CDETNO (Conseil de développement économique des Territoires du Nord-Ouest) provides a welcome and Integration Services to newcomers and immigrants (individuals and families) to the Northwest Territories, even years after their arrival. Our team works together with newcomers to create lasting connections with the new community they settle in.
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.
Are you interested in learning more about the Francophone culture in Canada? Have you ever thought about learning French? Are you enjoying the French-learning experience?
It’s great if you are!
So, you’ve landed in Canada and want to continue your career as a Marketing and Communications Professional. You may be a junior professional, a seasoned expert, or somewhere in between—the ideal goal for you is to get a job at the same level you previously had in your country of origin or even better.