We put together a list of websites that provide general information for Canadian newcomers as well as a list of organizations and websites that might help you meet new people, network and make new friends in Canada.
If you know of an organization or a website that might be useful to our readers, please let us know and we will include it in this list.
We also want to create similar lists for women immigrants living in countries other then Canada. Please help us do that and let us know about websites and organizations that are helping newcomers settle in your country.
General information related to immigration and settlement in Canada:
www.CanadianImmigrant.ca – the website and the Canadian Immigrant magazine distributed in Toronto and Vancouver is a resource for Canadian immigrants helping them to settle in Canada successfully as they move through their immigrant journey.
http://www.livingabroadincanada.com/ – a great blog by the author of the book Living Abroad In Canada.
www.settlement.org – information and answers on how to settle in Ontario, Canada.
http://www.welcomecentre.ca/– Welcome Centre Immigrant Services provide a one-stop service under one roof designed to guide and support immigrants through the maze of information and resources in York Region, Ontario.
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/home.shtml – Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
Making friends, networking, meeting new people:
www.MeetUp.com – a global website that helps people with shared interests plan meetings and form offline clubs in local communities around the world.
http://www.calgarynewcomersclub.com/ – the Calgary Newcomers Club is a non-profit social club run by member volunteers. The mandate of the club is to provide its members with opportunities for social interaction with other women who are new to Calgary through shared interests and activities.
http://www.awcto.com/ – American Women’s Club of Toronto. The club is open to any woman who is American by birth or citizenship and currently living in Toronto.
http://www.asian.ca/ – Asian Canadian Community.
http://www.newcomersclub.com/Canada/ab.html – this is a directory of Newcomers Clubs, Women’s Groups, Moms Clubs & Dads organizations in Alberta, which are designed to give men and women the opportunity to meet and develop friendships with others who live in the area.