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Undocumented Immigrants Are Ready to be Taxed

Myth: Non-Status immigrants don’t pay taxes.Fact: Non-Status immigrants pay property and sales tax but not income tax because they do not work legitimately. Immigrants who crawled through the border and the system, literally and figuratively, do not possess legal status...
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How Immigrants Can Keep Their Families Intact

A Lebanese Story Majd Kassim, a 27-year-old Lebanese was raised in the modern city of Beirut, a completely westernized city, though with strong traditional values....

A Letter To Non First-Generation Canadians

Dear Non first-generation Canadian: When you meet me and say 'Hi', I consider it rude. I actually think you are uncultured for saying 'hi'...

15 Easy Ways To Create A Social Life As An Immigrant

You are new in Canada where you have to restart every aspect of your life as an immigrant. Whether it is the war and...

Calgary Stampede is Calling!

My first recollection of the word “stampede” dates back to my childhood in Nepal when I heard about the death of hundreds of people...

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Undocumented Immigrants Are Ready to be Taxed

Myth: Non-Status immigrants don’t pay taxes.Fact: Non-Status immigrants pay property and sales tax but not income tax because they do not work legitimately. Immigrants who...

Why You Should Consider Canada for Higher Studies

It is no secret that Canada consistently leads the best countries brigade in the world. Whether it is for highly skilled workers to find...

With Government Support, Employers Can Employ International Workers.

Myth: Hiring international workers is complicated and time-consuming.Fact: With resources and support from the Canadian government, employers can more easily employ international workers. Hiring a...

Refugees Receive Limited Social Assistance From Government Authorities

Myth: Refugees in Canada receive greater assistance from the government than Canadian pensioners.Fact: Refugees receive limited, if any, social assistance from government authorities. A chain...

New Trends in Migration

Migration is set to remain the flavour for some seasons to come in Canada. That migration is external as well as internal. While external immigration...

Immigrant Highlights

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,...

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...

Work

Internationally Trained Professionals are caught up in licensing bottlenecks

Myth: Internationally Trained Professionals (ITPs) are not as qualified as Canadian professionals.Fact: ITPs face certain bottlenecks by licensing authorities before they get licensure, which...

Take A Commemorative Picture Of Every Phase Of Your Life.

I have pictures of every important milestone of my life ever since I discovered the power in this seemingly insignificant habit. A habit I picked...

With Government Support, Employers Can Employ International Workers.

Myth: Hiring international workers is complicated and time-consuming.Fact: With resources and support from the Canadian government, employers can more easily employ international workers. Hiring a...

1 in 5 Canadians are immigrants, but still too little

Myth: There are too many immigrants in Canada.Fact: It’s not about the number, immigrants are the engine of Canada’s economy. Canada's Immigration policy is a...

Immigrants Are More Self-Sustained

Myth: Immigrants are a drain on Canada's welfare services.Fact: Immigrants are not just more self-sustained, they are major contributors to the government's welfare purse...

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Eid Mubarak

Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid Al-Adha this week. The dates may vary according to moon sighting in different parts of the world. According...
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Why You Should Consider Canada for Higher Studies

It is no secret that Canada consistently leads the best countries brigade in the world. Whether it is for highly skilled workers to find...

Spirituality And How To Do It As An Immigrant

We often think of success as an attainment of something through hard work and with a dash of luck. That perception is incomplete, faulty, and...

How Immigrants Can Keep Their Families Intact

A Lebanese Story Majd Kassim, a 27-year-old Lebanese was raised in the modern city of Beirut, a completely westernized city, though with strong traditional values....

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How To Create A Desirable History: Black Immigrants In Canada

Join us in this important dialogue on how immigrants can help rewrite a new and better history of Blacks in Canada. To participate in the...

Finance

Undocumented Immigrants Are Ready to be Taxed

Myth: Non-Status immigrants don’t pay taxes.Fact: Non-Status immigrants pay property and sales tax but not income tax because they do not work legitimately. Immigrants who...

Financial Planning 101 For The New Immigrant

So, you are in Canada. What is the first thing that you tend to think of? Money. How to make money for survival, right? When...

Refugees Receive Limited Social Assistance From Government Authorities

Myth: Refugees in Canada receive greater assistance from the government than Canadian pensioners.Fact: Refugees receive limited, if any, social assistance from government authorities. A chain...

Perception and My Business

Entrepreneurial Mindset Series (EMS) "There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception"Ray Manzarek Putting Perception in the...
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Spirituality And How To Do It As An Immigrant

We often think of success as an attainment of something through hard work and with a dash of luck. That perception is incomplete, faulty, and...

Hold Your Positive Image. You Are Enough.

If there is anything any immigrant can relate to even if it is difficult to express in words, it is CHANGE. Every immigrant personifies that...

How to Survive Heat Wave

Canada is known for its bone-chilling winter the world over. But this week an exceptional heat wave is taking over the country leading to...

How to Deal with Chaos

As an immigrant, you would have been familiar with chaotic situations while trying to settle down here in Canada. But that doesn't even compare...

Yoga Your Way!

Walk through any street of any Canadian cities and you will see at least one yoga studio. It is apt that we talk about...
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Eid Mubarak

Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid Al-Adha this week. The dates may vary according to moon sighting in different parts of the world. According...

Calgary Stampede is Calling!

My first recollection of the word “stampede” dates back to my childhood in Nepal when I heard about the death of hundreds of people...

New Trends in Migration

Migration is set to remain the flavour for some seasons to come in Canada. That migration is external as well as internal. While external immigration...

The New Immigrant’s Summer Guide

Summer officially began this week in Canada. Summer means long bright days, trips, and holidays and with the COVID-19 restrictions slowly lifting off it...

Yoga Your Way!

Walk through any street of any Canadian cities and you will see at least one yoga studio. It is apt that we talk about...