The New To Canada Podcast is the show for internationals who want to ease their overwhelm, and be inspired by other newcomers' stories. Each episode, join Kate Johnson as she chats with fellow newcomers to Canada and shares their unique challenges, triumphs and revelations as they build their new lives here.
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Parenting Abroad | Terence from Malaysia
Wondering how to tell your kids that the family is moving abroad? Worried about how you can prepare them or how they will settle into their new school? You asked, we listened! In this episode, we cover this topic from all angles with Terence Chee from Malaysia. He shares his experience as a parent moving his family of 4 to Canada from Kuala Lumpur. Then, podcast host, Kate shares the child’s point of view after moving from England to France when she was 12 years old.
Personal Branding | Nina from Switzerland
Moving abroad is the perfect chance to reflect on who you want to be and to refine your personal branding. This week’s guest is Nina Bader who is originally from Switzerland and has lived in Vancouver since 2016. In just ONE month, Nina graduated, moved to Canada with only 2 suitcases, started her first job and moved in with her boyfriend! In this episode, she inspires us to shake up our personal branding, confidently stand out from the crowd and grab new opportunities with both hands.
Mindset & Productivity | Devesh from United Arab Emirates
A positive mindset and a productive plan of action can make or break your move abroad. This week’s guest is Progressholic podcast host, Devesh Tilokani. He is an international student who moved solo from Dubai to London ON, 3 years ago when he was only 18 years old. In this episode, Devesh shares his passion for personal growth and the different tactics he uses to bounce back when feeling low, in a rut or demotivated.
Networking | Mahlena from USA
Networking is often plugged as the “must-do” activity in order to achieve success as a newcomer in Canada (no pressure, right?) But what if the idea of networking sends you into a cold-sweaty panic? This week’s guest, Mahlena-Rae Johnson, is a speaker, writer, and comedian who recently moved to Ontario from Los Angeles. She teaches ambitious introverts how to build solid communities and how to pivot to virtual networking now that our lives have moved online.
Relationships Abroad | Ollie & Shonagh from Ireland
Irish backpacking couple, Ollie & Shonagh, share their experiences travelling together through 31 countries and how they ended up living long-term in Vancouver. Their honest account of the ups and downs is delivered alongside hilarious stories and lessons learnt along the way. They share a warning to not always believe the “idyllic” picture of living abroad that many people share and we discuss relationships and how to best support one another when navigating huge life changes.
PR Express Entry | Veronica from Roots Immigration Law
Express Entry is the most common pathway chosen by skilled internationals in the quest for Canadian Permanent Residency. In this episode, Veronica Wilson from Roots Immigration Law breaks down the application process step-by-step and shares some frequent mistakes she sees that we should avoid. Veronica is an inspirational lawyer who has dedicated her time to changing the narrative around immigration and helping talented refugees to fill labour shortages in Canada.