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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