In Canada, primary (elementary) and secondary education are managed by each province or territory. Attendance is mandatory for children to receive an education. Many schools have settlement workers to help children and parents who are new to Canada. Ask your school about this if you’re interested.
Are you planning to arrive in Hamilton? Join us to learn about the city you’ll be settling in as a new resident of Hamilton. This presentation will help you understand…
As you plan for your settlement in Canada, you’ll have many questions about your daily life as a newcomer. It is important to familiarize yourself with Canada’s customs, values, and…
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.
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.
For over 25 years, YMCA Immigrant Services has supported the settlement needs of newcomers in Nova Scotia. We offer programs and services that help newcomers and their families in schools and communities across the province.
Founded in 1870, Manitoba means “where the spirit lives” in the languages of the Indigenous people who first lived in the region. Commonly referred to as ‘Friendly Manitoba,’ the province’s urban and rural communities are diverse and welcoming. It is also dubbed as a “keystone” province due to its geographical shape and and central position in Canada.
Regardless of what drove you to step out of your comfort zone to land in a new country and start over from scratch, you definitely had lots of courage and self-motivation to do so. However, is motivation alone always a key to make things happen?
It is often overlooked that the immigration process is ultimately like moving but to another country, and this can create unique and particular challenges to which newcomers must continually adjust and adapt. It is an exciting new chapter in life, but it can quickly become exhausting.
You have heard a million reasons why immigrating to Canada is great for your future. It could be for international labour experience, for promises of higher educations, or for a simple change in scenery. Regardless of your reasons, did you know Canada’s just as lucky to have you?