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…

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.

Job Discrimination against Foreign Sounding Names

Job Discrimination against Foreign Sounding Names

Job discrimination against foreign sounding names is confirmed based on a UBC Research Study of 6000 mock resumes sent out to 2000 online job postings in 20 categories in the Toronto area. “The findings suggest that a distinct foreign-sounding name may be a significant disadvantage on the job market even if you are a second- or third-generation citizen,” said Philip Oreopoulos, a professor of economics at UBC who led the research.

Is your Foreign Accent Holding You Back?

Is your Foreign Accent Holding You Back?

In the movie “My Fair Lady” based on the play “Pygmalion”, a phonetic expert named Professor Henry Higgins made a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can make a street flower girl named Eliza Doolittle pass off as a refined high-society lady, by…

L2 Accent Reduction Centre – An interview

L2 Accent Reduction Centre – An interview

  Many immigrants face barriers to good job opportunities because of their strong accents.  A foreign accent means that you are either new to the country, or not born in this country, which translate to:  “No Canadian job experience”.  Jennifer Yun,  the co-founder of L2…

Recession Brings About Rise of New Entrepreneurs

Recession Brings About Rise of New Entrepreneurs

The current recession is sparking a new wave of small business startups in Canada as more and more Canadians who were laid-off from work are taking pro-active steps in reorganizing their affairs.   This new breed of entrepreneurs resulting from poor economic times are found to…