Multicultural Issues

Common Ground: A How-To Guide for Employers (2010)

This guide is designed to help employers set up and deliver their own English in the Workplace (EWP) programs. It discusses how differences in language, culture and level of integration into the community can affect workplace safety, productivity and retention rates.

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2010-03-24

Common Ground: Facilitator's Manual (2010)

This manual is designed to provide both experienced and first-time English in the Workplace Program (EWP) facilitators with a ready-to-use curriculum and training guide that introduces workers from outside Canada to concepts of safety, pronunciation clarity, cultural awareness and other essential workplace skills.

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2010-03-24

Income Tax Worksheets (2009)

The worksheets begin by explaining the concept of income tax, including what the government does with the money it collects. It also explains deductions for pensions, taxes and employment insurance.

Other topics include who pays income tax and why; papers to keep for tax time; determining marital status; filing a return; getting help with filing; and dealing with income-tax problems.

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2010-03-24

Credit Worksheets (2009)

The worksheets begin with an explanation of credit and debt, including credit history and credit reporting. One worksheet deals exclusively with newcomer loans. Other worksheets explain different kinds of borrowing, like a credit card; loan; line of credit; or payday loan.

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2010-03-24

Banking Worksheets (2009)

This booklet is part of the Newcomers Finances series produced by Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF). The worksheets cover a range of banking matters, including opening an account; cashing a government cheque; making deposits and withdrawals; direct deposit; preauthorized debits; Internet and telephone banking; banking fees; and dealing with banking problems. Each section includes step-by-step descriptions of each banking activity.

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2010-03-24

Newcomer Finances (2009)

Instructor's Manual

The manual is designed for teachers in adult language classes or workers at settlement agencies. These instructors are not expected to be experts on financial matters.

Among the topics addressed are banking, credit, income tax, government support programs, investments, insurance and fraud.

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2010-03-17

The bottom line, No. 6 (1997)

July 1997

This issue of the newsletter contains articles about the completion of a needs assessment of essential skills by the Construction Owners’ Association of Alberta; crossing cultural gaps with workers for whom English is a second language; and the establishment of WoodLINKS, a partnership between the British Columbia education system and the wood-products industry to increase awareness of careers in that field.

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2010-03-03

Credit in a New Country: A Guide to Credit in Canada (2009)

This is another in a series of free self-help guides prepared by Consolidated Credit Counselling Services of Canada. It is aimed at newcomers to Canada, who may be dealing with systems of borrowing that are different from those in their country of origin.

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2010-02-24

Adult Immigrant Learning Needs in Atlantic Canadian Communities (2008)

Report on a Series of Community Knowledge-Exchange Meetings

The report grew out of consultations held during the first six months of 2008 in Atlantic Canada. Immigrants were asked to discuss their experiences with adult learning since coming to Canada.

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2010-02-10

African Canadian Knowledge Exchange Community Outreach Report (2008)

ANNOTATION: This report summarizes what was learned from a community outreach program held during the first six months of 2008. The African Canadian Knowledge Exchange gathered information at eight meetings held in March and April in Atlantic Canada.

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2010-02-10

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