Canadian Newcomer expands, reboots

The magazine targeting newcomers to Ontario with immigration-related info and resources is pushing out more copies and hosting a newly improved online info hub.

Canadian Newcomer Magazine has bumped up its print distribution and launched a new and improved website this month. The bi-monthly now covers all of Ontario, with new distribution points in Ottawa, Kingston, Peterborough, Sudbury, Barrie and Thunder Bay. The pub’s 19th issue increases the print run to 63,000 to meet demand in the new regions – up from the inaugural 10,000 copies sent out in the Greater Toronto Area when the mag launched four years ago.

‘With an estimated three readers per copy, we are now reaching and helping almost 200,000 newcomers with each issue,’ says Dale Sproule, CNMag‘s editor and publisher. ‘The vast majority of new immigrants to Ontario encounter Canadian Newcomer Magazine at some point during their settlement and integration process and discover that our ‘how-to’ approach helps them integrate more quickly and easily.’ has been updated to serve as a tool for people considering immigrating to Canada – including about 600 archived articles in English and French and downloadable directories of immigration-serving agencies. The site averages more than 300 visitors around the world each month, or over 100,000 per year outside of the mag’s distribution area. The magazine was hosted by until an independent site was launched last year.

CNMag is distributed at Toronto’s Pearson Airport port of entry, in public libraries and on free magazine distribution stands. The magazine is also available through service providers such as settlement agencies, COSTI, Woodgreen and Job Skills; English as a Second Language (ESL) providers (including the Toronto District School Board); and employment programs like Skills for Change and ACCES Employment Services.