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I Love Free! Anything Wrong with That?

Entrepreneurial Mindset Series (EMS) What attracts you to try something new? If you did not have to pay for it, right? Free. Free, is as you know it…Free trials, buy one get one free, extreme coupling, promos, free public transportation,...
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Learning Indigenous History

By now we know that June is the Indigenous History Month in Canada. The national Indigenous History Month was first instituted in 2009, in an...

Use Your Superpower: Donate Blood

Today, June 14 is International Blood Donor Day. The day has two-fold purpose - to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products...

LGBTQ: What is this about?

How many of us, first generation immigrants, knew about Pride and its celebration before we moved to Canada? Chances are many of us were...

Drawing Strength from One Another

"Ask for help. Not because you are weak but because you want to remain strong."Les Brown Coping with COVID-19 and learning how to change our...

How Are You Planning for Retirement? A guide for first generation immigrants

Consider the words of Charles Kettering: "My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there." The future...

Migrate

Canada: New Permanent Residency Pathways Open Tomorrow

Tomorrow, May 6 candidates from across Canada will have the chance to apply to become permanent residents. Last month, the government announced an innovative...

If I Were the Prime Minister for One Day

The government could help an aspiring immigrant or refugee by making the processing period shorter and more transparent. Justin Trudeau is the present Minister of...

Wasting Immigrant Potential

“Despite a gleaming picture, immigrants find themselves mostly in a quagmire, which makes it hard for them to shine. Immigrants are too-often told to...

Canada is No. 1 Country in the World

Canada is the best country in this world.We are not saying this.Well, we are. That’s why we chose to move here.But this fact was...

Please Stay Back, Canada Asks Temporary Workers

Canada is recognizing the immense contribution that immigrants have made to fight the pandemic by opening new avenues for them to acquire permanent residence...

Immigrant Highlights

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,...

From One Immigrant to Another

It is unusual to meet an immigrant who had an easy transition. Almost everyone struggles with finding the right job, making enough money and...

Immigrant of the Month – Jibs Abitoye

Jibs Abitoye, City Councilor, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada.Founder, CEO Divineity Fashion Inc.Country of Origin: Nigeria, West African. For the month of May, 2021, we at...

How I Made It in Canada and You Can Too

Walk into those rooms, whether or not you think you’re deserving. You are meant to be there. Nobody is doing you a favor. Ehi Mabo...

7 Steps for Manifesting Success as An Immigrant

First generation immigrants have a lot to work for and look out for, to succeed in Canada. First generation immigrants have a lot to work...

Work

I Love Free! Anything Wrong with That?

Entrepreneurial Mindset Series (EMS) What attracts you to try something new? If you did not have to pay for it, right? Free. Free, is as...

Is Perception True Reality?

Entrepreneurial Mindset Series (EMS) Physicists have theorized that reality is what we choose it to be. But does this have a place in life as...

These Companies Are Hiring Right Now!

As Canada is speeding up the vaccination program and life is returning slowly to normalcy, the economy is showing signs of recovery. This means...

Keep Tab on Your Self-Sabotaging Behaviors

Entrepreneurial Mindset Series (EMS) We self-sabotage all the time, whether in business or in other aspects of life. There are countless examples of some of...

How I Dealt with Rejection

The other day I received one more rejection letter. The first word I find in the emails that I get now is “regret”. I...

Special

Eid Mubarak!

Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid-Ul-Fitr starting today marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Also called Eid-Al-Fitr, this year, it...
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Is Perception True Reality?

Entrepreneurial Mindset Series (EMS) Physicists have theorized that reality is what we choose it to be. But does this have a place in life as...

These Companies Are Hiring Right Now!

As Canada is speeding up the vaccination program and life is returning slowly to normalcy, the economy is showing signs of recovery. This means...

Learning Indigenous History

By now we know that June is the Indigenous History Month in Canada. The national Indigenous History Month was first instituted in 2009, in an...

Featured

Immigrating is an opportunity to rediscover yourself

Mariana Konsolos moved to Canada from Uruguay oblivious to what life here would entail. Her life had flipped from the comforts of Montevideo to...

Finance

Taking Control of Your Finances

Ask any immigrants and we’ll tell you that one of the major reasons why we came to Canada is to explore better opportunities. And...

The Culture of Tipping in Canada

Moving to Canada from any part of the world is always a welcome development for newcomers. Canada is ranked #1 in the Best Countries...

Understand your credit before diving into debt

Any immigrant credit and financial landscape are confusing and complicated and source of great stress. Using Borrowell and understanding your credit record is a...

Dump the Debt

People get into debt every day. For someone new to the Western way of life, it looks almost like this world is wired in...
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Immigrant Life Podcast

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Health

Use Your Superpower: Donate Blood

Today, June 14 is International Blood Donor Day. The day has two-fold purpose - to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products...

How I Dealt with Rejection

The other day I received one more rejection letter. The first word I find in the emails that I get now is “regret”. I...

Drawing Strength from One Another

"Ask for help. Not because you are weak but because you want to remain strong."Les Brown Coping with COVID-19 and learning how to change our...

Experiential Lessons from Working Remotely

"We like to give people the freedom to work where they want, safe in the knowledge that they have the drive and expertise to...

Stay Connected. Stay Resilient.

COVID-19 needs no introduction. It requires no definitions either. It is an 'alien' that invaded the world of us mortals roughly 18 months ago...
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Special

Eid Mubarak!

Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid-Ul-Fitr starting today marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Also called Eid-Al-Fitr, this year, it...

Ramadan Mubarak

The Immigrant Life wishes everyone celebrating Ramadan – a happy and healthy month. Muslims around the world are celebrating the month of Ramadan starting today....

11 Sure Ways To Lead a Healthy Life

If you need a community to reach out to, The Immigrant Life is here for you. The Immigrant Life is a community of and for...

Easter Sunday

In Christian cycles, Easter Sunday speaks to an empty tomb and this reminds believers of Jesus Christ that they worship a living God who...

Good Friday

The weekend from Good Friday to Easter Sunday is of special significance when Jesus is said to have died and risen from the dead,...

Founder's Desk

Perspectives by Dapo Bankole

Towards a Multicultural Canada

A 2016 study found that despite Canada becoming more racially diverse in the last decade, Canada has made little or no progress on racial...

Unconscious Bias: Are You Not Guilty?

The Immigrant Life urges you to take a closer look at your unconscious biases, question your preconceived notions and challenge them. Think differently. I came...

Golden Nuggets from Episodes of The Immigrant Life Podcast

“No one fails suddenly. Success or failure is always the result of an incremental series of choices, decisions and actions taken or not taken.” What...

7 Lessons from the School of Adversity

Life teaches us some lessons that may be contrary to previous learnings and doctrines. In that moment, we take our own lessons, we get...