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Students – Why Aren’t They Staying?

Educational institutions in Atlantic Canada are often the first places newcomers call home in our region. Schools foster students from around the world and are where the newcomers first gain footing in the country. Schools help them to grow into productive, prosperous citizens who help us all. And there is …

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Making the Connection

Halifax Partnership Connector Program helps international students, immigrants network and find jobs in a new city. Daniel Arantes arrived in Halifax from Brazil on Dec. 31, 2017. He was heading to Saint Mary’s University to study for a Master of Science in Computing & Data Analytics. Arantes says he enjoys …

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The Importance of Immigrant Entrepreneurs to the Nova Scotia Economy

Canada has proudly defined itself as the world’s great mosaic of immigrant cultures and talents with its balanced approach to the humanitarian leadership while focusing on the skills and economic value of newcomers. Immigrants have a positive economic impact through their skilled contributions to the workforce, supporting innovation and new …

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Taking Halifax By Storm

Entrepreneur. Singer. Multilingual student. Just try to keep up with Elsy Makhlouf. To say that Elsy Makhlouf is a go-getter would be a bit of an understatement. Let’s review: At 18, she followed her brother from Lebanon to Halifax to attend Mount Saint Vincent University where she’s finishing up a …

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Looking Ahead

On behalf of the entire team at My Halifax Experience, it is my pleasure to welcome you to 2019 and to send our sincere thanks for being a part of our journey thus far. We have a lot to look back on with pride and we are excited about the …

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The State of Diversity in Today’s Workforce

By Professor  Dr. David Divine Diversity. What is it? What does it look like? What relevance does it have to you personally and for the economies of Atlantic Canada and nationally? In a book titled, Driven by Difference: How Great Companies Fuel Innovation Through Diversity by David Livermore (2016, American …

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Putting Halifax on the Map

Alfred Burgesson never stops bringing people into the circle Alfred Burgesson is like a magnet. He lives to connect with people; to bring people together. Young people, activists, social entrepreneurs, city leaders, basketball players—you name them, he knows them. He and the city of Halifax share an ethos: they’re both …

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Why the Mosaic Film Festival?

My name is Israel Ekanem and I am a storyteller. I am honoured to be the Programming Coordinator of the Mosaic Film Festival 2019. The Mosaic Festival of Arts and Culture is committed to giving immigrants, newcomers and international students a chance to show off their endless talents and a …

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Yemi Akindoju Acquires Vanity Fashions Limited

Yemi Akindoju recently acquired Vanity Fashions Limited, a privately owned and operated Canadian company founded in 1989 and an industry leader in the fashion jewellery industry for the last 29 years. Previously, Mr Akindoju worked with Scotiabank for 11 years, where he retired as a senior client relationship manager – …

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