Newcomers to Canada

  • Living in Hamilton, Ontario Want to live in a big city with a hometown feel that’s close to nature with a growing but still affordable housing market? Our ‘Find a City’ series explores the ‘Manufacturing Metropolis’. Hamilton is the ninth largest city in the province of Ontario and is located approximately at the mid-point ...
  • Difference between entry-level and entry-point jobs Four steps to help newcomers look for entry-point jobs with potential After years of assisting newcomers find work in Canada, I noticed a common question they would ask is: “I met some longtime permanent residents to Canada and they told me that although I had a very high position before moving ...
  • Bernard Laryea motivates youth to pursue excellence With his Toronto youth program Dare to be Different; Motivational speaker, youth worker and entrepreneur Bernard Laryea remembers a time when he felt there was something missing in his life. The Ghanian-born immigrant describes it as “a passion that was burning inside him,” but was “trapped.” It was his desire ...
  • What does your handshake say about you? New to Canada? Avoid these 8 types of handshakes that will hurt your influence Have you ever wondered what your handshake says about you? Your handshake is like your business card. It conveys your confidence, credibility and influence without sharing a single word. Studies have shown this one simple gesture can ...
  • Helping newcomers at the Furniture Bank Meet Iranian-born Haydeh Mohebbi, who helps newcomers fill their homes from Toronto’s Furniture Bank When she came to Canada from Iran in 2003, Haydeh Mohebbi found herself in the situation many newcomers face. She was confronted with a monumental task: rebuilding her life from scratch. Arriving with her two daughters, and followed five ...