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Innovative Programs for Newcomers

Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario has long been a leader in innovative education. This is especially true for the field of immigration and settlement studies, and programs for internationally educated professionals. For newcomers who…

So Many Choices…

By Sandy Zwyer Now that you’ve made the move to Canada and picked up your copy of Canadian Newcomer – “The How-To Magazine for New Immigrants” – you may be looking for additional sources of information about your new homeland. If you’ve not…

Immigrating: Culture Shocked…eh?

By Consuelo Solar Most newcomers who have been to a settlement agency have heard the concept of “culture shock” during assessment sessions, job search workshops, or ESL classes. The term was coined in the 50’s by anthropologist Kalvero…

Housing: Rent to Own

There is middle ground between renting and buying a home. Every now and then, developers or builders offer a rent-to-own option. As with any home you decide to buy, you should always look at the fine print, run the numbers and get a second…

Green Homes

By Pankaj Tripathi Green choices, are decisions which are friendly to the environment, lead to savings, good health and prosperity for one and all. These choices range from minor lifestyle changes like drinking coffee in ceramic mugs and…

Free Services to Protect You from TB

by Nancy Hayahara The TB Immigration Medical surveillance process is designed to rule out active TB and to prevent active TB disease from developing. One out of 3 people in the world has the TB germ. Ninety percent will not get sick and…

Newcomers Overcoming Challenges

by Jamila Kyari Despite obstacles facing immigrants in Canada, usually bordering around recognition of foreign credentials, employment, language needs, education, culture-shock or changes in economic and social status, many continue to…

Immigrants: Unsung Heroes

By Aruna Papp Canada is a country built by immigrants. Over the past centuries immigrants have arrived from all parts of the world. They brought with them their skills and abilities that have contributed to Canada’s labour pool and have…