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…

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Limited Resources Available to International Students Despite Funding Education in Canada 

According to Statistics Canada, international undergraduate students will pay 429 per cent more in tuition than domestic students in 2023. Postgraduate international students will also pay 184 per cent more for their studies than their domestic peers.  The Canadian Federation of Students’ factsheet on international student tuition fees notes the increases are differential fees that post-secondary institutions use to…

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Balancing School and Work Life as a Full-Time Student

How important is finding a balance between work and school? And how many students silently struggle with too many obligations? While some young people can focus solely on their studies without worrying about finances, not all have that option. Moreover, international students need help with distinctive obstacles that domestic students do not experience. 

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Living to Your Full Potential Through Goal Setting

While the future may be full of possibilities, knowing where to start on the path from your current life to the one you envision for yourself can be challenging; this is where goal setting is the most useful. Setting a goal gives you something specific to work towards, which can also help you stay motivated…

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The End of the Rainbow Foundation Welcomes LGBTQ+ Newcomers to Calgary

Among the over one million refugees in Canada are individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+), often fleeing an unwelcoming or dangerous country. The last person criminally charged for homosexual practices in Canada was Everett Klippert in 1967. Since 2005, all sexual and gender identifications and same-sex marriages have been recognized…

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Invisible Immigrants

I moved to Canada in 1980, at six years old, to Richmond, BC, 7294 kilometres away from my birthplace of Ormskirk, England, just outside of the port city of Liverpool. My family only had a few work friends for support. Little Tom, sounding like an English version of Mickey Mouse, began navigating a new country…

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Canada Safeguards Temporary Foreign Workers with New Amendments

Although temporary foreign workers have the same rights and protections as workers who are Canadian citizens and permanent residents, there have been allegations of forced labour, unsafe working conditions, and lesser wages experienced by TFWs. In September this year, the Canadian government made a series of amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (Temporary…

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Should You Contact Recruiters on LinkedIn?

LinkedIn has become a favourite job board for many recruiters, who favour LinkedIn because of the opportunity to view the profiles of job applicants. When it is enabled, job applicants also have the chance to see the recruiter behind a vacancy and potentially send them a message on LinkedIn to pitch themselves for vacant roles.…

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Renting a Home as a Newcomer

Before worrying about finding a job in Canada, it is important to have a roof over your head once you land. While you may be able to switch jobs, that’s not the case with a house. Here are tips to help you find the right home before landing or post-landing.

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Eight Things Immigrants Dislike About Canada

There are many things immigrants love in and about Canada. After all, they chose Canada as their new home despite many contending options. However, a few things are on the list of reasons why immigrants sometimes wonder what they are doing in Canada. Immigrant Muse asked immigrants what they do not like about Canada and…

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What Mentorship Really Teaches You

“I was 100 per cent against mentoring before. I didn’t believe in it at all,” admits Jean Agenor, founder and CEO of Waxdale Ecosystem. The reason was simple: he was uncertain whether people’s experiences were relatable. What does Jean think about mentorship now?

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