Challenges New Immigrants Face in Canada


Settling down in a new country is a tough task, especially if you don’t have any prior connections to the place. Every year, more than 450,000 immigrants settle down in Canada, and in 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will grant permanent residency to about 485,000 immigrants. Do you know what this means? The more people immigrate, the more problems arise. 

It is natural for any country to face difficulties in handling its immigrant intake, and it is also obvious that not every immigrant moving to the country would be at ease. As you might have guessed by now, this blog will focus on the challenges that new immigrants face in Canada when they first arrive in the country. 

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Common Challenges New Immigrants Face

  1. Adapting to Weather Conditions
  2. Finding Affordable Accommodation in Canada
  3. Job Hunt
  4. Isolation
  5. Language Barrier

1. Adapting to Weather Conditions

Canada’s weather can be quite harsh, especially during winter. The season brings icy winds wheezing past and frequent snowfalls. If a new immigrant is moving to Canada during winter, they are going to face a lot more issues than usual. 

2. Finding Affordable Accommodation in Canada

It is going to be tough finding affordable accommodation in a new country but that doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. There are settlement service providers available that help newcomers get used to the Canadian environment. 

You can either ask your employer to connect you to a service provider or find one for yourself. There are many government-funded settlement service organizations that can help you find affordable housing options. 

3. Job Hunt

It is very important that you find yourself a good job so you can start earning sooner rather than later. There are many job searching sites, for instance, LinkedIn, Indeed, Monster, etc, that can assist you in finding a job from the comfort of your home. 

You can also use Job Bank, the official job-hunting portal by the Canadian government to find a job for yourself. 

4. Isolation

Feeling isolated in a new country is a very common issue that many newcomers face. Obviously, you won’t be able to integrate into the new environment as soon as you shift. However, you should know that Canada is one of the most accepting countries in the world and hence, you shouldn’t face problems in assimilating to the new environment. 

5. Language Barrier

There are two official languages in Canada, English and French. Before you submit an immigration application, you are required to show some level of language proficiency in either of these languages. 

If conversing in English or French is still something you are struggling with, it’s okay. Get in touch with an immigration settlement service organization that provides Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), a program that offers language learning to newcomers. 

Highest Paid Jobs in Canada

Along with some challenges, there are many perks of immigrating to Canada as well. For starters, the average salary in Canada for different jobs can be quite rewarding. Below is the list of highest paid jobs in each province or territory of Canada.

Canadian ProvinceHighest Paying JobsAverage Annual SalaryAverage Weekly SalaryAverage Hourly Salary
British ColumbiaMining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction$118,633.56$2,282.03$57.05
ManitobaFinance and insurance82,246.321,576.6639.4165
New BrunswickProfessional, scientific and technical services85,577.801,645.1541.12875
Newfoundland and LabradorMining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction140,438.482,700.7467.5185
Northwest TerritoriesMining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction150,969.442,903.2272.5805
Nova ScotiaProfessional, scientific and technical services85,635.241,648.8741.22175
NunavutOther services104,171.602,003.3050.0825
OntarioManagers in natural resources production and fishing148,0002,84671.15375
Prince Edward IslandFinance and insurance79,191.841,522.9238.073
QuebecMining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction113,454.722,176.3654.409
SaskatchewanMining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction116,494.242,242.8256.0705
YukonPublic administration87,515.481,677.9941.94975

How TCWW Help?

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Registering with us will expose you to our exclusive range of services that range from selecting the right immigration pathway for you to guiding you after you arrive in Canada on what to do next.

Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati’s specialty lies in Canadian immigration matters along with crafting helpful, user-oriented content.

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