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Check out our weekly livestreams on Mondays and Thursdays and start improving your English right away. Participate live on YouTube or Facebook, or watch the recordings.

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LEARN CANADIAN ENGLISH - Mondays and Thursdays at 11:00am (Atlantic)

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We provide one-on-one English tutoring and small group classes with professional instructors for a fee. We work with our students to build a learning program to fit their needs.

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Halifax Newcomer Tour - Group Photo in the Public Gardens

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Come along on our fun, free walking tour of downtown Halifax. Get information about Halifax’s history and culture. Check out cool places, get settlement tips, and make new friends.


Hear the best settlement tips from the experts

Check out our weekly Settle in Canada Livestreams. Get info and tips from knowledgeable speakers, and start building your Canadian network.

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SETTLE IN CANADA LIVESTREAMS - Wednesdays at 6:30pm (Atlantic)

About Us

Ian Shepherd

Hi, I’m Ian Shepherd. I’m the founder of Right Start Newcomer Services. I started this business to help newcomers across Canada learn English and get the information they need for success. We are located in Kjipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki (Halifax, Nova Scotia). 

I have been an English instructor, curriculum developer, teacher trainer, and orientation coordinator in the Canadian settlement sector for over 10 years. During my career, I have helped thousands of newcomers improve their English and get settled.

I can’t wait to meet you and help you get the Right Start in Canada!

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