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February 2017

Buying a Home – a Valuable Investment

Alison Strimas is Vice President (Retail Lending Services) Philip Moniz is Senior Manager (Retail Lending Services) at Scotiabank As in most countries, owning your own property is a valuable investment -in Canada the real estate market has…

Business: I Am Ready!

When you think of Northern Ontario, your mind may conjure up old-fashioned images of hunters, trappers, fishermen and barrel-chested lumberjacks, because this is the usual cast of characters who populate Canada’s mythic North. If you think…

Adapting: What’s Your Name Again?

One day last month a memo came from Human Resources: “Your employee, Chung Ming Min, needs to complete this form...” No problem... with one exception – who was Chung Ming Min? There were several employees in my division with the last name…

How to Write an Electronic Résumé

These days, rather than mailing résumés, most people use the computer and the internet for résumé writing and distribution. Many employers prefer receiving electronic résumés, because rather than reading every résumé, they are able to use…

Accept, Adapt and Embrace

Kerry Lambrie is an Employment Specialist with Inter-Cultural Neighbourhood Social Services. He tells us that the approach of adopting new values is unique. “The need to "Adapt, Adjust and Embrace" is a central theme we use in our ELT…

Immigrant Women’s Centre Awarded New Funding

June 11, 2012 - Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) has announced that 15 community organizations have been awarded a total of $999,267 from the TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund to support financial literacy projects. The…

Bring Your Family to Your New Home

Shortly after becoming permanent residents of Canada, our clients turn their attention to the issue of family sponsorships. Whether it be for elderly parents who are now alone in their country of nationality, or younger siblings who are…