Immigrant bullying

Bullying has become a menace in our society and statistics show that immigrant (minority) children are often at the receiving end of bullying. Here is a curated list of resources on bullying ranging from information on how to prevent bullying to support for bullying victims.

Switching careers in Canada

Many Canadian immigrants have had to switch careers for many reasons, whether temporarily or permanently. While some do this by choice, others transition out of necessity. In this post, I share the experiences of three immigrants in their career transitioning journey and the key learnings from these experiences to motivate other immigrants who are currently on this journey. Cheers to growth!

Share your story, change the narrative

There are overly generalised misconceptions about immigrants in Canada. These misconceptions stem from ignorance but they are often the reasons behind the senseless attacks on immigrants in Canada. We need to correct these misconceptions by sharing our individual stories as immigrants to help the world see our individuality despite our shared humanity through our authentic stories. Would you share your story to change the narrative?

The coin does have two sides

This is an absolutely relatable post for immigrants within the first few months. It can sometimes feel like a lonesome journey. If you have a support system, embrace it!

Mirkas the Writer

Image by Dewald Van Rensburg from Pixabay

Today my parents told me they were going to the hometown to stay there for two weeks. I immediately got the blues while remembering just how much I miss that place, the house we have, the sea, and the incredible balcony with the view of the mountains looming above the bay. Then I imagined my grandmother who still lives there all alone, but happy and in perfect control of the surroundings. Never does she complain of the old age and the ailments which follow it like a shadow because she is independent, strong, she knows how to work, how to be helpful, and how to be the pillar of the family. This is something I always looked up to and the resilience she and my parents show is something to be cherished and appreciated.

Yes, my hometown breathes the memories and spits them…

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How to score with credit

Credit, credit history, credit score and credit report are often new realities that immigrants have to deal with in Canada. How can you thrive with your credit as a new immigrant in Canada despite your lack of Canadian credit history? This article can help you avoid making some of the mistakes I made as a new immigrant.