Moving to a new country, a new city or even a new neighbourhood can be both exciting and terrifying. Whether it’s for your career, a new start or any other reason, it takes a lot of work and effort to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings. Well, no need to worry, we are here to help you settle in!
Sometimes we’re lucky enough to find a job that checks all our boxes: the field, location, pay, benefits… everything’s perfect! But an important part of any new position is the team we’ll be working with. Have you ever landed your dream job, only to find the atmosphere at work less than ideal?
We’re all strangers somewhere. When it comes to immigration or lengthy trips, three words often come up: welcome, inclusion and integration. These words may seem synonymous, but they don’t quite mean the same thing.
When meeting someone new, it’s important to take cultural differences into consideration to avoid potentially awkward situations. Whether at work, on the street, at school or at an event, even the most mundane conversations can cause unintended embarrassment. With this in mind, here are some tips to ensure your interactions remain friendly and polite.
Hello and welcome to the new Living in Hawkesbury blog! You may not know us yet, so allow us to introduce our town! Hawkesbury was one of 14 Canadian communities selected in 2019 to become a Welcoming Francophone Community. Under this initiative, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is building partnerships to help French-speaking newcomers feel more at home in their communities. Hawkesbury is part of this project and is actively working to make our town a welcoming place for Francophones of all origins.