Resources for Newcomers to Canada

Provincial/Territorial | Other


British Columbia





  • 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.
  • — Helps immigrants and refugees find the information they need to start a new life in Ontario.


New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

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.

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