All posts by IWC Team

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

6 Hamilton Muslims Respond to the Quebec Mosque Shooting

The terrorist attack in Quebec City that left six people dead shook the nation on January 29, when a gunman stormed into a mosque during prayer. We spoke with six Muslims at the Immigrants Working Centre's to gain a local...

/ February 6, 2017

Hamilton: get ready to meet a new cohort of welders

Mohamad Alshami is a professional welder from Syria – and is ready to launch in the Hamilton workforce. He’s worked for 10 years doing oil pipeline welding and heavy equipment repair. He comes from a long line of welders -...

/ February 1, 2017