Start your life in Canada
Learn about living in Canada and find out how to get the help you need to settle.
Services and information
Weather, laws, human rights, provinces and territories, family law and your rights and duties in Canada
Health care, extra health insurance, health cards, waiting periods and coverage for protected people and refugees
Temporary housing, types of housing, renting and buying a home, basic services and furnishing your home
Canadian currency, exchanging foreign money, cost of living, tipping, banks, taxes and preventing fraud
Education ministries, types of schools, classrooms, registering your children, adjusting to school, getting involved, adult education and post-secondary schools
Traveling between cities, getting around cities and towns and road safety
Improve your language skills for work and how to register for language classes and language tests
Immigrant-serving organizations, volunteering, community centres, sports teams, social clubs and places of worship
Citizenship activities, multiculturalism, contests and awards
In-person and online services, finding a job, settlement and languages
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Educational Credential Assessments, regulated and non-regulated jobs and agencies that can assess you
Living in Canada
Learn about what it's like to live in Canada and the resources available to help you get settled.
Welcome to Canada
Find out what to expect in your first few weeks of life in Canada including how to find a place to live, work, go to school and connect with your community.
Before you arrive
Find out what you can bring to Canada when you cross the border.
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