The Canadian Government has a wealth of resources for newcomers to the country, including what is required to work in Canada. This page includes links to information on assessing credentials, English and French language skills, job search resources, and an interactive map that will help you find the immigrant services that are closest to you.
Your community library should be among your first stops once you’ve started getting settled in your new home. There you’ll be able to register for a free library card, which will give you access to some incredible resources. While you’ll have access to books, classes, and events in the library, you’ll also have access to incredible digital resources, including online courses that can help you pick up job-related skills. Find your local library here.
Remember that library card we just mentioned? Many Canadian libraries include online access to Lynda.com’s many courses as part of their offerings. Even if your library doesn’t, it’s worth considering an account. Lynda’s class offerings are top quality. The courses are focused on developing business, software, technology, and creative skills for professional and career development.
The Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre is based in Vancouver, but features online resources and information that will be helpful to newcomers across the country. Their job search resources include details on researching companies that have a good track record for hiring immigrants, information on internships and mentorships, and how to use social networking to help your job search (and much more).
Settlement.org focuses mainly on newcomers to Ontario, but includes a lot of information that will be helpful for people in other locations as well. Their employment section includes in depth questions and answers about many facets of working in Canada.