CANADA is one of the world’s most sought after destinations for immigrants and takes in approximately 250,000 newcomers annually. A welcoming and inclusive country respectful of cultures that comprise its identity, Canada was built by immigrant hearts and hands and understands its future is closely tied to those who choose to make Canada their home.
As welcoming as Canada is, the government application process set-up to provide immigrants access to the country can be very daunting. The new book from Self-Counsel Press, Immigrate to Canada: A Practical Guide, was written by immigration champion Nick (Naeem) Noorani and immigration lawyer Catherine Sas to help newcomers navigate the system. It explains the procedures and provides an overview of the initial steps all immigrants must take prior to arriving in Canada. It also provides the necessary information required to both determine eligibility and to successfully apply for immigration while explaining the process and government terms in easy to understand, plain-language.
In addition to this helpful guide, Noorani also penned 365 Tips for Newcomers: Your First Year in Canada, a book of quotes meant to inspire and offer insight to newcomers once they have arrived. The first year is usually the toughest to go through. As someone who speaks to thousands of immigrants every year, Noorani aims to start immigrants on the road to success with his proven advice on various aspects of immigrant life from building confidence and resilience to showing initiative and moving out of comfort zones. 365 Tips for Newcomers is filled with quotes carefully selected by Nick with his interpretation of how it relates to the immigrant and how to overcome the associated challenges.
Noorani is a social entrepreneur, immigration champion and motivational speaker. The founding publisher of Canadian Immigrant magazine, he also wrote the federal government’s guide to immigration for newcomers, among other publications. Nick has become a powerful voice for the successful integration of immigrants in Canada and bridging cultural gaps in the workplace and beyond, and is a well-known authority on improving immigrant outcomes.
Sas is a leading immigration lawyer based in Vancouver and a partner in the Immigration group. With over 20 years of experience, she provides a full range of immigration services and has been recognized as a leading immigration practitioner by Lexpert, Who’s Who Legal, and Best Lawyers in Canada.