Category: WE DID IT

Fashioning her own future

With a passion for fashion, Olinda Manzano runs her own sewing design and alterations shop on Hamilton’s James Street North. / MICHELLE BOTH By Natalie Timperio Strolling down James Street North, Olinda’s Fashion Studio’s bright pink storefront and stylish mannequins...

/ June 3, 2015

Newcomer women learn DIY Home Repair skills at workshop

When Sumera Zaman moved to Canada two years ago, she didn’t have an interest in home repair. That changed when she learned the cost of hiring skilled labour in Canada. Now, she considers learning these skills a necessity for financial...

/ March 26, 2015

Getting Certified as an Internationally Trained Professionals

INFOGRAPHIC: Getting Certified as an Internationally Trained Professionals By Immigrants Working Centre

/ March 21, 2015

Your Guide to Internationally Trained Professionals

Do you know 57% of permanent residents welcomed to Canada each year are internationally trained professionals ... view infographic

/ March 21, 2015

Landing the Job

By Michelle Both Madhavi Manian brought six years of professional experience with her when she immigrated to Canada. Yet, securing employment came with challenges that surprised her. Each year, Canada welcomes nearly a quarter of a million permanent residents, one of the highest rates...

/ February 17, 2015

Ending the waiting game: A closer look at Express Entry

With a PhD and two Master’s, Mohammad Islam has been waiting four years to enter the job market. The new Express Entry system is hoping to reduce wait times for future immigrants. / Photo by MICHELLE BOTH By Anabelle Ragsag...

/ January 26, 2015