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Resources

We've compiled a list of  resources that can help prepare you for a new life in Canada and make it easy to settle.

Find newcomer services near you

Friendly and experienced settlement professionals can help you

  • look for a job
  • get a language assessment
  • register for language classes
  • find a place to live
  • sign up your kids for school
  • learn about community services

Look for jobs in Canada

Learn about job search skills, how to get a job,workplace standards and Canadian workplace culture.

Improve your English and French

Take steps to improve your French or English while you are still in your home country and as soon as you arrive in Canada.

If you already speak an official language, think about learning the other. In many parts of Canada, being able to speak both is an advantage for finding a job and taking part in your community.

Living in Canada

Learn about what it's like to live in Canada and which resources are available to you to help you settle here

Learn about Canada's Universal Healthcare System

If you’re a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you may apply for public health insurance. With it, you don’t have to pay for most health-care services.

Canada Connects

As a newcomer, Canada Connects can assist you to:

  • make connections with people in your community and build meaningful relationships
  • increase your communication skills and understanding of Canada
  • help Canadians understand the challenges newcomers may face and the contributions they make

Adapting to a new culture and country

Connecting with others in your new community is an important step in the settlement process. Making new friends and contacts will help you feel at home in Canada. It may also help you advance your professional goals by creating a network of people that can support you in your search for work. Here are some ways you can connect with people

Basic and Overlooked Tips for Newcomer Success

Don't overlook these simple basic things to help you for successful settlement

What to expect in your first few weeks in Canada

Moving to Canada is an exciting opportunity, but also a great challenge. Find what to expect in your first few weeks of coming to Canada and learn how to

  • find a place to live
  • get around your new city
  • work and go to school, and
  • connect with your community