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Ryan Van Horne

Ryan Van Horne
Ryan is a native of Ontario who grew up in Quebec. His eastward migration stopped 26 years ago when he settled in Halifax—a city he loves discovering and writing about.

The clock is ticking

The clock is ticking: International medical graduates struggle to find residency programs so they can practice in Nova Scotia By Ryan Van Horne There is a shortage of family doctors in Nova Scotia, but international medical graduates (IMGs) struggle to find opportunities to get licensed here. That’s a painful pill …

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Kids will be kids

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Since January, 42 new students from Syria started attending Duc d’Anville Elementary school in Clayton Park. The school already featured a diverse population as about 40 per cent of the 300 plus students speak English as a second language. “We’re used to having people from diverse backgrounds,” says principal Ken …

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You don’t have to call him Tony

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There aren’t too many Haligonians who haven’t walked into Tony’s Donair and Pizza at some point in the last 40 years. Whether it was to grab a quick bite for lunch or looking for something hot and filling while heading home after a night downtown, Tony’s has become something of …

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Networking for newcomers

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The YMCA of Halifax can be a great resource for newcomers to Halifax. In addition to providing programs for youth and children that can help them make friends in their new home, the YMCA will help immigrants connect to a professional network. Barbara Miller Nix, the chief operating officer of …

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New opportunities for new Canadians

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Nova Scotia offers immigrants with permanent residence status many opportunities to build out the workplace experience portions of their resumes. The Department of Labour and Advanced Education offers several programs, including START, which provides incentives to small- and medium-sized employers to hire individuals requiring work experience. Another, One Journey Work …

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