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  • Newcomers Toolkit

  • Employers Toolkit

    Settling employees into their new life and work. 

    This Toolkit is meant to support employers who are settling new staff  into the workplace and their new community by providing connections and resources.

    Arrival priorities for employers

    1. Ensure newcomer’s temporary accommodations after arrival
    2. Transport newcomers from airport to accommodations
    3. Provide assistance what to do in an emergency (fire, medical)
    4. Refer employees to Association for New Canadians (ANC)

    What to Do the First 48 Hours After Arrival

     There are a number of things newcomers need to do right away after they arrive to Newfoundland and Labrador. The following list will help you find the services and information you can help them in the first 48 hours after arrival.

    11 STEPS For Employers

    Step 1: CONNECT WITH THE ASSOCATION FOR NEW CANADIANS

    Kip Bonnell
    Settlement Intake Officer – St. John’s
    Association for New Canadians
    (709) 722-9680 | intake@nfld.net

    Ken Walsh
    Senior Settlement Coordinator – Corner Brook
    Association for New Canadians
    (709) 634-2656 | kwalsh@ancnl.ca

    David Antle
    Regional Settlement Coordinator – Central
    Association for New Canadians
    (709) 489-0235 | dantle@ancnl.ca

    Jordan Moyles
    Regional Settlement Coordinator – Labrador City
    Association for New Canadians
    (709) 944-7775 | jmoyles@ancnl.ca

    Alison Keats
    Regional Settlement Coordinator – Happy Valley-Goose Bay
    Association for New Canadians
    (709) 896 8787 ext.205 | akeats@ancnl.ca

    Step 2:  HEALTH CARE

    • Apply for provincial Medical Care Plan (MCP)
    • Newcomers must register for MCP within three months of arriving
    • MCP card covers basic health care services
    • More information regarding health care in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador can find on the Department of Health and Community Services website

    Step 3: WORKING IN CANADA

    Step 4: MONEY AND BANKING

    Step 5: IDENTIFICATION AND TAX

    Step 6: TRANSPORTATION

    Step 7: ACCOMMODATIONS

    • Assist newcomers with renting or purchasing a house – Remax
    • Newcomers may need a temporary place to stay while they are looking for a new place to live

    Step 8: UTILITIES

    Step 9: K-12 SCHOOL SYSTEM

    Step 10: ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

    • Good English language skills help newcomers to successfully integrate to society and become more comfortable in work environment. There are many English training programs to improve newcomers English abilities 

    Step 11: FOOD AND SHOPPING

    OTHER RESOURCES
    Association for New Canadians

    Legal Guidance click here

    Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism

    AIPP resources
    709-729-6607
    email: immigration@gov.nl.ca