Like most immigrants, Nick Noorani faced many personal and professional challenges after immigrating to Canada. It took him some time to get 100% settled in Canada and work in his field.

Searching for answers about why this happened, he realized that he hadn’t done sufficient research on the labour market or the jobs that were available in Vancouver, his destination city of in Canada. As well, he discovered that he was not alone. That most newcomers come to Canada having not researched or prepared enough.

Download the Know Before You Go workbook today to learn how you can best prepare for your future in Canada.


Part of Nick’s own journey became exploring this immigrant phenomenon, to find out what immigrants need to do before and after they immigrate in order to succeed. As you prepare to make your move to Canada, Nick shares with you his research about the things you need to know before you go.


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Credentialing (Video)

Soon you will be in Canada and now is a good time to prepare for the Canadian labour market and work on having your credentials evaluated. It’s important to start this process before you move, as preparing the papers needed, having them translated and even, in some cases, starting the pre-arrival credential application will save you a lot of time and frustration. Continue reading

Choosing the arrival location (Video)

As you may know, Canada is a huge country, with diverse cultures, communities, climates and employment opportunities. And the economic benefits for you and your family vary tremendously from province to province.That’s why it is important for you to choose carefully the province and the city you will live in, based on your research of the job market for your particular industry or profession. Continue reading

Priority Occupations

In recent years, the Canadian immigration system has changed whom it lets into the country. While still based on a points system, the Federal Skilled Worker Program has become more selective based on Canada’s economic and labour needs.

Currently, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) only considers Federal Skilled Worker applications from skilled professionals and tradespeople who have experience in one of only 29 proscribed occupations.

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