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. 

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.

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.

Hispanic woman confidently smiling

Transitioning Careers as an Option for Newcomers in Canada

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.

Investing Towards Professional Accreditation

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.