April 23, 2014
Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced new measures in key economic immigration programs to prepare for next year's launch of Express Entry, Canada's new active recruitment model
Express Entry will lead to a faster and more flexible economic immigration system that will address Canada's economic and labour market needs. See details below.

If you are already an internationally trained professional new to Canada, CultureLink can help you find your career path and overcome employment barriers. 
Come to their Speed-Matching session this Thursday and meet a mentor from your field.  See details below!   
New Canadians can also experience new opportunities via the Volunteer Experience with Luminato 2014. Volunteering is a great way to obtain positive work experience and also make new connections and expand your network.  Interested? See details below.
Experience networking at a global level by attending the 23rd Annual NetIP Conference which will be hosted this Labour Day Weekend (Aug 29 to September 1) in Atlanta! See details below and take advantage of early bird pricing!

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Canada India Infrastructure Forums 
CIF Forums  
The emergence of India in the past decade into an economic superpower has put the spotlight on infrastructure as a major area of opportunity, which Canada can help India to address.

As with its previous theme based Canada India Forums, Canada India Foundation (CIF) is organizing an ambitious program that will bring together some of the most prominent stakeholders and players in the Canadian and Indian infrastructure sectors to identify opportunities for cooperation and address challenges.


When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Where: Carleton University


When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Friday, April 25, 2014
Where: Shangri-La Hotel

For tickets please click HERE.

  • Provide a platform for infrastructure sector specific dialogue among Indian and Canadian stakeholders
  • Present current developments in the infrastructure sector in India
  • Promote mutual business opportunities for Canadian and Indian infrastructure companies
  • Develop and publish a policy paper on infrastructure cooperation between Canada and India
For more information please click HERE.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.
CultureLink Career Mentorship 
 Attention internationally trained professionals new to Canada!
CultureLink is here to help you find your career path and overcome employment barriers. Come to their Speed-Matching sessions to choose the right Mentor!

You are going to meet Mentors from different fields, including: 
  • Banking & Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing Communication
  • Insurance
  • Engineering
  • Teaching
To participate, you must: 
  • Be a Landed Immigrant or Convention Refugee (bring your PR card to the session)
  • Be 19 years or older
  • Have a job-ready level of English proficiency
  • Register with Tanya to obtain a number - this is a by-invitation-only event
  • Refreshments will be provided.  

Refreshments will be provided.


When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 
Where: CultureLink 
Time: 6pm - 8:30pm 
Tickets: This is a FREE event

To register and to get more information on other Career Mentoring Events, please contact Tanya at 416-588-6288 ext. 210 or via Email.

For more information please click HERE.


This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.
Volunteer Experience with Luminato 2014 
Interested in Volunteering?

Join New Canadian Volunteer Experience with Luminato 2014!

  • Obtain positive work experience for future career
  • Be connected with an experienced mentor
  • Get training in public-speaking, social media and marketing
  • Receive personalized reference letters
  • Make new connections and expand your network
Join us if you:
  • are interested in new experiences
  • hold a valid Permanent Resident Card or
  • you are a convention refugee 18 years or older
  • can commit 35 volunteer hours in April, May and June
  • can attend a 3.5 hour session on April 26th
For more information & registration please call Rakesh 416-588-6288 ext. 226 or by Email

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com. 
CIF Award Gala 2014
CIF Award Gala 2014   
This year's CIF Chanchlani Global Indian Award recipient is Infosys founder and Executuve Chairman, Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, named by Time magazine as the father of India's IT sector.
  • Raising Global Profile of people of Indian origin
  • Recognizes the transformation of India into a global economy
  • Celebrates the global contribution of people of Indian origin
  • Recognizes ONE outstanding Global Indian
  • $50,000 to Award recipient's charity of choice and Award trophy
  • First award of its kind outside India
  • Sponsored entirely by private, individual global achievers
When: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Where: Westin Harbour Castle Hotel
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Tickets: Single $300 | Table of 10 $2,500

For corporate tables, please contact Kalyan Sundaram via Email or call 416-779-5237.

For more information please click HERE.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com. 
Impact of Family Violence Conference: A South Asian Perspective 
Social Services Network   
The Social Services Network and partners are proud to present the Fourth annual conference, "Impact of family violence: a South Asian perspective" on May 14th & 15th in Durham Region.

Hosted by the Durham Regional Police.

Partner abuse is a serious and globally prevalent public health issue. In 2006, Statistics Canada reported that there were over 38,000 incidents of family violence reported to the police all across Canada.

While violence against women impacts all sectors of the community, female, child victims and seniors who are recent immigrants and/or of low-income status are more likely to suffer more severe and prolonged abuse in their relationships.

There is a need to break the cycle of family violence within the South Asian community in the Greater Toronto Area by bringing about multi-level change - within individuals, the communities and the institutional system.

When: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 & Thursday, May 15, 2014 
Where: University of Ontario Institue of Technology & Durham College 
Time: 8am to 5pm (both days) 
Tickets: Early Bird $100 (before April 15) | Regular $130

To purchase tickets or for more information please click HERE or contact Meccana Ali at 905-940-7864 ext. 223 or via Email.

The Conference Aims To:
  • Implement an informative, empowering and engaging conference on family violence within the South Asian community and to bring awareness and change
  • Expose Family Violence issues/challenges and identify the root causes
  • Inform the public of all services and programs including community programs (Government and NGO's) that currently support family violence
  • Empower decision makers to be able to make informed decisions and assess the possibilities of implementing short-term and long-term changes
This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com. 
23rd Annual NetIP North America Conference
NetIP NA  
Network of Indian Professionals (NetIP) North America is excited to announce their 23rd Annual NetIP NA Conference in the vibrant city of Atlanta, Georgia on Labor Day weekend!
When: Friday, August 29, 2014 to Monday, September 1, 2014 
Where: The Westin Buckhead Atlanta 
Tickets: $275 for a LIMITED TIME & refundable until June 30, 2014

To register & purchase tickets please click HERE.


The Network of Indian Professionals (NetIP) has empowered South Asian professionals for over 20 years through our 4 pillars: Professional Development, Cultural Awareness, Community Service, and Political Awareness. We have 23 chapters.

NetIP North America's mission is to serve as the unequivocal voice for the South Asian Diaspora by developing and engaging a cohesive network of professionals to benefit the community.

For more information please click HERE.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com. 
What's New on NewBindian!
Settling in Canada    
Preparing for the launch of "Express Entry"

Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced new measures in key economic immigration programs to prepare for next year's launch of Express Entry, Canada's new active recruitment model. Express Entry will lead to a faster and more flexible economic immigration system that will address Canada's economic and labour market needs.

To prepare for the launch of Express Entry in 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will begin accepting applications under new caps for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC), starting May 1, 2014. These measures will ensure a steady supply of skilled workers who are settling in Canada permanently and helping to supplement the Canadian workforce in areas where there are skills shortages.

Read more HERE.
What's New on NewBindian!
TiEQuest 2014 Winner

After another successful season, TiE Toronto is pleased to announce that Seamless Mobile Health is the winner of TiEQuest 2014, at the finals - awards gala last evening, which was held at the Arcadian Court, Toronto.

The evening included pitches from the five finalists followed by live crowdsourced voting by the audience. The final winner was determined via the combined wisdom of a panel of expert judges and the audience vote. TiEQuest gratefully acknowledges the in-kind support provided by Ryerson University's Digital Media Zone (DMZ) with the use of their software for the audience crowdsourced voting process.

Read more HERE.
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