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Welcome to new immigrants – A look at the History of Canada

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The history of Canada covers the period from the arrival of Paleo-Indians thousands of years ago to the present day. Canada has been inhabited for millennia by distinctive groups of Aboriginal peoples, with distinct trade networks, spiritual beliefs, and social hierarchies. Some of these civilizations had long faded by the time of the first European arrivals and have been discoveredthrough archaeological investigations. Various treaties and laws have been enacted […]

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Dr. Jacobet Edith Wambayi, Kenyan-Born HIV/AIDS activist Nominated for RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants

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Jacobet Edith Wambayi immigrated to Canada in 2001 while already advocating for communities affected by HIV/AIDS. She has since volunteered and worked with AIDS service organizations in various capacities. She conducts community workshops and provides support to those living with the disease and those at risk.  A single mother of four children and five grandchildren, […]

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The Canadian housing market – bubble or bust?

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Written by African Immigrant Magazine  The Canadian housing market is one of the most stable markets in the Western world. This is largely due to the checks and balances put in place by regulating agencies. With this stability, it is expected that the market will be over-evaluated, making buyers to spend more on their housing […]

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March/April 2016 Issue

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Restoring Fairness to the Interim Federal Health Program

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February 18, 2016—Ottawa, ON – All refugees and asylum claimants will soon benefit from full health-care coverage through a restored Interim Federal Health Program, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum, announced today. Starting April 1, 2016, the Interim Federal Health Program will provide health-care coverage for all eligible beneficiaries – including basic, […]

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Who Qualifies for Canadian Permanent Residence/Skilled Worker Immigration?

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On January 1, 2015, the Government of Canada implemented the Express Entry Immigration system under the Economic Class including the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Under Express Entry, Federal Skilled Workers across 347 eligible occupations who meet minimum entry criteria, submit an expression of interest profile to the Express Entry Pool. The profiles of candidates in […]

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Seven steps to job search

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Many people come to Canada to create a better life for themselves and their families. However, there can often be obstacles in the way such as finding a new job. Although immigrants may be highly qualified in their own country, their credentials may not be recognized in Canada; the fact that they do not have […]

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Conference Board of Canada’s second Canadian Immigration Summit returns to Ottawa

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The Conference Board of Canada’s National Immigration Centre’s second Canadian Immigration Summit returns to Ottawa on April 4-5, 2016, at the Fairmont Château Laurier. This two-day event is bringing together more than 250 leading representatives from government, business, education, non-profits and immigrant-serving organizations from across Canada. The goal? To work toward creating a National Immigration […]

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Genevieve Nnaji makes thrilling return in new movie ‘Road to Yesterday’

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By Ayeotan Shola Delectable screen goddess, Genevieve Nnaji, has returned with a bang in her first ever self produced movie, ‘Road To Yesterday’. She recently announced her foray into the world of movie production and she has returned with her first fruit that already looks like a classic. The trailer of her debut movie titled ‘Road To […]

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Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Liz Benson and more at premiere of Stephanie Linus ‘Dry’ movie (Official Photos)

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By Ayeotan Shola Last Sunday witnessed the Premiere of the anticipated  Stephanie Linus’ ‘Dry’ Movie at the Silverbird Cinema Lagos. Key Nollywood actors, actresses and key stake holders and lots of guests gathered to cheer on their colleague, Stepjanie. Guests at the premiere included Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Sola Sobowale, Mo Abudu, Ruth Osime, Nkiru Anumudu, Tara Fela-Durotoye. […]

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