Start your life in Canada

Moving to Canada is an exciting opportunity but also a great challenge. Find out how to get the help you need to settle in Canada and learn all about living in Canada.

Get to know Canada

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

Health care

Provincial and territorial ministries of health, how to get a health card, health insurance and health coverage for protected people and refugees

Find a place to live

Temporary housing, types of housing, renting and buying a home, basic services and furnishing your home

Plan your finances

Canadian currency, exchanging foreign money, cost of living, tipping, banks, taxes and preventing fraud

Enrol your children in school

Education ministries, types of schools, classrooms, registering your children, adjusting to school and getting involved


Traveling between cities, getting around cities and towns and getting a driver's license

Improve your English and French

Improve your language skills for work and how to register for language classes and language tests

Connect with people in your community

Immigrant-serving organizations, volunteering, community centres, sports teams, social clubs and places of worship

Celebrate being Canadian

Citizenship activities, multiculturalism, contests and awards

Get help before arriving in Canada

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

Get your credentials assessed

Educational Credential Assessments, regulated and non-regulated occupations and assessment agencies

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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