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Women, Attend Thrive Conference 2021

Women. Between the year 2000 and 2020, more women have immigrated to Canada than men (Statistica). In spite of this, Statistics Canada has observed that even though the majority come into Canada under the family class or the economic immigration...
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You Are Hurting Yourself

They were definitely not going to do this again. Never!It had seemed like an excellent idea initially and, indeed, it was. They had fun,...

Why You Should Take Care of Your Mental Health

A True Story. Steve had been with the company for about 17 years and was a well-respected senior technical analyst. You could hardly fault his reasoning. Hardly. He...

A Must-Read Story From Across the Atlantic

The setting is Nigeria of 1998. I graduated from the University and had to proceed on a one-year compulsory service to my fatherland which included...

Happy Labour Day 2021

Today, 6 September is the 2021 Labour Day in Canada. Labour Day is a statutory national holiday throughout Canada, every first Monday of September. Unlike...

How not to Joke at Work

Silly Dapo.Everyone seemed to be talking about the brilliant and charming senior project resource that was recently hired.I had not met him, but I...

Immigrate

The Top 20 National Immigrant Support Systems

Bravery is leaving all that is familiar to settle in a diverse multicultural society like Canada. It is not for the fearful or the timid. It...

Essential Workers: Endangered? Disposable? A Call for Change.

Workers that provide essential services have been the national heroes since COVID-19 disrupted our world but there is a growing concern that as the...

Afghanistan: After the Shock, What Next?

Afghans clung to a US Air Force C-17 transport plane in order to flee their country. Two people appeared to fall off the plane...

Apply for Facebook Fellowship Program for PhD Students.

Application opens August 3 and closes on September 20, 2021. Facebook Fellowship Program is open to support promising full-time PhD students (domestic and international) conducting...

Early Days as an Immigrant

I have come a long way from the day I started dreaming about Canada. It took a lot of research, paperwork, and submissions to...

Immigrant Highlights

Immigrant Of the Month – Adrienne Clarkson

Name: Adrienne Clarkson Career: Journalism; Politics Country of Origin: Hong Kong Moved to Canada: 1942 Location: Ottawa, Ontario Journey in one word: Phenomenal! Our September Immigrant of the Month is...

Early Days as an Immigrant

I have come a long way from the day I started dreaming about Canada. It took a lot of research, paperwork, and submissions to...

Immigrant Of the Month – Mohamad Fakih

On the pedestal as "Immigrant of the Month" for August 2021, The Immigrant Life is celebrating multiple award-winning and community-minded Mohamad Fakih, the Lebanese...

Immigrant Of the Month – Mariana Konsolos

Name: Mariana KonsolosCareer: Author, EntrepreneurCountry of Origin: UruguayMoved to Canada: 2000City: Vancouver, BCJourney in one word: Rediscover For the month of July 2021, The Immigrant...

Immigrant Of The Month – Samuel Uche Akuma

Name: Samuel Uche AkumaCareer: Technical Consultant at IBMCountry of Origin: NigeriaMoved to Canada: 2018City: TorontoJourney in one word: Tenacity For the month of June 2021,...

Work

Women, Attend Thrive Conference 2021

Women. Between the year 2000 and 2020, more women have immigrated to Canada than men (Statistica). In spite of this, Statistics Canada has observed that...

Jobs – The Frustrating Side of Canada

"If they insist on a meaningless Canadian experience, then I will create it and give it to them. What does it matter? Experience is...

Unsure of Your Career in Canada? Motion Breeds Clarity.

Galyna arrived Miramichi with her husband and two kids in 2015. Like any other immigrant, the joy of starting a new life in Canada...

Happy Labour Day 2021

Today, 6 September is the 2021 Labour Day in Canada. Labour Day is a statutory national holiday throughout Canada, every first Monday of September. Unlike...

How not to Joke at Work

Silly Dapo.Everyone seemed to be talking about the brilliant and charming senior project resource that was recently hired.I had not met him, but I...

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Women, Attend Thrive Conference 2021

Women. Between the year 2000 and 2020, more women have immigrated to Canada than men (Statistica). In spite of this, Statistics Canada has observed that...
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Step In and Step Up

Register for Thrive Conference 2021 at https://www.thriveconference.ca/ When I started The Immigrant Life on Canada Day 2018, I had very little idea how the podcast I was starting...

Jobs – The Frustrating Side of Canada

"If they insist on a meaningless Canadian experience, then I will create it and give it to them. What does it matter? Experience is...

Pay Attention to the Elmina Castle

In 2010, my family and I were in Ghana to submit our second application for the Federal Skilled Workers visa at the Canadian Embassy...

Featured

Don’t try to fit in. Stand out

Unlike many immigrants, Dr Adeola Olubamiji knew what she wanted to achieve when she landed in Canada in 2012 as a PhD student in...

Finance

8 wise things to consider before starting your business

Immigrants are strategic risk-takers, courageous, hardworking and are able to spot awesome opportunities. These skills are greatly aligned with some of the core skills...

How We Got the Most Amazing Win! A Must Read.

A colleague decided to be a part of a social purpose - raise funds for those in need through United Way of Calgary's annual...

8 Glaring Business Opportunities for Enterprising Immigrants

As lockdowns and restrictions are lifted, there is a gradual opening of the Canadian economy. Welcome to opportunity! The Immigrant Life seeks to provide you with...

Be Passionate but be on Guard.

You are most vulnerable when your passion is engaged. Passion is a lot of things and makes you do what you never envisaged.  Passion makes you...
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Pay Attention to the Elmina Castle

In 2010, my family and I were in Ghana to submit our second application for the Federal Skilled Workers visa at the Canadian Embassy...

You Are Hurting Yourself

They were definitely not going to do this again. Never!It had seemed like an excellent idea initially and, indeed, it was. They had fun,...

The Immigrant Integration Journey can be like Riding a Tiger

Some people have asked me privately why I seem to write and talk a lot more about the seeming intangibles of life than about...

Why You Should Take Care of Your Mental Health

A True Story. Steve had been with the company for about 17 years and was a well-respected senior technical analyst. You could hardly fault his reasoning. Hardly. He...

It’s Okay to Let Things Slide

Let things slide.Memorable day.I had a LOT planned for the day. Some who know me intimately would just shrug off that statement with a...
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Special

Women, Attend Thrive Conference 2021

Women. Between the year 2000 and 2020, more women have immigrated to Canada than men (Statistica). In spite of this, Statistics Canada has observed that...

Step In and Step Up

Register for Thrive Conference 2021 at https://www.thriveconference.ca/ When I started The Immigrant Life on Canada Day 2018, I had very little idea how the podcast I was starting...

Build a Career of The Future

As the music changes, so does the dance step change. I am not a party animal, but I enjoy dancing to good music. Music is...

The Immigrant Integration Journey can be like Riding a Tiger

Some people have asked me privately why I seem to write and talk a lot more about the seeming intangibles of life than about...

A Must-Read Story From Across the Atlantic

The setting is Nigeria of 1998. I graduated from the University and had to proceed on a one-year compulsory service to my fatherland which included...