Language Proficiency Resources for Canadian Immigrants

August 14, 2008

Successful applicants for Canadian permanent residence have in most cases demonstrated high proficiency in one of Canada’s official languages. Nevertheless, it is very important for all Canadian permanent residents who arrive in Canada to master the English or French language in order to have the best opportunities at securing good employment. On August 7, 2008, the federal government announced the grant of millions of dollars to agencies in Toronto providing settlement services to newcomers, much of which will be used to further language training, communication assessment services, bridge-to-work opportunities, and mentoring and internship placements for internationally trained individuals. It is important for new Canadian immigrants to use the community resources available so that they will have the best possible opportunities at securing employment in Canada.

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New Resource Centre for Canadian Immigrants

August 11, 2008
Although Canadian immigrants are required to come to Canada with settlement funds sufficient to maintain themselves while they become settled, it is important to know that resources are available to newcomers to assist with their settlement efforts. Community resources exist which will assist newcomers with finding employment, housing and schools for their children. On August 7, 2008, the opening of a new Immigrant Resource Centre in Scarborough, Ontario was attended by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. The financial assistance from the Canadian government into such centres for Canadian permanent residents who recently applied for permanent residence in Canada will provide a welcome resource to help newcomers to adjust to their new lives in Canada.

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