I look forward to where to take your Tau army :3 Tau was my first all those years ago, and the powerful Pulse Rifle is a staple that should always be used in a Tau list.
Once you have had a good read through of the codex and rulebook, and have also had a few games, pop on over to the Army List board linked by Mabbz, and I'm sure we can help craft a well balanced Tau list alongside you.
And while you're modeling and painting, keep your camera handy, and post your progress in the Project Log
board. Unless your pictures are massive, you can use the img code to have the image displayed on the forum fully, like this:
Your image is pretty big though, so slot in width=600 to make the picture better without you having to resize it. Like so:
To my memory, you're currently the only active member from Canada. Spread our name around, and you'll be able to talk shop with people closer to home easily