Marcus transitions to new career

Marcus transitions to new career

For more than 60 years, the Catholic Centre for Ottawa (CCI) has been helping refugees and immigrants settle, integrate and thrive in Canada. One of our programs is Career Transitions, a joint adventure with World Skills. This program provides focused training for...
A successful transition for Inga

A successful transition for Inga

After seven years of living in Canada, Inga Bohnekamp is sounding more and more like a Canadian. “The winters are so long and the summers here are so humid!” Inga started her Canadian adventure when she studied psychology as an exchange student in 2003–2004 at the...
Cleo becoming a family doctor

Cleo becoming a family doctor

When Cleo was a little girl in Taiwan, she dreamed of being a doctor. She studied hard and one day realized her dream. But when she moved to Canada with her husband, that dream almost died … until she connected with the Catholic Centre for Immigrants. Thanks to our...
Mentors help newcomers thrive

Mentors help newcomers thrive

Everyone can benefit from a helping hand now and again. Sometimes, that helping hand takes the form of a mentor. A mentor is someone who has been there before you and can guide you through that next stage of your life or career. Many businesses uses mentoring as a way...
CCI offers training to transition

CCI offers training to transition

Moving to a new country can be a daunting task. Some people decide to come to Canada because they want to explore new opportunities. For others, it’s a safe haven from poverty or war. Finding a place to live and a job are two of the most pressing needs most...