New website like Facebook for prospective immigrants

Users can go to loonlounge.com and sign up for free to get instant access to the immigration website’s member-provided information. Site uses social networking platform to give advice and create friendships for those moving to Canada Toronto StarJanuary 17, 2009...

Bridging program delivers for experienced midwives

Foreign-trained professionals can meet Ontario requirements with Ryerson courses Toronto StarJanuary 15, 2009 Paul DalbySpecial to the Star Mojgan Nadafi arrived in Canada from Iran two years ago, armed with a raft of impressive qualifications as a midwife and a deep...

Foreign-trained lawyers hold their breath for help

Professionals from Canada and elsewhere agree change to requirements is overdue Toronto StarJanuary 15, 2009 Paul DalbySpecial to the Star The legal profession in Ontario is perhaps the last place you would expect initiatives to create a level playing field for...

Profiles of newcomers

Toronto StarJanuary 15, 2009 Bill TaylorSpecial to the Star When Marcelo Sagel first answers his cellphone for our interview, it’s not a good time to talk – he’s in the cockpit of a Porter Airlines Bombardier Q400 turboprop at Toronto City Centre...

TRIEC makes inroads into York region

Toronto Star January 15, 2009 Terrence BelfordSpecial to the Star More than two dozen senior managers at American Express Canada in Markham have taken new Canadians under their wing to help them establish satisfying careers in their new homeland. Down the road at CGI...

Diversity gives LEA Group a business advantage

Toronto Star January 15, 2009 Terrence BelfordSpecial to the Star Every year on Christmas Eve, the 100 staff members at LEA Holdings Group’s head office in Markham have a potluck lunch. For many Toronto employers, that might mean a spread of tuna casseroles,...