For newcomers to Canada, winters can be harsh: the freezing temperatures, snowy roads, and longer commutes certainly do not make things easier. However, it is also a time for celebration as many Canadian workplaces prepare for the winter holidays. Most notably, many workplaces in Canada observe holidays on Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year’sRead more
Learning English is a common challenge among new Canadians who come from all corners of the world. Language barriers is one of many reasons for why many Internationally Trained Individuals (ITI’s) may have difficulties returning to their desired career path in Canada. Programs such as Career Loans offer low-interest loans to help ITI’s get Canadian-recognizedRead more
As Internationally Trained Individuals (ITI’s), your skills from abroad are a great asset to the Canadian workforce. However, your international credentials may not always be recognized by Canadian institutions. ITI’s who wish to return to their original careers must get credentials which are recognized by Canadians. Many times, this means pursuing training in Canada orRead more
Halloween is quite the Canadian tradition, that many newcomers and immigrants might not have heard about before coming to Canada. Traditionally on Halloween, people used to wear frightening costumes to scare off ghosts. Over time, it morphed into All Hallows Eve or the day before All Saints Day (honoring saints). For newcomers and immigrants, itRead more
In my last blog post, I discussed the basics of credit scores, so today we are going to take it one step further and do a break down of each credit score range. The average credit score for most Canadians is around 650. The range in Canada for scores is between 300-900, with higher numbersRead more
Career Loans provides career counselling and micro loans to Internationally Trained Individuals in regulated and non-regulated occupations and trades, who are looking to return to their chosen profession.