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
There is a certain set of etiquette expectations that Canadians have in any professional or social setting, from how you shake hands to your basic manners. First, shake hands firmly. This gives the impression that you are genuine and confident. Hold the handshake for...read more
You may have heard stories about the Canadian winter being very harsh and long. The truth is that, yes the winter is cold, with temperatures reaching as low as minus 20 degrees in Toronto and Ottawa. However, with just a little planning ahead and a few new clothes, you will find that you can be comfortable in these temperatures. More good news is that your home will have central heating, making it warm and cozy throughout the winter. The same is true of nearly every indoor space, so you will not have to spend too long outdoors if you don’t want to.read more
As many immigrants to Canada find out, volunteering can be a great way to gain Canadian work experience. Which is typically essential if you want to be successful in applying for work in Canada. With the holidays fast approaching, this is a great time to get some volunteering hours under your belt. Many charitable organisations are ramping up their programs at this time of year due to the increased demand for their services around Christmas.read more
Manage Your Finances
1. Settle your affairs Pay your debts. Review your insurance policies. Cancel your monthly services and obtain the necessary proof. Sell your properties, or make solid arrangements on how to manage them from afar. In the stress of moving to another country, it is...read more
There are many industries in Canada that are in need of skilled and experienced workers. They are looking to newcomers to fill the available jobs. In order to make sure that newcomers like you are ready to work in these positions, the government of Canada has funded some really good pre-arrival training programs. Programs like these will allow newcomers to continue their career in Canada as well as explore alternative careers.read more
Many newcomers to Canada will find that there are many roadblocks along the way to continuing to work in their chosen field. It could be that you have to get your international qualifications and certifications assessed or that you simply need some Canadian experience under your belt before you can enter your profession in Canada.read more
Employment In Canada
Now that you have your visa and are well on your way to landing in Vancouver, Canada, you’re probably starting to think about what job you want to do once you arrive. Here are some important steps to getting you ready for living in British Columbia.read more
Opening a bank account is one of the first things any newcomer should do. You will need it to have easy access to your money and to pay for various goods and services; also, most employers prefer to deposit salaries in chequing accounts. Accessing funds at banks from...read more
Before you arrive in Canada, you will already be thinking about finding a job in Canada. The good news is that you don’t have to get ready to work alone. At Prepare for Canada, we want you to be able to already be well on your way to finding a job in Canada, even...read more