Do you have a dream of becoming a successful newcomer to Canada?
If you are planning to go to Canada, there are some ideal qualities you must have.
The list doesn’t meant to look like a resume, but you should seriously review the qualities, as though someone is about to make a decision that will determine your future.
In this case, whatever lies ahead of you in living a Canadian life depends on what good qualities you possess, helping you become a successful newcomer that continuously learn how to adapt to Canadian culture.
So do you have what it takes to make the elusive dream a reality?
The Top 5 Ideal Qualities of Successful Newcomer to Canada
Take a look at the ideal qualities and see how many you already have or need to develop. The following should serve as your “Highlights of Qualifications.”
1. Eager To Learn
Curious, bookworm, or adventurous. Whatever you want to call it, I cannot stress enough the importance of having the desire to learn.
In fact, before leaving one’s homeland, you should have done an extensive research on how to start a new life in Canada. And once you are here, you should crave for more. Never stop learning: read, listen, and act.
2. Desire to Explore
Part of learning is going to places you’ve never been before. Develop the habit of visiting park, event, or museum in weekends or whenever you have the time.
Such practice can help you build self-esteem and confidence through learning new things and socializing with other nationalities. This can also serve as your way of fulfilling the dream to travel, for now, start with the local tourist spots. It is a technique I’ve learned in 10 Days To Your Magic Life by Trent Hand.
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3. Open To Changes
Everything about the Canadian culture is a novelty to a newcomer: people, lifestyle, and places. Becoming open-minded and courageous in facing the influx of changes helps in transitioning to a new life.
You are different and so is the next person you will meet. There might be something common to share about or none at all; even so, there’s no reason not to get along well.
Respect towards others can go a long way. Embrace such fact and you’re stepping closer to the reality of becoming a successful newcomer to Canada.
4. Strive To Have Balance
Unwind. Treat yourself for a job well done, for trying, or even for being optimistic—things can get better. Amidst everything that you are going through, juggling school and work, or working two jobs, do not forget to have a balance lifestyle involving body, mind, and spirit.
Having a successful career, I believe is not the primary goal of an individual, happiness is. It’s not a race to win but a lifestyle to embrace wherever a newcomer finds a second home.
5. Remember To Look and Give Back
Nostalgia. Cherish the past, the moments of living in your homeland together with love ones. It is beneficial if you don’t dwell on it; instead, have a sense of patriotism—a deeper sense of origin—for the greater good of your countrymen.
Do not forget to give back.
Generosity can give you motivation to become a successful newcomer whenever you feel like things are too much to handle. Or the weather is too cold to endure.
Hang on there even when the going gets tough.
You have time and opportunity—only if you choose action more than daydreaming of an ideal life. I know well how hard it is to find yourself, the true you, the person you want to become in a foreign land.
Keep working anyway.
Improve yourself constantly and do not forget to have fun, make the most out of your learning experiences.
Do you have all the ideal qualities to become a successful newcomer to Canada? What would you like to add in the list? Share by commenting.
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jan karen paragas says
I’m here in the Philippines, working in a psychiatric hospital. I want to explore Canada and learn their culture and at the same time i want to give help and assistance to those patient who needs may help as a caregiver. How to apply there? And find an employer? Thank You
Hi Jan, you can refer to my answer to Lea.
lea amor says
I’m still studying caregiver course. I’m from the Philippines and I want to know what process I have to make to start my applications. I have an employer already. Tnx
Hi Lea. It’s great that you are researching about the process of working in Canada as a caregiver. You can start on the post about my journey as a student till I arrived in Canada. (It’s a detailed post divided in two parts. The timeline can help you follow along and plan.)
And don’t forget to subscribe and check the Caregivers in Canada page to stay updated with the latest blog post about caregiving and immigration to Canada.
Mariano Casionan says
How long should I stay here in Canada as PR before I can apply for dual citizenship?
You can head on to the post Are You Qualified for Canadian Citizenship? to learn about the requirements, qualifications, and process in applying for citizenship.