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25 Ways to Survive Job Loss

Has your job defined you as a person? If you think your job is who you are, it is time to shed that notion. When you allow your job to define who you are, your identity is lost when...
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Community

Striking Friendships at the Workplace

Eight out of the 24 hours in a typical day is spent at work. That’s one-third of the day. That period typically sets the...

In Honor of All Mothers

Today, May 9 is Mother’s Day. It is a day to remember, honor and celebrate mothers. Maa. Mom. Aama. Mama. Maman. Mummy. Ammi. Mamma. Momma....

Trust Your Instincts

In the journey of life, and that includes life as an immigrant here in Canada, you must be intuitive, and act on your intuition...

Create Your Own Community to Thrive

Man is essentially a social being. What that means is that we are wired to be with and around people. Relationships build us. Relationships...

How to Be a Real Canadian

Light years, months, or even days ago, you were in another part of the world, with a different identity and heritage and values. You...

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

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...

15 Sure Ways to Start Right in Canada

Samuel Akuma was born and raised in Nigeria, a West African country where he had his first degree in Computer Engineering. Samuel came to Canada for...

Work

25 Ways to Survive Job Loss

Has your job defined you as a person? If you think your job is who you are, it is time to shed that notion....

You Can Lose Your Job

Don’t let the headline catch you off-guard. Life happens to even the best of us. People die every day. People lose their jobs every day. Businesses collapse every...

Five Things to Consider Before You Go for That Certification

An average immigrant is a go-getter because relocation is never an easy option in the first place. For anyone to decide to leave their...

How to Change Your Circumstances

The world is full of people who are never quite happy about their circumstances. These people know things aren’t the way they should be...

Beat the ATS Bot Without Fibbing

The primary purpose of developing resumes is to present yourself to potential employers on your skills, expertise, experience and other values that you can...

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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You Can Lose Your Job

Don’t let the headline catch you off-guard. Life happens to even the best of us. People die every day. People lose their jobs every day. Businesses collapse every...

Five Things to Consider Before You Go for That Certification

An average immigrant is a go-getter because relocation is never an easy option in the first place. For anyone to decide to leave their...

How to Change Your Circumstances

The world is full of people who are never quite happy about their circumstances. These people know things aren’t the way they should be...

Featured

Should Daylight Savings Go?

Do you think all of Canada should adopt this and make clocking less complicated? At the wee hours on the second Sunday of March, the...

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

25 Ways to Survive Job Loss

Has your job defined you as a person? If you think your job is who you are, it is time to shed that notion....

You Can Lose Your Job

Don’t let the headline catch you off-guard. Life happens to even the best of us. People die every day. People lose their jobs every day. Businesses collapse every...

Don’t Think You Need a Counselor? Think Again

It takes more than courage to go through the normal stresses of everyday life. Things can get pretty rough and tough at different times....

Trust Your Instincts

In the journey of life, and that includes life as an immigrant here in Canada, you must be intuitive, and act on your intuition...

Are You Depressed and Don’t Know It?

Depression is a major health challenge that is experienced by immigrants. Sadly, most don’t know it and many don’t acknowledge it. Marc Schenker, the...
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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...