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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

Customs and etiquette

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...

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4 Essential Items For Your First Winter in Canada

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.

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How to find volunteering opportunities during the holidays

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.

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Manage Your Finances

Explore Great Alternative Careers in Canada

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.

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What is an Alternative Career?

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.

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Employment In Canada

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