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.
Weather, laws, human rights, provinces and territories, family law and your rights and duties in Canada
Provincial and territorial ministries of health, how to get a health card, health insurance and health coverage for protected people and refugees
Temporary housing, types of housing, renting and buying a home, basic services and furnishing your home
Canadian currency, exchanging foreign money, cost of living, tipping, banks, taxes and preventing fraud
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
Language skills for work and how to register for language classes and language tests
Immigrant-serving organizations, volunteering, community centres, sports teams, social clubs, and places of worship
Citizenship activities, multiculturalism, contests and awards
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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