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And maybe, just maybe, when your new friends hear about a job opportunity, they'll think of you.
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The first 100 days in a new country are often the most important. Getting acclimatized to your new surroundings, meeting new neighbours, and getting a better sense for how everything from health care to grocery shopping is done in your new home would enable an easier transition.
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Some observers insist that Canada's multicultural policies encourage newcomers to maintain their attachment to their countries of origin. This in turn makes it difficult for them to establish a proper connection with Canada. Defenders of this view rarely provide supporting empirical evidence.
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While the prospect of purchasing a home for the first time in Canada is an exciting and important step, many newcomers choose to rent for the first several months to a year (or longer) after their arrival. Before deciding whether to rent or buy, it's important that you know what you can afford, weigh the options available and take the time to make the right decisions that will ensure a successful future in Canada.
Aside from the ludicrous notion that anyone other than Canada's Native population is truly "old-stock Canadians," there is a certain divisive, chamber-pot snobbery to the term. It's not a celebration of "lineage," it's a wedge. It has no use other than to separate the speaker from others. Without even having to wonder why it was never used in our house, I know that my parents would have considered it vulgar. We are all "old-stock" Canadians, no matter where we're from, or how recently we've arrived.
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The prime minister says new Canadians are great ambassadors, and notes one in five Canadians are foreign-born.
Canada is a country that is proud of its multiculturalism. It was built on the backs of immigrants -- some who arrived a century ago, and some who arrived last year. People come to Canada with hopes and dreams of a better life full of financial prosperity -- but sometimes it can be hard to get there.
While most people in this country are in favour of welcoming new immigrants, a large portion of the population believes Canada’s policy is too open. That’s the conclusion from an interactive voice res...
A common misconception by most Canadians is that all immigrants (regardless of country of origin, religious background, ethnicity) face a common set of experiences (opportunities and challenges) as a group. There-in lies the basis of misunderstanding of the immigrant phenomenon by most Canadian-born residents.
Name: Greg Robinson Country: United States Why did you decide to come to Canada? The immediate reason I came to Canada was that I was offered a job as a professor in Montreal. The History Department a...
Name: Ivonne Serna Country: Mexico Why did you decide to come to Canada? For three reasons: 1. The great level of education that one can get here. The program that I'm currently studying at Ryerson i...
To many individuals and families around the world, Canada is rightfully regarded as a resettlement destination that offers immigrants and new Canadians a range of freedom. Why then, is there a legal obligation for individuals to take a solemn oath of allegiance to faithfully serve the Queen, her heirs and successors in order to gain full access to the democratic protections of Canadian citizenship?
Most Canadians feel immigrants are just as likely to be good citizens as people who were born here, a recent Environics Institute survey suggests. Canadians also don't appear to have problems with du...
Children who immigrate to Canada after the age of nine are far more likely to drop out of school and never go back, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at the census data of more than 100,000 ne...