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

 

Carol-Ann Parsons

Regional Settlement Coordinator – Central

Association for New Canadians

(709) 489-0235 | cparsons@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: ACCOMODATIONS

  • 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

 

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