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Arrival Survival Canada : a Handbook for New Immigrants / Naeem "Nick" Noorani and Sabrina Noorani.

By: Noorani, Naeem, 1957-.
Contributor(s): Noorani, Sabrina, 1955-.
Series: Canadian Newcomer. Publisher: Toronto : Oxford University Press, 2008Description: xv, 328 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780195428919 (pbk).Subject(s): Immigrants -- Services for -- Canada | Immigrants -- Cultural assimilation -- CanadaOnline resources: Publisher's Website. | Check the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) catalogue.
Contents:
"Arrival Survival Canada: A handbook for New Immigrants is a guide to life in Canada. It covers many subjects, such as packing before emigrating, opening bank accounts, readers about Canadian culture and gives solutions to the most common newcomer problems. Arrival Survival Canada provides immigrants, and people considering immigration, with a base of information upon which to build their new lives.
Features: Common newcomer questions answered in convenient boxes Definitions of over 350 key words and terms newcomers encounter Fact boxes to help readers learn about Canadian history and culture 30 real-life immigrant experiences and success stories Maps, graphs, and tables help to explain the information." (Book Cover)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 - Welcome to Canada Multiculturalism History of Canada Immigration Overview of Canada
Chapter 2 - Canada's Major Cities Economy Climate and Transportation Places of Interest
Chapter 3 - What to Know Before You Go What to Bring With You Important Documents First Expenses
Chapter 4 - First Things First SIN Card Before Canadian Medical Coverage Starts Enrolling Children in School
Chapter 5 - Assistance Available English Classes Employment Insurance Financial Assistance
Chapter 6 - Medical Coverage Health Care System Finding a Doctor Prescription Medicine
Chapter 7 - Accommodation Finding a Place to Live Tenant Rights Buying a House or Condo
Chapter 8 - Smart Consumerism Paying for Housing, Utilities, and Transportation Shopping Tips Dressing for Canadian Weather
Chapter 9 - Banking, Credit, and Insurance Opening a Bank Account Getting Good Credit Buying Insurance
Chapter 10 - Looking for and Landing a Job Resumés Interviews Work Conditions
Chapter 11 - Education School for Children Adult Education Financial Assistance
Chapter 12 - Driving in Canada Getting a Driver's Licence Buying a Car Car Insurance
Chapter 13 - The Law Your Rights Legal Aid Canadian Courts
Chapter 14 - Income Taxes The Tax System Tax Credits Foreign Earnings
Chapter 15 - Customs and Etiquette Families Socializing Business Etiquette
Chapter 16 - Becoming a Citizen Applying for Citizenship Getting a Passport Voting
Appendix - Useful Websites
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Includes index.

"Arrival Survival Canada: A handbook for New Immigrants is a guide to life in Canada. It covers many subjects, such as packing before emigrating, opening bank accounts, readers about Canadian culture and gives solutions to the most common newcomer problems. Arrival Survival Canada provides immigrants, and people considering immigration, with a base of information upon which to build their new lives.

Features:
Common newcomer questions answered in convenient boxes
Definitions of over 350 key words and terms newcomers encounter
Fact boxes to help readers learn about Canadian history and culture
30 real-life immigrant experiences and success stories
Maps, graphs, and tables help to explain the information." (Book Cover)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1 - Welcome to Canada
Multiculturalism
History of Canada Immigration
Overview of Canada

Chapter 2 - Canada's Major Cities
Economy
Climate and Transportation
Places of Interest

Chapter 3 - What to Know Before You Go
What to Bring With You
Important Documents
First Expenses

Chapter 4 - First Things First
SIN Card
Before Canadian Medical Coverage Starts
Enrolling Children in School

Chapter 5 - Assistance Available
English Classes
Employment Insurance
Financial Assistance

Chapter 6 - Medical Coverage
Health Care System
Finding a Doctor
Prescription Medicine

Chapter 7 - Accommodation
Finding a Place to Live
Tenant Rights
Buying a House or Condo

Chapter 8 - Smart Consumerism
Paying for Housing, Utilities, and Transportation
Shopping Tips
Dressing for Canadian Weather

Chapter 9 - Banking, Credit, and Insurance
Opening a Bank Account
Getting Good Credit
Buying Insurance

Chapter 10 - Looking for and Landing a Job
Resumés Interviews
Work Conditions

Chapter 11 - Education
School for Children
Adult Education
Financial Assistance

Chapter 12 - Driving in Canada
Getting a Driver's Licence
Buying a Car
Car Insurance

Chapter 13 - The Law
Your Rights
Legal Aid
Canadian Courts

Chapter 14 - Income Taxes
The Tax System
Tax Credits
Foreign Earnings

Chapter 15 - Customs and Etiquette
Families
Socializing
Business Etiquette

Chapter 16 - Becoming a Citizen
Applying for Citizenship
Getting a Passport
Voting

Appendix - Useful Websites

Adult intermediate ESL learners; specifically newcomers to Canada before arrival or during the initial year following arrival in Canada.

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