Prepare, network, and stay optimistic: Anchal’s Story

My name is Anchal Sawhney and I’m a banking professional with over 9 years of experience in customer service, building collaborative relationships, and providing innovative solutions to address clients’ concerns. I moved to Toronto in September 2018 from New Delhi, India, and have a post-graduate diploma in banking and financial support services. This is my story. My husband and I moved to…

Realizing my Canadian dream: Sandeep’s story

My name is Sandeep Kaher and I’m from New Delhi, India. I landed in Canada with my wife in August 2015 for studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC). I’m a graduate in biomedical engineering and have completed an executive course in sales and marketing from the Indian Institute of Management Studies, Calcutta (IIM-C). Back in India, I worked with GE…

Personal Branding for a Successful Career in Canada

When we hear the word ‘brand’ we may instantly think of well-known products like Nike, Google, Apple and Amazon. Each is immediately recognizable and stands for something that is distinctly their own. This month Arrive is focused on supporting newcomers on their personal brand. In Canada, it is an important factor in your career journey. This blog will outline the basics of…

Arrive Launch: A memorable evening of networking and connections

Yesterday evening nearly 300 people, newcomers and industry professionals, came together at the RBC Auditorium in Toronto to celebrate the launch of Arrive Connections. Even before the speakers and presenters took to the stage, the place was buzzing with energy and excitement as the attendees demonstrated how networking works, actively engaged, exchanged introductions with one another and started building their professional network.…

Network and connect to better your job prospects: Rohit’s story

My name is Rohit Dandona and I’m originally from India. I moved to Toronto, Canada in March 2019 with my family. I have over 11 years of experience in international trade with expertise in trade finance, commercial lending structures, shipping, logistics, and foreign exchange management. Back in India, I have worked with organizations such as Maersk, Yes Bank, Kotak Mahindra, Standard Chartered,…

Renting in Toronto: Tips for your first home

As a next step, I reached out to the realtor to schedule viewings for all the listings I shortlisted. He was super helpful and asked me for 3 items to proceed: Employment letter, a Credit report from EQUIFAX, and the Rental agreement. I was also asked to provide 2 references (names and contact information) of individuals who knew me in Canada; I…