Immigrants choose online resources as key to settling in Canada launches nationwide, with a global reach....

    TORONTO, July 2 /CNW/ - Statistics Canada has found recent immigrants are
more likely than Canadian-born adults to be frequent computer users. This
might explain why so many choose to learn about settling in Canada using the
Internet. In fact, many immigrants start their online research about Canada
before they ever land.
    Take newly arrived Indian immigrant Abhay Matthur. While waiting for his
departure date for Canada, he began his research about Canada via "My family and I regularly kept in touch with the website as it provided so much information. It was the
one place where we received all the particulars we needed to prepare for our
move to Canada."
    Now with the relaunch of the online resource comes added, more complete
information about Canada from coast to coast as well as inspiring success
stories, educational articles and motivating tips for life in a new home.
    Publisher and Founder of Canadian Immigrant, Nick Noorani, says the new
site allows greater connection, expert advice and employment opportunities for
those who are still in their homelands, as well as those who've landed, be
they in St. John's to Moose Jaw to Victoria. "We are focussing on a
demographic that is largely underserved by mainstream media all across the
country. This is an audience that will now be able to connect together and
have access to a free job board that features immigrant friendly employers."
    The national launch of will make it easier for those
in rural communities as well as those living in larger centres to access
pivotal information, in areas such as: careers, housing, health, culture,
education, settling in Canada and business. Canadian Immigrant magazine is
published monthly, and distributed in Toronto and Vancouver or available
through subscription. For more information please visit:
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    Top 10 information needs of newcomers:

    1)  How to access health care
    2)  How to get a SIN card
    3)  How to find accommodation/housing
    4)  How to find furniture and household items
    5)  How to sign up for ESL classes
    6)  Where to find other educational programs and training
    7)  How to get their foreign credentials assessed
    8)  How to access public transportation and/or buy a car
    9)  How to learn about Canadian job search strategies and resumes
    10) How to integrate into Canadian culture and learn appropriate

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