The What, How and Why of Targeted Resumes

Are you thinking about leaping into entrepreneurship and self-employment? With the right support in place, self-employment is a highly viable option for newcomers to Canada. Instead of spending 40-plus hours of your week contributing to someone else’s company, you could be using that time to create your own business—allowing you to set your schedule and make your own decisions while still generating an income.

Settling in Secondary Cities for More Affordable Housing

Just as the housing price in gateway cities continues to soar and rental vacancy rates plummet,  Canada is preparing to welcome 1.3 million newcomers over three years, and the demand for housing will only grow! Questions persist about this country’s ability to meet that demand, particularly in the major urban centres.

The other reality is that housing costs vary widely from city to city, with the popular gateway urban centres like Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal being by far the most expensive.

English Test-Taking for Newcomers to Canada

CELPIP stands for the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program and is an English test that allows test takers to demonstrate their ability to function in English. The CELPIP Test has been designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for use by individuals applying for permanent resident status and citizenship in Canada. 

A Letter to Newcomers: From A Quebecois Newcomer Coordinator

I grew up dealing with dusty surfaces and hot weather, so moving to Québec City was a huge adjustment! It is the opposite here, from the temperatures, the geography (no ocean beach), the language, customs, etc. Even though I thought I was ready for this significant change, it proved more challenging when I arrived. I soon learned that having as much information as possible is essential for a smooth settling into your new city.