Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Help for New Canadian Immigrants

Coming to a new country and starting anew can be more than a daunting task. Many newcomers, to Canada, will face different types of challenges whether it is having to adjust to a new culture, or new way of living; settling into a specific region or looking for jobs.

I know firsthand because I immigrated to Canada in over a decade ago and had to go through many challenges myself. However, there are ways to minimize these challenges by preparing and pacing yourself.

On this blog, I have created various free online resources to help new Canadian immigrants settle in and start off their life on the right foot. Currently, I’ve developed the following information resources for newcomers to Canada:

New Immigrant’s Checklist: this online resource will walk you through, step-by-step, on some of the key things that you need to do when you first land in Canada. Some new immigrants may decided to do their landing and go back to their country and then return within the stipulated period. Others may do their landing and immediately start settling into Canada. This checklist covers many important things like applying for a Permanent Resident (PR) card, applying for your Social Insurance Number, applying for your Healthcare Card, opening a bank account, applying for a driver’s license, enrolling your children in school (if applicable to you), and other important aspects like looking for a job.

Job Search & Interview Preparation Guide: this online resource will help new Canadian immigrants with their job search in Canada. Settling in a new country is one challenge, but looking for work is another challenge you need to face. However, if you prepare yourself and stay focused, you will be successful in this challenge as well. The Job Search Guide will walk you through the process of what you need to do to effectively prepare for getting a job like preparing your resume, knowing where to look for jobs, how to apply for jobs, the importance of networking, how to prepare for job interview in Canada, and much more.

Hope you find these online resources helpful. If you have any questions, you can feel free to contact me. Wishing you all the best in your new endeavours!