New Changes CPP EI RATES for 2020

New Changes CPP EI RATES for 2020

Every year, the Canadian government tweak the cpp and ei contribution rates for employers and employees. If you are a self employed person or the payroll clerk for your company, you should be aware of the new changes to the cpp ei rates for 2020.…

7 Skills to put on resume

7 Skills to put on resume

Here are 7 skills to put on resume that can help you attract attention and gain the interview you needed.  Whether you are applying for a white collar or a blue collar job, these are basic skills an employer looks for. Have you ever find…

Accent Reduction Techniques for new Canadians

Accent Reduction Techniques for new Canadians

On July 9, AFCA-BC hosted an accent reduction workshop for its members at the Bonsour Community Centre in Burnaby. Andy Krieger, who discovered the K Method – a very simple five step method of accent reduction led this workshop. Andy Krieger is famous for having…

Berries of North America

Berries of North America

A Canadian company unveils its new line of handcrafted jewellery called Berry Luscious. Inspired by the berries of North America, Tangleberry Boutique features jewellery that are modelled after all kinds of berries including Blackberries, American bitter sweet orange berries, tangleberries, purple berries (which include elderberry,…

Do you have a great idea?

Do you have a great idea?

Pepsi is looking for individuals, businesses (less than 50 employees and $5 milllion in revenues), and non-profit organizations with ideas that will have a positive impact on communities. There are three cycles each with a duration of two months. Cycle 2 starts Sept 1 and…

Romancing China

Romancing China

“What took you so long?” For the first time, since Stephen Harper became Prime Minister of Canada, he visited China with his wife, Laureen Harper on a 5-day scheduled official visit. Premier Wen Jiao Bao gently chided the Prime Minister for taking so long to…

Is there a Message on Your Head?

Is there a Message on Your Head?

“A head that turns head” is the tagline for a company called Bald Media in Toronto.  Imagine a bald head as a blank canvas or a blank billboard, where you are free to post your company logo or advertising message.  Then send this bald head…

The Douglas College Self employment program

The Douglas College Self employment program

This video clip is a submission by Alvin Barrera of Mixmediaworld, a graduate at the Douglas College Self Employment Program Intake no. 143.  Alvin Barrerra is a Filipino-Canadian immigrant who has recently became an entrepreneur with the launching of his company called MIXED MEDIA.  He…

The Feng Shui Practitioner – a new job/career

The Feng Shui Practitioner – a new job/career

In Hongkong and in China, no building of consequence can be built without consulting the Feng Shui Geomancer. This tradition has become popular among westerners beginning in the 1980’s. Feng shui is an ancient Chinese system of aesthetics believed to use the laws of both Heaven (astronomy) and Earth (geography) to help one improve life by receiving positive qi (energy). It is about how everything is energy and is interconnected and constantly changing. Based on the laws of nature, its theories, principles and techniques, Feng shui offers a way of understanding how humans can create a comfortable environment that is supportive and life affirming.