Thanks for joining me!
First of all, congratulations !!!
It’s a bold decision that you have taken in shaping your career. Relocating to a new country takes courage and I’m sure that the fear of unknown must be haunting. Don’t worry as this happens to every new immigrant, including me when I landed here last year in October 2017.
Believe me, the doors of exciting opportunities and a beautiful future is what’s ahead of you. The purpose of this blog is to help you in your preparation to adapt to a new culture, environment and life style of your dream country.
You must start afresh with no inhibitions as this will facilitate acceptance and realization of your goals.
The first year in Canada is normally full of emotions due to a mix of success and disappointments. Just after you land, you maybe looking for:
(1) a place to rent out for living !
(2) a “survival” job till you land up in a job in your own field !
(3) school for your kid(s).
You may also face challenges in terms of your degree not being recognized, skills do not match up to Canadian standards and may have to brush up your communication skills, mainly English and/or French if you plan to work in Quebec. Perhaps you will have to accept your first job that is much below your expectations and you may feel really really frustrated. Combined with this, you will also feel homesick !
In my view these emotions are normal and even healthy if accepted as a challenge in the fulfillment of your bigger dreams.
In the weeks, months and years ahead, you will have ample opportunities to participate fully in Canadian life. Take them ! You and your family can grow together, side by side with other Canadians and make a better life for everyone. This is your new home.
Welcome to Canada and be part of the responsible community.