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Lola’s Story: Creating Fun and Inclusive Spaces for Immigrants in Canada

Like most immigrants, she left a great life with the goal of experiencing better living standards. She accomplished her goal and more. Now, Lola aims to help immigrants in Canada and create fun spaces for them through her @afroedmontonian Instagram page.  Lola Oduwole shares her Canadian immigrant story. Dreaming of Better Living Standards When I reflect on my life before Canada, three things come to mind: a community of friends, a familiar culture, and a job in Marketing that I loved doing. You’d then wonder why I hauled my bags across the world from a +30 degrees country to a...

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Dress for Success Vancouver Helped Me Create A Beautiful Settlement Story

Dress for Success Vancouver (DFSV) is true to their words.  DFSV gave me dignity, inclusiveness, and hope when I was a newcomer to Canada.  They helped me clarify my personal values, enhance my skills, and create a supportive network throughout my journey. As someone who has immigrated alone, their support and services were very precious to me. I have nothing but wonderful words for Dress for Success Vancouver. Let me tell you why. Dress for Success is a global not-for-profit organization that helps women achieve economic empowerment by providing professional outfits, career services, and skills development. It was established in...

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Networking Helped Me Land My First Job In Canada

Networking is said to be one of the most effective ways of finding the right job.  I believe this because I got my first job in Canada through networking. Networking is the process of connecting with people.  It can be uncomfortable, intimidating, or scary.  But it does not have to be. Based on my experience, effective networking requires a few things: A Change in Mindset I grew up in the Philippines.  I was told to study hard, get into a prestigious university, study hard, and get a degree.  Then excellent jobs will find me. When I arrived in Canada, I...

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Volunteering for These Organizations Enriched My Immigration Experience

Volunteering has truly opened doors for me.  My life in Canada would not be as great without the help of several organizations.  So, it is a pleasure for me to pay the good deeds forward through these institutions. Dress for Success Vancouver Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization founded in New York City. It has served more than 1,000,000 women around the world since 1997. It empowers women into the workforce and enables them to be financially independent. They offer suiting, career services, and skills development programs. Dress for Success Vancouver (DFSV) is the first international affiliate outside...