I have my visa for Canada, now what?
First of all, congratulations are in order. You have your visa to Canada! You still have a lot to do. And, the main question you’ll ask yourself is now, what can I do to get ready for Canada? There are many things that you can do to prepare yourself for Canada. Here are just a few examples of important activities that will help you.
Take advantage of pre-arrival services
One of the first things that you can do to get ready for Canada is to take advantage of pre-arrival services. You would be amazed at how many pre-arrival services there are for newcomers to Canada. You can take advantage of many of the government funded training programs that are available, and use these programs to find a job once you arrive in Canada. These programs are a great way to build your professional network and learn skills that are essential to the Canadian workplace.
Attend free webinars and online events
Pre-arrival webinars are another great resource that are available to you. These webinars provide newcomers with a chance to speak with experts in Canada that understand what steps you can take to achieve success in Canada. You can attend many of these for free and are a fantastic way to learn about what you can expect in Canada.
Prepare for work in Canada before you arrive
One of the ways that you can prepare for work in Canada is by making sure that your resume is up to Canadian standards. There are a number of ways that you can do this, but essentially, you will need to do some research. Learn what Canadian employers look for on a resume, and make content and format changes to your resume. And, when you know what Canadian employers look for on a resume, you’ll improve your chances of finding the job that’s right for you.
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Create a plan for what to do when you arrive
You’ll need to have a plan for your first few weeks and months in Canada. This will include:
- Finding housing
- Finding a job
- And, a finding a method of transportation.
Take some time to research the city where you plan to live. Your research on cities in Canada will give you confidence that is has jobs available in your field, affordable housing and public transportation to major hubs in the area.
These are just a few of the important steps that you’ll need to take to get ready for Canada. Visit our site for more information and resources related to living in Canada. Most importantly, good luck with your preparations and as always, stay positive!