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Good news for parent-preneurs!

Before you had a child, you worked tirelessly at a corporate job to make ends meet. After bringing your baby home, you decided to ditch the commute and the 9-to-5 to start a home-based business.Now you make your living from the comfort of your own home and have more time to care for your family and capture precious milestones, like the little one’s first steps. You’ve got the skills to parent your small business towards success, but do you know how to get the most from your income tax and benefit return?Big life events, like getting married and having a baby, are often followed by an outpouring of gifts from family and friends (bonus!). Unfortunately, this doesn’t happen when you...

Posted: Jan 31, 2020

Wanted: More immigrants at the top of the corporate ladder

Despite making up nearly 50 per cent of the population, Greater Toronto Area immigrants only make up six per cent of senior leadership positions across the public, private, and non-profit sector, according to a recent report published by the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC).While newcomer unemployment rates are at an all-time low, too many immigrant professionals are unable to move up to executive and c-suite level positions. The lack of equal access to professional development opportunities, as well as implicit bias and discriminatory practices have been identified as key barriers contributing to this trend.The report, Building A Corporate Ladder For All, explores key...

Posted: Jan 31, 2020

Low-interest loans help newcomers achieve professional success

Microloans from Le Moulin help immigrants and refugees who arrive with education, skills and experience obtain the training and credentials they need to achieve professional success.Last year, Le Moulin supported over 800 newcomers with its loan program, which has a repayment rate of over 97 per cent. On average, immigrants supported by a loan from Le Moulin more than triple their income.“We are excited to offer our program to skilled immigrants and refugees in Québec,” said Le Moulin/Windmill CEO, Claudia Hepburn. “As in the rest of the country, too many experienced, well-educated newcomers are underemployed because they cannot afford to obtain the training and credentials they...

Posted: Jan 4, 2020

Addressing underemployment among newcomers and other groups

Toronto Pearson, in collaboration with Deloitte, released of a white-paper titled Uncovering Underemployment: Tapping into the Potential of our Workforce. It explores the causes of underemployment wherein skilled people do not occupy jobs that call on them to use the full breadth of their skills and education and makes recommendations on ways to address it.“The area surrounding Pearson International airport is the second-largest economic zone in the entire country,” said Hillary Marshall, Vice President of Stakeholder Relations at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA). “Opportunities abound right here in our backyard, but we need to take steps to ensure that residents are...

Posted: Jan 4, 2020

Women entrepreneurs find success in Canada

Arwina Mogul has always had a natural curiosity about life.She was born in the Philippines, spending her childhood and teenage years in Manila and then Hong Kong where she taught herself how to code at the age of nine.Mogul moved to Canada when she was 16 years old after her parents divorced.By that time, she had four passports and had spent a lot of time travelling with her family.“I actually went to five high schools on three different continents. I was able to toughen up and handle situations maturely at a very young age,” she recounts.Mogul gives that tough love the credit when it comes to working in a male-dominated industry where you are the boss.Always a self-starter, in order to...

Posted: Dec 3, 2019

Common Canadian finance myths debunked
Posted: Nov 4, 2019

Language skills help newcomers get ahead
Posted: Nov 4, 2019

Immigration Matters focuses on the benefits of immigration at the local, community level
Posted: Sep 5, 2019

Canada attracts educated immigrants, but is the US a more desirable destination?
Posted: Sep 5, 2019

Citizenship ceremonies welcome new Canadians
Posted: Jul 3, 2019

Top things newcomers need to know about credit, finding jobs and starting a business in Canada
Posted: Jul 3, 2019

Mentors help newcomers achieve their goals
Posted: Jun 5, 2019

Canada celebrates 37 years of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Posted: Jun 5, 2019

Calgary selected as a welcoming Francophone community
Posted: May 1, 2019

Could you be missing out on benefit payments?
Posted: Apr 3, 2019

Newcomer discovers new opportunities
Posted: Apr 3, 2019

Tax changes for new families and small businesses
Posted: Mar 1, 2019

Newcomers also have to file taxes
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5 smart car tips to navigate winter driving
Posted: Feb 2, 2019

Beat the winter blues while helping your community
Posted: Feb 2, 2019

Are you ready for your first Canadian winter?
Posted: Feb 2, 2019

Easier to sponsor grandparents and parents in the revamped process
Posted: Feb 2, 2019

Settlement programs for newcomers to Canada
Posted: Jan 5, 2019

New report on the employment rates of new immigrants
Posted: Jan 5, 2019

People in Canada have good health and are living longer
Posted: Dec 4, 2018

Canada’s most affordable cities for raising a family
Posted: Dec 4, 2018

Communities across Canada benefit from increased immigration
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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