

Posted: Sep 1, 2014


Canada is improving foreign credential recognition

Posted: Sep 1, 2014


Canada is improving foreign credential recognition

Posted: Sep 1, 2014


$3.3 million funding helps new Canadians get jobs faster

Posted: Sep 1, 2014


Agencies serving newcomers have a positive impact on the community

Posted: Jul 29, 2014


Health tips for newcomers

Posted: Jun 30, 2014


Newcomers to Canada have ready access to help with everyday legal issues

Posted: Jun 30, 2014


Immigration: Bridging research, policy and practice

Posted: Jun 30, 2014


New measures make it easier for newcomers

Posted: Jun 2, 2014


Training immigrant women for success

Posted: Apr 30, 2014


Home insurance tips for newcomers

Posted: Apr 30, 2014


Free workshop

Posted: Apr 30, 2014


CIIP: Preparing newcomers for life in Canada

Posted: Apr 30, 2014


Helping newcomers integrate into the Canadian labour market

Posted: Apr 30, 2014


A new start with Second Career

Posted: Apr 30, 2014


“At Scotiabank, we build relationships based on trust.”

Posted: Apr 30, 2014


Canada working to eliminate backlogs to reunite families

Posted: Apr 1, 2014


Assessment of qualifications for skilled tradespeople

Posted: Apr 1, 2014


Apprenticeship Forum targets newcomers for the trades

Posted: Apr 1, 2014


“Our first interaction with Scotiabank had a personal touch”

Posted: Mar 5, 2014


“I believe in working as a team with my clients.”

Posted: Mar 5, 2014


Tips for newcomers: Prevent identity theft

Posted: Feb 4, 2014


Tips for new Canadians to shop wisely

Posted: Feb 4, 2014


Sukhdeep Chohan: Teacher recognized for working with newcomer students

Posted: Feb 4, 2014


“Scotiabank staff went out of their way to win our trust and provide a positive experience.”

Posted: Feb 4, 2014


Get help in filing tax returns

Posted: Jan 2, 2014


Timely support for newcomers with job-ready language skills

Posted: Jan 2, 2014


Helping skilled immigrants succeed in Ontario

Posted: Jan 2, 2014


“The Scotiabank StartRight Program allowed us to transfer our funds to Canada smoothly and without any tension.”

Posted: Jan 2, 2014


“I believe in working as a team with my clients.”

Posted: Jan 2, 2014


Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy

Posted: Dec 4, 2013


A visit to Scotiabank proves beneficial to newcomers.

Posted: Dec 4, 2013


“I take the time to listen to individual needs.”

Posted: Dec 4, 2013


Starting life in Canada made easy

Posted: Oct 30, 2013


“Scotiabank’s financial advisor offered tips on building credit history.”

Posted: Oct 30, 2013


Strategy to help newcomers succeed

Posted: Oct 2, 2013


“We got more than we expected with the Scotiabank StartRight Program.”

Posted: Oct 2, 2013


“I understand newcomers’ needs, I have been in their shoes.”

Posted: Oct 2, 2013


Newcomer helps others starting school

Posted: Sep 5, 2013


Majority of newcomers to Canada not confident in their financial knowledge

Posted: Sep 5, 2013


“Everyone at Scotiabank is so positive and helpful.”

Posted: Sep 5, 2013


“Understanding your needs is key to good banking service.”

Posted: Sep 5, 2013


Canada issues over 20,000 Super Visas

Posted: Jul 31, 2013


It’s easier to apply for Canadian visas

Posted: Jul 31, 2013


“I go the extra mile to help clients understand the services available.”

Posted: Jul 31, 2013


Breaking down the “Canadian experience” barrier

Posted: Jul 31, 2013


For newcomers looking to establish credit history in Canada

Posted: Jul 3, 2013


Where 80,000 new Canadians get help with settlement and job search

Posted: Jul 3, 2013


Buying or selling a franchise: Tips for newcomers

Posted: Jul 3, 2013


“Scotiabank has made things really easy for newcomers.”

Posted: Jul 3, 2013


“As a recent newcomer myself, I empathize with my clients’ needs.”

Posted: Jul 3, 2013


Helping new Canadians integrate and succeed

Posted: Jul 3, 2013


Program for international medical graduates

Posted: Jun 5, 2013


Volunteers help newcomers hone job search skills

Posted: Jun 5, 2013


Funding for newcomer integration

Posted: Jun 5, 2013


Canadian internship program helps newcomers succeed in the job market

Posted: Jun 5, 2013


“I suggest the Scotiabank StartRight Program to international students.”

Posted: Jun 5, 2013


“I take the time to listen to an individual’s needs.”

Posted: Jun 5, 2013


Looking for a job offer from a Canadian employer?

Posted: Jun 5, 2013


Education information fair focuses on newcomers’ need for upgrading and learning new skills

Posted: May 1, 2013


“We felt valued at Scotiabank. They treated us like family.”

Posted: May 1, 2013


You planned your move. Let Scotiabank help you Start Right in Canada.

Posted: May 1, 2013


Newcomer students get help in finding their feet

Posted: Apr 3, 2013


Newcomers recall how Scotiabank eased their move from India to Canada

Posted: Apr 3, 2013


Scotiabank helps you Start Right in Canada

Posted: Apr 3, 2013


Over half-a-million dollars for newcomer settlement programs

Posted: Mar 3, 2013


Increase in childcare funding

Posted: Jan 31, 2013


Welcome to Canada! How may we help you?

Posted: Dec 31, 2012


Translating documents? Here’s a quick tip for newcomers

Posted: Dec 4, 2012


Helping internationally-trained professionals succeed in Canada

Posted: Dec 4, 2012


Toronto’s mentoring recruitment program a success

Posted: Dec 4, 2012


Ontario fine tunes immigration strategy

Posted: Oct 31, 2012


Understanding the nuances of English

Posted: Oct 31, 2012


Policies geared to help highly qualified newcomers to Canada succeed

Posted: Oct 31, 2012


Moving to Canada made easier

Posted: Oct 31, 2012


Online learning hub at TRIEC campus

Posted: Oct 2, 2012


Scotiabank’s alliance with Kotak Mahindra Bank will serve Indians emigrating to Canada even better

Posted: Oct 2, 2012


Newcomers’ top five concerns when buying a home

Posted: Sep 4, 2012


Sweet reward for ambitious Delhi family and Canadian bankers who helped them

Posted: Sep 4, 2012


Forgotten at the airport on Christmas Eve, foreign student vows to help other newcomers

Posted: Aug 1, 2012


Creating a better understanding of the Canadian workplace

Posted: Aug 1, 2012


Bridge training helps skilled newcomers find jobs

Posted: Aug 1, 2012


Become employable by Fall

Posted: Jul 4, 2012


How to get credit if you are new in Canada

Posted: Jul 4, 2012


This summer, newcomers discover Toronto by bike

Posted: Jul 4, 2012


More healthcare options in Ontario

Posted: May 30, 2012


Celebrating immigrant success

Posted: May 30, 2012


Building credit history is important for newcomers

Posted: May 30, 2012


Use caution at garage sales

Posted: May 2, 2012


Checking out a rental home or apartment

Posted: May 2, 2012


How to protect your home

Posted: Feb 29, 2012


Healthcare options for you and your family

Posted: Feb 29, 2012


Ontario is making it easier for businesses and entrepreneurs

Posted: Feb 29, 2012


New in Canada? Is a franchise for you?

Posted: Feb 29, 2012


Reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses

Posted: Feb 29, 2012


Global designation to help foreign-trained accountants

Posted: Feb 29, 2012


New Canadians have tax obligations, too

Posted: Feb 1, 2012


New to Canada and new to business?

Posted: Feb 1, 2012


How much home can you afford?

Posted: Feb 1, 2012


Over 6000 skilled immigrants mentored

Posted: Jan 3, 2012


Employment services for newcomers

Posted: Jan 3, 2012


Choosing the right home mortgage: Know your options

Posted: Jan 3, 2012


Scotiabank StartRight Program understands the needs of newcomers

Posted: Jan 3, 2012


How to rent a home if you have a large family

Posted: Dec 1, 2011


New car, or used?

Posted: Nov 2, 2011


ADVICE FOR NEWCOMERS: WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A HOME

Posted: Nov 2, 2011


“I try to go the extra mile to help customers understand the services available to them.”

Posted: Nov 2, 2011


To lease or not to lease a car

Posted: Oct 6, 2011


Read the fine print before you sign a lease agreement

Posted: Oct 6, 2011


Breaking the cycle of domestic violence

Posted: Aug 31, 2011


Helping new immigrants access Canadian healthcare

Posted: Aug 31, 2011


Feeling at home in Canada

Posted: Aug 31, 2011


“I guide newcomers on ways to start saving for a home.”

Posted: Aug 31, 2011


Dress Codes

Posted: Aug 5, 2011


Making sense of “For Rent” Canadian classified ads

Posted: Aug 5, 2011


Bridge training programs help newcomers train for jobs in their field

Posted: Aug 5, 2011


Dress to impress

Posted: Jul 1, 2011


When you check out a rental home or apartment

Posted: Jul 1, 2011


Funding for developing skills in newcomer youth

Posted: Jul 1, 2011


One-stop service a big help for newcomers

Posted: Jul 1, 2011


The freedom to follow my dream

Posted: Jul 1, 2011


Supporting literacy and development of skills

Posted: Jun 2, 2011


Solar energy company creates new jobs in Ontario

Posted: Jun 2, 2011


$1.6 million funding helps integration of broadly experienced foreign architects

Posted: Jun 2, 2011


Welcome Centres help newcomers integrate in communities

Posted: Apr 30, 2011


Canada’s bridge training programs help skilled immigrants get jobs

Posted: Apr 30, 2011


Newcomers, be wary of investment fraud schemes

Posted: Apr 30, 2011


Internship program gives Canadian experience to new immigrants

Posted: Apr 30, 2011


Easier to access government services

Posted: Mar 31, 2011


Ontario's Newcomer Settlement Program

Posted: Mar 4, 2011


Student life in Canada

Posted: Feb 3, 2011


Community services in your language

Posted: Jan 6, 2011


New Canadians know more about establishing credit

Posted: Dec 4, 2010


Specialized language training programs help newcomers succeed

Posted: Dec 4, 2010


Opportunities Ontario Provincial Nominee Program

Posted: Oct 16, 2010


India Rainbow celebrates 25 years of social service to the community

Posted: Oct 16, 2010


Online resource for newcomers

Posted: Oct 16, 2010


An innovative program to help newcomer youth in Durham Region

Posted: Sep 3, 2010


Programs and services for newcomers to Ontario

Posted: Sep 3, 2010


Prepare for your arrival in Canada

Posted: Sep 3, 2010


YWCA Toronto opens new women-only employment programs

Posted: Aug 22, 2010


Buying a home in Canada – is homeownership right for you?

Posted: Aug 6, 2010


Renting Your First Home in Canada

Posted: Aug 6, 2010


Micro loans for business-minded young people

Posted: Aug 6, 2010


Internationally trained engineers experience success through bridge-training program

Posted: Jul 25, 2010


BMO Bank of Montreal launches banking package for newcomers

Posted: Jul 25, 2010


India Rainbow's spectrum of services for new immigrants

Posted: Jul 25, 2010


Minister Kenney announces expanded on-line resource for newcomers

Posted: Jul 25, 2010


More international doctors practicing in Ontario

Posted: Jul 2, 2010


Government of Canada taking action on foreign credential recognition services overseas

Posted: Jul 2, 2010


Government of Canada to fund expanded overseas foreign credential recognition services in China, India, the Philippines and the United Kingdom

Posted: Jul 2, 2010


New IWES skills training program in Ontario to help newcomers launch career in Canada

Posted: Jul 2, 2010


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