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A Round Up of (Some of) the Best Resources for Newcomers to Canada

Welcome to Canada! Canada is globally known for our high quality of life, civil liberties, education, economic freedom, gender equality, environmental sustainability, and public services. Canada is home to many cultures and accepts people from all walks of life with open arms. However, no matter what your reason for coming here or how wonderful Canada feels, once you’re here navigating the systems created for newcomers to Canada can be confusing, time consuming, and overwhelming. 

We’ve collected (just some) of the best resources for newcomers to Canada that we could find, to help your transition.

3 Pages to Bookmark If You Want to Know More About Moving to Canada

1. Express Entry: the government of Canada manages immigration applications through the Express Entry program, using permanent residency applications to fill labour gaps and giving newcomers to Canada a straightforward way to enter and stay in Canada. Bookmark Are You Eligible for Express Entry? if you want to learn more. 

2. YMCA Newcomer Information Centre: the YMCA is a trusted organization for newcomers. Bookmark the Newcomer Information Centre to discuss settlement needs, get reliable information on employment, education, and training, language classes, and healthcare with Information and Referral Specialists. Take part in webinars and workshops to learn about life in Canada.

3. Virtual Referral System for New Canadians to the Skilled Trades: there are so many opportunities in Canada, especially here in Ontario East. Whether you already work in the skilled trades, or are considering a transition to the skilled trades, bookmark this page to:

  • learn about living, working, and training in Ontario East
  • why you should work in the skilled trades
  • how to access resources to make your move to Canada easier, and
  • join the network to stay up to date about job opportunities in the skilled trades in Ontario East 

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We Make the Case for Ontario East With These Resources for Newcomers

International Students Will Find Jobs in Ontario East: With many post-secondary schools and training programs, co-op programs, and apprenticeships, Ontario East is a land of opportunity for international students. Find resources for international students to help you train for a career and settle here in Ontario East. 

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Your Quality of Life Matters Most: We might be biased but you won’t find a better quality of life here in Ontario East. Not only have cities in the region been named one of the best places to live in the country, there’s a low cost of living, access to the Great Canadian Wilderness, plenty of jobs, and lots of training opportunities here. Learn about Quality of Life in Eastern Ontario.

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You’ll Always Be Busy in Ontario East: There’s so much to see and do in and around Ontario East, it gets hard to keep track of it all. So, we made it easier! Check the Events in Eastern Ontario page to see what’s coming up and what’s happening in the region. 

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Use Tools to Help You Find Jobs: Have you used labour market information (LMI) to help you find a job before? With such a strong workforce, there’s plenty of information about employment in the region. In Ontario East there are 5 LMI Help Desks to help you make an informed decision about your job search once you’re living in Canada. 

Labour market information is any information that helps people make decisions about employment and work, like information about jobs, industries, training, places to live and work, who is working where, and how much money workers make. 

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We can’t wait to welcome you to Ontario East!

External links are provided as informational resources only and are not necessarily endorsed by Ontario East.



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