Newcomers to Canada

Fanshawe helps newcomers in London and the surrounding areas get the training and support they need to find work in their fields. Our programs and services help integrate the skills of internationally-trained workers with provincial requirements so you are well-prepared to enter the work force.

Upcoming workshops for newcomers

My Future in Canada Virtual Information Series for Newcomers

Organized in cooperation with the London and area settlement community, this series of FREE online workshops has been designed to assist Canadian newcomers in making informed choices surrounding employment readiness and the suitability of further education.

This 2022 series is for people who are new to Canada, or who have been here for a while, and want to learn more about local employment and educational options. Recommended language levels are indicated for each session date.


Preparing for Employment

January 25: Level 4+ | January 27: Level 6+ | 5:30 – 8 p.m. | Virtual Classroom

Topics will include levels of language, email communications, job search skills, research skills, LinkedIn, resume and cover letter, and employment consultant support.


Career Transferrable Skills

February 1: Level 4+ | February 3: Level 6+ | 5:30 – 8 p.m. | Virtual Classroom

Topics will include presentation skills, interview skills, how to re-enter employment, a Canadian plan, making the most of your career experience, and using networking skills and volunteering to make a successful employment transfer.


Transition to School - Part 1

February 8: Level 4+ | February 10: Level 6+ | 5:30 – 8 p.m. | Virtual Classroom

Topics will include advantages to acquiring more education, Canadian professional development experiences, Fanshawe College and Western University Continuing Education, Fanshawe Pathfinder, background interest and aptitude, GAP 5 program.


Transition to School - Part 2

February 15: Level 4+ | February 17: Level 6+ | 5:30 – 8 p.m. | Virtual Classroom

Learn about available academic programs, diploma, degree, certificates, post graduate

programs, microcredentials, and financial assistance.


Career Pathways in PSW (Personal Support Worker)

March 1: Level 4+ | March 3: Level 6+ | 5:30 – 8 p.m. | Virtual Classroom

Explore a career as a Personal Support Worker, educational opportunities, employment opportunities, and hear perspectives from employers and current students.


For more information about these workshops, please contact:

Rick Townend | 519-200-6439




The following checklists will help you determine what steps you need to take depending on what stage you’re at in your settlement journey: