New Canadians

Canada is a country of immigrants made strong by its diversity.   Every year, more than 250,000 new permanent residents are admitted to our country. These newcomers make up an important part of Canada’s economy and have an abundance of potential to contribute to Canada’s future growth. Most immigrants to Canada settle in one of three metropolitan areas – Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal.

Newcomers to Canada face a long list of challenges, including foreign credential recognition, official language training, housing, and employment attachment.  The end result is more hurdles for new arrivals in their search to obtain meaningful, sustainable employment. New arrivals face higher unemployment overall than the general population.  The Building and Construction trades offer opportunities for rewarding employment with middle-class wages. Our trades offer not just jobs, but the chance for community, to belong to an organization that works for the welfare of its members and the betterment of their families.


Build ON is a pre-arrival service funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. If you have been approved to immigrate to Canada as a permanent resident and you have a desire to work in the skilled trades in Ontario, this service is for you!


Government of Canada Immigrant Services

Language classes funded by the Government of Canada


Build Force Canada’s resource section on Immigrant/ Temporary Foreign Workers


150 years of immigration in Canada

Labour force characteristics by immigrant status of population aged 25 to 54, and by educational attainment

Canada – Permanent residents by top source countries, 2012-2014