Just Arrived in Canada? Things you need to know.
Here are some free resources to help you with starting your new life in Canada.
Living In Canada
Cities and towns across Canada can be great places to settle and start a new life. There are many cities for immigrants to make their settlement in Canada a great success and by doing your own research and taking advantage of all of the government funded programs and free resources available to you, you will be able to discover which one is right for you.read more
As a newcomer to Canada, you will find that you are meeting new people all the time. I found this to be a little scary at first, but after a few social events, I grew very confident in my elevator pitch. If you are unfamiliar with what an elevator pitch is it’s a short two-minute introduction about yourself. Once you have this ready to go you will be able to clearly and confidently introduce yourself in any situation. You should practice this a little so you know what you are going to say when someone inevitably asks you where you’re from and how you came to Canada.read more
The rules for getting a driving licence in Canada differ in each province and territory. Depending on which country you’re from, you may be able to simply exchange your foreign licence for a driver licence in Toronto, Ontario without the need to sit any road tests. In...read more
Manage Your Finances
When you arrive in Canada you will be able to get access to credit cards. It won't be a lot as your credit profile will still be thin. Until the banks get to know you a little better you will probably start with just one credit card. How you use this credit card will...read more
Checklist 3: Transferring finances One of the first things you should consider when packing up to come to Canada is how to transfer your cash and your other investments. Here are 6 options to consider. 1. Talk to your banker in your country of origin for advice. 2....read more
any newcomers to Canada discover that finding a job in Canada after arrival is a real challenge. An option for some is to start their own business. This can be a great alternative to going through extensive interview processes and making sure that you have a Canadian Style Resume.read more
Employment In Canada
1. Get a Social Insurance Number Obtaining a Social Insurance Number (SIN) is the first step you need to take in order to navigate the Canadian system. You will need this nine-digit number to open a bank account, apply for health insurance, get employed and access...read more
Many newcomers to Canada find that they struggle to find work in Canada for one very frustrating reason: their English skills need improvement. This can be a little disheartening, but do not worry. The Canadian government provides newcomers to Canada with language...read more
British Columbia is experiencing a huge labour shortage: in trades, 934,000 job openings are projected; in biotechnology, 33% of companies report skills shortages; and there is a ‘talent crisis’ in IT, BC Technology Report Card reports. These all translate to an immense economic loss for the province. Which is very good news for immigrants to Canada, that are looking for work in Canada.read more