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Summer in Ontario: Tips and Resources for Newcomers

  The kids are out of school, we just celebrated Canada Day, and it’s above 20 C!  Summer has finally arrived, and it is time to take advantage of the exciting summer offerings in Ontario. From hiking trails, picnic areas, and splash pads, to food, music, and cultural festivals, Ontario offers a variety of activities

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How to Know When it’s Time to Change Jobs

  As you think about that big question (whether or not you’re being interviewed), ask yourself these five questions about your company, your colleagues, and your personal game plan for 2019. 1. Does my company stand for something–anything–special? It’s hard to be thrilled with your job if the company you work for is struggling to

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You’re Hired!

  “You’re Hired!” Those may be some of the best words you hear when you come to Canada – especially if it’s a job you really want. But now comes the task of navigating your workplace culture. Newcomers to Canada have an extra step to take in learning how to work in Canada and in their new workplace.

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Beginner’s Guide to Filing Taxes

Tax season is upon us and filing these can be a daunting task if it is your first time. This article will help to arm you with the basics so you know exactly how to go about filing your income tax and benefit return. What is Income Tax? Everyone has to pay tax on the

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Unlocking the Hidden Job Market: 5 Tips to Success!

  As a new Canadian, most of us are aware of the basic steps to finding a job- networking, customizing your resume, using social media, etc. But what if your dream job is never even posted? The “hidden job market” is a term used to describe jobs that are unlisted and not advertised on traditional

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