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A collection of stories from newcomers to Canada.

We’re in this together!
Let us help you make sense of your move, learn from our mistakes, introduce you to the right experts, and inspire you to achieve your goals.

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We’ve been through it too…

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The Newcomer Collective

Moving to a new country is anything but easy…

It’s normal to feel isolated.
Anxious about the unknown.
Homesick for the country and family you left behind.
 about building a career or meeting new people.

Through weekly podcast episodes and online events, this is the place to
hear honest, real-life stories and lessons from others who
have chosen Canada as their new home.

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The Podcast

The New To Canada Podcast is a collection of honest and inspiring real-life stories from internationals living in Canada. Each episode, join Kate Johnson as she chats with fellow newcomers about what to expect when moving to Canada, the mistakes to avoid, which experts to trust, and how to build a Canadian life that you love one ‘Timbit’ at a time.


Online Events

It’s always awkward the 1st time… Trust me, you’ll feel welcome within minutes!

Register now for the next FREE virtual meet-up for internationals living in Canada (or those thinking of making the move) – Taking place on Zoom on the last Monday of every month, expect inspirational stories, insider information, tips, advice, and a lot of laughs…

Hi! I’m Kate – The founder of the Newcomer Collective.

In 2016, I fell in love with a tanned carefree Canadian whilst travelling through Thailand. Cue an unexpected move across the world: From crowded England to a new life in rural Ontario…

I quickly realised that building a new life in Canada is a constant rollercoaster of ups and downs. Throw in a brutal Canadian winter season and you can start to feel isolated and overwhelmed. I craved a place to connect with others who were going through the same struggles as me. I wanted to hear other people’s experiences and advice so that I could be one step ahead.

So I created one! The goal of this newcomer story portal is to show that you are NOT alone.

By sharing our experiences and achievements with each other, it’s clear how much potential we have in Canada. We are a pretty inspirational bunch.

I’m so glad you’re here.

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Listen to my full story on S.1 Ep.1 of the podcast:

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