Prepare for life in Canada

Get prepared for life in Canada. Find a job, get your credentials assessed, improve your English and French, and find out what to expect when you get to Canada—financially, socially and culturally.


Services and information

Prepare to work

How to get your credentials assessed, improve your language skills for work and get help finding a job

Get to know Canada

Weather, laws, human rights, provinces and territories, family law and your rights and duties in Canada

Get your credentials assessed

How to get your education, work experience or professional credentials assessed

Bring the right documents

Health and travel documents, customs declaration and disclosing funds to cross the border into Canada

Learn English and French

Improving language skills for work, language classes and language tests

Learn what you can bring to Canada

What you can bring and what you will have to pay duty on when you cross the border into Canada

Prepare financially

Cost of living, sales tax and how to plan your household expenses

Get help before arriving in Canada

In-person and online services, finding a job, settlement and languages

Welcome to Canada: Publications for newcomers

Find out what to expect in your first few weeks in Canada

Choose a city

Large, medium and small cities in Canada, francophone communities and rural areas


Before You Arrive in Canada

Find out what you can bring to Canada when you cross the border.

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