Applying for Citizenship? Here are the changes you need to know.

Did you know the Bill C-6, an Act to amend the Citizenship Act, has become law? Some changes are effective immediately, but others will be implemented in Fall of 2017.

/ June 22, 2017

Life after genocide: Chantal’s Story

It was 22 years ago that Chantal Mudahogora’s entire world fell apart. “I lost all I had,” she explained. “We were living minute by minute not knowing what was going to happen after that.” Her country was in political unrest....

/ June 19, 2017

Celebrating Canada Day together for the first time

For Reem Suwaidan, this Canada Day is significant. It’s her first one in Canada. Arriving in Canada just eight months ago, she began attending English classes at IWC shortly after. Today, she volunteers with administrative staff while learning English. “I’m...

/ June 14, 2017

Newcomers get certified to work at heights

Ontario has rolled in a new law requiring all workers in the construction industry to have ‘Working at Heights’ certification. For newcomers to Canada, there can be barriers to accessing this training. IWC has stepped in the gap - offering...

/ April 25, 2017

Celebrating Sikh Heritage in Hamilton

When Vicky Thind first moved to Canada almost 20 years ago, it took her a few years to feel connected in her community. Now, she aims to bring together newcomers through community engagement. One of those ways is through her...

/ April 20, 2017

One woman’s path to Canadian citizenship

For many newcomers to Canada, building a life in a new country is full of anticipation and opportunity, but also challenge and obstacle. For immigrants who left behind an established life in their home country, starting from scratch can be...

/ April 6, 2017