Resources for Newcomers to Canada
Provincial/Territorial | Other
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Accreditation Assistance Access Centre (Toronto) — An employment-assistance service for internationally trained professionals and tradespeople.
211 Community Connection (Toronto) — A portal to extensive community resources to help newcomers to Canada find services in the City of Toronto. The portal includes a number of useful resources:
- Information on English as a second language (ESL) classes
- Services for foreign-trained professionals who want to find work in their occupation or a related field
- Credential-assessment services for newcomers to Canada who need to get their foreign educational or occupational credentials assessed to determine their Canadian equivalency.
- Literacy-related information and instruction, including special literacy programs for those whose first language is not English.
211 Professions and Trades in Ontario — This portal connects internationally trained newcomers to Canada with services to help them their skills and knowledge to work.
Settlement.org — Helps immigrants and refugees find the information they need to start a new life in Ontario.
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland and Labrador
Tourism Occupational Fact Sheet – This fact sheet on the Foreign Credentials Refferal Office web site can help you gain a basic understanding of the general requirements to work in a tourism occupation and the main steps that you can take while you are still in your home country.
Working in Canada tool – This tool on the Government of Canada website can help you produce a report for tourism occupations with information on job descriptions, wages, skill requirements and job opportunities based on your occupation and a location.
Career Bridge — Career Bridge works with employers, prospective interns, career centres and community agencies to provide internationally qualified graduates with career-launching internships.
World Education Services (WES) — WES services include converting educational credentials from any country in the world into their Canadian equivalents.