June 3, 2013  


Welcome to another edition of the NewBindian newsletter.
NewBindian is a channel of that is dedicated to the advancement of new immigrants to Canada. This is your new home and we are here to help you fit in and belong.    
This Tuesday, CultureLink Career Mentoring Club proudly rolls
out this year's blockbuster event -   Networking with 50 BMO Mentors. This is a great opportunity for you to network
 with people who already hold the jobs you are pursuing.  See details below.
Do you enjoy fashion?  How about a career in Fashion and RetailToronto Premium Outlets is set to open at Trafalgar Rd. and Steeles Ave and is now on the hunt for employees.  Attend the Job Fair on June 6 to learn more and fast track yourself to a career in retail.
Another event to attend is the Hire Canada's Job Fair & Training Expo. on June 19 at Pearson Convention Centre.
Here is a complete list of upcoming events that would interest newcomers to Canada. 
If you'd like to feature your event or organization, or share a valuable resource for newcomers, feel free to contact us at We'd love to hear from you. :)


Best regards,  


Syerah Virani 


Editor-in-Chief & CEO

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 Meet 50 BMO mentors from dozens of departments!
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CultureLink Career Mentoring Club is proudly rolling out this year's blockbuster event -  Networking with 50 BMO Mentors.

This BMO mentoring event is a great opportunity for you to network with people who already hold the jobs you are pursuing. You can find pretty much all the relevant professions of the banks in our 50 BMO mentors this time.

Interested newcomers should first join the Career Mentoring Club.


Membership is free, but you must hold a valid Permanent Resident Card. Members click HERE to sign up online.


BMO Mentors you will meet:  

  • Banking Generalist
  • Business Consultant
  • HR
  • Legal
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Operation
  • Private Banking
  • BMO Products
  • Purchasing& Procurement
  • Risk Management
  • Technology
  • Wealth Management
When: Tuesday, June 5, 2013
Where: St James Cathedral's convention Centre
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Tickets: This event is FREE but registration is required


To register please EMAIL Tanya Baltrushevich or call 416.588.6288 ext: 210.

Click HERE for more information.


This event is proudly sponsored by
Hire Canada Job Fair & Training Expo
Hire Canada June 2013

Looking for a new Job or Career? Interested in finding out about new Training Programs?

We invite you to attend our Job Fair & Training Expo!

This is a great opportunity to network with Recruiters, Career Coaches, Resume Advisors and Admissions Staff.

Parking and Admission is FREE!

When: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Time: 11am - 3pm
Where: Pearson Convention Centre

Hire Canada is a leading Job Fair and Training Expo organization. We are dedicated to assisting organizations in recruiting for full-time, contract, summer, co-op, and part-time positions.

Click HERE for more information.

This event is proudly sponsored by

MyBindi Sponsored by  

ICCC Awards and Gala Night
ICCC Awards Gala 2013

The Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) Annual Awards and Gala Night is ICCC's marquee event where we promote trade and commerce between Canada and India and recognize the achievements of the 'Best of the Best' Indo-Canadians from across Canada by presenting awards in several categories.
  • Lifetime/Outstanding Achievement / Humanitarian of the Year
  • Female & Male Entrepreneurs / Female & Male Professionals
  • Young Achievers / Technology Achievement / Corporate Executive
The prestigious business and social event whose theme this year is  Partnering Economic Growth - A Time to Soar will host more than a thousand guests and members of all levels of government, leading entrepreneurs, professionals, decision-makers, and academics attend the event.

Keynote Speaker: Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario

When: Saturday, June 8, 2013
Time: 6PM
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Center

Click HERE for more information or to purchase your tickets.

This event is proudly sponsored by
List of Occupations for Federal Skilled Worker Program Now Released
List of Occupations for Federal Skilled Worker Program Now Released


The list of 24 occupations that are eligible under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) when it re-opens on May 4, 2013 has now been released.


In addition, four organizations have been designated to provide the now-required independent third party assessments of foreign educational credentials for applicants who studied outside of Canada. These assessments, which must be completed before an application is submitted, are aimed at helping newcomers through the FSWP to get off to a better start and into the Canadian labour force more quickly when they arrive.


"The government's focus remains on jobs, economic growth, and long-term prosperity," said Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Kenney. "Under the new Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canada will be able to attract the skilled immigrants our economy requires, who are the most likely to succeed and contribute their full skill set to the Canadian economy."


With the re-opening date approaching, future applicants should be aware of several key elements that will have an effect on the application process:

  • A new eligible occupations list, with a total of 24 occupations; 
  • An overall cap of 5,000 new applications for all eligible occupations, including a sub-cap of 300 new applications for each eligible occupation;
  • Four organizations have been designated to conduct educational credential assessments (mandatory for applicants submitting foreign educational credentials); and
  • Applicants must show proof that they meet the minimum threshold of Canadian Language Benchmark 7 in all four language skill areas: speaking, reading, writing and oral comprehension.

Click HERE to read more. 

Supportive Mental Health Services for Homeless & Mentally ill South Asians
India Rainbow

HASP is a program where we partner with SHIP (Supportive Housing in Peel) along with six other community agencies to deliver housing support services to clients residing in SHIP units.

We provide case management services to members of the South Asian community with serious mental illness (e.g. schizophrenia, mood disorder, paranoid psychosis and other psychosis) and who are homeless or at the risk of becoming homeless.

Housing is allotted by SHIP and we provide on-going support services for occupants of these units. The aim of the program is to help such clients assimilate in society and become capable of independent living.

Click HERE for more information or please call:


3038 Hurantario Street, Suite 206
Phone: 905.275.1976


245 Queen Street East, Unit #2
Phone: 905.595.1667


Click HERE to read more. 


This event is proudly sponsored by


The Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program
The Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program


Delivered through Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program provides newcomers with valuable temporary Canadian work experience within federal government departments and agencies and private sector organizations for a specified period.


Internships are offered in categories such as: policy, administration, project management, computer science, communications, science and engineering. A mentor will be provided for the duration of the internship.


While most positions posted through FIN require a post-secondary degree, some administrative positions require only a secondary school diploma.


To be eligible you must:

  • be a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen in Canada less than 10 years
  • have the necessary language abilities in English (minimum Canadian Language Benchmark of 6-8) or French
  • have a post-secondary degree (with the exception of administrative positions where it is an asset)
  • be registered and successfully undergo mandatory screening for employment readiness
Click HERE to read more.
Youth In Policing Initiative
Youth In Policing Initiative

Summer Jobs for Students Ages 15-18

Once again, the Hamilton Police Service is offering eight weeks of fulltime paid summer employment, in partnership with the Government of Ontario's Ministry of Children and Youth Services, via grant funding for the Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI).


Students will have the opportunity to work in one or more departments over the eight week period, as well as participate in learning opportunities that will provide exposure to additional parts of the Police Service, e.g. Canine, Marine Unit, Communications, as well as learn important life skills, e.g. making exercise an important part of a daily routine, health/wellness, job searching, researching post secondary school options, saving/budgeting, etc.


Possible Placements Include Working in:
  • Accounting, Corporate Communications, Forensic Services - Video and Photography Assistance, Graffiti Eradication

  • Information Technology (IT), Radio Shop, Records, Stores Warehouse, Traffic Office

Click HERE to read more. 

In This Bulletin
Volunteer for Luminato 2013 with CultureLink
Hire Canada Job Fair & Training Expo
ICCC Awards and Gala Night
List of Occupations for Federal Skilled Worker Program Now Released
Supportive Mental Health Services for Homeless & Mentally ill South Asian
The Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program
Youth In Policing Initiative
What's New on NewBindian
Youth In Policing Initiative (YIPI) Summer Jobs for Students Ages 15-18

The Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program

List of Occupations for Federal Skilled Worker Program Now Released

Hire Canada's Job Fair & Training Expo

The Toronto Forum on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Citizenship Test Preparation

Canada Open for Business to Start-Up Entrepreneurs

Wellness workshop tool kit for South Asian seniors receives provincial attention

Super Visa is Super Popular

Citizenship Test Preparation

Historic New Immigration Program to Attract Job Creators to Canada

Changes to international student program proposed

WoodGreen Makes Opportunities for Newcomers

Celebrating Our Community

Canada designs new visa for immigrant entrepreneurs

Toronto a divided city; second-generation immigrants feel left out

Immigrant influx fuels uptick in multigenerational households

Canada needs more international students: report

Working in ethnic enclaves limits newcomers' opportunities

Provincial immigrant nominee programs

Answers for newcomers on purchasing a home

The Conservatives Anti-Asian Immigration Policies A Step Backwards!

Connecting Women - Inspiring Futures

Banking Basics

Immigrant entrepreneurs sought under Canada's new startup visa program

Building Citizenship Program

Cultural Access Pass

Digital Resource Centre Connects New Citizens to Their Communities

Canadians on Citizenship: a national survey reveals it means more than you think! 

Housing & Support Peel for Homeless or People with Mental Illness

Canadians Are Divided on the Actual Effect of Immigration

Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs Create Jobs and Contribute

The right province for you in Canada 


What's New on Bindi Blogs
Salimah My Body My Temple

These basic moves promote flexibility by loosening the muscles. These movements should be practices slowly with focus on the breath. For anyone with pre-existing condtions or a sedentary lifestyle check with your doctor before starting an exercise program.  And most importantly - you know your body best - if it hurts - don't do it

1. Alternate nostril breathing

Use the thumb of your right hand to block off your right nostril, fingers are pointing straight up like an antennae.  Breathe long and deep through the left nostril  1 minute. Switch sides.  1 minute.


2. Neck rolls

Drop your right ear to your right shoulder and inhale as you circle your neck back and inhale as you circle your neck forward.  5 x and then go in the opposite direction 5x.


3. Shoulder Rolls

Roll your shoulders up and back 5x.  Roll your shoulders forward.  5x.  

4. Tricep Stretch

Bring your left arm up over your head, palm touching the back of your shoulder.  Using your right hand, press your elbow back to further the stretch.  1 minute.  Switch sides.  1 minute.  

5. Chest stretch

Interlace your fingers behind your back. Inhale as you extend your arms up, breath long and deep.  Relax the pose and inhale as you bring the arms up again.  3 x

Click  HERE to read more.

Shamira Wellness
Quinoa Cookies!

I love nutrition and all things healthy - but one thing I'm not is a baker. I enjoy cooking, not baking. I've been told people are usually one or the other - I am definitely more of a cook. If I'm going to slave in the kitchen, I want a meal out of it, not something to have with tea!


That being said, I recently ventured into the world of baking with this great recipe provided by my friend and colleague, Dr. Joey Shulman. They are easy to make, healthy and delicious! So I thought I'd share it with you:


Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 2 dozen medium sized cookies
Prep time: 8 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes (plus cooling time)

  • 2 cups quinoa flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2-teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1 large organic egg
  • 1/2-teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
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Savia Music

The soundtrack of director Rohan Sippy's forthcoming romantic-comedy "Nautanki Saala" has a long list of songs and composers have managed to blend elements of romance and comedy very well in the songs. The eight original songs and their reprised, unplugged and remix versions are likely to woo music lovers. 

However, a couple of tracks would have niche listeners as they won't appeal to the masses. 

The album starts with romantic number "Mera mann kehne laga". Sung by Tulsi Kumar, the soothing, happy song can make you dream. The lyrics are dipped in romance and beautifully describe a lover's feelings.

Its reprise version is sung by Falak Shabir and maintains the romantic flavour, but is slow in pace. 

The next is "Saadi gali aaja". Although it has a strong music with lots of drum beats, don't misinterpret it for a typical dance number. Sung by Neeti Mohan and Ayushmann, it gradually gains tempo but does not cross the line to become a party song. 

The remix version is just faster and yes, you can think of shaking a leg on this one. 


Click HERE to read more. 



Amreen - bollywood


"Dum hai, Boss!" - the perky young Miss Congeniality in David Dhawan's "Chashme Baddoor", a far cry from the shastriya sangeet trainee tutti fruti-eating Deepti Naval in Sai Paranjpye's film, exclaims whenever she is impressed by her loverboy's dialogue-baazi. 


Exclamation marks are the only punctuations in this seamless comedy of courtship played at an impossibly high octave, without getting shrill.



'Farce' things first. Barring the core theme of two friends maliciously nipping the third friend's romance in the bud, and some mischievous sequences and characters from the original, which have been entirely re-interpreted as 'swines of the times', Dhawan's "Chashme Baddoor" is far(ce) removed from Paranjpye's original.


Those were days of relative innocence. Whistling at girls at bus stops, chasing unwilling girls to their homes, and landing up at their doorstep under assumed identities were all considered innocuous bachelor bacchanalia. In Paranjpye's "Chashme Buddoor", it was a big deal that Rakesh Bedi managed to get into Deepti Naval's bathroom pretending to be a plumber. 


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