Migrating is difficult in itself.It becomes even more difficult if you don't have family or friends who can help you along the way.
Although you can research and read about Canada before you arrive, nothing beats first-hand experience and lessons from someone who actually went through it. Done it and succeeded.
I migrated to British Columbia, Canada in 2015, together with my husband and then 2 kids.
Just like you, my husband and I were worried about the new life we would have in Canada.
I lied awake at night wondering what life really was in store for us in Canada. We were unsure if we were making the right decision.
How do you get a job before your savings run out?
Do you really need to juggle two to three jobs just to make ends meet?
How do you adjust to a diverse culture?
Where do you meet new friends?
I looked for resources that can hopefully provide me with information. I wanted to know what Canadian immigrant life looked like but all I heard was unhappy, horror stories of why we shouldn't pursue migrating.
Although there are a lot of helpful organizations in Canada, their focus is mainly on job hunting.
Moreover, you can only access them when you already have a valid visa to Canada.
Fortunately, we were able to get a job in less than 60 days.
What's even better?! We were paid above the minimum wage!
In less than six months, we were able to make a contribution to the Canadian education savings program for our kids.
In less than two years, we were able to buy our own home.
More than luck, I believe that our mindset coupled with our actions made this happen, and I would like to share them with you.
In the past six years, I have gathered lessons and experiences that can make living and settling in Canada, easier and faster.
A lot of these I wish I had known before we landed in Canada.
Most were not taught in Canadian orientations we attended.
Most we had to figure out on our own.
You might think that getting a job is just about sending resumes to as many companies as you can. Or you can just Google on how to save and grow your money every month. Or you can just ask Canadian friends and families on how to get back the taxes you paid to CRA.
But you don't have to do this alone. You don't have to do this by trial and error. You don't have to make the same mistakes as we did. Join me in this journey to learn the secrets on how to make Canadian employers hire you.
Read through this book to learn about the Canadian way of life so that you can minimize culture shock. You'll also be able to manage your expectations by learning about the facts versus the myths about living in Canada.
This book is not only for immigrants already in Canada.
In fact, this book will also serve those who are seriously considering to migrate to Canada.
This book will give you a glimpse of the Canadian immigrant life.
This book will help you decide if you will continue with your Canada immigration plans.
Sit back, relax and let me guide you on how to adjust to your new life in Canada.Let me share my experiences. I want you to know that you too can be successful in Canada - even if it means it will take a few sacrifices.