Start your life in Canada

Moving to Canada is an exciting opportunity but also a great challenge. You need to know what documents to bring, what to expect in the first few days and weeks, how to find a place to live and much more. Find out how to get the help you need to settle in Canada and learn all about living in Canada.

Get to know Canada

Canada may be very different from your home country, which means there is a great deal to learn about and explore before you arrive here.

Get health care

All Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible for health insurance in Canada.

Find a place to live

Your first decision when you are looking for a place to live is whether to rent or buy a house or apartment. Find out more about finding a place to live.

Plan your finances

Make sure to plan your finances and learn about sales tax, income tax, banking, budgeting and more.

Enrol your children in school

In Canada, the government provides an education for every child free of charge. Public education is paid for through taxes and is administered by the provinces and territories in cooperation with local school boards.

Choose your transportation

There are many transportation options available. Find out more about cars, public transportation, buses and trains.

Learn Canada’s official languages

Speaking either English or French can help you to adapt to life in Canada by making it easier to get a job, communicate with Canadians and talk with your children in the language they learn at school.

Make community connections

Connecting with people in your community will help you adjust to your new home.

Celebrate being Canadian

Canadians are proud of their citizenship. We value the rights and freedoms and accept the responsibilities that this status gives us.

Welcome to Canada

Welcome to Canada
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