Welcome to Canada!
Those who believed in that will be disappointed. Such an unrealistic view of Canada is formed by numerous advertising websites on the Internet, giving you a false idea of what to do to succeed in a new country. In fact, you will have to face many challenges before you will successfully adapt to a new country, and the first year will be the most difficult.
In her poem "Bridge", immigrant Maria Eugenia emotionally conveys her feelings after arrival in Canada:
"Immigration is like entering a bridge.
When you get onto a bridge, you know there are an entrance and an exit.
My problem is that I got onto the bridge,
However, I don't know whether I am at
The beginning, the middle
Or the end of the bridge.
I also don't know where the bridge will take me.
I feel anxious; I don't know how much longer I have to keep going.
I can't tell if I am just at the beginning or if I am almost out of the bridge.
My only hope is to reach the end; this is what keeps me moving,
But this is such a hard process.
I never thought the bridge was this long.”
And you, who are going over this bridge, do you know where you are? Are you at the beginning, in the middle or at the end? Do you know how long you will go? And where the bridge will lead you? It seems to me that the length of the immigration bridge is not measured by such means as meters or kilometers; it has to be measured by days, weeks, months and even years. Every immigrant has his/her own bridge. Some immigrants cross their bridge after a year, others after three, and some need ten years. By the way, ten years is considered a complete period for an immigrant to be integrated into Canadian society. How it was found out? Statistics show that the unemployment rate among immigrants who have lived in Canada for ten years is the same as among domestic Canadians.
How can you find out which part of the bridge you are on, and how long your bridge is? For this you should need an action plan. This site will help you plan your first year and succeed in Canada.