Experiencing a Canadian winter for the first time can be a worrisome experience for people new to Canada, especially if you are coming from a climate where most of the year it is sunny and warm. What do you need to know about winter? December 21 is the shortest day … Read more
The following is an article by Jan Sheppard Kutcher which appears in the Fall 2012 issue of The Engineer.
No employer likes to take risks in hiring. Whether you run your own firm, or are responsible for hiring staff for a medium or large engineering firm, mitigating risk, makes sense. But what appears as due diligence, unfortunately, can mean you miss gigantic opportunities to bring talented, experienced and hard-working engineers on board, simply because they seem like risky hires…
The following article by Kyle DeYoung was published in The Society Record.
The Rainbow Refugee Association of Nova Scotia (RRANS) is a small non-profit dedicated to helping LGBTQ refugees settle in Nova Scotia and highlighting international LGBTQ issues. The group formed in 2011, after noted Ottawa-based activist David Pepper made a stop in Halifax to host a public information
forum as part of a 10-province advocacy tour…
Finding a good job is one of the biggest challenges for newcomers to Canada, and while it isn’t easy, it can be done! Many immigrants are successfully working in their fields, making a good living and contributing significantly to the economy of Nova Scotia. And like most things in life, … Read more
This article is found on the Dal News website – story by Katie Ciavaglia, photo by Chris Parent
A new program for Dental Hygiene students at Dalhousie is helping provide them with access to more complex cases while teaching them about giving back to the community. In 2012, Heather Doucette, assistant professor in the School of Dental Hygiene, worked with her colleagues to develop a partnership with ISANS…
The CCR has published a statement commenting on the issues affecting the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
Canadians have recently had their attention drawn to serious problems with the Temporary Foreign Workers Program. It is useful to look at these issues in the broader context.
Over the past decade, Canada’s immigration program has shifted significantly from permanent to temporary immigration. In 2008, for the first time…
From the Chronicle Herald, August 7, 2014 by Brett Bundale Three months ago, Nahed Mutlaq packed her bags and moved more than 10,000 kilometres from Yemen to Nova Scotia. Along with her husband and four children, Mutlaq settled in Halifax’s Cowie Hill neighbourhood. The family is eager to make Halifax … Read more
HALIFAX CBC News, August 25 2014 Refugees accustomed to growing their own food in their home countries are finding garden space in their newly adopted Halifax neighbourhood. This summer the Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services is helping seed the fourth garden in four years. The Mosaic Ministries, an independent church … Read more
Originally published in the Sept. 2013 issue of the Nova Scotia Business Journal, by Fred Morley Economic development professionals are always looking for an edge for their community –– something that will help them out-compete their neighbours. Smart communities have figured out that immigrants can give them that edge over … Read more
From the Halifax Chamber of Commerce Outlook 2015. The biggest challenge we face as a community is hanging on to our new graduates and attracting immigrants. The above is an excerpt from the introduction to the Halifax Index 2014, an in-depth report from the Greater Halifax Partnership. The challenge is … Read more
From Cities of Migration. When the City of Copenhagen was updating its local planning documents and policies for immigrant integration in 2010, it made an important discovery. Policies and planning alone were not having much, impact on the city’s diversity agenda. The percentage of Copenhagers with an immigrant background doubled … Read more