Newcomer Newsletter

Welcome! 

This newsletter is designed to make sure that newcomers to New Brunswick can stay informed of all the latest news, advice, immigration issues, and support that they may need.

Join Imagine NB

We’re delighted to announce that the Imagine NB program will be continuing, and we’re looking for a fresh group of young future leaders!

Imagine NB is an intercultural youth program designed to take the participants’ unique and diverse leadership to the next level. Held over a 1-year period (following the school calendar), the youth participants gather for a series of bilingual overnight weekend retreats.

If you’re interested, stay tuned to the NBMC Facebook page for the official launch and invitation to apply. Those interested can check out the details here.

Help Thank Essential Workers

The Union of Youth Newcomers is looking for 10 youth to take part in the Union of Newcomer Youth Video Project. This video will allow youth to show their appreciation to our essential workers during the pandemic.

We are looking for 10 different languages to represent. The initiative is a collaboration between EQUITAS, NBMC and Union of Newcomer Youth. For more information, please communicate with Omar Morad at omarmurad821@gmail.com.

Financial Support for International Students

International students should check out this newsletter for all the support available, including the Emergency Bridging Fund for Vulnerable Post-Secondary Students.

Health Care Workers Needed!

The New Brunswick Department of Health is reaching out to the clients of the multicultural associations to find workers in the health field. In particular, they are looking for personal care attendants in nursing homes and adult residential facilities across the province.

If you have skills, relevant experience, or training in this field, click here to find out how your support could potentially help deal with and stem the tide of COVID-19

Medical Assessment & Virtual Visits

The government has created this guide for assessing your symptoms. If you have any of these symptoms, call 811. Please do not visit a hospital, physician’s office, lab or healthcare facility without calling first.

If you do need to book a medical appointment for any other reason, since we can’t get to see our doctors in person, the government has set up this site to book for virtual meetings with medical professionals.

Finances

There’s been a lot of financial news, including new summer working hours for students, emergency support for workers and businesses, refugee loan payment suspension, and moves by Canada’s biggest banks to give their clients some relief. Check out all the details here!

Mental Health

Cancelled schools, family stress, and being cut off from their friends and social activities have all made this an incredibly difficult time for youth. Designed specifically for youth, this PowerPoint PowerPoint has a wealth of ideas for coping with the effects on mental health.

 

Staying Safe

Check out the four main things that are vital during this time to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Immigration Status

Many newcomers who are working here on temporary work visas are obviously worried about how the current situation might impact their immigration status, so click here for the official word from the New Brunswick government!

Local Connections

If you’re looking to get support from your local immigrant settlement agency, or to get connected with all their news, then check out this map to find the agency in your area that can help.

If you have symptoms:

  • You can contact your primary care provider (doctor or nurse practitioner) or call 811.
  • Please do not visit a hospital, physician’s office, lab or healthcare facility without calling first.
  • If you work as a healthcare professional, such as physician, nurse practitioner, nurse, pharmacist/technician, Ambulance NB, Extra Mural program, first responder or related dispatcher, staff in hospitals, nursing homes, and other institutional or group living settings providing direct patient care/contact please self-isolate and call 1-833-475-0724.
  • If you are having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms, call 911 immediately and advise them of your symptoms.