We're excited to provide this service to canadianimmigrant.ca and look forward to helping the thousands of new Canadians and international students using this service.
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) November 11, 2008
canadianimmigrant.ca has added a new tool to its site, EDge Interactive's SchoolFinder, that makes finding the right Canadian educational program or school quick and easy to do. SchoolFinder's unique and powerful database of over 1,700 colleges and universities across Canada allows users to research and learn about post-secondary programs, school profiles, application requirements and available scholarships.
Each year, Canada welcomes more than 250,000 new immigrants to the country; most of whom quickly realize that getting a job in their field of expertise is harder than they anticipated. In fact, 67 per cent of immigrants polled for StatsCan's Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada said they planned to further their education or training, and most immigrants believe that further education was important to their success in Canada.
"It is very challenging for newcomers to wade through all the educational options in Canada. With the launch of SchoolFinder on canadianimmigrant.ca, we're providing a much needed service to Canadian immigrants, to help them sift through the barrage of educational options in Canada," says Nick Noorani, founder and publisher of Canadian Immigrant.
"Canada is among the top destinations for immigrants considering a change in location. Many immigrants believe that education is key to raising their standard of living and being successful in their new environment," says Chris Wilkins, CEO and President of EDge Interactive. "We're excited to provide this service to canadianimmigrant.ca and look forward to helping the thousands of new Canadians and international students using this service."
The SchoolFinder tool can be found in the education section on canadianimmigrant.ca along with other useful resources and a wide variety of post-secondary education stories and issues. And, until November 25, 2008, readers can enter canadianimmigrant.ca's Back-to-School Contest for their chance to win $500 cash towards a Canadian school of their choice. A total of three (3) bursaries will be awarded via random draw.
About SchoolFinder and EDge Interactive:
The SchoolFinder group has been helping students for the right school for their needs for over 13 years. The family of websites including SchoolFinder.com, ScholarshipsCanada.com, and StudyinCanada.com serves over 200,000 visitors every month, and has an opt-in database of over 450,000 students, parents and counselors.
The SchoolFinder Group is owned by EDge Interactive, one of Canada's leading education technology companies, including its leading CRM technology ezRecruit™.
About Canadian Immigrant and canadianimmigrant.ca:
Attracting over 265,000 readers each month, Canadian Immigrant helps new Canadians build a successful life and home during their first years in Canada. Its mandate to inform, educate and motivate provides hands-on, easy-to-access content for newcomers looking for information -- from careers, education and settling in to culture, money and business. The monthly print publication is distributed in Toronto and Vancouver.
canadianimmigrant.ca reaches immigrants nationwide, offering tools and resources that help newcomers settle into their new communities -- connecting immigrants with each other as well as with immigrant experts and prospective employers. Along with exclusive online stories and special series, canadianimmigrant.ca offers free access to interactive job, school and home finders plus immigrant experts at Ask the Experts, where immigrants can send in their pressing questions on various topics relevant to newcomers.
Canadian Immigrant is owned by Star Media Group, a division of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited.