Want to move to Canada? What the Canadian Government Wants you to Know

Moving to Canada

Moving to Canada and starting a whole new life can be an exciting opportunity, but at VisaPlace, we know there are also plenty of challenges involved. Many of our clients come to us with questions about what to expect when moving to Canada, in terms of culture, Canadian laws and how to interact with their new communities.

If you’re worried about any of these things, don’t be – that’s exactly why Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) have provided an insightful guide, entitled ‘Welcome to Canada: What you should know’.

Helpful Information

If you’re moving to Canada in the near future, reading this guide will help you better prepare for the change in lifestyle moving to a new country will bring. You’ll learn just what to expect within your first few weeks of living there, as well as how to:

  • Find somewhere to live
  • Travel around your chosen city
  • Go to work or school
  • Get involved with your local community

There’s also information on the basics such as Canadian laws, healthcare, and what you can do to get help when settling in the country.

Basic Advice You’ll Need

Looking at this guide, a lot of the sections provide helpful and practical advice about how best to integrate into Canadian society. For example, let’s take a look at the section about the importance of language skills.

An excerpt from the guide reads:

“Newcomers come to Canada with different levels of French or English. Some are beginners in both languages and others speak them both very well. Many are in between and would benefit from further language training. It takes time, energy and commitment to improve your language skills, but the rewards are worth the effort.

If you do not already speak one of Canada’s official languages at an advanced level, we encourage you to take steps to improve your French or English as soon as you arrive in Canada.

If you already speak one of Canada’s two official languages at a high level, you should consider making an effort to learn the other one. In many parts of Canada, the ability to speak both English and French is a major asset for finding a good job and participating fully in all aspects of society.” 

How to Get Your Copy

We highly recommend using this guide as your primary reference when getting to grips with your new surroundings. There are three ways you can read Welcome to Canada. Choose the best option for you from the list below:

Because the guide is available electronically, you will have the option to store it on your tablet or mobile device. The benefit of this is that you’ll always have it in-hand for advice should you ever need it.

Are You Interested in Moving to Canada?

The first step towards moving to Canada is to get an assessment of your specific situation. All you need to do is use our free online immigration assessment form here or contact us here. Once you fill out that form, we will get back to you (within 24 hours) to discuss whether you’re eligible to move to Canada.

Has this guide been particularly helpful? Let us know in the comments section below.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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