If you are interested in immigrating, watch this video series to help you navigate your way before arriving and during your first weeks in Canada. The videos include tips on translating personal identification to obtaining a Social Insurance Number.
If you are planning to immigrate, visit or study in Canada you can also refer to the Government of Canada’s Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. This website provides the most up-to-date information on all legal requirements by the Government of Canada.
In addition, IRCC offers “Welcome to Canada,” the official handbook to assist you in preparing to come to Canada and to help you navigate your way during the first months in this country. The handbook is available in PDF, ebook and in print by order.
Along with the welcome guide, the federal government offers an online tool called the Come to Canada Wizard to help you devise a customized settlement plan once you arrive in Canada.
In addition to this plan, you will also want to consider language learning options. The Language Training for Canada video is intended to raise newcomer awareness on the importance of official language skills for settlement in Canada.
If you are on the road to Canadian citizenship, IRCC offers a helpful resource page to determine your eligibility and provide a complete study guide.
A guide book for Newcomers is also available for internationally trained individuals who are considering moving to Canada or who have recently arrived. This workbook will allow you to obtain the greatest benefit from your experience and education.
You can also watch this promotional video showcasing the International Qualifications Network, or IQN. The video demonstrates how the IQN has successfully addressed the need for a centralized tool to promote and support the sharing of information related to the recognition and assessment of international qualifications in Canada.