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Settling In Canada

To settle in Canada confidently will require you to prepare and research. Because when you have the right information, you’ll be certain about your settlement:

 

  • options
  • decisions, and
  • plans.

From choosing a city to getting your driver’s license, we have the resources that you need. As well, to help you settle easily, we’ll give you tools before and after you arrive in Canada!

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Embracing newcomers is a major part of Canada’s social fabric. And Canada continues to be a leading choice to settle for people from around the world!

 

You have chosen Canada as the country to build and achieve your dreams! And we know it takes courage and confidence to move to a new country, with much to consider. Of course, you’re excited about your journey to Canada. Still, there is a great deal to know and do even before you arrive.

 

However, with sound research, you can make the best decisions about settling in Canada.

 

We’ll provide you with the information and resources to:

  • research
  • integrate, and
  • adapt to life in Canada!

Whether you’re considering how to immigrate to Canada, or ready to move, we’ll help you along your exciting journey!

 

Access Services to Help You Settle in Canada

Learn about pre- and post-arrival support services to settle in Canada with ease.

Settlement agencies provide many services to help newcomers adapt to life in Canada. Importantly, you can get these services both before and after you arrive in Canada.  And we can connect you to these agencies.

It can be stressful when you arrive in a new country and settlement services can help to reduce your stress.

Many newcomers are unaware that these free services even exist. Settlement agencies are funded by the Canadian government so they are available at no cost to you!

 

What services do settlement agencies provide?

Settlement agencies provide a wide range of services. For example, some services include:

 

Help to find a job:

 

They have resources to help you find work and continue your career in Canada. They can help you start your job search and point you in the right direction.

 

Support to get your credentials recognized:

 

Finding a job is key to your financial wellbeing in Canada. Settlement agencies can help you to understand the professional standards for your profession or trade in Canada. As well, they can help you to get more training if required.

 

Information and referrals:

 

If the settlement agency doesn’t have the answer to your important questions they can refer you to other people or resources.

 

Language training:

 

Enhancing your language skills can take your success to the next level. And your strong language ability has benefits for many aspects of life in Canada! From improving your workplace language skills to speaking with your child’s teacher, you’ll be confident!

As you’ll see, settlement agencies can provide you with many services to help you settle in Canada successfully.

Watch Now: Learn about Next Stop Canada services!

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Choose a City to Settle in Canada

Research cities in Canada to select the city that’s right for you and your family!

Canada is a large country with ten provinces and three territories.

To get a sense of its size, Canada is divided into five regions and crosses six time zones!

  1. The Atlantic Provinces
  2. Central Canada
  3. The Prairie Provinces
  4. The Northern Territories
  5. The West Coast.

Check out this map to see all provinces, territories, and capital cities.

Some of the largest cities in Canada are Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary. And there are many other great cities to settle in. Each city offers its own unique:

  • flavour
  • culture
  • social
  • economic, and
  • demographic characteristics.

So our Choosing a City E-books will help you to research and select the city that’s right for your needs.

For example, do you prefer a large, vibrant city, or the benefits of a small city? Whatever you prefer, it’s helpful to identify what’s important to you and your family.

Join this information filled webinar to learn what Fredericton offers newcomers!

In addition, you’ll also receive helpful resources to search for housing. For this reason, this is a must-attend webinar especially if you’re moving to Canada within six months!

To learn more about life in Canada, select a city:

Find Housing

Find the information you need to secure housing that is affordable, comfortable, convenient, and right for you.

Finding short-term accommodation before you arrive in Canada is vital. So it’s best to secure housing several weeks before you arrive in Canada. And, short-term housing will allow you to get your bearings while you conduct other activities to help you settle in Canada.

You’ll also find helpful information about renting a home in Canada, and what to consider when you choose a neighbourhood.

Or attend our Renting Your First Home in Canada webinar. In this free webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • search for rental housing
  • find the best location, and
  • rent housing without a Canadian credit history.

You’ll also receive helpful resources to search for housing.

This is a must-attend webinar if you’re moving to Canada within six months!  

Access Healthcare

Obtain information to protect the health and wellbeing of you and your family.

Getting a health card is one of the first steps to take when you arrive in Canada.

With your health card, you’ll get many health care services. But without a health card, you’ll have to pay for medical expenses out of your own pocket. So not only will you have access to one of the best healthcare systems in the world, but your health card will:

  • cover services like hospital visits and treatments
  • reduce expenses, and
  • provide peace of mind if you are sick or in an accident.


So read more now about when and how to apply for health care coverage.  You can also learn how to find a doctor or dentist in our Choosing a City ebooks.

Download our free e-book to learn what medical documents you need to bring to Canada!

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Learn about the Education System to Help Your Children Settle in Canada

The Canadian education system can meet your family’s learning needs from kindergarten to post-secondary education.

When you move to Canada, you will provide your children with access to high-quality education to excel and prosper.

Also, you’ll have to enroll your children in school as soon as you arrive. Read more now and get an overview of the Canadian education system.

Settlement agencies can also help you register your children for:

  • pre-school (daycare)
  • kindergarten
  • elementary (primary), and
  • secondary school.

Gather Information about Driving in Canada

Become familiar with the essentials of driving in Canada to increase your safety.

We know driving in a new country can be stressful. With this in mind, we want you to know the essentials of driving in Canada. So, start here if you want information about:

For more information about settling in Canada, click here to find:

  • webinars
  • learning videos
  • online settlement fairs, and more!

 

 

So with your excitement and our tools, you’ll settle in Canada with ease. Most importantly, you’ll be confident about your options, decisions, and plans to settle in Canada!