Tag: work

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

Syrians find work through new WorkLINC program

Restaurant owner. Electrician. Welder. Cook. Plumber. Carpenter. These are the titles newcomers in the Immigrants Working Centre’s new five-week WorkLINC program carry with them, many who came to Canada as refugees from Syria just months ago.

/ September 15, 2016

Can women succeed in the skilled trades?

Newcomers to Canada often face multiple challenges when it comes to finding work. For many newcomers, the challenge hinges on red tape – credentials may not be recognized in Canada, or work visas may be denied. When Cornelia Lindsay came to Canada from England, she had problems finding...

/ December 5, 2012

Healthcare advocates unite at newcomer clinic

Refuge: Hamilton Centre for Newcomer Health has completed its first year of operation by successfully gathering support and interest from both clients and fellow service providers in the community. In November of 2011, prominent Hamiltonians Hodan Ali and Dr. Elisabeth...

/ November 5, 2012

Connections make a difference

In Canada, many people work to fight against racism. Despite our efforts, it sometimes seems impossible to completely eliminate. Racism is present in many aspects of our society from employment, to housing, to our day-to-day interactions. How many times have...

/ September 12, 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