How to build credit history as a new Immigrant in Canada

  New immigrant? This is how you build your credit history in Canada   Starting a new life in a new country is difficult, especially if you don’t have enough money to do it. In a 2015 study conducted by the Bank of Montreal Wealth Management, it was revealed that over almost 20 percent of immigrants arrive in Canada without savings. Also, a large percentage of those who have a bit of cash end...

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8 Steps to Landing a Job in Canada

How to land a job in Canada   Landing a good job is every new immigrant’s worry. Who wouldn’t be anxious about getting a stable and decent job after deciding to live in a foreign country?    One of the common mistakes made by immigrants is being overly complacent with looking for a job once they get here. It’s true that the government of Canada has a vacant post (tons of them actually) for...

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How to write a Résumé for Canadian Employment

Writing a Canadian-Style Résumé   One of the reasons why new immigrants find it hard to land a job in Canada is that they fail instantly on the first step: writing a résumé that wins over Canadian employers. A new immigrant or foreign worker in Canada planning to work in country must know how to prepare and present an appropriate Canadian-style résumé. Some ground rules:   Be concise...

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A Newcomer’s Guide to Opening a Canadian bank account

  Opening A Bank Account in Canada   Having a local bank account is important for someone who decides to live and work in a foreign land. Most Canadian employers would require their employees to open a local savings or checking account for payment as an international account would mean additional foreign transaction charges. A local account would also make it easier for you to apply for...

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Ontario Announces Updates to its Immigrant Nominee Program

BREAKING: Ontario reopens their International Masters and PhD Graduate Streams    The government of Ontario has kicked off the year with a flurry of updates, and at the center of these is its very own platform for helping locally-based employers to acquire foreign talents, the aptly named Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).   February updates   The latest of which is the reopening of...

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The latest Census results speak a lot about the future of Canada’s aggressive foreign talent acquisition

  The latest Census results speak a lot about the future of Canada’s aggressive foreign talent acquisition   If there’s one thing that’s hard to deny about Canada today is its relentless support with welcoming and allowing more migrants and refugees into its borders. There are tons of reasons, but the most evident among them is the labour shortage. For Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,...

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Going to Canada? You need to know what you can (and cannot) bring into the country

Canada is among the most accommodating countries in the world. However, that doesn’t mean that it offers no restriction on what you can bring into its borders. Yes, whether you’re a visitor, a temporary resident, or a permanent resident, there are certain rules you have to follow regarding this matter.   Plan to come to Canada? Here's what you need to know about what you can (and cannot) bring...

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Everything a migrant parent should know when enrolling a child in a Canadian school

  Canada is among the most welcoming countries in the world. Coming in fourth to China, Germany, and the UK (according to Amnesty International’s survey on admitting refugees), the Great White North has the most unique and aggressive immigration policy that continues to attract people from various parts of the globe.  Its education system is as equally commendable since Canada currently ranks...

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6 Reasons Canada Is A Safe Place to Settle Down

Canada scored 1.287 in the latest Global Peace Index report, making it the 7th safest country in the world, and enticing more to move here. In a 2013 article by The Canadian Immigrant, safety was amongst the top reasons why immigrants consistently chose Canada over other developed nations when it comes to migration.    Here are the reasons why Canada is undoubtedly a haven for...

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Canada Celebrates International Customs Day

On January 26th, the world will be celebrating International Customs Day.  This year, as the World Customs Organisation (WCO) Secretary-General Kunio Mikuriya revealed, the celebration will focus on promoting data analysis under the slogan “Data Analysis for Effective Border Management.” This means the global organization will encourage governments from different member-nations to utilize all...

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