Organizations Offering Mentorship Programs in Canada

If you’re looking to reap the many benefits of mentorship, whether as a mentor or mentee, one of the easiest way is to join a mentorship program that has been structured by an organization rather than to personally seek out a mentor for yourself. Here’s a curated list of organizations offering mentorship programs across Canada and you might find one that suits your needs.

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Tips to Improve Your Mental Health

Carol Sandy, MEd Counselling, MSc. (A) Couple and Family, R.S.W, joins Immigrant Muse as our metal health columnist to talk about all things mental health for immigrants. In this first column, she discusses some of the unique issues that can impact immigrants’ mental health and shares tips on how to improve your mental health as an immigrant. Join her on this journey to understand and improve your mental health.

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Tips to Efficiently Network on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional online network. In addition to the ability to create a professional profile, LinkedIn provides a safe space for job seekers to upload their resumes and for employers to post job openings as well. How can you efficiently utilize LinkedIn to achieve your career goals if you’re new to the platform? Here are seven tips to help you optimize your LinkedIn profile and build an enviable professional persona. 

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Writing From the Margins: Letters to Singapore

“I never thought it was possible to write my novel, the one that I had been dreaming about all my life”, began Kelly Kaur, author of Letters to Singapore in this inspiring article that shares her struggles and triumphs as a published author of a novel. Letters to Singapore shares the story of an international student in Canada, reliving her life as an immigrant in letters she wrote to four important women in her life, who are in Singapore.

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Celebrating Diversity and Multiculturalism in Canada Through Festivals

Canada is truly a land of immigrants. The cultural fabric from over 200 countries is woven beautifully into a colorful tapestry of the Canadian culture. During the summer months, Canada comes alive with seemingly endless festivities to celebrate diversity and multiculturalism.  Peruse this list of the biggest annual festivals in the country and learn about a new culture.

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Thriving as a new member in a credit society

A good credit rating is essential for life in Canada, as most lenders want to know how you have handled credit in the past to determine how well you will handle it in the future. Credit card issuers, auto dealerships and mortgage lenders will check your credit score before deciding how much to lend you and at what interest rate. Here are tips to build your credit in Canada and the pitfalls to avoid.

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Mercy Vito-Campbell: Wielding Her Strength of Character to Break Through Struggles

Strength of character is an immigrant’s superpower, and Mercy Vito-Campbell’s story is proof. Mercy went through a series of difficult experiences shortly after landing in Canada at the age of 19 as a permanent resident, and realizing one month later that she was pregnant.  But these did not deter her from claiming a life that’s filled with boundless opportunities away from the judgement of a conservative community.

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Skills You Need to Become an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are a special kind of people. They see an opportunity and seize it. They are innovative and unafraid to take risks. What skills do they need to succeed? Many people think it only takes a great idea and some determination, but that’s only part of the story. In order to be successful, entrepreneurs need a variety of skills to manage a business effectively.

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Declining Housing Supply Presents Opportunities for Equitable Population Redistribution

Housing availability and affordability have been a growing concern in Canada for a few years, especially in the last two years. In recent times, newcomers to metropolitan cities including Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal have faced the harsh reality of homelessness, with a limited supply of suitable homes in desired locations at affordable costs. The increasing inflation rate has further aggravated the situation and forced many to embark on inter-city migration.

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Mentorship: Reflections from Mentors as a Gift That Keeps on Giving

The mentorship relationship is a two-way street that culminates at an interjection. But how do mentors efficiently achieve the high impact they desire from the relationship? Tasneem Damji, Programs Director at Dress for Success Vancouver, and Hanna Kitchingman, Executive Director at Dress for Success, Kingston share their experiences as mentors with Immigrant Muse.

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