Canada Immigrant

How To Avoid Getting Lost In Translation

Christine Shisler | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada
Christine Shisler

Have you ever tried to have an important conversation with someone but felt like they just didn't understand you? Then you might know the frustration ...

Newcomers Are Shaping Canada's Future In Important Ways

Christine Shisler | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Business
Christine Shisler

I am proud to live in a country that celebrates diversity and inclusion. Talented immigrants arrive every year to call Canada home, and these newcomers shape this country's future in important ways. Earlier this year, I wrote about the value of honouring the immigrants that help make Canada better. It was a broad call to acknowledge the social, economic and cultural contribution that thousands of immigrants make to our country.

Advice To Help Newcomers Successfully Manage And Grow Their Business

Christine Shisler | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Business
Christine Shisler

Getting a business off the ground takes many long hours and hard work -- but as any entrepreneur knows, it doesn't end there. Small business owners assume many roles -- from manager of sales and marketing to finance, HR and more. The challenge can be finding time to manage these day-to-day operations and grow the business.

Let's Honour The Immigrants Who Make Canada Better

Christine Shisler | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Business
Christine Shisler

Boyi's is just one tale among many immigrants who each have a unique story that helps define Canada. Their successes help build a country that is rich in diversity and a home where newcomers thrive. And as someone who has thrived by inspiring others, Boyi believes his meaning in life is "worth what I am for others, for the community."

Diversity Drives Markham's Economic Success

Frank Scarpitti | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Business
Frank Scarpitti

As mayor, I am often asked what the key ingredients are that make Markham one of the most vibrant and successful municipalities in Canada. The answer is simple. Diversity is Markham's strength. Professionals, business executives, retail operators and skilled trades persons come to our city from all over the world.

A Letter Of Gratitude To My Canadian Sponsors

Annie Kashamura Zawadi | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Living
Annie Kashamura Zawadi

My children and I were strangers, and you welcomed us. I will forever be grateful to you all. And as we see thousands of Canadians doing what you, my sponsors, did for my family, I can only be grateful to all of them as well, and tell the new Syrian refugees that they are in good hands.

I Am Playing Catch-Up With My Culture

TamilCulture | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Living
TamilCulture

At 21 years old, I realize that I have done myself a disservice. I can barely form a coherent sentence in my language, letters are foreign squiggles to me, and I find myself performing exaggerated gestures to communicate with my non-English speaking grandma. This is certainly not due to a lack of exposure to Tamil, but more as a result of a conscious distancing.

How I Came to Value the Tamil Money Club

TamilCulture | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada
TamilCulture

I knew him for a while. He landed in Canada 28 years back without a penny. He got a job in the kitchen of a restaurant immediately and earned minimum ...

Why Should I Apologize For Having a Complex Identity?

Hana Shafi | Posted 01.18.2015 | Canada Living
Hana Shafi

Girls like me are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Our critiques about, let's say, the misogyny within our community are so often co-opted by white Eurocentric feminism as a kind of "see, look, the oppressed brown women need us!" And at the same time, I don't want to silence myself from critiquing by own community just because I'm scared that some white feminists may twist my words.

My Canada Is Defined By Homemade Pasta, Not Tim Horton's

Julie Rusciolelli | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Living
Julie Rusciolelli

My parents raised me with an Italian paintbrush against a stark blank Canadian canvas which we discovered together slowly and willingly as a family, and on my own life's journey through school, work, marriage and raising a family.

We Need More Immigrant Success Stories

Jeremy Diamond | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada Impact
Jeremy Diamond

The recent enthusiasm to hear immigrants tell their stories is a positive step for Canada, and will bring us towards a better understanding of the shared experiences that make up our collective identity. As anyone with a good storyteller in their family knows, a compelling story warrants being told over, and over, and over again.

That Immigrant Fixing Your House Probably Saw Hell

Avrum Rosensweig | Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada
Avrum Rosensweig

Many people who are affected by war don't make it into the history books. One of them walked into my home the other day to install California shutters. He was born in 1960, the same year as I was. His name is Thic and he remembers well the corpses piled up outside his home after America changed her policy and pulled out her troops. Our world is populated by Thics.

Immigrants Healthier Than Canadian-Born Citizens, Study Finds

CBC | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada Living

The healthy immigrant effect persists, according to a Statistics Canada study released Wednesday that found immigrants are generally healthier than Ca...