If you are new to Canada, about to move to Canada, or considering starting moving to Canada, take some time out to read about First Nations and the Indigenous people. Their land has welcomed many refugees and immigrants from all over the world. Learning and understanding this history should be your first step in your settlement journey.
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.
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.
Part of landing your first job as a newcomer is making a personal impression. That’s where a cover letter comes in. A cover letter provides an opportunity to go beyond your experience in the Canadian job market and talk about what you bring to the table that others don’t.
In this blog, established professional immigrants share what they wish they had known about working in Canada, before arrival.
After landing in Canada four months ago, newcomer Garry received a job offer. These are some tips that worked for him, both before & after his move.
In the past ten years, Abnoos has immigrated no less than four times around the world before coming to call Canada her home. What tips does this veteran newcomer have to share with other newcomers to Canada?
Before immigrating to Canada, Rakshak made sure to be proactive by using our pre-arrival settlement services, making him feel more confident about his move.
Next Stop Canada is recognizing and valuing the contributions made by mentor Sukhjit Singh, recent recipient of the Sovereign Medal for Volunteers Award.
Homesickness is a common feeling among newcomers immigrating to a new country. However, there are many things you can do once you arrive to overcome this.