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Students can put money back in their pockets by filing their taxes

Post-secondary school can be overwhelming. While coffee may seem like the solution to any problem, putting a little money back in your pocket with tax savings might be the better answer.Even if you have no income to report, you can still take advantage of several credits and benefits.Here are a few tips to help you:File your tax return. To take advantage of all of the tax credits and benefits available, you have to file your income tax and benefit return with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).Why not file it online? It’s fast, easy, and secure.There’s also a wide range of software programs you can use, including some that are free.More information is available at

Posted: Mar 2, 2017

Want to make a career change? Find a career that you are passionate about

Finding a career that you are passionate about does not always happen in high school.Many discover their true passion after years of work in a field and strive to achieve their career goals in a new industry.This is something many newcomers are familiar with, having had to explore new career options in a new country. In high school, Danielle Waignein held herself back, believing she didn’t have the smarts to follow her vision.After graduating, she worked as a hairstylist for a decade and picked up some courses here and there at her local community college, but always had a passion for medicine and science.After a crosscountry move, raising a family, and other life obligations, she found...

Posted: Jan 31, 2017

How to get free money for your child’s education

Newcomers move to Canada for many reasons, a better life and more opportunities for their children being just two of them.Not only is education a basic right, but these days a good education is necessary in order to earn a living and maintain a suitable lifestyle.In fact, according to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 70 per cent of new jobs in the coming decade will require a post-secondary education.But affording post-secondary education isn’t always easy. Fortunately, the federal government has developed funding for post-secondary schooling. Qualifying families are even eligible to receive free money with no contribution. All you need to do to access this for your child is...

Posted: Dec 1, 2016

Careers in skilled trades for newcomers and youth

According to a recent Canadian report, there will be projected labour shortages in a number of skilled trades, including industrial and power system electricians, supervisors in railway and motor transportation occupations.Skilled trades impact virtually all aspects of our day-to-day lives. Without properly trained skilled trades-people on the job, many of the things we take for granted on a daily basis could be jeopardized.We rely on the thousands of skilled tradespeople in Ontario to be able to safely drive to the grocery store, visit restaurants, take public transit without worry, and keep the lights on in our homes and workplaces.Yet, according to a recently released report by...

Posted: Oct 4, 2016

Careers in skilled trades are increasingly popular

A recent Ipsos Reid poll indicates Ontarians are overwhelmingly in favour of the promotion of skilled trades as a viable career choice.The poll shows that 96 per cent of Ontario residents are supportive of the Ontario College of Trades’ mandate to promote the skilled trades to young people and underrepresented groups. The College is the regulatory body for the province’s skilled trades industry.“Our belief is that a career in the skilled trades should be a first-choice for more youth, for aboriginals, new Canadians, and for those who are interested in a second career,” says the College’s CEO, David Tsubouchi. “And this poll shows that Ontarians are with us.”Some experts...

Posted: Sep 1, 2015

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Specialist high skill major program
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Summertime...and the working is easy!
Posted: Apr 30, 2011

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Students can now apply for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) three months earlier
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Ontario invests in Education
Posted: Mar 4, 2011

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Posted: Mar 4, 2011

57 per cent of Canadian students say they plan to work while studying
Posted: Jan 6, 2011

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Posted: Jan 6, 2011

Canadian university presidents visit India
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Posted: Oct 16, 2010

Canada works to welcome more Chinese students to Canadian colleges
Posted: Oct 1, 2010

Ontario expands PNP to Master’s Students
Posted: Oct 1, 2010

Public Mobile gives 5,000 students free school supplies
Posted: Sep 14, 2010

CUAC helps international students ease into campus life in Canada
Posted: Sep 3, 2010

UFCW Canada scholarships for the children of migrant workers
Posted: Aug 6, 2010

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Posted: Aug 6, 2010

Ontario opens Its doors to students from India
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