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Settlement programs for newcomers to Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) funds services that help newcomers settle and adapt to life in Canada.These services include language training, information and referrals, help finding employment that matches newcomers’ skills and education, and help integrating into Canadian society.The Settlement Program and Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) assist immigrants and refugees to overcome barriers specific to the newcomer experience (such as a lack of official language skills and limited knowledge of Canada) so that they can participate in social, cultural, civic and economic life in Canada. The programs focus on four areas: information and orientation; language...


Posted: Jan 5, 2019



New report on the employment rates of new immigrants

A new report finds GTA’s highly skilled immigrants continue to face underemployment.Newcomers’ ability to find skills-commensurate employment has improved, however, the challenge of underemployment continues to persist and threatens the progress being made, according to a new report published by the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC).Fewer newcomer men are getting to the top of the pay scale compared to men born in Canada. Women newcomers only earn on average half that of their Canadian-born counterparts.Furthermore, the gap between the respective unemployment rates of newcomers with a Bachelor’s degree and people born in Canada has narrowed, but it’s still twice...


Posted: Jan 5, 2019



People in Canada have good health and are living longer

Data from the Global Burden of Disease Study shows that the overall health of Canadians is good and is consistent with other similar countries, and people are living longer with diseases, according to a study in Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).“These data show us that Canada is doing well, with a relatively high level of overall health, and with life expectancy and health-adjusted life expectancy that is on par with other similar countries in North America, Europe and Australasia,” says Dr. Heather Orpana, one of the study’s authors and a researcher at the Public Health Agency of Canada.The study, looking at disease trends from 1990 to 2016, shows that the leading causes...


Posted: Dec 4, 2018



Canada’s most affordable cities for raising a family

There are many factors that make a city an attractive place to live. One of the most important, especially for young people, is affordability. Several factors affect affordability, such as housing costs, income rates and the types of jobs available. Here are some key metrics to consider and how cities across the country stack up, based on Statistics Canada research and survey data.Consumer goods and services. Statistics Canada’s inter-city indexes show estimates of price differences between cities based on a basket of goods, including food, shelter, transportation and clothing. The combined city average is 100, but several cities score below this number. Saint John (New Brunswick) and...


Posted: Dec 4, 2018



Communities across Canada benefit from increased immigration

This new immigration plan will benefit all Canadians because immigrants contribute to Canada’s economic growth and help keep Canada competitive in a global economy.The new plan builds on the strong economic foundation laid out in last year’s levels plan and continues to responsibly grow the number of permanent residents Canada welcomes annually to 330,800 in 2019, 341,000 in 2020 and 350,000 – nearing 1 per cent of Canada’s population – in 2021.Minister Hussen highlighted the importance of economic immigration in spurring innovation domestically. That’s why the government’s immigration plan remains focused on attracting the best and brightest from around the world with the...


Posted: Dec 4, 2018



Come to Canada: online tool helps prospective immigrants
Posted: Nov 2, 2018


Helping internationally-trained newcomers get their credentials and experience recognized in Canada
Posted: Nov 2, 2018


Practical project experience opens doors to career opportunities for newcomers in Canada
Posted: Sep 30, 2018


Canada prepares to welcome more permanent residents
Posted: Aug 31, 2018


Employment strategy aims to help Canadian newcomers
Posted: Aug 31, 2018


The making of a new Canadian
Posted: Aug 2, 2018


Promoting ethnic entrepreneurship can help newcomers integrate
Posted: Jun 1, 2018


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