Prepare for Canada Online Summit 2022

Prepare for Canada
Online Summit 2022

Choosing a City

Housing | Job Market | Community Support

Get vital information to help you choose a city to settle in Canada.

June 22, 2022

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Meet Our Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Marc Desormeaux

Senior Economist, Scotiabank

Marc Desormeaux leads Scotiabank Economics’ regional economic forecasting and commodity market coverage. He has produced original research on a wide range of sectors—including real estate, energy policy, and federal and provincial government finances. Marc is the creator of Scotiabank’s Provincial Outlook, the department’s quarterly forecast publication on Canada’s provincial economies.

Stephanie Santos

Project Coordinator, Pre Arrival Canada

Stephanie has been working in the pre-arrival sector for over three years and has experience working with newcomers and their families to support their integration and settlement in Canada before they arrive. Her post-graduate studies focused on psychology, as well as immigration and settlement. Throughout her professional and academic career she has seen firsthand how pre-arrival settlement services can benefit clients, and the difference they can make in an individual’s journey.

Cameron Moser

Director of Services and Program Development ACCES Employment

Cameron Moser has been working for over a decade to foster successful settlement journeys for newcomers to Canada. He supports the ongoing growth of employment programs that accelerate the labour market integration of highly skilled immigrants, including pre-and post-arrival employment programs, programs for Internationally Educated Healthcare Professionals, programs for bilingual Francophone newcomers and career pathways programs for individuals making career transitions.

Farah Omran

Economist, Scotiabank

Farah leads Scotiabank Economics department’s research into the Canadian housing and labour markets. She creates Scotiabank’s monthly Canadian Homes Sales: Housing News Flash. Farah holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Toronto, where she was a fellow at Massey College.

Matt Danison

CEO, Rentals.ca Network, Inc.

Matt Danison is the CEO of Rentals.ca Network, Inc., which includes six Canadian rental marketplaces — Rentals.ca, Rentfaster.ca, Rentboard.ca, Louer.ca, RentCanada.com and TorontoRentals.com — providing the most listings for renters to find their next home in Canada. Rentals.ca Network is a trusted source for media outlets for news, data and information on rental rates, trends and insights in Canada producing the monthly National Rent Report, the Toronto GTA Rent Report and the annual CanadianRental Market Predictions Report.  

Who Should Attend?

The Prepare for Canada Online Summit is a must-attend event for people who have applied to immigrate to Canada and have one of the following documents:

  • IRCC invitation to obtain pre-arrival services
  • Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) letter/document
  • Passport request letter that indicates Permanent Resident visa issuance
  • IRCC request that an applicant for permanent residence complete a medical exam
  • Single Entry Permanent Resident Visa
  • Permanent Resident Visa pick up notification letter.

Agenda Highlights

Event 1: An Overview of Canada's Labour Market

Join Marc as he outlines projected trends for the Canadian labour market and what they mean for people who are arriving or have recently arrived in Canada. You’ll have a chance to ask questions about industry trends, sector performance, employment growth, and labour shortages.

Stephanie Santos Circle

Event 2: Achieving Success in Canada with Pre- and Post-arrival Services

Moving to Canada and preparing to find your new home and new job while adapting to a new culture is both exciting and overwhelming. That’s why it’s smart to take advantage of free pre- and post-arrival employment and settlement services to help you adapt to Canada successfully!

Event 3: An Overview of Canada's Housing Market

Where you land in Canada will be one of the most significant determinants of your economic success in Canada. So it’s important to assess two critical factors when choosing a landing location: does the location meet your housing needs? And, do your skills match the local labour needs? Farah and Matt will discuss the current home buying and rental housing markets in Canada, as well as the implications for you.

Discover Cities

We have over 50 settlement, employment, and housing experts from more than 25 organizations, and 11 cities…all at ONE event!
 
These experts are available to answer your specific questions about living in cities across Canada. Easily and conveniently discover what support you can receive in growing cities including: 

View Auditorium Webinars

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Arrive in Canada Financially Prepared

Banking in a new country can seem daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. Find out how you can set up your finances in Canada the right way. Get tips to:

BCCA-Integrating Newcomers: Join Canada's Construction Workforce

Whether you’re a technical professional (i.e. tradesperson, engineer, technicial) or a business support specialist (i.e. project manager, health & safety, or HR professional) learn how to enter Canada’s construction workforce. You’ll discover:

Buying a Home - Auditorium Webinar

Buying a Home in Canada

Buying a home in Canada and establishing roots is a dream of many newcomers. As one of the largest purchases most people will make in their lifetime, it’s best to learn the essentials before you buy your first home. You’ll learn:

Discover Fredericton - Auditorium Webinar

Discover Fredericton

Choosing where to live in Canada is a challendge for many immigrants. Large cities like Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver with a high cost of living, increasing house prices, and overcrowding can seem like the only option. Other citie can offer you the Canadian dream of a great job, home ownership, good schools, and more. Fredericton is one of these cities! Attend this session to discover:

How to Find Accommodation in Canada for International Students

If you’re an international student, join this session to discover housing options in different regions and cities. This session will help you to:

Next Stop Canada: Your First Weeks in Canada

Moving to a new country is both an exciting and challenging experience. Attend this session to learn more about life in Canada, including your first weeks in Canada, Canadian workplace culture, banking, finance, and more. You’ll discover:

Renting First Home - Auditorium Webinar

Renting Your First Home in Canada

When it comes to renting in Canada there are some challenges that are unique to different regions. And, there are common issues that newcomers face when searching for their first home to rent in Canada. Rentals for Newcomers can help you search for housing before you arrive in Canada and discover landlords who are eager to rent to newcomers. Join this session to discover:

Understanding Insurance - Auditorium Webinar

Understanding Insurance in Canada

If you’re moving to Canada, or have recently arrived, it’s important to understand why and how travel health insurance and renters insurance can protect you and your family. In this webinar, you’ll learn:

Arrive in Canada Financially Prepared

Banking in a new country can seem daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. Find out how you can set up your finances in Canada the right way. Get tips to:

BCCA-Integrating Newcomers: Join Canada's Construction Workforce

Whether you’re a technical professional (i.e. tradesperson, engineer, technicial) or a business support specialist (i.e. project manager, health & safety, or HR professional) learn how to enter Canada’s construction workforce. You’ll discover:

Buying a Home in Canada

Buying a home in Canada and establishing roots is a dream of many newcomers. As one of the largest purchases most people will make in their lifetime, it’s best to learn the essentials before you buy your first home. You’ll learn:

Discover Fredericton - Auditorium Webinar

Discover Fredericton

Choosing where to live in Canada is a challendge for many immigrants. Large cities like Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver with a high cost of living, increasing house prices, and overcrowding can seem like the only option. Other citie can offer you the Canadian dream of a great job, home ownership, good schools, and more. Fredericton is one of these cities! Attend this session to discover:

How to Find Accommodation in Canada for International Students

If you’re an international student, join this session to discover housing options in different regions and cities. This session will help you to

Next Stop Canada: Your First Weeks in Canada

Moving to a new country is both an exciting and challenging experience. Attend this session to learn more about life in Canada, including your first weeks in Canada, Canadian workplace culture, banking, finance, and more. Join this session and learn about:

Renting First Home - Auditorium Webinar

Renting Your First Home in Canada

When it comes to renting in Canada there are some challenges that are unique to different regions. And, there are common issues that newcomers face when searching for their first home to rent in Canada. Rentals for Newcomers can help you search for housing before you arrive in Canada and discover landlords who are eager to rent to newcomers. Join this session to discover:
Understanding Insurance - Auditorium Webinar

Understanding Insurance in Canada

If you’re moving to Canada, or have recently arrived, it’s important to understand why and how travel health insurance and renters insurance can protect you and your family. In this webinar, you’ll learn:
Finance Webinar Img

Arrive in Canada Financially Prepared

Banking in a new country can seem daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. Find out how you can set up your finances in Canada the right way. Get tips to:

BCCA-Integrating Newcomers: Join Canada's Construction Workforce

Whether you’re a technical professional (i.e. tradesperson, engineer, technicial) or a business support specialist (i.e. project manager, health & safety, or HR professional) learn how to enter Canada’s construction workforce. You’ll discover:
Buying a Home - Auditorium Webinar

Buying a Home in Canada

Buying a home in Canada and establishing roots is a dream of many newcomers. As one of the largest purchases most people will make in their lifetime, it’s best to learn the essentials before you buy your first home. You’ll learn:
Discover Fredericton - Auditorium Webinar

Discover Fredericton

Choosing where to live in Canada is a challendge for many immigrants. Large cities like Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver with a high cost of living, increasing house prices, and overcrowding can seem like the only option. Other citie can offer you the Canadian dream of a great job, home ownership, good schools, and more. Fredericton is one of these cities! Attend this session to discover:

How to Find Accommodation in Canada for International Students

If you’re an international student, join this session to discover housing options in different regions and cities. This session will help you to

Next Stop Canada: Your First Weeks in Canada

Moving to a new country is both an exciting and challenging experience. Attend this session to learn more about life in Canada, including your first weeks in Canada, Canadian workplace culture, banking, finance, and more. You’ll discover:

Renting First Home - Auditorium Webinar

BCCA-Integrating Newcomers: Join Canada's Construction Workforce

When it comes to renting in Canada there are some challenges that are unique to different regions. And, there are common issues that newcomers face when searching for their first home to rent in Canada. Rentals for Newcomers can help you search for housing before you arrive in Canada and discover landlords who are eager to rent to newcomers. Join this session to discover:
Understanding Insurance - Auditorium Webinar

Understanding Insurance in Canada

If you’re moving to Canada, or have recently arrived, it’s important to understand why and how travel health insurance and renters insurance can protect you and your family. In this webinar, you’ll learn:

Don’t forget to visit the Scotiabank stall to see how their Scotiabank StartRight® Program¹ makes your transition smoother!

¹ Scotiabank StartRight Program, created for Canadian Permanent residents from 0–3 years in Canada, International Students and Foreign Workers

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(ERIEC) is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that welcomes immigrants and ensures they participate in the economy to their full potential. We match professional newcomers with local business leaders under one of our two program streams: Career Mentorship Program or Career Networking Program.

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The nationwide, construction-focused, pre-arrival employment coaching program prepares you to build your career success faster in Canada. Whether you have construction experience in your home country, or you are considering the construction industry for the first time, BCCA-IN will help you take those important first steps before you move and support you with one-on-one advice until one month after you arrive in the country.

Acces Employment provides re-arrival support and resources to jobseekers and entrepreneurs who have been approved to move to Canada or have obtained legal status to work in Canada. Our Canadian Employment Connections program can help you prepare for your job search before you land. If you’d like to explore how to start your own business in Canada, we can support you with our Entrepreneurship Connections Pre-Arrival program.

aha insurance is the broker of choice for Prepare for Canada to provide competivite rates on the insurance coverage you need in minutes. Looking for travel medical health or renters insurance? Connect with aha.

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DIVERSEcity, based in Surrey, BC can assist you to build the life you want in Canada. Our experienced team of immigrant settlement workers, employment specialists and counsellors can work with you to identify your goals, determine your settlement and career needs, and help you use your strengths to build a future here in Canada.

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers helps newcomers to access community resources and navigate complex systems to access resources. Programs include employment, language, settlement, and community services.

ignite Fredericton attracts and welcomes new immigrants from around the world into the Fredericton, New Brunswick community. Newcomers are supported by a network of organizations that offer employment services, language training, settlement services, and business support.

Build ON offers online support to help you prepare to work in the skilled trades, engineering, and construction sectors in Ontario before you arrive in Canada. We can help you gain insight into these regulated industries and understand the process to get certified to work.

Next Stop Canada is an online, pre-arrival settlement service funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. We offer youth and adult immigrants (ages 12+) personalized information, one-on-one support and settlement resources to help you prepare for life in Canada.

The Immigrant Centre has served newcomers in Manitoba for more than seven decades. Our programs for newcomers include settlement and employment services, verification of translations, and rural settlement support. Newcomers can also register for English conversation circles, citizenship classes, and workshops to prepare for the driver’s knowledge test.

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Immigrant Services Calgary offers many services to ensure families and individuals have the support needed to successfully begin a new chapter of their lives in Canada. We can help you learn about daily life in Canada, prepare for the Calgary job market, assess your English language skills, and more!

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Peel Multicultural Council provides settlement and integration services to newcomers to Canada. Our services include English classes (LINC, ESL-Home based business), Enhanced Language Training, Job Search Workshops, Newcomer Settlement Program, Community Connections for adults and youth, Oath services and many more.

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The Regina Open Door Society is a non-profit organization that provides settlement and integration services to refugees and immigrants in Regina.

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Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor (WEST) works to improve the employability of visible minority women in Windsor. We are committed to meeting the employment skills development needs of visible minority and newcomer womens. Our programs and services address individual and group needs to enhance employability and self-sufficiency.

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Saskatoon Open Door Society helps newcomers get settled in Canada and in Saskatoon. It offers programs in the following areas: settlement and employment services, language training and translation services, family, youth and childcare services, community programs and events, local engagement and volunteering.

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The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is a first stop for all newcomers to Canada. We provide free information and referral services to help you settle and thrive in your new life in Ottawa.

The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre (NIC) is a welcoming place for immigrants to start their new lives in Canada. Our program ensures that you receive relevant information to make informed decisions and achieve your personal settlement goals. The services are available online.

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The Y Employment Access Centre can help you learn everything you need to have a successful job search and develop a personalized plan that work for you. We offer free workshops on topics like resume and cover letter writing, effective job searching, interview preparedness, and more!

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Mainstreet Equity Corp. currently owns and manages rental properties exclusively throughout Western Canada, including larger portfolios in the Calgary area, Edmonton area, Lower Mainland BC, Regina, and Saskatoon, with additional buildings in Kamloops, Lethbridge, Vancouver Island, Vernon and Winnipeg.

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Prepare for Canada delivers quality seminars and information related to job preparedness and settlement first steps to help prospective immigrants achieve success in Canada.

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Rentals for Newcomers helps you to make an easier transition to life in Canada when it comes to finding rental housing! We connect you with the landlords who want to help you with your housing needs.