Gate21 is a resource for newcomers to Canada with the goal of ensuring that skilled immigrants can find meaningful and timely employment. Stephen Chase is the founder of this Toronto based business and we talked with him to learn more about Gate21 and what all newcomers should keep in mind while adapting to a new […]

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Good health is a combination of adequate exercise and the right diet. But when illness strikes, it’s often great to have educated doctors and qualified nurses. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is trying to make it easier for internationally educated nurses (IENs) to work in Canada by offering them a PASS – Pre Arrival Supports […]

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YMCA of Greater Toronto has launched Next Stop Canada, a pre-arrival settlement service designed for overseas immigrants whose permanent residence application is in its final stages. An online platform, it delivers settlement information, orientation and referral services, and helps participants prepare for their new life in Canada, through its two programs; The Electronic Newcomer Information […]

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Being able to work in their career of choice, is an important part of the settlement process for skilled immigrants in Canada, CanPrep, offered by JVS Toronto, is a free specialized employment program designed for internationally trained individuals immigrating to Canada to help them quickly connect to a career. The program is offered online so […]

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Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) is an online learning program to help immigrants with job search strategies and integration into Canadian workplace, before they arrive in Canada. Funded by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), SOPA delivers pre-arrival orientation, employment and workplace culture communication support for immigrants focusing on job search, job readiness and job retention. SOPA’s courses […]

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Canada has two official languages and it is important for newcomers to be familiar with at least one of these two official languages. Languages help make friends, build networks and open the doors to jobs and other services. In addition, it is to become a Canadian citizen, one must demonstrate adequate knowledge of one of […]

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Pre-arrival immigrants who intend to work in the food and beverage processing industry in Canada will have the opportunity to come better prepared for the job market thanks to the newly developed Pre-Arrival Food Safety Management Training (PAFSMT) Program. The online program is introduced by The Food Processing Human Resources Council (FPHRC); it targets people […]

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This Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada video aimed at yet-to-arrive immigrants gives valuable tips to ease the process of settling down in Canada. Being equipped with English or French language skills, carrying education, marriage, adoption and other documents, enquiring to check whether one’s profession is regulated or not, getting international education and experience assessed to check […]

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