What do you Know about – E Waste?

What do you Know about – E Waste?

Every year, North Americans throw 40 million metric tonnes of electronic e-waste. This includes cellphones, computers, TVs, VCRs, electronics that are full of heavy metals and dangerous chemicals. Only 13.6% of e-waste was recycled in 2007. 90% of North American e-waste are exported to China,…

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…

Reporting Self-Employment Income

Reporting Self-Employment Income

Some of  the questions most often asked by new businesses is:  How do I calculate my taxes?  Am I taxed on gross income?  Do I have to file a separate return for my business and personal income? So, here are some tips: 1.  Self-employed people…

Profiles of Canadian Businesses

Profiles of Canadian Businesses

If you are a small business operating in Canada, we would love to profile you in this category.  Simply email us at info@thenewcanadians.com  and someone from our office will contact you and arrange for an interview.