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Canada is home to many large multi-national corporations. Like previous years, the top 30 companies are mostly populated by a mix of insurance, energy, utilities and retail, many of which are Canadian subsidiaries of their US parent companies. The following...

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Rewards Programs In Canada

Many stores in Canada offer rewards programs to loyal customers. Shoppers can receive discounts, and even receive free merchandise by choosing to shop with select stores. Here are a few examples of rewards programs in Canada: Air Miles Many countries around the world offer the Air Miles rewards program. In Canada, the Air Miles rewards program can be found at many different kinds of stores including,...

Ten Questions You Should Never Ask a Canadian

Stereotypes exist about almost everyone and everything on the planet. More often than not, they’re not true. So, as someone born and bred in Canada, I’d like to present you with a list of stereotypical questions that it’s best NOT to ask us. 1. Is Canada really cold all the time? No. In fact,...

How I Fell in Love with Lululemon

It all started with a pair of socks. My cold feet led me into the Vancouver store and right to the white and pink ankle socks. As I was paying the cashier for them, I looked up and saw a lot of other things I liked: stretchy yoga pants, cute duffle bags, a rainbow of...

Five Common Myths about Canada

This is not a typical Canadian house Families who are planning on making a move to Canada have likely heard some myths about this country and its people that may or may not be true. Canada has a lot to offer immigrants, and it is important to know the facts about the...

Teens Take Up the Vancouver Police Department Student Challenge

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On March 24th, 48 Vancouver high school students will have a better idea of whether they have what it takes to be police officers than they had eight days earlier. That’s because these grade 11 and...

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2012 a Record Year for International Students in Canada

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Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney recently announced that more international students studied in Canada in 2012 than ever before. 100,000-plus people came from around the world to get an education in Canada in 2012. That number marks a 60% increase in the number of international students over the last eight years. Kenney...

Regina Muslim Students Encourage Dialogue on Islam in Schools

Regina public school students and teachers are learning more about Islam thanks to presentations by Muslim youth, according to a recent CBC news report. Students from Regina Huda School, the only Islamic school in the Saskatchewan capital,...

Why Extracurricular Activities Matter

Universities look at more than just GPA in the selection process. Extra curricular activities can make or break your entrance application! As the Ontario elementary school teachers’ union and the provincial government continue their...

Ontario’s University Students Get Career Help on Campus

Many universities are extending their services into career support A recent Council of Ontario Universities’ (COU) report demonstrates that the province’s university career centres are providing invaluable job-related and academic...

Watch Your Manners: Work Etiquette in Canada

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Canadian work environment requires a good understanding of professionalism, multiculturalism and fair treatment of individuals according to North American business practice standards. This could mean...

The Hidden Job Market: Informational Interviews

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Some people get very nervous in job interviews. Not everyone is comfortable with bragging about one’s special skills or answer about their weaknesses. But, there is actually another kind of interview...

How to Shine (Professionally) in Your Workplace

Congratulations, you got a job. Well, do you think you can just relax now? Think again. To further your career and continue adding more to your professional portfolio, you need to keep putting more effort...

Five Favourite Networking Basics

Invite a mentor out for an informative interview Recent estimates say that between 70% and 80% of jobs are found through networking. And yet many people starting out looking for work are nervous about...

Notice – CIC Consolidating Visa and Immigration Services

January 28, 2013 —Effective January 28, 2013, the Visa and Immigration Section at the Canadian Embassy in Seoul is closed. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is making changes to the way it operates in Canada and abroad. It is stepping up the pace of modernizing the way it works. Closures to...

Minister Kenney Announces New Start-Up Visa, First of its Kind in the World

Toronto, January 24, 2013 — Canada will launch a brand new program on April 1 to recruit innovative immigrant entrepreneurs who will create new jobs and spur economic growth, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today. “Our new Start-Up Visa will help make...

Job Prospects for International Students Bleak – Except in Stem Fields

As North America slowly rebounds from their recession, more citizens are returning to the workforce. The story for international students wishing to stay and work in the United States however, job prospects...

CIC Language Class

Language remains key to success in Canada  English and French training often provided for newcomer When it comes to determining the degree of success a newcomer will enjoy in Canada, nothing trumps language. The...

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