Settling in a foreign country entails familiarizing yourself with its language and its code of conduct, especially when you intend to work in that country. Getting to know the Canadian business etiquette can help you transition smoothly in the job market without any bumps or misunderstanding. The last thing you want is to rub your coworkers the wrong way by unknowingly doing something that they may consider offensive.
Events & Articles
October 29, 2019
On the 4th of June 1969, Canada signed the 1951 Convention pertaining to the status of refugees, 18 years after it was adopted by the United Nations. Since then, Canada has forged quite a reputation as being a leader in refugee resettlement. Unlike economic immigrants, refugees did not make a conscious choice to leave their country to seek a better life elsewhere. They fled their country because they are at risk of, or have experienced persecution.
July 30, 2019
Tolerance, respect, and community orientation characterize Canadian society. Though people tend to be individualistic, contributing to the betterment of the community is a priority. The nation’s role in the United Nations’ peacemaking missions and contribution to foreign aid are proof that Canadians love community contribution.
June 19, 2019
The 1976 Immigration Act, which came into effect in 1978, was the first immigration act that clearly defined the fundamental objectives of Canadian immigration policy. It defined refugees as a distinct class of immigrants and required a mandatory responsibility on the government to plan for the future of immigration. The private sponsorship was quickly used in 1979 to sponsor Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian refugees.
June 19, 2019
A sponsorship breakdown happens when sponsors are unable or unwilling to give further support to the sponsored family prior to the end of the sponsorship period (usually the first 12 months that the family is in Canada). It is an official declaration that an irremediable failure to meet the sponsorship arrangement has occurred. The responsibility for a sponsorship breakdown may either rest with the refugees or the sponsor.
April 17, 2019
To do its bit for Syrian refugees resettlement in Ontario, Tasytt, a Hamilton-based startup created a crowdsourced guide.
Offered in English and Arabic, the guide offers tips on lifestyle in Canada, education, taxes, and banking.
The guide aims to be a straightforward and fast introduction to to the processes, habits, and aspects of the Canadian culture that are not explicit.