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

Standing together for Refugee Rights

Refugee Rights Day happens on April 4 each year in Canada. It is the anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision to recognize the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protection of refugees' fundamental rights in our country. Supporters from the...

/ April 6, 2017

5 Steps for Every Newcomer Job Searching in Canada

What does every newcomer need to know about job searching in Canada? Here are five important tips to add to your job search to-do list.

/ March 20, 2017

Blind Ambition: A story of hope

The goal of becoming a lawyer and businessperson may sound ambitious, but Halain Irakunda knows he is right on track. His story has sent a ripple through his English school, now known as the student who went from zero to...

/ March 2, 2017