Start your life in Canada

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

Health care
Health care, extra health insurance, health cards, waiting periods and 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 in school
Education ministries, types of schools, classrooms, registering your children, adjusting to school, getting involved, adult education and post-secondary schools

Get a driver's licence
Traveling between cities, getting around cities and towns and road safety

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