My First Days

My First Days: A Guide to Your First Two Weeks in Ontario

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  • About Ontario
  • Learn more about day to day life and communities in Ontario.
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  • Prepare for Canada before you arrive with these helpful guides.
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  • Plan your career and discover alternative jobs in your field.
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  • Find useful information translated into your language.
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  • Share and ask questions about settling in Canada from other users.
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About Ontario

  • First Days Guide

    The "First Days Guide" has useful information for your first 2 weeks in Ontario. It is available in French and English.
  • Ontario Day to Day

    Ontario Day to Day is a resource to help newcomers settle in Ontario. This resource includes a workbook, a quiz and a video in more than 10 languages.
  • Community Profiles

    Find information about different regions of Ontario before you arrive. This will help when you make your decision where to settle in Ontario and to find community services.

About Canada

  • Welcome to Canada

    The "Welcome to Canada" guide has useful information for your first few weeks in Canada. It is available in PDF, eBook or you can order a print copy. This guide is from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
  • Living in Canada

    Living in Canada is a tool to help newcomers settle into their new Canadian lives. This tool includes a few simple questions to help personalize the information given. This tool is from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
  • Before you Arrive in Canada

    This video can help you get ready before you arrive in Canada. It will explain some things you should do before you leave your country. This video is from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

Employment

  • Alternative Jobs

    If you are an internationally educated professional in a regulated profession you might want to work in a non-regulated job in your field. It can take some time to get a licence to work in Ontario.
  • Career Maps

    If you are an internationally educated professionals in Ontario, these maps can with accurate and up-to-date information about the licensing/certification process in some occupational fields.

In Your Language

  • In My Language

    This website has settlement information in 11 languages to help you settle in Ontario.
  • Translated Information

    Settlement.Org has information in more than 30 languages. You can choose your language to see what is available.

Discussion Forum

  • Landing Stories

    You can ask questions and share your landing experience at a Canadian Port of Entry with other users.
  • Employment Topics

    You can share information and ask questions about finding a job and share information about regulated and unregulated professions or trades in Ontario.
  • Finding a Home

    You can share information about landlord and tenant rights and ask questions about buying or renting a home, and where to get help.