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22 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
Episode 16: Immigrating to Quebec as a skilled worker
Jane talks to Kemi Oyegunle, who moved to Quebec in 2018, with his wife and three children. He shares some of the challenges of immigrating to Canada as a skilled worker -- and the mentorship opportunity that helped him find rewarding employment. Here's a link to more information about employment assistance programs in Quebec: https://www.quebec.ca/en/employment/job-search-tips/employment-assistance
31 minutes | May 30, 2022
Episode 15: Learning French as Immigrants in Quebec
Janet talks to two of her friends — Fatima Okunola and Elisa George — about having to learn French and pass a French language exam, to apply for permanent residency in Quebec. They also delve into some of their experiences as English-speaking immigrants living in Montreal. We're releasing this episode just a few days after Quebec passed Bill 96 into law. Here are some articles that explain what the Bill is and the concerns it is raising for non-French speaking communities: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/bill-96-explained-1.6460764 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/immigration-impact-bill-96-1.6465770
28 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
Episode 14: Diving into Canada's dating scene
Happy 2022! In this episode, Janet talks to Nina Barango and Watson Ogoriba about the good and not-so-great experiences they've had with dating as immigrants in Canada. They also drop some tips on where to meet and connect with prospective daters. Nina is the founder of SoPlugged, an online directory for Black businesses: https://www.soplugged.com/ A few resources for people interested in therapy: -https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca -https://www.betterhelp.com/ -Find out if your company has an Employee Assistance Program that offers short or long-term therapy/counselling sessions.
21 minutes | Dec 29, 2021
Episode 13: Saying goodbye to 2021
Jane and Halima look back on the triumphs and challenges of 2021. They also discuss the lessons they are taking into the new year. This year, our episode with recruiter Rebecca Lee was featured in CIC News: https://www.cicnews.com/2021/02/how-to-get-a-job-in-canada-as-a-newcomer-0217228.html#gs.k5z69n We also got a shoutout in Franklin H. Ezenwa's new book, "Crack The Dream Job Code: How To Land Your Dream Job In Canada As An Immigrant”. More details about the book here: https://allroundachievers.com/
16 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Episode 12: Raising children in Canada
We talk to Adrian Rojo de la Vega about moving to Canada from Mexico and raising three daughters in a new country.
32 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Episode 11: One year later
Halima and Jane reflect on the first anniversary of the Navigating Canada podcast. They also check in with some of the international students who shared their concerns about the pandemic in the first episode of the podcast
31 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Episode 10: Saving and investing in Canada
We talk to two people who moved to Canada less than a decade ago about how they learned to save and invest in a new country.
10 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Episode 9: Plans for 2021
Halima and Jane reflect on the previous year, and talk about their personal plans for 2021.
27 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Episode 8: Things we wish we knew before moving to Canada
From the unforgiving cold to dealing with loneliness, we discuss some of the things we wish we knew before making the big move to Canada.
24 minutes | Oct 25, 2020
Special Episode: Nigeria's #EndSARS Protests
These are links to the tweets read in this episode: https://twitter.com/toch7i/status/1316432977241550849 and https://twitter.com/YeleBademosi/status/1314489647976853504 And here is a link to BBC articles on the #endSARS protests: https://www.bbc.com/news/topics/cezwd6k5k6vt/endsars-protests
24 minutes | Aug 15, 2020
Episode 6: Tips for finding work during the pandemic
Navigating Canada is hosting its first event - a free webinar about finding jobs in Canada during the pandemic. It is happening at 2 p.m. EST on Saturday, August 22nd. You can register here for the event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/finding-a-job-in-the-pandemic-tickets-115812597597
21 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
Episode 5: Finding a job during the pandemic
We hear from immigrants and international students, in Canada, who have found jobs during the pandemic. They share their stories and tips for getting work during this time.
24 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Episode 4: Researching anti-Black racism in Vancouver
Here is a link to Oludolapo's report on addressing anti-Black racism in Vancouver: https://sustain.ubc.ca/about/resources/towards-healthy-city-addressing-anti-black-racism-vancouver
13 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
Episode 3: Marching against anti-Black racism
We talk to Nova Stevens, an activist who helped to organize a Freedom March in Vancouver, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
24 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
Episode 2: Support for international students during pandemic
We hear from a college and university about how they are supporting their international students through COVID-19. Navigating Canada also reflects on the global protests against police brutality and anti-black racism.
13 minutes | May 26, 2020
Episode 1: Canada's international students and COVID-19
International students share stories about how they are coping with spread of COVID-19 in Canada.
2 minutes | May 19, 2020
Introducing: Navigating Canada
Janet Audu and Halima Olajumoke Sogbesan introduce Navigating Canada, a new podcast telling stories of the experiences of international students in Canada.
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