Living abroad away from your home country can be a trying experience. It can be comforting to find ways to hold on to one’s culture in a foreign land. APNATORONTO.COM provides such resources and helpful information specifically to the Pakistani community living in or near the city of Toronto, Canada. A large portion of the site is dedicated to it’s business directory which contains hundreds of local businesses that are either owned and operated by members of the Pakistani community or directly pertain to the community. Such businesses and organizations listed on APNATORONTO are immigrations services, employment agencies, eastern cuisine restaurants, and delis with Middle Eastern specialties. Slightly separate from the business directory is a directory of Mosques, Islamic schools, Muslim cemeteries, and other religious organizations listed by area.
Among the other resources found on APNATORONTO.COM are free classifieds somewhat similar to Craigslist, a listing of Pakistani newspapers in English, Urdu, and other languages, and a way to send online greeting cards for such occasions as EID and Ramadan.
Besides keeping people in touch with their cultural identity, APNATORONTO also provides helpful information and resources for adapting to and living in Canada. For instance, access to practice quizzes are provided for such things as the Ontario G1 Driver’s test and the Canadian Citizenship Test. Also provided by the APNATORONTO.COM Development Team is an article with tips and information about the Canadian immigration interview such as what kind of questions are typically asked and what to expect during the interview process.