Globally known, Ottawa is the capital of Canada in the province of Ontario. It is a government town. You can’t miss Parliament Hill and many other government institutions situated here. Ottawa is a bilingual city, both English and French; the city is close to the province of Quebec. French is Canada’s second official language.
In our previous blog, we discussed steps on how you can set up your finances in Canada. In this follow-up blog, we will discuss further steps you can take to make your financial transition to Canada a complete success.
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.
Tips From An Internationally Trained Professional: A Newcomer Arriving in A Small Rural Community in Ontario
Leaving the small island state of Grenada, a warm tropical island in the southern Caribbean, was one of the most significant decisions of my life. Having already achieved a successful career there, deciding to relocate to Canada was not easy. I had to say goodbye to very close family and friends and a cherished legacy of a very fruitful career. It also involved leaving temperatures ranging from 19 to 31 degrees Celsius influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea and an only 5-minute drive to the world-famous Grand Anse Beach.
Congratulations and welcome! Soon you will be starting a new life in Canada, and while this might be exciting, it can also be a little scary. Moving to a new country requires patience as you deal with all the changes you will encounter, especially when it comes to managing your money and finances.
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.
It must be January in Toronto. My neighbor just texted me that he is gleefully flooding his outdoor rink tonight because the projected two-week forecast calls for temperatures averaging minus 10 degrees Celsius. Oh, Canadians love to chat about the weather, don’t we! And soon, you will, too.
Written by: Rentals For Newcomers For many newcomers to Canada, settlement follows a familiar pattern: arrive, get a short-term rental, then a longer-term rental and then, for some, buy that…
There is more than one reason why workers want to change their careers. You could be thinking changing your career to pursue your true passion; maybe you are looking for a change or perhaps you are moving to a new country in which your skills set needs to be reassessed and evaluated to make sure that they are compliant with the regulations at your new workplace and to guarantee your safety and the safety of the people who surround you at work and the public who depend on your services.
Before arriving in Saskatchewan, Reyaine Mendoza was a privacy lawyer for five years in the Philippines. Like many newcomers, Reyaine had expectations and goals of continuing her professional practice in Canada. Unfortunately, many skilled newcomers cannot find suitable career options because some Canadian employers may not recognize their international credentials. As a result, Reyaine is unable to practice in her desired career in Canada.