Your First Year in Canada: Everything You Need to Know and Do to Overcome Immigration Barriers and Successfully Settle Down in Canada in 52 Weeks
The main goal of this book is to help newcomers create a time-framed 52 week settlement plan for their first year in Canada. Also newcomers will learn from this book about the barriers they will face in their settlement period, and how they can overcome these barriers and about government and public settlement service agencies, programs and benefits available to newcomers. More
For many years, Canada has put into practice an active immigration policy, accepting annually nearly 250,000 people for permanent residence. The Government is interested in new Canadians who will work in occupations that are in demand and who have a combination of good education and working experience. For this purpose Citizenship and Immigration Canada has developed a strict system for selecting immigrants depending on their occupation, education and experience.
This system seems to guarantee that successful immigration and settlement should be achieved but this does not always happen. The benefits from immigration appear considerably lower than the government expectations because many newcomers are not ready to overcome common immigration barriers and cannot utilize the knowledge and skills that they have brought from abroad. According to Canadian statistics, during their first year in Canada, more than 60 % of newcomers work outside of their area of expertise, use survival jobs. This situation does not suit immigrants who come to Canada with unrealistic expectations, and who are not ready to face reality. Consequently, they believe that they have been deceived.
How can newcomers determine what they need to do when they arrive in Canada and how much time should be reserved for these activities? The author of the proposed book believes that in order to create a realistic time-framed settlement plan, newcomers need help because they arrive in a new country with different languages, political and economical systems, cultures, lifestyles and so on. Because of their lack of information, knowledge and experience about Canada, newcomers make mistakes in setting priorities and planning their actions. As a result, many newcomers feel confused, uncertain, and helpless.
The main goal of this book is to help newcomers create a time-framed plan of what needs to be done during their first year in Canada. Newcomers will learn from this book about the barriers they will face in their settlement period, and how they can overcome these barriers. The author will achieve this goal by describing the most important action steps leading to successful settlement in Canada, explaining about government and public settlement service agencies, programs and benefits available to newcomers, and offering an example of a sample of typical realistic time-framed 52 week settlement plan for the first year after arrival.
After reading this book, newcomers will be able to define what sort of activities they have to perform in the first year after arrival, find out what kind of assistance they can get from the government and public settlement agencies, set priorities, manage their time and create their individual weekly and daily settlement plans. With a detailed time-framed settlement plan, newcomers will feel more confident, will be in control, will successfully overcome immigration barriers, and will not lose courage at occasional failures. As a result, they will develop a positive attitude.
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