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May 2017

Child Support

In all of these cases, both parents are still legally required to support their children financially. The question is, how is it done? After a break-up, separation and support agreements can often be reached without going to court, which…

Jobs: Finding Your Perfect Employer

By Sandra Fletcher For many newcomers to Canada, finding work is a job in itself. Which employers are good? How much money will I get for the job that I do? Where will I be able to work? What is the right job for me and my family?

Life: Are You Going to Have a Baby?

“Pregnancy classes are great! Every week there is something new to learn,” says Huda, who is new to Canada and going to have a baby. Once a week for eight weeks, Huda joins a small group of pregnant women to learn about having a healthy…

Building the Network of Networks

In February, 2012, the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) announced an exciting new initiative: the Professional Immigrant Networks Initiative, or PINs. Sponsored by Scotiabank and funded by Citizenship and Immigration…

A Stepping Stone to Employment

Are you interested in working in the retail sector? Do you feel that your English language skills need some improvement in order to do this? Are you an immigrant or refugee who speaks English as a Second Language at an intermediate (CLB…

Anxieties of a Soccer Widow

Germans have an obligation to like soccer, in much the same way that Canadians are expected to love hockey. After all, we do count as one of the nations that is famous for its national team – along with Brazil, Argentina and, of course,…

The Catholic Immigration Centre (CIC)

The Catholic Immigration Centre (CIC) is one of eight settlement aid agencies that serve newcomers and refugees in the Ottawa area. Started in 1954, the organization has developed a variety of programs and resources to serve the settlement,…