Category: WE DID IT

Volunteering increases skills for employment

Volunteering offers numerous long-term benefits, including practical work experience, professional references, networking opportunities and valuable community contributions. Ofelia Ramirez has discovered this firsthand, as someone who has used volunteering to improve her situation and increase her opportunities. Recently appointed to...

/ May 1, 2012

Newcomer Path of Education

Do you wondering what is your primary goal for employment? ...

/ May 1, 2012

Immigrant Spotlight: Marbell

Like many immigrants from Central America, Marbell Flores, her husband and their six-month-old son came to Canada in search of a better life, leaving the political turmoil of their native Nicaragua behind. The 53-year-old recalls her arrival in 1985 in...

/ December 19, 2011

Immigrant Spotlight: Ponsiree

Meet Ponsiree Sae Lim, a 38-year-old single mother who was born in Thailand and is determined to be an independent woman here in Hamilton. Before coming to Canada in 2004, she managed her own hair salon. She arrived as a...

/ November 19, 2011

Workshop eases job search

Job Search Workshop – JSW, is a free workshop for newcomers who need assistance in their job search in Canada. At the JSW, it is recognized that the main goal of the job seeker is to find the opportunity that...

/ November 19, 2011

Immigrant Spotlight: Julia Serna

Julia Serna loves to make fresh coffee for her customers in the Hamilton Farmers’ Market, and she is proud to be the original vendor of fair-trade, organic coffee in the Market. “She likes working with people, enjoys the opportunity to...

/ November 19, 2011