ImmigrationSeptember 2, 2021

How to apply for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

Canada welcomes newcomers with different skills, work experience, and education to contribute to the economy and make a new life here. While many immigrants apply to settle in Canada as permanent residents (PR) through the Express Entry system, there are other programs that might make it easier for you to [...]

CareerSeptember 1, 2021

Networking tips for newcomers to Canada

As a newcomer, networking can be your gateway to the Canadian job market. It gives you an opportunity to understand the employment landscape, plan your career path based on insights from other professionals, and identify mentors who can guide you and offer moral support during your job search. However, the [...]

CareerAugust 26, 2021

How to network virtually: What newcomers in Canada need to know

Newcomers to Canada already faced an uphill task of adjusting to their new life and starting a career in Canada, but COVID-related restrictions made things even harder. However, after an initial period of adjustment, virtual networking and remote job interviews have become the norm.  Now, even with COVID-19 restrictions easing [...]

FamilyFinanceAugust 23, 2021

Making a will as a newcomer in Canada

Moving to a new country like Canada is an exciting prospect. And there are many important areas you’ll focus on when settling into a new country. Finding employment, housing, health coverage and building your finances can take precedence. But once you’re settled in Canada, it’s also important to protect yourself [...]

CareerAugust 23, 2021

12 tips to help you build your networking skills in Canada

Your professional network will be one of your most valuable assets in the Canadian job market. Whether you’re trying to land your first job or are looking for a mentor, your network can play an important role in helping you achieve professional success in Canada. As a newcomer to Canada, [...]

CareerAugust 20, 2021

8 reasons why networking is essential for your career in Canada

Starting a new career in Canada can be overwhelming for newcomers. Even if you’ve arrived in Canada with previous work experience, the way to approach the job market here may be different from your home country.  As you start to familiarize yourself with the professional culture in Canada, you will [...]

HealthcareStudyingAugust 5, 2021

Health insurance for international students in Canada: Things to know

Canada is known for its world-class education and its publicly funded health care system. However, international students aren’t automatically eligible for free universal health care in every province and territory.  Here’s what you need to know about health care coverage as an international student in Canada. In this article: An [...]

StudyingJuly 30, 2021

Adapting to cultural differences in Canada as an international student

Canada is known for its cultural diversity and, as an international student, classroom interactions may be your first experience with people from very different backgrounds and cultures. Many international students experience some degree of culture shock in their first few months in Canada. Even though most Canadians are warm and [...]

Moving to Canada as an international student during COVID: What to prepare

Last updated: March 28, 2022   The Canadian government is continually revising travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for people entering the country. The current amended travel restrictions for international students allow new and returning international students who are fully vaccinated to enter Canada if their Designated Learning Institution (DLI) has [...]

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