“I want to work… Any work would be OK,” said Omar, 56, who chose Hamilton because of its substantial Yemeni community. “I don’t want to (receive) welfare, but I need it right now to survive.” After hearing about the Immigrants Working Centre from a member of his community, Omar became the first person to sign… Continue reading TradesLink prepares newcomers for jobs in construction
Did you know the Bill C-6, an Act to amend the Citizenship Act, has become law? Some changes are effective immediately, but others will be implemented in Fall of 2017.
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 perspective on how this tragedy has impacted our newcomer communities.
“The story of Canada is the story of immigration,” said MP Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s new Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship. We made a list of 10 things you should know about Hussen.
When Abdel Kafi Al Rahmoun first walked into Vivyan Salih’s office at Immigrants Working Centre with tears in his eyes, she knew something was wrong. His family had been separated from their 19-year-old son on their way to Canada.
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.