Tag: canada

Start all over again

Judith Atwiine and Geoffrey Tumwesigye immigrated to Canada as Foreign Trained Professionals according to Canadian rules for skilled immigrants. Between them and their year-long quest for a stable Canadian life stood unforeseen medical bills and living expenses, an unimagined slow job market, and worst of all, a dishonest landlord. However,...

/ September 17, 2012

Hamilton’s Top Five Most Welcoming Spaces (for newcomer women)

The public spaces in our city play an important role in determining how inclusive and welcoming Hamilton is. Community spaces can be both inclusive and exclusive to different people for different reasons. To determine in which public spaces newcomer women...

/ September 6, 2012

My name as a barrier

You don’t actually need to be an immigrant to be an immigrant. Born and raised in Canada, some would think I would be as “Canadian” as the next person. But society tells me otherwise. I have not been through any immigration process, I have not had...

/ September 5, 2012

Uniting Hamilton’s Russian community

Conserving your cultural heritage in a new country doesn’t always happen naturally. The balance between adapting to your new home and maintaining your values and traditions takes careful harmonizing. Veronika Vakhova found that celebrating her heritage was especially difficult without...

/ July 9, 2012

Family granted citizenship at ceremony

For many new immigrants to Canada, citizenship and the rights associated with it, is a common goal. On May 17th, in Dr J.E. Davey Elementary School’s maple leaf-decorated gymnasium, a group of individuals received their Canadian citizenship. Among these new...

/ June 21, 2012

Tax professional prepares for Canadian workplace

Joanna Pyziak came to Canada with seven years of professional work experience in her field. In Poland, she worked as a specialist in local taxes. With a Master’s degree in Management and Marketing, and post-graduate diplomas in Accounting, Taxes and...

/ June 5, 2012