inbox

Get information that is essential for all newcomers to Canada

Subscribe! Subscribe

SETTLING IN CANADA

Get essential information to build

your new life in Canada!

SETTLING IN CANADA

Get essential information to build your new life in Canada!

WEBINARS

SETTLEMENT SERVICES

VIDEOS

CHOOSING A CITY

TOOLS

BLOG

FREE WEBINARS

Access Expertise & Insights

Join our free webinars and gain access to experts from the immigration field, government services, municipalities, and more. You’ll gain an up-close look at what to expect when moving to Canada and connect with newcomer services and resources. Fueled with this information, you’ll be on your way to settling in Canada with confidence, ease, and excitement!

Webinar, Canadian Job Market During COVID-19

Canadian Immigration And Coronavirus: What You Need To Know

Immigration remains an important priority for Canada. However, in response to COVID-19, some immigration procedures have changed. In this informative webinar, you learn about special measures, travel restrictions, and how to apply for permanent residence.
Discover Fredericton

Discover Fredericton: The City Of The Future

Find out why Fredericton was named one of the world’s top seven most intelligent cities and learn what the city offers to newcomers. In this webinar, you’ll hear from city representatives about how this charming city provides a balanced lifestyle, affordable housing, and newcomer support. Join this webinar and discover Fredericton!
Pre-Arrival Settlement Services

Next Stop Canada: Pre-Arrival Settlement Services

No matter where you settle in Canada, Next Stop Canada can connect you with free newcomer services and resources all across Canada. You’ll get access to unique services and one-to-one support with specialists to guide you with your settlement decisions. Join our webinar to learn how Next Stop Canada can help you settle in Canada.
Canada Immigration Process

Understanding The Canada Immigration Process

If you’re considering moving to Canada this webinar will help you understand what’s required to immigrate to Canada. You’ll hear from a leading immigration lawyer who can explain the application process and provide tips to help you prepare.
Settlement services in Canada

SETTLEMENT SERVICES

Adapt To Life In Canada

Settlement agencies provide free services and programs to help you and your family adapt to life in Canada. These services can help you with important settlement needs that are essential to building a solid foundation in Canada. Many agencies offer online pre-arrival and post-arrival services and can answer all of your settlement questions.

Register with us to learn about the benefits of settlement services.

VIDEOS

Learn About Life In Canada

Hear from settlement agencies and other service providers about how you can prepare for life in Canada. You’ll learn about important things you can do to build your life in Canada. Settlement services can help you with a wide range of needs such as finding housing, enrolling your children in school, getting health care, and searching for employment. These services are convenient, beneficial, and free.

Next Stop Rizza

 NEXT STOP CANADA

Next Stop Canada Helps You Succeed

Get an overview of community services available to newcomers and find out how to get one-to-one settlement counselling.

Sopa

SOPA

Accelerate Your Job Search with SOPA

Learn about online employment services available for newcomers and find out how to get one-to-one job counselling.

CHOOSING A CITY E-BOOKS

Research Canadian Cities

Our Choosing a City e-books will provide you with vital information about life in cities all across Canada. You can select from over 20 cities to learn about the economy, housing, medical services, schools, transportation, culture, and much more. This is a great way to research, compare, and narrow your destination city options.

Fredericton E-book
Toronto E-book
Vancouver
Calgary E-book
FIND YOUR CITY

TOOLS AND RESOURCES

Get access to tools and resources to make your move to Canada as smooth as possible.

Get the tools you need today!

Your First Steps in Canada: 8 Essential Checklists

Prepare for a smooth and successful move to Canada with our essential checklists. This information will help you identify the important documents you need, save time and money, and reduce stress when moving to Canada.

YOUR FUTURE STARTS HERE!

Take advantage of our free services to be prepared, informed, and confident about your move to Canada.

BLOG

Read about Life in Canada

Get the helpful information you need before and after you arrive in Canada. We’ll provide you with guidance, resources, and tools required to build your life in Canada. Whether you’re searching for information about choosing a city, finding housing, getting medical care, or understanding Canada’s education system, we’ve got you covered.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many days does it take to acquire the permanent resident card?

When you land in Canada, you will be given an envelope with your Permanent Resident (PR) card application form. Complete the form and mail it as soon as possible. Generally, it can take approximately 60 calendar days to get your PR card. However, due to COVID-19 normal processing times have changed. As a result, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (RCC) are unable to provide precise processing times.

What is the process to enroll my children in school?

Enrolling children to school. Your child’s school will be determined by your residence address. The school will usually be close to the residence.

You will need to provide all of the following information to register your child for school:

  • Proof of your child’s age – A birth certificate or passport.
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292) or Record of Landing (IMM 1000)
  • Immunization record – Proof that your son or daughter has been immunized.
  • Proof of address – A copy of a bank statement, telephone or electrical bill or apartment lease with your name and address.

In some school boards, newcomer students go to an assessment or reception centre where their mathematics and English language skills are tested.

If you have your child’s previous report card or textbook or any other school information that might be helpful, bring it to the centre.

That information is then sent to the student’s school to help teachers understand what he or she has already learned. If you have your child’s previous report card or textbook or any other school information that might be helpful, please bring it to the centre.

What must I prepare for while moving to Canada in terms of cultural adjustments and lifestyle?

Some immigrants may have difficulty in adapting to Canada’s Westernized ways, which promote individual freedoms over collective responsibilities. Individuals — both men and women — have the right to choose their careers, spouses and other life choices.

While Canada promotes multiculturalism, and respects immigrants’ rights to practice their own culture, religion and language, repeated studies have shown that Canadians want immigrants to also adapt to Western ways, from learning the primary language (e.g., English) to allowing freedom of choice for women and adult children.

Once you have landed, you will quickly adapt to the new country and will learn and adapt to its ways. Keep an open mind and you will be surprised how easy it will be to adapt.

BUILD YOUR FOUNDATION FOR LIFE IN CANADA

It all starts here. We’ll provide you with essential information to help you successfully prepare and adapt to life in Canada.