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My First Days
My First Days: A Guide to Your First Two Weeks in Ontario
Learn more about day to day life and communities in Ontario.
Prepare for Canada before you arrive with these helpful guides.
Plan your career and discover alternative jobs in your field.
In Your Language
Find useful information translated into your language.
Share and ask questions about settling in Canada from other users.
Top 10 Articles for your First Days in Ontario
Read these top 10 articles for your first days in 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Settlement.Org has information in more than 30 languages. You can choose your language to see what is available.
You can ask questions and share your landing experience at a Canadian Port of Entry with other users.
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.
Watch All Videos
Watch All CIC Videos
Top 10 Articles for Your First Days in Ontario
What documents should I bring with me when landing in Canada as a new immigrant?
I am immigrating to Canada. How do I bring my belongings with me?
How can I find a family doctor?
How do I create a Canadian-style résumé?
How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Ontario?
How do I get a Social Insurance Number (SIN)?
How can I get an Ontario driver's licence?
How do I apply for a Health (OHIP) Card?
How do I bring money into Canada (proof of funds)?
Newcomers’ Guides to Education