Prepare for life in Canada

Finding a job, getting your credentials assessed, learning English and French, and what to expect when you get to Canada, financially, socially and culturally.

Prepare to work

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

Get your credentials assessed

How to get your education, work experience or professional credentials assessed if you are immigrating through Express Entry, working in a specific profession or trade, or studying

Prepare financially

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

Choose a city

List of large, medium and small cities in Canada including francophone communities and rural areas

Learn English and French

Improving language skills for work, registering for language classes and language tests

Get to know Canada

Information about weather, laws, human rights, provinces and territories, family law and your rights and duties in Canada

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

Bring the right documents

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

Get help living in Canada

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

Living in Canada tool

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

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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